Hans Zimmer: Matera (No Time To Die) fingerstyle guitar
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Matera is my favorite piece from Hans Zimmer’s No Time To Die score. The key and positioning left me no choice but to add You Only Live Twice here and there as well. I haven’t seen No Time To Die yet, but I will update this post when I do.

This is the final James Bond film for Daniel Craig, who is clearly the best Bond of my generation (I’m 44 at the moment). With the exception of Idris Elba, it’s hard to imagine anyone else succeeding Daniel Craig in this role. Craig initially jumped on the radar screen (for the Bond character) from his role in the British gangster film Layer Cake (2004). It’s an excellent movie if you get a chance to watch it.

Just for fun, here’s my Craig-era Bonds in order of preference. Once I see No Time to Die, I’ll update the list:

#1 Casino Royale

#2 Skyfall

#3 Quantum of Solace
(This film is really underrated and worth another watch.)

#4 Spectre
(Don’t know about you, but this film didn’t resonate with me on any level. It seemed goofy. I might have to give it another try.)

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Bille Eilish: No Time To Die | fingerstyle guitar + TAB
(Hans Zimmer co-wrote this with Billie Eilish and Fineas. I think it turned out great as a singular guitar piece.)

The American: theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB
(Speaking of espionage. The American is my all time favorite film and score.)

How to play Matera | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 3 pages. I recommend Matera for intermediate guitar players and up. You’ll love this, it’s glorious to play. The guitar tab is available below:

Matera is essentially one long passage played straight through without repeats. As mentioned above, I just had to add You Only Live Twice in there. It was fun to make it a bit of a medley.

Hans Zimmer: Matera (No Time To Die) fingerstyle guitar

I’ve given you the names of the chord shapes above the guitar tab to help you play this piece more efficiently. matera is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 1st fret. You could just as easily play it without a capo — to make the fret board easier to read. Enjoy!

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