spy guitar

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to learn, understand, and incorporate the musical characteristics found in countless spy-film soundtracks.



  • Explore genre-defining elements of spy guitar.
  • Learn how to use these elements to create your own spy guitar sounds and songs.
  • Discover how musical intuition and music theory can work together to create mystery and suspense.
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Although many might suspect that the sound of spy guitar begins in 1962 with the “James Bond Theme,” one must in fact go back to 1958 and Henry Mancini’s equally iconic theme for Peter Gunn.

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