Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Melodies Of Life - Final Fantasy

Originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu and performed by The Black Mages in Finaly Fantasy 9, I just thought I'd perform and come up with the tabs for the song. It's totally original, and easy to play (That's my standard :P) Took me a while to get familiar with the tune, 'cause it's 5 1/2 mins long.

The first video is the original take of the song. The second video is a zoomed in version of the song using Adobe Premiere Pro 2. I played it with the midi in the background. Hope you like it. Tabs are below.







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MELODIES OF LIFE – Nobuo Uematsu
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard

Intro 1:
e|-4---2---0-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-4-4-2-----2-4-5-4-2---------2----2-4-----4-5-----5----------|
G|-6-6-4-4-2---2-----2-----4-----4-2--2---4---4---5---5---5-4\2----|
D|-----------2-------2-----4---4---2-2----4-4-----5-5--------------|
A|-4---2---0---------------6-6-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------2-----4-------2------4-------5----------------|
e|-2---2---0---0---2---2---0---0-----------------------------------|
B|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
G|-1-1---1---1---1-1-1---1---1---1---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0---------------0-----------------------------------------------|
Verse 1:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0---0---5---5---2---2---4---4---2---2---0---0---2---2---4---4---|
G|-1---1---6---6---2---2---4---4---2---2---1---1---2---2---2---2---|
D|-2-2---2-6-6---6-2-2---2-4-4---4-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-4-4---4-|
A|---------4-------0---------------0-----------------------2-------|
E|-0-----------------------4---------------0-------2---------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4---4---5---5---2---2---5---5---0---0---5---5---2---2---2---2---|
G|-4---4---6---6---2---2---5---5---1---1---6---6---2---2---2---2---|
D|-4-4---4-6-6---6-2-2---2-5-5---5-2-2---2-6-6---6-2-2---2-2-2---2-|
A|---------4-------------------------------4-------0---------------|
E|-4---------------2-------5-------0-----------------------2-------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-4---4-----5-----7-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---2-4/6-6-6/8-8-----------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0---0---5---5---2---2---4---4---2---2---0---0---2---2---4---4---|
G|-1---1---6---6---2---2---4---4---2---2---1---1---2---2---2---2---|
D|-2-2---2-6-6---6-2-2---2-4-4---4-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-4-4---4-|
A|---------4-------0---------------0-----------------------2-------|
E|-0-----------------------4---------------0-------2---------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------0-------|
B|-4---4---5---5---2---2---5---5---0---0---2---2---0-----0-0-------|
G|-4---4---6---6---2---2---5---5---1---1---2---2---1---1---1-------|
D|-4-4---4-6-6---6-2-2---2-5-5---5-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-----2-------|
A|---------4-------------------------------0---------------2-------|
E|-4---------------2-------5-------0---------------0-------0-------|
Pre-Chorus:
A B G#m C#7 F#m E D B C#m A B
e|-0---0---0---4---0---0---0---0---4---0---0-----------------------|
B|-0---0---0---6---0---0---3---0---5---0---0-----------------------|
G|-2---4---4---4---2---1---2---4---6---2---4-----------------------|
D|-2---4---6---6---4---2---0---4---6---2---4-----------------------|
A|-0---2---6---4---4---2-------2---4---0---2-----------------------|
E|---------------------0-------------------------------------------|
Chorus:
E G#m A F#m B E G#m A F#m D Bsus B7
e|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---2---2-------------------|
B|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---3---5---4-------------------|
G|-1---4---2---2---4---1---4---2---2---2---2---2-------------------|
D|-2---6---2---4---4---2---6---2---4---0---4---4-------------------|
A|-2---6---0---4---2---2---6---0---4-------2---2-------------------|
E|-0-------------------0-------------------------------------------|
Prelude 1:
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------5-------5---|
G|---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2-----4-------4-------6-------6---|
D|-----------------------------------4---4---4---4---6---6---6---6-|
A|-------------------------------------------------4-------4-------|
E|-0-------0-------2-------2-------4-------4-----------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2-------2-------4-------4-----------------------------------|
G|-----2-------2-------4-------4-----------------------------------|
D|---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---------------------------------|
A|-0-------0-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------4-------4---------------------------------------|
Intro 2:
e|-----------------------------4---2---0---------------------------|
B|-5---4---2---------2---------5---2---0---------------------------|
G|-6-6-4-4-2---2-2-4-2-4-2-4---6---2---4---------------------------|
D|-6-6-4-4-2-2-------2-----4-4-6---2---4---------------------------|
A|-4---2---0---------------6---4---4---2---------------------------|
E|-------------------2-----4-------2-------------------------------|
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------|
G|---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---1---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-------0-------0-------0---------------------------------------|
Verse 2
Pre-Chorus
Chorus 2x
Prelude 2:
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------0---|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------4-------5-------0---|
G|---1---1---1---1---2---2---2---2---1---1-----4-------6-----1---1-|
D|-------------------------------------------4---4---6---6---------|
A|-----------------------------------------2-------4---------------|
E|-0-------0-------2-------2-------0-----------------------0-------|
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-3-0---------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-4-2-1-2-1---------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-6-4-2-0-2---------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-6-4-2---2---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------0---0---------------------------------------------------|
| /  slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

7 comments:

Sky said...

Good job man. Thanks, I appreciate when people actually post good music tabs. I like Silence of the Storm too, but i cant seem to find it. Your site was helpful.

Graham Choo said...

Hey Sky,

I think I tabbed Silence of the Storm before, from FF 10. I called it Silence Before The Storm, and it can be found under the "Requested Tabs" section at http://grahamchoo.blogspot.com/2007/09/requested-tabs.html

If you want the tabs, and if the video shown there is the one you're looking for, just tell me your e-mail address, and I can send them to you :P

the mullet said...

Thank you very much for the tabs!

xiao wen said...

hey i'm just a passer by here but the tab's so good! its abit hard for my stubby fingers to reach but i'm gonna try my best. i really love this peaceful song and thank you for making this. :) all for god! :D

RuzLyn said...

Thanks for upLoading the video and tabs! Do you happen to have the Lyrics of this song? Thanks again in advance! ^_^

Graham Choo said...

Hey RuzLyn, you can find the english lyrics to the song at this link:
http://www.animelyrics.com/game/finalfantasyix/melodiesoflifee.htm
The japanese lyrics written in english can be found at this link: http://www.lyricsdownload.com/final-fantasy-series-melodies-of-lifejapanese-version-lyrics.html

Anonymous said...

thanks man...ur de best among de best..