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Survival Tab

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Artist: Muse
Album: The 2nd Law
Song: Survival
Tabbed By: A Dead Fly

Standard Tuning

Piano in the beginning is transcribed to guitar until the guitar enters at 2:32

[Intro] 0:00 - 0:59

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|-------3--------| x2
D|----------------|
A|-1--------------|
E|----------------|


[Piano Chords]

   A#               D#m              A#               D#m
e|--------1-------|--------6-------|--------1-------|--------6-------|
B|--------3-------|--------7-------|--------3-------|--------7-------|
G|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
D|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
A|-1--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|
E|-1--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|

   A#               A#aug?           D#      D        Gm      Cm
e|--------1-------|-2------10------|-6-------5------|-10------8------|
B|--------3-------|-3------7-------|-8-------7------|-11------8------|
G|-3------3-------|-3------7-------|-8-------7------|-12------8------|
D|-3------3-------|-4------8-------|-8-------7------|-12------10-----|
A|-1--------------|--------9-------|-6-------5------|-10------10-----|
E|-1--------------|----------------|-6-------5------|-10------8------|

   A#                                F                Gm
e|-1--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|
B|-3--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|
G|-3--------------|----------------|-2--------------|-3--------------|
D|-3--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-5--------------|
A|-1--------------|----------------|-3--------------|-5--------------|
E|-1--------------|----------------|-1--------------|-3--------------|

   Dm               D#               A#               D#m
e|-5--------------|-6--------------|--------1-------|--------6-------|
B|-6--------------|-8--------------|--------3-------|--------7-------|
G|-7--------------|-8--------------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
D|-7--------------|-8--------------|-3------3-------|-8------8-------|
A|-5--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|
E|-5--------------|-6--------------|-1--------------|-6--------------|

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


[Pre-verse] 0:59 - 1:34


e|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-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|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
D|-x---------------|-x--------------|-x--------------|----------------|
A|-1--------------1|-1--------------|-1--------------|----------------|
E|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

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


[Verse] 1 1:34 - 2:32  The piano only plays the bass note here, but I like
playing the full chord

   A#                                  D#m            F#
e|-1-----1-1-----1|-1-----1-1-----1|-6-----6-6-----6|-9--------9--9-------9-|
B|-3-----3-3-----3|-3-----3-3-----3|-7-----7-7-----7|-11-------11-11------11|
G|-3--3--3-3--3--3|-3--3--3-3--3--3|-8--8--8-8--8--8|-11--11---11-11--11--11|
D|-3-----3-3-----3|-3-----3-3-----3|-8-----8-8-----8|-11-------11-11------11|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9-9-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|

   B                F#
e|-2-----2-2-----2|-2-----2-2-----2|
B|-4-----4-4-----4|-2-----2-2-----2|
G|-4--4--4-4--4--4|-3-----3-3-----3|
D|-4-----4-4-----4|-4--4--4-4--4--4|    Play those six bars 3 times
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 2|-4-----4-4-----4|
E|----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|

Actual Guitar Part Starts At 2:32:

e|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|------------------------|--------------------------|
G|------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------|--8~--------------------x-|
A|------------------------|--8~--------------------x-|
E|---------------x--6\----|--6~--------------------x-|

e|--------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|--------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
A|--------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
E|--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|

e|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|------------0~---------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
A|--------------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
E|--2----0h-1------------6--------|------------------------------6--|

e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------6--|--7----6p-4h-6~-----\-----6--------|
G|--------------------------6-----|-----------------------------6-----|
D|------------0~---------8--------|--------------------------------8--|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--2----0h-1---------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------6--|--7----6p-4h-9~----6s--10~----10h--11~----|
G|------------7~---------------6-----|------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------8--------|------------------------------------------|
A|--9----8p-6------------8-----------|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|-------------------------6--|
B|--11~--------------------|----------------------8-----|
G|-------------------------|--8----------------8--------|
D|-------------------------|--8-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|--6-------------6-----------|
E|------------------13\----|----------------------------|

e|--7----6-4-6~-----\-----6--------|-------------------------------6--|
B|---------------------------8-----|------------8~-----\--------8-----|
G|------------------------------8--|-------------------------8--------|
D|---------------------------------|--9----8p-6-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e|--7----6p-4h-9~----6h-7h-10~--6h-7h-10-7h-9h-11-7h-9h-10h-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--11~14-----------------|--L----------------|
B|------------------------|-------------------|
G|------------------------|-------------------|
D|------------------------|-------------------|
A|------------------------|-------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------|


[Verse 2] 3:20 - 3:55

        PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
A|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
E|--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

        PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
A|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
E|--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

          PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
A|--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
E|---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)--|

          PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
A|--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
E|--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--|

        PM  PM  PM          PM PM PM        PM  PM  PM           TP TP TP
e|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
D|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7-----------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
A|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7--4--6--7--|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7\-----------|
E|--5--(5)-(5)-(5)--(5)--5-----------|--0--(0)-(0)-(0)--(0)--0---0--1--3--|

        PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
A|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
E|--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

        PM  PM  PM           PM  PM  PM   PM
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
A|--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--6--(6)-(6)-(6)--(6)--|
E|--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--4--(4)-(4)-(4)--(4)--|

          PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
A|--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--11--(11)-(11)-(11)--(11)--|
E|---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)---9---(9)--(9)--(9)---(9)--|

          PM   PM   PM              PM   PM   PM    PM
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
A|--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--14--(14)-(14)-(14)--(14)--|
E|--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--12--(12)-(12)-(12)--(12)--|

        PM  PM  PM          PM PM PM        PM  PM  PM           TP TP TP
e|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
D|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7-----------|--9--(9)-(9)-(9)--(9)--9\-----------|
A|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7--4--6--7--|--7--(7)-(7)-(7)--(7)--7\-----------|
E|--5--(5)-(5)-(5)--(5)--5-----------|--0--(0)-(0)-(0)--(0)--0---0--1--3--|


[Breakdown / Solo] 3:55 - 4:53

                                                         TP TP TP
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
E|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

e|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--4~-----------------2--4--|--5~----5--5--4--5--8--5--8--8--5--8--|
G|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------|--------------------------------------|

                                                        TP TP TP
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--9\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
E|------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

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

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--10----10--10--9--10--13--14--16--16b17--16--14--|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

                                                         TP TP TP
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--16\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
E|-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----16----16----16----16-17----17----17----17----|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--13----13----13----13-------14----14----14----14-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--18----18----18----18----19----19----20----20----|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----15----15----15----15----16----16----17----17-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

                                                         TP TP TP
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--21\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---x----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--18\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
E|-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|

     TP                                                 TP  TP
e|--16-------------------------------------------------14--16--|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

     TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP
e|--16-17-18-17-16-17-18-17-16-17-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-16-18-17-|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                         TP TP TP
e|--16\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---x----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--13\---------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------6-6-6--6-------6-6-6--6--|-------6-6-6--6----------------|
E|-------4-4-4--4--16\--4-4-4--4--|--16\--4-4-4--4--16\--1--2--3--|


[Outro]

     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|
E|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|

     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM PM     PM  PM PM PM PM  PM  PM PM PM
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6--6--|-------6--6--6--6-------6--6--6-----|
E|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4--4--|--16\--4--4--4--4--16\--4--4--4-----|


e|----------------------------|-------------------||
B|----------------------------|-------------------||
G|----------------------------|-------------------||
D|----------------------------|-------------------||
A|--6--------6----------------|--L----------------||
E|--4--------4----------------|--L----------------||


Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
TP - tremolo picking


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rocklee1431 91 Jul 02, 2012 03:47 PM

haven't played along with it yet but it looks good, just one thing on the last part of the breakdown/solo, i think the tremolo picking is more like this

e|-16---------14-16-14-17-14-16-17 etc... --16/-|
TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP

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GuitarDomen 140 Jul 17, 2012 10:39 AM

Great tab!!

+14 reply
gateway01 367 Sep 28, 2012 07:38 PM

a couple of parts where I think you used the wrong scale, (minor rather than major, or vise versa), but I worked around it. Otherwise great job.

Basically what I mean is...
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------4-----|---------------------------4-----|
--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|

should be...

--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
--------------------------|---------------------------------|
-----------------------3--|--4----3p-1h-3~---------3--------|
--------------------5-----|---------------------------5-----|
--6-Whammydown---6--------|------------------------------6--|

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