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Artist: Muse
Song: Hysteria
Album: Absolution
Transcribed By: James Ward
E-Mail: Micro_cuts@hotmail.com
Date: 29/10/2003

Notes: Get a bassist!

Important:

For the solo bit, I have tabulated two versions, the
first is less of a stretch, but is awkward to play on
an acoustic guitar. I always use the second version
but it becomes a little awkward at the final bit due
to the fact that youre stretching from 7->12, but I
have rather large hands so it's not a problem. Use
whatever feels comfortable! Take a look at Paul
Gilbert's hands, they're huge!

Also, the second version is slightly easier to pick
because you don't have to skip across any other
strings, just try, see what you like.

Bends & Slides: For this, using the 'b' for the bend
was making it pretty messy, so '/' and '\' mean a
bend, and '//' means a slide (of which there is one)
and '~' means trem.


Tuning: Standard

Chunky Bass intro

Add l-o-n-g distorted+echo/reverb pick scrape

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------------|--------------------|
E-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12/13\12-----|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------------|--------------------|
E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|



e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------------|--------------------|
E-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|-------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12/13\12-----|-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|-------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|---7---|
A-------------------------|--------------------|---7---|
E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|---5---|



e--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
B--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
G--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|


'I want you now.....' 	(you can play open or barre chords,
			I'm using an acoustic, which sounds
			better with open, but with my electric,
			it sounds better with barre)

	C             G              Dm            Am
e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|---0------5---|
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|---1------5---|
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|---2--0r--5---|
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|---2------7---|
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|---0------7---|
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|----------5---|

e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|---...
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|---...
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|---...
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|---...
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|---...
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|---...

...--------------------------------------------|
...--------------------------------------------|
...--------------------------------------------|
...--------------------------------------------|
...-----------------------------------------12-|
...--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-15-0-12-0-15-15-12-15----|


e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|--------------------|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12--10-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|
A-------------------------|--------------------|
E-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|--------------------|

e-------------------------|--------------------|-------|
B-------------------------|-12/13\12/13\12-----|-------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|-------|
D-------------------------|--------------------|---7---|
A-------------------------|--------------------|---7---|
E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--------------------|---5---|


Quieter bass riff on lead (sounds like its being played with the edge of the pick)

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------12|
E--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-15-0-12-0-15-15-12-15---|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B------(part in brackets get played)--------|
G------(over by-the crunching below)--------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A--0-10-0-10-{12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7}------|
E-------------------------------------------|


e--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
B--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
G--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|


'I want it now.....'

	C             G              Dm            Am
e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|---0------5---|
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|---1------5---|
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|---2--0r--5---|
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|---2------7---|
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|---0------7---|
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|----------5---|

e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|


e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7-|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------12-|
E-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-15-0-12-0-15-15-12-15----|


NOTE: There are two versions for this


SOLO BIT - VERSION ONE! {for normal hands}
e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-19-19-------19-19-------19-19-------------19---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17------|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-18-18-------18-18-------18-18-------------18---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------17-17------------------------|
B-------18-18-------------------18-18-------17-17|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-19-19-------19-19-------19-19-------19-19------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-19-19-------19-19-------19-19-------------19---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|


e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-19-19-------19-19-------19-19-------------19---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17------|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-18-18-------18-18-------18-18-------------18---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------17-17------------------------|
B-------18-18-------------------18-18-------17-17|
G------------------------------------------------|
D-19-19-------19-19-------19-19-------19-19------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-17----------15-----------13---------12---------|
G------------------------------------------------|
D---19-19-19----15-15-15-----14-14-14---12-12-12-|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|





SOLO BIT - VERSION TWO! {larger hands/acoustic}
e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G-14-14-------14-14-------14-14-------------14---|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17------|
G-13-13-------13-13-------13-13-------------13---|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------17-17------------------------|
B-------18-18-------------------18-18-------17-17|
G-14-14-------14-14-------14-14-------14-14------|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G-14-14-------14-14-------14-14-------------14---|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|


e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17----17|
G-14-14-------14-14-------14-14-------------14---|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-------17-17-------18-18-------18-18-17-17------|
G-13-13-------13-13-------13-13-------------13---|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------17-17------------------------|
B-------18-18-------------------18-18-------17-17|
G-14-14-------14-14-------14-14-------14-14------|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------|
B-17----------15-----------13---------12---------|
G---14-14-14----10-10-10-----9--9--9----7--7--7--|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

Counterpoint (I think!)

e-------------------------------------------|
B-13--------13-12-10h12-12------------------|
G----12--------------------12---------------|
D-------14--------------------12------------|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B--12-13//15-------15-13-12h13-13-----------|
G------------14-------------------14--------|
D---------------15-------------------14-----|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B--15-13-12h13-13------12/13\12-10h12-12----|
G----------------12---------------------12--|
D------------------14---------------------12|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------|
B--12-13/15-----------15-13-12h13-13--------|
G------------------------------------14-----|
D----------14 ~ ------------------------14--|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

'Cause I want you now...'

	C             G              Dm            Am
e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|---0------5---|
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|---1------5---|
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|---2--0r--5---|
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|---2------7---|
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|---0------7---|
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|----------5---|

e---0------3---|---3------3---|---1------5---|---0------5---|
B---1------5---|---3------3---|---3------6---|---1------5---|
G---0--or--5---|---0--or--4---|---2--or--7---|---2--0r--5---|
D---2------5---|---0------5---|---0------7---|---2------7---|
A---3------3---|---2------5---|----------5---|---0------7---|
E--------------|---3------3---|--------------|----------5---|

Slide down on bass 'E' string (voom)
(i.e.  E---0//12\\0---|   )

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7-|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|

e-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|
E--0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-7---|
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TheVinesRule wrote on October 29 2003, 12:00 am

The counterpoint solo id pretty much prefect. I am quite jealous, cos i saw there were no tabs of this song so i submitted the chords http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/muse/hysteria_crd.htm and then another 2 come along :p:

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Mus(e)ic wrote on October 29 2003, 12:00 am

Very good, well done. Too be truthful, you beat me to it and I was gonna post a very similar tab (honest!).

P.S. Muse Rule!

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andrewbiles wrote on November 1 2003, 12:00 am

wow, that's a pretty damn good tab. Bit long for my liking it seems a bit too spread out but it's accurate which is what matters.

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