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Heart of Courage (Mass Effect 2) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Oct 19, 2011 by N0Stars

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Game: Mass Effect 2
Composer(s): Jack Wall, Sam Hulick, David Kates, Jimmy Hinson, Brian DiDomenico
Style: Arrangement, Fingerstyle, Percussion

This song is also called Launch Trailer, End Credits

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Mass Effect 2 - Heart of Courage (Launch Trailer/End Credits Theme)

Composed by Two Steps From Hell

Arranged by NorthStar

Gtr I (D# A# D# G# C F) - 'Untitled'

Drop D, Capo on 1

  Q=90
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q.    E
|----------0--|------------|-------0--3--|---------------|
|-1--0--1-----|-3----------|-1--3--1-----|-3-------------|
|-2-----2-----|-5--4--2----|-2-----0-----|-5--4--2-------|
|-2-----3-----|-0----------|-2-----------|-0-------------|
|-0-----------|-------3----|-0-----3-----|-------3-------|
|-------3-----|-5-----3----|-------------|-5-----3-----3-|


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


    Q=120
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-1---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
||--2---------------|-----0---0-------|-----------------|-2---------------|
||----------2-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|
||o-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
||------------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-3-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-2---------------|-0---0---0-------|-0---------------|-2---------------|
|-2-------2-------|-2---------------|---------0-------|-2---------------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------0---|-------------0---|-1---0-----------|
|---------0---1---|-----1---3-------|---------3-------|---------3---1---|
|-----2-----------|-----0---0-------|-----5-----------|-----------------|
|---------2-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-3-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------0---1---|-----1---3-------|-0-----------0---|-----------------|
|-----2-----------|-----0---0-------|---------5-------|-2---------------|
|---------2-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------0---|-------------0---|-1---------------|
|---------0---1---|-----1---3---1---|---------3---0---|-3---5---3---1---|
|-----2---2---2---|-----0---0---0---|-----5---0---0---|-2---2---2---2---|
|-----2---2-------|-----2---2-------|-----0---0-------|-----2-----------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-3-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------0-------|
|---------0---1---|-----1-------3---|-0---------------|-3-------1-------|
|-----2---2---2---|-----0---0---0---|-0-------5-------|-2-------2-------|
|-----2---2-------|-----2-------2---|-0-------0-------|-0-----------3-2-|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------0---1---|-----1---3---5---|-----1---3---5---|-6---5---3-------|
|-----3---3---3---|-----1---1-------|-----1---1---3---|-3---3---3---6---|
|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-0-------0---0---|-0---0---0---3---|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-2---------------|-----0---0---0---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-----|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-3---------------|---------------5-|-5-5---5---5-5-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------0---1---|-----1---3---5---|-0-------1---0---|-----------------|
|-----3---3---3---|-----1---1-------|---------1---1---|-3---------------|
|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-0-------0---0---|-0-------3---5---|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-2---------------|-0---0---0---0---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-----|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-3---------------|---------------5-|-5-5---5---5-5-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------0---1---|-----1---3---5---|-----1---3---5---|-6---5---3-------|
|-----3---3---3---|-----1---1-------|-----1---1---3---|-3---3---3---6---|
|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-0-------0---0---|-0---0---0---3---|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-2---------------|-----0---0---0---|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-----|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-3---------------|---------------5-|-5-5---5---5-5-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|---------0---1---|-----1---3---5----|-0-------1-------|-3---5---6---8---|
|-----3---3---3---|-----1---1--------|---------1-------|-3---3---3---8---|
|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2----|-0-------0-------|-0---0---0---5---|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3--|-2---------------|-----0---0-------|
|-0---------------|------------------|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-----------------|
|-0---------------|-3----------------|-----------------|-5-5---5---5-5---|

KNOCK ON BOTTOM RIGHT OF GUITAR HERE
                           \/
  W            H.           Q
|----------|----------------------||
|----------|---------------------o||
|----------|----------------------|| OPTIONAL REPEAT
|----------|----------------------||
|----------|---------------------o||
|----------|----------------x-----||


REPEAT THESE TWO LINES AND SLOWLY FADE

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-1---------------|-0---------------|------------------|
|-2---------------|-----0---0-------|-----------------|-2----------------|
|---------2-------|-----------------|---------0-------|------------------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0--------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-3--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-1---------------|-0---------------|-----------------*|
|-2---------------|-----0---0-------|-----------------|-2---------------*|
|---------2-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------*|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-3-|-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0---0-------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-|-0-0---0---3-3-3-*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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9 comments on Heart of Courage

I beat this game and I

I beat this game and I totally don't remember ever hearing this, but I think I'm going to try learning this :).

The launch trailer and the middle of the end credits

Those were the only two places it was used. I never actually played the game (I tried the original Mass Effect but never got into it) so I'm getting this information from outside sources. Also, Jack Wall et al. didn't actually compose it. Two Steps from Hell, a group of composers that specializes in movie teaser music, was the creator. You can listen to most of their tracks on Youtube. It's like the soundtrack to a never-ending Lord of the Rings trailer.

Yeah I definitely got a LotR

Yeah I definitely got a LotR vibe from it.

I dig the tab mostly but some of the chord swaps are kind of awkward.

Yeah, some of the transitions

Yeah, some of the transitions are kind of unusual. Out of curiosity, are the second measures on line 9-12 the ones that are giving you trouble? I know it took me some time to make that riff sound clean.

NorthStar said Yeah, some of

NorthStar said

Yeah, some of the transitions are kind of unusual. Out of curiosity, are the second measures on line 9-12 the ones that are giving you trouble? I know it took me some time to make that riff sound clean.

I know this is a long overdue answer to your question but it's not really any part in particular. I'm honestly not accustomed to having to use my pinky this often in a song and a lot of the shapes and things I'm seeing give me the impression that the chords could be laid out in some other fashion or some other tuning could be used to make it more playable. This is 100% me talking out of my ass but it just feels odd I guess. Perhaps I am just making excuses for my personal lack of skill.

I wish I had more constructive criticism to offer.

Haha holy fuck balls I

5

Haha holy fuck balls I thought I had this song down for a minute and then I tried to play with the recording.

ohhhh man I suck XD

Great job

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for this masterpiece. I had never tried this on guitar before because I thought this kind of music could not be translated to a single guitar. You proved me wrong:D

GP5 Version

And thank you for commenting so I could see it and realize somebody had arranged one of my favourite ME2 songs!

Mass Effect 2 Gp5

Here's the Guitar Pro 5 version for those who want it.

Thanks!

To tell you the truth, I didn't know it would make a good arrangement either. I thought it would probably end up in my graveyard folder with the rest of my unfinished and unpolished tabs, but I ended up being pretty happy with the final product. Sometimes you get lucky.