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                             MADNESS - Muse
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Song: Madness
Album: The 2nd Law
Artist: Muse
Transcribed by: jchitty_16

Tuning: Drop D

AWESOME new single from Muse!

I’ve attempted to replicate the main synth riff on guitar if you want to
try it. The note on the G string is the note the ‘M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m Mad Mad
Mad’ is singing. Play it if you would like. I have put it in parentheses
to indicate it is optional.

Times are approximate.

INTRO (0:00) (‘Main Synth Riff’)
   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---3)--| play 4x
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
 PM. . . . . . . .
If you have an octave pedal or effect, use it on this synth riff!

VERSE (0:10)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| play 4x
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

(0:21)
 Eb
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-|

   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---3)--| play 2x
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| play 4x
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

  (0:43)
Eb
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3)------------| play 2x
D|----------------(3)-(3)-(3)--|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

CHORUS 1 (0:53)
   Gm                       F                           Eb         Bb/D Eb
e|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
B|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
G|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
D|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-1~-|

       Bb/D Eb
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|Play 2x
D|----------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~----|
D|-1~-1~-0~-1~----|

INTERLUDE (1:15)
   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| play 3x
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
 PM. . . . . . . .

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|--------[-triplet]-----------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1~-1~-1~-1~--1~--1--|
D|------------------3~--3~--3--|
 PM. . . .

VERSE 2 (1:25) – synth continues same as first verse;
guitar comes in! Finally!

*All slightly palm muted*
   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--| Play 4x
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Eb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| Play 2x
D|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
A|-6-6-6-6----6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
D|--------------------------------|

   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---| Play 2x
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

(1:47)
   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|
G|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--| Play 4x
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Eb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4-4---4--4--|
G|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--| Play 2x
D|(5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5)-|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---| Play 2x
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

CHORUS 2 (2:08)
   Gm                             F
e|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
B|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
G|-------------------------------|5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|

   Eb
e|-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
B|-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---4--4--|4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---4--4--|
G|(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|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|

* at about (2:22 in the song, you can hear a delay-ridden, echoey
guitar start to fade in with the organ for just the last two chords
up above (sounds like U2?) It is similar to the strumming rhythm from
above but I am just going to write the chord shapes with the times
that they appear. (each of these chords has its own 4 count bar)

   F(2:22)  Eb (2:24)   (2:27)
e|-13-----|-13-------|-11------|
B|-13-----|-11-------|-11------|
G|(14)----|(12)------|(12)-----|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--------|----------|---------|
D|--------|----------|---------|

Main Synth Riff – 4x

GUITAR SOLO – Lead Guitar(2:40)
   Bb
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-13b15.5-------------11--13b15--13--11--13vv---13b15r13p11-13p11---------|
G|-----------------10------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------12----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------*8----|
                                                                     *(dive)

Now this next part it sounds to me like he is picking every note...
I could be wrong though, it is hard to tell, but I would love for anyone
who sees this to find at least some way they’re able to play it... when
live footage of this song comes out we will see how Bellamy does it, but
for now I am going tab a few different ways to do this next part:

(2:49)
Version A (for you string skipping experts, or finger pick it for all I care)
                  Eb
e|----------------------18-------18-------16-------16--------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------20-------20--|
G|-17b19--17v-15---------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                             Bb
e|--------------------------------------------------------8--------------|
B|-------18-------18-------16-------16-------15\\------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------8---8------------|
D|-17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18-----------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------5vv\\------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Version B (tapping style, for those of you who have 24 fret guitars)
                  Eb
e|--------------------T------T------T------T------T------T------T------T-|
B|-13b15--13v-11--8h9h23p8h9h23p8h9h21p8h9h21p8h9h20p8h9h20p8h9h18p8h9h18|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

        +      +     + Bb
e|--------------------------------8--------------------------------------|
B|-8h9h16-8h9h16-8h9h15\\------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------8---8------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------5vv\\------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Version C (tapping, necessary if you have a 22 fret guitar)
               Eb
e|-8b10--8v-6--3h4h18p3h4h18p3h4h16p3h4h16p3h4h15p3h4h15p3h4h13p3h4h13---|
B|-----------------T------T------T------T------T------T------T------T----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
       +      +      + Bb
e|-3h4h11p3h4h11p3h4h10\\---------8--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------8---8------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------5vv\\------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

During the guitar solo, the main synth plays the ‘main synth riff’ FOUR
times and then a rhythm GUITAR (I think) plays:

  Eb                       Bb/D  Eb                        Bb/D
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
D|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-0-0-0-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-0-0-1-1-1-|


FINAL CHORUS (3:01) – now there is a wall of sound that comes into the song
that has not been there before, but it is all vocal harmonies, maybe
another layer of synths. It makes it harder for the underlying instruments
to hear well, but as far as I can tell the guitar part from Chorus 2 stays
the same; the main synth may stay the same or start playing straight quarter
notes, but it is hard to hear under the mix.

However, at about (4:05), a very high bell-like delay guitar comes in but
again, it is hard to hear. This is the best guess I got for what fingering
is at each chord:

*I recommend a 500~ms ping pong delay with several repeats
   Gm   F    Eb
e|-18-|-18-|-18-|
B|-20-|-18-|-16-|
G|----|----|----|
D|----|----|----|
A|----|----|----|
D|----|----|----|


Well there you have it – if anyone has recommendations on the delay parts
in the song please leave a comment.

************************************
KEY/LEGEND
| /      slide up
| \      slide down
| //     slide up to infinity
| \\     slide down to infinity
| h      hammer-on
| p      pull-off
| b      bend
| T      right hand tap
| v      vibrato
| x      Mute note
| ~      let ring
|(5)     Ghost note (optional, but is sounds okay)
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tonello wrote on September 23 2012, 02:54 pm

According to youtube, Matt picks the entire solo. He might do it differently for added effect later, but for now the solo is picked not tapped. I think tapping looks cooler though. unfortunately I only have 22 frets so I'll figure it out.

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tonello wrote on September 23 2012, 02:57 pm

Disregard the last part of my above comment I didn't version C great tab. Very thorough, and I love that you give different ways to play the solo for everyone. But Matt for sure string skips.

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jchitty wrote on September 24 2012, 03:07 am

Hey cool info, tonello! That's awesome that's how Matt plays it, now i know. And yeah i figured even if he did string skip, some people would need a tab for tapping just cuz its a tough lick when played that way. I appreciate the comments

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