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Ballroom Blitz Tab

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[Intro guitar riff]
 (Starts at 0:19)
           E   E   E   E   E
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------|(x4)
A|-----------7----7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 1]
(If This first riff of the 1st verse doesnt sound Rhythmically correct, try turning)
D--4-4-----  Into a triplet. so D----4---4-4------
A--0-0-----                     A----0---0-0------
     A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
B------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| (x2)
A------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

             E    E   E  E   E
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| (x2)
A|-----------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

        A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| (x2)
A|------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

              E  E  E    E  E
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------9--11--12--11-9-------------------------------------| (x2)
A|------------7--7---7---7--7-------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

[Hook] 
(0:46)
(Drums only)

[Pre-chorus]
(0:54)
     E
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)------------------------------|
A|---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

(play the E power chord (last one on tab table below) not 2 measures like the previous A, 
or C power chords this time, but 4 measures for your E power chord)

     A           B                C               E
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2-----------4------------------5---------------9--------------|
D|---2(hold or)--4(hold or----------5(hold or-------9(Hold or------|
A|---0-strum-----2-strum------------3-Strum---------7-strum--------|
E|-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)---------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)---|

[Chorus]
(1:07)
    A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| (x2)
A|--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

     D   D#  E    E E E E E E E E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| (x4)
A|---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Verse 2] 
(1:26)
           E   E   E   E   E
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| (x4)
A|---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

      A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| (x2)
A|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

           E   E   E   E   E
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| (x2)
A|---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

      A   A   D5  D5  A7  A7  D5  D5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM--PM----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----2---2---4---4---5---5---4---4-----------------------------| (x2)
A|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

           E   E   E   E   E
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---11--12--11--9-------------------------------------| (x2)
A|---------7---7---7---7---7-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Hook]
(1:52)
(At the 2nd hook, it stays the same AFTER you add a slide down from the 9th fret of the G string.)
      E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----9\--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

[Pre-chorus]
(2:01)
     E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let it ring)----------------------------|
A|---7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

(The only difference between the 2nd Pre-chorus and the 1st, is that at the last power 
in this riff below, is that a second guitar is bending a note during the pre-chorus's 
up to the chorus.)

[Rhythm]
(2:03)
     A           B                C               E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|
D|---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|
A|---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|
E|-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|


[Lead]
    D#          D#            D#       D#       D#       D#
e|--10^3/4------10^3/4--------10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4---10^3/4--|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|(at 2:11,start bend)-------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
(2:14)
    A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| (x2)
A|--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

 This chorus is shortened from doing the last chorus riff four times, to only doing it once
     D   D#  E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5---6---7------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Ball Room Blitz!


[Bass Chorus Break Down]
(2:23)
(no guitar until 2:27)

(On every other 2nd measure starting on the 3rd beat, their guitarist plays the two power 
A and E. and the other part played between both resting measures (for guitar)is just 
single A power chord.)
    D D#                      D
 (Progression below goes from 2:27-2:41)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--7-8---(four count rest)---7------------------------------------|(x4)
A|--5-6-----------------------5------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[Semi-solo]
(2:37)
                         Lead
     E  E D  B B   AhB D E      E  E D   B B   AhB  D   B
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9p7------------7--9--------9p7--------------7---9-------------|
D|-----------9-9---7h9-------------------9-9---7h9--------------------|
A|---7--------------------------7-------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:41)
(Lead)
        E E E E E E E
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|(x4)
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:41)
(Rhythm)
        E E E E E E E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------------|(x4)
A|------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Pre-Chorus]
(2:45)
     A           B                C               E
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---2-----------4----------------5---------------9-------------|
D|---2(hold or)--4(hold or--------5(hold or-------9(Hold or-----|x1
A|---0-strum-----2-strum----------3-Strum---------7-strum-------|
E|-----1/8-notes)--1/8 notes)-------1/8 notes)------1/8 notes)--|

[Chorus]
(2:56)
    A   A   A A A    C   C   C C C    D   D   D D D    G   G   G G G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7-------------------|
D|--2---2---2-2-2----5---5---5-5-5----7---7---7-7-7----5---5---5-5-5--| (x2)
A|--0---0---0-0-0----3---3---3-3-3----5---5---5-5-5----5---5---5-5-5--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------3---3---3-3-3--|

     D   D#  E    E E E E E E E E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7---8---9------------------------------------------------------| (x4)
A|---5---6---7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Bridge Riff A]
(3:14-3:20)
      E     E      D D
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----9-x-x-9-x-x-12-7----------------------------------------------|(x3)
A|----7-x-x-7-x-x-10-5----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

                             OR

[Bridge Riff A]
(alternative) 
(3:14-3:20)
      E     E     D  D
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----9-x-x-9-x-x-12\7----------------------------------------------|(x3)
A|----7-x-x-7-x-x-10\5----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Bridge Riff B]
(3:21 - 3:23)
(From Bridge Riff A's ending, you have two counts of rests.)
              E E E E E E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---(REST)---9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|
A|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Ending Riff]
(Only Difference from 1st riff is that you strum two 1/8 on your ending E chords.)
           E   E   E   E   E E
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---11--12--11--9-9-----------------------------------| (x4)
A|---------7---7---7---7---7-7-----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


************************************

| ~  Vibrato
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| p  Pull-off
| h  Hammer-on
| x  Dead note

************************************
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YoHonJoe 10 Jul 29, 2014 10:15 AM

my hand is to freakin small!!!!!!! :(

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Fepo 741 Jun 23, 2015 10:38 AM

No, use this for the main riff :)

Main Riff for short Pinky

e|-----------------|
B|-0--2--3--2--0---|
G|-x--x--x--x--x---|
D|-2--2--2--2--2---|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

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