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Hysteria bass

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Higher accuracy of pitches, rhythms, hand positioning than previous versions, especially during chorus and transitions between sections because I transcribed from isolated bass track. Two formats, one to promote memorization of parts and variations and one for more linear reading or printing. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                                            HYSTERIA - Muse
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Tabbed by: dishbat 
E-mail: dishbat@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G)

Preface: I have separated out the tablature into the individual patterns/elements that are played so that
it may help with memorization, since this song involves a lot of repetition. It also allows me to label the
transitions into the next song element, which often involves a small variation. These transitions appear in 
the tab as Ending 1/Ending 2 as you may have encountered in sheet music. Ending 1 will often indicate you
should return to the beginning of that pattern/element and repeat it, whereas taking Ending 2 will allow you
to progress to the next section of the song. Unfortunately, this means you may have to do some backtracking 
with your eyes initially as you are learning how the parts fit together.

Please take note of the Song Structure at the bottom of the tab, as this will help you keep track of the 
number of repeats in each section. Below that, I will also post the entirety of the tab with all the
transitions tabbed out in order for those who may wish to print out a paper copy.

I would also highly recommend listening to the isolated bass track because it will be much easier to 
discern pitches, rhythms, tone, etc of the bass part without the rest of the instruments on top. Fortunately,
there are several uploads of the isolated bass track for Hysteria on Youtube. You may find them useful now,
especially since the CHORUS rhythm can be a little tricky to get perfect. 

On a personal note and at the risk of appearing like an arrogant buffoon, I would like to state that I 
transcribed this bass tab by ear directly from the isolated track, compared it to video footage for hand 
positions and formatted it myself. I do not agree with people taking the work of others even if credit is 
given in name, since I feel original tabbers should take care to be as accurate as possible before releasing.
If later tabs do end up being more accurate, views should be directed to them instead. (Sorry, this is my 
least favourite part of the tab too!)

Thank you for bearing through the wall of text. Now on to the tab!


MAIN RIFF:
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-------------------------------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------|

G|--------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Then,
Ending 1 (continuing the Riff)
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7-----------------------------------|
A|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|-------------------------------------| --- go to beginning of main riff
OR
Ending 2 (transitioning into the Chorus)
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-|
E|---------------------------------| --- go to CHORUS



CHORUS:
G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|
  (1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a)

Then,
Ending 1 (continuing the Chorus)
G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-| --- go back to beginning of CHORUS
OR
Ending 2 (transitioning into Verse)
G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|-------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5---|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|---------------------------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------| --- go to main riff
OR
Ending 3 (transitioning to Breakdown or Coda)
G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------------------------|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5*-5*-5*-5*-5*-0-12\------| --- go to breakdown/coda
                                                 5*: 5th fret harmonic

Please note "Chorus" corresponds to the section of the song, whereas "CHORUS" denotes the pattern/element.
I apologize, I couldn't think of a prettier or less confusing way to label them because of the variations.
Since each appearance of the Chorus involves repeating the CHORUS pattern twice, it will read as so:
**One Complete Chorus** = CHORUS-Ending 1-CHORUS–Ending 2/3
(For more repeats of the CHORUS pattern, such as during the Guitar Solo into Chorus, simply take Ending 1
additional times)



BREAKDOWN:
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------| --- go to guitar solo
                                                                                          (main riff) 

CODA:
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|

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

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



Song Structure:                         
    Intro                               Intro = Main Riff x4
    Verse                               Verse = Main Riff x2
    Chorus                              Chorus = CHORUS x2
    Main Riff x 1                       
    Verse                               
    Chorus                              
    Breakdown                           
    Guitar Solo                         Guitar Solo = Main Riff x2 + CHORUS x2 (see note above)
    Chorus                   
    Coda

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Hysteria Full Tab:

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

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| x4
  Verse 1
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-------------------------------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------|

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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

G|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-7-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  Chorus 1
G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|

G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

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

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
  Verse 2
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-------------------------------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------|

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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

G|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-7-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  Chorus 2
G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|

G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------------------------|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5*-5*-5*-5*-5*-0-12\------|
  Breakdown
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------|
  Guitar Solo
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10--------10-10----10-12-|
E|-------------------------------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----0-12-0-------12-------|

G|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

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

G|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-7-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|

G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|
  Chorus 3
G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|

G|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5---3-5---------5---3-5-----|
A|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-0-|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----3-----3-3---3---3-----3-3-|

G|-----7---5-7---------7---5-7-----|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----7---5-7---------------------------|
A|-5-----5-----5-5---5---5-----5-0-|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-5-----5-----5*-5*-5*-5*-5*-0-12\------|
  Coda
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|

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

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

Notation (legend):
  \  slide down
  *  natural harmonic

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jlimfw 10 Oct 12, 2015 10:57 AM

Sounds perfect! 100% accuracy!

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HTX_Earthbound 12 Dec 13, 2016 01:52 PM

Could you give a bit of an explaination on the natural harmonics? I've never heard of it before.

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