Photo by Jason Blackeye | Unsplash

The Last of Us (HBO)

Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud.

We’re only 1 episode in, and HBO’s The Last of Us is being heralded as “the greatest video game adaptation ever”. No surprise as Craig Mazen is the executive producer and showrunner. His Chernobyl mini-series (on HBO) was one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. It’s a must watch.

Episode 1 of The Last of Us was excellent, and I particularly like the casting of Pedro Pascale as Joel. The music from Gustavo Santaolalla (so far) is exactly from the game. The ‘Opening Credits’ is just an abbreviated version of the iconic theme.

You might also like to play…

Any of my arrangements from THE LAST OF US.
At this point, I’m Gustavo Santaolalla’s biggest fan on earth. If you like his guitar playing, you should check out his other soundtrack work. I’ve done it all.

Gear used

My guitar for this piece is a Cordoba GK Studio. You can find a current list of my gear here.

Spotify and streaming

You can find my personal music on Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, and all streaming services:

Evan on Spotify

Evan on Apple

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 LAST OF US: Opening Titles | fingerstyle guitar

This guitar tab is beautifully written across 4 pages. Although there’s no difficult chord shapes, the relentless fingerstyle will be tough for beginner guitar players. Enjoy! The guitar tab is available below:

THE LAST OF US (HBO): Opening Titles | fingerstyle guitar

The piece 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.