Mare of Easttown: The Long Road (Yann Tiersen) | fingerstyle guitar
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Mare of Easttown

Mare of Easttown was an awesome limited series on HBO. I was emailing back and forth with my friend Derek about the finale this week. His synoptic take was better than anything I could write:

"Mare of Easttown was a stunning piece of writing -- crossing a murder mystery with generational family/town psychoanalysis. Kate Winslet and the rest of the cast are incredible, with maybe the best weekly cliff-hangers ever.

A first-rate whodunit set in PA with just about every small town dysfunctional family character trait and pathology (drugs, depression, suicide, divorce, out of wedlock, etc.) along with a healthy dose of love and forgiveness."

I would add that (being from Pittsburgh) the depiction of small-town PA is spot on. They even incorporated the constant dreary weather! Although fictional, fans of True Crime (and True Detective) will love Mare of Easttown. It's ultimately a story of redemption and forgiveness that really delivers in the finale.

The music in the final moments is a piece by composer Yann Tiersen entitled, The Long Road (Portrait Version). It worked out beautifully for guitar.

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How to play The Long Road (Portrait Version) | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across two pages. I recommend The Long Road for beginner guitar players and up -- as most of the chord shapes are really easy to play.

Enjoy, 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.