Category: Evan Handyside

Rain - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

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

Rain Free download on SoundCloud. Or, listen on Spotify. 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, […]

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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. Listen on Spotify. 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 […]

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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

(Updated 12/1/21) Ode to the Season Free audio download on SoundCloud. Ode to the Season, is a seasonal/Christmas song I wrote in 2018. To get the vibe, I imagined something light and lyrical that Carolers would sing. I love the holiday season. I’m wishing you […]

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

(Updated 11/10/2021) The Holly in the Windy Hedge Free audio Download on SoundCloud. This  song is available on all streaming services: Listen on Spotify. Listen on Apple. I wrote this piece as a Christmas song and The Holly in the Windy Hedge, is in *minor […]

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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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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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