hans zimmer

[Update: this melody runs through a bunch of songs from the official score. I’m convinced that it can be considered “the theme” of Batman v Superman. This is most notably played in the final 3rd of Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite).]

I’ve never read a comic book in my life, but I must be a DC Comics guy, because Superman and Batman are my absolute favorites. Zack Snyder is such a visionary, and I’m as excited as you are for Batman v Superman.

I’m not familiar with the specific details of Batman V Superman. However, I was thinking, how could Batman possibly take on Superman? It just came as a revelation to me while looking at the picture to left: Batman must have a new (Iron Man-like) supersuit. I’m probably the last guy to figure this out.

WaterTower Music has been releasing extended clips of Han Zimmer and Junkie XL’s score for Batman v Superman. Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite) really stood out to me as being very Batman-esque. [I’ve also transcribed the music for the original Batman v Superman trailer — and it’s a free tab.]

You can hear Men Are Still Good in the Batman v Superman Comic Con panel. This one is extended even further, and I’m still convinced I captured the totality of the central melody.

I’m a massive fan of both Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL). I have an entire archive of Hans Zimmer’s greatest works arranged for classical guitar. The two best being: Man of Steel, and Gladiator.

Tom Holkenborg’s material is a newer addition to my blog, but I really like the themes from Black Mass and Mad Max: Fury Road. He possesses a masterful classical background — especially for a DJ and producer.

(Note: The Batman Suite is my premium material. To be updated on new material, subscribe to my YouTube material, or click here.)

How to play Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite) for classical guitar

I love this. It really plays as an étude: a short instrumental musical composition — designed to provide practice material for perfecting a particular musical skill. In this case, your thumb is syncopating: bum – bum, bum, bum, bum – bum — while the melody is weaved in underneath.

The guitar tab is just over a page long. With in the guitar tab you’ll see that the main section is repeated twice. The first time through, you’ll finish with End (1) and second time through you’ll finish with End (2).

I encourage anyone to try this, but Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite) is better suited for intermediate guitar players and up.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite) is played two whole steps down. However, it’s not totally necessary drop your guitar that much, if you don’t mind it sounding slightly higher pitched. You tuning will be as follows, from low to high: C F A# D# G C. Or depending on your tuner, it will look like this: C F Bb Eb G C.

Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite) for classical guitar

Please comment to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions.

Written by:

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