My Heart Will Go On Tablature For Celine Dion

 

Origianlly Tabbed by:
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 14:24:40 +0800
From: Franz-Joseph Rufino 
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Updated:

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998
From: Karl Grossman 


This is a DUAL TRANSCRIPTION PAGE. The First part is the melodic
'single note' transcripion by Jose. The second version is an
in depth 'chord melody' tutorial by Karl. Jose's contains the
melody notes, Karl's contains the Ulian piper parts as well as
a chord glossary to the 'My Heart Will Go On - Chords' version
that is already is posted. We both have a slightly different
'view point' of the way the guitar melodies could be played.
Check them both out and make your own decision, or mix 'n' match!!
ENJOY!!!

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My Heart Will Go On
By Celine Dion
from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Titanic"

Transcribed by Jose Rufino junn@skyinet.net


Song Intro ( The Piano or flute intro
sounds more accurate but with
proper technique this riff should
sound like the one in the CD)

Part 1
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----------------12-10-9-7-5-------------------
--9-11-13--11-9-------------6-4---------------
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Part 2
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---------------12-10-12-14-16-12--------------
--9-11-13-11-9--------------------------------
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In Between verses

Every night in ...
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------------------------9---------------------
--9-99-9-8-9---9-8-9-11---11------------------
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That is How I ...
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--9-99-9-8-9---8-----------------------------
-----------------7---------------------------
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Chorus :

Near, Far , wherever ...
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--5--7-----12-10-9--7--9-10-9-7-5-4-5-4-0---
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--------9------------------------------------
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-------------------------------------------- ( repeat 2x )

and your here ....
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---5-4-5-7-9-7-5----------------------------
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just repeat all over when stanza 2 comes in but when
the verse " You're here there nothing I fear " comes in
just raise everything 4 frets higher.

Questions? comments ? just e-mail me

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Date: Mon, 04 May 1998
From: Karl Grossman 
Subject: d/celine_dion/my_heart_will_go_on.tab

This is a completed version of the guitar tab.

Notes:All right you noble people! You asked!. Here
is the INTRO, MIDDLE, GLOSSARY & ENDING.
As well as some notes on the key change to this
great song.

There's a simple way and a complex way.
Learn the simple way first.
See the melody before you actually touch the notes.
Sing to yourself as you play these notes.
It will help when you try the more advanced version.
This is the melody from an Ulian (sp?) Pipe, a Scottish
instrument similar to the bagpipe, 'stoked' with
the arm instead of blown. You can see one of these
pipers in the Video of "Riverdance" (some very hip music)



MY HEART WILL GO ON
(Love theme from "Titanic")

FROM: CELINE DION
LB: LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE


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INTRO: simple

(count)
1 2 3 4 C#m B A Esus/B C#m B A Badd9
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

--------4=====----7===540=--------------4=====----7===-79===7===2======
------57------757=--------2===--0====-57------757=----9----------------
------------------------------2=---------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------




INTRO: advanced

(count)
1 2 3 4 C#m B A Esus/B C#m B A Badd9
beats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
--------4=====----7===540---------------4=====----7===-79===7===2======-
------575====-757====-----2===--0====-575====-757====-9-x-------2======-
--------6====---8====-----2===2-2====---6====---8====---9======-4======-
--------6====---9====-----2===--2====---6====---9====---7======-4======-
--------4====---9====----0====--2====---4====---9====---0======-2======-
-------(4)===---7====------------------(4)===---7====-----------2======-



"Left hand Fingering" for the advanced intro is quite important,
Take a moment...


CHORDS and FINGERING

C#m.... - 446654 fingered - 113421
B.... - 799877 fingered - 134211
A.... - x02220 fingered - x02130 (!) (unusual)
Esus/B.... - x2220x fingered - x3210x (!)
C#m.... - 446654 fingered - 113421
B.... - 799877 fingered - 134211
A.... - x079x9 fingered - x013x4
Badd9.... - 224422 fingered - 113411


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MIDDLE SECTION: simple HIGH OCTAVE

(count)
1 2 3 4 C#m B A Esus/B C#m B A
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

--------4=====----7===540=--------------4=====----7===-79=====11
------57------757=--------2===--0====-57------757=----9---------
------------------------------2=--------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------




E/G#F#m Fm Eb Dbadd9 Eb etc.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12==14==16======--------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------


MIDDLE SECTION: Simple WITH OCTAVE CHANGE

(count)
1 2 3 4 C#m B A Esus/B C#m B A
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

--------4=====----7===540=--------------4=====----7===----------
------57------757=--------2===--0=====57------757=------2=====4=
------------------------------2=-----------------------4--------
------------------------------------------------------6---------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------




E/G#F#m Fm Eb Dbadd9 Eb etc.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
----2===4=======--------------------------------------------------
5===--------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------



MIDDLE SECTION: Advanced

(count)
1 2 3 4 C#m B A Esus/B C#m B * A E/G#F#m

beats: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
--------4=====----7===540---------------4=====----7===--------------2==-
------575====-757====-----2===--0====-575====-757====---2=====4=5==-2==-
--------6====---8====-----2===2-2====---6====---8====--42======-4==-2==-
--------6====---9====-----2===--2====---6====---9=9==-6-2======-2==-4==-
--------4====---9====----0====--2====---4====---9====---0======-x==-4==-
-------(4)===---7====------------------(4)===---7====-----------4==-2==-



Fm Eb Dbadd9 Eb Fm etc.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4======(6)------4-------6-------1---------------------------------
1======-8-------4-------8-------1---------------------------------
1======-8-------6-------8-------1---------------------------------
3======-8-------6-------8-------3---------------------------------
3======-6-------4-------6-------3---------------------------------
1======-6-------4-------6-------1---------------------------------



CHORDS and FINGERING

C#m.... - 446654 fingered - 113421
B.... - 799877 fingered - 134211
A.... - x02220 fingered - x02130 (!) (unusual)
Esus/B.... - x2220x fingered - x3210x (!)
C#m.... - 446654 fingered - 113421
B.... - 799877 fingered - 134211
A.... - x0222x fingered - x0111x
E/G#.. - 4x245x fingered - 2x134x
F#m.. - 244222 fingered - 134111
Fm.... - 133114 fingered - 123114 (sorry...)


* The changed octaves enable the chord melody
to continue at a reasonable pitch level. I believe
it's just as powerful.

Here are some technical notes about this
key change that I think are fascinating:

The song is in E major, however it starts
in the reletive minor C#m (a forbearance of calamity?).
In the middle of the song the beautiful flute
is heard again, almost reasurring in its simplicity.
Then the flute RISES up to its highest note! At this
the BASS has DECENDED all the way from C# to F.
That's; C#, B, A, G#, F# and F that what's called a
minor 6th in music. DOWN 6 notes!
Into the virtual pool of a tonality: F minor!!!
WOW!!!
By the end of the piece this new key, however,
ASCENDS to it's reletive - Ab Major!
Perhaps in the end all these people really did
"ascend" to some higher plane as we'd hope to believe...!!!


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GLOSSARY OF CHORDS FOR RHYTHM GUITAR.
Each chord is listed once, in order of usage.

CHORDS and FINGERING

C#m - 446654 fingered - 113421
B - 22333x fingered - 11333x or 11444x or...
B - 223332 fingered - 113331 or 114441
A - x02220 fingered - x01110
Esus/B - x2220x fingered - x1110x or...
Esus/B - x22200 fingered - x23100 or x11200
Badd9 - 224422 fingered - 113411
E - 022100 fingered - 023100
Bsus - 22445x fingered - 11334x
G#sus - 464644 fingered - 131411
G#m - 464644 fingered - 134111
F#m - 244222 fingered - 134111
E/G# - 4x245x fingered - 2x134x

Fm - 133111 fingered - 123111
Eb - 66888x fingered - 11333x or...
Eb - 668886 fingered - 113331
Db - 44666x fingered - 11333x or...
Db - 446664 fingered - 113331
Cm - 335543 fingered - 113421
Bbm - 335543 fingered - 113421
Db6 - 446666 fingered - 113334
Ab - 466544 fingered - 134211
Eb/Ab - x66886 fingered - x11341
Db/Ab - x46664 fingered - x13331



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ENDING:

*
Ab - 466544 fingered - 134211
Eb/Ab - x66886 fingered - x11341
Db/Ab - x46664 fingered - x13331

*This last section should be 'tap chimes' ala Eddie Van Halen.
Essentially it's done by slap/tapping the notes you're
fingering at the exact place 12 frets higher. With your
right hand fingers. I usually just drop the pick...

So if the chord:

Eb/Ab - x66886 fingered - x11341

were slap/tapped, you'd slap/tap at the frets:

x 16 16 18 18 16

So, the ending stuff is as follows


Ab - 466544 fingered - 134211
slapped 14 16 16 15 14 14
Eb/Ab - x66886 fingered - x11341
slapped x 16 16 18 18 16
Db/Ab - x46664 fingered - x13331
slapped x 16 16 18 18 16

Make the Rhythm of the slap/taps fit the beat format. You can
be sort of busy (eighth notes). It's really pretty hard
but well worth the dropped jaws when you play it for friends.
Electric players: turn on echo here...


The very last chord, Ab:

Ab - 466544 fingered - 134211

is stummed slowly up to the 3rd string
then let the 2nd string, then the 1st string ring out.

Hold on for dear life without ever letting on how huge
this song REALLY is.