Wind River: theme for guitar (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis) + TAB

Posted on 09. Aug, 2017 by in Easy to Play, Film Score, Free Tabs

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Wind River

Wind River is a modern western written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan is well known for his role as David Hale in Sons of Anarchy. In addition to acting, Sheridan wrote the award nominated screenplays for Sicario, and Hell or High Water.

Taylor Sheridan is fascinating to me, because his second act as a screenwriter began when he was 40 (my age now). Essentially, Sheridan was scratching his own itch. He had read lackluster scripts for 20 years as an actor, and knew that he could do better.

His “thematic trilogy” of films (Sicario, Hell or High Water, and Wind River) explore the modern American West as a constricting landscape for it’s inhabitants. The character’s predicaments are from culture, and policy dating back 130 years.

There’s a great interview with Taylor Sheridan in Vulture.

Composer’s Nick Cave and Warren Ellis split time between [their rock band] The Bad Seeds, and creating scores for films like: Hell or High Water, The Road, and (my favorite) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Their minimalist music is a perfect match for Sheridan’s austere landscapes — as Cave and Ellis are very good at creating unassuming dread.

Gear Used

For Wind River, I used my cheap Alvarez AC-65 . I keep this guitar strung with Savarez Yellow Card strings for songs with low, alternate tunings. The strings are super high tension so the guitar still performs normally.

You can find all of my gear here.

How to play the Wind River Theme for guitar

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The Wind River Theme is ostensibly known as: Snow Wolf, Hunter, and First Body from the Wind River score. It is very easy to play, and a perfect song for all guitar players — beginners and up.

The guitar tab is barely two pages, with a long passage that you’ll repeat twice. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Wind River is tuned a whole step down with your 6th and 5th string tuned an additional step down. Your tuning is as follows from low to high: C F C  F A D.

Wind River Theme for guitar

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