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Old 02-24-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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City of Blinding Lights - U2

Tuning: 1/2 step down

Edge starts out by hitting the low E strig and letting it ring...

Edge then starts palm muting some chords
e|-12-------12----12----12----------12----------|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

Then there is a riff played on Edge's guitar or a piano or somthing...
e|----------------------|
B|-12-10-9-7-9-10-9-7---|
G|--------------------9-|
D|----------------------|x4
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

Then the main riff
e|-10-9-------10-9----------10-9-------|
B|------10-12------10-10-12------12----|
G|----------------------------------11-|
D|-------------------------------------|x2
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

During the verse there's some quiet guitar that's similar to the opening
with a few variations

e|-12-12----12----12----| e|-------------------------------|
B|-------10----10----10-| B|-10-10-9-9-9-9-12-12-9-9-10-10-|
G|----------------------| G|-------------------------------|
D|----------------------| D|-------------------------------|
A|----------------------| A|-------------------------------|
E|----------------------| E|-------------------------------|
Just listen to the song to hear when to throw these variations in. Edge seems
to randomly throw these in whenever he feels like it so...

Just before the chorus there is this riff
e|-10-8-7-8-7-5-7-5-3-2-2-|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|x2
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Then it goes into the chorus (I love this riff!)
e|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
B|-12-12-12-10-12-12-12-10-12-12-12-10-12-12-12-10-
G|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--
D|-------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------

e|-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Play that whole thing 4 times and then go back to the main riff

At the end of the secound verse Edge adds a little riff
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-6-7-6-4-6-7-6-4-1-2-|
D|---------------------|x2
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Then there's the slide solo:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-9///2///4~~-|
D|-------------|x4
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

After the solo Edge plays the chorus and then the main riff and then
ends with this riff:
e|----------------------|
B|-12-10-9-7-9-10-9-7---|
G|--------------------9-|
D|----------------------|x4
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

I think Edge uses his Epiphone Casino, but I used a Strat and it sounded
quite nice. I played it with about 420ms of delay (2-3 repeates with a
low mix) and a little distortion. This is an awesome song and deserves to
be a single. I can't wait to see this performed live!


Let me know what you think!
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