Rush: Bravado
From the album Roll the Bones (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1991 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Thom Hickey 


This isn't in the standard form, but it's the way I like to
see tab, so that's the way I put it down.

4/4 time, q = 112

Main riff:


    Clean tone
    Let ring ---------------------------------------------------
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:---------8--------7----5----|--------8--------5-----7--------------|
G:------5--------7------------|-----5--------7-----7-----------------|
D:---5--------5---------------|--5--------5--------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|


If we keep our pride ..

     Though everything is lost           We will pay the price
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G:--5-------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
D:--5-------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
A:--3-------------------------|--0-----------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

  But we will not count the cost          We will pay the price
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--3-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G:--0-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:--0-------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
E:--3-------------------------|--0-----------------------------------|


But we will not count the cost          Oh________ oh,_____oh
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--3-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G:--0-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:--0-------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--2-----------------------------------|
E:--3-------------------------|--0-----------------------------------|

Guitar solo:
    ~~~~~~                      ~~~                 ~~~~~~
E:----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:--12-----15-----------------|-------------12------(12)------------------|
G:----------------14----------|-(14)-12---12------------------------------|
D:----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

                                            ~~~~~~
E:----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:-12-(12)\8---8h10p8--(8)\5-----5--|--------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------|--7----(7)----(7)\4/12/9--------------|
D:----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

E:----------------------------|------------8-----8--8--8-------------|
B:-----------8-----8--8-------|---8--5--5--5-----5--5--5-------------|
G:--7--5--5--5-----5--5-------|---5--5--5--5-----5--5--5-------------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:-------8--10-------8--------|--8--8------------15--15--15----------|
G:--5/7--7--7--9--------9-----|--------9-----------------------------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|-----------0--------------------------|

                                                  ~~~~~~~~
E:-------------------15--15---|--12--12------------------------------|
B:--15-----12--12-------------|--12--12---15b17---15-----------------|
G:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|


E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--12h15p12--12--------------|-----10p8p7---------------------------|
G:----------14---14--14-------|-(14)-------9p7p5-5--7--9--9--7-------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|


E:----------------------------|--8------8--8-----10-/12--12----------|
B:--8--8--8--8----10-10-10----|--10-----10-10--8----/10--10----------|
G:--9--7--7--7----7--7--7-----|--------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

                                       And when the music stops
                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E:--12----(12)\8-----------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--10----(10)\------------------|--------------------------------------|
G:-------------9------12-12/-----|-/14-14-------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

       There's only the sound..        All the hope and glory
E:---8---------------------------|--10----------------------------------|
B:---8---------------------------|--10----------------------------------|
G:---x---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:---10--------------------------|--12----------------------------------|
A:---10--------------------------|--12----------------------------------|
E:---8---------------------------|--10----------------------------------|

      All the sacrifice ^
E:--5----------------------------|--10----------------------------------|
B:--5----------------------------|--10----------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:--7----------------------------|--12----------------------------------|
A:--7----------------------------|--12----------------------------------|
E:--5----------------------------|--10----------------------------------|


But we will not count the cost ..

                                           We will pay the price ..
E:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------|
E:-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------|

             But we will not ..

E:--------3----------------------|--------0-----------------------------|
B:--------3----------------------|--------0-----------------------------|
G:--------0----------------------|--------------------------------------|
D:--------0----------------------|--------2-----------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|--------2-----------------------------|
E:--3--3--3----------------------|--0--0--0-----------------------------|


Repeat freely, with progression C5, C5/A, C5/G and C5/E.

Outro:

E:----------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:---5----5--5--5--5--5--5---5--5----5----5--5--|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|

E:----------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:---5--5----5--5--5--5----5--5------5--5--5--0-|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|

E:----------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:---2----2--2--2--2--2--2---2--2----2----2--2--|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|

E:----------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:---2--2----2--2--2--2----2--2------2--2--2----|
A:----------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------|


Tablature explanation:

| - bar line, merely a separator when length notation absent

|----|
|----|
|o--o|  repeat
|o--o|
|----|
|----|

w  - whole note
h  - half note
q  - quarter note
e  - eighth note
s  - sixteenth note
t  - thirty-second note
x  - sixty-fourth note

Captial lengths indicate dotted notes, + indicates tied note

Length notations with no information below them indicate rests

Duplets, triplets, and their ilk are indicated by "---3---" and similar
constructs above the note lengths

h  - hammer on
p  - pull off
tr - trill
b  - bend (use tremolo bar for downbend)
r  - release bend
s  - slide
/  - slide up
\  - slide down
~  - vibrato
t  - tap (with strumming hand)
x  - fret-hand muting

+  - wah pedal back
o  - wah pedal forward

() optional note, or note held from previous articulation
<> natural harmonics
[] artificial (pinch) harmonics
NH natural harmonics
AH artificial (pinch) harmonics
TH tapped harmonics
PM palm mute