Saturday, April 28, 2007

Eternity Memory Of Light Waves

The song for this week is called Eternity Memory Of Light Waves, an OST from the anime Final Fantasy x-2. Had a bit of a problem learning the song because the melody is a little off beat from the rhythm. Was intentional by the composers, Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi.



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ETERNITY MEMORY OF LIGHTWAVES – Matsueda Eguchi
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard (Capo 3rd fret)

Verse 1:
C9 D Em D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----3---------3-0-------3---------3-------------------------|
G|-0---0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2---------------------------|
D|-2-2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0-----------------------------|
A|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------0-0-----------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em        D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
Verse 2:
C D Em D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em        D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
Verse 3:
C D Em D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em        D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em        D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2-------------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em        D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---------3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2---0---------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0---------------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------------------------------|
Chorus:
C9 Dsus Em Bm
e|-3---2-------3---2-----------2-2---0-2-------------------------|
B|-3-----3---0-3-----3---1-0---0-0---0-3-3-------3---------------|
G|-0-0-----0---2-2-----2---0-------0-------4---4-----------------|
D|-------------0-----------2-2---------------4-------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------------2-------------------------|
E|-------------------------0-------------------------------------|
   C9         Dsus         Em
e|-3---2-------3---2---------5-5\3-3-5-7-------------------------|
B|-3-----3---0-3-----3---1-0-7-7\5-5-7-8-8---8-------------------|
G|-0-0-----0---2-2-----2---0-----------9---9---------------------|
D|-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------0---0-----0---------------------------|
   C9         Dsus         Em          Bm
e|-3---2-------3---2-----------2-2---0-2-------------------------|
B|-3-----3---0-3-----3---1-0---0-0---0-3-3-------3---------------|
G|-0-0-----0---2-2-----2---0-------0-------4---4-----------------|
D|-------------0-----------2-2---------------4-------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------------2-------------------------|
E|-------------------------0-------------------------------------|
   C9         Dsus           Em
e|-3---2-------3---2------8--7-8--10\7-7-5-7-3-------------------|
B|-3-----3---0-3-----3/10-10-8-10-12\8-8-7-8-5-5-----------------|
G|-0-0-----0---2-2-------------------------------4---------------|
D|-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------0----0------0---0-------------------|
Verse 1
Bridge:
C9 G/B Em
e|-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
B|-0h1-3-3-------3-0h1-3---1-0---0-------------------------------|
G|-----0-0---0---------0-------2---0----0-2---0---0--------------|
D|---------2-------------0------------4-----4---4---2------------|
A|-----3---------------2-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0---------------------------------|
  D/B                   A/C
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---3-0-------------------0-------------------------------------|
G|-2-------0-2---0---0---2---0---0-2---0---0---------------------|
D|-0-----4-----4---4---2-2-----4-----4---4---2-------------------|
A|-2---------------------3---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   C9                    D
e|---0-------------------0-2-2-2-2-3-3/5-------------------------|
B|-3---------------------3-3-3-3-3-5-5/7-------------------------|
G|-0---0---0-2---0---0---2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------|
D|-2-----4-----4---4---2-0---------------------------------------|
A|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   D
e|-----------2-----5------10-------14-17-------------------------|
B|-----3---3---3/7---7/10----10/15-------------------------------|
G|---2---2-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus
Verse 4:
C9 D Em D
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-----3---------3-0-------3---------3-------------------------|
G|-0---0---2-2---2---0-----0---2-2---2---------------------------|
D|-2-2-----0---0-----2---2-----0---0-----------------------------|
A|-3-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------0-0-----------------------------------------|
   C         D         Em
e|-------------------------------0-------0-----------------------|
B|---------3---------3-0-------3---3-----3-----------------------|
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---0-----0-------0---0-----------------------|
D|-2---2-----0---0-----2---2-----------2-2-----------------------|
A|-3-3-----------------------------------2-----------------------|
E|---------------------0-0---------------0-----------------------|
| /  slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are awesome!!my dream is to play like you man!!

Aaron said...

heyyy bro do u hv this in Gp5? guitar pro 5?

Graham Choo said...

Sorry aaron, I don't. Have seen the program before and tried it, but i can't use it because I'm not musically trained, so I don't understand scores and how to express timing and beats in numbers. Sorry

Jeffrey said...
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Jeffrey said...

hey graham? for this song arent all the notes 3 frets higher? because i tried that way and it didnt sound right and i moved it up 3 frets and it worked. also on your video your playing on the 6th and 5th string for the begginning. Thank you :D

Graham Choo said...

Yeah, you're right, it's 3 frets higher. That's why it's indicated in the tuning that it's standard by Capo on 3rd fret. The Capo is the black device you see on my guitar's neck. It raises the guitar's tuning according to the fret it's clipped on.

Jeffrey said...

oh i apologize. i did not know what a capo was. is there a way to play it without a capo? God bless :D

Graham Choo said...

You can play it without a capo, but that just means you can't play along with the midi file. The tabs will still work out fine if you play it as it is

Anonymous said...

e|---------------------
B|---------3---------3-
G|-0-----0---2-2---2---
D|-2---2-----0---0-----
A|-3-2-----------------
E|---------------------
<-----I---->

hi did u tab it wronge or
i dont see u play the 2 on the video O.o or is it just me?

Graham Choo said...

Thank you so much for that. I did make a mistake in tabbing that part out. Have made the corrections already. Thanks once again :P

Anonymous said...

hm... so it wasnt just me :P u got any tip on playing the chorus? cant get it smooth with it. dont think u tab wronge ? or did u ? :P

or if u got spare time do a tutorial :P oh and thx for the tab between

Graham Choo said...

I tried out the chorus part. It's tabbed out correctly. Think the best way to go about learning the chorus part is to memorize where to place all the double-tone notes. It's a bit of a jumping up and down the fretboard.

The rest is just practice, practice and practice. No easy way to learn I guess. All the best! Will probably do an instructional pretty soon... hopefully :x

DaLyricist said...

wow man you are so good at playing the guitar. awesome job!

catapral said...

about chorus....are u really sure about the tab? Couse' i tryied it...and i guess there are some 'not needed' notes...

C9
e|-3---2-------|
B|-3-----3---0-|
G|-0-0-----0---|
D|-------------|
A|-3-----------|
E|-------------|

like the second G note from this C9chord...i can't hear it in your song...

Graham Choo said...

Hey Catapral, the tabs are accurate. That's how I played it in the video, just that the midi file in the background probably makes it to hear every note i play clearly :)

catapral said...

yeap, you're right...i've played along with your song and your tab and it's absolutley corect tabbed... just that the first time i didn't know how to play it (it was a practice problem). By the way/ It's a lovely song to play!

Seteki said...

5-5\3-3-5-7------------------------7-7\5-5-7-8-8---8----------------------------9---9---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----0-------------------------

how come from the tab...maybe it's just me...i dont see the note/s u played last in this part? like when i play this part, it always sounds like im missing something in the end...

Seteki said...

---5-5\3-3-5-7----------|
---7-7\5-5-7-8-8---8----|
-------------9---9------|
------------------------|
------------------------|
-----0-----0------------|


sry the last post didnt turn out right

Graham Choo said...

Hey seteki, I tried out the part, and the tabs are accurate :)

puppet said...

hello! i love this piece even though i can't play e guitar (: it sounds really great! hehe watching the split video makes me kinda wanna laugh cos it's so surreal,like watching fingers moving by themselves =) God bless!

Anonymous said...

This is really great! How long did it take you to learn it?

Graham Choo said...

I took about 3hrs to learn it. Just watched it off another YouTuber who put up a video of himself playing it and mimicked what he did. The user is called blitzwater by the way :P

Anonymous said...

Haha! It's taken me 3 days to learn the verse and part of the chorus :p

seteki said...

so ummm ive learned the whole thing..just need to get it smooth and stuff
but ummm
i see u pressing the 5th string on the 2nd fret in the verses...but i dont see that in the tab..why?

Graham Choo said...

Hey seteki,
Yeah, I press that string although I did not play it. I tend to press unnecessary strings because I play the chord (e.g. Em for the part you're talking about).
You can do without it if you want, but it helps me to remember songs, cause I remember them by chords :)

seteki said...

ooo that's why
thx now i learned a new thing haha

Anonymous said...

woo. this one's a beast. nice one getting it on tabs o_o

any tips for playing the chorus? it's up there next to "woo that's gonna be tough to play" >_<

Graham Choo said...

The chorus is pretty tough because of all the movement, playing the melody line along with the chords.

Good thing is that the melody line can be easily pressed, because they're not too far off from the chord formation. Harder part would be the sliding up and down for the double tone part.

Play the song slowly first, if it's too fast to keep up with. Keep practicing until you're good at memorizing where and how the chords are played. Then progress on by increasing your tempo until you finally reach the correct speed for the song.

Anonymous said...

any possibility of you posting one that doesn't have the midi file playing in the background? i'd like to be able to hear just the guitar so i can pick up the rhythm better.

it's cool if you don't want to.. but it would be awesome :D

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing, I loved it, you have alot of talent and putting it into tabs was even better. I hope to learn it and play it as good as you do some time.

Also, if the Capo is on the 3rd fret and you type "3" in the tabs, does it mean I actually play the 6th note?

Like is it 3 notes from the Capo?

Idk if you understand me lol.

Graham Choo said...

Hey, thanks for the compliment. Yeah, you count the notes from where you place the capo. It's easier that way, than to count from the original.

Have fun learning the song! :)

Anonymous said...

First of all, I must really thank you for this tab, seeing as there is no guitar pro tab for it. Secondly, I worked with yours and basically could get it to work with somewhat right timing. [A bit off when it comes to the fast sliding part.] I even could transport it to a different tune to make it better for me. ;3 Thanks again. Maybe I could give it to you on guitar pro so you can see if it works for you as well. After all, you were the one who tabbed it in the first place.

Graham Choo said...

Hey, thanks for the offer. I know GuitarPro's an excellent tool for guitarists to tab out their songs and learn from them. Only problem for me is that I don't know how to read musical notes cause I'm not formally trained. Also, there's the issue with beats and rests and what not. Heh.

For the time being, until I've learned how to read and write notes, with their musical notations, I'll stick to the tabs i'm writing. Feel free of course to put it on the GuitarPro programme. Just remember about the Creative Commons :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, the tabs and video are more than helpful. -L0bsterslayer

Anonymous said...

do you pick or strum the chords?
for example on verse 1 chords
c9,d,Em,d,c and so on...

C9 D Em D
---- ---- ---- ----
3--- ---- 0--- ----
0--- 2--- 0--- 2---
2--- 0--- 2--- 0---
3--- ---- ---- ----
---- ---- 0--- ----

C
----
----
0---
2---
3---
----

Graham Choo said...

Hey, I pluck throughout the whole song. There's no strumming :)

Anonymous said...

i tried that ,but it doesnt sound right mayb its just me..
thanks doe!

Ash said...

amazing song and i think you are really talented to be able to play this song! this is going to take me some time haha how long it take you to learn this perfectly?

Graham Choo said...

I took about 3hrs to learn it. Just watched it off another YouTuber who put up a video of himself playing it and mimicked what he did. The user is called blitzwater by the way :P

Anonymous said...

entero koreano
xd

Silver_Wolf said...

can you play the Wind crest? The three trails? please? :) http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=wkG7_xqu4d8&feature=related i really like that son =) thankyou ^^

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch for putting up these tabs they help a lot i just started so i cant play the full song yet but im working on it...Very Nice Job

Stevo said...

Man I just want to let you know how awesome this is. I'm not musically inclined at all but I would kill to be able to play this, so I've been looking for piano sheet music all day and then I stumbled upon this video, the first guitar version I've heard. The most amazing part is that you dedicated this to God. This song means a lot to me even though there aren't any lyrics. I could say a lot of things, but I think I'll leave it at that and just say how happy I am to discover this. God bless bro!

Anonymous said...

First of all thanks for the tab, and really great job for the playing part.

The chorus is really though I'm trying but I don't get it right...semms that when i need a high note i play a low note, don't fit the melody xD Well, juste need to work it I guess.

Great blog!

Anonymous said...

hey i just want to know that is it possible to have the device (capo) on my guitar, cause my guitar not electric guitar.
Sorry noob here ^^)

Graham Choo said...

Hey there, there are capos for acoustic, classical, and electric guitars, so you can use a capo for whichever guitar you have :)

Lauren said...

thanks so much for doing this! just discovered this tune and had to learn it immediately. the tabs all seem correct, i think what's tripping some people up is the rather tricky rhythm, or maybe the piano going in the background. nice job, thanks again!