Both of my grandfathers passed away when I was young, so my defacto grandfather was actually my wife’s grandfather, who we called Pap. I got know this man very well, and I wrote an entire blog post about him when he passed away last summer.

Pap was a tank repair man and served at the end of WWII. He was one of a two man crew who would trail battle fields, and find tanks in need of repair. They would sleep underneath their truck at night, and take shelter under a tank if they were being shelled.

Interestingly, you would’t sleep under a tank because they would slightly sink in the mud when it rained. Just enough to suffocate a sleeping soldier.

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How to play Norman, the closing theme of Fury, for classical guitar

When I scanned Steven Price’s score for Fury, I was looking for a dramatic outro — similar to his cresendo for Gravity, for which he won the Academy Award for best original score. For the movie Fury, it’s the final song on the soundtrack called Norman

[I also created a guitar arrangement for Gravity’s final theme.]

Norman is an excellent song for beginner and intermediate guitar players to improve the skill and dynamics. The main refrain is a collection of relatively easy chord shapes, played in quick succession. This is a riff that would benefit any guitar player’s skill set. The song’s short duration makes it doable for just about anyone.

As always the guitar tab is perfection — written concisely on a single page. I make a big deal about page length because the shorter the song, the less daunting it will seem to play. When music (guitar tab) is presented in the simplest way possible, the actual guitar playing becomes far easier as a result. 

Enjoy, the tab is available below:

Norman is tuned one whole step down. The tuning is as follows from low to high: D G C F A D.

Norman 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.