Category: Easy to Play

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros: The Rains of Castamere | fingerstyle guitar

“We probably managed to create the gloomiest version so far. It is maybe not the happiest wedding song, but we think that it fit the scene very well.” – Georg Holm, Sigur Ros When I search for Intellimusica’s content, I have an idea of what […]

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Hans Zimmer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: I’m Spider-Man (Hans Zimmer) fingerstyle guitar

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” ― Albert Einstein No coincidences, just a road map I’ve written, ad nauseam, that the natural state of human beings (in my opinion) is creation: We build things. We create businesses that must be tended like gardens. We […]

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Breathe In

Breathe In: Coda (Dustin O’Halloran) fingerstyle guitar

How to Play Coda for classical guitar, by Dustin O’Halloran, from the Breath In original score I love this one. In many cases the post-classical genre follows the simple formula of: a single compelling chord progression with evolving layers of melodies.  In this regard — Max Richter, Dustin […]

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Alt-J

Alt-J: Interlude 3 | fingerstyle guitar

“Where’s your will to be weird?” ― Jim Morrison Most people, myself included, have tried to duplicate other people’s results. It’s an easy cognitive error to make: I want to do (X). This guy over here is really good at (X), so I’ll just follow […]

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Divergent

Divergent: I Need You (M83) fingerstyle guitar

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner The least moving parts Through diligent blogging on Intellimusica, I developed a highly personalized guitar style. At this point, I am my sound, and people pretty much know what their going to get with […]

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The Last of Us

The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla

“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss So, what are you doing 3 years from now? Compared to others, I have only a tiny smigin of internet success. But at 1,400,000 views on YouTube, and roughly 15,000 people on the blog […]

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Morning Phase

Beck: Wave | fingerstyle guitar

My blog is for a highly qualified, and unique individual. After all, I started it to act as a lighthouse — a beacon for like-minded people who think differently about guitar, and music in general. You can consider this post: a niche within a niche. […]

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The Last of Us

The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Left Behind by Gustavo Santaolalla

The Last Of Us music has yet another life with Volume 2. I’m not familiar with the game, but I remember an interview with Gustavo Santaolalla where he explained the music was interactive — in that, different boards unlock different elements of the music. So […]

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August: Osage County

August: Osage County — How to Play Family Visits by Gustavo Santaolalla

This has been a busy few weeks for me, so I apologize for not having more substantive posts –other than the August: Osage County score. Even still, Gustavo Santaolalla offers a few short and nifty riffs that are perfect for beginner and intermediate guitarists. Also, […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

August: Osage County — How to Play Arrival by Gustavo Santaolalla

At the exact same time that my teaching career and website are doing great, a loved one’s career is in doubt. Their company unexpectedly let go of dozens of employees, and they’re transferring this person to another office farther away from home.  A situation that […]

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The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: How to Play — Kingsfoil for guitar (The Desolation of Smaug)

I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to be with your family, catch a few movies, and play some guitar. Rather than a substantive post this week, we’ll get right to it. How to Play Kingsfoil for guitar, by Howard Shore, […]

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The Tour

Catching Fire: How to Play — I Need You (James Newton Howard)

The art of minimalist practicing The scope of this blog is pretty narrow, so my guitar playing can easily become one dimensional. From time to time, I’ll get out of my comfort zone and practice difficult things to reset my progress. Usually, the arrangements I […]

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