Category: Best of Intellimusica

Summertime Sadness for Classical Guitar

Lana Del Rey: Summertime Sadness | fingerstyle guitar

I am constantly organizing my content to make it easier to find and access.  One of the newer things I’ve done is archive all of my free tabs. Which begs the question, what constitutes a free tab? It’s important to know that I put just […]

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Gravity for guitar

Gravity: Theme for Guitar

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics Gravity is typical fare for Intellimusica: an ambient movie theme that would be difficult to imagine as a solo guitar piece — yet […]

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Team for Classical Guitar

Lorde: Team | fingerstyle guitar

“I don’t do one vertical jump in a game, but in the Combine that’s what they measure.” -Tom Brady, Patriots QB Eliminating Vanity Metrics It is very easy for artists, musicians, and creators in general, to get caught up in vanity metrics. A vanity metric […]

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The Human League

The Human League: Human | fingerstyle guitar

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” -Albert Einstein Removing the outcome I hit the gym once or twice a week. I’m the skinny guy carrying a clipboard with a complete record of my lifts, goals, workout time, etc. […]

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Bjork: Joga | fingerstyle guitar

Practice, or put your guitar way? As my students returned from summer vacations and camps, I noticed an interesting phenomena: all of them got significantly better at playing guitar.  This wouldn’t be that odd, had they taken guitars with them — but they didn’t. I also […]

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The Last Of Us ‘Reprise’ — The (Complete) Theme For Guitar

I posted a version of Gustavo Santaolalla’s The Last Of Us theme in January of 2012. At that time, the only thing I had to go on, was an unmixed, un-mastered, and ultimately incomplete “leaked” version of what we now know as The Last Of […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: How to Play — The Last Of Us Menu Theme

This will be my final The Last Of Us post. I didn’t mean to spend half the summer transcribing one score, but (the game and soundtrack) were so popular, and I knew I could expedite the entire thing to this blog fairly quickly. If you’re […]

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28 Days Later: In the House, In a Heartbeat | fingerstyle guitar

I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I’m definitely going to go see World War Z, and (like everyone else) I thought the CGI zombies in I Am Legend were lame.   However, what’s lost in the latest zombie-craze is that Danny Boyle had […]

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Game of Thrones Season 4

Game of Thrones: How to play For the Realm (official guitar theme by Ramin Djawadi)

The soundtrack/score for Game of Thrones: Season 3 was released with a guitar version of the main theme called, For the Realm. I decided against doing my own arrangement of the Game of Thrones theme because the internet is saturated with them (and really good […]

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Lana Del Rey: Young and Beautiful (The Great Gatsby) fingerstyle guitar

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food […]

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Massive Attack: Teardrop | fingerstyle guitar

One of the many upsides to having a (regularly updated) blog, is that it will establish credibility and authority with your offline job — so long as they’re similar. Although my teaching schedule is booked to capacity, I have pointed to my blog as a […]

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Hans Zimmer: Time | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update: March 25th 2017] Inception Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased in […]

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