2 Minute Classical Guitar: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Alexandre Desplat)
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is about, Oskar, a boy on the autism spectrum, who loses his father on 9/11. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father’s closet, he is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in the New York City. Feeling detached from his grieving mother and driven by an overactive mind, Oskar embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The title theme by Alexandre Desplat is one of my all time favorite pieces of music.

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Gear used

For this piece, I used my Cordoba GK studio guitar. It’s a dynamically perfect and easy-playing guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | fingerstyle guitar

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is more of an étude: defined as a short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player. Études are great for novice guitar players. Due to their short time frame, a beginner or intermediate guitar player can get into something above their current playing caliber.

I’m additionally calling this “2 minute classical guitar” and I created a new archive for the classical études on this blog. I love this concept and I’m currently on the hunt for more études! My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro, Verse

Intro, End

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Alexandre Desplat)

This song is played in standard tuning.

Written by:

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