Super Mario Bros Theme (Super Mario Brothers) Guitar Tab

Submitted: Jun 29, 2011 by Kabukibear (Last updated: Jun 30, 2011)

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Game: Super Mario Brothers
Composer(s): Koji Kondo
Style: Arrangement, Fingerstyle, Percussion
Series: Mario

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"Super Swing Bros" (Main Theme of Super Mario Bros)                                 
~Super Mario Bros~
Composed by: Koji Kondo
Arranged by: Justin Lincoln

*Playing instructions: Play to the end of the measure marked D.S. al CODA. Go back to the
measure marked Segno and play down to the end of the measure marked Da CODA. Skip to the 
section maked CODA and play to the end.*


Light Swing


     E  E  E  E  E   E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  Q     
E||--7--7--L--7--L------7----|--5--5--L--5--L----------|
B||--8--8--L--8--L--10-------|--7--7--L--4--L--7-------|
G||--7--7--L--6--L-----------|--6--6--L--4--L-----4----|
D||--------------------------|--0--------4--L----------|
A||--7--------0--L-----------|-------------------------|
E||--------------------------|-------------------------|


                                                            >           >     
  E  E  E  E  E  E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  E  E  Q     
--3--3--L--2--L-----0----|--------------------------|--2---------------------|
--0--------2--L--3-------|--3-----------------------|--2-------3--L----------|
--0--------0--L----------|--2-----------------------|--2-------2--L----------|
-------------------------|--0--0--------------------|--0-------4--L--4-------|
-----------0--L----------|--------0--0--2--2--4--4--|-------------2-----0----|
--0----------------------|--------------------------|-------x-----------x----|

  Segno
        >           >              ^           >      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------------------------|--------2--5--7--------0--|
-----3-----6-----5-----2--|--L-----2--2--7--7--------|
--4--------6-----5-----2--|--L-----2--2--7--8--------|
--3--------6-----5-----2--|--L--2--------------------|
--------x-----------x-----|--------x-----------x-----|
--3-----------6-----------|--2-----------7-----------|


        >           ^              >           >             >           >      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--3--5-----2--------0-----|-----2-------------------|--------------------------|
--0--------3-----3--3--3--|-----2-----3--L----------|-----3-----6-----5-----2--|
--0--------0--------0-----|-----2-----2--L----------|--4--------6-----5-----2--|
--------------------------|--0--------4--L--4-------|--3--------6-----5-----2--|
--------x-----0-----x-----|--------------2-----0----|--------x-----------x--L--|
--0-----------------------|--------x-----------x----|--3-----------6-----------|


        ^           >              >           ^      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------2--5--7--------0--|--3--5-----2--------0-----|
--L-----2--2--7--7--------|--0--------3-----3--3--3--|
--L--2--2--2--7--8--------|--0--------0--------0-----|
--L-----------------------|--------------------------|
--------x-----------x-----|--------x-----0-----x-----|
--2-----------7-----------|--0-----------------------|


          ^     ^     >              ^           ^      
    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
|------5--4--4--3--1--L--2--|--L--------0--------0--1--|
|------7--6--6--5--3--L--3--|--L--0--3--0-----3--0-----|
|*-----6--5--5--4--2--L--0--|--L-----0--0--------0-----|
|*--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
|---------x-----0-----x-----|--------x-----3-----x-----|
|---------------------------|--3-----------------------|


        ^           ^                >              >          
                                                    |---3--|   
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E   E   E   E   E  E   E  E   E   
-----5--4--4--5--5--4--4--|--5--10---L--10---L---------5h--7--|
-----7--6--6--7--7--6--6--|--7--12---L--12---L--6h--7---------|
-----6--5--5--6--6--5--5--|--6--11---L--11---L----------------|
--0-----------------------|--0--------------------------------|
--------x-----0-----x-----|----------x-------0------x---------|
--------------------------|-----------------------------------|


        ^           >              ^           ^      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----5--4--4--3--1--L--2--|--L--------0--------0--1--|
-----7--6--6--5--3--L--3--|--L--0--3--0-----3--0-----|
-----6--5--5--4--2--L--0--|--L-----0--0--------0-----|
--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
--------x-----0-----x-----|--------x-----3-----x-----|
--------------------------|--3-----------------------|


        >           >              >           >       
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  Q    E   E  E   E   
-----1-----2--------------|---------------------------|
-----3-----2-----------3--|-----3---------------------|
-----3-----2-----2--4-----|-----2---------------------|
--------------------------|--0------------------------|
--1-----x-----0-----x-----|--------4----3p--0--2p--0--|
--------------------------|--------x-----------x------|


        >           >              >           >       
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  Q    E   E  E   E   
-----1-----2--------------|---------------------------|
-----3-----2-----------3--|-----3---------------------|
-----3-----2-----2--4-----|-----2---------------------|
--------------------------|--0------------------------|
--1-----x-----0-----x-----|--------4----3p--0--2p--0--|
--------------------------|--------x-----------x------|


        >           >                >           >      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
-----1-----2---------------||-----------------0--L-----|
-----3-----2-----------3---||--3--3-----3--L--3--L--3--|
-----3-----2-----2--4-----*||--2--2-----2--L--2--L--2--|
--------------------------*||--3--3-----3--L--------3--|
--1-----x-----0-----x------||--1-----x-----1-----x-----|
---------------------------||--------------------------|


        >                             >           >      
              3    3      3                              
  E  E  E  E  Q    Q.     E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--2--------------------------|-----------------0-----2--|
--3--3-----0--2----1------0--|--L--3-----0--3--------3--|
--2-----------2----1------0--|--L-----------0--------2--|
--0-----------2----1------0--|--L-----------------------|
--------x--------------------|--------x-----0-----x-----|
--------------2----1------0--|--L-----------------------|


        ^                          >           >              >                
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  Q    Q     
--L-----5--2--------------|-----------------0--L-----|--2---------------------|
--L-----3--3-----------3--|--3--3-----3--L--3--L--3--|--3--3-----3--L---------|
--L--2--2--2-----------2--|--2--2-----2--L--2--L--2--|--2--------2--L---------|
--0-----x--------4--x--4--|--3--3-----3--L--------3--|--0--------4--L---------|
--------------2-----------|--1-----x-----1-----x-----|--------x--2--L----x----|
--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|


                                           ^  v             >           >     
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    E  E  E  E  Q     
-----------------------5--|----------5--L--5--5--3--|--2---------------------|
--3--3-----3-----5--3--5--|----------6--L--6--6-----|--2-------3--L----------|
--4--4-----4-----4--4--6--|----------6--L--6--6-----|--2-------2--L----------|
--3--3-----3-----3--3-----|-------------------------|--0-------4--L--4-------|
--------x-----------x--0--|----------0--------------|-------------2-----0----|
--3-----------3-----------|-------------------------|-------x-----------x----|


        >           >              ^           >      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------------------------|--------2--5--7--------0--|
-----3-----6-----5-----2--|--L-----2--2--7--7--------|
--4--------6-----5-----2--|--L-----2--2--7--8--------|
--3--------6-----5-----2--|--L--2--------------------|
--------x-----------x-----|--------x-----------x-----|
--3-----------6-----------|--2-----------7-----------|


        >           ^              >           >             >           >      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--3--5-----2--------0-----|-----2-------------------|--------------------------|
--0--------3-----3--3--3--|-----2-----3--L----------|-----3-----6-----5-----2--|
--0--------0--------0-----|-----2-----2--L----------|--4--------6-----5-----2--|
--------------------------|--0--------4--L--4-------|--3--------6-----5-----2--|
--------x-----0-----x-----|--------------2-----0----|--------x-----------x-----|
--0-----------------------|--------x-----------x----|--3-----------6-----------|


        ^           >              >           ^      
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------2--5--7--------0--|--3--5-----2--------0-----|
--L-----2--2--7--7--------|--0--------3-----3--3--3--|
--L--2--2--2--7--8--------|--0--------0--------0-----|
--L-----------------------|--------------------------|
--------x-----------x-----|--------x-----0-----x-----|
--2-----------7-----------|--0-----------------------|


         >                                                 
                                           3    3      3   
  E  E   E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E   E  E  Q    Q.     E   
--2---------------3-----2--|--L---------------------------|
--3--3p--0--1--2--------2--|--L--3p--0-----2----1------0--|
--0------------0--------2--|--L---------2--2----1------0--|
---------------------------|--0------x-----2----1------0--|
---------x-----0-----x-----|------------------------------|
--0------------------------|---------------2----1------0--|


                  ^                                    ^      
  |--3-|  |-3|    |--3-|  |-3|                                
  Q    E  E  Q    Q    E  E  Q       E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
-------7-----7----7----5-----3----|--2--------------------0--|
--L---------------6---------------|--3--3--------------3-----|
--L---------------6---------------|--2--------4--2-----4-----|
--L-------------------------------|--0--------------4--4-----|
----------x-------0-------x-------|--------x-----2-----x-----|
--L-------------------------------|--------------------------|

                                               Da CODA
         >                          ^           ^       
  E  E   E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E   
--2---------------3-----2--|--L--3--5--7--L-----7------|
--3--3p--0--1--2--------2--|--L-----2--7--L-----7--10--|
--0------------0--------2--|--L-----2--8--L--8--8------|
---------------------------|--0-----x-----------x------|
---------x-----0-----x-----|---------------------------|
--0------------------------|--------------7------------|

                                       D.S. al CODA
                                   >           >     
  E  E  E  E  E   E  Q        Q    E  E  E  E  Q     
--7--7-----7--L------7----|--10---------------------|
--8--8-----8--L--10--6----|---7-------3--L----------|
--7--------6--L------6----|---7-------2--L----------|
--------------------------|---0-------4--L--4-------|
--7-----x-----0-----------|--------------2-----0----|
--------------------------|--------x-----------x----|


  CODA
  E  E  E  E  E   E  E   E      Q    Q    E  E  Q     
--7--7-----7---------7--10--|---L--------------------|
--8--8-----8-----10--6---7--|---L---------8----------|
--7--------6---------6---7--|---L---------9----------|
-------------------------0--|---L--------------------|
--7-----x-----0-------------|------------------------|
----------------------------|------------------------|


                     ^                          
   E  E  E   E  Q    Q       W                  
---------------------2----|--L----------------||
---9--------10-------2----|--L----------------||
--10--------11-------2----|--L----------------||
---------------------0----|--L----------------||
--------------------------|-------------------||
--------------------------|-------------------||




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
x - tap strings
h - hammer on
p - pull off
^ - brush up
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20 comments on Super Mario Bros Theme

Fantastic.

5

Fantastic.

Hey, it really is fantastic!

5

Hey, it really is fantastic! That wartin8531 knows what they're talking about :-) This is one head-boppin', foot-tappin' number!

Do a recording!!

completely badass

completely badass

perfect

5

I demand a recording now, this is too awesome.

how do i slap and play clear

how do i slap and play clear at the same time ? I only have 2 hands, am I not normal ? :S

most of the places where you

most of the places where you are playing and slapping you will be doing a strumming motion with your hand, as in slapping with the thumb while flaying out the fingers as if you're doing a strum.

This is a really fun,

5

This is a really fun, creative, and unique take on the Mario theme. Good job, Kabuki!

This is really awesome.

5

This is really awesome.

This looks like another

This looks like another chance for me to destroy my hands for a few weeks in order to get a great tab recorded...

"you will be doing a strumming motion with your hand, as in slapping with the thumb while flaying out the fingers as if you're doing a strum"

...but I don't like the sound of THAT...

;-)

I do the slaps a bit

I do the slaps a bit differently. Instead of flaying out my fingers like a strum, I do the opposite and pluck the strings normally while my thumb hits the lower strings at the same time.

Whatever works dudes.

I will accept an ostensive

I will accept an ostensive definition of "works". :D

...Now, I know Kabuki won't delay recording due to "not having a proper camera", cause he's recorded tons of fine YouTube videos already.

Am I right, playa?

how can she slap?

how can she slap?

Wow, not so much with the

5

Wow, not so much with the hand destruction! I should be able to play this not too long from now. Though I don't think I'll be slapping as much as you call for. :/

Just remembered this song,

5

Just remembered this song, amazing =)

Just EPIC

Just EPIC

There still isn't an official

5

There still isn't an official site recording of this? I learned it 3 years ago and recorded a draft but never polished it up. Maybe it's time?

doitdoitdoitdoitdoit! One of

doitdoitdoitdoitdoit! One of the best arrangements on the site.

Two months later, and we

Two months later, and we still have yet to see a recording of this from musenji. Where the hell is that guy?

Maybe he's busy playing other

Maybe he's busy playing other stuff....

I keep coming back to this..

5

I keep coming back to this.. so good!