The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is the true-story of aspiring filmmaker and odd-ball Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Wiseau directed, and is the principle actor in, The Room.

Known as a true disasterpiece, The Room, became a cult classic film, where the acting and filmmaking is so bad — it’s good.

Tommy Wiseau is so strange — that both he and his film are impossible to look away from. Clips from the The Room have been on YouTube for 15 years, and they’re great.

Not only does The Disaster Artist depict the stranger than fiction making of The Room — it’s also a story of friendship, artistic expression, and defying the odds.

Disaster Artist composer, Dave Porter, creates music for television and film. He’s most famous for the music of Breaking Bad.

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Gear Used

For The Disaster Artist, I used my Cordoba C7. I use this guitar for low, alternate tunings. I have it strung with Savarez Yellow Card ‘Super High Tension’ strings, so the guitar performs normally despite the low tuning. You can find a list of all of my gear here.

How to play The Disaster Artist for classical guitar

The Disaster Artist is basically three open chord shapes with a melody interweaved. I really recommend that beginner guitar players give this piece a shot. It’s just enough of a challenge to progress your guitar playing.

The guitar tab is a single page, where you’ll |: repeat :| the middle section four times.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The Disaster Artist is played one whole step down. You tuning is as follows from low to high: D G C F A D.

The Disaster Artist for classical guitar


Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.