Magus Battle Theme (maruchan) (Chrono Trigger) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Apr 07, 2010 by surreal (Last updated: Apr 16, 2019)

Average: 4.5 (8 votes)
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Game: Chrono Trigger
Composer(s): Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Noriko Matsueda
Style: Arrangement, Artificial harmonics, Fingerstyle, Natural harmonics, Transcription
Series: Chrono

This song is also called Magus' Theme

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This is maruchan's arrangement of the Battle With Magus theme. Take special note in the artificial harmonics on bar 7. They're played 19 frets up (not 12). Visit the IRC channel.


     H.              H.              H.              H.            

     H.              H        Q       S  S  S E    Q      Q     

  Q    Q    Q       H.              H        Q       H.            

  ^                        ^                                           
  E.  S E  E  E  E       S E  S E  E  E  E     E  E   S   S  E  E  E   

  E.  S E  E  E  E     E.  S E  E  S S S S    S E  S E  E  E  E   

                                  ^        ^                       ^     
  E  E   S   S  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E   S  S E  E  E     

  E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  Q    E  E     E  E  E  E  E  S  S   

  Q    E  Q.        E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E   Q     

                     ^  v                                         
  E  E  E  Q.        E  E  S S S S E  E     E  E  S S S S   Q     

  E  E  S S S S E  E     E  E  S S S S   Q       E  E  S S S S E  E   

  E  E  S S S S   Q       E  E  S S S S E  E     E  E  S S S S   Q     

  Q    Q    Q       Q    Q    Q       H.              E    E  H         

  H.              E    E     H            H.             

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

Tablature Legend
L - tied note
x - dead note
g - grace note
(n) - ghost note
> - accentuded note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
\n/ - tremolo bar dip
\n - tremolo bar dive
-/n - tremolo bar Release up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
/n - tremolo bar return
-\n - tremolo bar Release down
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - tapping
S - slap
P - pop
< - fade in
^ - brush up
v - brush down
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12 comments on Magus Battle Theme (maruchan)



This is a raw azz tab man keep it up and its not as hard as i thought it was.

Gosh! AWESOME! It's the best


Gosh! AWESOME! It's the best version of the song I've ever seen!
I find it very hard, though. I'm bad a rythim, strum and fingerpick at the same music is something for superior people. I got to train harder.

Excelent transcription, by the way. Flawless! Thank you Very Much for sharing it with us!

You are weak brorreal.

You are weak brorreal.

love you too salem

love you too salem

After going through it with

After going through it with the help of auriplane, I finally got some of the hazy stuff corrected. Should be 100% right on now.

Surreal, my brother! i failed

Surreal, my brother! i failed you. I was covering K-on songs instead of being a bro.

Thanks for the tab!^^

Thanks for taking my request, Surreal.The tab's awesome! I wanted to thank you before, but I couldn't stop playing...^^'
Looking forward to your next tab.

k, so, How do I play <>2?

k, so, How do I play <>2?

They are artificial

They are artificial harmonics. The note at the top of the tab says "19 frets up, not 12" for those. So fret at 2, touch the node at 21 wiht your thumb, and pluck with your index. (You don't have to have 21 frets, just touch the string where 21 would be)

Oh joy homophobia!


Look at you using gametabs to spread your nazi bullshit. Please go spoon with your overlord trump and get the fuck off of this website.

Note the use of the slur above the tab.

Lariela saidLook at you

FYI I've edited the comment you're referring to

Uh, what happened?

Uh, what happened?