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Knights Of Cydonia Tabs (ver.5)

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Knights Of Cydonia Tabs (ver.5)

Muse
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                (Live)
Here's my version of the tab for Knights Of Cydonia by Muse.
It's basically my interpretation of Mr. Bellamy's live performance
of this song, and its got all the extra little things that he does
that are not on the album version. Have fun playing this, as it sounds great!


Intro:
------
Begin with this.
(Clean or distorted, your choice).
e|-0----0----0--------------|
B|-0----1----1--------------|
G|-0----0----0--------------|
D|-2----2----2--------------|
A|-2----2----2--------------|
E|-0----0----0--------------|

Then into the proper intro.
(Clean-ish).
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-2----4--5----7--7--9----| x2
A|-2----4--5----7--7--9----|
E|-0----2--3----5--5--7----|

Tremolo picking.
(Distortion).
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7--9--10----12--10--9--7--6----| 
E|--------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|-7---6-7-9---7-9-10---9-10-12--10--9--7--6----| 
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-----------------2-|
A|-----------------2-|
E|-19/-------------0-|

For this next part, play the note once and bend 
back and forth quickly with the vibrato bar.
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5----4--2--0----2--4--5----4--2--0-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-1----2--4--2----5--7--8----7--8--9-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8----5--0--7----8----7--5--3----7----5--3--5----3--1--3----4----5-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now it's just straightforward tremolo picking for the next part.
e|-11----10--8--6----8--10--11----10--8--6----7----8--10--8----11--13--14----13--14--15-|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19----16------18----19--18--16--14----18----16--14--16----14--12--14----15----16-|
B|-----------16---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--9--11-11-11--9-9-9--8h9p8h9p8h9p8h9p8/-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Verse:
------

e-7---7-------8---7----7----8----7----7----7-| Play the last chord a few 
B--8---7-----8----8----7----8----8----7----8-| times distorted then slide down
G---9---8---9-----7----8----9----7----8----9-| for intro section again.
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

(Clean-ish).
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-2----4--5----7--7--9----| x2
A|-2----4--5----7--7--9----|
E|-0----2--3----5--5--7----|

Tremolo picking.
(Distortion).
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7--9--10----12--10--9--7--6----| 
E|--------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|-7---6-7-9---7-9-10---9-10-12--10--9--7--6----| 
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-20/---------------0---| When Matt plays live he does the
B|-------------------0---| slide down on the low e, not the
G|-------------------0---| high e, but i prefer using the high e.
D|-----------------2-2---| Also, Play the last chord a few
A|-----------------2-2---| times then palm mute a few times
E|-----------------0-0---| and then stop all noise (for now).

Start this after "...must fight to survive."
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9------11------14------12------16------18------21-----|
D|----x14-----x14-----x14-----x14-----x28-----x14-----x14-|
A|--7------9-------12------10------14------16------19-----|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Either that or...
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5------7------10------8------12------15------17-----|
G|----x14----x14-----x14----x14-----x28-----x14-----x14-|
D|--2------4------7-------5------9-------12------14-----|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

Riff:
-----
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------5------|
A|-5h7-7-7-7p5h7-7-7-7p5h7-7-7-7p5-7-5---5-7--|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5p2-2-2-2--h5p2-2-2-2--h5p2-2-2-2--h5p2-2-2-2--5h7-7-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-7p0-0-0-0--h7p0-0-0-0--h7p0-0-0-0--h7p0-0--------|
E|--------------------------------------------7-5-3-|

e|------------------------------------------------| You can change the 3's to 
B|------------------------------------------------| harmonics at the third fret
G|------------------------------------------------| on the low e string.
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--|

Play the above section 4 times.

Synth. background bit.
(Tremolo picking, lots of delay and reverb)
e|-12----------------10--------9----7----5----3--------|
B|-------12--------------------------------------------|
G|-------------12--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------| x 2
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Once the singing has ended, Matt plays this over the high background notes.
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-5h7-7-7-7p5h7-7-7-7p5h7-7-7-7p5h7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-10p9-9-9-9--h10p9-9-9-9--h10p9-9-9-9--h10p9-9-9-9-|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-10h12-12-12-12p10h12-12-12-12p10h12-12-12-12p10h12-12-12-12-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-12h14-14-14-14p12h14-14-14-14-14b-14b-14b-14b-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

This part is my interpretation of the little 
solo Matt plays live after the part above.
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------12-14-14b15b14--12--------------12-14-14b15b14--12----|
D|-12--14--------------------14----12--14--------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------12--14b15b14--12--11----11--12-14-14b15b14--12--11-|
D|-12--14----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11--12-14-14b15b14--12--14----14--12-14-14b15b14--12--14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------17b-17b-17b-17b------|
G|--16-16-16-16-16-16-19-19-19-19-19-19-19----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------15/-|

End with...
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-3-5-7--|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------5h7-7p5h7-7--|
E|-3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|-3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-3-5-7--|

e|------------------------------------------------0~-|
B|------------------------------------------------0~-|
G|------------------------------------------------0~-|
D|------------------------------------------------2~-|
A|-----------------------------------5h7-7p5h7-7--2~-|
E|-3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--h3p0-0-0-0--------------0~-|

And the final part of which is played live...
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0~-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0~-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0~-|
D|-2--5--9--10--7--4--9--9b/--2--5--9s14--16--17--16--14--13--16--16--17--16--14/--2~-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2~-|
E|-0--3--7--8---5--2--7--7b/--0--3--7s12--14--15--14--12--11--14--14--15--14--12/--0~-|
As you let the last chord ring, slowly bend down with the
vibrato bar as far as it will go and fade into silence.

That's it. Enjoy!
            
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