The Haunting of Bly Manor | fingerstyle guitar
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The Haunting of Bly Manor

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This performance is musical suite comprising the central themes from The Haunting of Bly Manor. The Newton Brothers (Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart) have really outdone themselves in dramatic fashion. As with its predecessor (The Haunting of Hill House) the music is very thematic and almost acts as an additional character/ghost in the series.

The Haunting of Bly Manor is a supernatural horror/drama series created by Mike Flanagan for Netflix. The Newton Brothers have scored nearly all of Mike Flanagan’s works since 2013. However, The Haunting Anthology is really where the music ambitiously takes center stage. The music and film are inextricably linked.

Even still, I recommend queuing up this score on Alexa. As a stand-alone, it’s a glorious modern classical score filled with heart. My favorite selections are Withered Garlands and We Are Special.  The latter evokes the gentleness of Johann Johannsson’s work.

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Gear used

For this arrangement, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

Spotify and streaming

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The Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Ethereal & Cinematic Music
(This is music that I’ve played, and intend to play, on Intellimusica. It flows beautifully — and additionally works as music for focus, meditation, and relaxation.)

How to play The Haunting of Bly Manor | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 4 pages. It’s best suited for intermediate guitar players and up. I hope you enjoy playing this suite as much as I did. The guitar tab is available below:

You’ll be playing the guitar tab straight through, only taking care to repeat the final section on page 4.

The Haunting of Bly Manor | fingerstyle guitar

The Haunting of Bly Manor is played in standard tuning.

Written by:

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