VGJam Tabs Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
"Wandering Ghosts" - Guitar tab
Platform(s):PlayStation
Tabbed by:Chen Liang
Last modified:1999-04-06
Print it:Original file (.TXT)
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Guitar tablature of:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - "Wandering Ghosts" (hikyou?)
Original Composition and Arrangement by ??? (Konami music team)
Unofficial Tablature done on April 6th, 1999 by
	Chen Liang (cliang78@yahoo.com | http://cliang.cjb.net)

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TAB NOTATION used in this piece:
h = hammer on
p = pull off
\ = slide down

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Playing Suggestions
*  Using 1st finger bars makes this piece easier.
*  Damp some notes to prevent bleeding since this piece is pretty
	clean throughout
*  Other suggestions listed later as needed.

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Intro - Organ, Percussion
	(Guitar w/ distortion might be nice in place of organ)

Intro Continued - Harpsichord

Main Theme - Guitar
e|--------------------------------------------|  T
B|--------------------------------------------|  W
G|--------------------------------------------|  I
D|--------------------------------------------|  C
A|--------------------------13----------------|  E
E|-13-15-16-15-16-----13-13----16-15-16-15-16-|

e|--------------------|  T
B|--------------------|  W
G|--------------------|  I
D|--------------------|  C
A|--------------------|  E
E|-13-13-----13-13-13-|

Mini Solo - Guitar
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------8----------------------------|
G|----------------------------8-----8-8---10---8---------------------|
D|--------------------8h10-11--------------------10--8---------------|
A|-------------8h10-11---------------------------------11-9----------|
E|-8-11-8-9-11-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--------------------8----8-10\-|
D|---10--------10-------10-------|
A|-8----8----8-------------------|
E|--------11---------------------|

Transition - "Haunted" Organ

REPEAT Main Theme & Mini Solo

Second Theme - Harpsichord - tabbed for Acoustic Guitar (Spanish Style?)
	(I'm kinda guessing on this part ^_~)
e|---------------------------------------1-1-------------------------|
B|---------------------------4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------|
G|---5-5-5-3-3-3-6-6-5-------5-5-5-3-3-3-----------5-5-5-3-3-3-6-6-5-|
D|---6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-6-----3-----------------------6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-6-|
A|-8---------------------------------------------8-------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
	Try to play the initial single notes close to the two note chords.
	You can even blend them a little.

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------11----------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-12-13-12----13-12-10-9-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------11-10-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second Solo - Guitar
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----13-13-13-12-13-15-13-12----12h13p12----12----------------------|
D|----------------------------15----------15-------------------------|
A|-15----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6-8-9-8-6---6h8p6---6---------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-------8-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------14-15-17-15-14----14h15p14--------------|
A|------------------------------------------17----------16-15--------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----8-8-8-6-6-09-09-----6-6-6-4-4-8-8-----4-4-4-3-6p4p3---3--------|
B|----9-9-9-8-8-11-11-----8-8-8-6-6-9-9-----6-6-6---------6----------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

PLAY RETURN once and go back to the top.  Do this only once.

Transition 2.1 - Harpsichord - tabbed for Acoustic Guitar
	(More estimating here... =P)
e|-3---3-4-6\4-3h4---3-----1-1-1-3-1-0h1p0---------------------------|
B|-5-6---6-8\6-5---6-5-----3-3-3-5-3-------1-------------------------|
G|-5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Transition 2.2 - Harpsichord - tabbed for Acoustic Guitar
	(continuation of 2.1, only played once)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-8-6-5-----5-5-5-5-5-----*6-6-6-6-6-6*-----------------------|
D|-6-6-6-8-6-5-------------------*5-5-5-5-5-5*-----------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
	**Rapid alternate strumming for these notes**

REPEAT Second Solo, but skip Transitions 2.x before going to Return

Return - Violins, Guitar
e|-------------------!
B|-------------6-6-5-!
G|---------5-5-------!
D|-----5-5-----------!
A|-3-3---------------!
E|-------------------!
	Played with energy.

BACK TO BEGINNING
REPEAT as desired
END

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	Whew.  Done, finally, my first attempt at interpretive
tablature.  Hope you all enjoyed playing/studying it.  Please send
your comments to me at cliang78@yahoo.com.  Hopefully, I'll have more
tablatures and a webpage to stick them on in the near future.

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NOTES
*  This tablature was made by a beginner guitarist (me), so
	don't expect too much out of it.
*  Feedback is highly appreciated.  If you think a particular
	passage could be tabbed better or maybe I have a wrong note, or
	you have interesting amp settings or anything else, then let me
	know.  (Amp settings especially, since my amp sucks and I don't
	have any pedals and stuff)
*  As with all tablature, view this with a FIXED-WIDTH font.
*  I interpreted this tab from a MIDI file downloaded
	from The Castlevania Dungeon:
	http://www.classicgaming.com/castlevania/
	A great website containing information about a
	videogame masterpiece that includes a truly inspired
	and evocative soundtrack.  Further revisions interpreted
	from the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night game CD
	using XAPlay v0.8.
*  If you've played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then
	you'll recognize this piece from the Colloseum.

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REVISIONS
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April 15th, 1999	- fixed first passage of second solo
April 18th, 1999	- added missing note in first passage, minor editing
April 25th, 1999	- minor editing, added this section
June 1st, 1999		- this tab and maybe others can now be found at
				http://cliang.cjb.net
June 7th, 1999 		- minor editing
Sep. 8th, 1999		- major editing (too many words)
Dec. 11th, 1999		- minor editing
Dec. 12th, 1999		- added slide to the end of Mini Solo

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	accurate translation of the original, as is the case with most
	tabs on the Internet and elsewhere.
2)  This document is to be used for academic/scholarly purposes only
	and may be freely distributed.
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	any edits or adds.
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