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Level 1 (Donkey Kong) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Mar 14, 2009 by Kabukibear (Last updated: May 17, 2012)

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Game: Donkey Kong
Style: Arrangement, Fingerstyle
Series: Donkey Kong

This song is also called DK In Love

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Level 1 "DK In Love"                               
~Donkey Kong~
Composed by: Shigeru Miyamoto
Arranged by: Justin Lincoln

*Notes: If you are having trouble hearing the theme here be sure to check
out the original transcribed by nozzie. His tab inspired me to see just
how far I could take a very simple melody. I decided to arrange it into
a relaxing fingerstyle piece and call it "DK In Love" because, if you think
about it, all Donkey Kong wanted was some quality private time with his woman.
LOL. Be sure to accent the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th notes at the very 
beginning to establish the theme for the entire piece. I altered the theme
many times throughout and it might not be so obvious, so where it is apparent
be sure to make it come through. 


BPM=75

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


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


    E  S S S S  S  S E  S S S S S  S    E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S  S S  
|--------------------0--------3------|--5--------3------0---------------|
|---1--------------------------------|---------------------------1p-0---|
|*-----------0h-2p-0------------2p-0-|-------------2p-0---------------0-|
|*-----0-2--------------0-2----------|-----0-2-------------0-2----------|
|---3------3---------3------3--------|--0------0--------0------0--------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

                                     1st Ending----------------------
  E  S S S S  S S E  S S S S  S S    E  S S S S S  S S S S S S S  S  S    
--0---------------0---------------|--0--------0--------0-3--------------||
--1--------1p-0---1--------1p-0---|--1----------0h-1-0-----1-3----------||
----------------0---------------0-|----------------------------0h-2p-0-*||
-----0-2-------------0-2----------|-----0-2----------------------------*||
----------------------------------|--3------3--------3------------------||
--1------1--------3------3--------|-------------------------------------||

  2nd Ending----------------
                  ^                                                
  E  S S S S S  S Q    S S S S    E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S S  S  
--0--------0------0----L---0-1-|--0----------0h-1-0----------0h-1-|
--1----------0h-1-1----L-1-----|--1----1----------1----1----------|
------------------0----L-------|--2--2-----2------0--0-----0------|
-----0-2----------2----L-------|--3------3--------2------2--------|
--3------3--------3----L-------|----------------------------------|
-------------------------------|----------------------------------|


  E  S S S S S S E  S S S S  S S    E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S S  S  
--0----3---0-----5--3---0------0-|--L----------0h-1-0----------3p-1-|
--1----------1-3-0--------3p-0---|--1----1----------1----1----------|
--2--2---2-------0----0----------|--2--2-----2------0--0-----0------|
---------------------------------|--3------3--------2------2--------|
--0------------------------------|----------------------------------|
-----------------3------3--------|----------------------------------|


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


  S S S S E  S S S S S S E.  S S  S S  S      E  S S S S  S  S E  S S S S S  S  
-------------------0---------0-----------||--------------------0--------3------|
------1---1--1---------3-L-----3p-0------||---1--------------------------------|
----2-----2--2---------0-L----------2p-0-||*-----------0h-2p-0------------2p-0-|
--0-------0----0-----0-0-L---------------||*-----0-2--------------0-2----------|
-----------------------------------------||---3------3---------3------3--------|
--------2-1------1-----3-L---------------||------------------------------------|

  1st Ending--------------------
  E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S  S S    E  S S S S  S S E  S S S S  S S  
--5--------3------0---------------|--0---------------0---------------|
---------------------------1p-0---|--1--------1p-0---1--------1p-0---|
-------------2p-0---------------0-|----------------0---------------0-|
-----0-2-------------0-2----------|-----0-2-------------0-2----------|
--0------0--------0------0--------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|--1------1--------3------3--------|

                                         2nd Ending--------------------
  E  S S S S S  S S S S S S S  S  S      E  S S S S S S E  S S S S  S S  
--0--------0--------0-3--------------||--5--------7-----0---------------|
--1----------0h-1-0-----1-3----------||--------------------------1p-0---|
----------------------------0h-2p-0-*||---------------0---------------0-|
-----0-2----------------------------*||-----0-2-----7------0-2----------|
--3------3--------3------------------||--0------0-------0------0--------|
-------------------------------------||---------------------------------|


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


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


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


  E  S S S S S S S S S S S  S S  S    E  S S S S S S E  E  S S S S  
--3--3-----5------------------0h-1-|--3--3-----5-----7--5--5-3---3-|
--0--0---------1-L-1-----1h-3------|--0--0---------0-5-----3---5---|
--0------0-----2-L-----2-2---------|--0------0---0---5-----3-------|
-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|-----------------0-----3-------|
--0----0-----0-1-L---1---1---------|--0----0-----------------------|


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


  E  S S S S  S  S E  S S S S S  S    E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S  S S  
-------------------0--------3------|--5--------3------0---------------|
--1--------------------------------|---------------------------1p-0---|
-----------0h-2p-0------------2p-0-|-------------2p-0---------------0-|
-----0-2--------------0-2----------|-----0-2-------------0-2----------|
--3------3---------3------3--------|--0------0--------0------0--------|
-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


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


  E  S S S S  S  S E  S S S S S  S    E  S S S S S  S E  S S S S  S S  
-------------------0--------3------|--5--------3------0---------------|
--1--------------------------------|---------------------------1p-0---|
-----------0h-2p-0------------2p-0-|-------------2p-0---------------0-|
-----0-2--------------0-2----------|-----0-2-------------0-2----------|
--3------3---------3------3--------|--0------0--------0------0--------|
-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


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




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
h - hammer on
p - pull off
^ - brush up
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19 comments on Level 1

Video!

Video!

Uploaded!

Uploaded!

Yay!!

Yay!!

That's great !

5

That's great !

Glad to inspire you with the

5

Glad to inspire you with the simplest of melodies :D this really is great

I can feel the emotion of DK in this and have no problem hearing the melody

Wow. Kabukibear has done it

5

Wow. Kabukibear has done it again. Only you could take a melody as simple as that and turn it into a full fledged love ballad arrangement. You have vision man. Do I smell another OCRemix submission?

0.o Holy hole in a doughnut!

5

0.o Holy hole in a doughnut! This is awesome!

This is awesome!

5

This is great!
I don't personally know the song from the games, except for the all too well known theme song, but this sounds great!

Simply Amazing!!! It might

5

Simply Amazing!!! It might be helpful if you put first and second endings on the repeats, but overall it's awesome as always! :)

woops!

woops!

^_^

Ah. amazing. i love it.

An Arrangement of Dk in Love

I arranged this piece on piano because I really liked it.

Level 6

wow!

5

wow!

I'm very surprised that

5

I'm very surprised that nobody noticed what surreal had said about nozzie's tab:

"I suppose this site is getting better. I mean now tabs are starting to magically manifest themselves. Sure their short, but I'm sure they'll be granduerous pieces of musical mastery in no time."

I would at least expect surreal to have said, in response to this tab: "Called it, bitches." Or something of the like.

I think someone noticed and

I think someone noticed and fixed the credits on nozzie's tab :-)

Eh? No, I'm referring to the

Eh? No, I'm referring to the fact that surreal said "I'm sure they'll be granduerous pieces of musical mastery in no time", and very soon after, Kabuki made a kickass arrangement based on that song/tab.

In other words, surreal --predicted-- Kabuki's arrangement. Probably unknowingly, but nobody seemed to notice that he had predicted it.

I added the video example

5

I added the video example link. Hope that's ok!

Great Tab!

5

Awesome! I learnt it and posted a video. Care to watch?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eFPAzvQpPA&feature=plcp

First comment in a few years

5

Found your YouTube channel and it helped me learn this piece. I'm still trying to memorize it and get a few parts cleaner but it's a beautiful arrangement.