The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla

Posted on 26. Feb, 2014 by in Easy to Play, Gustavo Santaolalla, Method, Premium Tabs, The Last Of Us

The Last of Us

“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

So, what are you doing 3 years from now?

Compared to others, I have only a tiny smigin of internet success. But at 1,400,000 views on YouTube, and roughly 15,000 people on the blog per month, I have been really, really fortunate.

In many ways, the internet is the only free-market left on earth. It’s a massive exchange of ideas that is remarkably self-correcting. If you put forth untruths, either no one will take you seriously, or a legion of de-bunkers will immediately diminish you. Working precisely how a free exchange of ideas should: quality and authenticity win the day.

This is helped along by Google quite a bit. After all, nothing happens without search, and their sophisticated algorithms reward serious content creators who take a relentless, long-term approach.

Knowing this — whether its trolling, spamming, or outright content theft — it’s amazing that individuals STILL attempt to game the system. When in actuality, there is no system to game.

The Last Of Us accounts for a ton of the traffic to both my YouTube channel and Intellimusica. At first glance, this may appear to be a one-off stroke of luck.

However, I conceptualized my blog with along term approach in mind.  I liked what I was doing, so in 2011, I didn’t mind creating post after post with very little traffic.  It took me a few dozen posts to even get to The Last Of Us. And even after I posted the theme song for guitar, no one cared for about a year and a half until the game came out in the summer of 2013.

If there is a “scheme” to internet success, it’s having a 3 year focus.  There’s nothing magical about 3 years, but that is the average it takes to build a robust audience.  In the landmark article, 1000 True Fans, that is also the average.

So, whatever it is that you’re doing, or would like to do.  You need to love it — and love it enough, to do it for a minimum of 3 years.  Time flies, so you better get started.

How to play Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla from The Last Of Us Volume 2

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With Fleeting, Gustavo Santaolalla blends the introduction guitar part into a (multi-instrument) ronroco section that comprises most of the song. This man’s talent for invoking emotion with simplicity, and melody never ceases to amaze me.

In addition, I consider this ‘complete guitar arrangement’ for Fleeting to be some of the best work I’ve ever done on Intellimusica. I’d be lying if I didn’t have a little booyah! moment upon completing the video.

This also happens to be one of the best tabs I’ve ever drawn up. Despite how complex Fleeting might appear, the tab is very easy to read and comprehend. From a guitar playing standpoint, I consider Fleeting easy to play, but meant for intermediate level guitar players.

Fleeting is played in

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9 Responses to “The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla”

  1. Deniz

    06. Mar, 2014

    An absolutely amazing arrangement! Wish I had a nylon-string guitar instead of a steel-string acoustic :(

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  2. Deniz

    12. Mar, 2014

    Hey there,

    Your videos have inspired me to take up guitar back in April, and boy am I glad I’ve done so. Three of my good friends have also taken up classical guitar, as for me, I have been trying electrics/acoustics/classical and even bass guitars and a whole bunch of different techniques, but found I am best suited for fingerstyle classical-ish technique :) That’s when found my ‘niche’ and went with it.

    Bottom line is, I’ve recently subscribed for your premium tabs (what a bargain, by the way!), learned and very slightly altered two of the ‘Left Behind’ arrangements :) Thought you’d be interested to hear. I’ve sent you a ‘personal message’ on YouTube to avoid any confusion.

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    • Evan Handyside

      12. Mar, 2014

      Hi Deniz, Thank you! I check out your work and it’s very nice:) You’re a good guitarist having only started in April! I’m glad you discovered my blog, and that it’s providing some inspiration for you and your friends:) And yes, I think my premium material is a bargain too!

      Thanks for the kind words Deniz, and stay in touch!


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  3. sajjad

    03. Apr, 2014

    What should I say
    Very Good
    So Good ……
    I Can say this is amazing.
    Of course with you

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  4. Roger

    17. May, 2014

    Thank you for the tab!
    In the song there is an accord at the end of the song. Can you tell me what is it?

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    • Evan Handyside

      17. May, 2014

      Hi Rodger, thanks for the subscription. I hope you find it worthwhile. It’s actually called a 5th. The notes of the chord (from low to high) are B F# B B. B and F(#) are 5 notes apart in the alphabet, so the chord would be called a B 5th.


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  5. Steven Penner

    24. Apr, 2015

    Hey Evan, thanks for transcribing these, seriously they are good and always reliable. I just have one question on this specific tab and video. In the beginning I can see that you’re strumming the 4th and 5th it seems more than what you wrote down. I’m a little confused as to the fingering on this one.


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    • Evan Handyside

      25. Apr, 2015

      Hi Steven, thanks for commenting. I’m assuming you mean 4th and 5th string — and yes I am. If you look at the first four notes in the tablature — your fingerpicking hand will look like this: thumb, thumb, 1st finger, 2nd finger. That is, if you want to fingerpick the way I’m doing it.

      Also, my personal students have a habit of reading tablature upside down occasionally. I don’t think you’re doing that, but just make sure!

      Let me know if I misunderstood you. Thanks! Evan:)

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