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Old 08-03-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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Muse Songs

How did matt play (insert song) at (insert gig)?
please with this type of question where ever possible provide a link so other users can hear it, failing this please provide information on where you heard it, otherwise its unlikely to get results.

Where can I get muse tabs?

You can get them via buying the Muse tab books (links provided) or by looking at some tabs created by users from various sites.Good sites for tablature:Something isn't quite right with the microcuts tab in the tab book yeah?
there's a mistake, to play microcuts you should tune your guitar to drop d.

How do you play citizen erased?

this was originally recorded on a 6 string (silver manson) with the low e tuned down to an A live this is performed on the 7 string manson tuned (low to high) AADDGBE the intro riff is played with natural harmonics (new to harmonics? read a guide here)
tab for main riff is


where H2.5 is a natural harmonic played on in between the 2nd and 3rd fret and H3.2 is a natural harmonic played just after the 3rd fret

Piano thing - what is it and is there a tab?

piano thing is an improvised solo piano piece by matt bellamy it appears on the b-side to the new born.

A transcription of this can be found at:

There seems to be something fishy about the in your world tuning?

the hullabaloo tab book is not a mistake or a misprint. for playing in your world correctly you tune your d string up a tone to e.

How does one play the outro to the hullabaloo live version of sunburn?

then outro (thanks to idolmon from the muse-official board for it)
with whammy up 2 octaves



continue moving the riff chromatically down until


In the tab book it has the ruled by secrecy verse as just repeats but it clearly is different the second play through?
the tab book lazily didnt transcribe the change. lucky for you a user of the screen name Mellomeh has done. click here for a jpg of the sheet music. (be aware these image is large - if it looks smaller and shit its probably because you're browser has auto shrunk them)
any questions on this tab email Mellomeh at you can also see a larger bitmap of this tab at

How does one play the outro to stockholm syndrome live?

Aiden tabs it as:



which is generally right altho matt is prone to improvising bits and bobs so this tab should be used as a loose guide

Which muse songs are played with a capo?
  • Thoughts of a Dying Atheist - 10th fret
  • Sing For Absolution (Live) - 2nd fret
Whats the best muse songs for a beginner?
the vast majority of people on this forum would recommend either hyper condriac music or unintended. the majority is wrong. host is the perfect beginner piece nice easy chords and some nice easy power chords. hyper condriac music and unintended are both nice easy pieces (by muse standards) so both would also be good for beginners. plug-in baby is also quite often recommended but it isn't advisable if you are very new to guitar as you need a strong fourth finger to play well so the tendancy is for beginners to try play it with three fingers this can lead to pretty poor technique so if you're trying plug in baby try to use all four fingers on the main riff.

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