The song "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse can be learned on guitar by reading the tablature, where the strings of the guitar are represented by horizontal lines, reading, from top to bottom, "E, A, D, G, B, e." The numbers on the tablature correspond to the frets on the guitar. Notes are played by depressing the string on the fret number displayed in the tablature (or tab).
One drawback of guitar tablature is that it does not include the rhythms of a song, only the notes. It is possible to counteract this drawback by listening to a song carefully before attempting to play it.
It is important to note that mastering any song on guitar will take time, and it is advisable to practice with a metronome to ensure that the playing is in sync with the rhythm of the song. A tuner is useful for ensuring that the guitar is in tune. Practicing effectively with a metronome involves playing the song as slowly as necessary in order to strike every note in the proper rhythm. One common indicator of improvement is that the hand and finger muscles become stronger and more efficient; another is the development of calluses on the pads of the fingers of the fretting hand.