Below is the lesson for the Theme to ‘Stranger Things’.
An 80’s inspired synth theme with a hint of Halloween. This song is composed around a motif. A motif is a repeating series of notes (a.k.a: a phrase) used throughout a piece of music to help build tension. It is a common songwriting technique used in theme music. Layers are then added on top of the motif to build the composition. In our arrangement, these layers are represented as variation 1 and variation 2.
Throughout the song, we will be utilizing a 3 finger approach to right hand fingerpicking. The motif is straight 16th notes. I would recommend practicing slowly with a metronome (bar by bar) to build speed and clarity.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson