Category: Easy to Play

The Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony | fingerstyle guitar

I remember the very day Urban Hymns was released. I took the day off of work (it was that important to me), bought the CD at Sam Goody, and drove around blaring it from my car stereo. I had been playing in my new band […]

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The Bourne Identity: Extreme Ways (Moby) fingerstyle guitar

Extreme Ways is the default theme song for the Bourne franchise — specifically the conclusion of each movie. Just when you think Jason Bourne or (in Legacy’s case) Arron Cross has disappeared — the sampled violins strike and Bourne is on the move. To memorize […]

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Drive (2011): Nightcall | fingerstyle guitar

Like many of you, I find myself still listening to the big three from the movie┬áDrive. I particularly enjoy listening to Nightcall — oddly enough, while I’m driving — at night. Having listened to Nightcall dozens of times, I couldn’t help but wonder what it […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Riding Horses (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Photo by Vruyr Martirosyan | Unsplash Riding Horses (This post and tab have been updated as of 8/31/20) Riding Horses is one of my favorite selections from Gustavo Santaolalla’s iconic, Academy Award winning score for Brokeback Mountain. It’s truly one Gustavo Santaolalla’s most beautiful melodies. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Leyendo en el Hospital (The Motorcycle Diaries) + TAB

The Motorcycle Diaries: masterpiece score by Gustavo Santaolalla [Updated post and tab: May 2017] The Motorcycle Diaries The Motorcycle Diaries is considered to be one of Gustavo Santaolalla’s greatest film scores. Film synopsis (edited from the official Focus Features site): The Motorcycle Diaries, depicts the […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Things We Lost in the Fire (guitar theme) + TAB

[Updated for 2017] Things We Lost in the Fire, is a 2007 drama starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro: A recent widow (Berry) invites her husband’s troubled best friend (Del Toro) to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his […]

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