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Updated 3/27/22

Lily’s Theme

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Lily’s Theme, by composer Alexandre Desplat, is one of the most poignant pieces of music from the Harry Potter films. This was was one of the first songs I ever posted — way back in 2011. It was time for a redo as I have much better audio quality, and my guitar style is completely different.

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Gear Used

For Lily’s Theme, I played my Cordoba C7 Cedar. You can find a current list of my gear and recommendations here.

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How to play Lily’s Theme – fingerstyle guitar

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I qualify Lily’s Theme as relatively easy to play. There are no difficult chord shapes whatsoever. However, you’ll have to be agile — as I have a few quick trills in there. The guitar tab is two pages long and beautifully written. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

This arrangement is played straight through without repeats.

*Lily’s Theme for classical guitar

Lily’s Theme is played in a C# minor tuning: C# G# C# E G# C#


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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.