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Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud.

While I don’t know too much about this film — it was released internationally in 2011 as Mumbai Diaries. (At the time of this writing, it’s actually on Netflix.)

However, Dhobi Ghat is the one of the best Gustavo Santaolalla soundtracks that you, mostly likely, have never heard. I can’t believe I only discovered it recently. There are lots of pretty, singular guitar motifs. It’s very reminiscent of his work on the films, Brokeback Mountain and August: Osage County.

You might also like to play…
(these additional works by Gustavo Santaolalla)

Morning (August: Osage County) + TAB

Riding Horses (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Impermanence (August: Osage County) + TAB

Gear used

This is a beautiful guitar that I borrowed from a friend. It’s a Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce.  You can find a current list of my gear here.

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Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Cinematic Gustavo Santaolalla
Deep cuts from Gustavo Santaolalla’s best soundtracks. This playlist especially highlights Santaolalla’s acoustic minimalism. I’ll be updating this playlist regularly.

How to play Munna Falling In Love With Shai | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 2 pages. I recommend Munna Falling In Love with Shai for intermediate guitar players and up. There are some barred positions that will be quite difficult for beginner guitar players. I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I do. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

You’ll play straight through the guitar tab without repeats. I’ve given you the names of the chord shapes to help navigate the tab faster (and learn your chord names).

FYI, I barely pay attention to chord names, so don’t feel like you need to learn or memorize them.

Gustavo Santaolalla: Munna Falling In Love With Shai | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is played in standard tuning.


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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.