The Landing

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First Man, is the first-person account of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. The movie explores the cost, sacrifice, and danger of the NASA mission from 1961 to 1969.

The Landing, by composer Justin Hurwitz is arguably best piece of music from First Man. It’s essentially the same tense motif played over and over. A brilliant melody that suggests danger and determination.

I feel The Landing has a very Interstellar vibe too. Hans Zimmer clearly put forth a musical ethos that’s finding its way into the Space adventure genre.

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Gear Used

For The Landing, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a list of my current gear here.

How to play The Landing for classical guitar

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As mentioned above,The Landing is a repetitive motif. For guitar, it really plays out like an étude: a short piece of music that demonstrates a particular skill or ability. I love pieces like this, as they’re perfect for practicing agility — without needing a PhD in guitar playing.

The guitar tab is a single page long and beautifully written. You’ll play the main passage 4x — or more of you’d like practice!

Enjoy the guitar tab is available below:

The Landing is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 3rd fret.

First Man: The Landing (Justin Hurwitz) for 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.