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Take A Bow Bass Tab

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Artist: Muse
Bassist: Chris Wolstenholme
Song: Take A Bow
Album: Black Holes And Revelations
Requirements: Six-String Bass
Tabbed By: Lewis [lewis_mason21@hotmail.com]

Key:
\: Slide Down
/: Slide Up
~: Let Note Ring

OK, this song is tabbed for a 6 string Bass, although it can be played on a or 24 fret 4 
with G tuned to A.  Although, these requirements are only really for one part of the 
 I may tab the 4 string version at some point!

[Tuning: Standard with High B tuned to C - B,E,A,D,G,C]


No bass until 1:42

Verse:
("And our freedom's consuming itself" ... "Take a bow")
C|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--8-8-8-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-8-8-8-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|-6-6-6-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-6-6-6-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
B|--------------------------------------------------|

C|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10--------11-11-11-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
D|--8-8-8-----------------------------8-8-8-----------------------|
A|--------9--9--9--8--8--8--8--8--8---------9--9--9--6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|-6-6-6-----------------------------6-6-6------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

2:04 Octave Solo Thing:
[Note: THIS is what you need a six string Bass or a 24 fret 4 string for!]
(Play after the word "Bow" echoes)
C|---------------------------------------------------------17--17--17--22--22--22-|
G|-----------------------10-10-10--14--14--14--17--17--17-------------------------|
D|--3-3-3-7-7-7-10-10-10---------------------------------15--15--15--20--20--20---|
A|----------------------8--8--8--12--12--12--15--15--15---------------------------|
E|-1-1-1-5-5-5-8--8--8------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Post-Solo:
[Note: Played straight on from the Octave Solo]
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10----------10-10-10----------10-10-10----------10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|-----------11-11-11----------11-11-11----------11-11-11-------------------|
A|-8--8--8-----------8--8--8-----------8--8--8-----------8--8--8--8--8--8---|
E|----------9--9--9-----------9--9--9-----------9--9--9---------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|  <
G|--10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------|  <
D|--------------------11-11-11-11-11-11-------------------11-11-11-11-11-11---|  < Play this
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|  < twice
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|  <
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|  <

Pre-Chorus Riff:
[Note: Slower rhythm, an easier part of the song]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-1-------1-------1-------1--------6-------6-------6-------6-----|
E|-----2-------2-------2-------2--------7-------7-------7-------7-|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus Part One:
[Note: Starts around 3:00 in, follows the rhythm of the Pre-Chorus Riff]
("Death, you bring death" ... "And destruction to all that you touch")
C|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-4---0---4---0---4/12---4-|
B|--------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: The rest of tab is hard to put with lyrics, so I'll put rough timings instead
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3:10: [x4]
[Note: Listen for the rhythm of the notes, not too hard]
C|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-------6\-------|
A|-----6---(1)/7--|
E|---4------------|
B|----------------|

3:20:
[Note: Listen again for the rhythm, same riff as before moved a string up]
C|------------|
G|-----6\-----|
D|---6----1/7-|
A|-4----------|
E|------------|
B|------------|

3:31: [x4]
[Note: Yeah, for all these end parts, the trick is in the rhythm, learn that and you've 
it ;)]
C|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-----4--------|
A|---4---5/17\~-|
E|-2------------|
B|--------------|

3:42: [x4]
C|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-----9\--------|
A|---9----2-2/10-|
E|-7-------------|
B|---------------|

3:52:
[Note: The notes in this part are NOT played singularly, play the notes multiple times 
fit in with the song, I'm not sure how many times]
C|------------|  <
G|------------|  <
D|----4--5--2-|  < Play this
A|-2----------|  < twice
E|------------|  <
B|------------|  <

C|------------|  <
G|------------|  <
D|-9--4--5--2-|  < Play this
A|------------|  < twice
E|------------|  <
B|------------|  <

Outro - 4:03:
C|-------------|  <
G|-------------|  <
D|-------------|  < Play this
A|-22--2---22--|  < twice
E|---22--22--2-|  <
B|-------------|  <

C|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-22--2---2--3~-|
E|---22--22------|
B|---------------|

And that's Take A Bow!  Hope you enjoy the tab, please rate and comment!
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Bass-manager wrote on March 22 2008, 05:44 pm

he plays it on a four-string. i'm sure of it

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boycew02 wrote on August 21 2008, 04:08 pm

yeah, chris does play a 4 string but the tab doesn't have any notes on the B string anyway so it's still good. =]

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boycew02 wrote on August 21 2008, 04:09 pm

lol forget that, my useless eyes did notice the high C string as well. chris definately plays it on a 4 string but you can shift the notes on that string down an octave to play it on the 4 string so it works out.

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