Photo by Artem Kovalev | Unsplash


I wrote this song in 2016 as part of a (rough draft) score for a short-film entitled, Broken Noons, by Guillermo L. Vázquez. I loved working with Guillermo, and that was my first opportunity scoring anything. The film went on to become the Official Selection of several independent film festivals. Actress Josi Lage was nominated for ‘best actress’ and myself ‘best score’ at the iFilmMaker festival in Barcelona. (I believe the festival was eventually cancelled due to the pandemic.)

Anna was never used in Broken Noons, but I kept this song in my back pocket — as it was my favorite from the initial batch of songs I sent to Guillermo. “Anna” was the name of Josi Lage’s character — the protagonist of our film.

Recently Unboxholics used (my cover version of) Gustavo Santaolalla’s The Last of Us Part II for their short film, Anna: a Last of Us Story. It’s an incredibly well made, and well acted film. Again, the protagonist character is Anna.

Both of these short-films have been very helpful to my music career. I owe a debt of gratitude to both Guillermo L. Vázquez and Sakis Karpas (Unboxholics). This coincidence of the character Anna is why I’m releasing this song now.

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How to play Anna | fingerstyle guitar

This piece is beautifully written across four pages. I recommend Anna for beginner guitar players and up. While the fingerstyle is relentless, the chord shapes are so easy that I included this in the Easy to Play archive.

You’ll play the guitar tab straight through — playing the first chorus 1x and the second chorus 2x. My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Verse, Verse Change, Verse, To Chorus

Chorus 1x

Verse, Verse Change, Verse, To Chorus

Chorus 2x, End

I hope you enjoy playing this. The guitar tab is available below:

**Anna – Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

Anna is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 4th fret.