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Rose of May (Final Fantasy IX) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Oct 10, 2007 by Kabukibear (Last updated: Sep 20, 2009)

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

This song is also called Loss of Me

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Rose of May (Beatrix's Theme)                           
~Final Fantasy IX~
Composed by: Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged by: Justin Lincoln

Drop D Tuning
                     
bpm=100
                               ^         
     Q.     E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E     Q.     E  E  E   
E||---------0--2--3--|--2-----------------|------------0-----|
B||---------0--------|--------------------|--3------3-----1--|
G||------------------|-----------------2--|---------0--------|
D||------------------|--------0--2--4-----|------------------|
A||------------------|-----0--------------|---------3--------|
D||------------------|--0-----------------|------------------|


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


  Rall...                                    bpm=100                   
  ^                                                             
  E       E  E  E  E  E     H.                E  E  E  Q    E   
--0----------------------|--0------------||---0--2--3--5----5--|
--0-------------------0--|---------------||---0--------3-------|
--0----------------0-----|---------------||*--0--------2-------|
-------------2--4--------|---------------||*--2--------0-------|
----------2--------------|---------------||--------------------|
--2----------------------|---------------||--------------------|


  E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  E  E  E   
--7--5--3--2----2--|--0--2--3----------|-----7--5--3--2-----|
--0--------3-------|--0--------1----1--|--0--------------3--|
--0--------2-------|--0--------0-------|--0--------0--------|
--0--------0-------|--2--------2-------|--------------------|
-------------------|-----------3-------|--4--------3--------|
-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|


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


                     ^        ^          ^        ^          ^        ^        
  E  E  E  Q.        E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  Q    E   
-----0--2--0------|--0--2--3--5----5--|--7--5--3--2----2--|--0--2--3----------|
--3--------0------|--0--------3-------|--0--------3-------|--0--------1----1--|
--2--------0------|--0--------2-------|--0--------2-------|--0--------0-------|
--0--------2------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------2-------|
------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------3-------|
------------------|--2--------0-------|--5--------0-------|--2----------------|


  ^        ^           ^        ^          ^        ^         
  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  Q    E     E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----7--5--3--2-----|--0--2--3--5----5--|--7--5--3--2--0-----|
--0--------0-----3--|--0--------3-------|--0--------3-----3--|
--0--------0--------|--0--------2-------|--0--------2--------|
--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
--4--------3--------|-------------------|--------------------|
--------------------|--2--------0-------|--5--------0--------|


  ^         ^           ^        ^         ^                 ^                 
  E  E   E  E  E  E     E  E  E  Q.        Q.     Q    E     Q    E  E  E  E   
-----7S--5--3--2--0--|-----0--2--0------|-----------------|-------------------|
------------1--------|--3--------0------|--3------3----1--|--0-------------0--|
--5------------------|--2--------0------|--2--------------|--0----2--0--------|
--5---------2--------|--0---------------|--0--------------|--0----------------|
--3------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
---------------------|--0--------2------|--0--------------|--5----------5-----|


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


  ^                  ^                ^                  ^               
  Q.     E  E  E     H.               Q.      Q    E     Q    E  Q.      
------------------|---------------|--10------10----8--|--7----5---------|
------------------|---------------|---7---------------|--0-------8------|
--2------------0--|---------------|---7---------------|--0--------------|
--2------2--4-----|--4------------|-------------------|-----------------|
--0---------------|--0------------|-------------------|-----------------|
------------------|--0------------|---0---------------|--5--------------|


   ^                 ^                 ^                 ^                
   Q.     Q    E     Q    E  Q.        Q.     Q    E     Q    E  Q    E   
--10------5----8--|--7----5---------|--7------7----5--|--3----2--0----3--|
---7--------------|--0-------8------|--7--------------|--0---------------|
---7--------------|--0--------------|--8--------------|--0---------------|
------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
----------6-------|--7--------------|-----------------|------------------|
---0--------------|-----------------|--9--------------|--2---------------|


                       ^                 ^              
  E  E  E  E  E  E     H.                H.             
--2--0--2--6-----6--|--7-------------||---------------||
--------------7-----|--7-------------||---------------||
--------------------|--8------------*||--8------------||
--------------------|---------------*||--9------------||
-----------7--------|----------------||--9------------||
--4-----------------|--9-------------||--9------------||




Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-|  - n-tuplets


Tablature Legend
----------------
S - shift slide
^ - brush up
Rall. - Gradually slow down until next tempo marking
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15 comments on Rose of May

more drop d. Still very nice

more drop d.

Still very nice and playable.

Get over it man, it's the

Get over it man, it's the tuning I prefer.

Hahaha, I don't mind it that

Hahaha, I don't mind it that much Kabukibear. I've actually gotten really good at switching to and from Drop D. I've gotten to the point where I can do it without testing the tone against the 5th string now.

Funny, how in FF9 alot of

Funny, how in FF9 alot of the songs sounded similar like, Protecting my devotion, and Loss of me, but this is a slower version of them :)

wow drop d to be honest i'd

wow drop d
to be honest i'd rather play my guitar tuned normally
i dont see whats so good about playing it with a drop D tuning
sorry i just wanted to say that
peace out

It's not a matter of "good"

It's not a matter of "good" or "bad," it's what works for what piece. So why do I use it so much on my arrangements? Because 1, I like the depth of tone that comes from playing in it. When you drop the low string the entire bottom half of your guitar becomes a giant D chord (without the 3rd). Also, it has to do with the general makeup of music itself. You'll find that if you play a piece normally, it may go pretty high on the neck and require unique fingerings to play. However, if you transpose a piece of music INTO the key of D, then tune your guitar to drop D tuning, you find that it's almost like the music was written for the guitar. Times where it required you to play with fingers in akward places are now replaced with open strings. Hard stretches are replaced by easier stretches. For example, a 1 on the 6th string and 7 on the 1st string is a nasty stretch, but in drop D it becomes a 3-7 which is still a stretch but not nearly as bad.

So honestly, it's a personal preference based on the tone and playability of the tuning. I will usually only use drop D tuning if the key is in D or I plan on MAKING the key in D. A capo can always be used to play the piece in it's original key while keeping the easier fingerings, so in my opinion it's a win win. Sorry you dislike it so much, I guess I'm just used to it. :)

Its really not that hard to

Its really not that hard to tune your E string down. Match it with the D string you already got. its only an octave lower. its a flick of the wrist really to tune it in and out of drop D=P

i can't remember how to do a

5

i can't remember how to do a Drop D tuning. Anyone shed some light on this for me

Just dorp the E string to an

Just dorp the E string to an D. Since I'm quite new into guitars and such i just used my guitartuner in order to achive the right sound. (correct me if I'm wrong). Sorry also if I'm misleading here :D

very good

but where can i get a tab for the intro

This song has no intro

Maybe you are thinking of another song, such as "Protecting my Devotion".

sorry my bad

i meant this part

Q. E E E E E E E E E Q. E E E
E||---------0--2--3--|--2-----------------|------------0-----|
B||---------0--------|--------------------|--3------3-----1--|
G||------------------|-----------------2--|---------0--------|
D||------------------|--------0--2--4-----|------------------|
A||------------------|-----0--------------|---------3--------|
D||------------------|--0-----------------|------------------|

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

and the part just after
thanks for the tab it is spot on
btw you have to tune it in drop d to play it in the right key

btw

for drop d tuning you guys do know that the E string is deeper than the D string?

i mean the 6th E sounds out of tune with this song when you play it in normal tuning

Thanks

Awesome tab, baffled why people are bitching about changing to drop-d tuning. Good work anyway.

Ok I'm seeing all of these

Ok I'm seeing all of these comments ... about D tuning being wack or dumb or "eh still playable I guess" whatever Listen! The song and songs presented by Bukibear, Justin, or whomever are the way he wishes to arrange them. They sound fantastic; If you want to do it your way then do it your way. I honestly love the arrangements with dropping to D on 6th the bass in Another Marbule gets my blood running and the soft bass in both 1000 Words, and Home Galdove... omg just adds that "Relax" to the song. Plus with an added base from ones own guitar one can play a solo while almost showing the illusion of including more than one instrument. So Justin as usual thank you so much for the arrangements! Your the best haha keep it up always. I really loved the Lilium arrangement when I played it omg just instant creepy feeling of joy~! Take Care!! ^.^