Vladimir's Blues by Max RichterVladimir’s Blues

Vladimir’s Blues is a short, but haunting piece of music by Max Richter. It was first released in 2004 on his album The Blue Notebooks, and has since become one of his most popular and enduring works. The piece is named after Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian-American novelist and poet. This song is most famous from its use in season 1 of HBO’s, The Leftovers.

How to play Vladimir’s Blues by Max Richter for classical guitar

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Vladimir’s Blues is akin to most contemporary post-classical compositions: a single, repeated chord progression, with simple melody that is slightly varied from the chord progression.

The guitar tab is comprised of two pages. You will play the entire piece straight through, twice. On the second passage, you’ll make the two subtle alterations that I have indicated at the bottom of the as: A and B.

Enjoy, the tab is available below:

**Vladimir’s Blues, by Max Richter, for classical guitar

Vladimir’s Blues is played in standard tuning.