Daniel Licht

This has been performed a dozen times on YouTube, but I thought I would thrown my hat in the ring with a slightly different arrangement. Sometimes it’s better to create an ode the original without doing a note for note interpretation.

I’ve done this before with my version of The Rains of Castamere. Another example would Blackbird song from The Walking Dead. I took only a cue from the original and created an entirely new version dubbed the Terminus Version. [Blackbird Song (Terminus Version)  is also a free tab.]

In the case of Blood Theme, I found my self naturally altering the tempo — slightly speeding up parts, then slowing them down. I thought this created a nice tension within the piece.

Blood Theme also follows my trajectory of compelling, but not hard. While Blood Theme is relatively easy to play — beginners might find the stretch at 0:24, and the transition at 0:46 slightly difficult.

(Note: Blood Theme is my premium content.)

How to play Blood Theme by Daniel Licht for classical guitar

The guitar tab for Blood Theme is very easy to read, and is comprised of only a single page. My order of  looks like this: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, Section 1, End.

Blood Theme is based from an open A minor position. I start in that shape, then extend to where I need to go.

Enjoy, the tab is available below:

Blood Theme also uses the most sneaky tuning ever. I almost feel cheap and guilty — but why work hard if you don’t have too? Here it is: The guitar is tuned 1/2 step down (totally normal), except for the low E string.

By keeping the Low E in standard we don’t have use a barred F major position which would otherwise cramp our style. The tuning is as follow from low to high: E G# C# F# A# D#. Depending on your tuner it might look like: E Ab C# F# Bb Eb.

Dexter — Blood Theme by Daniel Lichter for classical guitar


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