The Last of Us Part 2

To introduce The Last of Us Part 2 at the E3 gaming convention, Gustavo Santaolalla performed this song from soundtrack. It was a great performance, and we can figure that it must be the new title theme for The Last of Us 2.

He’s playing some type of guitar-banjo (played as an actual 6 string guitar). We can also see the elements of his guitar style that are uniquely, Santaolalla: a slow, almost bluesy approach — punctuated with quick trills, and off kilter notes. His tempo oscillates from relaxed to agile, then back again.

Whether it’s Brokeback Mountain, Babel, or The Last of Us. Gustavo Santaolalla’s film music is nationally ambiguous. It’s music of the world. Perfect for The Last of Us where normal borders no longer exist.

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The Last of Us 2 (1st released theme for guitar) + TAB

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Brokeback Mountain 1 + TAB

Pajaros + TAB

Apertura (The Motorcycle Diaries) + TAB

Gear Used

For The Last of Us 2 (E3) theme, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. I’m experimenting with new strings as well, Martin Magnifico M265. I must say, they’re very close to the feel of Savarez Red Card 520R (my usual string). You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play THE LAST OF US 2 main title theme (E3 2018 introduction)

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The Last of Us 2 theme is relatively easy, but best suited to intermediate guitar players and up. The guitar tab is beautifully written across three pages, and played straight through.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The Last of Us 2 (E3) theme is played in standard tuning.

Gustavo Santaolalla: THE LAST OF US 2 main title theme (E3 2018 introduction)

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