A Most Wanted Man: How to play Herbert Gronemeyer’s Opening Theme for guitar

Posted on 07. Aug, 2014 by in Easy to Play, Film Score, Free Tabs, Method

A Most Wanted Man

Herbert Gronemeyer (left)

“I go into the studio and I start making whatever it is that I feel like I’m missing.”Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.

For success, solve your own problem

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It’s also more than that. I like tone, reverb — and just the right amount of majors, minors, and dissonance. Also, I try to not overlook the obvious and simple ways of playing things. It’s about the music, and my vision. Not my ego.

As you can tell, every song I write or arrange for this blog is highly personal to my particular taste in music. I’m playing exactly what I want to hear. So far, people enjoy what I have to offer.

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How to play Herbert Gronemeyer’s Opening Theme for A Most Wanted Man

My most favorite movie and score of all time is The American, directed by Anton Corbijn and scored by Herbert Gronemeyer.

You’d think my favorite film-music would be a Gustavo Santaolalla score, but it’s The American, hands-downThe entire score is immensely listenable, and there’s a beautiful guitar piece at the very end.

[The American End Credits guitar theme is one of my first posts ever. The tab looks horrible. Please judge me on my latest material. Thanks!]

Corbijn, and Gronemeyer have teamed up again with, A Most Wanted Man. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this movie for a long time.

Anton Corbijn is a world-class photographer by trade. Needles to say, his movies have stunning photography. Every frame is something to behold.

The score by Gronemeyer, who also acts in A most Wanted Man, is no where near as epic as The American, but it still has some gems. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m sure the music fits it perfectly.

Opening Theme, is easily the most compelling piece of music from the score. This arrangement from A Most Wanted Man is in the vain of my other recent entries like:

Theme from Fargo

Theme from The Leftovers

-and Sister Rust by Damon Albarn.

All of them sound sophisticated, but are relatively easy to play.

The guitar tab opens with an A minor chord position. The fingering gets a little tricky after the first two bars, but the overall short duration makes this a very doable song for beginner guitarists.

Opening Theme is tuned one whole step down. The Tuning is as follows from low to high: D G C F A D. Enjoy, the tab is available below:

A Most Wanted Man, Opening Theme for guitar

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