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Guitarist Plays 'Stranger Things' Theme Song on a Harp Guitar

Stranger Things, the original Netfilx series about a suburban Indiana boy who goes missing (in the most incredibly creepy, monster-filled, horrible way), has more than its share of rabid fans—myself included.

But it's safe to say that a lot of people tune in just to hear the show's masterpiece of a theme song, with all its undulating arpeggios.

The tune's magic comes from layer upon layer of big, beautiful, sultry synthesizer tracks that are drenched in the classic production style of the early Eighties.

Below, check out a new—and synth-free—version of the song as performed by Canadian guitarist Jamie Dupuis, who breaks out his harp guitar for the occasion.

While we're on the topic of the Stranger Things theme, be sure to watch the bottom video, "The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things," which was posted earlier this year by Reverb. In the clip, Reverb's Justin DeLay takes you deep into the analog "Upside Down" (watch the show) and demonstrates how to approximate the theme's sounds on analog synthesizers of the day.

For more clips by Dupuis, be sure to visit his YouTube channel.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.