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GTYNP: Xenosaga - Shion: Past Memory

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This arrangement is absolutely insane and I don't understand why it hasn't received more attention. It starts off very slow and relaxed and seems like it'll be smooth sailing the whole way through. But it suddenly springs into a epic maelstrom of pitched sound. It's a torrent of quickly picked chords not for the feign of heart. Difficult, but very fun to play. It's also very creative as far as guitar arrangements go, something Kabukibear has been known for.

Open challenge to the community: if anyone submits a complete and well played recording of this song, I will personally send you a copy of any Xenosaga game of your choice.

TAB | MIDI

Shion - Memories of the Past
~Xenosaga
Composed by: Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranged by: Justin Lincoln

     H.           E  E     E  E  Q    E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  Q    E  E
E||---------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B||------------------0--|--1-----1-------1--0-----|----------------------0--|
G||---------------2-----|--------2-------------0--|--2-----2----------2-----|
D||---------------------|-----2-------2-----------|--------3-----3----------|
A||---------------------|--0----------------------|-----3-----3-------------|
E||---------------------|-------------------------|--1----------------------|

  E  E  Q    E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  Q    E  E     E  E  Q    E  E  E  E
----------------------0--|--0-------------------0--|--1-----1-------1--0-----|
--1-----1-------1--3-----|--------3----------3-----|--------3-------------3--|
--------2----------------|--------3-----3----------|-----2-------2-----------|
-----2-------2-----------|-----3-----3-------------|--0----------------------|
--0----------------------|--1----------------------|-------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

                              ^         ^            ^
  E  S T T E  E  Q.     E     Q.     E  Q.     E     H        E  E  E  E
------------------------0--|--1------1--3------3--|--5--------0-----------|
--0----1-0-----------------|--1------1--3------3--|--5-----------3--1--0--|
-----------2-----2---------|--2------2--0------0--|--5--------------------|
-----2--------2------------|--0---------2---------|--3--------------------|
--0------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|

  E  E  Q    E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  Q    E  E     E  E  Q    E  E  E  E
-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------0--|
--1-----1-------1--0-----|----------------------0--|--1-----1-------1--3-----|
--------2-------------0--|--2-----2----------2-----|--------2----------------|
-----2-------2-----------|--------3-----3----------|-----2-------2-----------|
--0----------------------|-----3-----3-------------|--0----------------------|
-------------------------|--1----------------------|-------------------------|

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--0-------------------0--|--1-----1-------1--0-----|------------------------0--|
--------3----------3-----|--------3-------------3--|--0----1-0-----------------|
--------3-----3----------|-----2-------2-----------|-----------2-----2---------|
-----3-----3-------------|--0----------------------|-----2--------2------------|
--1----------------------|-------------------------|--0------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|

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  Q.     E  Q.     E     H        E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  Q    E  E
--1------1--3------3--|--5--------0-----------|--1----1-----3----3-----|
--1------1--3------3--|--5-----------3--1--0--|--1----1-----3----3-----|
--2------2--0------0--|--5--------------------|--2----2-----0----0-----|
--0---------2---------|--3--------------------|--0-------0--2-------2--|
----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
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  ^
  Q.     Q.     E  E     E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--0-------------------|---------------------------------|
--1------1---------0--|--1--1---0-1---3---1---0---0-1-0-|
--0-------------2-----|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|
--3-------------------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|
----------------------|--0----0-----0---0---0---0-------|
----------------------|---------------------------------|

  E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
---------------------------------|---------------------------0---0-|
---------------------------0-1-3-|--1--1---0-1---3---1---3---1---1-|
--2--2---2-0---2-------0-2-------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2---2-|
--3--3---3-3---3-----3-----------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---------|
--3--3---3-3---3---3-------------|--0----0-----0---0---0---0---0---|
--1----1-----1---1---------------|---------------------------------|

  E  S S S S S S S S S E  S S S    E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S
--0--0---0-1-0------------0-1-3-|--1--1---1-0--------------------|
--3--3---3-3-3-3-------3--------|--3--3---3-3---0--0---0-1---0---|
--3--3---3-3-3-3-----3----------|--2--2---2-2---0--0---0-0---0---|
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--2--2---2-2-2-2-----2-----2-----|--2--2-----2---0--0-----0-----0-|
--2--2---2-2-2-2---2-----2-----0-|--3--3-----3---0--0---0-----0---|
--0----0---------0-----0---------|--3--3---3----------------------|
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  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--------------------------0-------|---------------------------------|
--------0---0-1-0-1-3-1-3---3-1-0-|--1--1---0-1---3---1---0---0-1-0-|
--2-0-2---2---2-----0-----1---1---|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|
--2-----0-------------------------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|
--0-------------------------------|--0----0-----0---0---0---0-------|
--------3-----2-----1-----0---0---|---------------------------------|

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---------------------------------|---------------------------0---0-|
---------------------------0-1-3-|--1--1---0-1---3---1---3---1---1-|
--2--2---2-0---2-------0-2-------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2---2-|
--3--3---3-3---3-----3-----------|--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---------|
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--1----1-----1---1---------------|---------------------------------|

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--3--3---3-3-3-3-----3----------|--2--2---2-2---0--0---0-0---0---|
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--0--0---0-----2--------0-2-----|--3--3-----3---1--1---1-2---1---|
---------------3------3---------|--3--3---3-3---2--2---2-2---2---|
--3----3-------3----3-----------|--1----1-----1-2--2---2-2---2---|
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  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1---1-----1-----1-|
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  E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--5--5-----5-----7---7-5-----5---|--3--3---3-5-3-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5-----5-----5---5-5-----5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-----0-----0-|
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--2--2-----2---2--2-----2---2---|--2--2---2-2-2-1--1---1-2---4---|
--0--0---0-----0--0---0-----0---|--0--0---0-0-0-0--0---0-0---0---|
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--2----2-----2-2----2-----2---2-|--1----1-------0----0-----0---0-|

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--5--5-----5-----5---5-5-----5---|--0--0---0---0-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|--0--0---0---0-0---0-----0-----0-|
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--0--0---0-----0--0---0-----0---|--0--0---0---0-0--0---0-0---0---|
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--2----2-----2-2----2-----2---2-|--1----1---1---0----0-----0---0-|

  E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--1--1---0-1---3---1---0---0-1-0-|---------------------------0-1-3-|
--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|--2--2---2-0---2-------0-2-------|
--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2-2-2-|--3--3---3-3---3-----3-----------|
--0----0-----0---0---0---0-------|--3--3---3-3---3---3-------------|
---------------------------------|--1----1-----1---1---------------|

  E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S E  S S S
---------------------------0---0-|--0--0---0-1-0------------0-1-3-|
--1--1---0-1---3---1---3---1---1-|--3--3---3-3-3-3-------3--------|
--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---2---2-|--3--3---3-3-3-3-----3----------|
--2--2---2-2---2---2---2---------|-------------------3------------|
--0----0-----0---0---0---0---0---|--1----1---------1--------------|
---------------------------------|--------------------------------|

  E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S
--1--1---1-0--------------------|--0--0---0----------------------|
--3--3---3-3---0--0---0-1---3---|--1--1---1-3-1--------------0-1-|
--2--2---2-2---0--0---0-0---0---|--0--0---0-----2--------0-2-----|
--0----0-----0-0--0---0-0---0---|---------------3------3---------|
--------------------------------|--3----3-------3----3-----------|
---------------3----3-----3---3-|---------------1--1-------------|

  E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S
--------------------------------|-----------0--------------------|
--3--3-----3--------------------|--3--3-----3--------------------|
--3--3-----3---1--1---1-2---1---|--3--3-----3---1--1---1-2---1---|
--3--3---3-3---2--2---2-2---2---|--3--3---3-3---2--2---2-2---2---|
--1----1-----1-2--2---2-2---2---|--1----1-----1-2--2---2-2---2---|
---------------0----0-----0---0-|---------------0----0-----0---0-|

  E  S S S S S E  S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S H
--------------------------------|--------------0-4-5--------||
--3--3-----3--------------------|--------0-1-3--------------||
--3--3-----3---1--1---1-2---1---|------2--------------------||
--3--3---3-3---2--2---2-2---2---|----2----------------------||
--1----1-----1-2--2---2-2---2---|--0------------------------||
---------------0----0-----0---0-|---------------------------||

Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-|  - n-tuplets

7 comments on GTYNP: Xenosaga - Shion: Past Memory

Given Xenosaga's reputation

Given Xenosaga's reputation that might not be much of a prize.

Whoa whoa whoa. Considering

Whoa whoa whoa. Considering some people, me included, think it's one of the greatest games in existence, it is a good prize.

Oh really? Heh, I wasn't

Oh really? Heh, I wasn't aware of that.

Aw shucks hehe thanks. :)

Aw shucks hehe thanks. :) Guitarpro made a mistake I didn't catch it seems, after the build up section where it goes into the higher chords it's written:

 E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--5--5-----5-----7---7-5-----5---|--3--3---3-5-3-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5-----5-----5---5-5-----5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-----0-----0-|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--0------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-------5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|--3----3---------3-----3-----3---|

The open 5th string (0) should keep being played, it shouldn't switch to 5. Sorry about that.

 E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--5--5-----5-----7---7-5-----5---|--3--3---3-5-3-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5-----5-----5---5-5-----5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----|
--5--5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---|--0--0---0-0-0-0---0-----0-----0-|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
--0----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|--3----3---------3-----3-----3---|

And I would love to hear someone rip through this. Good luck to any takers!

someone needs to step up to

someone needs to step up to the plate!

haha, this is epic, i can

haha, this is epic, i can play the first section and i love it, the chord section ....im boned.....only a year in, but i swear kabukibear you are the reason i love classical guitar, to hear these songs being played on a single instrument, its my musical wet dream

Oh wow, this is a lot of fun

Oh wow, this is a lot of fun to play! Awesome job, kabukibear. I remember trying to play xenosaga...but I came to a boss that I couldn't kill and gave up :/ I thought it was pretty fun, but it was just too hard for a casual gamer like me.

"Transmit AIDS!" XD