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Survival Tab

by Muse
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Artist: Muse
Album: The 2nd Law
Song: Survival
Tabbed By: A Dead Fly

Standard Tuning

Piano in the beginning is transcribed to guitar until the guitar enters at 2:32

Intro 0:00 - 0:59

E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|-------3--------| x2
D|----------------|
A|-1--------------|
E|----------------|

Piano Chords
   A#               D#m              A#               D#m
e|--------1-------|--------6-------|--------1-------|--------6-------|
B|--------3-------|--------7-------|--------3-------|--------7-------|
G|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
D|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
A|-1--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|
E|-1--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|

   A#               A#aug?           D#      D        Gm      Cm              
e|--------1-------|-2------10------|-6-------5------|-10------8------|
B|--------3-------|-3------7-------|-8-------7------|-11------8------|
G|-3------3-------|-3------7-------|-8-------7------|-12------8------|
D|-3------3-------|-4------8-------|-8-------7------|-12------10-----|
A|-1--------------|--------9-------|-6-------5------|-10------10-----|
E|-1--------------|----------------|-6-------5------|-10------8------|

   A#                                F                Gm
e|-1--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|
B|-3--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|
G|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|-3--------------|
D|-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-5--------------|
A|-1--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-5--------------|
E|-1--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|

   Dm               D#               A#               D#m
e|-5--------------|-6--------------|--------1-------|--------6-------|
B|-6--------------|-8--------------|--------3-------|--------7-------|
G|-7--------------|-8--------------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
D|-7--------------|-8--------------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
A|-5--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|
E|-5--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|

    A#               B
e|--------1-------|--------2-------|----------------|
B|--------3-------|--------4-------|----------------|
G|-3------3-------|-4------4-------|----------------|
D|-3------3-------|-4------4-------|----------------|
A|-1--------------|-2--------------|----------------|
E|-1--------------|-2--------------|----------------|

Preverse 0:59 - 1:34


e|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-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|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
D|-x---------------|-x--------------|-x--------------|----------------|
A|-1--------------1|-1--------------|-1--------------|----------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

e|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
B|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|
D|-4--------------|----------------|
A|-4--------------|----------------|
E|-2--------------|----------------|

Verse 1 1:34 - 2:32  The piano only plays the bass note here, but I like
playing the full chord

   A#                                  D#m            F#
e|-1-----1-1-----1|-1-----1-1-----1|-6-----6-6-----6|-9--------9--9-------9-|
B|-3-----3-3-----3|-3-----3-3-----3|-7-----7-7-----7|-11-------11-11------11|
G|-3--3--3-3--3--3|-3--3--3-3--3--3|-8--8--8-8--8--8|-11--11---11-11--11--11|
D|-3-----3-3-----3|-3-----3-3-----3|-8-----8-8-----8|-11-------11-11------11|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9-9-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|

   B                F#                
e|-2-----2-2-----2|-2-----2-2-----2|
B|-4-----4-4-----4|-2-----2-2-----2|
G|-4--4--4-4--4--4|-3-----3-3-----3|
D|-4-----4-4-----4|-4--4--4-4--4--4|    Play those six bars 3 times
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 2|-4-----4-4-----4|
E|----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
 
Actual Guitar Part Starts At 2:32:

|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------|--8~--------------------x-|
|------------------------|--8~--------------------x-|
|---------------x--6\----|--6~--------------------x-|
  
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|
 
--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
------------0~---------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
--2----0h-1------------6--------|------------------------------6--|

--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------6--|--7----6p-4h-6~-----\-----6--------|
--------------------------6-----|-----------------------------6-----|
------------0~---------8--------|--------------------------------8--|
--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
--2----0h-1---------------------|-----------------------------------|
    
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------6--|--7----6p-4h-9~----6s--10~----10h--11~----|
------------7~---------------6-----|------------------------------------------|
--------------------------8--------|------------------------------------------|
--9----8p-6------------8-----------|------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
   
-------------------------|-------------------------6--|
--11~--------------------|----------------------8-----|
-------------------------|--8----------------8--------|
-------------------------|--8-------------------------|
-------------------------|--6-------------6-----------|
------------------13\----|----------------------------|
  
--7----6-4-6~-----\-----6--------|-------------------------------6--|
---------------------------8-----|------------8~-----\--------8-----|
------------------------------8--|-------------------------8--------|
---------------------------------|--9----8p-6-----------------------|
---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

--7----6p-4h-9~----6h-7h-10~--6h-7h-10-7h-9h-11-7h-9h-10h-|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
              
--11~14-----------------|--L----------------|
------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|-------------------|

Verse 2 3:20 - 3:55

      PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM     
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

      PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM    
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

        PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM     
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)--|

        PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM    
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--|

      PM  PM  PM          PM PM PM        PM  PM  PM           TP TP TP   
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7-----------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7--4--6--7--|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7\-----------|
--5--(5)-(5)-(5)--(5)--5-----------|--0--(0)-(0)-(0)--(0)--0---0--1--3--|

      PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM    
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

      PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM     
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

        PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM     
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)--|

        PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM       
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--|

      PM  PM  PM          PM PM PM        PM  PM  PM           TP TP TP    
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7-----------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7--4--6--7--|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7\-----------|
--5--(5)-(5)-(5)--(5)--5-----------|--0--(0)-(0)-(0)--(0)--0---0--1--3--|

Breakdown / Solos 3:55 - 4:53

                                                       TP TP TP    
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|
  
---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
--4~-----------------2--4--|--5~----5--5--4--5--8--5--8--8--5--8--|
---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------------------|

                                                      TP TP TP   
-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--9\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

------------------------------------|
--9----9--9--9--9--9----9--9--7--9--|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
  
--------------------------------------------------|
--10----10--10--9--10--13--14--16--16b17--16--14--|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|

                                                       TP TP TP    
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--16\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

--------------------------------------------------|
-----16----16----16----16-17----17----17----17----|
--------------------------------------------------|
--13----13----13----13-------14----14----14----14-|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------|
--18----18----18----18----19----19----20----20----|
--------------------------------------------------|
-----15----15----15----15----16----16----17----17-|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|

                                                       TP TP TP  
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
--21\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
---x----------------------------|-------------------------------|
--18\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

                 
   TP                                                 TP  TP  
--16-------------------------------------------------14--16--|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|

   TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP  
--16-17-18-17-16-17-18-17-16-17-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                       TP TP TP  
--16\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
---x----------------------------|-------------------------------|
--13\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

Outro

   PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM   
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|
--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|

   PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM     
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6-----|
--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4-----|

              
----------------------------|-------------------||
----------------------------|-------------------||
----------------------------|-------------------||
----------------------------|-------------------||
--6--------6----------------|--L----------------||
--4--------4----------------|--L----------------||


Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
TP - tremolo picking


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rocklee1431 wrote on July 2 2012, 03:47 pm

haven't played along with it yet but it looks good, just one thing on the last part of the breakdown/solo, i think the tremolo picking is more like this

e|-16---------14-16-14-17-14-16-17 etc... --16/-|
TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP

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GuitarDomen wrote on July 17 2012, 10:39 am

Great tab!!

+6 reply
gateway01 wrote on September 28 2012, 07:38 pm

a couple of parts where I think you used the wrong scale, (minor rather than major, or vise versa), but I worked around it. Otherwise great job.

Basically what I mean is...
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|

should be...

--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------5-----|---------------------------5-----|
--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|

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