hacksaw ridge

“It’s a pity that one has to be defined with a label from, you know, having a nervous breakdown in the back of a police car from a bunch of double tequilas, but that’s what it is. That moment shouldn’t define the rest of my life.” -Mel Gibson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

I agree. I’ve written more on Mel Gibson’s penance within my Passion of the Christ post. It’s time the world forgave him.

I have yet to see Hacksaw Ridge, but Gibson is a visionary director, and the reviews have been excellent. Hacksaw Ridge is a (much needed) reminder that brave, patriotic young men exist — and can be virtuous in most harrowing of conditions.

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How to play Praying by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Rupert is the younger brother of Harry Gregson-Williams, one of my favorite all time composers (The Martian, Prometheus). Rupert’s score for Hacksaw Ridge is incredible, and we should probably begin to think of him in the top tier of film composers like: Desplat, Zimmer, Horner, Howard, and Harry Gregson-Williams.

Praying is one of the songs that really jumped out to me from the Hacksaw Ridge score. It’s dramatic and poignant.

The guitar tab for Praying is 3 pages long and played straight through. This is beautifully written guitar tab that is laid out perfectly and very easy to understand — despite the complexity of  the piece.

I recommend Praying for intermediate guitar players and up. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Praying is played in standard tuning:

Praying for classical guitar (Hacksaw Ridge)


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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.