My acoustic submission to UG of “Can I Play With Madness.”
Posting it here because judging by my recent luck with tabbing songs unfortunately similar to existing tabs,
…It might get denied.
I chose to make the chords in the chorus a tad “fancy” because of the vocal lines. The “can I play with madness” lines sing an A throughout a B minor chord- the minor 7th. So I just made that tonic chord a m7. It also carries over to the following chord, so I made it a suspended 2 that I guess never really gets resolved in that chord, but still sounds alright. The actual tabs of the song show a brief A5 chord between the B5 and G5, so I guess my A notes in those two chords carry through and connect the two chords. As the tab says, just my interpretation. On that “sus2” chord again, it’s in an inversion simply because I can’t manage to finger “133011” very well.. theoretically, I could use my thumb, but nah. It sounds fine. And on the reason why I wanted a capo on 2… well, I just like playing in that key. So yeah, enjoy!
Sonata Arctica songs I’ve tabbed for UG
VOTE ME UP FOR APPROVAL!!!
I just submitted chords for Don’t Be Mean to Ultimate-Guitar; my first Stones Grow Her Name submission!! When the guitar kicks in, it sounds like a capo is being used.. so I just did a capo on the 4th fret (where they probably did it on 5 as they tend to tune a half step down) and it generally sounds the same…
Although I have a sneaking suspicion they’re using a 12-string…
Anyone have an Ultimate-guitar profile?
Totally just tabbed out For The Sake Of Revenge..
The final Prechorus gave me a bit of a headache.. but i finally decided it was..
VI - i (bass note hits a VII) | VI - i - VII |
VI - i (bass note hits a VII) | VI - III - V | <- the part that hated me
I also thought the VI - i - VII was a VI - VIIsus4 - VII or something.. but decided against it, because it’d be too logical to be anything but a VI - i - VII..
And “bass note hits a VII” = going from F to Am, and briefly hitting a G before returning to the F, but not striking the full G chord.
It really helped that there was no major modulation in this song.. Tony is crazy with those.. but smiled upon me this time.
If anyone loves Sonata Arctica, and has an Ultimate-Guitar account.. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/home/tab_detail.php?tabid=1058438 go there and vote it up!!! if it gets accepted.. it’ll be my 69th contribution xD
A transposition I’m not gunna tab &/or sumbit to UG..
I learned my lesson with Ultimate-Guitar.. if it’s a famous enough song, submitting even the most unique tab of it won’t get you anywhere.. you’ll get the same generic negative comments “too many tabs already, we don’t need another one” blah blah..
But here, I’ve transposed Holy Diver..
The guitars are tuned down a half step, no matter what half the tabs out there SAY.. I believe this because it’s written in (essentially) C minor.. and that key is much more easily navigated in Eb tuning.. Using the positions of C# (tonic chord = x46654 = C#m in standard, Cm in Eb)
Anyway, so it’s in C minor.. I put the capo at 3, and started with the Am chord position (x02210).. the intro riff can be seen as (relative to the capo) Am - G/B - C, Am - C - G, Am - C - G, Am G F.. and the whole song is, as one could expect.. fairly modal / without much weight on tonality (minus a couple Dominant chords bearing the leading tone, tossed around carelessly at the cadences..) I ramble..
If you know any music theory + guitar chords.. you can probably see where I’m going with this, and dick around with it yourself.. I hope someone musical finds this at some point xD ~\m/~