#1
Well ... im trying to tab an intro to something.. ( Muse Haarp ) and ive got notes i wanted.. but im a bit stuck on how to give them a fuller sound

now my first note is on the second fret on the high E string.. but how can i turn that into a chord .. or something with fuller sound

e ----- 2 ----- 4 -----------------------
b ---------------------- 5 --------------
g ------------------------- 4 -----------
d ----------------------------- 0 ---- 0
a ------------------------------------ 0
e ---------------------------------------

or thats what i had so far

so how can i turn all of that into chords?
#2
I'm not too good with theory, but I think what you have there is the melody, not the tabs.
#5
well you have to know some theory, or you can just cheat using the internet =P. do you want power chords or open chords? well anyway you look up to find out which note each of those are. just search google "notes on guitar fretboard". whatever note that is, you find the chord of the same note. for example if one of the notes is a G, then you find the G chord for it.
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#8
this is getting a tad confusing


so i have my note...


e ------- 2 ----------

whatever that is... f# perhaps?


so i look to see an f# chord and it should sound the same?
#9
well, first of all, you need to decide what mood you want to create. Major? Minor? Diminished?

Once you decide that for each chord you could go for triads (assuming you want the note on top) or barre chords by taking each note down an octave. With the barre chords, I'd experiment with different voicings of each chord (where do you want the root note in the chord?). Having each one being the same would be boring.
#10
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Well ... im trying to tab an intro to something.. ( Muse Haarp ) and ive got notes i wanted.. but im a bit stuck on how to give them a fuller sound

now my first note is on the second fret on the high E string.. but how can i turn that into a chord .. or something with fuller sound

e ----- 2 ----- 4 -----------------------
b ---------------------- 5 --------------
g ------------------------- 4 -----------
d ----------------------------- 0 ---- 0
a ------------------------------------ 0
e ---------------------------------------

or thats what i had so far

so how can i turn all of that into chords?


F# G# C B D A D
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#11
what you could try to do is to play [at first] power chords with the notes u've found as their roots...if it sounds right to you, go ahead and try to see if u can make them full major or minor chords...
#13
e ---------------------------------
b ------------------------------------
g ------------------------------------
d --------4-------------------------
a -------4--------------------------
e ------2--------------------------------

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#14
does anyone fancy tabbing this for me so i can understand a bit better XD

e --------- 2 ---------- 4 --------------------------------
B ------------------------------- 5 -----------------------
G ------------------------------------- 4 -----------------
D ---------------------------------------------- 0 --------
A ----------------------------------------------------- 0 -
E ---------------------------------------------------------

if anyone actually knows what the intro sounds like from Muse's Haarp tour then see if they can get any similar sound
#16
Use the famous technique called "skanking" (John Frusciante and Jimi Hendrix uses this alot... it's also very commong amongst other funk-guitarists), you will get one single note to sound like a chord by strumming all strings and muting the rest of the strings.
Good examples are:
RHCP - Can't Stop
Lenny Kravitz - Always on the run
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#17
was right before knights of cydonia on the Haarp tour dvd

same as on the first night.. xept played at different speed

one was slower

the slower was better
#18
Just add a fifth and be done with you
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#19
Add the 3rd and the 5th note of the scale.
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#20
This belongs in the Music Theory Forum.
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#21
check what scale/mode you are in, or arpeggio you are using and see what chord(s) it fits to....look out for optional notes
#22
If you're trying to make it sound like what Matt does, I dont think chords are what you're after.