Between the Shadow and Soul - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)
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Between the Shadow and Soul

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"I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul."
- Pablo Neruda, Love Sonnet 17.

I wrote this song, like all of my songs, very quickly. I'm a firm believer that, I'm not so much writing the song -- as channeling it. In the case of Between the Shadow and Soul, I had Hans Zimmer's Time and Max Richter's On the Nature of Daylight mashing up in my mind.

While following my ear, I dove in to the middle section of the song. I couldn't get back to the introduction motif in the D minor position, but I could get back to it in E minor -- one whole step up. The transition is so seamless that the casual listener will assume I resolved the song with the introduction. Only a guitar player -- playing the TAB -- will notice that I've pushed the beginning motif up a whole step.

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Gear Used

For Between the Shadow and Soul I used my Cordoba GK Studio guitar. You can find a current list of my gear recommendations here.

How to play Between the Shadow and Soul by Evan Handyside

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The guitar tab is three pages long, beautifully written, and played straight through. You'll take care to repeat the sections within the repeat brackets.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

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