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Madness Tab

version 2
version 2

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D A D G B E
Tuning: Drop D

[Intro]
(0:00) 
(‘Main Synth Riff’)
   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---3)--| (4x)
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
 PM. . . . . . . .
If you have an octave pedal or effect, use it on this synth riff!

[Verse] 
(0:10)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| (4x)
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

(0:21)
 Eb
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-|

   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---3)--| (2x)
D|-----------------x---x---x---|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| (4x)
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

(0:43)
Eb
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|(3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3)------------| (2x)
D|----------------(3)-(3)-(3)--|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
   . . . . . . . .

[Chorus 1] 
(0:53)
   Gm                       F                           Eb         Bb/D Eb
e|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
B|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
G|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
D|--------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-|
D|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-|3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-|1~-1~-1~-1~-0~-1~-1~-|

       Bb/D Eb
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|(2x)
D|----------------|
A|-1~-1~-1~-1~----|
D|-1~-1~-0~-1~----|

[Interlude] 
(1:15)
   Bb
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| (3x)
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1~--1~--1~--|
D|-----------------3~--3~--3~--|
 PM. . . . . . . .

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|--------[-triplet]-----------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1~-1~-1~-1~--1~--1--|
D|------------------3~--3~--3--|
 PM. . . .

[Verse 2] 
(1:25)
(All slightly palm muted)
   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--| (4x)
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Eb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------| (2x)
D|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
A|-6-6-6-6----6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
D|--------------------------------|

   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---| (2x)
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

(1:47)
   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|
G|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--| (4x)
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Eb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-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--| (2x)
D|(5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5)-|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

   Bb
e|--------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---|
G|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3---| (2x)
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|

[Chorus 2]
(2:08)
   Gm                             F
e|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
B|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3--3--|6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
G|-------------------------------|5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5---5--5--|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|

   Eb
e|-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6---6--6--|
B|-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4---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)-|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------|

   F(2:22)  Eb (2:24)   (2:27)
e|-13-----|-13-------|-11------|
B|-13-----|-11-------|-11------|
G|(14)----|(12)------|(12)-----|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--------|----------|---------|
D|--------|----------|---------|

[Main Synth Riff] (4x)

[Solo] 
(Lead Guitar)
(2:40)
   Bb
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-13b15.5-------------11--13b15--13--11--13vv---13b15r13p11-13p11---------|
G|-----------------10------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------12----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------*8----|

(2:49)
[Version A] 
(for you string skipping experts, or finger pick it for all I care)
                  Eb
e|----------------------18-------18-------16-------16--------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------20-------20--|
G|-17b19--17v-15---------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                             Bb
e|--------------------------------------------------------8--------------|
B|-------18-------18-------16-------16-------15\\------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------8---8------------|
D|-17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18----17-18-----------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------5vv\\------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Version B] 
(tapping style, for those of you who have 24 fret guitars)
                  Eb
e|--------------------T------T------T------T------T------T------T------T-|
B|-13b15--13v-11--8h9h23p8h9h23p8h9h21p8h9h21p8h9h20p8h9h20p8h9h18p8h9h18|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

        +      +     + Bb
e|--------------------------------8--------------------------------------|
B|-8h9h16-8h9h16-8h9h15\\------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------8---8------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------5vv\\------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Version C] 
(tapping, necessary if you have a 22 fret guitar)
               Eb
e|-8b10--8v-6--3h4h18p3h4h18p3h4h16p3h4h16p3h4h15p3h4h15p3h4h13p3h4h13---|
B|-----------------T------T------T------T------T------T------T------T----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
       +      +      + Bb
e|-3h4h11p3h4h11p3h4h10\\---------8--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------8---8------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------5vv\\------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(During the guitar solo, the main synth plays the ‘main synth riff’ FOUR
times and then a rhythm GUITAR (I think) plays)

  Eb                       Bb/D  Eb                        Bb/D
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
D|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-1-0-0-0-1-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|1-1-1-0-0-1-1-1-|


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

| x    Dead note
| ~    Vibrato
| PM   Palm mute
| .    Staccato
| (n)  Ghost note
| p    Pull-off
| r    Release
| b    Bend
| *    Natural harmonic
| \    Slide down
| h    Hammer-on

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tonello 283 Sep 23, 2012 10:54 AM

According to youtube, Matt picks the entire solo. He might do it differently for added effect later, but for now the solo is picked not tapped. I think tapping looks cooler though. unfortunately I only have 22 frets so I'll figure it out.

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tonello 283 Sep 23, 2012 10:57 AM

Disregard the last part of my above comment I didn't version C great tab. Very thorough, and I love that you give different ways to play the solo for everyone. But Matt for sure string skips.

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jchitty 217 Sep 23, 2012 11:07 PM

Hey cool info, tonello! That's awesome that's how Matt plays it, now i know. And yeah i figured even if he did string skip, some people would need a tab for tapping just cuz its a tough lick when played that way. I appreciate the comments

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