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This tab contains the slide guitar part of the song Holding On by The War on Drugs. Was this info helpful? Yes No
"Holding On" by The War on Drugs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-oHBkikDBg
Slide guitar part (use a lot of reverb and vibrato when played without slide)

[Intro]
e|----------|-------|--------|--------|----------------9-9-|
B|-7-/9-/11-|-9-/11-|--11-\9-|-11-/12-|-12\11\9\7\6-6/7-7--|
G|----------|-------|--------|--------|--------------------|
D|----------|-------|--------|--------|--------------------|
A|----------|-------|--------|--------|--------------------|
E|----------|-------|--------|--------|--------------------|

[Verse 1]                   *use pinky for e string*
e|---------------|-----------------9-9--|------|------|-----------------------9-9--|
B|-12\11\9--/7---|-12\11\9\7\6--6/7-7-9-|--11--|--14--|-14\11/12\11\9\7\6--6/7-7-9-|
G|---------------|----------------------|------|------|----------------------------|
D|---------------|----------------------|------|------|----------------------------|
A|---------------|----------------------|------|------|----------------------------|
E|---------------|----------------------|------|------|----------------------------|

[Chorus 1]
e|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
B|-/11/12/14/16-|-16/19\18-18\14-|-19\16-16/19/21\18-18\14-16\11-|
G|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|

[Verse 2]
e|--------|--------|-------------------------9-9-----------|------|--------------------------9-9--|
B|-12-/11-|-12-\11-|-11\9-/11/12\11\9\7\6-6/7-7/9/11/12/14-|--14--|-16\14-/11/12/11\9\7\6-6/7-7/9-|
G|--------|--------|---------------------------------------|------|-------------------------------|
D|--------|--------|---------------------------------------|------|-------------------------------|
A|--------|--------|---------------------------------------|------|-------------------------------|
E|--------|--------|---------------------------------------|------|-------------------------------|

[Chorus 2]                                                       
e|--------------|----------------|---------------------------|
B|-/11/12/14/16-|-16/19\18-18\14-|-19\16-16/19/21\18-18\14---|
G|--------------|----------------|---------------------------|
D|--------------|----------------|---------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------|----------------|---------------------------|

[Pre-chorus/bridge/]                         From 4:30 the slide part is hard to hear.
e|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-6/7/9/11/12/14/16/19\16-|-16/19\18-18\14-|-19\16\14\12\11---19\16\14\12\11--19\16\14\12\11-----| 
G|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

Don't use slide from here till end of song.
e|----------------------|----------|------------------------------|
B|-18-19-21-19-18-19-21-|-16-14-11-|-21br---21br-19-18-19-16------|
G|----------------------|----------|------------------------------|
D|----------------------|----------|------------------------------|
A|----------------------|----------|------------------------------|
E|----------------------|----------|------------------------------|
           
[Outro] Repeat parts of riff 1 and 2
Riff 1:                          
e|---------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|-14p11h12-14/16-14p11------|-14-14-14-14p11-----|-14-14-14-14p11-----|
G|----------------------13---|---------------13---|---------------13---|
D|------------------------13-|-----------------13-|-----------------13-|
A|---------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|

Riff 2: Use 1/4 note bend and release
e|-18br16br14br11br9br6br4br(\2)|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

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Tab legend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| br  Bend release
|( )  Optional
***********************************
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