Category: Blues Guitar

The Glass Castle: Summer Storm (Joel P West) guitar line

The Glass Castle: Summer Storm (Joel P West) guitar line + TAB

Summer Storm Free Download on SoundCloud The Glass Castle (the book and movie) recount the unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing of Jeannette Walls and her siblings had at the hands of their deeply dysfunctional parents. The title refers to her father’s long held intention of building his […]

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True Detective 3: Death Letter Blues (opening) for guitar

True Detective 3: Death Letter Blues (opening) for guitar + TAB

“We’re starting and ending the season with deep, deep classic American vernacular,” T Bone Burnett – music producer and soundtrack curator of HBO’s True Detective. Death Letter Free download on SoundCloud. ‘Death Letter Blues’ was originally recorded by Delta Blues artist, Son House, in 1965. […]

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evan handyside

Blues Lead in A + TAB

Blues Lead in A (Listening is a highly underrated form of practice. Free download on SoundCloud.) Just playing around with some licks in A. As always I use a 1,4,5 (blues rhythm) backbone so it sounds complete. I blatantly stole the first half of this […]

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Dirty Blues in G (some chords & lead improvisation) + TAB

Dirty Blues in G Free Download on SoundCloud. This is a 12 Bar Blues improvisation in the key of G. Heavy quotes on the “improvisation” — as I knew exactly what I was going to play. I like this jam because it’s short, and covers […]

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An old-timey, Gypsy Americana guitar riff + TAB

Gypsy Americana Mp3 download on Soundcloud. My good friend Dr. Nathan Riley is an OB/Gyn based in San Diego, California. He just started a podcast for his profession called The OB/Gyno Wino Podcast. At least that’s the working title. Of course he asked me to […]

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British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) + TAB

British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) Free MP3 Download. Like every guitar player on earth, I love Blues guitar playing. I routinely develop little riffs for my guitar students to play, and I figured I share a few of those on this blog. […]

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Finding Altamira

Finding Altamira (2016): theme for guitar (Mark Knopfler) + TAB

Altamira This song was suggested to me from a friend, and I think it’s a perfect fit for this blog. I’ve been a Mark Knopfler fan for as long as I can remember.  He is truly one of the greatest living singer/songwriter/guitar players of all […]

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evan handyside

Tin Can: easy bluegrass guitar + TAB

Tin Can I wrote this song for a film I was working on last year. (I was let go of the project.) However, I kept all of the music to release on my blog and SoundCloud. Even though the film didn’t work out for me, […]

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Don’t Come Around Here No More (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Don’t Come Around Here No More Very sad news about Tom Petty. He was a favorite of just about everybody. I had the opportunity to see him live a half dozen times since high school, AND just this past June — where he looked and […]

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No Cross to Bear: A Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. There’s something about a solitary, lonesome black stratocaster, that makes me want to play Jimi Hendrix riffs. In the video above I created on original piece of music — a homage –that pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s guitar style. Specifically, his […]

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Eric Clapton: For John W (a guitar tribute to John Wetton) + TAB

On Jan 31st 2017, King Crimson/Asia bassist, John Wetton passed away. On the same day, Eric Clapton posted a short, instrumental acoustic tribute on his Facebook page entitled, For John W……ec. You can see that FB post here. In addition to being a fitting tribute […]

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Evan Handyside: Angel in my Passway: a Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Angel in my Passway is also an even higher quality, free download on Soundcloud I wrote this song while thinking about my wife — specifically when I first met her 18 years ago. As an instrumentalist, who writes ambient music on a classical guitar, you […]

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