Hans Zimmer: Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar
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Beautiful Lie

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I highly recommend the extended cut of Batman v Superman on HBO Max. A full 30 minutes has been added to the film which develops the characters and storyline much better. It’s essentially “The Snyder Cut” of the film.

At the time (2016) the choice of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was unappealing to me. However, 4-5 years later, and given current events, the selection of Eisenberg was prophetic. In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor is a Big-Tech tyrant who manipulates public opinion around Batman and Superman. This incites a tragedy at the Capital Building — eventually pitting the superheroes against one another. I kid you not.

Beautiful Lie is the piece at the beginning of the film as we’re introduced to a young Bruce Wayne. Though the score is credited to both Tom Holkenborg and Hans Zimmer, Beautiful Lie is almost certainly a Zimmer piece. Holkenborg tends to be more gnarly — as in the Wonder Woman theme.

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Gear used

For this piece, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar guitar. It’s a dark sounding guitar that retains the high end nicely. You can find a complete list of my gear here.

How to play Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across a single page. Although it’s relatively easy to play, I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up. My order of play looks like this in accordance with the guitar tab: Verse 2x, Chorus 2x — Verse 1x, Chorus 1x — End. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Beautiful Lie is played on whole step down/drop C tuning. Your tuning will look like this, from low to high: C G C F A D.

Hans Zimmer: Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar

You can also play this in standard/drop D. That tuning would look like this, from low to high: D A D G B E.



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