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The Whale

The Whale is a film directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Brendan Fraser as a reclusive English teacher, who tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Brendan Fraser is easy to like. His career is in a renaissance — as he’s reinvented himself into a serious actor. His performance in The Whale is something to behold. Rob Simonsen’s score is monumental and incredibly dramatic given the small setting of the film. My favorite is the final piece, Safe Return.

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How to play Safe Return | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this arrangement is beautifully written across 2 pages. While better suited to intermediate guitar players — there are no difficult chord shapes and beginners can give it a shot.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

This piece is essentially one long passage played once. No repeats. Just follow the guitar tab straight through.

**The Whale: Safe Return | fingerstyle guitar

This arrangement is tuned a 1/2 step down. You could just as easily play it standard tuning. It will sound just fine.