Cephale

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In my opinion, Cephale is the title theme of Papillon. The score, by composer David Buckley, is gorgeous and makes heavy use choral music using both child and adult choirs.

[Going forward, the music on this blog will be available on SoundCloud as a free MP3 download. Listening is a highly underrated form of practice. I would encourage you to download whatever song you might be practicing and listen to it as much as possible. Playing the piece will then become a forgone conclusion.]

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Gear used

For Cephale, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play Cephale for classical guitar

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Cephale is relatively easy to play as the chord shapes aren’t to difficult. The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. Here’s my order of play — in accordance with the guitar tab: Section (1) 2x, Interlude 1 — Section (2) 2x, Interlude 2 — Section (1) 2x, Interlude 1.

That’s it, pretty simple arrangement. I hope you enjoy playing Cephale as much as I did.

The guitar tab is available below:

Cephale is played in a drop high E tuning with a capo on the 3rd fret. Here’s your tuning from low to high: E A D G B *D. You’ll then place a capo on the 3rd fret.

Papillon (2018): theme for classical guitar (Cephale)

 

 

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