Cornerstone

By JP
*** Please note: This is just my take on the song and doesn't necessarily reflect what the Hillsong guitarists' are doing.


Legend:
S = Slide
H = Hammer On
x = Muted string
L = Play louder on this note
0:00 = I use times in the video to show what parts I am playing
Lead Guitar.


Intro line:
e-------------------              
B-------------------
G------------------- (x6)
D--3-3-2-2-0-0------
A--------------3-3--
E-------------------


Part 1 (0:20 - not in video)
e----------
B----------
G------7---
D----5-----
A--3-------
E----------


Part 2 (0:30 - not in video)
e----------
B----------
G----------
D--2-3-----
A----------
E----------
 


Part 3 (0:35)
e----------
B----------
G------7---
D----5-----
A----------
E----------
 

Part 4 (0:42)
e-----------------
B----8-----8------
G------7-----7----
D--5-----5-----5--
A-----------------
E-----------------
 

Part 5 (0:59)
e-------------
B-------------
G----5--------
D--3---5-2s3--
A-------------
E-------------

Part 6 (1:06 & 2:02)
e---------------
B----------8----
G----4s5h7---7--
D--5------------
A---------------
E---------------
Part 7 (1:13 & 2:10)
e---------------
B--------8------
G----7-----7----
D--5---5--------
A---------------
E---------------

First Chorus:

e------5-------------7------8--
B----6--------5----8------5----
G--5--------5----7------------- (x2)
D---------7-------------5------
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

e------5-------------7------8--
B----6--------5----8------8----
G--5--------5----7-------------  (x1 - last time through)
D---------7--------------------
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

Part 8 (1:56 - not in video - played on an off beat)
e---------------
B---------------
G----5---5------
D--5---5--------
A---------------
E---------------
 

Pre chorus (2:12)
e------------------
B--6----8----13----
G--5----7----12---- (x2 - each chord is strummed a number of times)
D--3----5----10----
A------------------
E------------------

Chorus:
e-------------------------------
B------6-------5------8--5------
G----5-------5------7------5---- (x2)
D--3------s7------5----------3--
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

e-------------------------------
B------6-------5------8---8--8--
G----5-------5------7---------- (x1)
D--3------s7------5-----5--5----
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------

Lead line: 
e--------------
B--------------
G--10-9--7--5--(x6 - each octave is strummed twice)
D-------------- 

A--8--7--5--3--
E--------------

Big Chorus (3:09):

   F     Am    G    C
e-----------------------
B--10----13----12---13--
G--10----12----12---12-- (x3 - third time hold the G rather than going to the C)
D--10----x-----x----10--
A--------12----10-------
E-----------------------


Rhythm Guitar.
 
I'm not going to go in great depth for the rhythm guitar but I will show you what inversions I use.

C: x3x55x
F: xx356x
G: xx578x
Am: xx755x

Intro:   C   Am   F   G

Verse:   C   F   G   Am   G   F   G   C (hold)   x2 times

Chorus:   F   Am   G   C (hold the G the last time through)

Pre Chorus ('my anchor...')   F   G   C

Instrumental:   C   Am   F   G

Ending chord: C

Some parts for the second guitar:

First Chorus (best seen at 1:31)
e--------------------
B--------------------
G--------------------  (x2)
D---7---10---9---5---
A--------------------
E--------------------

e--------------------
B--------------------
G--------------------  (x1)
D---7---10---9---10---
A--------------------
E--------------------

*** This next part is played in the background of all other choruses.

All other choruses (the 'L' below means play louder than the other notes):

           L      L      L             L     L     L
e----------8------8------8-------------7-----7-----8------
B-----8------8------8------8-------8-----8-----8-----8----
G--10---10-----10-----10-----10--7---7-----7-----7-----7-- (x repeat as necessary)
D---------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------

8 comments:

Vin Shreds said...

That's a really nice cover. Cheers!!!

Vin
http://www.guitargreed.com

Vax said...

Well played and thanks for tabs.

Madhurya Baruah said...

wow... nice cover dude...

hope me learn to play like this one.

me learning bit of it.

http://madb.learningguitarreviews.com/

Unknown said...

hey man good tab but if I man suggest some tone advice. Your overdrive is a little harsh for the rhythm part, try to get a cleaner sound thats not so metal rocky. idk what pedals your using and all. just some food for thought. Keep up the great work man.

Rando Menguito said...

how you do that?
how i wish to play like how you play it..New music

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Oliver said...

hi can I know what guitar strap are you using? I like the cross design that runs over the shoulders and how much it cost

thanks

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