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Left Behind (Together)

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Left Behind (Together) is a nifty, steel-string guitar piece by Gustavo Santaolalla; from The Last of Us Volume 2. It’s emblematic of his ability to find small spaces, and set positive constraints on the guitar. Gustavo Santaolalla picks low hanging fruit like no other guitarist/composer. Everytime I play one of his pieces, I’m blown away by the elegance of the left-hand movement.

Also, I’m having a continued renaissance in my recording technique. I’m allowing mic noise, and accidental room noises to enter and become a part of the recording. This lo-fi technique has been popularized in the post-classical movement of music, e.g., Dustin O’Halloran, and Stephan Moccio. The sound is much more personal — like you’re sitting in the room with me.

Left Behind (Together) Medley is an arrangement that includes The Path (A New Beginning) and Inextinguishable Flames. These songs are also from Gustavo Santaolalla’s The Last of Us soundtracks.

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This is a beautiful guitar that I borrowed from a friend. It’s a Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce.  You can find a current list of my gear here.

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How to play Left Behind (Together) Medley | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 4 pages. I recommend this arrangement for intermediate guitar players and up. I hope you enjoying playing it as much as I do. The guitar tab is available below:

You’ll play the guitar tab straight through, repeating the ||: indicated :|| section on page 3 two times. You’ll complete the song with the verse on page 1.

The Last of Us Volume 2: Left Behind (Together) Medley

This song is played in standard tuning.

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