Category: Evan Handyside

The Last of Us Part II: Grieving (a variation)

The Last of Us Part II: Grieving (a variation) + TAB

Grieving Free download on SoundCloud. Grieving is some very creative (yet minimalist) guitar work by Gustavo Santaolalla, from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack. It fits well with the ‘All Gone’ themes from both game soundtracks. I expanded well beyond the original motif to […]

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Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar

Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Unsolved Mysteries Free download on SoundCloud. Unsolved Mysteries is a mystery documentary television show — documenting cold cases and paranormal phenomena. The series has been revamped on Netflix and it’s enthralling. The first episode, Mystery on the Rooftop is totally bizarre. There’s 6 episodes in […]

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Anna - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

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

Anna Free download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song in 2016 as part of a (rough draft) score for a short-film entitled, Broken Noons, by Guillermo L. Vázquez. I loved working with Guillermo, and that was my first opportunity scoring anything. The film went on […]

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The Last of Us Part II: Unbroken (a variation)

The Last of Us Part II: Unbroken (a variation) + TAB

Unbroken Free download on SoundCloud. It took me all of two seconds to realize that Unbroken occupies the same space (and delivers the same poignancy) as The Choice from the first game. What a great piece of music from the master, Gustavo Santaolalla. Lately, I’ve […]

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The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation)

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

Vanishing Grace (a variation) Free download 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 captivated me immediately. Santaolalla’s style has informed my playing ever […]

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Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar

Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Paint It Black Free download on SoundCloud. While playing around with the Paint It Black riff — my guitar (with a mind of it’s own) — decided to toss in The Night King by Ramin Djawadi, and a little bit of the James Bond Theme […]

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Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man (Robert Johnson) made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say, or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized […]

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Rain - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

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

Rain Free download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song a couple of years ago for a short film entitled, Broken Noons by Guillermo L.Vázquez. The film went on to receive the official selection of several international, independent film festivals. In Barcelona, actress Josi Lage was […]

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To Seek Another Land - Evan Handyside (Ambient, fingerstyle guitar)

To Seek Another Land – Evan Handyside (Ambient, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

To Seek Another Land Free download on SoundCloud. I’m obsessed with the poems of Pablo Neruda, specifically his Love Sonnets. I often look to his work to draw musical inspiration. This song is inspired from his poem, If You Forget Me: “If you think it […]

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A Winged Cupid Painted Blind - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

A Winged Cupid Painted Blind – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath Love’s mind of any judgment taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream A Winged Cupid Painted Blind Free […]

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Until the Heart Whispers Back - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

Until the Heart Whispers Back – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

Until the Heart Whispers Back Free Download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song for my wife Jennifer. She’s the sole reason why I’m a father, and play guitar for a living. As it happens, music is my best currency – and nothing cements my feelings […]

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Between the Shadow and Soul - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

Between the Shadow and Soul – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Between the Shadow and Soul Free download on SoundCloud “I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” […]

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