Category: Evan Handyside

Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar: Silent Night + TAB

Silent Night Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I really love this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. In fact, I would argue that simplicity in music is virtuous, […]

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Coventry Carol, a Christmas EP by Evan Handyside

Coventry Carol is a Christmas EP that I’ve long wanted to release. It’s a short collection of 5 songs. All are my own arrangements, and two of them are written by me: The Holly in the Windy Hedge and Ode to the Season. I’ve been […]

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My New EP, The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass Friends, my new EP is out today, The Parting Glass. It’s a collection of 5 contemplative guitar pieces in the World/New Age genre. This one has more of a Celtic feel as the EP progresses. Links to streaming below: 👇🏻 1. Pale […]

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Halloween Theme (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Halloween Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. (This arrangement is available on Spotify and all streaming services. Links below.) As evidenced by this blog, I’m a huge fan of multi-instrumentalist composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. His music is synonymous with the world. He seems to […]

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The Parting Glass | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Parting Glass [This performance is available on all streaming services. Links below.] The Parting Glass is a Scottish traditional song written in 1770. (However, evidence of this song has been found in manuscripts from the 1620s-1630’s.) This solo guitar arrangement is heavily inspired by […]

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Casadh an Tsúgáin | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Casadh an Tsúgáin This performance is available on Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming services. Casadh an Tsúgáin on Spotify Casadh an Tsúgáin on Apple Music Sean-nós “in the old way” singing is unaccompanied, traditional Irish vocal music — usually performed in the Irish language. […]

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Pale Mourner – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Pale Mourner [This song is available on SoundCloud and all streaming services, links below.] ‘The light wraps you in its mortal flame. Abstracted pale mourner, standing that way against the old propellers of the twilight that revolves around you.’ Excerpt from The Light Wraps You […]

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The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Goes to Jesus Free audio download on SoundCloud. [This piece is available on all streaming platforms.] Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and exquisite piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene: The […]

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A Wayfaring Stranger, an EP by Evan Handyside

The concept is based around, The Wayfaring Stranger, a well-known American folk and gospel song that originated in the early 19th century. The song is about a plaintive soul on the journey of life. The most popular variation is from Johnny Cash. In my humble […]

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1917: Wayfaring Stranger | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wayfaring Stranger Free download on SoundCloud. The Wayfaring Stranger is a well-known American folk and gospel song that originating in the early 19th century. The song is about a plaintive soul on the journey of life. The most popular variation is from Johnny Cash. In […]

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Only Ghosts – Evan Handyside (Ambient, classical guitar) + TAB

Only Ghosts Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. This song is also available on all streaming and music services including: Spotify and Apple I wrote and recorded Only Ghosts in 2016. At that point, I was in the infancy of my sound design implementation. […]

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a love unreturned – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Free audio download on SoundCloud. This piece is also available on all steaming services, including: Spotify and Apple. a love unreturned When I write music, put my hands on the guitar to see what happens. After I get two or three notes, I execute what […]

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