Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

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Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby jailman » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:34 am

Anybody here know how to play any Alter Bridge songs on guitar? I'm talking like you really can play the shit like Myles and Mark can play them.

How many or which ones do you know how to play?

Step further: Any of you in any AB cover bands by chance?

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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby Dolo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:33 am

I think you should put that in Musicians Unite section but yeah.

I do play AB stuff but I don't have enough guitars to cover all the tunings. A lot of the riffs and choruses are quite simple. The problem is with fingerpicking parts or solos.

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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby One Drew Remains » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:55 am

Yes. So complicated at times that it's very hard to play. I can play Wonderful Life all the way through. But other than that, I just riff around. I can play most of Addicted To Pain... But that solo, lol.
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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby Andy92 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:13 am

If Justin is still around, I think he could pretty much fill in for Mark at a show if he needed a backup lol
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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby VigilantSteve » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:56 pm

I used to know a few from beginning to end, minus the guitar solos (Watch Over You, Ghost of Days Gone By, Coeur D' Alene, Fallout, Isolation) and have learned bits and pieces of quite a few more than that over the years. Ultimately I don't end up learning them just because of the inconvenience of all of the different tunings that they play their songs in.

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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby One Drew Remains » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:27 pm

Yeah. I play half step down. So anything they do in drop C# is easy to learn. But save for Farther Than The Sun, I've never messed around with the lower tunings.
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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby Jhenrid » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:20 am

I use to be able to play them a lot better than I do now. I know I can still play ODR album while being a bit rough on a couple of the solos. I used to be able to most of the blackbird album. Those two albums I could probably do a refresher and play, the rest is more like a handful of songs from each album. I feel bad thing about how I used to be able to ARTS but now I can only remember like half the song let alone have the speed to play it all correctly.

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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby abw1987 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:01 pm

I can play a fair number of songs from their first few albums including basically all of One Day Remains. Since leaving Uni, getting a job, and moving in with my (now) wife, I've unfortunately spent a lot less time playing guitar.

There are probably only a handful I would say I know well enough to play in entirety:
  • Metalingus
  • Broken Wings
  • In Loving Memory
  • Shed My Skin
  • The End is Here
  • Brand New Start
  • Rise Today
  • Blackbird
  • One By One
  • Watch Over You
  • White Knuckles
  • Wonderful Life

A few others I can play most of the song, but never nailed down the solo, like "Open Your Eyes", "Burn it Down", and "Cry of Achilles".

One day I'll have time to learn the entire catalogue. One day...

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Re: Anybody here play Alter Bridge songs on guitar?

Postby TenaciousBe » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:55 am

I'm really not much of a guitarist, but I love to strum chords and sing. I do an open chord version of Watch Over You when I play local coffee shop / brewery type shows.

(Edit - by the way, the reason I do it open chord is mostly because it's easier to just bring one guitar, and I don't want to have to stop to retune the whole thing.)

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