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Lifehouse tabs for Anchor

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                                                        Lifehouse - Anchor
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Tabbed by: Matt Benecke


Tuning: 1/2 Step Down (A chord diagramEb MajorEb)

This is an awesome song from Lifehouse that actually has a bunch of intricate
guitar parts comprising its sound. I tried to cover all of the important ones
and did my best to present as full an arrangement as possible. Though I'm
admittedly uncertain of the chords in the pre-chorus, I think it still sounds
solid enough to work well.


Guitar 1 (Distorted Electric)

Guitar 2 (Distorted Electric)

Guitar 3 (Electric)

Guitar 4 (Acoustic)

*NOTE: ANY riff attributed to Guitar 3 could be played as an octave rather
than a single note run to give it a fuller sound.



Intro (0:00 - 0:28)

Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1  2x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2  2x

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3  1x (during second half of intro)

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4  2x



Riff 1

    A chord diagramA5A5
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    G5(X)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--9--9-9-9--9-9--12-12-12-12--12--12--------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--9--9-9-9--9-9--12-12-12-12--12--12--------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--7--7-7-7--7-7--10-10-10-10--10--10--------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 2

eb|-10--10-10-10--10-10-10--10--10--10-10-10--7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7----|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x---x---x--x--x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x----|
A chord diagramGbGb|--7---7--7--7---7--7--7---7---7---7--7--7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4----|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--12--12-12-12--12-12--15-15-15-15--15--15---|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x---x---x--x--x---x--x---x--x--x--x---x---x---|
A chord diagramGbGb|--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2---9---9--9--9---9--9--12-12-12-12--12--12---|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 3

eb|----------------------------12-14--------------------------------12-14-----|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-15--15-14-15--15-14-15--15--------15-15--15-14-15--15-14-15--15-------15--|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------12-14--15-15-14--12--12-14-------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-15-14-15--15-14-15--15----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4

    A chord diagramA augmentedA
eb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-------------------------------2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    A chord diagramG+G
eb|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2--2--------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|


Pre-verse / Verse 1 (0:29 - 0:57)

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 5  4x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 5  4x


Riff 5
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-----------------5-5-5-4----------------------5-5-5-4----------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-3h5-5-3-5--5-5----------5-5--3h5-5-3-5--5-5----------5-5------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Pre-Chorus 1 (0:57 - 1:25)

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 6  2x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7  4x


Riff 6

eb|-12-12-12--10-12--12-10--12/14-14-12-14--14-12--14/15-15-14-15-15\14--10---|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-10-10-10-10--10-10--10h12-12-10-12--12-10--12/14-14-12-14--14-12--14/15---|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-15-14-15-15\14--10--10-10-10-10--10-10------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 7

eb|-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--8--8-8-8--8-8--7--7-7-7--7-7----------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7----------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--6--6-6-6--6-6--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 1 (1:25 - 1:54)


Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1  2x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2  2x

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3  2x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4  2x


Pre-Verse / Verse 2 (1:54 - 2:15)

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 5  3x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 5  3x



Pre-Chorus 2 (2:15 - 2:44)

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 6  2x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7  4x



Chorus 2 (2:44 - 3:23)

*NOTE: On the 2nd time playing through Riffs 1 & 4, switch to Riff 1a after
playing the final strum of the A chord diagramA5A5 and A chord diagramA augmentedA chords, respectively.

Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1*  2x then Riff 1a  2x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2   2x

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3   2x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4*  2x then Riff 4a  2x


Riff 1a

    A(XII)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-9--9-9-9--9-9-11--11-11-11--11-11-12--12-12-12--12--12-14--14-14-14-14-14-|
A chord diagramDbDb|-9--9-9-9--9-9-11--11-11-11--11-11-12--12-12-12--12--12-14--14-14-14-14-14-|
A chord diagramAbAb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--9---9--9--9---9--9-10--10-10-10--10--10-12--12-12-12-12-12-|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Riff 4a

    A chord diagramA augmentedA
eb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-4--4-4-4--4-4-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-4--4-4-4--4-4-2--2-2-2--2-2-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3---------------------------------|



Solo (3:23 - 3:37)

Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1a  2x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 1a  2x

Guitar 3 Plays Solo     1x

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4a  2x


Solo

*NOTE: Trill pick each note and shift with the bass/chords in Riff 1a/4a.

eb|-12t------14t------15t------17t------19t------21t------22t----24t----------|
A chord diagramBb majorBb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramGbGb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramDbDb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAbAb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramEb MajorEb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge (3:37 - 4:05)

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7  4x


Chorus 3 / Outro (4:06 - 4:59)

Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1* 2x then Riff 1a  4x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2  2x

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3  2x then  Solo    1x starting at 4:40

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4* 2x then Riff 4a  4x


A chord diagramA augmentedA huge thanks to Daniel Yakel for his tablature; it served as a jumping point
for me to create this more fleshed out version of the song.  I'm not sure if
Daniel is the one who created the seemingly only existing tab of the song
but his is the only name I've seen on it during my Google searches.

I had a hard time deciphering all of the different riffs so if you feel that
anything is off, chalk it up to creative license in my interpretation of the
song! I'll be doing an acoustic/chord version next so if you're looking for
that instead of the tab, be sure to scope it out.

Thanks!

Matt


Tab 🏷Legend

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| t  Trill pick
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Anchor' by Lifehouse, a pop-rock band formed in 1996 from Los Angeles, USA. Lifehouse is known for their gritty rock/pop music.

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