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Drive is a 2011 neo-noir crime film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling. The film follows a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. The song “Nightcall” by Kavinsky is used prominently in the film, and it is arguably one of the most iconic songs of the 2010s.

I originally performed and posted this song this in 2011, but I had to redo it to my current standards. I’m a perfectionist and Nightcall is one of my all-time favorite songs.

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The guitar tab for Nightcall is beautifully written across 2 pages. Although it’s not that difficult, I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

My song structure looks like this:

Intro, Verse 4x, Chorus 2x

Verse 4x, Chorus 2x, End

(Please note that I’m using my left-hand thumb to fret the F6 chord in the verse. You don’t have to do this, but I think it’s easier.)

**Kavinsky: Nightcall | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar is tuned to Drop D (which means your Low E string is tuned to D). The tuning is as follows from low to high: D A D G B E. I hope you enjoy it!