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    Music Guide by JP

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                  ©2000 Jonathan Bouldin     
                  The JP Musical Guide to
                  Chrono Cross
    
              Questions? Get in touch at lunchboxs@hotmail.com 
    
    Contents:
    FORWORD
    \/
    RESOURCES 
    \/
    LAYOUT
    \/
    UPDATES
    \/
    THE MUSIC
    Disk One
    - Chrono Cross ~Time’s Scar~
    - Edge of Death
    - Home Aruni Village
    - Plains of Time – Home World
    - Dancing the Tokage
    - Reminiscence ~Thought not Extinguished~
    - Dream of the Shore Near Another World
    - Another Aruni
    - Singing Emotions
    - Lost Pieces
    - Drowning Valley
    - Another Termina
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-FORWORD-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    The idea to make a FAQ dedicated to the incredible soundtrack of Chrono Cross 
    came to me a while ago I guess. This will include, tabs, chords, and lyrics to the 
    wonderful final song, Radical Dreamers, hopefully in English AND Japanese. 
    Seeing how I’ve just explained what it is, read on to get the goods.  
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-RESOURCES-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    I will make some of the tabs here. I’ll also be e-mailing others to get tabs for the 
    game. The awesome Chrono Cross music book provides the chords. To order 
    the book (or the soundtrack itself), check out www.gamemusic.com for your 
    shopping needs. 
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-LAYOUT -_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    At first glance below, the songs may look very complex and unorganized. 
    However, there’s a specific layout for the songs so that they can be learned as 
    quickly and accurately as possible. Below is an example.  
    
    ***Here between the little stars is the title of the song***
    
    Em7////////////////Em7////////C////////Em7////////Fmaj7////////Em7| Here we have the 
    song’s chords. The backbone of a guitar part in the case of this soundtrack. 
    
    Strange chord tab: 
    C(bass E) - - - - 032010 
    D(bass E) - - - Unknown 
    I’m not gonna tab every chord, only the ones that might give people a little 
    trouble. Such as these slash chords here. If a chord is “Unknown”, I simply 
    wasn’t able to figure the chord out. Help would be welcomed.
    
    Even though you have the chords to a song, frankly, most of Chrono Cross’s 
    guitar parts are done with finger picking and have leads by another guitar or 
    another instrument over it. This being the case, the only way to learn a song 
    exactly the way you here it in the game is to have a tab. If a song here has a tab 
    to it, the tab will go right here below the Strange Chord Tabs. 
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-UPDATES-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    0.1 Very first post. Busy worrying myself sick that CJayC wont put this on the site 
    due to the heavy amount of Chrono Cross stuff there already. First songs: 
    I’ve done the first 12 songs on disk one, thanks to Mr. Spiffy for the tab of 
    Dream of the Shore.
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-THE MUSIC-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    Here you go. Tabs will be added as received (or made), chords will be added as I 
    type them out.
    
    _-_-_-_-_-_-_-Disk One-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    
    ***Chrono Cross ~Time’s Scar~***
    
    Em7////////////////Em7////////C////////Em7////////Fmaj7////////Em7////////////G//D//Em//
    C//G//D//C////|
    Em//C(bass E)//D(bass E)//C(bass E)| x4
    Cmaj7//D//Em| x4
    C//D//Em| Repeat to End of Song
    
    Strange chord tab:
    C(bass E) - - - - 032010 
    D(bass E) - - - - 000323
    
    ***Edge of Death***
    *Note: For guitar players, this song doesn’t start until the chorus.  
    
    Dm////////////////Dm////////////////Gm////////////////Fm////////Gm////////Fm////////| End
    
    ***Home Aruni Village***
    
    Eb///Ebsus4(bass Ab)///Eb///Ebsus4///Eb///Ebsus4(bass Ab)///Bb7///Eb|
    Eb///Bbm7///Cm7///Ab///Eb///Dm7///Cm7///Eb(bass Ab)///
    Fm(bass Bb)///Ebsus4(bass Db)///Eb|
    Cb////////////Gb////////////Cb////////////Gb///Dbm(bass E)///Esus4///Eb///
    Abm///Bbm///Cb///Db///Eb//////|
    Ab///Db///Ebsus4///Eb///Ab///Db///Ebsus4///Eb|
    Fm///Db///Ebsus4///Eb///Db//////Ab(bass C)//////Cb///Bbsus4//////Bb//////| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    Ebsus4(bass Ab) - -Unknown
    Fm(bass Bb) - - - - -Unknown
    Ebsus4(bass Db) - -Unknown
    Ab(bass C) - - - - - - 8x6544 
    
    ***Plains of Time  - Home World***
    
    Gb////Ab////Bbm////////Gb////Fm////Bbsus4////Bb////| x3
    Abm7///////Fm7////////Abm7////Abm////Fm7////////Fbmaj7////////////////
    Ebm7////////////Cb////Fb////Ebsus4////////| End
    
    ***Dancing the Tokage***
    
    This song actually has no guitar chords, but there is a guitar track (an 
    outstandingly simple one, I might add). So here’s the tab. Don’t hurt yourself 
    trying to learn it! 
    
    Song tab (provided by me):
    -10----------10----------------------
    ----10-12-13----10-12-13-12h13p12-10-
    -------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------
    
    ***Reminiscence ~Thoughts not Extinguished~***
    
    Bb////C7(bass Bb)////Bb////Dm7////Bb////F(bass A)//Dm7//Eb////C////////|
    F////C7(bass F)////F////////F////C7(bass F)////F////C(bass E)//Dm//G//Csus4//C////|
    F////C7(bass F)////F///////F////Bb(bass D)////C////Dm//Dmmaj7(bass C#)//F(bass C)//|
    Bm7////Bbmaj7////C////////Fsus4////////F////////| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    C7(bass Bb) - - - - 7(10)89xx
    F(bass A) - - - - x13211
    C7(bass F) - - - - 13211x
    C(bass E) - - - - 032010
    Bb (bass D) - - - - x5333x
    Dmmaj7(bass C#) - - - - Unknown
    F(bass C) - - - - x33211 
    
    ***Dreams of the Shore Near Another World***
    
    ////Dm////////Bb////////F////////C////////|
    Dm////Bb////F////C////D////Bb////F////C////Bbmaj7////Am////Dsus4////Bbmaj7////Am7////
    G////A////////|
    
    Song tab (provided by MrSpiffy l33thax0rd00d@yahoo.com):
    Intro:
    e |--------1---0h1-----1---0h1-|-----1---0h1-----0-----|
    B |----------------------------|---------------------3-|
    G |------2---2-------2---2-----|-------2---------------|
    D |----0-----------0-----------|---3-----------3---3---|
    A |-(0)------------------------|-1-----------1---------|
    E |----------------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-----5---3h5-----6---5-|-----3---1h3-----1---0-|
    B |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    G |---2---5-------5---5---|---0---0-------0---0---|
    D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-3-----------3---------|-3-----------3---------|
    E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    
       Verse:
    e |-----1---0h1-----1---0h1-|-----1---0h1-----0-----|
    B |-------------------------|---------------------3-|
    G |---2---2-------2---2-----|-------2---------------|
    D |-0-----------0-----------|---3-----------3---3---|
    A |-------------------------|-1-----------1---------|
    E |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-----5---3h5-----6---5-|-----3---1h3-----1---0-|
    B |-------5---------------|-----------------------|
    G |---2-----------5---5---|---0---0-------0---0---|
    D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-3-----------3---------|-3-----------3---------|
    E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-----1---0h1-----1---0h1-|-----1---0h1-----0-----|
    B |-------------------------|---------------------3-|
    G |---2---2-------2---2-----|-------2---------------|
    D |-0-----------0-----------|---3-----------3---3---|
    A |-------------------------|-1-----------1---------|
    E |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-----5---3h5-----6---5-|-----3---1h3-----1---0-|
    B |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    G |---2---5-------5---5---|---0---0-------0---0---|
    D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-3-----------3---------|-3-----------3---------|
    E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    B |-----3---1h3-----3---1h3-|-----1---0h1-----1---0h1-|
    G |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    D |---0---3-------0---3-----|-------2-----------2-----|
    A |-1-----------1-----------|-0-3---------0-3---------|
    E |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    
    e |-----0-----------0-------|------0-----------0-------|
    B |---------1h3---------1h3-|----------1h3---------1h3-|
    G |---2---2-------2---2-----|----2---2-------2---2-----|
    D |-0-----------0-----------|-0------------0-----------|
    A |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    B |-----3---1h3-----3---1h3-|-----1---0h1-----1---0h1-|
    G |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    D |---0---3-------0---3-----|-------2-----------2-----|
    A |-1-----------1-----------|-0-3---------0-3---------|
    E |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------|-------------------0---1--0--|
    B |-----0-----0-----0-----0-|-----2---0h2----3------------|
    G |---------2-----------2---|-----------------------------|
    D |-------0-----------0-----|-------2---------------------|
    A |---2-----------2---------|-0-4-------------------------|
    E |-3-----------3-----------|-----------------------------|
    
    e |-5-----------------------|
    B |-------------------------|
    G |-------------------------|
    D |-------------------------|
    A |-------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|
    
       Guitar Part 2:
    e |-------------10~---------|-----------------------|
    B |-------------------------|-6~-----------------6--|
    G |-7~----------------------|-----------------7-----|
    D |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    E |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-5~------------6---5---|-----------------------|
    B |-----------------------|-8~--------------6--5--|
    G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-------------10~---------|-----------------------|
    B |-------------------------|-6~-----------------6--|
    G |-7~----------------------|-----------------7-----|
    D |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    E |-------------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-5~------------6---5---|-3~--------------1--0--|
    B |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    G |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    D |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    A |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    E |-----------------------|-----------------------|
    
    e |-------------1~----------|-0h1p0~------------------|
    B |-3~----------------------|-------------1~----------|
    G |-------------------------|---------------------2---|
    D |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    
    e |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    B |-1--3--3~----------------|--------------------------|
    G |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    D |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    A |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|--------------------------|
    
    e |----------1~-------------|-0h1p0~------3~----------|
    B |------3------------------|-------------------------|
    G |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    D |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    A |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|-------------------------|
    
    e |---3~--------------------|-0h1p0~----------------------|
    B |-------------3~----------|-----------------------------|
    G |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
    D |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
    A |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
    E |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
    
    ***Another Aruni***
    Eb///Ebsus4///Eb///Ebsus4///Eb///Ebsus4///Eb///Ebsus4///|
    Eb///Ab6///Eb///Ab6///Cm///Ab///Bb///Eb///|
    Eb///Bbm7///Cm7///Ab///Eb///Bdim/Cm7///Abmaj7///Bb///Eb//////|
    Ab///Db///Ebsus4///Eb///| x2
    Fm///Db///Ebsus4///Eb///Db///Ab(bass C)///Abm(bass Cb)///Bbsus4///Bb//////| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    Ab(bass C) - - - - x36544
    Abm(bass Cb) - - - - 766444
    
    ***Singing Emotions***
    
    Dadd9////G////Dadd9////G////D////Bm////G////A////|
    Dadd9////G////D////G////D////Bm//E7//Asus4////A////|
    G////A////D//A(bass C#)//Bm////G////////|
    G////A////D//A(bass C#)//Bm////G////E7////A////////| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    Dadd9 - - - - x00230
    A(bass C#) - - - - x43330
    
    ***Lost Pieces***
    
    Am////D(bass F#)////F//C//Bsus4//B//|
    Em////////C////////Em////////F////////Em////////|
    G//D//Em//C//G//D//C//D//Esus4//E//|
    Am//Bm7//C//D//Am//Bm7//Em//D//Cmaj7//D//Em//D//Cmaj//D//Bsus4//B//| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    D(bass F#) - - - - 2x0032
    
    ***Drowning Valley***
    *Note: The D7sus4 chord in here just keeps going and going like the Energizer             
    Bunny. The other chords don’t start to be played till the chorus.
    
    D7sus4/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////|
    Ebm////Cm////Dbm////Cm////B////E////Gm////Am//A//|
    D7sus4////////////////////////////////| End 
    
    ***Another Termina***
    
    A/////////D///| Repeat to chorus
    E////A(bass C#)////D////A////E////F#m////G////Esus4////////E////////
    A////////D//E//A////////D//E//
    A////////G////////F#m7//////F////C(bass E)////A////////| End
    
    Strange chord tab:
    A(bass C#) - - - - x42220
    C(bass E) - - - - - 032010
    
    Song tab (provided by me):
    Intro:
    ------12-12-12----12-12-12------12-12-12------14-12-10-12-
    --10-----------10------------10------------10-------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    
    -----12-12-12----12-12-12------12-12-12--10-9-10-9-7--
    --10-----------10------------10-----------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    Verse:
    -12-12-12--12-12-12--12-12-12--14-12-10-12----
    -------------------------------------------10-
    ----------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Bridge:
    ------------
    -10-7-8-7---
    ----------9-  x4
    ------------
    ------------
    
    -9-10-9-8-5-7-8-7-5-
    --------------------
    --------------------
    --------------------
    --------------------
    --------------------
    Guitar #2 (listen close. It's there in the bridge)