There’s a lot to love about the BBC’s updating of Sherlock Holmes (and a few things – like all the tilt shifting – to hate) and one of the parts I love most is the music (by David ‘James Bond’ Arnold and Michael Price).
It’s interesting to hear how similar the score for Sherlock is to the music for the film version of Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer despite the music for the TV version being written before the film came out.
My version of Sherlock’s Theme is all done with fingerpicking. After the intro, it’s all:
C-string = thumb.
E-string = index finger.
A-string = middle finger.
Make sure the melody stands out from the backing (the notes in brackets)
My arrangement of the tune is quite tricky. So here’s the plain melody for the tune (without the intro). You can play it as it is or jazz it up in any way you see fit.