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Take A Bow Tab

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version 4

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'Take A Bow' by Muse

Tabbed by Dave Price-Williams

I've tabbed the synthesiser intro, arranged for guitar. The other tab was good but
had to be adapted in order to be played anywhere near fast enough. I also made
clearer the chord changes, as I just got dizzy looking at the other one!

TIME SIGNATURE: 3/4 or arguably 12/16

BEGINS IN KEY OF D MAJOR:

  D                                    D+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|14p11----11-14p11----11-14p11----11-|15p11----11-15p11----11-15p11----11-|
D|------12----------12----------12----|------12----------12----------12----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

D                                    Gm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|14p11----11-14p11----11-14p11----11-|15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-|
D|------12----------12----------12----|------12----------12----------12----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

  D                                   1. D 
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|14p11----11-14p11----11-14p11----11-|14p11----11-14p11----11-14p11----11-|
D|------12----------12----------12----|------12----------12----------12----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                                                                Back to top
                                      2. Gm
                                     E|------------------------------------|
                                     B|------------------------------------|
                                     G|15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-|
                                     D|------12----------12----------12----|
                                     A|------------------------------------|
                                     E|------------------------------------|

KEY CHANGE TO G MAJOR:

  G                                    G+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|16p12----12-16p12----12-16p12----12-|16p12----12-16p12----12-16p12----12-|
D|------12----------12----------12----|------13----------13----------13----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

  G                                    Cm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|16p12----12-16p12----12-16p12----12-|17p12----12-17p12----12-17p12----12-|
D|------12----------12----------12----|------13----------13----------13----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*


KEY CHANGE TO C MAJOR:

  C                                    C+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|17p12----12-17p12----12-17p12----12-|17p13----13-17p13----13-17p13----13-|
D|------14----------14----------14----|------14----------14----------14----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

  C                                    Fm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|17p12----12-17p12----12-17p12----12-|17p13----13-17p13----13-17p13----13-|
D|------14----------14----------14----|------15----------15----------15----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

  C                                   1. C
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|17p12----12-17p12----12-17p12----12-|17p12----12-17p12----12-17p12----12-|
D|------14----------14----------14----|------14----------14----------14----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
                                                    Back to top of this key
                                      2. Fm
                                     E|------------------------------------|
                                     B|------------------------------------|
                                     G|17p13----13-17p13----13-17p13----13-|
                                     D|------15----------15----------15----|
                                     A|------------------------------------|
                                     E|------------------------------------|

KEY CHANGE TO F MAJOR:

  F                                    F+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-|18p14----14-18p14----14-18p14----14-|
D|------15----------15----------15----|------15----------15----------15----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

  F                                    Bbm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-|18p15----15-18p15----15-18p15----15-|
D|------15----------15----------15----|------15----------15----------15----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*


KEY CHANGE TO Bb MAJOR:

  Bb                                    Bb+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|19p15----15-19p15----15-19p15----15-|19p15----15-19p15----15-19p15----15-|
D|------15----------15----------15----|------16----------16----------16----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

  Bb                                    Ebm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|19p15----15-19p15----15-19p15----15-|20p15----15-20p15----15-20p15----15-|
D|------15----------15----------15----|------16----------16----------16----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*


KEY CHANGE TO Eb MAJOR:

  Eb                                    Eb+
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|20p15----15-20p15----15-20p15----15-|20p16----16-20p16----16-20p16----16-|
D|------17----------17----------17----|------17----------17----------17----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*_________________________________Play Twice_______________________________*

  Eb                                    Abm
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|20p15----15-20p15----15-20p15----15-|20p16----16-20p16----16-20p16----16-|
D|------17----------17----------17----|------18----------18----------18----|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
*______________________________Play Four Times_____________________________*


  Eb                                   
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|20p15----15-20p15----15-20p15----15-|
D|------17----------17----------17----|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
*___________Play Four Times___________*

That's the intro. If you've got good knowledge of triplets on the guitar,
here's a summary of the chord progressions:


|D  |D+ |D  |D+ |
|D  |Gm |D  |D  |
|D  |D+ |D  |D+ |
|D  |Gm |D  |Gm |

|G  |G+ |G  |G+ |
|G  |Cm |G  |Cm |

|C  |C+ |C  |C+ |
|C  |Fm |C  |C  |
|C  |C+ |C  |C+ |
|C  |Fm |C  |Fm |

|F  |F+ |F  |F+ |
|F  |Bbm|F  |Bbm|

|Bb |Bb+|Bb |Bb+|
|Bb |Ebm|Bb |Ebm|

|Eb |Eb+|Eb |Eb+|
|Eb |Abm|Eb |Abm|
|Eb |Abm|Eb |Abm|
|Eb |Eb |Eb |Eb |

Then onto guitars etc! 

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Jamma wrote on December 1 2007, 11:32 am

brilliant, ty very much, i was about to do the same thing actually with the other tab. Why exactly were them tabs made
with such a ridiculous layout, maybe for pianists who use guitar tab to play??!?

good tab cheers!, im gonna also use
the GTP file to try and do the arpeggios, might be a bit messy tho :D

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jamesmuse wrote on June 10 2011, 12:46 pm

Honestly what is the real difference between 3/4 and 12/16 wouldn't they just end up the same?

I dont know much music theory so im not sure

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