U2 - Magnificent tab

Song: Magnificent
Album: No Line on the Horizon
Artist: U2
Composed by U2, lyrics by Bono and The Edge
Transcribed by: jchitty_16

Notes:
Here’s the song “Magnificent” off the new album No Line on
the Horizon, this is the song where “The Edge has made his 
comeback.” This song is truly another epic Edge guitar song,
with his trademark delay. Have fun with this one!

And this may the first tab out there of this song, 
if you’re going to steal it, at least give me credit, 
or link back to this tab.

Now The Edge uses so many different guitar sounds in this 
song, if you wanted to get technical I’d label like all 5 
guitar parts separately in the studio. But I’ll keep it down 
to like 2.

HAVE FUN!

Guitar 1 – Lead Guitar, slight distortion with a 390~ms delay
           On Verse fills, its about a 250~ms delay
Guitar 2 – Rhythm Guitar, slight distortion, pretty quiet most of the time
Guitar 3 – Slide Guitar, the solo. 

INTRO
The song starts out on what I think is a synth, even 
though it could be (and they’ll probably do it live) 
with a distorted bass from Adam.

Synth/Bass/(do it on guitar if you have an octaver effect!)e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|-/16~---\-4----------------------------------------------|A|-/16~---\-4----------------------------------------------|E|-/14~---\-2----------------------------------------------|
ON the sixth time the above riff is played, the Edge comes in quietly with this:Guitar 2 – Rhythm Guitar(0:20)e|-0~--------------0~--------------------------------------|B|-----2~------2~------2~------2~--------------------------|G|---------4~--------------4~------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|Repeat until the other guitar riff comes in (0:45)
Lead Synth (arranged for guitar)(0:29)e|----------------------------12-14-12---------------------|B|-14-14----16-16----12-12-------------16------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|Play 4 times
Guitar 1 – Lead * “THE RIFF” – some distortion, 390~ms delay, several repeats(0:45)F#m C#m Ae|--|------------------------------------------------------|B|--|-7~----7~--------7~----7~---9-----9~------------------|G|-6|----6---------6-----6----------6--------6~----6~------|D|--|-------------------------------------9-----9----------|A|--|------------------------------------------------------|E|--|------------------------------------------------------|
E B Bsus2 (maybe Bm?? )e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------0-----0----|G|----9-----9~----8-----8~--8~--\------------------6-------|D|-11----11----------9-------------4-4~--------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
(0:58)F#m C#m Ae|--|------------------------------------------------------|B|--|-7~----7~--------7~----7~---9-----9~------------------|G|-6|----6---------6-----6----------6--------6~----6~------|D|--|-------------------------------------9-----9----------|A|--|------------------------------------------------------|E|--|------------------------------------------------------|
E B e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|----9-----9~----8------8~--8~--\-------------------------|D|-11----11----------11------------4-4~--------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B5 A5 F#me|---------------------------------|----------|------------|B|---------------------------------|----------|------------|G|---------------------------------|-play-----|------------|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-|-3-times--|-4----------|A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-end-with-|-x----------|E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-|----------|-2----------|
Guitar 2 – Backing (fill)(1:10)e|---------|B|-----2~--|G|--4~-----|D|---------|A|---------|E|---------|
*make sure you pay attention to not let every not ring, or it gets too muddy. I’ve put a dot under all of the slightly palm muted notes, PM them just enough to let them not ring out.
VERSE 1Guitar 2 – Rhythm *light distortion, pretty quiet, it’s hard to tab the strumming pattern exactly, but you get the idea F#m C#m A Ee|-2---2---2-2-----|4---4--4--4----|5--5-5-5-5--5-5-|(7--7-7-7--7--7)-|B|-2---2---2-2-----|5---5--5--5-x-x|5--5-5-5-5--5-5-|-9--9-9-9--9--9--|G|-2---2---2-2-x-x-|6---6--6--6-x-x|6--6-6-6-6--6-6-|-9--9-9-9--9--9--|D|-4---4---4-4-x-x-|6---6--6--6-x-x|7--7-7-7-7--7-7-|-9--9-9-9--9--9--|A|-4---4---4-4-x-x-|4---4--4--4-x-x|7--7-7-7-7--7-7-|-7--7-7-7--7--7--|E|-2---2---2-2-x-x-|---------------|5--5-5-5-5--5-5-|-----------------|
B Bm*e|-7--7-7--7-7-|-7--7-7---7-7-|B|-7--7-7--7-7-|-7--7-7---7-7-|*G|-8--8-8--8-8-|-7--7-7---7-7-|D|-9--9-9--9-9-|-9--9-9---9-9-|A|-9--9-9--9-9-|-9--9-9---9-9-|E|-7--7-7--7-7-|-7--7-7---7-7-|
Guitar 1 – Lead (Verse fills)250~ms delay(1:27) F#m C#m A Ee|---------------------------------------------------------|B|-7~---7~-7--9~---9~-9--10~---10~-10--9~---9~--9----------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B Bme|------------|------------------|B|-7~---7~-7--|7~---7~-7---------|G|------------|------------------|repeat, use second endingD|------------|-first-ending-----|A|------------|------------------|E|------------|------------------|
Second ending (1:50) B5 A5 e|---------------------------------|----------|B|---------------------------------|----------|G|---------------------------------|-play-----|D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-|-3-times--|A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-end-with-|E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-|----------|
CHORUS 1 – Same as the part in the intro, Rhythm guitar continues strumming, same chord progression in the chorus VERSE 2 – same as Verse 1 CHORUS 2 – Same as Chorus 1, except chord progression is played through one extra time, and then a different ending: instead of going to the Bm at the end, go up to D, as shown. I will show the end of the chorus riff so you know how it goes
Guitar 1 E B e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|----9-----9~----8------8~--8~--\-------------------------|D|-11----11----------11------------4-4~--------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
BRIDGE(3:39) D A/C#e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|(7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-)2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2----------|G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2----------|D|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2----------|A|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
C# F#e|-------------------------2--------------------------------|B|(6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6)-2--------------------------------|G|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--3--------------------------------|D|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--4--------------------------------|A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--------------------------------|E|-------------------------2--------------------------------|
Guitar 2 – Rhythm Guitar(3:45) fades in with the same riff from the introe|-0~--------------0~--------------------------------------|B|-----2~------2~------2~------2~--------------------------|G|---------4~--------------4~------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|Repeat until the solo
Guitar 1 – Lead Guitar (3:54) starts fading in to build up to the solo, it sounds like the Edge is just doing sixteenth note rakes like he is famous for doing, though if you want you can do the B octave again.
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|D|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|A|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|E|---------------------------------|
GUITAR SOLOGuitar 3 – Slide GuitarChords are strummed by Guitar 2(4:02) F#m C#m A Ee|----------------------------------------------------|B|-12/14~---12\10-10/14~--------12/14~----12/10-/14---|G|-.--------.-----.-------------.---------.-----------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
B Bm e|-------------------------------------|B|-12~--\10--10/12\10--\7~-------------|G|-.---------.-------------------------|play 2x, that’s the D|-------------------------------------|whole solo!A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
Since slide solos can be complex to tab out on which notes you slide to and which you pick and THEN slide to, I’ve put a dot below every time you actually pick the string, if that makes sense. CHORUS 3 – same as previous Choruses OUTRO – Guitar 2 sounds like it’s doing the straight sixteenths B octave again, while Guitar 1 is hopping between B and A in a rhythm something like this – I’ve put the count above to help me explain the timing I hear on that.
Guitar 1(5:02) B A B A B A B B A B 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4e|---------------|---------------|B|---------------|---------------|G|---------------|---------------|D|-9-7---9--7--9-|-9-7---9--7--9-|A|-x-x---x--x--x-|-x-x---x--x--x-|E|-7-5---7--5--7-|-7-5---7--5--7-|
End on: F#me|----|B|----|G|----|D|-4--|A|-x--|E|-2--|
THE END – I’m really open to suggestions, corrections if you can find any, because as we all know, the Edge loves to make things complicated and every U2 song is harder to tab than you think. Sorry for such a “wordy” tab, but the notes are the only way I know how to explain some things. SONG ORDER Introduction/Refrain Verse 1 Chorus 1 Verse 2 Chorus 2 Bridge Solo Chorus 3 Outro KEY/LEGEND | / slide up | \ slide down | // slide up to infinity | \\ slide down to infinity | PM... Palm mute – notes w/the dots directly beneath them are P.M. | x Mute note | ~ let note ring | (5) Ghost note/optional note
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