Category: Evan Handyside

Unchained Melody | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Unchained Melody Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. [My version is also available on all streaming services. Links below:] Unchained Melody is nearly 70 years old. It was initially written (by Alex North and Hy Zaret) as a theme for a prison film entitled, […]

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The Ecstasy of Gold | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Original photo by Derek von Briesen. The Ecstasy of Gold Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. [My version is also available on all streaming services. Links below:] The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the best of Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy starring […]

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Wake Me Up When September Ends (Jonathan’s Version) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wake Me Up When September Ends (Jonathan’s Version) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I couldn’t stand Green Day. I respected the band as musicians and songwriters, but as a guitar teacher, they’ve been the bane of my existence for 30 years. A […]

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Reclamation – Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

[Note: this song is available on all streaming services. Links below.] Reclamation Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’m frequently involved with (or commissioned for) short-films. Often, these filmmakers are professionals on much larger projects. ‘Short-films’ are a vehicle for their own talents, […]

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The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation)

The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation) + TAB

Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash Vanishing Grace (a variation) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’ve been steeped in Gustavo Santaolalla’s music and guitar playing since 2005 when his iconic score for Brokeback Mountain was first released. The minimalism of his playing […]

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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

Photo by Adam Thompson | Unsplash 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 […]

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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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