Rik Emmett - Fantasy Serenade tab

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 <93Jan23.105532est.246518-3@descartes.uwaterloo.ca>

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-------------------------------------|B|--------/3--------/3--------/3--------3----------------------------|G|--------\2--------\2--------\2-----2--------2----------------------|D|--------/0--------/0--------/0-----------4-----4p0-----------------|A|--------\0--------\0--------\0-------------------------------------|D|--------/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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