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Triumph tabs for Fantasy serenade

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The song is called "Fantasy Serenade", it is on "Just a Game" by
Triumph.  It's one of those wild and wonderful Rik Emmett acoustic
pieces that make you realize just how tough it can be to play guitar.

There are probably some mistakes in this; it's been years since I
lifted the song so I may have misremembered something :)  If someone
has a better way to play some of these parts (either alternate
fingerings, or voicings that are closer to the original) I'd like to
hear about them.

All in all this is a fun song to play... even though after years I
still can't do the party I marked 'nasty' that well.

Enjoy,
Dean

This song is played with the 6th string tuned down to a D.
You probably don't want to use a pick for this.

 \
 /
 \    Indicates that the chord should be strummed from low to high strings.
 /    Only chords marked like this should be strummed -- the rest should
 \    be fingerpicked.
 /

e|-----5--\5--3--2--\3--5--7--\5-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------/3--------/3--------/3--------3----------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------\2--------\2--------\2-----2--------2----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------/0--------/0--------/0-----------4-----4p0-----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------\0--------\0--------\0-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--------/0--------/0--------/0-------------------------------------|

-|-----5--\5--3--2--\3--5--7--\5-------------------------------------|
-|--------/3--------/3--------/2-------------------------------------|
-|--2-----\2--------\2--------\2-----2h4p2p0-------------------------|
-|--------/0--------/0--------/2------------4p2p0--------------------|
-|--------\0--------\0--------\0-----------------4p2p0---------------|
-|--------/0--------/0--------/0-------------------------------------|

-|--5---5--------3p2-----7--------9h10-----5--------2----------------|
-|---------3----------------8-----------------3--------3-------------|
-|------------2----------------7-----------------2-------------------|
-|------0----------------0-----------------0-------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|--2-----------2-----3--3p2-----------------------------------------|
-|-----3-----3--------5-------5--3--3--3p2-----3---------------------|
-|--------4-----------4----------2----------2-----2------------------|
-|--------------------2----------2-------------0-----4h7p4p0---------|
-|--2----------------------------0-----------------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|-----------------2-----0----------------0-----------0-----2-----2/4|
-|--3--3--------5-----------2-----3p2--------0-----------------------|
-|--------4--------------------2-------2--------1--------1-----2--2/4|
-|-----------4-------------------------------------------------------|
-|-----2-----------------0-------------------------------------------|
-|----------------------------------------2--------2-----------------|

-|-----------------2-----0----------------0--------------0-----------|
-|--3--3--------5-----------2-----3p2--------0-----0-----------------|
-|--------4--------------------2-------2--------1-----1--------------|
-|-----------4-------------------------------------------------------|
-|-----2-----------------0-------------------------------------------|
-|----------------------------------------2-----------------2--------|

-|--5---5--------3p2-----7--------9h10-----5--------2----------------|
-|---------3----------------8-----------------3--------3-------------|
-|------------2----------------7-----------------2-------------------|
-|------0----------------0-----------------0-------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                        harmonics
-|--2-----------2-----3--3p2-----------------------------------------|
-|-----3-----3--------5-------5--3--3--3p2-----3-----------(7)-------|
-|--------4-----------4----------2----------2--2-----------(7)-------|
-|--------------------2----------2-------------0-----------(7)-------|
-|--2----------------------------0----------------0------------------|
-|---------------------------------------------------4--0------------|

The synth violins start here.  I suggest that you look at the chords that
the notes form, and use whatever natural fingering you would for that
chord.

-|--2--3--5p3p2--3-----0--2--3p2p0--2-----------2--------------------|
-|--3------------5-----2------------3-----3--5-----3--5--3--2h3p2----|
-|--2------------4-----2------------2-----4-----------4------------4-|
-|--0------------2------------------0-----4-----------2--------------|
-|---------------------0------------------2--------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|--------------2------2--2--------2--3--------3--0--------0---------|
-|--2------------------------3-----------5-----------2---------------|
-|-----3------------------------2-----------4-----------2------------|
-|--------4---------------0-----------2------------------------------|
-|--4--------4------------------------------------0------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|--2--------2--------------------------------------2----------------|
-|-----3--------3--------3--5--------5--2----------------------------|
-|--------2--------4-----------4-----------3-------------------------|
-|--0-----------------4-----2-----2-----------4----------------------|
-|--------------2-----------------------4--------4-------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|--2--3--------3--5--------5--5--3--2h3p2-----3--6--9--12-----------|
-|--------5-----------5--------3------------3--2--5--8--11-----------|
-|-----------4-----------6-----2---------------3--6--9--12-----------|
-|-----2-----------7-----------0---------------2--5--8--11-----------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

This part is nasty.  It's good pinky exercise though :)

-|--10p7------------10p7------------10p7------------10p7-------------|
-|------10p7------------10p7------------10p7------------10p7---------|
-|----------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7------|
-|-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7---|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|

-|--8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5--------------|
-|-----8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-----------|
-|--------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5--------|
-|-----------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-----|
-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

-|--10p7------------10p7------------10p7------------10p7-------------|
-|------10p7------------10p7------------10p7------------10p7---------|
-|----------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7------|
-|-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7-------------9p7---|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|

-|--8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5--------------|
-|-----8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-------------8p5-----------|
-|--------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5--------|
-|-----------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-------------7p5-----|
-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0----------------|
-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

The rest is just heavy strumming with lots of open strings.  You will
have to listen to the song to get the rhythm.  I use the top of my
nails, and rake them across the strings.  Where I place a 'u' above the
tab I rake just my thumb nail up the strings (high to low).  Where I
place a 'd' I rake my middle and ring finger nails down the strings
(low to high).  I generally hit the strings really hard here; so the
open low strings should resound through the entire passage even where I
don't explicitly mark them.  I'm not sure if this is the right way to
do it; but I'm self-taught and this works for me.

    d  u  d  d  d     d  u  d  d     d  d  u  d  d
-|--2--2--3--0--2-----5--5--6--5-----5--7--7--8--7-------------------|
-|--3--3--3--3--3-----6--6--6--6-----6--8--8--8--8-------------------|
-|--2--2--2--2--2-----5--5--5--5-----5--7--7--7--7-------------------|
-|--0--0-----0--0-----0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0-------------------|
-|--0--0--------------0-----------------0----------------------------|
-|--0-----------------0-----------------0----------------------------|

At this point I pretend I'm holding a pick between my thumb and index
finger, and use the top of the nail to strum the strings.  'u' and 'd'
just represent strumming directions now.

    d   d   u   d      d  d  u  d    d   d   u   d   d     d  d  d
-|--10--10--10--10-----8--8--8--8----10--10--10--10--10\8--8--8--8---|
-|--11--11--11--11-----8--8--8--8----10--10--10--10--10\8--8--8--8---|
-|--10--10--10--10-----9--9--9--9----11--11--11--11--11\9--9--9--9---|
-|--0---0-------0------0--0-----0----0---0-------0---------0--0--0---|
-|--0---0-------0------0--0----------0---0-------0-------------------|
-|--0---0-------0------0--0----------0---0-------0-------------------|

    d   d   u   d   d     d  d  d    d   d   u   d   ad lib ududud...
-|--10--10--10--10--10\8--8--8--8----10--10--10--10-->>>>>>>>>>>>>>--|
-|--10--10--10--10--10\8--8--8--8----10--10--10--10-->>>>>>>>>>>>>>--|
-|--11--11--11--11--11\9--9--9--9----11--11--11--11-->>>>>>>>>>>>>>--|
-|--0---0-------0---------0--0--0----0---0---0---0--->>>>>>>>>>>>>>--|
-|--0---0-------0--------------------0-------------------------------|
-|--0---0-------0--------------------0-------------------------------|

finish up with heavily accented chords:

    d   d   d
-|--10--10-----------------------------------------------------------|
-|--10--10--5--------------------------------------------------------|
-|--11--11--2--------------------------------------------------------|
-|--0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
-|--0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|
-|--0---0---0--------------------------------------------------------|

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