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The Abrupt Guitar Tab Challenge

stacatto

Joined: Feb 28 2012

I thought of a little game that maybe could be fun. It goes like this: first someone picks a song from any game. Preferably a somewhat known tune. Then anyone taking the challenge must create a little tab by memory alone. I.e. they're not allowed to listen to the song before they're done tabbing, especially if they only vaguely remember it. (This rule is strictly enforced!!)

Of course, I'm not expecting full transcriptions here, just some small tunes. Challenges may be taken by multiple times, and once you've uploaded something you can give a new challenge.

It would be unfair for me not to begin, so I'll let anyone challenge me!

In before giant cluster****

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

In before giant cluster**** of "Oh, I didn't play that game."

;-)

How about this: any tune from a zelda game you've played, but it has to be UNIQUE to that game. I.e. no "main zelda overworld theme", no "zelda's lullaby", etc. It has to be a tune that is only in that specific zelda game.

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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.

y, given the fact that it is

Clanver

Pixelfingers cant play

Location: Germany, Kiel

Joined: Jan 03 2009

y, given the fact that it is troublesome to get people to submit something, the easier and and most well known would be the best~

Im intrested~

Re: In before giant cluster****

stacatto

Joined: Feb 28 2012

musenji said

How about this: any tune from a zelda game you've played, but it has to be UNIQUE to that game. I.e. no "main zelda overworld theme", no "zelda's lullaby", etc. It has to be a tune that is only in that specific zelda game.

Challenge taken!

First I tried with the song that's played in the writer's (?) house in Link's Awakening. I couldn't remember how it goes after four measures and I was pretty clueless about the bass. (Tab + MIDI).

So instead I tried Sheik's theme from Ocarina of Time. I had to keep it pretty simple, and I'm not so sure about the ending. Otherwise I think I managed to get it mostly right. (Tab + MIDI)

As for the next challenge... You're both probably right, it's better to keep it a little open. So I'll give a few options:
* The slide music from Super Mario 64
* A castle theme from the Heroes of Might of and Magic series. (Bonus points for Heroes 3!)
* The theme music of any world in Banjo Kazooie

If all these suck, just say what console era/game genre you like and someone can come up with something more fitting. Also note that musenji's challenge is still active!

Okay, I did a castle theme

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Okay, I did a castle theme from Heroes! It's the only one I could remember:

e |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------|------------------------------6-----|
A |---------------------------2--3--5--|7--6--7--------------6--7--9-----7--|
E |5--4--5--------0--2--4--5-----------|---------------7--9-----------------|
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   


e |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------|------------------------------9--11-|
D |------------------------------7--9--|10-9--10-------------9--10-12-------|
A |8--7--8--------------7--8--10-------|---------------10-12----------------|
E |---------------8--10----------------|------------------------------------|
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  . 
                                                                             
                                                                             
e |------------------------------------|------------------------------11----|
B |---------------------------------10-|12-11-12-------------11-12-14----12-|
G |9--8--9--------------8--9--11-12----|---------------11-13----------------|
D |---------------9--11----------------|------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   


e |------------12-------13-12-------12-|------------------------------------|
B |---------13----------------15-13----|15----------------------------------|
G |12----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D |14----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  . 

That's all I could figure out from memory.


EDIT: I checked it. I messed up a couple notes:

e |------------------------------------|------------------------------11----|
B |---------------------------------10-|12-11-12----------------12-14----12-|
G |9--8--9--------------8--9--11-12----|---------------11-12-14-------------|
D |---------------9--11----------------|------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  . 

And just to finish the phrase, since it feels incomplete without the next part:

e |------------12-------13-12-------12-|---------15-19-------17-19-17-15-17-|19-------
B |---------13----------------15-13----|15----------------------------------|---------
G |12----------------------------------|------------------------------------|---------
D |14----------------------------------|------------------------------------|---------
A |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|---------
E |------------------------------------|------------------------------------|---------
   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .  x  .  .  .   
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Auriplane!!

Ah, the Knight Town theme

stacatto

Joined: Feb 28 2012

Ah, the Knight Town theme from Heroes 2. It's a long time since I heard it, so I had to play your tab a few times before I remembered which one it was. Nice job :)

I'll add a challenge too: Any

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I'll add a challenge too:

Any shop theme!

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Auriplane!!

That was too tempting to

stacatto

Joined: Feb 28 2012

That was too tempting to resist!

     Q    E  E  E  E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  E  E  Q     
E||------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|
B||--3----3--3--0--0-------|-----3--------0--0--3--3--|--2----2--2--0--0-------|
G||--2----2--2--2--2--2----|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2-------2-----2--2----|
D||--0----0--0--4--4--4----|-----4--4--4--4--4--0--0--|--2----2-----2-----2----|
A||-------------------5----|--------5--5--------------|--0----------------0----|
E||------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|


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


  Q    E  Q    E  E  E     Q.     E  Q    Q       Q.     Q.     Q     
------------------------|------------0----2----|--3------------------|
--3----3--3----3--3--3--|---------3------------|--3------3------0----|
--2----2--2----2--2--2--|----------------------|--0------0------0----|
--4----4--4----4--4--4--|----------------------|--0------0------0----|
--5----5--5----5--5--5--|----------------------|--2------------------|
------------------------|----------------------|--3------------------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  Q       Q.     Q.     Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----3--3--2--3--2--0----|--2------------------|--------------------------|
-------------------------|--3------3-----------|--------------------1--1--|
-------------------------|--2------2------2----|-----0--2--2--4--4--2--2--|
-------------------------|---------0------4----|-----2--0--0--5--5--------|
-------------------------|----------------5----|--------------------------|
-------------------------|---------------------|--------------------------|


  Q.     Q.     Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  Q       Q    E  Q    E  E  E   
---------------------|-----3--3--2--3--2--0----|--2----2--2----2--2--2--|
--2------0-----------|-------------------------|--3----3--3----3--3--3--|
--2------2------2----|-------------------------|--2----2--2----2--2--2--|
--2-------------2----|-------------------------|------------------------|
--0------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
---------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|


  Q.     E  Q    Q       Q.     Q.     Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  Q     
------------0----2----|--3------------------|-----3--3--2--3--2--0----|
---------3------------|--3------3------0----|-------------------------|
----------------------|--0------0------0----|-------------------------|
----------------------|--0------0------0----|-------------------------|
----------------------|--2------------------|-------------------------|
----------------------|--3------------------|-------------------------|


  Q.     Q.     Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q.     Q.     Q     
--2------------------|--------------------------|---------------------|
--3------3-----------|--------------------1--1--|--2------0-----------|
--2------2------2----|-----0--2--2--4--4--2--2--|--2------2------2----|
---------0------4----|-----2--0--0--5--5--------|--2-------------2----|
----------------5----|--------------------------|--0------------------|
---------------------|--------------------------|---------------------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    E  Q    E  E  E    
--------------------------|------------------------||
--------------------2--2--|--3----3--3----3--3--3--||
-----0--2--2--4--4--2--2--|--2----2--2----2--2--2--||
-----0--2--2--5--5--------|--4----4--4----4--4--4--||
--------------------------|--5----5--5----5--5--5--||
--------------------------|------------------------||

Nice, these were fun! Too

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Nice, these were fun!

Too lazy for all y'all's formatting and labelling:

-3------------------------------------------------------
-------3-0-----------4-1---------3-0--------------------
-------------0--1--------1---0-------0------------------
---------------------------3-------------0---3---1-3-0--
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.