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Created: March 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM

            Dragon Quest I
Overworld Theme(tremolo)
Composed by Koichi Sugiyama
tabbed by musenji, 2010


Inspired by a request for tremolo pieces, I decided to
do my next tab up as a tremolo.

It's a classical technique; you hit every bass note with your
thumb, and the melody notes with your ring, middle, and pointer
fingers, in that order.  ..Ridiculously fast, that is.

A primer on the technique and a study for the left hand fingering
follow the tab.

A capo on the 5th fret will give you the original key (Dm), if you
prefer.


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------555-555-333-333-333-333|-333-333-111-000----------------|
|-222-222------------------------|----0-------0----222-222-000----|
|----2-------2-------4-------4---|--------2-----------3--------333|
|0-------3-------0-------5-------|0---------------0-------3-------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------1---|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------000-000----------------|--------------------------------|
|-000-------------222-222-222-222|-222-222-222-222-222-222-222-222|
|-----222------------2-------2---|----2-------2-------3---2---5---|
|----2-------2---0-------4-------|0-------4-------5---------------|
|0-------3-----------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-555-555-888-888-777-777-777-777|-777-777-333-----------------333|
|--------------------------------|-------------555-444-444-555----|
|----5-------5-------4-------4---|----4---0---4-------3-------3---|
|0-------7-------0-------5-------|0---------------0-------6-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|-000-000-000-000-000-000-000-000|-000-000-000-000-000-000-000-000|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
|--------2---------------2-------|--------2-----------------------|
|4---------------5---------------|4---------------2-------4-------|


*********



Here is one example of what a full-speed tremolo sounds like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZQhW10K8w



For an idea of what tremolo FEELS like, just finger a C chord
and play without any changes in the left hand.  Start SLOWLY
and work the speed up:


|-000-000-000-000-000-000-000-000|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-111-111-111-111-111-111-111-111|
|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
|----2-------2-------2-------2---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Try it with different chords that you know.  And remember that it's
more important to be able to do it evenly, than to do it fast.  It's
a mix of relaxation and control.

If you need more info, just look up classical guitar tremolo.  You
shouldn't have any trouble finding a hundred different people
teaching it for free.  :-)

*********


The following study establishes the left hand fingerings.  If you
remove the repeat notes in the melody, it makes for a non-tremolo
version of the piece.  Just remember to play all of the bass notes
with your thumb.


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

|----------------|----------------|
|----0-0---------|----------------|
|0-------2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|--2---------2-2-|--2---2---3-2-5-|
|--2---2-0-4-----|0---4---5-------|
|0---3-----------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|
|5-5-8-8-7-7-7-7-|7-7-3-----------|
|----------------|------5-4-4-5-3-|
|--5---5---4---4-|--4-0-4---3---3-|
|0---7---0---5---|0-------0---6---|
|----------------|----------------|

|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|--2---2---2---2-|--2---2---2---2-|
|----2-------2---|----2-----------|
|4-------5-------|4-------2---4---|

        
Comments

@adognamedsally (June 17, 2010 at 5:30 AM)

Hey! i was just thinking, "there should be some tremelo compositions on this site". I like this, but i think i could have been longer. Though i have never actually played this game, it was still fun to play the song.


@musenji (July 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM)

Thanks! Though it couldn't have been longer unless I added music that wasn't part of the actual song.


@thedstring (October 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM)

I like that it's a tremolo version =)