Category: Easy to Play

Gone Girl

Trent Reznor’s Technically, Missing | fingerstyle guitar

I look forward to the scores by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — as much as I look forward to David Fincher’s movies. At this point: The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl are inextricably linked with their gritty soundtracks. […]

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Echosmith: How to play Cool Kids | fingerstyle guitar

“The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.” ― Colin Wilson Don’t be a cow in the rain I do talk about following your ideas and passions at all costs. However, it might […]

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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful: How to play Demimonde | fingerstyle guitar

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Give your mind a break. Play guitar. It is critical to play guitar at least once a day. If anything, to give your mind a break while […]

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Theme for guitar

How to play the Hemlock Grove theme for guitar (Nathan Barr)

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with personal finance. For no particular reason other than, I want to optimize my situation. Also I’d rather not be left out, when other’s are smartly saving and investing for a rainy day. Sound’s boring right? I thought so too, but things […]

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man: How to play Herbert Gronemeyer’s Opening Theme for guitar

Herbert Gronemeyer (left) “I go into the studio and I start making whatever it is that I feel like I’m missing.” – Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. For success, solve your own problem Essentially Intellimusica is my way of creating the music that I’m personally […]

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Damon Albarn

Sister Rust (Damon Albarn) fingerstyle guitar

From my early 20’s onward, I have been an enormous Blur fan. Their guitarist, Graham Coxon, is one of my all time favorites. Blur’s front-man, Damon Albarn, has proven himself to be a visionary musician though solo projects and Gorillaz. What’s my favorite Blur song? […]

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Opening titles theme

Max Richter: How to play the The Leftovers (Main Title Theme) for guitar

So far, the most interesting thing about HBO’s The Leftovers is the opening title sequence which aired at the beginning of the second episode. It’s a dark, hedonistic riff on the Sistine Chapel — with a fairly compelling theme song by composer, Max Richter. A […]

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Theme from Fargo

Fargo (FX): theme for guitar

Fargo’s composer, Jeff Russo, is also a guitarist and founding member of the late 90’s rock band, Tonic. In case you’re too young to remember, Tonic was a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling band — who had a string of hit singles from 1996 onward. Jeff […]

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Ender's Game theme for guitar

Ender’s Game: How to Play Dragon Army for guitar

I was listening to a fascinating interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast with Brian Koppleman: screenwriter of Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Illusionist. [Not to be a total Tim Ferriss fanboy — but if you’re a creator of any kind, there is no better resource […]

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Vladimir's Blues by Max Richter

The Leftovers: How to Play Vladimir’s Blues for guitar (Max Richter)

“Play is the highest form of research.” ― Albert Einstein I’m interested in HBO’S new series, The Leftovers, so naturally I wanted to find out what the music was all about. I knew Max Richter was composing the score, but I wanted to hear, and […]

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Lykke Li

Lykke Li: No Rest For the Wicked | fingerstyle guitar

I’m a recent Lykke Li fan. I first heard her music when a Facebook friend shared this video of Dance, Dance, Dance. There’s also another version of her performing the same song with Bon Iver. Save for the fact that Lykke Li is an incredibly […]

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey: West Coast | fingerstyle guitar

Some good advice from Henry Rollins Henry Rollins’ Letter to a Young American is making it’s way through the internet. Unfortunately, there’s many edited down versions. I recommend the full version here. Personally, I would have skipped the references to politicians, but the central focus […]

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