Nothing Else Matters
by Metallica
Guitar Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Guitar Ensemble - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1434489

By Metallica. By James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Pop,Rock. Score and Parts. 21 pages. Derek Hasted #1014651. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.1434489).

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (Metallica) - 3 GUITARS or LARGE ENSEMBLE

For Classical Guitar primarily - also suits Acoustic Guitar or Electric Guitar

Derek Hasted writes "This is an astonishing piece - hypnotically repetitive, yet full of contrasts, big builds and a reflectve ending. And well-known to so, so many people.

My arrangement for 3 guitars is somewhere between intermediate (for Guitars 1 & 3) and advanced intermediate (Guitar 2), and will also suit a large ensemble.

Guitar 1 is the tune, and Guitar 3 provides the countermelodies. Both are 3 pages long, and a bit of sticky tape to the joins will ensure they fit a normal music stand with no page turns.

Guitar 2 (the electric guitar part) is 4 pages, but I have placed open strings and then a bar’s rest at the foot of pages 2 & 3 to allow plenty of time for page turns. On a classical guitar we can’t bend the top string by a semitone, so my arrangement uses slurs to make a very acceptable alternative (and a couple of bars have yet more alternatives in the score).

The full 6 minutes of the original is here, in the same key, using a variety of textures that help to capture the build-up and decay of the original.

I hope you enjoy playing this piece!"

This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Derek's website at www.derek-hasted.co.uk/smp lists all his arrangements by title and by "number of instruments", with links to soundclips and sample score.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard's global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of popular titles and original compositions from a variety of voices and backgrounds. The length, difficulty, and retail pricing are determined solely by the discretion of the person who arranged or composed it.

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