Movie Themes | Superhero Challenge

I recently began a series of PERFORMANCE videos on youtube where I play themes from popular movies. These songs include themes from Marvel Suerperho Movies, Netflix Shoes, Disney Movies and more.

I currently have three up with more to come here soon.

The first one I uploaded was the DAREDEVIL THEME from the Netflix Series. This is one of my favorite shows on Netflix, great characters. I also thought the theme would work well on the banjo because there are lots of arpeggios. The song is in C minor and only consists of a few chords, trying to keep all of the parts going was the major challenge. I used dropped C tuning on this one. Here is the Daredevil theme, Man without picks:

The second theme I did was Pixar’s TOY STORY theme, “You’ve got a friend in me.” This theme was pretty challenging to arrange, I kept it in the original key of Eb and used some walking bass lines here and there to round out the sound. The song has a very interesting form whereby it changes slightly as it goes on. I hope Buzz Lightyear and Woody enjoy it!

The last Marvel Superhero theme I’ve done is The Doctor Strange theme. This was a BLAST to arrange. The theme moves through many harmonic areas and a variety of tempos/feels. The new Doctor Strange movie is scheduled to be released here soon. I chose to use my Gibson Earl Scruggs Banjo on this one as I felt it needed a brighter sound.

If you have a favorite movie theme you’d like to hear covered, let me know and maybe I will add it to the list.

Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've played Banjo and Acoustic Guitar on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in six different countries.

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