Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Nov 27, 2010 by ChelseaRare

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Game: Donkey Kong Country
Composer(s): Dave Wise, Robin Beanland, Eveline Fischer
Style: Arrangement, Artificial harmonics, Fingerstyle, Natural harmonics
Series: Donkey Kong

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Aquatic Ambiance
Donkey Kong Country
Arranged by Chelsea Intal
Composed by Dave Wise

Standard tuning: EADGBe
Capo 3

     ^                                                       
     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E   
E||----------------------------|----------------------------|
B||--0h--1--------0h--1--------|--0h--1--------0h--1--------|
G||--0------0------------0-----|---------0------------0-----|
D||--2---------2------------2--|------------2------------2--|
A||--3-------------------------|----------------------------|
E||----------------------------|----------------------------|


  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E   
----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0h--1--------0h--1--------|--0h--1--------0h--1--------|
---------0------------0-----|---------0------------0-----|
------------2------------2--|------------2------------2--|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


  ^                                                           
  E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E   
------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------|------------------------------|
--2p--0-----------------------|--2p--0-----------------------|
--2---------0h--3p--2---------|------------0h--3p--2---------|
--0------3-------------0h--3--|---------3-------------0h--3--|
--0---------------------------|------------------------------|


  E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E   
------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------|------------------------------|
--2p--0-----------------------|--2p--0-----------------------|
------------0h--3p--2---------|------------0h--3p--2---------|
---------3-------------0h--3--|---------3-------------0h--3--|
------------------------------|------------------------------|


  W                   W                   W                   W                 
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


  ^                                                       
  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E   
----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0h--1--------0h--1--------|--0h--1--------0h--1--------|
--0------0------------0-----|---------0------------0-----|
--2---------2------------2--|------------2------------2--|
--3-------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E   
----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0h--1--------0h--1--------|--0h--1--------0h--1--------|
---------0------------0-----|---------0------------0-----|
------------2------------2--|------------2------------2--|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


  ^                                                           
  E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E   
------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------|------------------------------|
--2p--0-----------------------|--2p--0-----------------------|
--2---------0h--3p--2---------|------------0h--3p--2---------|
--0------3-------------0h--3--|---------3-------------0h--3--|
--0---------------------------|------------------------------|


  E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E   E   
------------------------------|------------------------------|
------------------------------|------------------------------|
--2p--0-----------------------|--2p--0-----------------------|
------------0h--3p--2---------|------------0h--3p--2---------|
---------3-------------0h--3--|---------3-------------0h--3--|
------------------------------|------------------------------|


  ^                                                        
  E  E  E   E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E   E  E   E  E  E   
----------------------------|-----------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------|
----------------------0-----|-----------------------0-----|
--3--2---------3p--2--------|--3p--2---------3p--2--------|
--5-----0h--3------------3--|---------0h--3------------3--|
--5-------------------------|-----------------------------|


  E   E  E   E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E   E  E   E  E  E   
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----------------------0-----|-----------------------0-----|
--3p--2---------3p--2--------|--3p--2---------3p--2--------|
---------0h--3------------3--|---------0h--3------------3--|
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


  ^                                                         
  E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E   
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
--1p--0----------------------|--1p--0----------------------|
--2---------0h--2p--0--------|------------0h--2p--0--------|
--2------2----------------2--|---------2----------------2--|
--0--------------------3-----|-----------------------3-----|
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


  E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E   E   E  E  E   
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
--1p--0----------------------|--1p--0----------------------|
------------0h--2p--0--------|------------0h--2p--0--------|
---------2----------------2--|---------2----------------2--|
-----------------------3-----|-----------------------3-----|
-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


    ^                                                                      
    H        Q    E  E     Q    Q    E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  Q    E  E   
|---0--------0----0--0--|--L----0----0--0--0--0--|--L----0--0--0----0--3--|
|---1--------1----1--1--|--L----1----1--1--1--1--|--L----1--1--1----1--1--|
|---2--------2----2--2--|--L----2----2--2--2--2--|--L----2--2--2----2--2--|
|---2--------2----2--2--|--L----2----2--2--2--2--|--L----2--2--2----2--2--|
|---0--------0----0--0--|--L----0----0--0--0--0--|--L----0--0--0----0--0--|
|---0--------0----0--0--|--L----0----0--0--0--0--|--L----0--0--0----0--0--|


                             ^                                             
  E  E  Q    E  E   Q        H        Q    E  E     Q    Q    E  E  E  E   
--L--3--3----3--3s--5/----|--1--------1----1--1--|--L----1----1--1--1--1--|
--L--1--1----1--1s--3/----|--1--------1----1--1--|--L----1----1--1--1--1--|
--L--2--2----2--2---------|--2--------2----2--2--|--L----2----2--2--2--2--|
--L--2--2----2--2---------|--3--------3----3--3--|--L----3----3--3--3--3--|
--L--0--0----0--0---------|--3--------3----3--3--|--L----3----3--3--3--3--|
--L--0--0----0--0---------|--1--------1----1--1--|--L----1----1--1--1--1--|


                                                     ^                     
  Q    E  E  Q    E  E     E  E  Q    E  E  E  E     H        Q    E   E   
--L----1--1--1----1--1--|--L--1--1----1--1--0--1--|--0--------0----0------|
--L----1--1--1----1--1--|--L--1--1----1--1--0--1--|--1--------1----0h--1--|
--L----2--2--2----2--2--|--L--2--2----2--2--2--2--|--2--------2----2---L--|
--L----3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3--3----3--3--3--3--|--2--------2----2------|
--L----3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3--3----3--3--3--3--|--0--------0----0------|
--L----1--1--1----1--1--|--L--1--1----1--1--1--1--|--0--------0----0------|


  E  E   E  E  E   E  E  E     H        Q    E  E   
--3---------3---------3--L--|--3--------3----0-----|
--L--0h--1--L--0h--1--L-----|--1--------1----0--1--|
-----2---L-----2---L--------|--2--------2----2--L--|
----------------------------|--2--------2----2-----|
----------------------------|--0--------0----0-----|
----------------------------|--0--------0----0-----|


                                ^                          
  E  E   E  E  E   E  E   E     E   E  E  E   E  E  E  E   
--3---------3---------3s--5--|-------------------------0--|
-----0h--1--L--0h--1--L------|--0h--1-----0h--1-----0-----|
-----2---L-----2---L---------|--x------0---------0--------|
-----------------------------|--3-------------------------|
-----------------------------|--3-------------------------|
-----------------------------|----------------------------|


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


  E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E   E  E  E   
--1p--0--3-----1p--0--------|--1p--0--3-----1p--0--------|
--3---------1------------1--|------------1------------1--|
--2-------------------2-----|----------------------2-----|
--0-------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


                                                        ^                    
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     H        Q    E  E   
--1--0--3-----1--0--------|--1--0--3-----1--0--------|--3--------3----3--3--|
-----------1-----------1--|-----------1-----------1--|--3--------3----3--3--|
--------------------2-----|--------------------2-----|--4--------4----4--4--|
--------------------------|--------------------------|--5--------5----5--5--|
--------------------------|--------------------------|--5--------5----5--5--|
--------------------------|--------------------------|--3--------3----3--3--|


  Q    Q    E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  Q    E  E     E  E  Q    E  E  Q      
--L----3----3--3--3--3--|--L----3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3--3----3--3--3\----|
--L----3----3--3--3--3--|--L----3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3--3----3--3--3\----|
--L----4----4--4--4--4--|--L----4--4--4----4--4--|--L--4--4----4--4--------|
--L----5----5--5--5--5--|--L----5--5--5----5--5--|-----5--5----5--5--------|
--L----5----5--5--5--5--|--L----5--5--5----5--5--|--L--5--5----5--5--------|
--L----3----3--3--3--3--|--L----3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3--3----3--3--------|


  ^          AH     AH   AH           AH   AH     AH     AH   AH
  H          Q      E    E       E    E    Q      Q      E    E   
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|
--0--------<>0--------------|------------------------------------|
--2---------------<>2-------|------------------------------------|
--2--------------------<>2--|--<>L--<>2--<>2----<>2----<>2--<>2--|
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|


  ^      AH   AH   AH     AH   AH    AH     AH   AH       AH
  Q      E    E    Q      E    E     Q      E    Q.       Q     
--0-------------------------------|----------------------------|
--0----<>0-------<>0----<>1--<>3--|--L----<>1--<>0-------------|
--2---------<>2-------------------|---------------------<>0----|
--2-------------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-------------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-------------------------------|----------------------------|


  ^          AH       AH           AH   AH     AH     AH   AH  
  H          Q.       E       E    E    Q      Q      E    E   
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|
--2--------<>0-----------|------------------------------------|
--3----------------------|------------------------------------|
--3-----------------<>3--|--<>L--<>3--<>3----<>3----<>3--<>3--|
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|


  ^          AH       AH           AH   AH     AH     AH   AH  
  H          Q.       E       E    E    Q      Q      E    E   
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|
--2--------<>0-----------|------------------------------------|
--3----------------------|------------------------------------|
--3-----------------<>3--|--<>L--<>3--<>3----<>3----<>3--<>3--|
--1----------------------|------------------------------------|


  ^          AH     AH   AH           AH   AH     AH     AH   AH
  H          Q      E    E       E    E    Q      Q      E    E   
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|
--0--------<>0--------------|------------------------------------|
--2---------------<>2-------|------------------------------------|
--2--------------------<>2--|--<>L--<>2--<>2----<>2----<>2--<>2--|
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|
--0-------------------------|------------------------------------|


  ^      AH   AH   AH     AH   AH           AH   AH       AH                    
  Q      E    E    Q      E    E     Q      E    Q.       Q     
--0-------------------------------|-------<>0--<>3------<>5----|
--0----<>0-------<>0----<>1--<>3--|--L-------------------------|
--2---------<>2-------------------|----------------------------|
--2-------------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-------------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-------------------------------|----------------------------|


  ^          AH       AH           AH   AH     AH       AH               
  H          Q.       E       E    E    Q      Q.       E   
--1----------------------|-------------------<>3-----------|
--1----------------------|----------------------------<>1--|
--2--------<>2-----------|---------------------------------|
--3----------------------|---------------------------------|
--3-----------------<>3--|--<>L--<>3--<>3------------------|
--1----------------------|---------------------------------|

    AH   AH   AH     AH       AH           AH   AH     AH     AH   AH
    E    E    Q      Q.       E       E    E    Q      Q      E    E   
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--<>L--<>1--<>1------------------|------------------------------------|
-------------------<>2-----------|------------------------------------|
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
----------------------------<>3--|--<>L--<>3--<>3----<>3----<>3--<>3--|
---------------------------------|------------------------------------|

                                                Rit.--------------------
  Q    E  E  Q    E  E     E  Q    H        E     Q    E  E  Q    E  E   
-------1--0--1----0--1--|--L--0----------------|-------1--0--1----0--3--|
-------3--3--3----3--3--|--L--3----------------|-------3--3--3----3--3--|
-------2--2--2----2--2--|-----2----2--------L--|--L----2--2--2----2--2--|
-------0----------------|----------3--------L--|--L----0----------------|
--L---------------------|----------0--------L--|--L---------------------|
------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|


-----------------        ^                  
  Q    E  Q    Q.        W                  
--L----1--0-----------|--3----------------||
--L----3--3----3------|--3----------------||
--L----2--2----0------|--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

Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
AH - artificial harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
\ - slide into from above or out of downwards
^ - brush up

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9 comments on Aquatic Ambiance

Really nice Chelsea, you

5

Really nice Chelsea, you should record it

I was doing okay til I got to

5

I was doing okay til I got to the harmonics and then I had a sad.

Yeah I kinda made this to

Yeah I kinda made this to practice artificial harmonics. I have to change my grip on the pick a certain way to execute them effectively. Also, I personally prefer to use jazz picks for this particular piece. They seem to make it easier, for me at least.

If anything, you could just play those notes without making them harmonics. It would be roughly the same, just an octave lower that what was intended.

Kara are you having trouble

Kara are you having trouble with pinch harmonics? This video helped me get them down easily. The guy is kind of goofy, but he makes it plain as day how simple they are. I know they're harder to hear on acoustic, but still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I5O8P-r5Rk

Those aren't the kind of

Those aren't the kind of artificial harmonics used in this, but that guy does to a decent job explaining how to do those.

Let's see if I can explain this well enough. . .
The artificial harmonics I use in this are similar to natural harmonics. The difference being the fretting hand holds down a note while the right hand simultaneously touches a spot on the string 12 frets higher than what is being fretted AND plucks the string. I guess this is more of a classical guitar style of an artificial harmonic. Hope that makes sense.

Also, I guess I should mention that this wasn't meant to be a fingerstyle piece like it says at the top. I think I said that in the forum topic I posted, but it's not that serious. I haven't even tried finger picking it, but I'm sure it works out just as well. Whatever works lol

EDIT: Now that I think of it, the harmonic I described is definitely better suited for finger picking than flat picking. Doesn't require an awkward grip change/right hang movement.

ChelseaRare said Those aren't

ChelseaRare said

Those aren't the kind of artificial harmonics used in this, but that guy does to a decent job explaining how to do those.

Let's see if I can explain this well enough. . .
The artificial harmonics I use in this are similar to natural harmonics. The difference being the fretting hand holds down a note while the right hand simultaneously touches a spot on the string 12 frets higher than what is being fretted AND plucks the string. I guess this is more of a classical guitar style of an artificial harmonic. Hope that makes sense.

Also, I guess I should mention that this wasn't meant to be a fingerstyle piece like it says at the top. I think I said that in the forum topic I posted, but it's not that serious. I haven't even tried finger picking it, but I'm sure it works out just as well. Whatever works lol

EDIT: Now that I think of it, the harmonic I described is definitely better suited for finger picking than flat picking. Doesn't require an awkward grip change/right hang movement.

Yeah this is how I was trying to do it, but I'm really bad at it. Oh and I was fingerpicking this...whoops.

Fingerpick away. Probably

Fingerpick away. Probably makes more sense to do it that way. I just have a tendency to do things way too impractical XD

lol, I see. I'm not a

lol, I see. I'm not a fingerstyle player, so I don't know how you guys do stuff :P

Still coming back to this

5

Still coming back to this after ~6 years. Great tab, really. Just wish I could come up with something to bridge the long silence after the intro :D