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Interstellar this must be Hans Zimmer’s greatest complete score. While Man of Steel, The Dark Knight, and Gladiator have their selections — the entire score of Interstellar is wondrous and immensely listenable. This piece is known as, First Step and Day One from the soundtrack.

I love the subtext within Nolan’s films. He has a constructionist attitude of the human race, and doesn’t over-dwell on social consciousness. Nolan is always nudging the audience with inspirational and heart-driven storytelling. I love this quote from Interstellar:

“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements.

But we lost all that.

Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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A question for you…

This is off topic, but a reader of mine recently asked me about creating a course, or system; teaching you how to transcribe and arrange songs like I do here on this blog.

I’ve given this some thought, and I believe that I can create a simple system — with real world examples of my implementation. Additionally, it will help you write your own music, and give you a generalized understanding of how music is constructed.

I would make this a part of my premium membership at no additional charge. Having access to my premium tabs (in addition to this course) will allow you to see how I implement my method for each and every song. You’ll have a greater understanding of everything I do.

This will take a few weeks of work, so let me know in the YouTube comments if you’re interested. Or you can send me an email. I appreciate your feedback!

Gear used

For this this piece, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. It’s an easy playing guitar with very low action. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Interstellar | beginner fingerstyle guitar

This turned out to be an excellent piece for beginner guitar players. The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. You play the guitar tab straight through, taking care to repeat the section with in the ||: repeat brackets :||

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Hans Zimmer: Interstellar | beginner fingerstyle guitar

Interstellar is played in standard tuning.

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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.