The James Bond Theme – Classical Guitar

The James Bond Theme - Classical GuitarThe “James Bond Theme” is the main signature theme of the James Bond films and has featured in every Eon Productions Bond film since Dr. No, released in 1962. The piece has been used as an accompanying fanfare to the gun barrel sequence in almost every James Bond film. Monty Norman has been credited with writing the “James Bond Theme”, and has received royalties since 1962. Norman collected around £485,000 in royalties between the years 1976 and 1999. For Dr. No, the tune was arranged by John Barry, who would later go on to compose the soundtracks for eleven James Bond films. Courts have ruled twice that the theme was written by Monty Norman, despite claims and testimony by Barry that he had actually written the theme. Norman has consequently won two libel actions against publishers for claiming that Barry wrote the theme, most recently against The Sunday Times in 2001.

James Bond theme, with its smooth running is a good example of arrangement with alternate basses in travis picking style. If you like the rhythmic songs for classical guitar I can also recommend the my song “A Mixolydian Samba“. Thank you.


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