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Calm The Fire bass

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Alter Bridge - "Calm the Fire"
Tuning: 5 String Bass, flat 1 fret
Tabbed by: jjhand

This song has some fast picking on some notes but is an easier bass part than 
most other songs on the Fortress album. Please rate or comment.

Pre-Verse - part 1
Gb|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Db|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Ab|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Eb|---------|--8-------|--5------|----------|
Bb|--5------|----------|---------|--5-------|

part 2 - play each note as sixteenths (# play note 16x per bar)
Gb|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Db|---------|----------|---------|----------| 
Ab|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Eb|---------|--8#------|--5#-----|----------|  played 2x 
Bb|--5#-----|----------|---------|--5#------|


Verse - play as sixteenths again
Gb|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Db|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Ab|---------|----------|---------|--7#------|
Eb|---------|----------|--5#-----|----------|  played 2x  
Bb|--5#-----|--2#------|---------|----------|

PreChorus
Gb|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
Db|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
Ab|------------|-----5------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
Eb|-5---7------|-8----------|------------|-----5------|------------|----------|
Bb|------------|------------|-5---7------|-8----------|-3---5------|-7---8----|

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|
Eb|-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-0s--------------|


Chorus
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|-----------------|

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4---------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|---------5-5-3---|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|-----------------|

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-4------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|--------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|--------------|


Repeat Preverse part 1 & 2 once before verse 2

Play Verse again

Play PreChorus & Chorus Again


Bridge - start playing 16ths on # notes
Gb|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Db|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Ab|-7----------|-6------10\--|-5------10\--|-4-----------|
Eb|------------|-------------|-------------|---------3\--|
Bb|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Gb|------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Db|------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Ab|------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Eb|-0-------2--|-------------|-------------|------------|
Bb|------------|-4-------7\--|-3-------7\--|-2----------|

Gb|-------------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Db|-------------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-|-6#----------|-5#----------|-4#---------|
Eb|-0s-0s-0-----------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Bb|-------------------|-------------|-------------|------------|

Gb|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Db|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Ab|-------------|-6#----------|-5#----------|-4#---------|
Eb|-0#----------|-------------|-------------|------------|
Bb|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|


Play Prechorus and Chorus Again



Ending - # are played as 16ths 
Gb|---------|----------|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Db|---------|----------|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Ab|---------|----------|---------|----------|---------|----------|
Eb|---------|--8#------|--5#-----|----------|---------|--8#------|
Bb|--5#-----|----------|---------|--5#------|--5#-----|----------|

Gb|---------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
Db|---------|------------|------------|-7--5--4----|----------|
Ab|---------|------------|-5--3--2----|------------|----------|
Eb|--5#-----|-5--4--2----|------------|------------|-0--------|
Bb|---------|------------|------------|------------|----------|



************************************
KEY

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| #   play note 16x over 4 beats
| s   staccato note (play briefly, then mute)
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release

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