Muse 'Supermassive Black Hole' lesson (TG215)

Forget that it's in 'Twilight', Muse's electro- and dance-drenched hit is a supermassive treat of a tune with an equally enormous main riff.

Pick up Total Guitar issue 215 (on sale 13 May to 9 June) for a backing track, a guide to nailing the guitar tones, the scales and chord diagrams from the song and the story behind its inception and recording.

Part One: Intro/Chorus

Part Two: Verse

Part Three: Pre-Chorus

Part Four: Solo

Composed by Matthew James Bellamy
Tutor: Steve Allsworth
Audio: Charlie Griffiths
Videographer: Martin Holmes

In the mag:

Read it!
Every song has a story. Where possible we speak to the musicians and studio technicians to explore the inspiration, as well as the writing and recording processes behind your favourite songs.

Get the sound!
As well as a backing track, every song comes with easy-to-read illustrated settings for amps and effects. This enables you to not only play classic riffs, solos and tunes, but to replicate the tone, too.

Backing tracks!
Every song you learn in the magazine comes with a backing track on your CD, so you can play the guitar parts along with a full band. The CD is just that, a CD of music, so you can play it anywhere and easily transfer the songs to your PC or MP3 player.