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Deadwood was an American Western HBO series (2004-2006) set in Deadwood South Dakota. The series starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane -- whose acting reached a zenith with Deadwood. His performance is amazing.

I dig the main title theme and I wanted to flesh it out on guitar. I was doing everything from steel-string acoustic to slide guitar. In the end it settled on a finger-style arrangement on one of my classical guitars.

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How to play the Deadwood Theme for guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 3 pages. I especially like the sound of the Eastern/Gypsy end section. I recommend this for intermediate to advanced guitar players. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

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