Babel: Bibo No Aozora (Ryuichi Sakamoto) for guitar + TAB

Posted on 03. Jun, 2018 by in Film Score, Modern Classics, Premium Tabs

Bibo No Aozora

First recorded in 1996, Bibo, is one of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s most famous pieces. The film Babel, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, brought the song to the larger public conscience in 2006. Bibo No Aozora is used in the film’s finale.

My version in the video above, is structurally based on the shorter ‘Babel cut’ of the song — but played in Sakamoto’s loose style from his 2010 piano record, UTAU.

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Gear Used

For Bibo No Aozora, I used my Cordoba GK Studio. My strings are Savarez Red Card 520R — which play and sound great if you play with your finger-tips (not nails) like I do. You can find a complete list of my gear here.

How to play Bibo No Aozora for classical guitar

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I wanted to create an arrangement of this song that was doable — no only for myself — but intermediate guitar players. I want us to play, have fun, and get results immediately. I looked to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s solo piano arrangement for guidance. It’s loose, jazzy, and has a little more breathing room than the Babel version.

The guitar tab for Bibo No Aozora is beautifully written across two pages. You’ll play straight through both pages twice, then stop where it says End on the second go-around.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Bibo No Aozora is played in

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