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'One By One' by Alter Bridge
written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy
on the album 'Blackbird'
Tabbed by jjhand
Drop Db tuning

Verse Chords for Guitar 2: Asus2 |-1331-| , Gbsus4 |5-553-| , Db5 |-0023-|

Intro: Guitar 1 - Heavy Distortion
            triplet
Eb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Db|--0--0--0--000--15-0-13-0-10p0-15-12tr13--|--0--0--0--000--13-0-12-0-10p0-13-12tr13-|

1st time through:
Eb-------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------|-------------------------------o|
Gb-------------------------|--3-3-------5-5-----------------|
Db-------------------------|--3-3--3-3--5-5--5--5----5/12---|
Ab-------------------------|--1-1--3-3--3-3--5--5----5/12--o|
Db--0--0--0--000--15-13~---|-------3-3-------5--5----5/12---|

2nd time:	     PH
Eb-------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb-------------------------|--3-3-------5-5-----------------|
Db-------------------------|--3-3--3-3--5-5--5--5----5/12---|
Ab-------------------------|--1-1--3-3--3-3--5--5----5/12---|
Db--0--0--0--000--15-*13~--|-------3-3-------5--5----5/12---|

on 2nd time through, Guitar 2 plays (let notes ring):
Eb|-----5-----6-6-6--|--6\5--------8--8--8---|--6\5-----|-------------------------------|
Bb|------------------|-----------------------|----------|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7-------8-8-8--|--8\7--------10-10-10--|--8\7-----|--3-3-------5-5----------------|
Db|------------------|-----------------------|----------|--3-3--3-3--5-5--5-5----5/12---|
Ab|------------------|-----------------------|----------|--1-1--3-3--3-3--5-5----5/12---|
Db|------------------|-----------------------|----------|-------3-3-------5-5----5/12---|

Verse Riff - Guitar 1 (Guitar 2 plays downstroke chords where indicated)
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8-7--|

Eb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0---------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---7\5---5\3-----|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----0-----3~--|


    Asus2			      Gbsus4
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8~~--|

    Db5
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8-7--|

Eb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0---------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---7\5---5\7-----|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----0-----7~--|

    Asus2			      Gbsus4
Eb---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|-----------------12--12--12-12-12/14-14-|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0-------------------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7----10--10--10-10-10/12-12-|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-------------------------|


Chorus - "One by one ..."
   Guitar 1
Eb------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Bb------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Gb------------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
Db---3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
Ab---3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3-------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
Db---3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
|
|  Guitar 2
Eb------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Bb------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Gb------------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5--7-9--|--10--------9---5/7----|
Db---3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
Ab---3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3--5-7--|--8---------7---3/5----|
Db---3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|-----------------------|

   Guitar 1
Eb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Bb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Gb--3---3---3--3-3-3--|-----------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Db--3---3---3--3-3-3--|--3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Ab--1---1---1--1-1-1--|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3-------|
Db--------------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|
|
|  Guitar 2
Eb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Bb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Gb--5-----------------|-----------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5--7-9--|
Eb--------------------|--3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Ab--3-----------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3--5-7--|
Db--------------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|

  Guitar 1
-----------------------|-----------------------|
-----------------------|-----------------------|
-----------------------|--3---3---3--3-3-3/12--|
--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|--3---3---3--3-3-3/12--|
--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|--1---1---1--1-1-1/10--|
--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|-----------------------|
|
| Guitar 2
-----------------------|--------------------|
-----------------------|--------------------|
--7--------7/9----5----|--(5)---------------|
-----------------------|--------------------|
--5--------5/7----3----|--(3)---------------|
-----------------------|--------------------|


Play first 4 bars of Verse Riff with:
Guitar 2- clean, w/ flanger, play 2x
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---6--5---------6-5--------------|----6--5--------6--5-----5------o|
Gb---------7--5---------7--5-------|----------7--5--------7----------|
Db---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------|--------------------------------o|
Db---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


Verse 2 vocals enter while Guitar 1 plays:
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8-7--|

Eb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0----------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---7\5---5/8--7~--|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----0----------|

   Asus2 (Guitar 2)			      Gbsus4
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7---7/8--|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0------------------|

    Db5
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8-7--|

Eb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0---------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---7\5---5\7-----|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----0-----7~--|

    Asus2			      Gbsus4
Eb---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|-----------------12--12--12-12-12/17-17-|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0-------------------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7----10--10--10-10-10/15-15-|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-------------------------|

Play Chorus again as before

Next, Modified Intro with Wah:
Eb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Db|--0--0--0--000--15-0-13-0-10p0-15-12tr13--|--0--0--0--000--13-0-12-0-10p0-13-12tr13-|

                      PH			   Pick Scrape
Eb-------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb-------------------------|--3-3-------5-5-----------------|
Db-------------------------|--3-3--3-3--5-5--5--5----x\\\---|
Ab-------------------------|--1-1--3-3--3-3--5--5----x\\\---|
Db--0--0--0--000--15-*13~--|-------3-3-------5--5----x\\\---|

Play through entire 8 bar intro, but with both parts (Guitar 1&2), then:

Chorus3 - Guitar 1
Eb---------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Bb---------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Gb---------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
Db---3-----------5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
Ab---3-----------3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3-------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
Db---3-----------3--3--|---------------------------|--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|
|    'One by one'
|
|Guitar 2
Eb---------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Bb---------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
Gb---------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5--7-9--|--7--------7/9---5-----|
Db---3-----------5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
Ab---3-----------3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3--5-7--|--5--------5/7---3-----|
Db---3-----------3--3--|---------------------------|-----------------------|

   Guitar 1
Eb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Bb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Gb--3---3---3--3-3-3--|-----------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Db--3---3---3--3-3-3--|--3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Ab--1---1---1--1-1-1--|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3-------|
Db--------------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|
|
|  Guitar 2
Eb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Bb--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
Gb--5-----------------|-----------------------|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5--7-9--|
Eb--------------------|--3----3----3-3--5--5--|--5-5---5-5---5--5-5-------|
Ab--3-----------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|--3-3---3-3---3--3-3--5-7--|
Db--------------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|---------------------------|

  Guitar 1
Eb-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Bb-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb-----------------------|--3---3---3--3-3-3/12--|-----------------------|
Db--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|--3---3---3--3-3-3/12--|--3----3----3-3--5--5--|
Ab--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|--1---1---1--1-1-1/10--|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|
Db--0---0---0-0--0--0-0--|-----------------------|--3----3----3-3--3--3--|
|
| Guitar 2
Eb-----------------------|--------------------|
Bb-----------------------|--------------------|
Gb--7--------7/9----5----|--(5)---------------|
Db-----------------------|--------------------|
Ab--5--------5/7----3----|--(3)---------------|
Db-----------------------|--------------------|


Guitar 1 plays through Chorus again while
Guitar 2 plays this nonstop:                            Finale
Eb----------------------------------------------------|-------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------o|-------|
Gb-----------17----------------------17---------------|-------|
Db--19-17-15----15-17-15-15-19-17-15----15-17-15-15---|--15~~-|
Ab---------------------------------------------------o|-------|
Db----------------------------------------------------|-------|

Finale:
Guitar 1 (Guitar 2 holds final note above during this part)
Eb--------|-----------------------|--------------------|
Bb--------|-----------------------|--1---1---1---------|
Gb---5-7--|--7--------7/9----5----|--3---3---3--3/12---|
Db--------|-----------------------|--3---3---3--3/12---|
Ab--------|--5--------5/7----3----|--1---1---1--1/10---|
Db--------|-----------------------|--------------------|


Ending, Clean sound
Eb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---------8\7--------|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----------7-8-7--|

                                                     slow down
Eb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db---10p0-0------10p0-0------------|---10p0-0---------------------|
Ab----------8\7---------8\7-----7--|----------8\7---7\5---5\7-----|
Db--0-----------0-----------7-8----|--0-----------0-----0-----10~-|

Key:

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| PM palm mute
| PH pinch harmonic
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| *  harmonic
| x  Mute note (or rake)
| b  bend (bends with vibrato bar indicated)
| r  release bend
| TP tremelo pick
=============================================

            
            
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Kreuger 802 Jan 06, 2008 02:14 PM

Seems good to me. That main riff is a pain to play but I'm slowly getting it.

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Logan_B 10 Dec 04, 2008 02:17 PM

Um the little lead part in the intro sounds a bit off but what im i to say good job though 5*

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maidenbridge666 121 Aug 15, 2010 02:37 AM

thats really good but i think the very last bar goes like this

|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|---10p0-0---------------------|
|----------8\7---7\5---5\7-3~--|
|--0-----------0-----0---------|

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