Misty Mountains is clearly the most popular and compelling piece of music from The Hobbit score. I couldn’t help but imagine how this low, Celtic sounding, Dwarf a-Capella would sound on a guitar.

The Hobbit: How to Play ‘Misty Mountains’

Misty Mountains is tuned one whole step down. The tuning from low to high is D G C F A D. From here, I was able to capture the low 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths.

Misty Mountains is easy to play and it should be considered a song for novice guitar players and up. If you’re a beginner guitar player, I’ve draw lines in Tab #2 where I feel there are appropriate breaks (or pauses) in the music. You should take one block at a time, figure it out, and move on.

Please remember to print or save the tabs. You can always come back and view the video as a reference. Thanks! The tabs are available below:

Misty Mountains (Tab)

Misty Mountains (Tab #2)

Feel free to comment to let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

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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.