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Initial version of song :). Was this info helpful? Yes No
Title: Show Me A Leader
Artist: Alter Bridge
Album: The Last Hero (2016)
Author: jjhand
Tuning - Guitar 1 - Eb Standard
         Guitar 2 - 7 string Ab Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 

Mark Tremonti shows off his new PRS 7 string for this music video so I arranged 
one part for 7 string. The song has some great leads, rhythm syncopation and a 
captivating intro. Please rate and comment.

Intro

    Guitar 1
Eb|-------7-----------7-----8--7------|-------------------------12---13-12-10----0--|
Bb|----9-----------9--------------9---|----10-12-10-13-12-10------------------12----|
Gb|-9-----------9--------9------------|-10-------------------10---------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2, with tremelo effect
Eb|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7---------------------------------|-8--------------------/12--------------------|


Eb|-------0-----5-----------------0-----5-----------|-------0--0--------0--0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
Bb|----7--------------7--------7--------------7-----|----7-----------7--------5-----3-----1-----0-----|
Gb|-8--------8-----8-----8--8--------8-----8-----8--|-9-----------9-----------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
  |
  |
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------5----4------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-6-----------------------9-----------------------|-7-----------------------7-----5-----------------|



Intro repeats similarly - 

Guitar 1 - Repeat Guitar 2 part from above
E|-------7-----------7-----8--7------|-------------------------12----13-12h13p12-10----0--|
B|----9-----------9--------------9---|----10-12-10-13-12-10-------------------------12----|
G|-9-----------9--------9------------|-10-------------------10----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|


E|----------0-----5--------------0-----5-----------|-------0--0--------0--0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
B|----7--------------7--------7--------------7-----|----7-----------7--------5-----3-----1-----0-----|
G|-8-----8-----8--------8--8--------8-----8-----8--|-9-----------9-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|





Intro Part 2 - Loud Distortion
    Guitar 1
Eb|-------------16TP---------|-17TP----------20TP------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|-17TP---------------------|-------------------------------|-16TP-----------19TP-----------|
Gb|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|-2------2------2--2--2--2-|-3--------3--------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|-2------2------2--2--2--2-|-3--------3----7---5---3---2---|-------------------------------|
Eb|-0--0-0-0------0--0--0--0-|-1----1-1-1----5---3---1---0---|-2--------2---------2--2--2--2-|
Ab|--------------------------|-------------------------------|-2----2-2-2---------2--2--2--2-|

    Guitar 1 - TP all notes
Eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-17-----------17--15--13--12---|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-2---------2----2--------------|
Eb|-0----0-0--0----0---5---3---2--|
Ab|--------------------5---3---2--|



Intro Part 3 (0:48)
    Guitar 1
Eb|-----------------------------------|----------13~~~~~---------------|
Bb|------------------------12-b13-b13-|-b13----------------------------|
Gb|-14~~----------------14------------|-----14p10----------------------|
Db|------------------14---------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-2---2-2-------5--5--4--4--2--2--x-|--------------------------------|
Db|-2---2-2-------5--5--4--4--2--2--x-|-3---3-3------------------------|
Ab|-0---0-0-------3--3--2--2--0--0--x-|-3---3-3------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|-1---1-1-------5--5--3--3--1--1-|
Ab|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    Guitar 1
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|-----12-12~~~~~-----------------|----12-12~~~~~------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|-13--------------------------13-|-14---------------------x\------|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|---------0----------------------|-------0------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|---------2----------------------|-2---2-2--------2---------------|
Eb|-2----2--2----------2--2--2--2--|-0---0-0--------0---5---3---2---|
Ab|-2----2--2----------2--2--2--2--|--------------------5---3---2---|


    Guitar 1
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|-14TP_______________--15TP-17TP-|-17b18TP--------/22~~~~~~~~-----|
Gb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-2---2-2-------5--4--4--2--2--x-|--------------------------------|
Db|-2---2-2-------5--4--4--2--2--x-|-3---3-3------------------------|
Ab|-0---0-0-------3--2--2--0--0--x-|-3---3-3------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|-1---1-1-------5--5--3--3--1--1-|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

    Guitar 1
Eb|------19-19~~~~~----------------|-----19-19b20r19b20r19~~--------|-17~~~--|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------|
Gb|-20-------------------------20--|-21-------------------------21--|--------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------|
  |
  | Guitar 2
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|---------0----------------------|-------0------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|---------2----------------------|-2---2-2--------2---------------|
Eb|-2----2--2----------2--2--2--2--|-0---0-0--------0---5---3---2---|
Ab|-2----2--2----------2--2--2--2--|--------------------5---3---2---| to main riff



Main Riff intro - 7 string

Eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
Ab|-10h12-0-0-0-0-10h12-0-0-0-0-10h12-0-0-| play 4x


Main Riff - ignore spacing, all notes are 16ths      play 2x
Eb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Ab|-10h12-0-0-0-0-10h12-0-0-0-0-10h12-0-0|-14h15-0-0-0-0-14h15-0-0-0-0-14h15-0-0|

Eb|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Ab|-7h8-0-0-0-0-7h8-0-0-0-0-7h8-0-0-|-3h5-0-0-0-0-3h5-0-0-0-0-10-10-10-10|


Main Riff 6 string part - played similarly 2x
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|--14TP--------------------------|--17TP--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|--12TP--------------------------|--15TP--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--18TP--------------------------|--15TP--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db|--15TP--------------------------|--12TP--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Verse - same PM pattern after each hammer-on       play 4x 
    Guitar 2
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-10h12-12-12-12-12-10h12-12-12-12-12-10h12-12-12-|
  |       PM ** ** **       PM ** ** **       PM **  etc
  |
  | Guitar 1 - strum in 16ths
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-2-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-2-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-0-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

    Guitar 2
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-14h15-15-15-15-15-14h15-15-15-15-15-14h15-15-15-|
  |
  | Guitar 1
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-5-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-5-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-3-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

    Guitar 2
Eb|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-7h8-8-8-8-8-7h8-8-8-8-8-7h8-8-8|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-x/12-10-10-10-|
  |
  | Guitar 1 - strum 16ths
Eb|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Gb|-10-----------------------------|-7--------------------------------|
Db|-10-----------------------------|-7--------------------------------|
Ab|-8------------------------------|-5--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|


Verse Lyrics:
"Well they're selling another messiah
Here tonight
But we're all way too numb and divided
to buy it....singing"



(1:54) - Main Riff 6 string part added again (Guitar 1), Lyrics are:

"No, No, No
We are all too divided this time
No, No, No"



Chorus (2:09 - first time), play 2x 

    Guitar 1
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|-7--7--7-----7--7--7--|
Db|-5---5---5---------------|-----7--------7----|-3--3--3-----3--3--3--|-7--7--7-----7--7--7--|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---5---5---|-----7--------7----|-3--3--3-----3--3--3--|-5--5--5-----5--5--5--|
Eb|-3---3---3---5---5---5---|-----5--------5----|-1--1--1-----1--1--1--|----------------------|
  |
  |  Guitar 2
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
Db|-5---5---5---------------|-------------------|-3--3--3-----3--3--3--|----------------------|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---5---5---|-----7--------7----|-3--3--3-----3--3--3--|-5--5--5-----5--5--5--|
Eb|-3---3---3---5---5---5---|-----5--------5----|-1--1--1-----1--1--1--|-5--5--5-----5--5--5--|
Ab|-------------5---5---5---|-----0--------0----|----------------------|-5--5--5-----5--5--5--|
1  "Show me a   leader that       won't    compromise"
2  "Show me a   leader so         hope     never dies                          We need a hero this time"



Play Main Riff again



Play Verse Again, Lyrics:

"Disillusioned and tired of waiting
For the one
Who's intentions are pure unpersuaded
We can trust"



Play Chorus Again



Bridge - immediately at end of Chorus 2
Eb|--------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Db|--------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
Ab|--------------2--2--2--2--|--3---------------------|----------------------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--0--|--1---------------------|-5-----5--5--5--5--5--|
Ab|--3--3--3--3--------------|------------------------|-5-----5--5--5--5--5--|
        "I know,     I know        I know if we're to survive"

Eb|--------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
Db|--------------------------|------------------------|-3--3--3--3--3---------|
Ab|--------------------------|------------------------|-3--3--3--3--3---------|
Eb|--3--3--3--3--7--7--7--0--|----0--0-----0--0--0--0-|-1--1--1--1--1-------5-|
Ab|--3--3--3--3--7--7--7--0--|----0--0-----0--0--0--0-|---------------------5-|
     "We need to know this is    not      the end.        How will we ever get by?"      

Eb|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|----------------------7-|-------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|----------------------7-|-------------------------|
Eb|-----5--5-----5--5--5-----|-3--3--3--3--7--7--7--5-|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
Ab|-----5--5-----5--5--5-----|-3--3--3--3--7--7--7----|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|
                              "Its getting harder to     fight     out    here"     

Eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--3--|
Ab|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--3--|
                "on our own"

During Bridge, Guitar 1 plays a strummed bend starting in bar 2, ending in Bar 8
Eb|--------------------------|
Bb|-5---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
Gb|-7b9-b9-b9-b9-b9-b9-b9-b9-|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|




Solo Overdub (with Verse Riff in background)

Eb|-------------------------------|-15--------17-15------17~~-17~~-17~~-|
Bb|-------8--/13-10---/17-15------|---17-15--------17-15----------------|
Gb|-5--0h5---------12-------17-15-|--------17---------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

Eb|-17b19--17-22--17---------------|------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------20--20-17----------|-15-------15-----15-----------------|
Gb|----------------------20-19~~---|----17b19----b19----b19~~~~---------|
Db|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------15------|---20-19-17-------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------15-17--15/17-|-20--------20-18--------------14/17-|
Gb|-0------12-----12-14-12h14-------------|------------------17PH_b19r---------|
Db|---10h12--12-14------------------------|------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

Eb|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-20p17--17b19--15------15-----------|-------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------17b19--17-14------|-------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------17-14-|-------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|-17-15--15--15-----15----------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|------17--17--15h17------------------|

Eb|------5---5-------5---5-------5---|------5---5-------5---5-------5---|
Bb|------5---5-------5---5-------5---|------5---5-------5---5-------5---|
Gb|----------------------------------|--5-8---8---8-5-8---8---8-5-8-----|
Db|--5h7---7---7-5h7---7---7-5h7-----|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

Eb|-7h8p7p5----------------------------|-------------------------------5-7-|
Bb|--------7h8p7p5---------------------|-----------------------------------|
Gb|---------------5h7h9p7h9------------|----PH5-------------PH7b-----------|
Db|------------------------9p7p5-9p7p5-|-7-------7p5---5h7-----------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|-------------7---------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Eb|-8-8-7-8-10-10-8-10-12-12-10-12-14-14-12-14-15-14-15-17-15-17-19-17-19---22b24-22-----17-|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------19---------20p17---|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb|---------------17-----17-----17-----17----------------------------|
Bb|-20b22~~~----17--17-20--18-17--18-17--20-19-17--17----------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------19--19-17-19br-17---|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------19-|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo ending at beginning of last chorus:
Eb|--------------------------17---|-------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------17--------|-----20b22~~~~~----------------------|
Gb|-----------17---19-------------|-------------------------------------|
Db|-17---19-----------------------|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
   "Show me    a    leader   that...."



Continue playing Chorus through 6 more bars, then play this Chorus Ending:

    Guitar 1
Eb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Bb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Gb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-7--7--7--7----------|
Db|-5--5--5--5-------------|-7--7--7--7----------|-3--3--3--3----------|-7--7--7--7--(x2)----|
Ab|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-7--7--7--7--(x2)----|-3--3--3--3--(x2)----|-5--5--5--5----------|
Eb|-3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5----------|-1--1--1--1----------|---------------------|
  |
  |  Guitar 2
Eb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Bb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Gb|------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Db|-5--5--5--5-------------|---------------------|-3--3--3--3----------|---------------------|
Ab|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|-7--7--7--7----------|-3--3--3--3--(x2)----|-5--5--5--5----------|
Eb|-3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--(x2)----|-1--1--1--1----------|-5--5--5--5--(x2)----|
Ab|-------------5--5--5--5-|-0--0--0--0----------|---------------------|-5--5--5--5----------|
1  "Show me a   leader that       knows    what is right"
2  "Show me a   leader so hope             can  survive                   We need a hero this time"



Play Main Riff for 8 bars

Play Main Riff Intro for 4 bars

Ending
    Guitar 1
Eb|------------------------|-----------------|
Bb|------------------------|-----------------|
Gb|------------------------|-----------------|
Db|-5---5---5--------------|-7---------------|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---5---5--|-7---------------|
Eb|-3---3---3---5---5---5--|-5---------------|
  |
  |  Guitar 2
Eb|------------------------|-----------------|
Bb|------------------------|-----------------|
Gb|------------------------|-----------------|
Db|-5---5---5--------------|-----------------|
Ab|-5---5---5---5---5---5--|-7---------------|
Eb|-3---3---3---5---5---5--|-5---------------|
Ab|-------------5---5---5--|-0---------------|



Key:

h   hammer-on
p   pull-off
/   slide up in pitch
\   slide down
~   vibrato
PH  pinch harmonic
b   bend string to indicated pitch
br  bend then release
TP  tremelo picking (16ths typically) 
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Kreuger 792 Sep 30, 2016 04:19 AM

As always, you rock sir.

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