TIME is available on all streaming services. Links below.


Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb; a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. Cobb is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased in exchange for a seemingly impossible task, Inception: the implantation of another person’s thought into a target’s subconscious.

Recall the world-bending special effects in Doctor Strange. Christopher Nolan pioneered that 10 years earlier with Inception.

Christopher Nolan has (literally) a perfect track record. Every one of his movies are universally adored by audiences and critics. Since Batman Begins, Hans Zimmer has scored most of Nolan’s films. Inception, is one of Hans Zimmer’s greatest soundtracks. The finale, Time, is a masterpiece.

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Spotify and streaming

You can find my latest single, T I M E, on all streaming services:

T I M E on Spotify

T I M E on Apple Music

T I M E on Amazon Music

How to play Time | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for Time is beautifully written across 3 pages. It’s spaciously written so it’s easy to comprehend. This piece is not too difficult to play, but I recommend it for intermediate guitar players and up. Hans Zimmer uses a very simple (and brilliant) chord progression. Eventually the melody weaves into the chord progression, and it sits well within the established chord shapes.

Enjoy! The guitar tab is available below:

My song structure goes like this:

Intro, Section 1,

Section 2, Section 3

Section 2, Section 1

You’ll notice that I’m driving the bass notes with my thumb. This is indicated with dots (. . . . . . .) following each chord. In this case, there are seven dots, meaning you’ll play the bass note seven times following the chord. However, the timing is really: chord 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 – chord 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 – chord 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. So on and so forth.

**Hans Zimmer: Time | fingerstyle guitar

Time is played in a trick tuning. It goes like this from low to high: Eb G C F A D. Depending on your tuner, it might look like this:  D# G C F A D.

Essentially the guitar is tuned one whole step down, while the Low E (6th) string is tuned a 1/2 step down.

An alternative, is tuning every string down one half-step except for the Low E (6th) string. The tuning would look like this: E Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. It won’t sound as low as my version, but will still sound good nonetheless.