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Alter Bridge - Isolation
From the Album "AB III"
Tuning:Dropped C
tabbed by jjhand, with help from a tab by HarrySound & the pro tab

[Intro/Main Riff](2 guitars)       
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|-12----7-----4-------------------|
G|-0-3-8-7-----0-8-7-5-------------|-8-----3-----0-------------------|
C|-0-3-8-7-0-0-0-8-7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|-8-0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-000-1p0-1p0-|
           * *         * * *** * *     * *   * *     * * ***

D|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|--12-----7-----4-----------1p0-----|
G|-0-5-8\7-----0-8\7-5-------------|--8------3-----0---------------3p0-|
C|-0-5-8\7-0-0-0-8\7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|--8-0-0--3-0-0-0---0-0-000---------|
          * *         * * *** * *      * *    * *     * * ***
[Above, triplets are shown as 000, * = palm mute]

[Lead Guitar - second time through Intro]
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-13b15____-13~~~-|-15b17____-15~~~-|-13b15____-13~~~-|-15b17___-b18~~~-|
F|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Verse 1]
[Play Main Riff throughout]
When all is lost to you inside
when all the talk is changed to lies
The ritual warning  has begun
And now you tear away from everyone"

(0:40)[Prechorus]
[Rhythm]                               
D|-1---------|-----------------|        
A|-1---------|-----------------|        
F|-3---------|-----------------|        
C|-3---------|-3-------3-------|        
G|-1---------|-3-------3-------|        
C|-----------|-3-------2-------|        
  "Disconnected, so alone"

[Lead - using flanger]
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----6-------6---|---3-------------|
F|---0---0---0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
C|-8-------8-------|-5-----5-2---2---|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|

[Prechorus Lead 1]
(pick-up notes start in last 1/2 beat of previous measure)
D|-----|------------------------------------10---|
A|-10--|10h13p10--12h10-------10---------10------|
F|---12|--------12-------12b13-----10-12------13-|
C|-----|---------------12-------12---------------|
G|-----|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----|-----------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------15p13p10-15p13p10-13p10---10----------------------|
F|-10--------------------------12---12p10-13-12-10--------|
C|---12-------------------------------------------12~~~---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|
  **During this lick, rhythm plays first 2 bars of main riff

(0:40)[Prechorus]
[Rhythm]                               
D|-1---------|-----------------|        
A|-1---------|-----------------|        
F|-3---------|-----------------|        
C|-3---------|-3-------3-------|        
G|-1---------|-3-------3-------|        
C|-----------|-3-------2-------|        
  "Disconnected, so alone"

[Lead - using flanger]
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----6-------6---|---3-------------|
F|---0---0---0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
C|-8-------8-------|-5-----5-2---2---|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|

[Lyrics: "Sever ties from all you know"]

[Chorus]
[() notes are first time through]
D|----------|----------|---------------|--------------------|
A|----------|-3--------|---------------|--------------------|
F|-7--------|-5--------|-3-------------|-5------------------|
C|-7--------|-5--------|-3-----3-------|-5-----5------(0-1)-|
G|-5--------|-3--------|-1-----3-------|-3-----2------(0-1)-|
C|-0--------|----------|-------3-------|--------------(0-1)-|

[Verse 2]
[Lead Part - play with rhythm guitar playing main riff]
D|-----------------|--------------------------|
A|-15--(x16)-------|-15--(x12)--b16r15-b16r15-| < do bends with
F|-----------------|--------------------------|   tremelo bar
C|-12--(x16)-------|-12--(x12)--b13r12-b13r12-| < if possible.
G|-----------------|--------------------------|
C|-----------------|--------------------------|

[Lyrics for Verse 2]
"Justify you waste away
You dare to dream but still you’re too afraid
And now you’re broken and deceived
Lost to live this cruel reality"

(0:40)[Prechorus]
[Rhythm]                               
D|-1---------|-----------------|        
A|-1---------|-----------------|        
F|-3---------|-----------------|        
C|-3---------|-3-------3-------|        
G|-1---------|-3-------3-------|        
C|-----------|-3-------2-------|        
  "Disconnected, so alone"

[Lead - using flanger]
D|-/13__------15__p13-----13__-----15__p13--------------|
A|------15p13--------15p13----15p13-------15p13-15PH~~--|
F|------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------13-15-15PH~-------------------------------|
A|---/13-------------13-15-13\12p10----12b13-------|
F|----------------------------------12-------10~~~-|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
[() notes are first time through]
D|----------|----------|---------------|--------------------|
A|----------|-3--------|---------------|--------------------|
F|-7--------|-5--------|-3-------------|-5------------------|
C|-7--------|-5--------|-3-----3-------|-5-----5------(0-1)-|
G|-5--------|-3--------|-1-----3-------|-3-----2------(0-1)-|
C|-0--------|----------|-------3-------|--------------(0-1)-|
[Only change is a pinch harmonic 1/2 way through]

[Breakdown - 5/4 time]
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-----888-666-555-6~---------888-666-5-|-----888-666-555-6---------333-555-3-|
C|-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-----------|-0-0---------------0-0-0-0-----------|
   * *                * * * *             * *               * * * *       

D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-----888-666-555-6~---------888-666-5-|-----888-666-555-6PH___bend bar up---|
C|-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-----------|-0-0---------------------------------|
   * *                * * * *             * *

[Solo]
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------10-----10-12--10------|
A|-10----10----10----11----13-----10---|----------------10-13-------10-13-----13--13b15~|
F|-12b14-12b14-12b14-13b15-15b17~---13-|-12-10--10-12b14-----12b14----------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------12----------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------10------------10-|
A|-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13---------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------12-13p12\10-------13-12-10-------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------12~~-----------12~----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------10--11--13--13b15--|
F|-13-12-10--10-----------------------10-12-------------------|
C|---------12--12-10-------------10-12------------------------|
G|------------------12-10\8-10/12-----------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------|

[Solo rhythm guitar part- played 2x]
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-----3--1--0--1----------3--1--0--|-----3--1--0--1----------0--1--0--|
C|-0-0-3--1--0--1--0-0-0-0-3--1--0--|-0-0-3--1--0--1--0-0-0-0-0--1--0--|
   PM*             * * * *            * *             * * * *

[Bridge](2:44)
[strum chords indicated with the song to get rhythm, play 2x]
D|-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|
A|-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|
F|-3---------|-2-----------|------------|-5-----------|
C|-3---------|-3-----------|-3----------|-2-----------|
G|-1---------|-0-----------|-3----------|-3-----------|
C|-----------|-------------|-3----------|-------------|
   Ab          Eb/G          Eb           Bb

"Maybe you’ll stand
Maybe you’ll give and break to find another way
And makes things better
Maybe you’ll find
That you can live and learn to love along the way
And make things better"

[Play Solo Rhythm part 1x, then add a slide before the chorus]
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
F|-----------|
C|-12\-------|
G|-12\-------|
C|-12\-------|

[Final Chorus - Lead Guitar plays this 2x]
D|-14TP---------|-15TP--------|-13TP-----------|-15TP----------|
A|--------------|-------------|--------13TP----|-------15TP----|
F|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
C|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
G|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
C|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|

[End with Main Riff & digital effects in background]
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|-12----7-----4-------------------|
G|-0-3-8-7-----0-8-7-5-------------|-8-----3-----0-------------------|
C|-0-3-8-7-0-0-0-8-7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|-8-0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-000-1p0-1p0-|
           * *         * * *** * *     * *   * *     * * ***

D|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|--12-----7-----4-----------1p0-----|
G|-0-5-8\7-----0-8\7-5-------------|--8------3-----0---------------3p0-|
C|-0-5-8\7-0-0-0-8\7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|--8-0-0--3-0-0-0---0-0-000---------|
          * *         * * *** * *      * *    * *     * * ***
[Above, triplets are shown as 000, * = palm mute]

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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| TP  tremelo picking




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

            
            
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jjhand 19,283 Sep 15, 2010 05:06 PM

Nah, I got a wife & kids. I tabbed it cause I liked the song and I have a good ear to figure out the notes. Tremonti has a unique style found in several of his songs too, which helps when tabbing AB.

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johnnyman8 10 Sep 17, 2010 03:15 AM

i'll second that good ear, this tab is awesome, thanks.

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