Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar
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Rush

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Directed by Ron Howard, Rush is a sports biography film based on the rivalry of Formula One drivers; James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 season. I love Hans Zimmer’s “driving” and thematic music. I wasn’t going to capture that on a nylon string guitar — so I went in the opposite direction, creating a melancholic arrangement of the principle melody; Lost but Won. The end result is a piece that sounds like a cross between Game of thrones and Gustavo Santaolalla.

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Gear used

For this arrangement I used my Cordoba C7 guitar. It’s relatively inexpensive and has excellent tonal range.

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How to play Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is beautifully written across three pages. While I recommend this arrangement for intermediate guitar players and up, beginner guitarists can definitely give it a shot.  Save for a few, the chord positions are relatively easy. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Lost but Won is essentially one giant passage played twice through. I given you the chord positions above the guitar tab help you get into position more efficiently (and learn your chord shapes by osmosis).

Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar

I play this piece one whole step down (from low to high): D G C F A D. However, standard tuning works just fine as well.

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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.