Category: Evan Handyside

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 – 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 (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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In Grace – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Every post since July 2018 has (and will have) a free MP3 Download available on SoundCloud. Listening is an underrated form of practice. Making these songs a part of playlist is a good idea. Special thanks Sedona based photographer/guitarist Derek von Briesen for the photo. […]

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Spanish Arpeggios and Trills (étude for guitar) + TAB

étude Free MP3 download on SoundCloud An étude is a short musical composition designed as an exercise to improve a specific technique or demonstrate a particular skill. This arpeggio exercise was a section from a mediocre song I wrote years ago. However, I feel this […]

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Broken Noons Trailer Theme (score by Evan Handyside) + TAB

Broken Noons I’m so happy to share with you the trailer for my first film score, Broken Noons. Broken Noons is a short film written and directed by Guillermo L. Vázquez, and stars actress Josi Lage. The score was written and recorded by (yours truly) Evan […]

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Alejandro Suite – Evan Handyside (guitar theme inspired by Sicario) + TAB

Alejandro Suite (inspired by Sicario) Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. Alejandro Suite is available everywhere, including: Apple Music  &  Spotify Like you, Sicario is one of my top 5 movies of all time. The initial music by the late Johann Johannsson (and the subsequent Hildur […]

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Unrequited Love – Evan Handyside (ambient, world guitar) + TAB

Unrequited Love When I write music, put my hands on the guitar to see what happens. After I get two or three notes, I execute what I hear in my head, and follow that thread until completion. It’s hard for me to get away from […]

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Remembrance – Evan Handyside (Americana, ambient guitar) + TAB

Remembrance I wrote Remembrance because I love invoking sentiment and nostalgia with music — though, for some reason, I hate sentiment and nostalgia in real life. This winter, I’ve been thinking about my type-A, workaholic self — my real personality is literally the polar opposite […]

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