Category: Best of Intellimusica

Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

“Gabriel’s Oboe” is the title theme for the 1986 film The Mission. The piece was written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, and is widely considered to be one of his greatest musical achievements. The Mission is a period drama about the experience of a Jesuit […]

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Coldplay: Yellow | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Yellow Recently, early Coldplay songs have made a comeback with my teenage guitar students. I had forgotten how extraordinary these songs were, specifically from the first two albums, Parachutes and Rush of Blood to the Head. With “Yellow” I wanted to do a fingerstyle arrangement […]

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House of the Dragon: The Prince That Was Promised | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Prince That Was Promised House of the Dragon, begins nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The show portrays the reign of House Targaryen, and their children battling for control of the Iron Throne. The glorious music is from Game of […]

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Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – Across the Stars | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Across the Stars This song is a beautiful motif by the greatest film composer of all time, John Williams. Across the Stars was recommended to me by one of my long time Intellimusica members, and it’s one of the all-time classic Star Wars themes. In […]

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Oppenheimer: American Prometheus | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

American Prometheus I’ve been obsessing over the Ludwig Göransson’s Oppenheimer soundtrack since the film’s release. Just brilliant. Like Hans Zimmer at his peak in the 2010’s. This is a complex story about a complex individual — and Christopher Nolan leans heavily on the music to […]

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Hans Zimmer: A Time of Quiet Between the Storms (Dune: Part Two) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

A Time of Quiet Between the Storms After completion of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune in 2021, Hans Zimmer, was still inspired and continued writing music. This led to the piece, A Time of Quiet Between the Storms. Zimmer tours extensively, bringing his film music to audiences […]

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John Williams: Schindler’s List | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Schindler’s List “Schindler’s List” is one of the greatest films of the 20th Century, and it serves as an accurate, historical document of the Holocaust. In kind, Oskar Schindler is one of greatest heroes the world will ever know. Schindler was a paradoxical figure; a […]

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The Holdovers: Silver Joy (Damien Jurado) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Silver Joy Silver Joy was a perfect choice for The Holdovers. This song was used through the film as a motif. The simple E minor to F progression has a tenderness to it, without being too overly sentimental. When I heard the “Cat Stevens-like” tune […]

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When Ginny Kissed Harry | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

When Ginny Kissed Harry This is a beautiful piece of music by British composer, Nicholas Hooper, whose highest-profile scores were two Harry Potter films: Order of the Phoenix and the Half-Blood Prince. When Ginny Kissed Harry, turned out beautifully for a single guitar — as the […]

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Edelweiss | fingerstyle guitar

Edelweiss | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Edelweiss Edelweiss is a 1959 piece from the musical, The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps. The song was written for the Broadway production of The Sound of Music, for the character, Captain Georg […]

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The Book of Life: The Apology Song | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Apology Song The Apology Song (Si Puedes Perdonar) was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla for the 2014 animated film ‘The Book of Life’. It’s a beautiful ballad about the power of forgiveness and redemption. The song is sung by Diego Luna, who voices the character […]

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Game of Thrones: Goodbye Brother | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Goodbye Brother Ramin Djawadi’s poignant composition “Goodbye Brother” is used throughout the 8 seasons of Game of Thrones. It’s considered the theme of House Stark. The sparse melody mirrors the emotional turmoil of the Stark siblings as they part ways. “Goodbye Brother” serves not only […]

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