November Rain introduction guitar tab

The song November Rain by Guns ‘n’ Roses has a really distinctive and fairly well-known piano introduction, but have we ever thought about how it might sound if played on a guitar? Well, this week I’ve been learning it on a classical guitar (I think it’s best suited to classical, but it works on any kind of guitar), and it isn’t all that hard to play. When I initially started to learn it, I searched the Internet for a tab. There weren’t many out there – perhaps unsurprisingly, considering how it’s not a guitar part. In fact, this one and a duplicate or two were all I could find.

However, there are a few things I don’t like about that tab. First of all, I think the part sounds better an octave lower than it’s written there; sure, that tab is in the same octave as it’s played on the piano, but the piano is an entirely different animal. Also, because of the strings used there, some places where the piano part has multiple notes at a time have been reduced to single notes for fingering reasons, and that just doesn’t sound as good.

So I tabbed it myself, one octave lower. I think it’s about medium difficulty. See what you think of it, all you guitarists.

  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------0---1-|-------01-0-----|----------------|----------------|
G|2-----0-2-------|2----02-----2-0-|2---------------|0---------------|
D|3---3-----------|2---2-----------|0---3-5-7-5---3-|2---2-3-5-3-2-3-|
A|3---------------|0---------------|----5-5-5-5---5-|3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|1---------------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--------0---1---|----------------|----1-----------|----------------|
G|2---2---2---2---|-------02-0-----|0-----0-----0---|----------------|
D|3---3-----3---2-|0---023-----3-2-|2---------2---0-|--2-----0---2---|
A|3-----3---------|----------------|3-------3-------|----3---------3-|
E|1---------------|----------------|----------------|0-----0---3-----|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-------01-0---0-|----------------|----------------|----1-----------|
G|2----02-----2---|0---4-2-0-------|2---------------|--0-0-----0-----|
D|3---3-----------|2---2-2---3-2-0-|0---3-5-7-5---32|2---2-2---2-0---|
A|3---------------|3---------------|----5-5-5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---|
E|1---------------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
  1   2   3   4    1   2   3   4
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|2---2---0---2---|2---------------|
A|3---3---3---3---|3---------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
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