Yellowstone (Paramount): theme for guitar + TAB

Posted on 01. Jul, 2018 by in Film Score, Premium Tabs


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Yellowstone is a Paramount TV series written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River). Kevin Costner plays John Dutton, a father trying to protect his ranch, the largest in the United States, from land developers, and a neighboring Indian reservation.

Taylor Sheridan is one of those writer/directors where I’m frequently checking his IMDb page. I can’t get enough of his characters and backdrops. We’re only two episodes in (at the time of this writing) and Yellowstone is very good. I have a sense that it will get even better as Sheridan’s writing and the actors settle in.

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Gear used

For the Yellowstone theme I used my Cordoba GK studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here. 

How to play the Yellowstone theme for guitar

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I really love this opening theme and sequence. The music by composer, Brian Tyler, has a slight Spanish characteristic to it — so I knew the chord progression would easily work on guitar. The music dips into some dissonant sounding chord shapes that I thought were very compelling. I’m excited to borrow those ideas for my own music.

The guitar tab for Yellowstone is only one page long, and is comprised of a single long passage that you play twice. The repeated section is within the |: repeat :| brackets.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

The Yellowstone theme is played in

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