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Showing Revision 5 created 09/19/2012 by Chantal de Paus.

  1. Hey, how're you doin? Justin here. In this lesson today,
  2. we're checking out "Hysteria" by Muse.
  3. That little riff that I just played there
    was actually the bass riff,
  4. it's not really the guitar riff.
  5. But I'm going to show it to you anyway because
  6. it sounds pretty cool.
    So we're going to check out that little riff first.
  7. Then we're going to check out the actual kind of main

  8. melody part that he plays,
    check out the chords in the chorus
  9. and I'll show you the solo as well, for good measure.
  10. Because it's a pretty funky little solo.
    So, without any further ado,
  11. let's get stuck in and check out that first riff.
  12. . . .
  13. Okay, nice and slowly, let's check it out.
  14. . . .
  15. There, this is obviously the tenth fret
  16. . . .
  17. Ten to twelve
  18. . . .
  19. Open again
  20. . . .
  21. Ten
  22. . . .
  23. Open
  24. . . .
  25. Seven
  26. . . .
  27. open again, then we've got this
    eight, eight, seven, five, seven
  28. . . .
  29. That's the first bar.
    Definitely worth practicing that bit by itself.
  30. Then we're onto the next one.
    We've got now an E pedal
  31. . . .
  32. an open E
  33. . . .
  34. which is all on the thickest string,
  35. except for the last note there,
    the note A up at the twelfth fret
  36. . . .
  37. This is obviously the tenth here
  38. . . .
  39. similar sort of feel to the other one
  40. . . .
  41. the twelfth and fifteenth fret there
  42. . . .
  43. Now we're up to the D string
  44. . . .
  45. Sometimes I'm changing what finger I play that note with,
  46. it doesn't really matter.
    And then we finish the same as we start.
  47. . . .
  48. Except the first note of that's missing actually.
  49. . . .
  50. So we're having this
  51. . . .
  52. It's kind of this here is the first beat of the next bar
  53. . . .
  54. because it's an octave above the A anyway.
  55. . . .
  56. When it comes to the main guitar riff,
    it's really important that you make sure
  57. that you get your muting good with both hands.
  58. First of all, when you're playing the octave
  59. . . .
  60. you should be able to strum all of the notes, but all of
  61. the notes are muted, except the two that you want.
  62. . . .
  63. And you're going to use that
    down, down, up, down, down, up pattern.
  64. . . .
  65. Then mute all of the strings
    with the outside of your palm here,
  66. sists on the strings to keep them all quiet
  67. . . .
  68. and then you're going to do a little bend here
    at the twelfth fret
  69. . . .
  70. to the tenth fret. So it's semitone bend
  71. . . .
  72. and down to the tenth fret.
  73. Now, that pattern just moves down now, so twelve
  74. . . .
  75. that's first finger on the eleventh fret
  76. . . .
  77. first finger on the eighth fret
  78. . . .
  79. last time, the bend is going up and down a couple of times.
  80. . . .
  81. Same again
  82. . . .
  83. Then he's just hitting an open A string
  84. . . .
  85. and the seventh fret of the fourth string
  86. . . .
  87. octaves of the eighth. Then, the guitar is quiet.
  88. All of the way through the verse, comes in with
  89. . . .
  90. big muted hits.
  91. So grabbing the whole fingerboard with your fingers
  92. . . .
  93. and hitting
  94. . . .
  95. then we're into the chorus.
    Now, the chorus, the chords are power chords.
  96. C
  97. . . .
  98. G
  99. . . .
  100. D
  101. . . .
  102. and A
  103. . . .
  104. And it's kind of strummed unusually for power chords
  105. if you just check out the strumming hand now
    for a second, here it is
  106. . . .
  107. Now, I do a little trick here as well, which you might like,
  108. where I'm playing a C chord.
    Now this is, and I don't think what
  109. Matt Bellamy is playing on the record but it sounds pretty,
  110. sounds like it. I think maybe it's a bass or a synthesiser
  111. or something, but I go
  112. . . .
  113. I put a little
  114. . . .
  115. a bend in from the second fret
  116. . . .
  117. and then up to the third
  118. . . .
  119. And finishing with a little riff, same as the bass one
  120. . . .
  121. which is of course the one with the E pedal
    the we learned already.
  122. . . .
  123. And then it's back into that octaves thing.
  124. Then the guitar goes quiet, then it plays a chorus.
    Then it plays the little riff again and then,
  125. we're into the solo!
  126. I'm going to do the solo in two halves.
    The first half looks like this:
  127. . . .
  128. Okay, let's go through that now, just really nice and slowly.
  129. Got here fourteen and twelve
  130. . . .
  131. Picking is alternate throughout.
    I'm not going to go through all of the frets with you.
  132. I'm sure there's plenty of tabs around for this
  133. and you can probably see it anyway.
  134. That's, we've got this nice little run
  135. . . .
  136. Second part of the solo is based on arpeggio's.
  137. . . .
  138. Hope you enjoyed the look at Hysteria by Muse.
  139. Fantastic rock tune and if you're playing in a band
    or getting a band together,
  140. it's a really, really great fun one to play.
  141. Your bass player will love you for it.
    If you can play, and he'll hate you for it
  142. if you can't. Matt Bellamy's guitar playing is most awesome
  143. and in this tune, there's loads
    and loads of cool things to learn.
  144. I hope I didn't go too fast through the solo.
  145. There's going to be plenty of tabs around. If not, just make
  146. your own tab really slowly by watching the video.
  147. It's not too difficult. Make sure that you get your alternate
  148. picking all of the way through this tune.
    All of those fast things are all alternate.
  149. Continuously alternate, you know,
    down-up picking, whatever.
  150. Making sure that you pick down on the beat of course.
  151. Yeah, lots of good fun. Hope you enjoyed that.
    Back for plenty more guitar lessons soon.
  152. If you get stuck on any of this, check out the forum.
  153. There'll be plenty of people to help. And I'll put also,
  154. some additional notes that'll help you play the tune
    on my website.
  155. Take care of yourselves and I'll see you some time
    real soon. Bye bye!