The Queen's Gambit: Beth's Story | fingerstyle guitar
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The Queen’s Gambit

Free download of this performance on SoundCloud.

The Queen’s Gambit is a drama miniseries about the life of orphaned chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. The Netflix series chronicles her rise to the top of the chess world, while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. The excellent music is by composer, Carlos Rafael Rivera.

The Queen’s Gambit is on my watch list. It has been recommended to me by several friends. I bounced around the score on Spotify and I liked Beth’s Story the most. This piece is perfect for my 2 Minute Classical Guitar archive.

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Gear used

For this piece, I used my Cordoba GK Studio Guitar. For guitars, strings, and recording  — you can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Beth’s Story | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 3 pages. While it’s not difficult to play, I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up.

You’ll play the piece straight though without repeats. I’ve labeled the chord position above the guitar tab to help you quickly identify your position. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Beth’s story is played in a Drop D tuning (from low to high): D A D G B E

The Queen’s Gambit: Beth’s Story | fingerstyle guitar

You’ll use a capo on the 3rd fret. However, you can play this piece wherever it feel and sounds the best to you. Experiment with your capo position, or maybe none at all.

 

Written by:

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