PDF File Download: Star Trek – Enterprising Young Men
Original Composer: Michael Giaccino
Technical notes: Requires use of cross-fingering. Play on an NAF in the key of A if you wish to accompany the original track.
About: Michael Giaccino’s bombastic soundtrack to J.J.Abrams’ re-boot of the Star Trek really helped ‘make’ the film for me. I’ve labelled this theme as the track ‘Enterprising Young Men’, but the theme I’ve tabbed is a leitmotif present throughout the score to both the first film and it’s sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness.
On Playing: There are two different cross fingered notes used in this tab – one is a very common one you’ll run across frequently, the other is one seen less often but if you’ve played about with the blues scale for pentatonic NAF you’ll probably recognize it. You could either play this one the steadier, more deliberate version heard in the first track from the score (simply named ‘Star Trek’) or the more energetic version heard in ‘Enterprising Young Men’ If you’ve listened carefully to the score, you’ll notice a very subtle difference in the phrasing between them, so experiment and have fun!
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