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Prelude (Final Fantasy IV) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Jun 02, 2013 by Tortoise

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Game: Final Fantasy IV
Composer(s): Nobuo Uematsu
Style: Arrangement, Fingerstyle, Tremolo
Series: Final Fantasy

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Final Fantasy (I - VII)
Prelude - written by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged & tabbed by Michael Achilles (Tortoise)
6-01-13

Standard Tuning
4/4 Timing

Let the notes ring out! (arranged so that multiple notes can sound at once, like a harp)
                                        
||--------------0---8---0-----------|---------------0-5p0--------------||
||o-----------3---8---8---3---------|-----------0-----------0---------o||
||--------0-5---------------5p0-----|-------------5-------5------------||
||----0---------------------------0-|---------7---------------7--------||
||o-----7-----------------------7---|-0-----7-------------------7-----o||
||--8-------------------------------|---7h8-----------------------8p7--||


  
|-----------------5---------------|------------------7------------------|
|-------------6h8---8p6-----------|---------0---8h10---10p8---0---------|
|-------0---5-----------5---0-----|-----0-----7-------------7-----0-----|
|-----3---7---------------7---3---|---0---7---------------------7---0---|
|---3---------------------------3-|-------------------------------------|
|-5-------------------------------|-7-----------------------------------|


                                        4 3 4 3 2 1 2
|---------------3-4p3-------------|---------------5-6p5---------------|
|-------------4-------4-----------|-------------6-------6-------------|
|-------0---5-----------5---0-----|-----------7-----------7-----------|
|-----1---6---------------6---1---|---0---7-8---------------8-7---0---|
|---3---------------------------3-|-----8-----------------------8-----|
|-4-------------------------------|-6---------------------------------|


(This is where the high melody comes in, I think he added that in Final Fantasy IV.
I like to use this tremelo technique.
An easier variation of the next part is to just play the high note once instead of 3 times)
     
                                       3  1     2       1 4
||---8-8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8-|----7-7-7---7-7-7---10-10-10---10-10-10--|
||o--8---------------8---------------|------------------8----------------------|
||---9-------9---------------9-------|----------9------------------9-----------|
||--10-------------------------------|-10--------------------------------------|
||o-10-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
||---8-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

                                     ____________________________________
                                    |1.
|--8-8-8-8---8-8-8----8-8-8---8-8-8-|---8-8-8---8-8-8----8-8-8---8-8-8----||
|-10---------------10---------------|-----------------10-----------------o||
|--9-------9----------------9-------|---------9----------------9----------||
|--7--------------------------------|-7-----------------------------------||
|--0--------------------------------|------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------||

 _______________________________________
| 2.           4        4
|---12-12-12---10-10-10----8-8-8---7-7-7-|
|-----------------------10---------------|
|------------9-------------------9-------|
|-7--------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|


|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|-------------------5-5-5---5-5-5---|
|-6---------------6---------------|---8-8-8---8-8-8-6-----------------|
|-5-------5---------------5-------|---------5---------------5---------|
|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------------------------|
|-8-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

                    
|--7-7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---8-8-8-|---10-10-10---10-10-10---7-7-7---7-7-7---|
|--8---------------8---------------|-----------------------8-----------------|
|--7-------7---------------7-------|------------7------------------7---------|
|--9-------------------------------|-9---------------------------------------|
|-10-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|


|-8-8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8-|---11-11-11---10-10-10---8-8-8---11-11-11---|
|-8-------8---------------8-------|------------8------------------8------------|
|-8---------------8---------------|-----------------------8--------------------|
|-6-------------------------------|-6------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


|-10-10-10-10----10-10-10----10-10-10----11-11-11-|
|-10----------10----------------------10----------|
|-10----------------------10----------------------|
|--8----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


|---13-13-13----13-13-13----10-10-10----10-10-10---|
|------------10----------------------10------------|
|------------------------10------------------------|
|-8------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


|--8----|
|--8----|
|--9----|
|-10----|
|-10----|
|--8----|    End





(This is a simple variation of the melody that I enjoy)

|-----8-----8-----|-7-----10-----8---|-----8------8------|-8------8----------|
|-------8-----8---|---8------8-----8-|-------10-----10---|---10-----10-------|
|---9-----9-----9-|-----9------9-----|---9------9------9-|------9------9---9-|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|---------------7---|
|-----------------|------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|
|-8---------------|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


|-----8-----8-----|-7-----10-----8---|
|-------8-----8---|---8------8-----8-|
|---9-----9-----9-|-----9------9-----|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-8---------------|------------------|


|-----8------8------|-12----10----8----7----|
|-------10-----10---|----10----10---10---10-|
|---9------9------9-|--------9---------9----|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-0-----------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|


|-----5-----5-----|-------5---------|------7-----8-----|-10-----7---------|
|-------6-----6---|-8-------6-------|--------8-----8---|----8-----8-------|
|---------5-----5-|---5-------5---5-|----------7-----7-|------7-----7---7-|
|---7-------------|-----7-------7---|----9-------------|--------------9---|
|-8---------------|-----------------|-10---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|


|-----8-----8-----|-11---10---8---11---|
|-------8-----8---|----8----8---8----8-|
|---8-----8-----8-|-------8--------8---|
|-6---------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


|------10-------11-------|-13-------10-------10----|
|---------10-------10----|----10-------10-------10-|
|---10-------10-------10-|-------10-------10-------|
|-8----------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|


|--8----|
|--8----|
|--9----|
|-10----|
|-10----|
|--8----|
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3 comments on Prelude

5 star, easily! Thanks for

5

5 star, easily!

Thanks for the use of that tremolo technique, I don't get to use it very often :)

Thanks! I'm glad that some

Thanks! I'm glad that some people will be able to use it. It's a little difficult on the left hand positions, but sticking to the chord position in the tremolo section helps.
I really enjoy playing this one.

Absolutely LOVE the arpeggio

5

Absolutely LOVE the arpeggio section. The tremolo kicks all kinds of ass as well. I don't think I'll ever really be able to play it well, but it's one of those things that's worth shooting for anyway.