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Haven is a little gem by Gustavo Santaolalla. It’s from HBO’s The Last of Us. I have no idea which (if any) episode this song was used in — but it did make the soundtrack, and it’s a beautiful composition.

Haven is actually played on a ronroco (a tiny Andean guitar) which is one of Santaolalla’s specialties. This song is reminiscent of Pajaros, another miscellaneous piece by Gustavo Santaolalla that’s immensely popular with his fanbase – of which I’m clearly #1. Lol!

You might hear some birds chirping outside my window. I was going to redo the recording but then I figured it’s The Last of Us; nature sounds are approved.

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How to play Haven | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. I recommend haven for intermediate guitar players and up. The soundtrack version is a little short for such a beautiful melody, so I elongated it just a bit. I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I do! The guitar tab is available below:

My song structure goes like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro, Verse 2x, Chorus

Intro, Verse 2x, Chorus

Intro, End

**Gustavo Santaolalla: Haven (The Last of Us HBO) | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is tuned like this from low to high: E G D G B E. Please note that your 5th string is tuned from A, down to G.