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Blackbird tab

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Alter Bridge - Blackbird

Tabbed by: Bill
E mail: luminousgreen@yahoo.com

Tuning: 1/2 step down 

Yeah and the tuning is half step down that is only 1 fret!


[Verse]

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------0---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------7---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|

D#|--------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------5---5--5--|
C#|----------------------8---8--8----7---7--7--| x2
G#|-5------5------3------8---8--8----8---8--8--|
D#|-3--5b--2--5b--1--5b--6---6--6----5---5--5--|


[Chorus Riff]

D#|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------| strumming pattern not 
C#|-8--8-8--7--7-7--3--3-3--2--2-2--8--8-8--7--7-7--| exact!
G#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--3--3-3--3--3-3--6--6-6--5--5-5--|
D#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--1--1-1--0--0-0--6--6-6--5--5-5--|


[2nd Verse]

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------0---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------7---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|


[Second Chorus] (2:28)

D#|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-8--8-8--7--7-7--3--3-3--2--2-2--8--8-8--7--7-7--| strumming pattern not 
G#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--3--3-3--3--3-3--6--6-6--5--5-5--| exact!
D#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--1--1-1--0--0-0--6--6-6--5--5-5--|
 
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-5-5-5--7-7-7--8-8-8--10-10-10--8-8-8--7-7-7--3-3-3--2-2-2-|
G#|-x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x--x---6-6-6--5-5-5--3-3-3--3-3-3-|
D#|-3-3-3--5-5-5--6-6-6--8--8--8---6-6-6--5-5-5--1-1-1--0-0-0-|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-----8--7------------7--7-8-11--12--11------|
G#|-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-----6--5--5h6--5----5--5-6-9---10--9----6--|
D#|-6-6-6--------------------------8-------------------------|

                                                   |tremolo bar down
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-7-8-7-----------7---------4-4/8--7-7/10--5-----0---3--|
G#|-5-6-5--6-5------5----5--6-----------------------------|  
D#|-------------8-----------------------------------------|


[Myles Riff] (3:22)

D#|------------------------------------|
A#|---------------20-------------------|
F#|--------19-----------19----22--19---|
C#|-17--17---17------17----17----------|
G#|------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------|

Now comes Mark's Riff While Myles Is Playing the above riff

D#|---------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------|
F#|----5----7--5--5/7----5----8-7---5/7---|
C#|-5-5--5------5-----5-5--5------5-------|
G#|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------|

D#|--------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------|
F#|----5----7--5--5/7-----5---/10--8p7\5-|
C#|-5-5--5------5-----5--5--5------------|
G#|--------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----3---3-2-0-2/3------5---5-3p2-0-----5---7-5---5/7----5---5/7-|
C#|-5-5--5-------------5-5--5----------5-5--5-----5-----5-5--5-----|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Now myles is playing nothing and mark is playing this
riff which he also plays during myles solo.

At about 3:59 

D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|--0----3------3p2---0--------2---3p2-------0----0----|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3---3---3--3-----3----3---3---3------3--3----3---3--|


D#|--------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|
F#|--0----8---8p7---5------7---7-----7----7----|
C#|--------------------------------------------|
G#|-6--6----6-----6--6---6---6---6--6--6----6--|
D#|--------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------7---|
C#|---8p7---5------4----5--------5p4--------|
G#|-----------------------------------------|
D#|-6----6---6---5---5-----5---5-----5-----5|

D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------|
F#|-------3--------------3---------------0----|
C#|--0--------------0-------------0-----------|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----3----3----3-----3---3-----3----3--|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|--2---2-------0-----3-------3p2---0-------2---3p2----|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----3--3---3------3---3----3---0---3----3-----3-|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---0----0------0---8------8p7---5--------10----8------7h8---7---|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------6---6---6--6----6-----6---6-----6---6--6-----6---6-|
D#|-3---3----3-----------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------7------|
C#|---7----8-----8p7-----5--------4----5-------5p4------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-6---6----6--------6----6---5----5----5---5-------5----5---|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------0---------2-----3-------------0--------2-----2--|
C#|--0------------------------------0---------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3-----3---3-----3-----3----3---3---3---3-----3-----|


[Myles Solo]
                       
D#|-------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|
F#|----------------3-3-5-5--5b----------|
C#|5~----5----5--5----------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------1-|
D#|-------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------8---------------------------|
F#|---3--5-3---5/7------7\5-----5--3-5b--5b-3----|
C#|-5------------------------------------------5-|
G#|----------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------|
A#|-11b------------------------------------|
F#|-12b--12-10-12-10-----------------------|
C#|-------------------12\10-8-10b-8-10b-8--|
G#|----------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------15----15b--14--13--15--|
F#|-----------12--10--12--12----12------------------|
C#|----12-------------------------------------------|
G#|-10----10----------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|

D#|-------------18-18-20-18-20b----18------20b---|
A#|-------20-20-----------------------20---------|
F#|-18-19----------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------|

D#|--------------17----17--18-20-20-20-18-|
A#|--19--19--20---------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------|


[Rhythm For Mark's Solo]

D#|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------|
C#|-8--8-8--7--7-7--3--3-3--2--2-2--8--8-8--7--7-7--| strumming pattern not 
G#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--3--3-3--3--3-3--6--6-6--5--5-5--| exact!
D#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--1--1-1--0--0-0--6--6-6--5--5-5--|


[Mark's Solo]

D#|-15-17-17b-17b-15----15--17--15h17p15----15-------------|
A#|------------------18------------------18----18-15---18b-|
F#|----------------------------------------------------17b-|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-14---12-14--14b-14b--12-------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------10---------10-12----------10--|
G#|----------------------------13-10-13-----13-10--13-----|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-15-15-15-18-15---------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------15-18b--18-15--18-15-18-15------------18----------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------17b-15--------17b-15-17---15-|
C#|--------------------------------------------------17--------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-3-5-6-5-3-----------------------------------------|
A#|-----------6-4-3----3-4-6-4-3----------------------|
F#|-----------------5-------------5-3-2-0----3---5--3-|
C#|---------------------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------|
A#|------------------------18b--|
F#|-2--3-2-----15--17-15---17b--|
C#|-----------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------|

D#|---------------15---------------------18----------|
A#|-------17b-17b---17b----------17b-17b----17b--15--|
F#|-14-15------------------14-15---------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|

D#|-----18------18-----------|
A#|-18b----18b------18b-18b--|
F#|--------------------------|
C#|--------------------------|
G#|--------------------------|
D#|--------------------------|

D#|-17-17p15------17-17p15------17-17p15------17-17p15-------|
A#|---------18p15----------18p15---------18p15---------18p15-|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-18b-18b-15-------18b--18b-|
A#|------------18--15---------|
F#|---------------------------|
C#|---------------------------|
G#|---------------------------|
D#|---------------------------|


this bit really fast!

D#|-20-15-18-15-17-15-18-15-20-15-18-15-17-15-18-15-20-15----15-18-15---15-|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------18---------18----|
F#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-17-15--15-18-15-----------------------|
A#|------18--------18-16-18-16-15---------|
F#|-------------------------------17---15-|
C#|---------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------|


[Third chorus] immediately after the solo

D#|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------------------| strumming pattern not 
C#|-8--8-8--7--7-7--3--3-3--2--2-2--8--8-8--7--7-7--| exact!
G#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--3--3-3--3--3-3--6--6-6--5--5-5--|
D#|-6--6-6--5--5-5--1--1-1--0--0-0--6--6-6--5--5-5--|


[Chorus Breakdown]

D#|--------------|
A#|--------------|
F#|--------------|
C#|-8------7-----|
G#|-6------5-----|
D#|-6------5-----|


Mark plays this riff till the end with distortion

D#|--------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------8---8--8----7---7--7--| 
G#|-5------5------3------8---8--8----8---8--8--|
D#|-3--5b--2--5b--1--5b--6---6--6----5---5--5--|

And Myles plays this riff along with Mark Till the end (Distortion)

D#|--------------------------------------|
A#|---------------20---------------------|
F#|--------19-----------19---22p19-------|
C#|-17--17---17--------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------|


[Outro] 7:07

Marks Riff (Clean)

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------0---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|

D#|----------------------------------------0------------------|
A#|-------3------------3------------3-------3-----------------|
F#|-3-------3-----2------0----2-------2------2-----2----3-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------0----------0----|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-3--3----------3--3--------2---2-----2-------0--1--1-----1-|

D#|-------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|
F#|-3p2-0-------------0---------0-|
C#|-------0--------0----------7---|
G#|-----------8----------8--------|
D#|-----------6--6-------5--5-----|

[Myles's Riff] (Distortion)

D#|-------------------------------------------|
A#|----5b-------------------------------------|
F#|-5b-----8b--6-8-11------3---5--5b---5b-----|
C#|----------------------5-----------------5--|
G#|-------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------|

That Is All!


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

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

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

            
            
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jjhand 19,283 Nov 19, 2008 06:13 AM

I think your combining Mark's riff (at 3:59) with the bass part. He doesn't play any really low notes in that part if you listen closely. You did find a few things I overlooked so good tab.

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luminousgreen 111 Nov 19, 2008 07:33 PM

well i actually saw him live and i saw him playing those notes.

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CA Rocker 20 Mar 21, 2009 06:15 PM

but wheres the solo right after the chorus,while the verse is playing

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