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Alter Bridge - 'Breathe Again'
Album: 'AB III'
Tuning - Drop Bb (Bb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb), not Eb Standard
tabbed by jjhand

A sweet song from ABIII where Myles sings the highest notes I've heard
in AB songs (see the Bridge/Breakdown part). Great guitar duets throughout!
Please rate/comment.

Intro:

   Guitar 1
eb|---------12-12---------12-12----|---------12------------12-------|
Bb|---------12-12---------12-12----|---------12------------12-------|
Gb|-11-13-11------11-13-11---------|-11-13-11-----11-13-11----------|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  |
  |Guitar 2 (low Bb string is played lightly)
eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-9---9--9----9----9--9----9--9--|-13---13--11-11---11--9--9----6-|
Db|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ab|-7---7--7----7----7--7----7--7--|-11---11--9--9----9---7--7----4-|
Bb|-0---0--0----0----0--0----0--0--|-0----0---0--0----0---0--0----0-|



Intro Ending

 Guitar 1
|-------7-7----------7-7---------|-------7-7---------7-7-----|
|-------7-7----------7-7---------|-------7-7---------7-7-----|
|-6-8-6--------6-8-6-------------|-6-8-6-------6-8-6---------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|Guitar 2
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-6/8---8-8----8----8--8----9-8--|-9/11--11-11---11---11-11---11-9--|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-4/6---6-6----6----6--6----7-6--|-7/9---9--9----9----9--9----9--7--|
|-0-----0-0----0----0--0----0-0--|-0-----0--0----0----0--0----0--0--|







*** Verse 1 ***

Guitar 2 plays Intro similarly, while

Guitar 1 strums these chords:
|-7-------------|-7---------------|-7--------------|-7---------------|
|-9-------------|-9---------------|-7--------------|-7---------------|
|-9-------------|-9---------------|-8--------------|-8---------------|
|-9-------------|-9---------------|-9--------------|-9---------------|
|-7-------------|-7---------------|----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
"I have played the part I have all but lost my soul"




As Guitar 1 repeats chords, the ending of the intro changes for Guitar 2:

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-9---9--9----9----9--9----9--9--|-13---13--11-11---11--9--9----6-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-7---7--7----7----7--7----7--7--|-11---11--9--9----9---7--7----4-|
|-0---0--0----0----0--0----0--0--|-0----0---0--0----0---0--0----0-|
"And I have sacrificed             For what it's worth, I just don't"


|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-6/8---8-8----8----8--8----8-8--|-8\4---4-4-4----4---4-4----x-x-|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-4/6---6-6----6----6--6----6-6--|-6\2---2-2-2----2---2-2----x-x-|
|-0-----0-0----0----0--0----0-0--|-0---------0----0---0-0--------|
 "know"






Prechorus - Guitar 1 plays 2x, (x4 means strum 4 times total)

|-0----0---0-0--0--0----|-0--0------0---0-0---0----|-0----------------|-0------|
|-0----0---0-0--0--0----|-5--5------5---5-5---5----|-4----------------|-4------|
|-2----2---2-2--2--2----|-4--4-x3---4---4-4---4-x3-|-4--strum similar-|-4------|
|-2----2---2-2--2--2-x4-|-2--2------2---2-2---2----|-4----------------|-4------|
|-0----0---0-0--0--0----|--------------------------|-2----------------|-2------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|------------------|--------|

"In the silence of my heart       There is a distant call           Yeah"

"It beckons me to stand apart" (Hold Eb chord)



** (0:47) First ending of prechorus,

Second Guitar adds
|-----------------------------|
|-5/7---7-7---7---7-7--7--7-7-|
|-----------------------------|
|-2/4---4-4---4---4-4--4--4-4-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|






Chorus - strum chords indicated                  this part is first time only

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

"So I set out on my own   Just to breathe again                    Touch the"
"light that calls me home Just to reach the end...  Where I'm free to breathe again"






Pre-Verse 2: Guitar 2 play intro again,

Guitar 1 plays:
|------------|------------|-11h12p11-----------------------|------------------|
|------------|------------|---------12-9-------------------|------------------|
|-8b9~~~~----|-(b9~~)-----|-------------11-9-8h9p8---------|--------------4---|
|------------|------------|------------------------9-7-----|------------------|
|------------|------------|----------------------------9-7-|-6b7r6~~~--2------|
|------------|------------|--------------------------------|------------------|





Verse 2 - Both Guitars play the Intro parts

"Through the suffering, Through the misery and pain
Never anything But the will to see the day"



Play Prechorus Again

"When the promise might be born Light the spark within, Yeah"
"Cause I can't take it anymore"




Chorus 2 - Same as before, except ending (8th bar):

Ending of Chorus 2
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------2---2-------------------|
|-------------------2---2-------|
|-5-4-5-------4-5-4-------5-4---|
|-------------------------------|
"the end         Where I'm free to breathe again"




Breakdown from Chorus

  Guitar 1
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-2------------------------2--|-2-----------------------2--|
|-0------------------------0--|-0-----------------------0--|
|
| Guitar 2
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|---2-1--------2-1------------|---2-1--------2-1-----------|
|-2-----4-2--------4-2-0---2--|-2-----4-2--------4-2-0--2--|
|-0---------0--------------0--|-0---------0-------------0--|


  Guitar 1
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|---6-4--------6-4------------|---6-4--------6-4-----------|
|-2-----7-6--------7-6-4---2--|-2-----7-6--------7-6-0--7--|
|-0---------0--------------0--|-0---------0----------------|
|
| Guitar 2
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|---2-1--------2-1------------|---2-1--------2-1-----------|
|-2-----4-2--------4-2-0---2--|-2-----4-2--------4-2-0--4--|
|-0---------0--------------0--|-0---------0----------------|






Bridge:

 Guitar 1
|-----------------------|-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0--|-------0---------0----|
|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|-2---2-2--2-2-2-2-3--3--2--|-0---0-0----0----0----|
|-7----7----7--7--7-7---|-2---2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2--|-1---1-1----1----1----|
|-7----7----7--7--7-7---|-2---2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2--|-2---2-2----2----2----|
|-5----5----5--5--5-5---|-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0--|-2---2-2----2----2----|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
|
| Guitar 2 w/ effects
|-----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-14b15~~~-\10----------|-/12~--10p9-10p9-----------|-/9---------9b10r9----|
|-----------------9-----|-----------------9---------|----------9-----------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|----------------------|


Ending

  Guitar 1
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|---2-1--------2-1------------|
|-------4-2--------4-2-0---4--|
|-0---------0-----------------|
|
|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-11~~~~----------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|




(3:02) Ending 2 - Play Breakdown (single part, then harmony added),

3rd overdub Guitar plays:

|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|
|------------12----|-10------------12---|-14-----------12----|-12~~~~~~~-----|
|------------14b16-|-12b14---------14b16|-16b18--------14b16-|-14b16~~~~-----|
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|
|------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------------|





Play Chorus Again


Outro Solo (Db major) - Rhythm plays Chorus Part
|-10-9-7---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------10-7-7-7b8r7---7----------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------9---9-7-7b9r7-7-6-7--6---|-6~-6---6------------------|
|--------------------------------------------7-|------7----9-7-/11~~~\-----|
|----------------------------------------------|-----------------------0-7-|
|----------------------------------------------|---------------------------|


|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------5-----------------------|-------5------7------10-------12-------|
|-5-----5b6--------5--------5PH-|-5PH_b---7b9----9b11----12b14----14b12-|
|---7~---------5-7---7~--5------|---------------------------------------|
|------------7------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


|-10-----12b14r12-10-10-----|-(10)------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------16pbr15-|-13----13-------13-------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|---14------12-14--14-----|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------14-|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|

                                               Rhythm: G         D/F#       A
|---------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|------|
|---------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|------|
|-14---12-11\9-12---11-9\7-9---7\5---5--7b9-5-------|----------|----------|------|
|----------------------------------7----------5p4\2-|----------|----------|------|
|---------------------------------------------------|-2~~~~----|-0----\_/-|-NH12-|
|---------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|------|

Lead Guitar scoops tremelo bar slightly then plays harmonic to end solo



KEY
************
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| NH  natural harmonic
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| \_/ push down tremelo arm temporarily to drop pitch
| ()  held note from earlier bar

            
            
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Time Bomb 136 May 10, 2011 06:43 AM

5 stars, sounds exact!

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xxzacky26xx 1,249 Feb 18, 2012 10:31 AM

omg dude! this tab is excelent! 5* for you!

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