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Here Without You by 3 Doors Down

    “3 Doors Down performing in Laredo, Texas, 2012” photo by Justin Allen Hundsnurscher – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


    As in many 3 Doors Down songs, the rhythm pattern is an arpeggiated chord progression with various little fills throughout. The chord shapes above the tab give you an indication of the chord that is arpeggiated. You should hold each chord shape until the next chord in the progression comes along. This allows each note from the chord to ring together. The verse is broken down into two parts below:

    The verse has a repeating progression of Am, G, Am, F, and G. The same notes from above apply to the next to last measure of this part as well with your 4th finger playing the third fret on the low E string.


    This progression is a little different. The opening chord is a Cadd2 ( basically a C chord with your 4th finger playing the third fret on the B string instead of the first fret, which you would usually use your 1st finger to play on the B string. The
    progression begins with a Cadd2, back into the G, Am, F, and finally the G from earlier. You should now notice the recurring theme of the song.


    The bridge is simply Bm, D, A, and G.

    Riff Resources

    Complete Transcription To “Here Without You” (PDF)

    Complete Transcription To “Here Without You” (Power Tab)