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Murder by Numbers by the Police
Standard tuning

This is the basic chord shape for most of the chords. 

e ------|------|-----
b ------|------|--o--
g ------|--o---|-----
d --o---|------|-----
a ------|--o---|-----
e ------|------|-----

Play this chord moving down the fretboard, from 6th to the 4th and to the 1st fret, and then sometimes up 
to the 8th and 11th frets. See the youtube video, Miki Kato - Murder By Numbers (Police). 
You don’t have to play the bass notes if it’s too hard. Play with your fingers instead of a pick.

Verse 
e ---------------------------------------------------(0)------------------
b --------------8--------6-----------3---3-------3--3--(1)----------------
g --------------7--------5-----------2---2-------2--2---------------------
d --------------6--------4-----------1---1-------1--1---------------------
a --------------7--------5--------2------------1--------------------------
e ---5--3--0----------2---------------------------------------------------


e ---------------------------------0-------0-------------------------
b -------------8--------6------------1-------1-----------------------
g -------------7--------5--------2-----------------------------------
d -------------6--------4--------1-----------------------------------
a -------------7--------5--------2-------1---------------------------
e ---5--3--0----------2----------------------------------------------

Variations: sometimes, do this

e --------------------7---------------------------------------------
b ---10--10--10---10----10------3--3--3--3--------------------------
g ----9---9---9-----------------2--2--2--2--------------------------
d ----8---8---8-----------------1--1--1--1--------------------------
a ----9---9---9-----------------2--2--2--2--------------------------
e ------------------------------------------------------------------

and near then end do this (just listen to the song),

e ---------------------7---------------------------------------------
b ---10---10--10---10-----10------13--13--13--13---------------------
g ---9-----9---9------------------12--12--12--12---------------------
d ---8-----8---8------------------11--11--11--11---------------------
a ---9-----9---9------------------12--12--12--12---------------------
e -------------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus

e ------------------------------------------------------------------------
b --------------8--------2------------3-------------2---------------------
g --------------7--------2------------0-------------2---------------------
d --------------6--------2------------0-------------2---------------------
a --------------7--------4------------2----0--------4---------------------
e ---5--3--0---------2--------0--2-3-----------3--2-----------------------


for the last part of the Chorus, do this
e ------------------------------------------------------------------------
b --------------8--------2--------3--3---3---3----------------------------
g --------------7--------2--------2--2---2---2----------------------------
d --------------6--------2--------1--1---1---1----------------------------
a --------------7--------4--------2--2---2---2----------------------------
e ---5--3--0---------2----------------------------------------------------



            
            
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borjarobledo4 10 Jul 30, 2017 06:01 AM

Great post!. Very grateful! I love this song!
Two suggestions in the Chorus:

*/ The "24222" chord, should be 2X222 [F# Minor 7th](with the 2nd finger, in "capo" position)
It is more comfortable to play, contains all notes of the chord and facilitates the progression to the next chord.

*/ The "X2003" chord, should be 32223[G 6th Add 9th],
Taking advantage of the "capo" of the 2nd finger and adding the 3rd and 4th.

I hope you enjoy and thanks again for your posts!!

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