Category: Best of Intellimusica

Alexandre Desplat

The Imitation Game: theme for guitar (Alexandre Desplat)

The Imitation Game is an interesting story in world history, and one that has implications for millions of people living today. In a nutshell, the brilliant Alan Turing (1912-1954) was a British mathematician, mathematical biologist, a pioneering computer scientist, and a philosophical thinker on the […]

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Mockingjay Part 1

The Hanging Tree | fingerstyle guitar

(Note: this post is an entry to the method section of the blog where I muse on business and philosophy. I am not an expert on personal development, and I’m still a work in progress. However, I just like to write and think out-loud. Take […]

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The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything: Theme for guitar

Post Classical Music The post classical music genre is comprised of modern day composers who write music for solo projects and film. Even still, there is definitely a post-classical sound. The sound, while far from actual classical music, is usually a simple, emotive chord progression […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: How to play The Book of Life Theme

I think this will be my last transcription from Gustavo Santaolalla’s music from The Book of Life. For those who don’t know, there was a secondary score released with a lot of instrumental music and guitar work — which is kinda more my thing. The […]

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Fury

Fury: Norman (closing theme) for guitar

Both of my grandfathers passed away when I was young, so my defacto grandfather was actually my wife’s grandfather, who we called Pap. I got know this man very well, and I wrote an entire blog post about him when he passed away last summer. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

The Book of Life: I Love You Too Much for guitar

As a Gustavo Santaolalla super fan, I’m amazed that the same guy who composed the brooding score for Babel, can also be perfectly at home writing material for The Book of Life. You don’t see this type of seamless versatility very often. Especially from those […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

The Book of Life: The Apology Song by Gustavo Santaolalla

First and foremost, Gustavo Santaolalla is a craftsman of music. Whether it’s Brokeback Mountain, The Last of Us, or The Book of Life — he perfectly adapts his music to every circumstance. I’ve been a fan for a long time. After his score for Babel, […]

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl: How to play Sugar Storm for guitar (Trent Reznor)

“If you believe that you must keep your promises, over-deliver and treat every commitment as though it’s an opportunity for a transformation, the only way you can do this is to turn down most opportunities. No is the foundation that we can build our yes […]

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Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight: How to play Letters from the Sky | fingerstyle guitar

“Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” Emma Bull, Author Playing Letters from the Sky for this blog was a strange occurrence. I had been doing some content research, adding to my never ending list of material when […]

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The Twins (Prague) for classical guitar

Max Richter: Departure (The Leftovers) fingerstyle guitar

While technology in film is often times bedazzling to look at — nothing beats authentic characters. A friend of mine made the observation that even a good plot can’t beatĀ plain oldĀ great actors and well developed characters. When I think about it, some of my favorite […]

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith: How to play Latch | fingerstyle guitar

I really like Sam Smith. As someone who teaches younger people, I have grown to value artists who put their talent and music, front and center. The more talented the individual, the less they have to rely on antics to further propel their career. While […]

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Daniel Licht

Dexter: Blood Theme | fingerstyle guitar

This has been performed a dozen times on YouTube, but I thought I would thrown my hat in the ring with a slightly different arrangement. Sometimes it’s better to create an ode the original without doing a note for note interpretation. I’ve done this before […]

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