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Offline Soul Reaper

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What am I doing wrong with this guitar tab?
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:12:08 pm »
So I'm got this guitar tab for a song i like and when I play it it sounds correct, like it sounds just like the original song. However when I play it along with the song it sounds like all the notes i'm playing are lower than the original. Is this what a key change is? and if so why doesn't it specify it in the tab? here's links to the tab and song.

http://www.gametabs.net/touhou-6-embodiment-scarlet-devil/septette-for-dead-princess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKbKOC2QNgg

Thanks in advance.
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Re: What am I doing wrong with this guitar tab?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 08:30:58 am »
have you compared what you sound like to what other people covering the song sound like? ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kStEA-Qk0


Offline Shohei-kun

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Re: What am I doing wrong with this guitar tab?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 10:26:26 pm »
The tabs you provided are in Drop D tuning (which it clearly states at the top of the sheet). Drop D tuning means dropping only the lowest (6th) string from E to D. Make sure you take that into account.

Just from looking at the first few seconds the audio is an entire octave higher than the tabs you listed. That means the notes should be played like so:



Also of note is that the temp is around 140BPM, not 120BPM like the tabs indicate, and the instrument used is probably not a guitar. If it is it would be a steel string guitar instead of a nylon string guitar which you probably have. Steel strings give off a different tone and are generally cleaner and ring better than nylon strings. Those tabs are also...not the best quality.
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