Category: Easy to Play

Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain 2 theme for guitar + TAB

Brokeback Mountain 2 The Brokeback Mountain score is initially what introduced me to Gustavo Santaolalla’s music in 2005 — for which he won the first of his back-to-back Academy Awards. The minimalist approach and solitary delivery of a lone acoustic guitar was unlike anything we […]

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13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why: Oh In This World of Dread, Carry On (Eskmo) for guitar + TAB

13 Reasons Why Although I haven’t watched 13 Reasons Why — all of my teenage guitar students are talking about it, and it keeps popping up in my social news feeds. I figured if THIS MANY people are interested, I should probably check out the music. The […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Opening (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Opening If you’ve been a reading my blog for any length of time, it’s not hard to figure out that I’m a Gustavo Santaolalla superfan. It all started with the Brokeback Mountain score: acoustic guitar, empty space, minimalism. I had never heard anything like it.  […]

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Smile Into Eyes – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Smile Into Eyes Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. This song is also available wherever you get your music, including Apple Music and Spotify. I wrote this song while thinking about my son (who’s 3 at the moment). I get to work early each morning on […]

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the passion of the christ

The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus (John Debney) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Goes to Jesus Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and beautiful piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene: The Apostle John, takes Mary to a better vantage point to possibly see, touch, […]

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love, simon

Love, Simon: Simon and Blue (Rob Simonsen) for guitar + TAB

Simon and Blue Rob Simonsen’s music (aptly named) is perfect for this style of movie. With ‘Simon and Blue’ he seemingly uses every cliche chord progression, texture, and melody from the 80’s. I love every minute of it. This song is so expertly crafted — […]

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the motorcycle diaries

Gustavo Santaolalla: Chichina (The Motorcycle Diaries) + TAB

Chichina I performed Chichina this blog about 7 years ago, however my audio quality was dated and not up to my current standard. I’ve been on a quest to redo the songs that inspire me to play guitar, and Gustavo Santaolalla’s Chichina is one of […]

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johann johannsson

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON: The Sun’s Gone Dim and the Sky’s Turned Black | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Johann Johannsson This is my tribute to the late, Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything, Sicario). He was one of — if not the greatest living composer. His music was all at once: aching, melancholy, and extraordinary progressive. Johann’s passing is a major loss for […]

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call me by your name

Call Me By Your Name: Visions of Gideon | fingerstyle guitar (Sufjan Stevens) + TAB

Visions of Gideon Sufjan Stevens is a multi-instrumentalist American singer-songwriter based in New York. His “indie-folk” style is more atmospheric and layered. Sufjan’s songs from Call Me By Your Name are beautiful. The soundtrack also features avant-garde classical works and music by composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto […]

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evan handyside

Starry Night – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Starry Night Very rarely do I pick up the guitar and gain inspiration out of thin air. I need an image or thought (unrelated to music) to jump start my creativity. Sometimes, while I’m researching content for this blog, I’ll watch a movie trailer (on […]

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three billboards outside ebbing, missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: The Deer (Carter Burwell) for guitar

The Deer Written by Carter Burwell, The Deer, is the sentimental theme from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This theme is also known from the score as, My Dear Anne, and Can’t give up Hope. All three themes have a delicate guitar line as well […]

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gustavo santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Dans Les Yeux De Bruno + TAB

Dans Les Yeux De Bruno I’ve always loved this short guitar riff from Gustavo Santaolalla. It from a french film entitled, Les Yeux De Sa Mère. I’ve been working on a complex and long piece for this blog — so it was a good opportunity […]

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