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A Star Wars Medley

This is a fingerstyle guitar medley of my favorite Star Wars motifs by John Williams. Luke’s theme is played all throughout Luke’s hero’s journey. Most notably on his home planet of Tatooine. Leia’s theme is usually represents her affections toward Luke, Han, Chewy — just about every rebel character. Solo’s theme is really the “love theme” between Han and Leia.

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Gear used

For this piece I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar guitar. This guitar has a new set of Savarez 520J strings on it — and they’re still a little too bright and buzzy. I had tame some of the brightness in post editing. It’ll be few weeks before those string settle in. You can find a current list of my gear here. 

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How to play A Star Wars Medley | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across two pages and played straight through. I can recommend this for beginner guitar players because the piece is so short (1:24). It’s perfect etude to expose new players to slightly difficult chord shapes.

Check out my 2 Minute Classical guitar Archive for more short, but sophisticated arrangements. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

I’ve marked the chord shapes on the tab for you to help you play more efficiently (and learn your chord shapes). Additionally the motifs are marked Luke, Han, Leia, and Vader (end).

A Star Wars Medley | fingerstyle guitar

For this performance, I’m tuned one whole step down (6-1): D G C F A D. You can just as easily play this in standard tuning or with a capo on any fret. It will sound great.

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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.