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Muse Survival Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play Muse's new song "Survival" from their upcoming album Second (2nd) Law, the official Olympics 2012 song

Tuesday, 7. August 2012  -  by  Rex Person

Muse "Survival" Chords Guitar Lesson

Muse "Survival" Solo Lesson

We will be covering the guitar chords in this guitar lesson for the Song "Survival" and it uses some great chord progressions along with some great little guitar techniques that take a little time to get used to. I go over the guitar technique quite quickly but do take it at your own pace, re-winding where necessary as all parts are played at approx half speed

As a note The original "survival" song by Muse was recorded on a guitar tuned down a half step (To Eb) However I have taught this in standard tuning to make things a little easier for you. The first part of this song is an orchestral arrangement. My lesson begins at the piano part that enters which we can mimic on the guitar

Here is a brief run-down of the chords if you would like to strum along - or use the lesson to play it "as it is" on the track

1 - Intro
Bbdom7 #5
Eb Minor
F# major
(acending Bassline/turnaround)

2 - Alternating octave bass pattern through same chord progression

3 - Chords before 1st solo
Bb Major

4 - 1st solo!
Odd scale choice ! Notes contained are Bb D D# F F#
Includes a change in Key

5 - New Chord Progression
(same but in Ab Now)


6 - Solo 2
1, 2, b3, 4, #4, 5, b6, 7
C# Algerian scale (a mode of it)

7 - FInal Chord
Bb Major

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