a love unreturned

When I write music, put my hands on the guitar to see what happens. After I get two or three notes, I execute what I hear in my head, and follow that thread until completion.

It’s hard for me to get away from Gustavo Santaolalla’s sound, as his style informs all of my playing at this point. However, my main influence for ‘a love unreturned’ was the work of composer, Abel Korzeniowski; a Polish composer of theater and film scores.

Korzeniowski most famously composed the music for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. In my opinion, he should have been nominated for an Academy Award in 2016 for that score. The music totally drives the final scene of that movie.

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Nocturnal Animals: theme for guitar + TAB

Gustavo Santaolalla: Pajaros + TAB

Rain – Evan Handyside (ambient, world guitar) + TAB

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How to play ‘a love unreturned’ for classical guitar

The guitar tab a love unreturned is beautifully written across three pages. This piece is best for intermediate guitar players — although the verse is very doable for beginner guitarists. Thanks for listening and reading. The guitar tab is available below:

My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab, goes like this:

Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus

Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus


**a love unreturned – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar)

This song is played in standard tuning. I’m playing with a capo on the 4th fret. Although, you can playing it without a capo, or in any capo position you prefer.