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Hawkins, Indiana — the setting of Stranger Things — is actually a fictional small town invented by the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers.

In development, the series was originally to be called Montauk, a real-life coastal town on Long Island, New York — and the spiritual setting of Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws.

Though Jaws was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, the setting was the fictional town of Amity, Long Island — which was based on the look and feel of Montauk.

I completely get the Duffer brothers on their original intent for Stranger Things. I love Jaws, and everytime I watch it, I imagine what it would be like to have grown up in that coastal location.

However, logistically the Duffers decided to go with the fictional town (land-locked) town of Hawkins, Indiana. Which, I believe, is a tip of the hat to Haddonfield, Illinois — the setting of Halloween.

Check out my arrangement (+ Free TAB) of the Stranger Things opening theme.

You might also like my unique guitar arrangement of John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme.

Gear Used

For Walkin in Hawkins, I used my Cordoba GK Studio. It’s a great sounding guitar. You can find a current list of all of my gear here.

How to play, Walkin in Hawkins, for guitar

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The glorious Stranger Things (80’s synth) soundtracks are created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein — also known as the electronic band, S U R V I V E.

Walkin in Hawkins is the very first of 45 songs on the huge The Stranger Things 2 soundtrack. It’s a literally a motherload of John Carpenter-esque synth.

On guitar, Walkin in Hawkins is very easy to play. The guitar tab is only a single page, and beautifully written. My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab is: Intro 2x, Main 4x, End.

Please enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Walkin Hawkins is played in an Open Eb tuning. My tuning looks like this from low to high: D# A# D# G A# D#. Or depending on your tuner: Eb Bb Eb G Bb Eb. Oddly, every string is tuned differently except for the 3rd string (G).

Stranger Things 2: Walkin in Hawkins for classical guitar