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Man of Steel

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The title of this piece is: What Are You Going to Do When You're Not Saving the World? It's otherwise known as the title theme of Man of Steel. I believe this is some of Hans Zimmer's greatest music -- and one of my best fingerstyle arrangements.

Superman is my favorite comic book super-hero. I love the Christ-like story of the Man of Steel. Here's a beautiful quote from the film:

"You will give the people of earth and ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble . . . they will fall. But in time they will join you in the sun Kal . . . In time, you'll help them accomplish wonders."  - Jor-El (Superman's father)

I feel this stretch of music totally embodies that quote; tender but powerful.

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Gear used

For Man of Steel, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. It's a warm and dark sounding guitar that's relatively inexpensive. You can find a complete list of my gear here.

Spotify and streaming

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(This is music that I’ve played and intend to play on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play Man of Steel | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for Man of Steel, is beautifully written across three pages. It's relatively easy to play, and I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players. I hope you enjoy playing this piece as much as I do!

The guitar tab is available below:

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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.