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Mission: Impossible

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 is a jaw dropping action movie. It was quickly overshadowed by Oppenheimer and Barbie, but I must implore you to see this on the biggest screen possible. Pure entertainment. Just as good (if not better than) Top Gun: Maverick.

Over the years, the Mission: Impossible theme, has been arranged by composers; Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, and Lorne Balfe. The original theme was written and composed by Argentine composer, Lalo Schifrin, for the Mission: Impossible television show (1966-1973).

For my fingerstyle version, I channeled another Argentine composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. I'm using his vibe and positioning from, The Last of Us Part II.

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Gear used

For this piece, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. It’s a relatively inexpensive guitar, that sounds dark and warm, but retains brightness in high strings. You can find a current list of my gear here.

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How to play the Mission: Impossible Theme | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. Although this piece is relatively easy to play, I recommend it for intermediate guitar players and up.

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.