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The Quarantine Zone (20 Years Later)

The Quarantine Zone is the first song from the iconic The Last of Us soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. This track embodies Santaolalla’s creativity — and his element of surprise. Quarantine Zone is gnarly, like a Radiohead song. The chorus section comes out of nowhere. It’s relatively pretty by comparison — but still devolves into despair.

I believe it’s this “element of surprise” that really hooks people into Gustavo Santaolalla’s music. This song excites me to be more challenging with my own writing as well.

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How to play The Quarantine Zone | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up. Enjoy!

The guitar tab is available below:

My order of play looks like this in accordance with the guitar tab:

Intro, Verse 2x, Chorus 2x, Chorus End

Verse 2x, Chorus 2x, Chorus End

Verse 1x

**The Last of Us: The Quarantine Zone | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is tuned in Open C. My tuning looks like this, from low to high: C G C E G C. If that tuning is too low for your guitar, Open D works too: D A D F# A D.