The Dark Side (tablature)

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Guitar tab

Tabbed by GiveMeThePiss

Tuning : Standard

Okay so first, there are a few chords you need
to know for the intro and the chorus.
I think it's something like this :
e|--------10--------------------------5->-|
b|-8~-----10-----5~-------------------5->-|
g|-9~-----11-----5~-----9~-----7~-----5->-|
D|-9~-----12-----5~-----9~-----7~-----7->-|
A|-7~-----12------------7~-----5~-----7->-|
E|----------------------------------------|

Except for the last line of the last chorus where it is :
e|-8--|
b|-8--|
g|-9--|
D|-10-|
A|-10-|
E|-8--|

(You can use a Whammy pedal, with the Harmony effect +1oct.)

Also, there is this little riff after the first chorus.
Matt plays it this way in concert :
e|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------| x4
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-15-0-19-15-0---15-12-0-19-15-0-15-|

But I prefer to play it this way (with the Harmony +1oct.
effect on the Whammy), because it sounds closer to the original :
e|-----------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------| x4
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0-h3p-0-h7p-3p-0---h3p-0---h7p-3p-0-h3p-|

You can these few notes in the second verse like Matt in concert if you want :
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-8~-8b10r8~->-7~->-5~->-6->-7~---13~-13b15r13~->-12~->-10~->-13~-|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

And finally this solo. I play it this way, a bit
more simple (in my opinion) than Matt's version,
which you can find on Muse's YouTube channel. Of
course, you'll need to use the Harmony effects +
or - 1 oct. of the Whammy if you want to sound
closer to the original :
e|----------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------|
g|-11b12r11-11h12p11----11----------------|
D|-------------------12----12-------------|
A|----------------------------12-12-10-9~-|
E|----------------------------------------|
This first bend is very fast, you can barely
hear the 11th case of the g string.

e|------------------------------|
b|-10~-8h10p8----8--------------|
g|------------11---9------------|
D|-------------------10-10-9-7~-|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------|
g|-11b12r11-9h11p9----9---------------|
D|-----------------10---10------------|
A|-------------------------10-10-9-7~-|
E|------------------------------------|
This second bend is a bit slower, you can clearly
hear the 11th case of the g string this time.

e|---------------------------|
b|-11~-7h11p7---7------------|
g|------------9---9-6-6------|
D|----------------------9-8~-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
b|-10~-8h10p8----8-------------|
g|------------11---9-----------|
D|-------------------10-9-7----|
A|--------------------------7~-|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
b|-13~-8h12p8----8-------------|
g|------------11---9-----------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------------------10-9-7----|
E|--------------------------8~-|

Outro :
Matt plays it this way :
e|-------------------|
b|-------------------|
g|-------------------| x4
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-0-15-0-19-15-0-15-|

I play it this way :
e|----------------------|
b|----------------------|
g|----------------------| x4
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|-0-h3p-0-h7p-3p-0-h3p-|

And finish on this note :
e|---|
b|---|
g|---|
D|---|
A|---|
E|-0-|

And you got it !

Song structure :
Intro
Verse 1 (nothing)
Chorus 1 (play intro)
Post-chorus 1 Riff
Verse 2
Chorus 2 (play intro)
Post-chorus 2 (nothing)
Solo
Chorus 3 (play intro twice, and don't forget the exception for the last line !)
Outro

Signs :
~ : vibrato
b : bend
r : release bend
h : hammer
p : pulling
-> : slide


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