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[Updated 2/27/22]

Guardians of the Whills Suite

When I bounced around Michael Giacchino’s score for Rogue One, Guardians of the Whills, the final song, stood out to me a possible guitar piece.

Creating a guitar arrangement is like a football game, you never how the story is going to play out — until you’re in it. With Guardians of the Whills, it became a dark, Ennio Morricone style, Spaghetti Western piece. This was obvious from the first few notes, so I went with that sentiment.

Rather than capture every nuance from the orchestral piece note for note — I decided to only take cues from the original and do my own thing. I LOVE the result.

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Gear used

For Whills, I used my Cordoba Dolce 3/8 size guitar. I no longer have this guitar but I wish I did — it was was really beautiful sounding. You can find a current list of my gear here.

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How to play Rogue One: Guardians of the Whills Suite for classical guitar

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The guitar tab for Guardians of the Whills Suite is beautifully written across three pages. I recommend this piece for intermediate guitar players and up. The good news, is that you can play this as slow as you want, and it will still sound good. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

You’ll play straight through the guitar tab without repeats.

Guardians of the Whills Suite for classical guitar

This arrangement 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.