I like this tab and the chords as well, but I'd prefer a tab of the vocals melody. The same goes for Winter Wrap Up, but thanks for the tabs!Now I have some talent show material!
Hay man they have vocal tabs on http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com just search my little pony.
That's a good point. Ultimate Guitar has a lot of great resources. I would link to some of the tabs there, but I feel like I would need to get permission from the authors of the files first.
I'm glad you like them! If you're interested, I can make a melody tab. It wouldn't be too hard to convert the sheet music.
Are you sure there's a capo on the first fret? This would make all the open notes play a note on the first fret. I don't have a capo, but I've tried playing it with my fingers and it doesn't sound right.
Thanks for the thoughts, RobotPony! I think the position of the capo is correct, but I am always willing to change things. These tabs dance around the D chord shape. With a capo on the first fret, it becomes an Eb, which is the key of the song.One problem with these tabs, however, is that they will never quite match the tonality of the original. I'm pretty sure the song in the show uses a mandolin and not a guitar. The mandolin gives it that bright, vibrant sound. The guitar isn't a perfect fit for the song, but it's close.
Hmm, perhaps I should try it with the chords playing in the background to see how it sounds. Thanks for the quick response!
You might be right about the key, however, this tab is not in the key of E-flat. Here are the notes that are played in the first measure: Eb - A - Gb - Eb - A - G - D - Eb. Here's the key of Eb Flat Major: Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb - C - D - Eb. As you can see, there are a couple of notes here that are out of place. Everything seems to be moved down a fret - which sounds very weird when you put a capo on the first fret. That said, I am not used to reading tabs with a capo, so this might be how capoed tabs are written. Sorry if this is the case.
Thanks for getting back to me, RobotPony! To play the song without a capo, you would add one to all of the numbers above. I made this for ya:https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B5GYuicO0xZHZTE3YTUwOTQtZTZkNi00NjI1LTk3OGYtNDVjZTlmMTNhYWJm&hl=en_USDoes that sound any better? Let me know what you think!
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Once again I learn something new about reading tabs. At first look I thought that I only needed to add 1 to all the zeros, but that sounded awkward. Then I tried to play it like the tabs say (forgetting the capo), and it sounded ok, but not quite there (I can recognize when something's wrong but I'm never able to say how it is wrong, damn ears)Then I read your comment, added 1 to everything and boom, it sounds perfect. Thank you!
Cool, I'm glad it's working for ya!
That is completely what I meant and it sounds right to me. However, I don't understand how this part is without a capo - there are no open notes, so a capo could be used on the first fret, and it is indeed easier to use one.I took a look at the notes for this part in the sheet music on this website and compared it to what I thought it was (aka, the google docs you just made). The notes match up perfectly. See if you agree.
Hello again, RobotPony! I'm not sure if I completely understand your question, but here are my thoughts on how to play the two tabs.The tabs I gave in the comment above are pretty straight forward. You can just play them as they are written.The tabs with the capo, however, are read a bit differently. The capo goes on the first fret so that all of the strings are pinched on that fret.You then count the numbers from the location of the capo (not from the nut of the guitar as usual). Let's look at the second note, for instance. You count down two from the capo, so the second note is a Bb.In short, the two tabs are identical, but they are notated in different ways. On the "no capo" tab, you count from the nut of the guitar. On the capo tab, you count all the numbers from the capo, which is on the first fret.I'm not sure if that is helpful or not. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks again for your comments!
I think I understand now. I didn't know that capoed tabs were written that way. Sorry for bothering you!
It wasn't a bother at all. Thanks for your thoughts!
Hey, i just wanted to say that this site is by far one of the most awesome things i have ever come across. I was sort of new to the whole brony community thing and i wasn't even looking for tabs when i found this and.. wow, i had like a mini freakout due to excitement when i first saw this haha
I wish I was good at finger picking. I just started playing guitar a week ago and this site is really helping me practice since some of the songs have simple chords. The Art of the Dress is my goal song. I can plunk out the finger picking stuff really slowly which is really cool. It sounds just like the song in the show!
For some reason this doesnt quite sound right to me in the last three notes of the 4th measure you have F and D and Eb, shoudlnt it be F, Eb, and Eb? the 7th hurts my ears.
JoshuaR, I hear what you're saying about that D. Does it also sound off to you in the second measure?I would also be curious to hear what you think of lolstaz's or Welthund's interpretation of the song. They both have the last three notes in that measure as F, Bb, and Eb. Here are the links, which can be opened with Tux Guitar or Guitar Pro:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29756606/songs/art%20of%20the%20dress%20lolstaz.gp5http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29756606/songs/Art%20of%20the%20Dress%20Welthund.gp5
Sorry for the late reply, I can't open those links apparently but I've been playing F, Eb and Bb which sounded a bit better to me, but now that you mention it, it sounds closer to the original song to play F, Bb and Eb, I guess I mixed those 2 up lol. And yes the second measure sounds off as well.
Actualy this song is played without a capo and a lot higher. its played on the 18th fret as a barchord. but its sick hard to hit the f note on this one. so now i play on the 6th fret;p but dieing to learn it on the 18th fret it sounds and looks 20% cooler xD but my guitar teacher couldnt show it aswell xD im thinking of breaking the chord down into a riff? near that position with the same notes?
It's the right chord, Eb, but it is played an octave higher on the 13th fret in the Dmaj form. At one point in the song it transfers to Gmaj, but only for a few measures. It sounds like this song may be in either Em (substituting Amaj for Am) or Bm (substituting Cmaj for the C#dim chord. That's relative to the capo on the first fret. Doesn't sound like a direct key.
If anyone is interested you can get the correct notation of the song simply by playing it an octave higher, I figured it by ear before coming here realizing that someone else would have already done the work. It will be a bit difficult if you have an acoustic guitar without a cutaway, but it shouldn't be to difficult.