The Music of the Night

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This is arguably the best song from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic, The Phantom of the Opera. While driving home from our beach vacation last week, I was thinking of songs to add to my Modern Classics archive. I couldn’t believe — having been posting songs every week since 2011 — that I’ve never done any broadway material. I’m looking forward to posting more music from The Phantom, Les Miserables, etc.

My Modern Classics archive is where I post iconic songs from the past 40 years. All film score stuff. In there you’ll find favorites like:

Twin Peaks: theme for guitar + TAB

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Marion’s theme for guitar + TAB

A River Runs Through It: theme for guitar + TAB

Gear used

For The Music of the Night, I used my Cordoba GK Studio Guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play The Music of the Night, by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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I would characterize The Music of the Night as relatively easy to play. For a nearly 5 minute song, the guitar tab is barely a page and a half long.

While this is still best for intermediate guitar players, the chord shapes are fairly basic — punctuated with easy little melodies.

My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab: Verse 2x, Pre Chorus, Chorus — Verse, Pre Chorus, Chorus — Verse, Pre Chorus, Finale (Verse), End.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The Music of the Night is tuned and played one 1/2 step down. Your tuning is as follows, from low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. Or depending on your tuner: D# G# C# F# A# D#.

The Music of the Night for guitar (The Phantom of the Opera)


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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.