Sunday, February 4, 2007

Promises

Ok guys, another week has passed. Here's another song for whoever's interested. This one's much easier than the other 2 to learn. But there's a special tuning for it though. Promises, by Kotaro Oshio. Beautiful slow piece with a lot of feeling.

Also, below the video is an instructional for people who are having problems with achieving an alternate tuning on their guitars, so here it is! It requires an alternate tuning of: D A E A B e.
A standard guitar tuning is E A D G B e

What you've got to do is to refer to http://www.guitarforbeginners.com/onlinetuner.html if you cant hear the notes

For the 1st string e, leave it as it is
For the 2nd string B, leave it as it is
For the 3rd string G, uptune it (turn your knob anti-clockwise) it 1 tone up to A
For the 4th string D, uptune (turn your knob anti-clockwise) it 1 tone up to E
For the 5th string A, leave it as it is
For the 6th string E, downtune (turn your knob clockwise) it 1 tone down to D



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PROMISES – Kotaro Oshio
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: D A E A B e (Capo 3rd fret)

e|-5---------0-------------5---------0-------------------------------------|
B|-0---0-------0---------0-0---0-------0---------0-------------------------|
A|-4-----4-----0---0---0---4-----4-----0---0---0---------------------------|
E|---0-----0---1-1---1-------0-----0---1-1---1-----------------------------|
A|-0-----------------------0-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------0-----------------------0-----------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B|-3---2-------0---0---------------------0-----0---------------------------|
A|-0---0-------0---0---0-------0-0---0-----0---------0---------------------|
E|-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-4-2-----2-----------2---2-------------------|
A|-0-------0---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
D|-------------6---4-------4---2-0---------------0-------------------------|
e|-------0-7---5-------4---4---2-------0---0-----------------------------0-|
B|-0---3---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---3---3-------2---2---0-------3---|
A|-0-4-----5---4-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-----4-----|
E|-0---------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2-1-1---1---------|
A|---------0-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------------------4---4---4---2---0-------0-------0-------0-------|

e|-0-------7+------------------------0-0-------7+--------------------------|
B|-0-----0----7+-------------------0---0-----0----7+-------------------0---|
A|-0---0---------7+------------0-------0---0---------7+------------0-------|
E|---4--------------7+-----0h2---2-------4--------------7+-----0h2---2-----|
A|-4---------------------0-------------4---------------------0-------------|
D|---------------------0-----------------------------------0---------------|
e|-0-0---------------2---0-------------------7---5---5---4---5---7---------|
B|---3---3---2---0---0---0---3---2---0-----0-----0---0---0---0---0---------|
A|---0---0---0---0-----0---0-0---0---0---0-----0---0---0-----5---7---------|
E|-----2---2-0-0---0-----------0---0-2-2-------------0-----0---0---0-------|
A|---2---------------4---------------2-------6-----------------------------|
D|-----------2---------------4---------------------------------------------|
e|-10---9-9-------7---7---5-5-------4---2-----5-4-2-0-0-------0------------|
B|-0----0-0-------0---0---0-0-------0---3---3-7-5-3-0-0-----0--------------|
A|-9----7-7-------5---5---4-4-------2---0-0-----------0---0----------------|
E|-0--0-----0---0---0---0-----0---0-0-0-----------------4------------------|
A|-0----------0---------------------------------------4--------------------|
D|--------------------4---------4---2---0-----0----------------------------|
e|-0-0-------5-------------4-----2-0-----2-0-----2-0---0---5-----7---------|
B|---3-3---3-0---3-3-2---2-0-------0-------0-------0---0---0-----0---------|
A|---0---4---0--0--0---3---0---0---0---0---0---0-----0---0---5/7---7-------|
E|-------------0---0---------0-------2-------2-----0-------0---------------|
A|---2-------------0---------------2-------2-------------------------------|
D|-----------2-------------4-----------------------------------------------|
e|-10---9-9-------7---7---5-5-------4---2-----5-4-2-0-0-------0------------|
B|-0----0-0-------0---0---0-0-------0---3---3-7-5-3-0-0-----0--------------|
A|-9----7-7-------5---5---4-4-------2---0-0-----------0---0----------------|
E|-0--0-----0---0---0---0-----0---0-0-0-----------------4------------------|
A|-0----------0---------------------------------------4--------------------|
D|--------------------4---------4---2---0-----0----------------------------|
e|-0-0-------5-------------4-----2-0---------------------------------------|
B|---3-3---3-0---3-3-2---2-0-------0---3-----------------------------------|
A|---0---4---0--0--0---3---0---0---0---0---2-------0-----------------------|
E|-------------0---0---------0-------2---2-2---4---0-----0-----------------|
A|---2-------------0---------------2---------2---2-0-0-5---4---------------|
D|-----------2-------------4---------------2-------0-----------------------|
e|-0h2-0-----------0h2-0-----------0-0-----------------------0-------------|
B|---------------------------0-------3---3-----------2---------------------|
A|-------------0-----------0---0-----0-----4-0---2---0---0-----------------|
E|---------0h2---2-------0-------0-----2-------2---0-0-0---0---------------|
A|-------0-------------4-------------2---------------0---------------------|
D|-----0-------------------------------------2-----------------------------|
e|-0h2-0-----------0h2-0-----------0-0-------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------0-------3---3-------0-------------------------|
A|-------------0-----------0---0-----0-------4-----0-0-------0---2---------|
E|---------0h2---2-------0-------0-----2---2---2-----2---4---2---2---------|
A|-------0-------------4-------------2-------------------------------------|
D|-----0---------------------------------------------2-2---2---2-----------|
e|-------------------------------------------0-----------------------------|
B|-3---2-------0---0---------------------0-----0---------------------------|
A|-0---0-------0---0---0-------0-0---0-----0---------0---------------------|
E|-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0-4-2-----2-----------2---2-------------------|
A|-0-------0---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
D|-------------6---4-------4---2-0---------------0-------------------------|
e|-------0-7---5-------4---4---2-------0---0-----------------------------0-|
B|-0---3---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---3---3-------2---2---0-------3---|
A|-0-4-----5---4-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-----4-----|
E|-0---------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2-1-1---1---------|
A|---------0-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------------------4---4---4---2---0-------0-------0-------0-------|
e|-0-------7+------------------------0-0-------7+--------------------------|
B|-0-----0----7+-------------------0---0-----0----7+-------------------0---|
A|-0---0---------7+------------0-------0---0---------7+------------0-------|
E|---4--------------7+-----0h2---2-------4--------------7+-----0h2---2-----|
A|-4---------------------0-------------4---------------------0-------------|
D|---------------------0-----------------------------------0---------------|
e|-0-0---------------2---0-------------------7---5---5---4---5---7---------|
B|---3---3---2---0---0---0---3---2---0-----0-----0---0---0---0---0---------|
A|---0---0---0---0-----0---0-0---0---0---0-----0---0---0-----5---7---------|
E|-----2---2-0-0---0-----------0---0-2-2-------------0-----0---0---0-------|
A|---2---------------4---------------2-------6-----------------------------|
D|-----------2---------------4---------------------------------------------|
e|-10---9-9-------7---7---5-5-------4---2-----5-4-2-0-0-------0------------|
B|-0----0-0-------0---0---0-0-------0---3---3-7-5-3-0-0-----0--------------|
A|-9----7-7-------5---5---4-4-------2---0-0-----------0---0----------------|
E|-0--0-----0---0---0---0-----0---0-0-0-----------------4------------------|
A|-0----------0---------------------------------------4--------------------|
D|--------------------4---------4---2---0-----0----------------------------|
e|-0-0-------5-------------4-----2-0-----2-0-----2-0---0---5-----7---------|
B|---3-3---3-0---3-3-2---2-0-------0-------0-------0---0---0-----0---------|
A|---0---4---0--0--0---3---0---0---0---0---0---0-----0---0---5/7---7-------|
E|-------------0---0---------0-------2-------2-----0-------0---------------|
A|---2-------------0---------------2-------2-------------------------------|
D|-----------2-------------4-----------------------------------------------|
e|-10---9-9-------7---7---5-5-------4---2-----5-4-2-0-0-------0------------|
B|-0----0-0-------0---0---0-0-------0---3---3-7-5-3-0-0-----0--------------|
A|-9----7-7-------5---5---4-4-------2---0-0-----------0---0----------------|
E|-0--0-----0---0---0---0-----0---0-0-0-----------------4------------------|
A|-0----------0---------------------------------------4--------------------|
D|--------------------4---------4---2---0-----0----------------------------|
e|-0-0-------5-------------4-----2-0---------------------------------------|
B|---3-3---3-0---3-3-2---2-0-------0---3---------------0-------0-----------|
A|---0---4---0--0--0---3---0---0---0---0---2-------0-----0-0---------------|
E|-------------0---0---------0-------2---2-2---4---0-0-----0-0-------------|
A|---2-------------0---------------2---------2---2-0-----------------------|
D|-----------2-------------4---------------2-------0-------4---------------|
e|-0-0-------5-------------4-----2-0-------2---4---5-----------------------|
B|---3-3---3-0---3-3-2---2-0-------0---3---3---3---5-----5-2---------------|
A|---0---4---0--0--0---3---0---0---0---0---0-0---0-5---5---0---------------|
E|-------------0---0---------0-------2---2-----------0-----0---------------|
A|---2-------------0---------------2---------------0-------0---------------|
D|-----------2-------------4---------------2-------------------------------|
| /  slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

7 comments:

Hans said...

It takes bloody lots of dedication for one to do this man...
Mighty Hails and Salute!!!

|m| >_< |m|

Renhao said...

|m| >_< |m|

You make me think of Cartman when you do that.

Or some poor thing doing a chin up. Probably me. :)

Graham "Ah Long" Choo said...

Haha... Yeah i actually had quite a hard time with this song initially because i was trying to figure out the tuning just by hearing and watching the video alone. Then after I finally learnt the whole song, The author of the video posted the tuning at the end of the video. WTH! Felt stupid, but still a sense of achievement

Kevin said...

Graham: At least you can see how accurate you were in deconstructing the track. Who knows, this skill may come in useful in future. Good work dude! :)

Anonymous said...

Do you think this song can be played without changing to alternate tuning? Can it be played with standard tuning?
And if so, can you tab it?

Graham Choo said...

That's really hard to pull off, since to copy the song exactly, you'd have to stretch to impossibly far if you're using standard tuning. The song's in the key of C anyway, and you can actually hear the general chords involved. The hard part's getting in the melody and the rest of the strings to sound like the original.

I don't think i can tab it out on standard guitar. It'll be too complex

aileen said...

wow graham, you are good. someday, i really wish i could play like that but as of now, i am learning with most of the basic tutorials here in your site. they are helping me a lot. thanks for creating this site. (by the way, it is only today that i've found out you and daniel are twins. i thought, graham daniel choo is your full name. LOL ;-) )