Kids by MGMT

i think i have found the tab for it


2-4-6-9-11-13|11-9-6——–                    X3


All on standard tuning E

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  1. andrew November 27th, 2008 5:17 pm

    hey, so i really like the first three riffs, but the last one just has something… off. maybe it’s the open E, but it just doesn’t quite sound spot on. wish I could help, but i’m bollocks at tabbing. otherwise terrific tab, thanks for posting it!

  2. cliff November 29th, 2008 11:31 pm

    close but not quite. on the scale you’re playing it on (F), that open E should be the 3rd fret on C string (Eb).

    i personally like to play it on based on the A scale, so:
    A –-–-–-–-9-11-9-–-–-–-–-

    E –-–-9-12-–-–-–12-9-–-–-

    C 9-11-–-–-–-–-–-–-–-–11-

    G ——————————

    A –-–-–-–-–-–-–-–-–-–-–-

    E –-–-9-–-–-–-––-–-–-–-

    C 9-11-–-11-9-11-9-6-9-–-–-

    G ——————————

    i suck at tabbing too.. but i’m sure you can figure it out :)

  3. Tom January 13th, 2009 10:46 pm

    The piano bit is n A scale so top marks to Cliff

  4. Tom January 13th, 2009 10:46 pm


  5. Stephen March 2nd, 2009 12:46 pm

    if you want to play it on one string (a) try
    this is easy because every note is on the fret markers

  6. Allison June 16th, 2009 4:41 am

    hey i was looking at these and i think the closest sounding tab is this one:

    A -0-2-4-7-9-11–|-9-7-4—2—–|
    E ——————–|—————–|

    A -0-2-4-7-9-11–|-9-7-4———|
    E ——————–|—————–| x3

    A -0-2-4-2-0-2-0—|–0———-|
    E ——————–2-|————-|

    that’s what i got when i tried it and i think it sounds very close to the original.

  7. Allison June 16th, 2009 4:44 am

    about the 1st one i made, the 3rd part, the E string 2 should be right after that 3rd 0. it helps to copy and paste and match up the lines.

  8. Also Stephen (nice name) June 29th, 2009 5:50 am

    Ok, so you’re all over-complicating this entirely. The actual song is played in A, just like Cliff sad, so the riff is typically played on the A string like Stephen said. This is entirely on the A string except for the one lowest note.

    0-2-4-7-9-11-9-7-4-2 (2x)
    0-2-4-2-0-2-0-2 on E string-2-0

    If you want to do the cascading riff at the end of the last line, it’s the same pattern and all on the A string. The only tricky part is that it’s fast.

    Hope this helped. Once you start playing the notes I think you’ll get a rythm of it.

  9. Amanda February 12th, 2010 12:30 am

    ok so, I’ve got it figured out based on all of your guys’ ideas..
    So I’ve been playing it on the G string but it sounds ok on the A string too.
    0-2-4-7-9-11-9-7-4 (now you can play the cascading riff, like Also Stephen said: 11-9-7-4-7-4-2)
    0-2-4-2-0-2-0-2 on C string-0 (11-9-7-4-7-4-2)

    I’m pretty sure that’s right, it sounds right… If not, you can try playing around on different strings.

  10. Amanda February 12th, 2010 1:13 am

    Ok so just kidding. It is played on an A string and on the last line, that one deep note is played on the E string.
    Sorry for the confusion, my E was out of tune :)

  11. Kristy September 28th, 2011 10:53 am

    Ok…so now what are the chords that follow?

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