Category: Easy to Play

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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the disaster artist

The Disaster Artist: theme for guitar + TAB

The Disaster Artist The Disaster Artist is the true-story of aspiring filmmaker and odd-ball Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Wiseau directed, and is the principle actor in, The Room. Known as a true disasterpiece, The Room, became a cult classic film, where the acting […]

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mindhunter

Mindhunter (Netflix): Main Titles theme for guitar + TAB

Mindhunter We just binged watched the first season of Mindhunter and it was great. If you liked (HBO’s) True Detective, you’ll like Mindhunter. Mindhunter follows two FBI agents in the late 70’s as they attempt to create a profiling scheme for serial killers, by interviewing […]

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evan handyside

Remembrance – Evan Handyside (Americana, ambient guitar) + TAB

Remembrance I wrote Remembrance because I love invoking sentiment and nostalgia with music — though, for some reason, I hate sentiment and nostalgia in real life. This winter, I’ve been thinking about my type-A, workaholic self — my real personality is literally the polar opposite […]

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lady bird

Lady Bird: Consolation / Reconcile for guitar (Jon Brion) + TAB

Lady Bird The Lady Bird soundtrack is from multi-instrumentalist composer Jon Brion. Brion’s niche is in creating “unsentimental” scores that fit hand in glove with indie drama/comedies. The music bounces along — like a Beatles song without vocals — never interfering with the scene. Contrast […]

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jeff buckley

The First Noel for guitar (Jeff Buckley vibe) + TAB

The First Noel I love Christmas and holiday music. For The First Noel I wanted to reimagine it in the vibe of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah. I capoed the 5th fret as Buckley does, and I also added a few other parts — an intro and […]

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gustavo santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Amores Perros (guitar themes) + TAB

Amores Perros Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Amores Perros (2001) is an ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Inventively structured as overlapping and intersecting narratives. Gustavo Santaolalla initially said no to this project, because he was too busy producing […]

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