Enya: Aniron | fingerstyle guitar
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Aniron

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I don’t know too much about The Lord of the Rings. I saw the movies years ago and generally thought they were breathtaking. I recall The Hobbit films more recently, and they were equally as good. Both series of films have spectacular music by composer, Howard Shore. This piece is actually called Aniron by Irish singer/composer Enya. It was beautifully cut into one of the film’s themes entitled, The Council of Elrond.

I recently made the switch to Spotify from Apple Music. It’s just a better platform all the way around — especially for artists. Their algorithms immediately figured out my modus operandi. The Spotify playlist, Cinematic Chillout was recommended to me and could easily be an “Intellimusica playlist”. The Council of Elrond / “Aníron” (feat. Enya) was the first tune I heard. I loved it, and had to play it on my guitar.

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Gear used

For this piece, I used my Cordoba C7 guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Aniron | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this song is simple and beautifully written across one page. I have it archived in my Easy to Play guitar tabs, as well as my 2 Minute Classical Guitar archive. I generally find this piece to be easy to play, except for the stretched out trill in the chorus. It’s perfect for intermediate guitar players, and beginners can give it a go too.

My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab: Verse, Chorus — Verse Chorus 2x. Pretty simple. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Enya: Aniron | fingerstyle guitar

This arrangement is tuned a half step down (from low to high) Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. My guitar was tuned down a whole step, so I just put a capo on the 1st fret, achieving the same thing.

You could just as easily play it in standard tuning. It will sound great.

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Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.