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Ganondorf Battle (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Bass/Guitar Tab

Submitted: Aug 08, 2009 by auriplane (Last updated: Apr 05, 2010)

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Game: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Composer(s): Koji Kondo
Style: 2 or more instruments, Transcription
Series: Legend of Zelda

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             Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Ganondorf Battle GUITAR & BASS TAB
                                    Composed by Koji Kondo

                           Tabbed by Auriplane (crystal@panix.com)



This song is notated kind of funny, 'cause Guitar Pro isn't so good for sheet music.  Anyway,
the first measure is in 4/4 time, and the rest of the song is in 23/16.

Yes, that's right, 23/16.  You can divide it up like this:

    1 2 3    1 2 3    1 2 3      1 2 3 4         (13/16)
    1 2 3    1 2 3               1 2 3 4         (10/16)

Basically, the beat is a dotted eighth, and there are 7 beats per measure, but the 4th and 7th
beats are slightly longer, being a full quarter note.  So, the accents fall like this:

    23/16 time

      >      >      >      >         >      >      >
      S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S S   S S S  S S S  S S S S  
    -------------------------------------------------------|
    -------------------------------:-----------------------|
    -------------------------------:-----------------------|
    -------------------------------:-----------------------|
    -------------------------------:-----------------------|
    -------------------------------------------------------|

Once you get this rhythm, it's not too hard.  However, there is one part which is syncopated in
a different way.  The chords on the first guitar, starting in measure 6, have the following
rhythm:

    17/16 time

      >                 >                 
      S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S  
    --------------------------------------|
    ------------------:-------------------|
    ------------------:-------------------|
    ------------------:-------------------|
    ------------------:-------------------|
    --------------------------------------|


That is, 8 sixteenths, followed by 9 sixteenths, alternating.  This rhythm is syncopated against
the 23/16 rhythm which continues on the other parts.




                                              GUITAR PART

        Intro    4/4
                 Q=116

    >           >           >           >       
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
e |----------------------------------------------12-|
B |----------------------------------9-----9--13----|
G |----------------------9--------9-----11----------|
D |----------8--------10----8--10-------------------|
A |-------9-----9--11-------------------------------|
E |-8--10-------------------------------------------|


        Main song    23/16   
                     E.=140, or Q=105


    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q            
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q       
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------L-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------L-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                     
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q            
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                     
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q       
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
D |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
A |-1-----------------4--------L-----2-----:-1-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


             17/16 time    
             (against four measures of 23/16)


    H                         H                       S    H                         H                       S   
e |-13------------------------15----------------------L--|-13------------------------15----------------------L--|
B |-13----------------------:-15----------------------L--|-13----------------------:-15----------------------L--|
G |-12----------------------:-14----------------------L--|-12----------------------:-14----------------------L--|
D |-------------------------:----------------------------|-------------------------:----------------------------|
A |-------------------------:----------------------------|-------------------------:----------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|

    
    H                         H                       S    H                         H                       S   
e |-13------------------------18----------------------L--|-16------------------------18----------------------L--|
B |-13----------------------:-18----------------------L--|-16----------------------:-18----------------------L--|
G |-12----------------------:-17----------------------L--|-15----------------------:-17----------------------L--|
D |-------------------------:----------------------------|-------------------------:----------------------------|
A |-------------------------:----------------------------|-------------------------:----------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|

    
    H                         H                         H                       
e |-15------------------------L-----------------------|--------------------------|
B |-15----------------------:-L-----------------------|-                        -|
G |-14----------------------:-L-----------------------|-  rest for a half note  -|
D |-------------------------:-------------------------|-                        -|
A |-------------------------:-------------------------|--------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|


             23/16 time    


    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q            
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   
 
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q       
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------L-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------L-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                    
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q            
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                     
    Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q       
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
D |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
A |-1-----------------4--------L-----2-----:-1-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


        This part is two guitars:


    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S 
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-11-9--8--9--8-----8----------------------11-9--8--9--8-----8-----------|
G |----------------10----10-8--7--10-8--7-------------------10----10-8--7--|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                        |
  | Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q           |
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S 
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-13-11-10-11-10----10---------------------13-11-10-11-10----10----------|
G |----------------12----12-10-9--12-10-9-------------------12----12-10-9--|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                        |
  | Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q           |
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-7-----------------10-------L-----8-----:-7-----------------L-----------|
D |-7-----------------10-------L-----8-----:-7-----------------L-----------|
A |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S 
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-11-9--8--9--8-----8--------------------:-11-9--8--9--8-----8-----------|
G |----------------10----10-8--7--10-8--7--:----------------10----10-8--7--|
D |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                        |
  | Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q           |
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
D |-5-----------------8--------L-----6-----:-5-----------------8-----------|
A |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------6-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S 
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-9--7--6--7--6-----6--------------------:-9--7--6--7--6-----6-----------|
G |----------------8-----8--6--5--8--6--5--:----------------8-----8--6--5--|
D |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                        |
  | Q.                E.       E     E       Q.                Q           |
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
D |-3-----------------6--------L-----4-----:-3-----------------L-----------|
A |-1-----------------4--------L-----2-----:-1-----------------L-----------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|


        Back to just one guitar (or play in unison):


    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |----3--5-----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-:----3--5-----5--7--------9--11-|
D |-4--------6--------8--------10-12-------:-4--------6--------8--10-------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
             
             
    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |----5--7-----7--9-----9--11-------13-15-:----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-|
D |-6--------8--------10-------12-14-------:-6--------8--------10-12-------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
             
             
    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |----7--9-----9--11----11-13-------15-17-:----7--9-----9--11-------13-15-|
D |-8--------10-------12-------14-16-------:-8--------10-------12-14-------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
             
             
    >        >        >        >             >        >        >
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
G |----5--7-----7--9-----9--11-------13-15-:----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-|
D |-6--------8--------10-------12-14-------:-6--------8--------10-12-------|
A |----------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|




                                    BASS PART
                            (All notes are sixteenths)



        Intro 4/4
              Q=116

   >        >         >       >   
G |-----------------9-----------------9-|
D |-------8------10---------6------10---|
A |-----9---9-11----------7---9-11------|
E |8-10---------------6-8---------------|


        Main song 23/16
                  E.=140, or Q=105

   >        >        >        >             >        >        >
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------| \  
D |------------------------------3--------:----------------------3--------|   \ 
A |---3--5-----3--5-----3--5--------6--5--:----3--5-----3--5--------6--5--|    |
E |3--------3--------3--------3-----------:-3--------3--------3-----------|    |
                                                                               |
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >                |
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|    |
D |------------------------------4--------:----------------------4--------|    |
A |---4--6-----4--6-----4--6--------7--6--:----4--6-----4--6--------7--6--|    |
E |4--------4--------4--------4-----------:-4--------4--------4-----------|    |
                                                                               | x3
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >                |
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|    |
D |------------------------------3--------:----------------------3--------|    |
A |---3--5-----3--5-----3--5--------6--5--:----3--5-----3--5--------6--5--|    |
E |3--------3--------3--------3-----------:-3--------3--------3-----------|    |
                                                                               |
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >                |
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|    |                                            
D |------------------------------1--------:----------------------1--------|    |
A |---1--3-----1--3-----1--3--------4--3--:----1--3-----1--3--------4--3--|   /
E |1--------1--------1--------1-----------:-1--------1--------1-----------| / 
 

      - Rest for four measures -


   >        >        >        >             >        >        >               
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |---1--3-----3--5-----5--7--------9--11-:----1--3-----3--5--------7--9--|
E |2--------4--------6--------8--10-------:-2--------4--------6--8--------|
                                   
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >               
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |---3--5-----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-:----3--5-----5--7--------9--11-|
E |4--------6--------8--------10-12-------:-4--------6--------8--10-------|
                   
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >               
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |---5--7-----7--9-----9--11-------13-15-:----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-|
E |6--------8--------10-------12-14-------:-6--------8--------10-12-------|
                   
   >        >        >        >             >        >        >               
G |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------:-------------------------------|
A |---3--5-----5--7-----7--9--------11-13-:----3--5-----5--7--------9--11-|
E |4--------6--------8--------10-12-------:-4--------6--------8--10-------|




Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
. - note dotted


Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
> - accentuded note

4 comments on Ganondorf Battle

The Gods foretold the

5

The Gods foretold the creation of this tab, but even the murals painted by their words failed to prepare me for the beauty of it.

Thanks! Though I do find

Thanks! Though I do find this comment slightly disturbing ;-) It's just a tab.

well if its just a regular

well if its just a regular old tab i guess i should change the rating i gave it

This is pretty epic, auri!

5

This is pretty epic, auri!