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Knights of Cydonia - by Muse
Joshua. s

Standard Tuning

[Intro]

Horses, Laser Guns, Explosions etc.
Then big keyboard synth note:

e|--------|
B|-3/17---|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

Then chords [x4]:

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-222-444-555----777-777-999-|
A|-222-444-555----777-777-999-|
E|-000-222-333----555-555-777-|

After two times chords, this guitar part also enters [x2]:

(rapid picking/ tremelo effects)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-2--0-2-4--4-2-4-5--4-5-7-5-4-4br-2-1-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Then:
(rapid picking for whole slide)
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|-19\0--| (then slight detune and release with whammy bar)

Then:
tremelo effects throughout
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-5-4-2-0-2-4-5-4-2-0--1-2-4-2-5-7-8-7-8-9-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-8-5-0-7--8-7-5-3--7-5-3-5-3-1-3--4--5-| (slight detune and release with whammy bar)
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

Then:
rapid picking throughout
e|-11-10-8-6-8-10-11-10-8-6--7-8-10-8-11-13-14-13-14-15-|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19-16-11-18--19-18-16-14--18-16-14-16-14-12-14--15--16------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------4-6-4-3-4--| (with loads of and echo
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|  and effects over the top. 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------| Probably not even what is played)
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 

[Verse]
(Chords are mostly about a bar long)
e|-7---7---7---7---6---7---10---7-|
B|-9---7---9---7---8---9----8---7-|
G|-9---8---9---8---9---9----7---8-|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-7---7-------8---7--(7)--8---7---7---7-|
B|--8---7-----8----8--(8)--8---8---7---8-|
G|---9---8---9-----7--(7)--9---7---8---9-|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

[Bridge Section]
Chords [x4]:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-222-444-555----777-777-999-|
A|-222-444-555----777-777-999-|
E|-000-222-333----555-555-777-|

After two times chords, this guitar part also enters [x2]:

(rapid picking/ tremelo effects)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-2--0-2-4--4-2-4-5--4-5-7-5-4-4br-2-1-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

 Then:
(rapid picking for whole slide)

e|-20\7-|
B|------|
G|------|
D|------|
A|------|
E|------|

Then:
Keyboard arr. for guitar + wipe palm of hand over pickups for scraping sound

e|-----------------|
B|----------5------|
G|----0--4---------|  [x4]
D|-222-22-22-------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

[low keyboard section - "No-ones gonna take me alive..."]

Then:
keyboard arr. for guitar, grouped in triplets:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

e|----------------------------------|
B|-5---5---5---5---5---5------------|
G|--4---4---4---4---4---4-----------|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2----------|
A|-------------------------777---7\-|
E|----------------------------------|

[Solo] [x6]
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-----|
A|-5h77-7-7-5h77-7-7-5h77-7-7-5h77---7-5-|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-5-------5-------5-------5---5-77-|
E|--77-7-7--77-7-7--77-7-7--77------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-7-------7-------7-------7---------|
E|--55-5-5--55-5-5--55-5-5--55-7-5-3-|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-300-0-0-300-0-0-300-0-0-300-5h6-0-|

[Outro]
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-300-0-0-300-0-0-300-0-0-300-5h6h7-|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------5h77-5h77-| [x2]
E|-300-0-0-300-0-0-300-0-0-----------|

then:
e|---|
B|---|
G|---|
D|---|
A|---|
E|-0-|

Harmonic 12 on e string and some sort of slowing down effect to finish off.

************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| br   Bend release
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

************************************

            
            
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sam allen rules 206 Aug 14, 2006 02:42 AM

better than the others in my opinion.
i gave it 5 *

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randy_roads 80 Aug 14, 2006 09:52 PM

it seems to be fairly inaccurate, especially he intro.

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Gaz_m2k5 260 Aug 15, 2006 10:50 AM

intro looks pretty accurate to me. and the rest of the tab

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