Category: Best of Intellimusica

Main Title Theme

House of Cards: Main Title Theme | fingerstyle guitar

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics — is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato A House of Cards We all know, intuitively, that the political process is horribly corrupted. House of Cards simply illustrates the rotted under-tapestry of […]

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Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor: Waking Up (Explosions in the Sky) fingerstyle guitar

“To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.” – Margret Thatcher Bound by convention My friend Fran and I were learning Impermanence […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

August: Osage County — How to Play Morning (Barb Balcony) by Gustavo Santaolalla

I have to be up front about this. If you’re new to this blog, whenever a Santaolalla score is released, I dissect and transcribe the entire thing. I’m that big of a fan. So, if for some strange reason Gustavo Santaolalla guitar songs don’t interest […]

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Nebraska: How to Play — Their Pie by Mark Orton

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up, sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains — if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Richard M. Nixon I am fascinated with people who find their ultimate success […]

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Bastille: Pompeii | fingerstyle guitar

All in “If I have something to fall back on, I’ll fall back.” – George Clooney, Rolling Stone That was Clooney’s response to his father as he urged his son, then a struggling actor, to go back to school and get something fall back on. […]

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Sweater Weather

The Neighbourhood: Sweater Weather | fingerstyle guitar

Without Their Permission I recently listened to Alexis Ohanian‘s interview on the Bryan Callen podcast. At 30 years old, AlexisOhanian (co-founder of Reddit) is an angel investor, adviser to countless start-ups, author, and multimillionaire.  His new book is titled, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will […]

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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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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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