Cloud Atlas: Prelude: The Atlas March | fingerstyle guitar

Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by in Easy to Play, Film Score, Premium Tabs

I have not yet seen Cloud Atlas, but a quick scan of the soundtrack on iTunes revealed some excellent pieces of music, most notably Prelude: The Atlas March and it’s end-credits counterpart, Cloud Atlas End Title.

The Atlas March is played in standard tuning, and is very easy to play. This is a perfect song for beginner guitar players because, despite it’s ease, it sounds sophisticated.

I wholeheartedly believe that simplicity is a virtue, and far more is conveyed from the composer when music is uncomplicated.

I love playing this little piece of music, and I hope you enjoy it too. The tab is available below:

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14 Responses to “Cloud Atlas: Prelude: The Atlas March | fingerstyle guitar”

  1. dalton

    04. Nov, 2012

    Thanks a ton for the tab and great job dude!

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  2. Name

    08. Nov, 2012

    thanks for the tab! greatly appreciated!

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  3. Nathaniel

    09. Nov, 2012

    Awesome. I totally had a feeling you’d do something from this movie. Welldone!

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  4. Nathaniel

    09. Nov, 2012

    This music is really impacting. Could i persuade you to publish a more complex/longer version?

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  5. Tony K

    11. Nov, 2012

    Evan, you’re doing the most incredible stuff on the Internet! It’s already half past midnight here in Russia and I’ve got to go to work in the morning but I just can’t help playing this amazing little piece. I watched a movie just yesterday and quite enjoyed it so playing this reminds me of that joy. I wish you transcripted more music from ‘Cloud Atlas’ for classical guitar.
    Also, I’m a beginner player and this is also a good excercise because you need to concentrate and mind changing you fingers right on time. Otherwise the song suffers lack of simutaneously sounding notes and becomes not so beautiful.
    Thank you for your work!

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    • Evan Handyside

      11. Nov, 2012

      Thanks for commenting Tony. Your right, this is a good exercise for beginners. I had no idea that people would be so into this song!

      Good to hear from you again,

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      • Tony K

        14. Nov, 2012

        This prelude nicely develops in the end title theme, just check it out! And also I suppose you just must hear the opening title theme which has fast guitar arpeggios that reminded me of your ‘On Thin Ice’ interpretation.

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        • Jun

          14. Nov, 2012

          This is what I was exactly thinking. When I heard the solo again, after hunting it down on the youtube soundtrack, I was thinking of the thin ice

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  6. Jun

    14. Nov, 2012

    Hey just want to say awesome job on everything you have done. Have enjoyed your work and the videos. Still remembered the first video to watch from you was the video on the movie Drive from the remix of college.

    However I was wondering if u could possibly do more on the soundtrack from this movie as the soundtrack is simply amazing and inspiring. There was also a small guitar solo in the movie that sounded fun to do also xD

    The movie was mediocre but the book was amazing. The music really carried the movie considering the plot was extremely large and messy with a very small cast sad to say.

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  7. Evan Handyside

    15. Nov, 2012

    Hey guys, I appreciate all of your comments and passion about the music in Cloud Atlas. I might go back at some point and try the End Titles, but right now I’m totally slammed with work, other blog stuff, and promoting my E.P.

    The arpeggiated Opening Title is too hard to play, I tried that first!

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  9. andrew

    28. Sep, 2013

    I want to use this melody like accompany to lyrics of S. Esenin

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