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Guiding Light Tab

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Muse - Guiding Light
The Resistance (2009)

This was tabbed by ear/sight, and exactly how Matt plays it according to the making of DVD.
More notes are at the BOTTOM of this tab, regarding how to play it, and that it IS correct!
- Gaz_m2k5   (18/09/09)

Key
/ - Slide up
\ - Slide down
^ - Bend
~ - Vibrato
All other techniques explained where relevant.


Verse

Pure hearts stumble
In my hands, they crumble
Fragile and stripped to the core
I can't hurt you any more

Loved by numbers
You're losing life's wonder
Touch like strangers; detached
I can't feel you any—


    C

e---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10-10--8-10---|
B---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
G---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-10-10--9-10---|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

     more —


   C

e--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10--8-10---|
B--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--8--8--8--8---|
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10--9-10---|
D--------------------------------------10-10-10-10---|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    C

e----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10-10--8-10--|
B----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G----9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-10-10--9-10--|
D---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   C

e---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10-10--8-10---|
B---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
G---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-10-10--9-10---|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   C

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

   F			   G

e---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
B--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
G--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   The sun —		   shine


   Am			   F

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

   Trapped    in   our      hearts,		it


  C
 
e----12-------12-------12-------12-------12----------|
B-------13-------13-------13-------13-------13-------| At this point the chords
G-12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----| are picked randomly, so
D----------------------------------------------------| you can do that instead of
A----------------------------------------------------| learning it all.
E----------------------------------------------------|

  could        rise—


  C

e----8--------8--------8--------8--------8-----------|
B-------8--------8--------8--------8--------8--------|
G-9--------9--------9--------9--------9--------9-----|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    again—


   F			 G

e----8--------8-------8-----10-------10-------10-----|
B------10-------10-------------12-------12-----------|
G-10------10-------10----12-------12-------12--------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

  But    I'm     lost,	  Crushed


   Am			  F

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

   cold   and   confused     with       no     


   Dm

e---13----13-13-13----13------13----13-13-13----13---|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G-14---14----------14------14---14-----------14------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   guiding —


   G

e----15---15-15-15----15------15----15-15----15-15---|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G-16---16----------16------16----16-------16---------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   light—				left


     C

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

   inside


Chorus
							Note the following isn't
							arranged in proper timing/bars
    F

e---1------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|   Not sure what this chord
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|	is called, but it's some
D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|	variation of F
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-----Lots-of-delay----------------------------------|


   C

e---3------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
D---------------2-----------------2-----2------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


   C

e---3------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|	Another variation
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|	unknown to me
D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    You        were     my     gui-     ding 

			    F

e---3-----------------------1------------------------|
B------1------1-------1--------1-----1--------1------|
G---------0--------0-----0--------2--------2-----2---|
D---------------3-----------------------3------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

				light—

   C

e----------------------------------------0-----------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|
D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


   C

e----------------------------------------------------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1------------------|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----solo------|
D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------20\-------|




Solo			(EXACTLY HOW MATT PLAYS IT)


e--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A-----3~~~---------7~~--10~~-----------|--14~~~~~-------14^--12~~~~---------------------|
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------5---|



e--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|------------------------2-3-5pinch~harmonic~~~--|
A--------------------------------------|-----------2-3-5-2-3-5--------------------------|
E---13--12--10~\---------8~~-----------|--3-2-3-5---------------------------------------|
				            alternate picking


e--------------------------------------|------12-12--------12-12----------13---------13-|
B---12^~~~---------14^~~~tremolo-------|--15^---------15^----------15--13---------------|
G--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------14--14----|
D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|


e----------12----------12---------10---|------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|---12^-hold+tremolo-~~~~~-----------------------|
G--12---12-----12---12----10---10---10-|------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|


Verse


      F			G

e-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
B-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
G-----2-----------------4----------------------------|
D-----3-----------------5----------------------------|
A-----3-----------------5----------------------------|
E-----1-----------------3----------------------------|

     When     com-      -fort


     Am			F

e----5------------------1----------------------------|
B----5------------------1----------------------------|
G----5------------------2----------------------------|
D----7------------------3----------------------------|
A----7------------------3----------------------------|
E----5------------------1----------------------------|

     and warmth can't be found		    I still


     C

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A---3------------------/5-----------/7---------/19^~-|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    reach-                   for you



      F			G

e-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
B-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
G-----2-----------------4----------------------------|
D-----3-----------------5----------------------------|
A-----3-----------------5----------------------------|
E-----1-----------------3----------------------------|

     But I'm lost,     Crushed


     Am			F

e----5------------------1----------------------------|
B----5------------------1----------------------------|
G----5------------------2----------------------------|
D----7------------------3----------------------------|
A----7------------------3----------------------------|
E----5------------------1----------------------------|

     Cold  and   con-   fused     with    no


    Dm			

e---1------------------------------------------------|
B---3------------------------------------------------|
G---2------------------------------------------------|
D---0------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

   guiding-


    G			

e---3------------------------------------------------|
B---3------------------------------------------------|
G---4------------------------------------------------|
D---5------------------------------------------------|
A---5------------------------------------------------|
E---3------------------------------------------------|

    Light-            left,

    C

e---0------------------------------------------------|
B---1------------------------------------------------|
G---0------------------------------------------------|
D---2------------------------------------------------|
A---3------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    inside


							
Outro Chorus
(from here the chords just repeat with this picking pattern)


    F

e---1------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


   C

e---3------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
D---------------2-----------------2-----2------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|


   C

e---3------------------------------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|
G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    You're            my     gui-     ding 

			    F

e---3-----------------------1------------------------|
B------1------1-------1-----------------1------------|
G---------0--------0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2---|
D---------------3-----------------3-----------3------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

				      light—

   C

e----------------------------------------0-----------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|
D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|





   C					(3:25)

e----------------------------------------3-----------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|
D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

					    You're 


=============================================================
Repeat these last four lines

   C

e|----------------------------------------3-----------|
B|•--------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|
G|------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|
D|---3-----------------3-----3------------------------|
A|•---------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

    my          gui-              ding
    there's no  gui-              ding
    there's no  gui-              ding


			    F

e---------------------------1------------------------|
B---------1-----1-----------------------1------------|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2---|
D---2-----------------2-----------3-----------3------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    -		-		   light—
    light    	left        	   in-        
    light            in         our        lives

   C

e----------------------------------------0-----------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|
D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

    —					-
    -side
    -                                   -


______________________________________________________
|1, 2
   C

e----------------------------------------3------------|		Play this the first 2 times,
B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--•|		then skip it the third time
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0------|
D---2-----------------2-----2-------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------•|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

					   When-
					   When-
					   

______________________________________________________
|3
   C

e----------------------------------------0------------|
B---------1-----1-----------------1-------------------|
G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------------|
D---2-----------------2-----2-------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|






Notes:
This was tabbed with great difficulty due to one fast lick during the solo,
and lots of delay, but I've tried to make it as clear as possible.

If you disagree with part of it, then you can play around with the finger picking,
but the chords are correct. If you know the names of the chords please comment so
I can correct them!
Unknown chords
133011 - Some form of F
x33013 - Some form of C

THE SOLO
I have tabbed the solo exactly how Matt plays it, which I did by looking at the making
of the resistance DVD. You will have that if you were cool enough to buy it.
I went to extremes of studying that fast lick at many different speeds between 7%-100%,
and looking closely what Matt's fingers did.

It's so fast you can pretty much play any sort of blur on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th frets,
if you disagree with what I've tabbed.

Not sure if it's a pinch harmonic or sustainer in there, but either is good.

The Chorus
As I said, LOADS of delay made it very hard to tab this, so no doubt it's not 100% perfect,
but as I'm sure Matt will do live, just pick the chords randomly, as long as you get the
6th string right and the chord, it'll sound fine.

Enjoy the tab, took me a lot of effort to tab it. Beautiful song.
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Uber-rocker wrote on September 23 2009, 02:52 am

Excellent tab, Gary. Makes me want to learn the song, come to think of it...

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Nigel Kelly wrote on September 25 2009, 08:52 pm

He more than likely uses the sustainer but the pinch harmonic is the same thing

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barfrog wrote on October 1 2009, 07:09 pm

Great tab, great song...

I think your mystery F is actually a Csus chord, i could be wrong. The unknown C looks like an Fmaj9...

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