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The Police tabs for Murder by numbers

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Guitar Tablature for Murder By Numbers
                                  by The Police
                    (Words by Sting & Music by Andy Summers)

Album Info:
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 Album:   Syncronicity
 Version: standard album version
 A&M Records 1983,1995 (75021 3735 2)
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                 Eric Gausnell [gaus@halcyon.com] -original post
Please see the original post at the bottom. I just bought the CD and wanted
to figure out the rest of his song. I have just a few additions. The
original poster has the main riff which I have as Phrase I. This seems to
only be used in the 1st iteration of each verse. These are major chords, for
the remainder of each verse uses the minor version of these chords (see
Phrase II). Phrase III seems to be the same everytime, it is used to wrap up
a verse and go into the chorus. Phrase IV is the chorus. The 3rd chord is
a A chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7 - I gave an alternate way to play it. On the CD, it sounds like it
may be played open (the second example below), but I think it sounds a
better as a barred chord.

Guitar Setup:
Use the neck pickup for a warmer sound. If you have a chorus, set the "Rate"
tp 40% and the "Depth" to 60% - that's the generic Andy Summers sound.

Playing:
I don't use a pick on this song, it's easier (and sounds better IMHO) if you
use your fingers. Use your thumb to play the bass note, and index/middle/ring
to play the rest of the chord.

  Phrase I (verse)

         A chord diagramE7#9E7#9   Bbsus2/A   A chord diagramB7#9B7#9    A chord diagramBb7Bb7
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------|-------------
A chord diagramBB|-------8------6--------|-------------
A chord diagramG+G|-------7------5--------|----7----7---
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------6------8--------|----7----6---
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-6---7---0-----------|----6----5---
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----0-----------------|--7----6-----


  Phrase II (verse)

         A chord diagramE minor 7Em7   Bbsus2/A   A chord diagramBm7Bm7    A chord diagramBb7Bb7
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------|-------------
A chord diagramBB|-------8------6--------|-------------
A chord diagramG+G|-------7------5--------|----7----7---
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------5------8--------|----7----6---
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-6---7---0-----------|----5----5---
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----0-----------------|--7----6-----


  Phrase III (pre-chorus)

    F#7(#9)  A chord diagramFmaj7Fmaj7  A chord diagramBm7Bm7
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------
A chord diagramBB|---10-------10--------------
A chord diagramG+G|---9--------9------7--------
A chord diagramD MajorD|---8--------7------7--------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-9------8----------5--------
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------7--------


  Phrase IV (chorus)

    A chord diagramEm9Em9  A chord diagramFm7Fm7   A chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7 A chord diagramFm7Fm7    A chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7 (alternate fingering)
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------7---------|-2--------------------------
A chord diagramBB|----7----2----7----2----|-0--------------------------
A chord diagramG+G|----7----2----7----2----|-0--------------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD|----5----2----5----2----|-0--------------------------
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----7----4---------4----|-2--------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE|--0----2----3----2------|-3--------------------------

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