“Nothing Else Matters” Fingerstyle Guitar Version Shootout

Metallica's Nothing Else Matters is already and fingerstyle guitar inspired guitar piece. However, to make it 100% fingerstyle it should contain the vocal melody and solos too. I was really inspired by the two original 100% fingerstyle versions below. Especially Tomi's. I think this sort of treatment very much elevates the song, which I think is tough to do when it's so popular already. See what you think…

Which version do you like best?

 

TAB for Tomi version: 
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/sungha_jung/nothing_else_matters_guitar_pro.htm

 

While they're both good, personally my vote is for the Tomi P. version. I think it's intuitive, creative, and a really beautiful take on the song.

Which one do you like and why? Please let me know below…

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About Michael Jae

Michael is a guitarist of over 18 years and has taught lessons, played in front of live audiences, and wrote and recorded his own acoustic fingerstyle albums. He’s especially fond of playing classic rock, heavy metal, classical guitar, and fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the style of Leo Kottke and John Fahey.

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