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.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.