Category: Evan Handyside

Flight - Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar)

Flight – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Flight In 2017, I wrote this song in about 15 minutes while in flow state. Artists, musicians, and creators experience the ‘flow state’ to some degree. It’s often called “the zone” — fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus. That’s how I write music […]

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In Grace - Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar)

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

In Grace I just released, The Garden Tomb; my first EP since 2012. I’m much more confident in my own editing and mastering these days, so I intend to release music quite frequently. I originally wrote this piece in 2018. In the process of attempting […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Iguazu (a variation)

Gustavo Santaolalla: Iguazu (a variation) + TAB

Iguazu This is an arrangement of Gustavo Santaolalla’s most famous composition, Iguazu. In the late 90’s, as both a musician and producer, Santaolalla was already an icon in Latin alternative music. His instrumental piece, Iguazu, was used to great effect in the 1999 Russell Crowe […]

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The Garden Tomb, an EP by Evan Handyside

The Garden Tomb is my first EP since 2012’s Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings. It’s a collection of 5 contemplative guitar pieces in the New Age/World genre. It’s available wherever you get your music. Here’s a couple of quick links: Spotify Apple The tracks: Anna […]

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But for the Fall of Rain - Evan Handyside (Ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

But for the Fall of Rain – Evan Handyside (Ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

But for the Fall of Rain This is piece of music I wrote for Adam Taylor’s micro-short animation, But for the Fall of Rain. [Parents, although it’s an animation, there is an F-bomb in there.] Adam is a Hollywood based editor and filmmaker. The voice […]

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

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

Grieving 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 create, Grieving (a variation). […]

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Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar

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

Unsolved Mysteries 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 total. Each one is […]

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Anna - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

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

Anna 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 to become the Official […]

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

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

Unbroken 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. A great piece of music from maestro, Gustavo Santaolalla. This song was also used to great effect […]

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Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar

The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Paint It Black (iconic riff starts at 0:23) 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 […]

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Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Finding the Master “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 […]

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Rain - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

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

Rain 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 nominated for ‘Best Actress, […]

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