Category: Evan Handyside

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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Blues Lead in A + TAB

Blues Lead in A (Listening is a highly underrated form of practice. Free download on SoundCloud.) Just playing around with some licks in A. As always I use a 1,4,5 (blues rhythm) backbone so it sounds complete. I blatantly stole the first half of this […]

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Dirty Blues in G (some chords & lead improvisation) + TAB

Dirty Blues in G Free Download on SoundCloud. This is a 12 Bar Blues improvisation in the key of G. Heavy quotes on the “improvisation” — as I knew exactly what I was going to play. I like this jam because it’s short, and covers […]

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An old-timey, Gypsy Americana guitar riff + TAB

Gypsy Americana Mp3 download on Soundcloud. My good friend Dr. Nathan Riley is an OB/Gyn based in San Diego, California. He just started a podcast for his profession called The OB/Gyno Wino Podcast. At least that’s the working title. Of course he asked me to […]

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Ode To The Season – Evan Handyside (Contemporary, ambient guitar) + TAB

Ode to the Season Free mp3 download. At last I finished the final and 5th song for my Holiday/Christmas EP, Ode to Season. I didn’t have a plan in late September, just the thought that I’d like to release a seasonal EP in late November. While […]

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The Holly in the Windy Hedge – Evan Handyside (Ambient, world guitar) + TAB

The Holly in the Windy Hedge Free Mp3 Download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song for a Christmas/Winter EP I hope to release late this month or December. The song is based upon a phrase in the poem: Christmas, by John Betjeman  ‘…The holly in […]

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coventry carol

Coventry Carol – Evan Handyside (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Coventry Carol Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. The “Coventry Carol” is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. Loreena McKennitt’s version is my favorite and you can find my arrangement of her performance here. My intention is to release a Christmas EP by […]

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British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) + TAB

British blues groove in A (lead & rhythm) Free MP3 Download. Like every guitar player on earth, I love Blues guitar playing. I routinely develop little riffs for my guitar students to play, and I figured I share a few of those on this blog. […]

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god rest ye merry, gentlemen

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

[I know it’s only October 8th, and you’re not ready for Holiday music yet. Click here for my take on John Carpenter’s Halloween theme.] God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud.  God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol […]

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