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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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Gear Used

For a love unreturned, I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear here.

My music

You can find my personal music on Spotify, Apple, and all streaming services:

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The Intellimusica Spotify Playlist: Ethereal & Cinematic Guitar
Deep cuts from artists like Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, Jeff Buckley, and Radiohead – combine to create a heady flow of music for focus, meditation, and self-reflection. This is a Guitar focused (but not exclusive) playlist that elicits the emotional, captivating quality of modern film scores.

How to play ‘a love unreturned’ for classical guitar

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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

Outro

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.

 

Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.