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Final Bowser Theme (Super Mario 64) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Sep 30, 2007 by Kabukibear (Last updated: Sep 15, 2009)

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Game: Super Mario 64
Composer(s): Koji Kondo
Style: Arrangement, Fingerstyle, Natural harmonics
Series: Mario

This song is also called Kooprice #64

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"Kooprice" #64 (Final Battle with Bowser)
~Super Mario 64
Composed by: Koji Kondo
Arranged by: Justin Lincoln

Guitar

    W                   E  E  E  H        E     E  E  E  H        E
E||-------------------|--------0--------------|-----------------------|
B||-------------------|--------1--4--------L--|-----------------------|
G||-------------------|-----2-----4--------L--|-----------------------|
D||-------------------|--2--------------------|--------2--1--------L--|
A||--0----------------|-----------------------|-----0--3--2--------L--|
E||-------------------|-----------------------|--0--------------------|

 W                   W                   E  E  E  H        E
-------------------|-------------------|--------0--------------|
-------------------|-------------------|--------1--4--------L--|
-------------------|-------------------|-----2-----4--------L--|
--L----------------|-------------------|--2--------------------|
--L----------------|--0----------------|-----------------------|
-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|

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

            ^
 Q    E  E  Q    Q       W                   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-----------------------|-------------------|--------0-------------------------|
--1----3--1--0----L----|-------------------|----------4-----3-1-----1-0-----0-|
--2----2-----1----L----|-------------------|------2-------2-------2-------1---|
--2----3-----2----L----|-------------------|----2-------2-------2-------2-----|
--0----3-----2---------|-------------------|--0-------0-------0-------0-------|
------------------0----|--0----------------|------0-------0-------0-------0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------------------|----------------------5-----5-----|
------------------------0-1-----1-|--0-------0---0-3---5---5-----5---|
--2-----2-1-----1-2---2-------2---|------1-2---------5-------5-----5-|
------2-----0-2-----2-------2-----|----0-------0---------------------|
--0-3-----0-------0-------0-------|------------------0-------0-------|
------0-------0-------0-------0---|--4---0---4---0-------0-------0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
------4-----4---------0-----0-----|--------------------------|
----3---3-----3-----1---1-----1---|-----3--1--1--0--3--1--1--|
--4-------4-----4-2-------2-----2-|--1--1--2--2--1--1--2--2--|
--------------------------0---1---|--2--2--3--1--2--2--3--1--|
--2-------2-------3---------------|--------------------------|
------0-------0-------0-----------|-----------------0--1--1--|

      ^    ^
 Q    Q    Q    S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
-------0----4----0-2-3-4-|----5-4-5-6-5-4---0---------------|
-------0----0------------|----------------4---1-0-1-3-1-0---|
--1----1----1------------|--------------------------------1-|
--2----2----2------------|----------------------------------|
--2----2----2------------|--0-------------------------------|
--0----0----0------------|------------------0-------0-------|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
----------------------------------|-----------------1--0--4--|
--------------------------0-3-0---|-----1--0--3--1--1--3--5--|
--2-----------------2-1-2-------1-|--2--2--1--4--2-----4--4--|
----2-1-2-3-2-1-------------------|--------------------------|
--0-------------2-3---------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
------------------0-------0-------|--------------------0--0--|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--5-----0-------------------------|----------------------------------|
--5-------4-----3-1-----1-0-----0-|------------------------0-1-----1-|
--5---2-------2-------2-------1---|--2-----2-1-----1-2---2-------2---|
----2-------2-------2-------2-----|------2-----0-2-----2-------2-----|
--0-------0-------0-------0-------|--0-3-----0-------0-------0-------|
------0-------0-------0-------0---|------0-------0-------0-------0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------5-----5-----|------4-----4---------------------|
--0-------0---0-3---5---5-----5---|----3---3-----3-0-1-------1-------|
------1-2---------5-------5-----5-|--4-------4-----------2-------2---|
----0-------0---------------------|--------------------2---2---2---2-|
------------------0-------0-------|--2-------2-------0-------0-------|
--4---0---4---0-------0-------0---|------0-------0-------0-------0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S  S S S
------------------------0-5-----5-|--4-----4-7-----7-5-----5-8------8-|
----------0---3---1---1-----5-----|------3-----9---------5-----10-----|
--3---2---------1---2---------5---|----4---------7-----5----------9---|
----0---2---2---------------------|-----------------------------------|
--1---0-----------0-------0-------|------------------0-------0--------|
----------4---0-------------------|--0-------0------------------------|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S  S S S
--7-----7-4-------------0-5-----5-|--4-----4-7-----7-5-----5-8------8-|
----9-------3-0---1---1-----5-----|------3-----9---------5-----10-----|
------7---------1---2---------5---|----4---------7-----5----------9---|
----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
------------------0---0---0---0---|------------------0---0---0----0---|
--0-------0-----------------------|--0---0---0---0--------------------|

       NH
 E     E   S  S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
--7--<>12--12-10-8-7-5-------1-------|----------4-------3-------0-------|
-----<>12----------------5-------1---|------3-------3-------2-------2---|
-----------------------5---5---2---2-|----4---4---4---4---3---3---0---0-|
-------------------------------------|--2-------------------------------|
---------------------0-------0-------|------------------0-------0-------|
--0----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------1-------1---------------|
------3-------3-------3---1---0---|
----2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-|
--0-------------------------------|
------------------2-------2-------|
----------------------------------|

                  Optional. Play or skip to beat 3 of measure. 43
 S S S S S S S S |T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
--0-------0-------|--------------------------------|
------1-3---3-1-0-|----1-------1-------3-------0---|
----0-------------|--2---2---2---2---4---4---1---1-|
------------------|--------------------------------|
--3---------------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
------------------|--------------------------------|

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
--------------0---------------------------------------5-----------|
------1-----1---1-----3-------0-------5-------5---------------5---|
----2---2-----------4---4---1---1---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
------1-------0---------------------------------------------------|
----3---3---1---1-----3-------0-------1-------1-------3-------0---|
--------------------4---4---1---1---2---2---2---2---4---4---1---1-|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
--0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------------------|

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
--------------0---------------------------------------5-----------|
------1-----1---1-----3-------0-------5-------5---------------5---|
----2---2-----------4---4---1---1---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
--0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
----------------------3---------------1-------1-------3-------0---|
------2-------2---------------2-----3---3---3---3---5---5---2---2-|
----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---------------------------------|
----------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
--0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
------6-------5-------3-------0-------1-------1-------3-------0---|
----8---8---6---6---5---5---2---2---3---3---3---3---5---5---2---2-|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
--0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

 T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T
------6-------5-------6-------9--------10---------13---------12---------11----|
----8---8---6---6---8---8---8---8---10----10---13----13---12----12---11----11-|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------0----------0----------0---------------------|
--0-------0-------0-------0----------------------------------------0----------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T
-------10---------13---------12---------11------------10---------13---------12--
----10----10---13----13---12----12---11----11------10---------13---------12-----
------------------------------------------------10---------13---------12--------
--0----------0----------0---------------------0----------0----------0-----------
-----------------------------------0-------------------------------------------0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  E   E   E  E
----------10---------13---------12---------11-10--17--10--5--|
-------10---------13---------12---------11----10--17--10--5--|
----10---------13---------12---------11-------10--17--10--5--|
--0----------0----------0----------------------0-------0-----|
-----------------------------------0---------------0---------|
----------------------------------------------------------0--|

 End of optional section.
 E  E  E  E  S S S S S S S S
--1--5--2--4--5-----0---------|
--3--5--1--3----------4-----3-|
--2--5--2--4------2-------2---|
--0-----0-------2-------2-----|
-----0--------0-------0-------|
-----------0------0-------0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
--1-----1-0-----0-----------------|--------0-1-----1-0-------0---0-3-|
------2-------1---2-----2-1-----1-|--2---2-------2-------1-2---------|
----2-------2---------2-----0-2---|----2-------2-------0-------0-----|
--0-------0-------0-3-----0-------|--0-------0-----------------------|
------0-------0-------0-------0---|------0-------0---4---0---4---0---|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S E  E  E  E
------5-----5---------4-----4-----|------0-----0-----------------|
----5---5-----5-----3---3-----3---|----1---1-----1------3--1--1--|
--5-------5-----5-4-------4-----4-|--2-------2-----2-1--1--2--2--|
----------------------------------|----------0---1---2--2--3--1--|
--0-------0-------2-------2-------|--3---------------------------|
------0-------0-------0-------0---|------0-----------------------|

                  ^       ^
 E  E  E  E  Q    Q       Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S
-------------------0----|--4----0-2-3-4---5-4-5-6-5-4---|
--0--3--1--1-------0----|--0--------------------------4-|
--1--1--2--2--1----1----|--1----------------------------|
--2--2--3--1--2----2----|--2----------------------------|
--------------2----2----|--2------------0---------------|
-----0--1--1--0----0----|--0----------------------------|

 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S E  E  E  E
--0-------------------------------|------------------------------|
----1-0-1-3-1-0-------------------|----------0-3-0------1--0--3--|
----------------1-2---------------|----2-1-2-------1-2--2--1--4--|
--------------------2-1-2-3-2-1---|------------------------------|
------------------0-------------2-|--3---------------0--0--0--0--|
--0-------0-----------------------|--0-------0-------------------|

                          ^
 E  E  E  E  Q    Q       H        H
-----1--0--4--5----0----|--------------------||
--1--1--3--5--5----0----|--1-----------------||
--2-----4--4--5----1----|--2-----------------||
------------------------|--2-----------------||
--0--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
NH - natural harmonic
^ - brush up
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46 comments on Final Bowser Theme

Dude, that sounds so

Dude, that sounds so awesome, i'm trying to memorize all of it right now.

whats a whole and half and

whats a whole and half and eighth and sixteenth and thirty secondth and sixteenth? im a noob and have been playing for about three days as of this comment

Those are tablature's way of

Those are tablature's way of representing timing. Kind of like the different shaped notes in normal sheet music.

It's a way to notate the

It's a way to notate the note durations. http://www.alcorn.edu/musictheory/Version2/theory1/duration.htm

How shall I place the

How shall I place the fingers for the fast parts?

So like am I the only person

So like am I the only person here who has been playing the guitar for less than a year? Dude, those 32nd notes are killing me lol. It's been a while.

lol you're not the only one

lol you're not the only one no worries. I put in that optional section for people like Ron. ;)

No, it's fun. One of the

No, it's fun. One of the greatest things about learning the guitar is starting out with the hard stuff. I'm actually lucky to play like those who have been playing for nearlly 3 years. I don't have a classic, would it help me a bit?

If that's the style you are

If that's the style you are playing then I would say yes. The guitar necks are different and it aids in playing the more complex fingerings this piece, and classical guitar music in general, requires.

Yeah. That's actually what

Yeah. That's actually what I'm looking for. Because on the acoustic some stuff is so hard to reach, like for instance 4-5 frets from index finger to the pinky. My fingers aren't that big, so yeah.

Wow... I never remember

Wow... I never remember Mario being so scary. Playing this on the electric probably wasn't the best idea o.o

@michiro You might consider

@michiro

You might consider buying a smaller size classical then. Classical frets are even more spaced out than electric or acoustic so if you have trouble reaching 4-5 fret stretches on electric or acoustic it's going to be worse on a classical.

No, I'm talking about

No, I'm talking about reaching from the 1st fret on the E string to the 5th fret on the other E string. I mean it's just a challenge to do it fast enough.

P.s this is michiro

Ok, well I understand I

Ok, well I understand I think, but again, a classical will make that more of a challenge as not only are the frets spaced out more on the neck but the necks themselves are wider with the strings spaced apart more. Still though, give it a shot if you're really into it.

Boy oh boy, this is a hard

Boy oh boy, this is a hard tune. Someone should master it and then post a video of it on YouTube, because it's really hard to find copies of this song. There's a metal version of it on Youtube, keywords being "I'm going to play the Bowser tune again" and there's some German kid pretending to play it.

I played in a concert about

I played in a concert about a year or so ago (remember Kabuki?) maybe I should work it up....of course I'd have to get something to record it with.

Wow, this is pretty sick. I

Wow, this is pretty sick. I can play half of this song on a piano, but guitar?...

Wow. That is a pretty uber

Wow. That is a pretty uber freaking awesome song. Now if only I could play it...

wtf...

wtf...

It sounds perfect, but it's

5

It sounds perfect, but it's so difficult...

And I think that's how it should be. Good work.

exceptional i must say,

5

exceptional i must say, youve done something pretty sweet here, thank you for it

Just to comment on some

Just to comment on some people here. No offense to anyone because when I started playing (been going for almost 5 yrs now) I didn't know any of tose time signatures or anything either. The one thing that I can say is to try and learn music theory because then you could easily figure these out on your own. EASILY!

Holy crap, that song is

5

Holy crap, that song is beast. Absolutely fantastic.

Shredfest!

5

Now THIS is a shredfest :D
Gonna be a pleasure to try to memorize this ^^
Great tab =)

No way!

Am I the only one who saw this and just thought "no way". I honestly don't think that I will EVER be able to play this correctly. I can only just barely finger pick. Oh, well. I'm off to find another song.

:3

5

Ive forgoten to rate and comment. woo. very nice man. a challenge ive just got the speed down. amazing. ^^

Colin_spade, you're still

Colin_spade, you're still around, can you record it?

looks hard but its really not

5

looks hard but its really not, nice tab

Final Bowser Theme on piano

Final Bowser Theme

Played on the piano.

Not 404...but 404. Haha

The link has expired on this. Any way to throw this on Youtube?

Shivers!!

5

This brings back memories from when I was 7 years old fighting the ultimate king of all koopas... So long king Bowser!

Incredible!

Man! Here am i gettin real good at using picks, when all of a sudden a bad-ass song i can learn comes along and i gotta re-learn how to finger pick! Man! :)

I wish that you would have

4

I wish that you would have tabbed it to the original.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCZ-TDy1gP0&feature=related

It's nothing like this.
I like your tab and it's impressive, it just doesn't go to this.

This tab is an ARRANGEMENT ;

This tab is an ARRANGEMENT ; it is not a TRANSCRIPTION.

And I'm sure that everyone who played Mario 64 DIRECTLY recognize the song.

So this tab ONLY deserves objectively 5 stars.

Damn Impressive...

5

Theres Some REALY talented people here, but you know what song would be truly glorious, the smithy battle on Mario RPG, the one with the organs. thanks for the great tabs justin.

Beastly

5

KabukiBear, I have to thank you for your awesome arrangements. Honestly, my acoustic chops probably would've never improved if you didn't post these. Luckily, you arrange all of my favourite tunes, like a ton of Yasunori Mitsuda tunes! =D

Hey Kabuki, is it just me or

Hey Kabuki, is it just me or does the GP file slow down to 60bpm in measure 12? If not that, it's probably GP6 that can't handle the awesomeness! I redownloaded twice and both times the GP file slowed down to 60bpm, but in the pdf there is no 60bpm mark.

And awesome job of course! :)

That's very strange...I just

That's very strange...I just checked it out and in GP6 it does indeed throw a 60bpm tempo change right there in the measure. In GP5 it doesn't have it. Very weird, I don't know why GP6 puts it in.

Yeah it must be some kind of

Yeah it must be some kind of compatibility issue then. I noticed that the duration of strums doesn't come over well either when playing .gp5 files in GP6.

Damn this is hard

5

This is one of those tabs that is easy to finger and play but kinda hard to get up to full speed, my hand doesn't want to play one bass note per two notes quickly somehow and trips over itself ^^ the insanely fast optional part is really fun

Awesome tab as always kabuki

Holy crap

5

This is a great tab but.. can ANYONE play this?? XD

I think either surreal or

I think either surreal or salem had a video of them playing it with the difficult triplets part included, but they removed it.

salem had one but Ill do it

salem had one but Ill do it one of these days when my nails grow back if you want

I'd like to see that xD

this piece is crazy, I've got Birth of a God down cleanly, and I thought that was impossible at first, but this one is a different level

Still in love with this tab!

5

Still in love with this tab!

This should be the top tab on

This should be the top tab on this site.