Muse - Guiding Light tab

Muse - Guiding Light
The Resistance (2009)

This was tabbed by ear/sight, and exactly how Matt plays it according to the making of DVD.
More notes are at the BOTTOM of this tab, regarding how to play it, and that it IS correct!
- Gaz_m2k5   (18/09/09)

Key
/ - Slide up
\ - Slide down
^ - Bend
All other techniques explained where relevant.


Verse

Pure hearts stumble
In my hands, they crumble
Fragile and stripped to the core
I can't hurt you any more

Loved by numbers
You're losing life's wonder
Touch like strangers; detached
I can't feel you any—


    C

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more — C
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C
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C
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C
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F G
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The sun — shine Am F
e--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13---|B--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13---|G--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
Trapped in our hearts, it C
e----12-------12-------12-------12-------12----------|B-------13-------13-------13-------13-------13-------| At this point the chordsG-12-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12----| are picked randomly, soD----------------------------------------------------| you can do that instead ofA----------------------------------------------------| learning it all.E----------------------------------------------------|
could rise— C
e----8--------8--------8--------8--------8-----------|B-------8--------8--------8--------8--------8--------|G-9--------9--------9--------9--------9--------9-----|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
again— F G
e----8--------8-------8-----10-------10-------10-----|B------10-------10-------------12-------12-----------|G-10------10-------10----12-------12-------12--------|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
But I'm lost, Crushed Am F
e---12----12-12-12----12-----13-----13-13-13----13---|B----------------------------------------------------|G-14---14----------14-----14----14-----------14------|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
cold and confused with no Dm
e---13----13-13-13----13------13----13-13-13----13---|B----------------------------------------------------|G-14---14----------14------14---14-----------14------|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
guiding — G
e----15---15-15-15----15------15----15-15----15-15---|B----------------------------------------------------|G-16---16----------16------16----16-------16---------|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
light— left C
e----------------------------------------------------|B----13\---with-delay---------------x/---------------|G----12\----------------------------x/---------------|D----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
inside Chorus Note the following isn't arranged in proper timing/bars F
e---1------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------| Not sure what this chordG---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---| is called, but it's someD---------------3-----------------3-----3------------| variation of FA----------------------------------------------------|E-----Lots-of-delay----------------------------------|
C
e---3------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|D---------------2-----------------2-----2------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
C
e---3------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------| Another variationG---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---| unknown to meD---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
You were my gui- ding F
e---3-----------------------1------------------------|B------1------1-------1--------1-----1--------1------|G---------0--------0-----0--------2--------2-----2---|D---------------3-----------------------3------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
light— C
e----------------------------------------0-----------|B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
C
e----------------------------------------------------|B---------1-----1-----------------1------------------|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----solo------|D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------20\-------|
Solo (EXACTLY HOW MATT PLAYS IT)
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e--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|G--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------|------------------------2-3-5pinch-harmonic-----|A--------------------------------------|-----------2-3-5-2-3-5--------------------------|E---13--12--10~\---------8~~-----------|--3-2-3-5---------------------------------------| alternate picking
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e----------12----------12---------10---|------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------|---12^-hold+tremolo-~~~~~-----------------------|G--12---12-----12---12----10---10---10-|------------------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Verse F G
e-----1-----------------3----------------------------|B-----1-----------------3----------------------------|G-----2-----------------4----------------------------|D-----3-----------------5----------------------------|A-----3-----------------5----------------------------|E-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
When com- -fort Am F
e----5------------------1----------------------------|B----5------------------1----------------------------|G----5------------------2----------------------------|D----7------------------3----------------------------|A----7------------------3----------------------------|E----5------------------1----------------------------|
and warmth can't be found I still C
e----------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------|G----------------------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------|A---3------------------/5-----------/7---------/19^~-|E----------------------------------------------------|
reach- for you F G
e-----1-----------------3----------------------------|B-----1-----------------3----------------------------|G-----2-----------------4----------------------------|D-----3-----------------5----------------------------|A-----3-----------------5----------------------------|E-----1-----------------3----------------------------|
But I'm lost, Crushed Am F
e----5------------------1----------------------------|B----5------------------1----------------------------|G----5------------------2----------------------------|D----7------------------3----------------------------|A----7------------------3----------------------------|E----5------------------1----------------------------|
Cold and con- fused with no Dm
e---1------------------------------------------------|B---3------------------------------------------------|G---2------------------------------------------------|D---1------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
guiding- G
e---3------------------------------------------------|B---3------------------------------------------------|G---4------------------------------------------------|D---5------------------------------------------------|A---5------------------------------------------------|E---3------------------------------------------------|
Light- left, C
e---0------------------------------------------------|B---1------------------------------------------------|G---0------------------------------------------------|D---2------------------------------------------------|A---3------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
inside Outro Chorus (from here the chords just repeat with this picking pattern) F
e---1------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
C
e---3------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|D---------------2-----------------2-----2------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
C
e---3------------------------------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----1-----------------1------|G---------0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|D---------------3-----------------3-----3------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
You're my gui- ding F
e---3-----------------------1------------------------|B------1------1-------1-----------------1------------|G---------0--------0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2---|D---------------3-----------------3-----------3------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
light— C
e----------------------------------------0-----------|B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
C (3:25)
e----------------------------------------3-----------|B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
You're ============================================================= Repeat these last four lines C
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my gui- ding there's no gui- ding there's no gui- ding F
e---------------------------1------------------------|B---------1-----1-----------------------1------------|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2---|D---2-----------------2-----------3-----------3------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
- - light— light left in- light in our lives C
e----------------------------------------0-----------|B---------1-----1-----------------1---------1-----1--|G------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---------0-----|D---2-----------------2-----2------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------|
— - -side - - ______________________________________________________ |1, 2 C
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When- When- ______________________________________________________ |3 C
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Notes: This was tabbed with great difficulty due to one fast lick during the solo, and lots of delay, but I've tried to make it as clear as possible. If you disagree with part of it, then you can play around with the finger picking, but the chords are correct. If you know the names of the chords please comment so I can correct them! Unknown chords 133011 - Some form of F x33013 - Some form of C THE SOLO I have tabbed the solo exactly how Matt plays it, which I did by looking at the making of the resistance DVD. You will have that if you were cool enough to buy it. I went to extremes of studying that fast lick at many different speeds between 7%-100%, and looking closely what Matt's fingers did. It's so fast you can pretty much play any sort of blur on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th frets, if you disagree with what I've tabbed. Not sure if it's a pinch harmonic of sustainer in there, but either is good. The Chorus As I said, LOADS of delay made it very hard to tab this, so no doubt it's not 100% perfect, but as I'm sure Matt will do live, just pick the chords randomly, as long as you get the 6th string right and the chord, it'll sound fine. Enjoy the tab, took me a lot of effort to tab it. Beautiful song.
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