Break Free

Although we already have various versions of the song here, David has done some variations of the song which you might find interesting.

By David



Intro & Verse Pt.1 (Guitar 1) (Original)

Note: Keep in mind that guitar 1 does NOT actually play the harmonics that I did play in the vid, they're actually played
by guitar 2

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-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--


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-----4---4-6-----4---4-6~---------
-5-5---5-------5---5--------------
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Hook (Won't you break free)

Note: In the vid I play the variation first and then I play the original just so you could see how both of them sound. Also the variation is from the "In a valley by the sea" album.

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-2-2---2~-2~-2-2----2~-2~-2-2-2---

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-4-4--6-6---4-4--6-6----
-5-5--5-5---5-5--5-5----
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Hook (Variation)

Note: on the note that has a vibrato sign by it you just push it up a half step for half a beat and then drop it back down - do it fast to make it sound good.

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-----2---4------2---4----------
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-2-2---2----2-2---2------------

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-4-4--6-6---4-4--6-6----
-5-5--5-5---5-5--5-5----
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Verse + Chorus (Guitar 2)
[Notice the tuning]

Strum

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B-10-9---7---(7)-7--
G-11-11--7---(7)-7--
D-11-11--7---(7)-7-- x2
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D-------------------

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-10-9---7-7---7-9---7-7---7-9\\
-11-11--7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7\\
-11-11--7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7\\
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-10-9---7--7/14--15--7/9---9--
-11-11--7--7/14--14--7/9--10--
-11-11--7--9/14--12--7/9--11--
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-7-7--7/14--15--7/9----9--
-7-7--7/14--14--7/9---10--
-7-7--7/14--12--7/9---11--
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Bridge (Guitar 2)
Strum

Note: Don't forget that my Guitar 2 is
tuned to DADGBE

Powerchords

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-2/4/12--
-2/4/12--
-2/4/12--

Solo + Variation for Chorus (Guitar 2)

Note: In the vid it says (Guitar 1) but it's actually Guitar 2 because at that time Guitar 1 is playing the really fast rhythm part


-17/16/14-- x2
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Strum

Note: The (7)'s means harmonics on those strings at the seventh fret. This variation is done by me except for the part where you slide from the second fret to the fourteenth... I picked that up from listening to one of the albums.

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-(7)--9--11-13-11/13/14-
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-(7)--7---9-11--9/11/12-
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--------2/14\2/14---14--
-16-18--2/14\2/14---14--
--------2/14\2/14---14--
-14-16------------------
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3 comments:

Jam said...

Dude it sounds sick!!!!

soareditor said...

Guitar 1 plays the harmonics. It's just a left hand palm mute and the right hand strums up and down....

Also prechorus for lead is:

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------------6-6-5-5-6-6-5-5
------------4-4-4-4-6-6-5-5-
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That f# you bend with the won't you break free...

soareditor said...

Sorry one last comment. Why downtune the second guitar? Most of your tabs are correct but why down tune. These guys never down tune. I don't think I ever saw one of them downtune their guitar the entire time I was there.

Mike's rule was simple: Keep it simple so anyone can play. If you think something is really difficult, you're probably playing it wrong.... God Bless. Great job on the tab