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THE PIANO CRISIS - Ennio Morrricone
- Featured in the film Seven Pounds

Hello everyone.  This song is so moving... I'm pretty excited about this version.  The
I laid it out has kind of a classical feel.  Make sure you have good plucking technique.
all,
keep it 'krispy.'

Anyway, there was a bit of a problem.  The little semitone thing that gives the 
song its vulnerability
(i.e., 'bum... bum... BLANK... bum) does not sound as nice on a guitar as it does piano.
I'll include the option so you can decide for yourself.

This song has a lot of factors to it.  I'm going to divide it up so it doesn't look so scary.

Okay.  Here is the melody.  It is centered around a D chord.  Again, I've tabbed out the
note,' (the F on the D string) so you can use it if you want.

E|------0---2---5-------0---2---7-----|
B|--3---------------3-----------------|
G|----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D|----------(2)-----------(2)---------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

Now that you have learned the melody, you just need to play the baseline.  Although
fingering might be a little awkward, the concept is pretty easy.  It is just a step by
step walk down from D all the way to F.  Each base note is played at the beginning of
each melody bit (except for the jump from F to E, but I'll get that later).

E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--0--------------------------------|
A|-----4--2--1--0----------------0---|
E|-----------------4--3--2--1-0------|

I would just walk down that a couple of times while listening to the song to familiarize
yourself with the baseline.

Ok, back to the F to E thing... they are smashed together on purpose.  You play them both
in the same melody bit.  It will make more sense in the big tab.

This is 'the machine tab.'  Base + melody.  It's scary looking, but if you broke it down you
should be fine.  Just work through it.

E|--------0-----2-----5-----------0-----2-----5-----|
B|--3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D|--0~~~~-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------4~~~~-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--------0-----2-----5-----------0-----2-----5-----|
B|--3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--2~~~~-------------------1~~~~-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--------0-----2-----5------------0----2-----5-----|
B|--3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--0~~~~-------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------4~~~~-------------------|

E|--------0-----2-----5-----------0-----2-----7-----|
B|--3-----------------------3-----------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--3~~~~-------------------2~~~~-------------------|

E|--------0-----2-----5-----------0-----2-----5------|
B|--3-----------------------3------------------------|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------0~~~~--------------------|
E|--1~~~~-------0~~~~--------------------------------|

There it is.  You're welcome in advance for all the ladies you are going to
woo with this little piece.
Cheers,
The Count
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Monte Cristo 297 wrote on October 28 2009, 07:58 pm

Note - this song is just called "The Crisis." I mislabeled it.

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ambient203 695 wrote on January 4 2010, 01:42 am

hey monte cristo, i just finished watching this movie literally 5 minutes ago and immediately began looking for a guitar tab for this song. Thanks so much for tabbing this out, its a great little melody. its a shame noone has rated/commented on this so far. Excellent work bud, thanks again, and keep it up!

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