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Sanctus Real - Alone


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Artist: Sanctus Real
Album: Fight the Tide
Song: Alone

Legend:
x-palm mute, ~-vibrato, h-hammer, p-pull-off
d-deaden, X-double palm mute, *-vamp, ↕-choke

I started working on this song the day it came out(believe me,
it wasn't easy), and it's awesome!

intro 1(play 2 times)
g|--4---4-4----4----------4---4-4----4------
d|224-224-4--224-224-4--224-224-4--224-22444
a|222-222-2--222-224-4--222-222-2--222-22444
E|00--00-----00--002-2--00--00-----00--00222

intro 2(play 2 times)
g|------------------------------------
d|----------4-------------------------
a|------------2-2h4p2-----------------
E|0-0-4h7p4-----------2-2-2-22-22-2-2-

on the 2nd time, gtr2 plays this(comes in after the 2nd "2h4p2")
g|------------------------4-4-444----------------
d|4--4-4-44-44-4--2-2-222-4-4-444-4-4-4444-44444
a|4--4-4-44-44-4--2-2-222-2-2-222-4-4-4444-44444
E|2--2-2-22-22-2--0-0-000---------2-2-2222-22222
                                           ddddd
verse 1(on the last chord of the last section,
fade out of the pm)
g|---------44444444----------------------
d|2-222222-44444444-4444-666-444-666-4444
a|2-222222-22222222-4444-666-444-666-4444
E|0-000000----------2222-444-222-444-2222
    xxxxxx xxxxxxxx Xxxx xxx xxx xxx xxxx

g|---------44444444----------------------
d|22222222-44444444-4444-666-444-666-4*4*
a|22222222-22222222-4444-666-444-666-4*4*
E|00000000----------2222-444-222-444-2*2*
  Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Xxxx xxx xxx xxx

g|---------44444444----------------------
d|2-222222-44444444-4444-666-444-666-4444
a|2-222222-22222222-4444-666-444-666-4444
E|0-000000----------2222-444-222-444-2222
    xxxxxx xxxxxxxx Xxxx xxx xxx xxx xxxx

g|----------44444444------------------
d|222222222-44444444-444444444*-------
a|222222222-22222222-444444444*-2*2p1-
E|000000000----------222222222*------4
  Xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx

chorus-gtr1(play twice)
g|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-66-68-6p4-4

g|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4

chorus-gtr2(play twice)
g|--------4-4-4-4----------------
d|2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
a|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
E|0-0-0-0---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

g|--------4-4-4-4----------------
d|2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4
a|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4
E|0-0-0-0---------4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2

postchorus-gtr1:
same as intro2, but only play once.

postchorus-gtr2:
b|------4----447~~~6h7-9~~~
g|4~~~44-4~~~--------------
d|-------------------------
a|-------------------------
E|-------------------------

verse2:
same as first verse, but during the final picking riff, gtr2 plays:
(slowly release the choke during the last two '↕')
g|6↕↕↕↕---

chorus2:
same as first chorus(this time there's no postchorus)

breakdown:
g|----------------444444443333----
d|22222222222222224444444433336666
a|22222222222222222222222211116666
E|0000000000000000------------4444
  XXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

g|----------------4444444466668888
d|22222222222222224444444466668888
a|22222222222222222222222244446666
E|0000000000000000----------------
  XXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

g|----------------444444443333----
d|22222222222222224444444433336666
a|22222222222222222222222211116666
E|0000000000000000------------4444
  XXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

g|------------------4-4-4-4-6-6-8-8---
d|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-6-6-8-82--
a|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-6-62--
E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------0--

then it goes into intro part 2 as soon as gtr1 hits the E5
(play just once)

chorus3:
same as all the other choruses.

outro:
just play intro part one.

after that, its just a bunch of non-repeating lead that I
can't hear. well, thatís it, though it may be a little 
schetchy in some parts. 
I hope you enjoy!
   
In Christ,
Your fellow rocker



Comments about this tab

sanctusfan14 - 2004-06-28
great job, im workin on closer, cuz its sweet, but im gettin a bit confused in the solo, ne way, i give urs a 5
jesuslova - 2004-08-11
beautiful job, thank you very much
jayhoo62 - 2004-08-31
Excellent job on the tab. The only thing wrong that I noticed was:
g|----------44444444------------------
d|222222222-44444444-444444444*-------
a|222222222-22222222-444444444*-2*2p1-
E|000000000----------222222222*------4 <- that 4 should be a 2.
Xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx

Other then that though, I can't really find anything else wrong.
guitarbmee - 2004-09-19
thanx for the correction. I'm not suprised that I made a mistake. I never thought that my part sounded just right, but I just didn't take the time I guess. thanx again!!
In His grip,
Ben
JohnM - 2004-12-15
It's right, but play it in flat tuning (Eb Gb Db Gb Bb Eb) and move the tab up a fret and it's a lot easier. (That's what a few other Sanctus songs are in too, i.e. Say it Loud). I.e. intro 2:

Eb |-------------------------|
Bb |-------------------------|
Gb |-------------------------|
Db |------------5v-----------|
Ab |-----0h3p0-----3-3h5p3---|
Eb |-1-1-------------------3-|
SRguitarfrk444 - 2005-02-12
johnM was almost right...its a half step down drop D...all sanctus song except for "i love you" are either a half step down or some other weird tuning...so the little fun riff goes like so...

e
B
G
D-3-3-------5~-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5xxxxx
A-3-3-2h3p2--3-3h5p3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5xxxxx
E-3-3----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5xxxxx
JohnM - 2005-04-24
Having just seen them 2 days ago.. he started playing this on the first fret, meaning it's in standard Eb. I guess he re-tunes between Eb and Drop-Db for the different songs (e.g. Say It Loud is definately in standard Eb).
Luca - 2005-11-10
Woah no the original is right... it's supposed to be in standard tuning
Luca - 2005-11-10
Sorry for double posting

g|----------44444444------------------
d|222222222-44444444-444444444*-------
a|222222222-22222222-444444444*-2*2p1-
E|000000000----------222222222*------4 <- that 4 should be a 2.

Not quite it should be *-2*2p1----
*-------4-2
jsoccer - 2005-11-23
nice
gnarlynarwhal1 - 2005-12-08
no... this is super nice!!!
undertone - 2005-12-27
I saw them on 10/8 (on my birthday) in Atlanta (actually Peachtree City) and talked to them about this song. They said that they play it in dropped D tuned half step down (C#-Ab-C#-F#-Bb-Eb). No sweat though this tab is great. I play it this way in standard tuning with some minor changes. Basically because who cares as long as it sounds good and you like it. Rock on under God.
gnarlynarwhal1 - 2005-12-29
I was wonderin. why dont they have any walpaper to download on there website??? i think there the best band ever, but i cant have a picture of them on my computer!!! oh yeah, theyre comin out with an album around April fourth '06 SO GET READY!!!
jsoccer - 2006-02-01
so i went to one of thier concerts and they played 5 of thier songs off their new album, (awsome songs, very awsome)
Hauck - 2006-02-18
Yeah, they played this song at their concert and they totally rocked. I've heard them play it on CD, LIVE, and I've played it on my guitar, sounds very accurate. Great job, 5/5.
rockNforchrist - 2006-05-08
If you play this in standard tuning I think that part in the intro goes like this:

E-----------------------------------xxxxx--
B-----------------------------------xxxxx--
G-----------------------------------xxxxx--
D-------------4-------------4-------xxxxx--
A-----------2------2--2-4-2-4-------xxxxx--
E-0--0--2-4-----------------2-------xxxxx--
/ \
hold this
rockNforchrist - 2006-05-08
Woops, the hold should be under the

-4-
-4-
-2-
rockNforchrist - 2006-05-08
Also I think the second line in the verse should go

g|---------44444444----------------------
d|22222222-44444444-4444-666-444-666-6*6*
a|22222222-22222222-4444-666-444-666-6*6*
E|00000000----------2222-444-222-444-4*4*
Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Xxxx xxx xxx xxx

instead of

g|---------44444444----------------------
d|22222222-44444444-4444-666-444-666-4*4*
a|22222222-22222222-4444-666-444-666-4*4*
E|00000000----------2222-444-222-444-2*2*
Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Xxxx xxx xxx xxx

but Im not sure.

rockNforchrist - 2006-05-08
Ahhhhhh! It was off again! The palm mutes should line up with the notes.
Robin238 - 2006-07-24
The tab for this song is on their new website

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