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Never Let Me Down Again

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Never Let Me Down Again, is a song by the English band Depeche Mode, who were pioneers of electronic and "alternative" music in the 1980's. This song is from their 6th album, Music for the Masses (1987)

My arrangement is directly based on Jessica Mazin's subdued version in The Last of Us HBO, Episode 6. I just love her voice and what she's done to simplify the song. Jessica's father, Craig Mazin, is the executive producer and showrunner for the series.

I also imagined what Gustavo Santaolalla (The Last of Us composer) might play if he were doing a cover version of this piece. I was having a little fun at 3:21.

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Gear used

My guitar for this piece is a Cordoba GK Studio. You can find a current list of my gear here.

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How to play Never Let Me Down Again | fingerstyle guitar

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This arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. While Never let Me Down is rather involved, there are no difficult chords whatsoever. Often you'll have just one or two fingers on the fret board at any time. I would definitely recommend this for beginner guitar players. The only issue will be the timing, as you'll be referring back to the video often.

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.