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– by Seth McDonald

Brazillian guitarist Marcos Kaiser seems to love movies almost as much as he loves music. If you’ve not been exposed to his brilliance yet, and you love movie theme songs and scores you’re in for a treat today. Kaiser has a Youtube channel where he arranges popular musical pieces for his seven string classical guitar, and he is amazing at what he does.

First, we’ll start with a piece of Star Wars music. One of the best things to come out of the prequels, “Duel of the Fates” is now as iconic as the “Imperial March,” or the Force theme (“Twin Suns”). Kaiser nails every bit of the emotional the original piece evokes. Enjoy!

We will show you one more Star Wars piece, and then move on to other films. The one and only hit of the Max Reebo band, the Cantina song is a toe-tappin’ jam, full of that ragtime groove that will forever be synonymous with the first meeting of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

Next up, is, in my opinion, one of the best movie themes that isn’t written by John Williams. The Back to the Future theme truly encompasses the urgency of the scenes it accompanies, and it’s hard to listen to this piece of music without envisioning Marty McFly’s final run. Let’s hope Doc can get those cables connected in time.

Shifting gears here to a song featured in one of the best, and most important animated films ever, Kaiser does an excellent cover of the Oscar award-winning Song from Toy Story, Randy Newman’s, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” A song that makes it nearly impossible not to snap your fingers along with the music. It’s groovin’, it’s bluesy, have at it folks.

Kaiser makes some of the best faces while playing that rival the blues great, Stevie Ray Vaughn. If you enjoyed these arrangements He has plenty of more for you folks to search out on his Youtube channel, including Schindler’s List, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter. Along with the Toy Story song, he does a few others from Disney animated films such as Hakuna Matata and Prince Ali from Aladdin.

Kaiser also branches out into video game themes, performing Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda and Mortal Kombat, as well as giving his personal spin to classic songs like Johnny Be Good and The Entertainer.

Let us know what you thought of Marcos in the comments down below!

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