The Night Window

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1917 is a 2019 epic war film directed and produced by Sam Mendes. The film is based on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred. It chronicles the mission of two young British soldiers (World War I, 1917) who must deliver a message warning of an impending ambush.

Thomas Newman is one of the greatest living American composers. He is most famous for: The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, The Green Mile, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, and many more classic film scores of the modern era.

I loved this wondrous piece of music from 1917. It’s not an exact translation to guitar — as I prefer to create my own arrangements. However, I captured all main motifs into a workable fingerstyle guitar piece.

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Gear used

For The Night Window, I used my Cordoba C7 Cedar. It’s a warm and dark sounding classical guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

How to play The Night Window | fingerstyle guitar

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The guitar tab for The Night Window is beautifully written across three pages, and played straight through from start to finish. I recommend this song for intermediate guitar players and up. You’ll repeat the End section twice, as indicated in the guitar tab. 

The difficulty (and beauty) in this song come from the relentless arpeggios. I hope you enjoy playing this. The guitar tab is available below:

1917: The Night Window | fingerstyle guitar

The Night Window is played one whole step down: D G C F A D


Written by:

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