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The Small Print Tab

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The Small Print - Muse
Absolution - Track 13

Drop-D tuning - e B G D A D

The timings (numbers in brackets) are correct 
but they would work just aswell halving them
E.g. play X4 instead of X8

key
* - Palm Mute

Intro
e|----------------------------------------
B|----------3-----------------------------
G|----------------------------------------
D|-3-4-3-4-----4-3-4----------------------
A|---------------------------------------- 
D|----------------------------------------  X 12

Verse
e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|-7-------9----11------12-------14-------
D|-0-------0-----0-------0--------0-------
A|-5-(X12)-7-(X4)9-(x8)-10-(X4)-12-(X4)-- 
D|-0--------------------------------------

e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|-16------18--16-16------15--------------
D|--0--------------0-------0--------------
A|-14-(X12)-------14-(X8)-13-(X8)--------- 
D|----------------------------------------  X2

On the last chord on the last time played 
use vibrato on G - 15 and bend. 

Intro X 4

Pre-Chorus

e|-2-----------------------------------
B|-2-----------------------------------
G|-4----4-4-4-4------------------------
D|-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
A|-2----2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
D|--------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
        * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------   X2  
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *         

Chorus
e|------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---
D|------------------------------------------ 

e|-2-----------------------------------
B|-2-----------------------------------
G|-4---4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------
D|-4---4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------
A|-2---2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------
D|-------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------
       * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

e|---------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------------
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------
D|------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------

e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|-11---------12-------11^ gradually bend-
D|-11---------12-----------and release----
A|--9-(X16)---10-(X16)--------------------
D|----------------------------------------

This part is a bit weird and hard to tab out. 
I think Matthew wanted to bring the band's 
Onstage presents onto Absolution. This is
Probably the reason why this bit is just
Improvised. You could use the 2nd option
And just play the verse riff once. Make
Sure you use your tremolo though, if you
Decide to improvise.

Verse X2

Pre-chorus
Chorus 

Intro X 16

*HEAVY CHORUS SEQUENCE*

Play the pre-chorus and chorus as normal apart from 
Don't use palm-mute just strum really fast, using
The same chords as before. However, there is a change
In chords on the second part of the chorus which you
Play like this:

e|---------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------------
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------
D|------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------

e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------
D|-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------

e|----------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------

e|----------
B|----------
G|----------
D|--9-------
A|--9-------
D|--9-------  Ring out and slide down
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Schmickles wrote on December 15 2003, 12:00 am

Yeah, just wanna say i know my own work when i see it
Don't rip my work off again please, i gave musclemuse.com permission to use it not you.

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Paul Lambeth wrote on March 29 2007, 06:56 pm

Well, I liked it, but the comment before made me realise it's pathetic, don't copy other people's work.

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