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Guitar tab

Tabbed by GiveMeThePiss

Tuning : Drop D

It's a very experimental one for Muse now. I think
this song quite made the unanimity, I love it. The
atmosphere is breathtaking !

Let's be clear, there is no guitar at all in this
song. But I can tab the bass for you :
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------| x6
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Now, I give you the synth part. You start to play it
at the third time you play the palm muted notes that
are on the 5th fret of the 6th string. I advice you
to use a Whammy pedal with the -1 and +1 octave Harmony
effect. Not Whammy effects, the Harmony effects !
Use +1 octave on the first group of notes, and -1
octave on the second group of notes. It goes like
this, until the piano :
e|---------------------------------------3----6--10-8------------------|
b|----------------------------------3-------------------11-10-11-10----|
g|-----------------------------3------------------------------------10-|
D|-----------------------5--------5----5----5--------------------------|
A|-----------------5---------5-----------------------------------------|
D|-5-----0-8-----5-----8-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------6----11-----15--18-17---15-14-15-14----|
b|-----------------------------------8----------------------------------------15-|
g|----------------------------8---------8----8-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------10----------10---------------13----------------------------|
A|-6--------10-------------10----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------10--------13------------------------------------------------------------|

Piano part :
e|---------------------------|
b|---------------------------|
g|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
D|-5~---1~---7~---7~---0---0-|
Note : you can make those notes palm muted too if you
       want.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------| x3
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|

Verse 1 :
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Now, the notes we can hear on the first chorus. I
advice you to use the Whammy pedal for the piece of
the song, I'll tell you where to use it. You must
use the -1 octave effect, the Whammy effect this time :
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------7~-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------->-6~------------------>-12~-------5~------|
D|-5---5~---1-----------7---7~---7~------------0-----------|
 (-1)                 (-1)

Pre-2nd verse :
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|

The second is just like the first one. But if you don't
want to play the palm muted notes, you can still play
the synth part !

For the second chorus, it's nearly the same as the
first one. You actually only change the last note
on the first time you play it. On the second time,
you justdon't play this last note :
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------| x2
A|--------------->-6~------------------>-12~-------5~---5~-|
D|-5---5~---1-----------7---7~---7~------------0-----------|
Note : You can also play it like Chris on concert,
       that is to say just like the first chorus.

Then, you finish on these notes :
e|-------|
b|-------|
g|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
D|-5~->--|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------| x4
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|

And you got it ! Remember this tab is actually based
on suppositions for a song that has no bass. It may
be in Standard tuning like Chris plays it live for
instance.

Song structure :
Intro (PM notes + Synth + Piano + PM notes)
Verse 1
Chorus
Pre-verse 2 (8 groups of 3 notes)
Verse 2
Chorus x2
Post-chorus 2 (1 note)
Outro (No guitar)

Signs :
~ : vibrato
b : bend
r : release bend
h : hammer
p : pulling
-> : slide
\ : slide w/ full fingers on the neck
* : harmonic
x : dead/muted note


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