Photo by Sergio Rota | Unsplash

Mystery of Love

Mystery of Love is the principle song from Call me By Your Name, an academy award nominated film by Luca Guadagnino.

In addition to Mystery of Love, indie-folk songwriter, Sufjan Stevens, has two more songs on the soundtrack: Futile Devices and (my favorite) Visions of Gideon. The rest of the soundtrack is punctuated by avant-garde classical pieces including two from composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant). The whole thing is diverse and immensely listenable.

You might also like to play…

Visions of Gideon | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Futile Devices | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Gear used

For this arrangement, I used my Cordoba GK Studio Guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

My music

You can find my personal music on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, and all streaming services:

Evan on Spotify

Evan on Apple

The Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Ethereal & Cinematic Music
(This is music that I’ve played and intend to play on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play Mystery of Love | fingerstyle guitar

(Resources: learn more about Premium Memberships here. Get my weekly posts right to your inbox.)

The guitar tab for Mystery of Love is beautifully written across two pages. I would qualify this arrangement as difficult to play, and best for intermediate to advanced guitar players. The chord shapes are relatively easy, but the finger-style is fast and relentless. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro 1, Intro 2, Verse 4x, Pre Chorus 2x, Chorus 2x 

Intro 2, Verse 4x, Pre Chorus 2x, Chorus 4x

Intro 1, Intro 2.

Mystery of Love | Fingerstyle Guitar (Sufjan Stevens)

Mystery of Love is played in standard tuning.

Written by:

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