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 Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant). The whole thing is diverse and immensely listenable.

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How to play Mystery of Love (fingerstyle guitar)

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I would qualify my arrangement of Mystery of Love as difficult to play. The chord shapes are relatively easy — but the finger-style is fast and relentless. It was necessary to play it like this, because the dulcimer or mandolin in the background really keeps the song moving.

The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. 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.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Mystery of Love | Fingerstyle Guitar (Sufjan Stevens)

Mystery of Love is played in standard tuning:

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