Category: The Last Of Us

Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Beyond Desolation (The Last of Us II) + TAB

[Updated 6/19/2020] This piece was revealed a few years ago for a potential Last of Us Part II menu screen. We now know it’s titled, Beyond Desolation. At the time of this writing, I’m pouring over the brand new Last of Us Part II score […]

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The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla

“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss So, what are you doing 3 years from now? Compared to others, I have only a tiny smigin of internet success. But at 1,400,000 views on YouTube, and roughly 15,000 people on the blog […]

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The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Left Behind (Together) by Gustavo Santaolalla

“Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself- and thus make yourself indispensable.” ― André Gide Your specialty is the first ingredient Far be it from me to discourage you from living your desired purpose, but perhaps “your purpose” is that thing you’re […]

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The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Left Behind by Gustavo Santaolalla

The Last Of Us music has yet another life with Volume 2. I’m not familiar with the game, but I remember an interview with Gustavo Santaolalla where he explained the music was interactive — in that, different boards unlock different elements of the music. So […]

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The Last Of Us ‘Reprise’ — The (Complete) Theme For Guitar

I posted a version of Gustavo Santaolalla’s The Last Of Us theme in January of 2012. At that time, the only thing I had to go on, was an unmixed, un-mastered, and ultimately incomplete “leaked” version of what we now know as The Last Of […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: How to Play — The Last Of Us Menu Theme

This will be my final The Last Of Us post. I didn’t mean to spend half the summer transcribing one score, but (the game and soundtrack) were so popular, and I knew I could expedite the entire thing to this blog fairly quickly. If you’re […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play ‘Home’ by Gustavo Santaolalla

I’ve been so busy with my blog in the past few months, that I haven’t had the desire to write new music at all.  However, as I post the final The Last Of Us transcriptions (there’s probably one more), I’ve been inspired to play my […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play — All Gone (Aftermath)

I am not a great guitar player; I’m merely a good guitar player. I would only consider myself “great” at transcribing and arranging music for the guitar — but only within my capacity to do so. For the most part, I’m a musician who happens […]

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The Last Of Us (You and Me) For Guitar

From an recent interview with Access WOBI, in which Gustavo Santaolalla was asked what advice he would give to a young artist: “I would focus on three fundamental qualities. First of all, discipline. The famous “80% perspiration and 20% inspiration”. The second thing is to […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play — The Path ‘A New Beginning’

I sort-of created my own style for nylon string guitar.  I don’t have long fingernails (creepy), and I’ve never really learned the different right hand techniques.  For that matter, I can play a little bit of Cannon In D, and Fur Elise — but that’s […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play — The Quarantine Zone (20 Years Later) — Gustavo Santaolalla

I imagine that Gustavo Santaolalla charges a serious fee for his composition work. The Quarantine Zone illustrates precisely why that fee is worth it — for any production company. When it comes to music, I value genius over prowess.  Guitar chops and fast licks really don’t […]

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