• Song:

    Make It Right

  • Artist:

    Alter Bridge

  • Album:

    AB III

Alter Bridge - "Make it Right"
From the Album "AB III"
Normal Eb tuning
tabbed by jjhand


Intro/Main Riff - Acoustic 
eb|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------7-----------7-----|
Db|-------------------------|-----0---0-------0---0---|-----0---0-------0---0---|
Ab|-3---0---0---3---0---0---|---5-------5---5-------5-|---7-------7---7-------7-|
Eb|---5-------5---5-------5-|-3-----------3-----------|-5-----------5-----------|

|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------6-----------6---4-|
|-----0---0-------0---0---|
|---7-------7---7---------|
|-5-----------5-----------|



Electric, During intro (0:06)
|------------|-------------|-------------|-12b15~~~~~----------|
|-fade in----|-------------|-------------|---------------------|
|------------|-------------|-------------|---------------------|
|------------|-------------|-------------|---------------------|
|-5NH--------|--rest-------|--rest-------|---------------------|
|------------|-------------|-------------|---------------------|






Verse 1 - Play Acoustic Main Riff 2x, then it changes slightly:

"How many times have you cut only to feel the pain
 How many days have you run only to crawl"


Main Riff pt 2 (first 2 bars change, play 2x similarly)

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------2---0-------2---0-|-------0---4-------0---4-|-------7-----------7-----|
|-------------------------|-----0---0-------0---0---|-----0---0-------0---0---|
|-3-0-0---0---3-0-0---0---|---5-----------5---------|---7-------7---7-------7-|
|-------------------------|-3-----------3-----------|-5-----------5-----------|
1 "How many nights did you scream, only to scream in vain"
2 "How many years till you face the shame of it all"


ending bar for above
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------6-----------6---4-|
|-----0---0-------0---0---|
|---7-------7---7---------|
|-5-----------5-----------|






Chorus - 
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|-/9--9-9--9------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-/9--9-9--9-7----------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-/7--7-7--7---10-7-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------10-7-|
"Into the fire you fall         If only you can make it right"


|-------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-7------6------|-9--------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4---4-------|---------------|-9--------------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5---5----0--|-5------4------|-7--------------|
|-------------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
"Stand up and fight for resolve, if only you can make it right"






Electric before Verse 2:
|-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-5________-|-(5)feedback-|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-5___b____b6-|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|


Verse 2 - Play Main Riff 2x

"How many lies did you steal just to convince the fool
How many masks did you wear disguise and remove"



Verse 2 - 2nd Part (1:24) - Electric fades in & plays:             ending 1
|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------0--------|
|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------0--------|
|--------------------|---------------------|-----------7---7-7---|-6---6-6--------|
|--------------------|---------------------|-----------7---7-7---|-7---7-7---7--7-|
|-10----10----10-9-7-|-5----5---5-5----5/9-|-7---7-7---7---7-7---|-7---7-7---7--7-|
|-8-----8-----8--7-5-|-3----3---3-3----3/7-|-5---5-5---5---5-5---|-5---5-5---5--5-|
1. "How many years till you break all that keeps breaking you"
2. "How many tears will you waste while finding the truth"


repeat line above but change ending to:

ending 2
|--------------------|
|-----------12----9--|
|-6---6-6---12----9--|
|-7---7-7---12----9--|
|-7---7-7------------|
|-5---5-5------------|



Play chorus Again
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|-/9--9-9--9------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-/9--9-9--9-7----------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-/7--7-7--7---10-7-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------10-7-|

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------0------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------/5--3-0-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|-/9--9-9--9---------2p1p0-|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-/9--9-9--9---------------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-/7--7-7--7---------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|---------------------7-|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-/9--9-9--9----5-7/9---|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-/7--7-7--7--7---------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|-------------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-7--7-7---7--7-7---|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-5--5-5---4--4-4---|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|



Bridge - 2 guitars, both use wah pedal but only one accents the notes
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|----------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|-5----5---5-5----5----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|-2----2---2-2----2----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|----------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|-5---5---5---5---|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-7---7---7---7---|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-----------------------|
|-4---4---4---4---|-3---3---3---3---|-2---2---2---2---|---------------5-7-8-7-|
|-----------------|-3---3---3---3---|-----------------|-0----0----0-7---------|

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-----------7------5-|
|-0---0---0---8--7---|

Play the bridge again then add this:

|-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------5p4p2-----------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|----------------5p4p2------|-----------------------|
|---------------5-7-8-7-|---------------------2p1p0-|---------------5-7-8-7-|
|-0----0----0-7---------|-0----0--------------------|-0----0----0-7---------|

|--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|-----------5p4p2-----------|
|--------------------|-----------------------|----------------5p4p2------|
|-----------7------5-|---------------5-7-8-7-|---------------------2p1p0-|
|-0---0---0---8--7---|-0----0----0-7---------|-0----0--------------------|





Final Chorus (for runs at end of line, guitar 1 play high, guitar 2 low)

|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------10-7-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6--6-6--|-/9--9-9--9------9-7---|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-------------------|-/9--9-9--9-7--------9-|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4--4-4--|-/7--7-7--7---10-7-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------10-7-|

|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------8---|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6-----|-/9--9-9--9-----7-9---9-|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-----------------|-/9--9-9--9--/9---------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4-----|-/7--7-7--7-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------12-----15---|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------15b17--18b20|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6-----|------------------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-----------------|-/9--9-9--9-------------|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4-----|-/7--7-7--7-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-7--7-7--7-6-----|-------------------|
|-7--7-7--7-6-------|-5--4--4-4---4--4--|-----------------|-7--7-7---7--7-7---|
|-7--7-7--7-7--9--7-|-5--5--5-5---5--5--|-5--5-5--5-4-----|-5--5-5---4--4-4---|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|





Outro Solo (3:21)
             Eb                    Db                Ab
|----------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
|----------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------10b11-8-------|
|----------|---------------------|-----------------|---------7h9---------9-7-9-|
|----------|-7--7-7--7-7--7PH~-5-|---5-------5b----|---5-7/9-------------------|
|-7___fdbk-|---------------------|-7---7~----------|-7-------------------------|
|----------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|

  Eb    (continues)
|------------------|------------------------------|------10-----12-----19-17-15|
|---------------12-|--------------10-----12-----13|-13b15--15b17--15PH---------|
|-7h9~~~~-/x\---12-|-12p11-9-12b14--14b16--15b17--|----------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------|

|------15------------15-17-17-15--15------|--------------0---|
|-18b20--15PH-15-15PH-----------17--17-15-|--------------0---|
|-----------------------------------------|-12~----------1---|
|-----------------------------------------|------9-------2---|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|----------0-------|

|---------------10-12-16/19\16-|----------------------|
|-----------9-12---------------|-17-------------15~~~\|
|-------7-9--------------------|---14-12~-------------|
|---6-9------------------------|----------14p12-------|
|-7----------------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------|

|------15-17b19-b19r17-15--15-15----|-(15)-----------15--------14-|
|-15-17------------------17---15b17-|-b17r15-17p15-17--17~~--17---|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|


(3:46)
|-14tr15--14tr15--15tr17--17tr19----|-19p15--17p14--15p12-------------------------|
|-------17------17------17------17--|------17-----15-----12-15p12--12-------------|
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------14--14p12-14p12--|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------14|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

                                    Ending (Bridge riff again)
|------------------------12----15-|-----------------------|
|--------------12h15p12-----12----|-15b17~~---------------|
|-12~~----12-14--------14---------|-----------------------|
|-------14------------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------5-7-8-7-|
|---------------------------------|-0----0----0-7---------|


|----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|---------5p4p2-----------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|--------------5p4p2------|
|-------------7------5-|---------------5-7-8-7-|-------------------2p1p0-|
|-0----0----0---8--7---|-0----0----0-7---------|-0----0------------------|



Repeat riff above with Solo:        slight PH & wah here (hard to hear)
|-------------|-------------------|-12-12--------------------------|-------|
|-15~~~~------|-(15~~)------------|-------15-15-12-12--------------|-------|
|-------------|-------------------|------------------14-14-12p11---|-------|
|-------------|-------------------|-----------------------------14-|-14~~--|
|-------------|-------------------|--------------------------------|-------|
|-------------|-------------------|--------------------------------|-------|

End on Eb5 chord




KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| r  Bend release
| () held note
| fdbk  feedback from held note
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