Sakura tab ver. 2 with lyrics by Yuquijiro Yocoh - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Yuquijiro Yocoh – Sakura tab ver. 2

Sakura Variations - Yuquijiro Yocoh (1925-)
as played by John Williams - intro + theme + variations 1,2,4 + coda
1st version - by Paul Estrada
2nd version - by Jamie Amir
3rd version - by Edwin Tan, measures/beats not shown
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Sakura, theme and varitions - Yuquijiro Yocoh

This is a retabbing of a tab file done by Edwin Tan. Kudos to
Edwin for doing the ground work on this lovely and classic
piece. However, I have retabbed it to take into account the
timing (Classical Japanese music for the koto is in 2/4 time)
and corrected errors.

The point is to get the "koto" sound out of the guitar which can be
done by playing very close to the bridge of the guitar for that
sharp sound, and close to the neck or even over it for the real
soft sound. It helps to hear the version played by John Williams,
but I am hoping with the timing here, those who do not have access
to the recording can enjoy this piece.


Original file "sakura.crd" tabbed by Edwin Tan - edwin@your-house.com
Notes after the tab.

Paul R. Estrada - 8 December 2002
estrada@cosmic.arc.nasa.gov


Sakura, theme and varitions
Arranged by Yuquijiro Yocoh.
Performed by John Williams.
Time: 2/4
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   Opening
   Play slow and deliberate, with plucking hand closer to the bridge
   except for first two measures over the hole (guitar opening).
   1   &   2   &     1   &   2   &     1 e & a 2   &     1 e & a 2   &

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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 & 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & 2 &
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e &
E|1212121212121212-|1212121212121212-|1212121212121212-|13131313--13-----|B|1010101012121212-|1313131312121212-|1010101012121010-|10101010--10-----|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| quick strum with index finger...................................... strum over the bottom part of neck (literally over the frets).
1 e & a 2 & a 1 e & a 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Theme Play slow and soft, but deliberate closer to neck (e.g. center of hole). 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & a 2 & a
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1 & 2 & 1 & a 2 & a 1 & 2 & 1 & a 2 & a
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1 & 2 & 1 & a 2 & a 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & a 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Variation #1 Play flowingly with plucking hand almost over the bottom part of neck. 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a
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1 e & a 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Variation #2 Harmonic octaves. Its easier than it looks, with practice. 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Variation #4 Tremolo study. Again play closer to the neck or over hole or guitar opening, like as in variation #1. 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Ending..... 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 &
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & 2 &
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1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e &
E|1212121212121212-|1212121212121212-|1212121212121212-|13131313--13-----|B|1010101012121212-|1313131312121212-|1010101012121010-|10101010--10-----|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| quick strum with index finger...................................... strum over the bottom part of neck (literally over the frets).
1 e & a 2 & a 1 e & a 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
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Notes ----- / = slide ^ = pull-off or hammer-on (depending on which way) <#> = harmonic on the #th fret. Here is Edwin Tan's tabbing of Variation #1 (with some correction). Replace the first four measures with these (and similar ones thereafter).
1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & a 1 e & a 2 e & aE|-5^0---0---------|-7^0---0---------|-5^0---0---------|-7^0---0---------|B|-----6-----0---0-|-----6-----0---0-|-----6-----0---0-|-----6-----0---0-|G|---------7-------|---------7-------|---------7-------|---------7-------|D|-------------7---|-------------7---|-------------7---|-------------7---|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** Yuquijiro Yocoh Sakura Variations as played by John Williams Transcribed by Jamie Amir September 2002 from the video and CD of "The Seville Concert" by John Williams I am 99% sure about the accuracy of this transcription, (some of the times may be a bt wrong; listen to the recording) if you have any suggestions for improvements, or questions, please email me on: jamie.amir@kcl.ac.uk Vertical lines above each bar indicate point of each beat Timing all in 4/4 /H\ - denotes hammer on /P\ - denotes pull off /S\ - denotes slide (12) - brackets indicate harmonic | | | | | | | | | | | |
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play using index finger to strum rapidly palm mute--------------------------
| | | | | | | | | | | | (trem)|-----------------|-0-----------10--|-12///////12///////||-------------0-3-|-----10--12------|-10///////12///////||-----------2-----|-----------------|-------------------||-------0-2-------|-----------------|-------------------||---0-2-----------|-----------------|-------------------||-0---------------|-----------------|-------------------|
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palm mute lightly and pluck with index finger | | | | | | | | | | | |
|-12-8-----------5-7-|-----------------|-0---------------||------12-10-6-------|-5---------------|-0---------------||--------------------|---5-4-2---------|-7---------------||--------------------|---------3-------|-7---------------||--------------------|-----------------|-7---------------||--------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
Theme Let all notes ring out as much as possible | | | | | | | | | | | |
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1st variation | | | |
|----0----0--------------0----0-----------||-10-----------0----0-12-----------0----0-||------10------------------10-------------||----------(12)----------------(12)-------||---------------(12)----------------------||-----------------------------------(12)--|
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|----0----0--------------0----0-----------||-10-----------0----0-12-----------0----0-||------10------------------10-------------||----------(12)----------------(12)-------||---------------(12)----------------------||-----------------------------------(12)--|
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|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-||-10--------12--------13--------12--------||------10------------------10-------------||---------------(12)----------------(12)--||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|
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|----0----0----0----0---0---0---0-----||-10--------12---10---6-------0-----0-||------10-----------------7-------2---||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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|-0---------------0-------1-------|-0-------0---------------------0-||-------0-1-----1-------0-------0-|-------0-----1---0-----0---0-6---||-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2---------------2---7-------||---2-------2-------2-------2-----|---2-------2---2---2-------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|----0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-||-10--------12--------13--------12--------||------10------------------10-------------||---------------(12)----------------(12)--||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|
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|----0----0----0----0---0---0---0-----||-10--------12---10---6-------0-----0-||------10-----------------7-------2---||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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|-0---------------0-------1-------|-0-------0---------------------0-||-------0-1-----1-------0-------0-|-------0-----1---0-----0---0-6---||-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2---------------2---7-------||---2-------2-------2-------2-----|---2-------2---2---2-------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|----0----0--------------0----0-----------||-10-----------0----0-12-----------0----0-||------10------------------10-------------||----------(12)----------------(12)-------||---------------(12)----------------------||-----------------------------------(12)--|
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|----0----0--------------0----0---------0-||-10-----------0----0-12-----------0------||------10------------------10-------------||----------(12)----------------(12)-------||---------------(12)----------------------||-----------------------------------(12)--|
| | | | /P\|-1-----------------0-7-5---0-----||-------------0---6-------6---/S\-||-----------2---7-------------7\4-||---/H\-0-2-----------------------||---0-2---------------------------||---------------------------------|
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|---------------------------0-------|-7----------------||---------------0---0---0--------10-|-10---------------||-2-/P\---/H\-2---7-------7---10----|-7--------------7-||---3-2-0-2-3---------7-------------|----------7---9---||-----------------------------------|-7----8-----------||-----------------------------------|------------------|
| | | | | | | ||-7----------------|-----------------||-10---------------|-----------------||-9----------------|-----------------||------------------|-----------------||-7--------7-------|-----------------||------------------|-0---------------|
All notes in the next section are played using the index finger on the right hand to lightly fret over the string 12 frets in front of the note held down by the left hand, with the middle finger of the right hand plucking the string. For example, to play the 14th fret harmonic, you hold the left hand down on the 2nd fret and use your right hand index finger to lightly touch above the 14th fret, and pluck with your right hand middle finger. For the best explanation, watch the video! The notes indicated are the notes without the harmonic. 2nd variation | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
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|---------0-1-7-5-|-----------------|---------0---5---|-7---10---12-------||-----0-3---------|-6-5-3-----------|-----0-3---------|-------------------||---2-------------|-------4-2-------|---2-------------|-------------------||-3---------------|-----------3-2-0-|-2---------------|-------------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
This section is played using tremelo technique, in case you dont know what it is, use the thumb to play the bass notes, and then ring, middle and index fingers succesively to play the melody note. For sake of space, 5// indicates playing the 5th fret note three times. Let all bass notes ring out as much as possible. 4th variation | | | | | | | |
|--5//-5//-5//-5//-7//-7//--7//-7//|--5//-5//-5//-5//-7//-7//--7//-7//||---------5---------------10-------|---------5---------------10-------||-----7-------7-------9--------9---|-----7-------7-------9--------9---||-7--------------------------------|-7--------------------------------||-----------------7----------------|-----------------7----------------||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|--5//-5//-7//-7//-8//-8//-7//-7//|--5//-5//-7//-5//-1//-1//-1//-1//||---------6---------------6-------|---------6---------------0-------||-----7-------7-------7-------7---|-----7-------7-------2-------2---||-7---------------7---------------|-7---------------0---------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|--0//-0//---------0//-0//-1//-1//|--0//-0//-0//--------------------||----------1//-1//--------0-------|---------0----1//-0//-0//-0//-0//||-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------------------||-2-------2-------2---------------|-2-------------------2---3---2---||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|-----------------0---------------|
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|--5//-5//-7//-7//-8//-8//-7//-7//|--5//-5//-7//-5//-1//-1//-1//-1//||---------6---------------6-------|---------6---------------0-------||-----7-------7-------7-------7---|-----7-------7-------2-------2---||-7---------------7---------------|-7---------------0---------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|--0//-0//---------0//-0//-1//-1//|--0//-0//-0//--------------------||----------1//-1//--------0-------|---------0----1//-0//-0//-0//-0//||-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----2-------2-------------------||-2-------2-------2---------------|-2-------------------2---3---2---||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|-----------------0---------------|
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|--5//-5//-5//-5//-7//-7//--7//-7//|--5//-5//-5//-5//-7//-7//--7//-0//||---------5---------------10-------|---------5---------------10-------||-----7-------7-------9--------9---|-----7-------7-------9--------9---||-7--------------------------------|-7--------------------------------||-----------------7----------------|-----------------7----------------||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|--1//-1//-1//-1//-1//-1//-7//-5//|--1//-1//-1//-1//-1//-1//-1//-1//||---------------------0-------0---|-----------------0-------0---3---||-----------------2-------7-------|-------------2-------2-----------||-----0---2---3-------------------|-0---2---3-----------------------||-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|--0//-0//-0//-0//0---------------|-1-----0-1---5---|-0-------0-------||-5---------------0---------------|-0-----0-0---0---|-0-----1-0-------||-----4---2-------2---------------|-2-----2-2---7---|-2-----2-2-------||-------------3---2---------------|-----------------|-------3-----2---||---------------------------------|---0-0-----0-----|-----------------||---------------------------------|-----------------|---0-0-----------|
play using index finger to strum rapidly palm mute--------------------------
| | | | | | | | | | | | (trem)|-----------------|-0-----------10--|-12///////12///////||-------------0-3-|-----10--12------|-10///////12///////||-----------2-----|-----------------|-------------------||-------0-2-------|-----------------|-------------------||---0-2-----------|-----------------|-------------------||-0---------------|-----------------|-------------------|
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|-12///////12///////|-12///////12///12///|-13///////13-------||-13///////12///////|-10///////12///10///|-10///////10-------||-------------------|--------------------|-------------------||-------------------|--------------------|-------------------||-------------------|--------------------|-------------------||-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
palm mute lightly and pluck with index finger | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
|-12-8-----------5-7-|-0---------------|=----------------|-0---------------||------12-10-6-------|-----------------|=----------------|-0---------------||--------------------|-----------------|=----------------|-2---------------||--------------------|-----------------|=----------------|-2---------------||--------------------|---3-2-0---------|=0-------2-------|-0---------------||--------------------|---------1-------|=----------------|-0---------------|
****************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************** Sakura, Theme and variations - Yuquijiro Yocoh (b.1925) Tab by Edwin Tan (010600) - edwin@your-house.com Japaness folk song played by John William. Listen to the CD to catch the timing. Shouldn't be a problem. :) enjoy.
-5-5-7----5-5-7----0-------0---1-------0---1-----0-1---5---0-------0---|-5-5-10---5-5-10---0-------0---0-------0---0-----0-0---3---0-----1-0---|-7-7-9----7-7-9----2-------2---2-------2---2-----2-2---4---2-----2-2---|-7-7-7----7-7-7----------------------0-2-------------------------3---2-|-----7--------7------------0-2---0-2---------0-0-----0---0-------------|--------0--------0---0-1-0---------------0-------------------0-0-------|
*muted*----------------0----7-10-|------------0-3---10------|----------2---------------|------0-2-----------------|--0-2---------------------|0-------------------------|
*Tremolo with index finger*-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
*muted*-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-I-12-8-7-5---5-7-0---------0-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-I----------6-------1-0-----0-|-------------------------I----------------------2---7-|-------------------------I------------------------3-7-|-------------------------I--------------------------7-|-------------------------I--------------------------0-|
Theme
-5-5-7---5-5-7---5-7-8-7-5-7-5-------0---0---0-0---------|---6---------------------------6-----------6-------0-----|-----7-9-5---9-------------------4-7-7-5-4-------5-------|-7---------7-----3---7---3-----7-------7---7-------------|---------------7---7-------7-----------------8-----7-8-7-|---------------------------------------------------------|
-5-7-8-7-5-7-5-------0---0---0-0---------5-5-7---5-5-7---|---------------6-----------6-------0-------6-------------|-----------------4-7-7-5-4-------5-----------7-9-5---9---|-3---7---3-----7-------7---7-------------7---------7-----|---7-------7-----------------8-----7-8-7---------------7-|---------------------------------------------------------|
---0-1-7-5-1-------0-|-5-------------0-3-0-|-----------2-2-----2-|-----0-------------2-|-8-7---7-----------0-|-------------------0-|
1st Variation
-5p0---0---------7p0---0----------5p0---0---------7p0---0---------|-----6-----0---0-----6-----0---0------6-----0---0-----6-----0---0-|---------7---------------7----------------7---------------7-------|-------------7---------------7----------------7---------------7---|------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
-5p0---0-7p0-----8p0---0-7p0-----5p0---0-7---5-----0---0---0-|-----6---------0-----6---------0-----6-----------6-------0---|-------------7---------------7-------------7---7-----7-------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
-----0---------------0-------1-------0-------0---------------------0-|---0-------0-1-----1-------0-------0-------0-----1---0-----0---0-6---|-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---------------2---7-------|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---2---2-------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
-5p0---0-7p0-----8p0---0-7p0-----5p0---0-7---5-----0---0---0-|-----6---------0-----6---------0-----6-----------6-------0---|-------------7---------------7-------------7---7-----7-------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
-----0---------------0-------1-------0-------0---------------------0-|---0-------0-1-----1-------0-------0-------0-----1---0-----0---0-6---|-2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---------------2---7-------|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---2---2-------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
-5p0---0---------7p0---0----------5p0---0---------7p0---0-------0-|-----6-----0---0-----6-----0---0------6-----0---0-----6-----0-----|---------7---------------7----------------7---------------7-------|-------------7---------------7----------------7---------------7---|------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------0-7p5---0-------------------------------0-------|-6-----------0---6-------6-----0---------------0---0---0--------10-|---------------7-------------7-------------------7-------7---10----|-----9-0---7---------------------7-----0-----7-------7-------------|---0-----7-------------------------8p7---7h8-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7----------7------|-10---------10-----|-7--------7-9------|------7-9----------|-7--8----------7---|-----------------0-|
2nd Variation (Harmonic Octaves)
---------------------------------------------------------------|---------0---------------0-----------0---1---0-----0-------0-3-|-2---2-----------2---2-----------2---------------2---2---2-----|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---3-------|---------------------------------------------------------------|-------------0---------------0---------------------------------|
-0-------0---1---0---0-------------------------------------------|-----1-----------------1-0-----------0---1---0-------0-------0-3-|-------2-------2-----------2-----2---------------2-----2---2-----|---2-------2-------2---------3-2---2---2---2---2---2-----3-------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-------0---1---0---0-------------------------------------------|-----1-----------------1-0---------------0---------------0-------|-------2-------2-----------2-----2---2-----------2---2-----------|---2-------2-------2---------3-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------0---------------0---|
---------0-1-7-5-1-0-----------------------------0---|-----0-3-------------3-0---------------------0-3-----|---2---------------------2-----------------2---------|-3-------------------------3-2-0-------0-2-----------|-----------------------------------0-2---------------|---------------------------------0-----------------0-|
3rd Variation (Not played by John William) 4th Variation (Tremolo) *not very sure but works for me :)*
-5~-------7~--------5~-------7~--------5~---7~---8~---7~---5~---7~---5~-|------5--------10--------5--------10--------5---------5---------6-------|----7---7----9----9----7---7----9----9----7----7----7----7----7----7----|-7------------------7------------------7---------7---------7------------|----------7------------------7------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-1~----------0~---1~---0~---------------|--------1~-----------1------1~-0~-------|----2------2------2-------2-------------|-0----2---------2-----------------2-3-2-|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------0--------|
5~---7~---8~---7~---5~---7~---5~-|-----5---------5---------6-------|---7----7----7----7----7----7----|7---------7---------7------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
-1~----------0~---1~---0~---------------|--------1~-----------1------1~-0~-------|----2------2------2-------2-------------|-0----2---------2-----------------2-3-2-|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------0--------|
-5~-------7~--------5~-------7~---------|------5--------10--------5--------10----|----7---7----9----9----7---7----9----9~-|-7------------------7-------------------|----------7------------------7----------|----------------------------------------|
-1~-----------7~---5~---1~-----------------0~-------0-|------------0----0---------------0---0-3-5----0-----0-|----------2---7----------------2---2------------2---2-|----0-2-3-------------0----2-3--------------------3-2-|-0----------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
Coda *muted*-1-----0-1---5---0-------0---I-----------------0----7-10-|-0-----0-0---3---0-----1-0---I-------------0-3---10------|-2-----2-2---4---2-----2-2---I-----------2---------------|-----------------------3---2-I-------0-2-----------------|---0-0-----0---0-------------I---0-2---------------------|-------------------0-0-------I-0-------------------------|
*Tremolo with index finger*-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
*muted*-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-I-12-8-7-5---5-7-0--------------0-*-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-I----------6--------------------0-*-------------------------I-------------------------------2-*-------------------------I-------------------------------2-*-------------------------I------------------3-2-0---0-2--0-*-------------------------I------------------------1------0-*
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