Category: Evan Handyside

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On Hallowed Ground: (ambient, contemporary guitar) by Evan Handyside + TAB

On Hallowed Ground I wrote this song while thinking about the perseverance of a sports team against all odds. Which is essentially the personal story line of every team and athlete. More specifically, a team with a legacy and expectation of winning. Maybe things are […]

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Steady Hands: (ambient, Americana guitar) by Evan Handyside + TAB

Steady Hands I wish I had more to say about this piece. I wrote it for a film that I was briefly associated with. As it turned out my music wasn’t right for the project — but I’m sure it will get used elsewhere at […]

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Flight: (ambient, world guitar) by Evan Handyside + TAB

Flight Photo: Eamonn Maguire Free download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song in 15 minute long flow state. Artists, musicians, writers, and creators experience the “flow state” often. To explain the feeling, you’re creating something while simultaneously channeling the universe – as crazy as that […]

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The Still of the Morning: a song for guitar by Evan Handyside + TAB

The Still of Morning Free (for personal use only) high-quality download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song for the heroes of morning. Whether you’re an early morning runner, crossfitter, writer, or just going to work — our genesis starts, uninterrupted, in the early morning stillness […]

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No Cross to Bear: A Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. There’s something about a solitary, lonesome black stratocaster, that makes me want to play Jimi Hendrix riffs. In the video above I created on original piece of music — a homage –that pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s guitar style. Specifically, his […]

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Immortal: a Lestat Theme (concept) by Evan Handyside + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. I am not affiliated with The Vampire Chronicles whatsoever. A friend of mine tagged me in a Facebook post by author, Anne Rice, where she was describing her vision for the music regarding the impending, Vampire Chronicles TV series. You can […]

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Silent Night – Minimalist guitar for beginners + TAB

I’m so enamoured with Gustavo Santaolalla’s guitar playing, that I try to channel his minimalist sensibility with the music I do. I really like this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. […]

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An Old Heart 2: a song for guitar by Evan Handyside + TAB

This music was originally written for another movie. Ultimately my music wasn’t used in the film, but I’m still pleased with my work. Actually, even though it wasn’t right for the movie, this collection of music might be my greatest achievement. You can get the […]

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An Old Heart: a song for guitar by Evan Handyside + TAB

In late August I was asked and honored to write some music for an upcoming movie.┬áThe movie, is in the vein of Alexander Payne’s, Nebraska. Payne’s films often revolve around middle-aged or older men who reach a breaking point in their lives, enter into transformative […]

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Evan Handyside: Angel in my Passway: a Jimi Hendrix Concept by Evan Handyside + TAB

Angel in my Passway is also an even higher quality, free download on Soundcloud I wrote this song while thinking about my wife — specifically when I first met her 18 years ago. As an instrumentalist, who writes ambient music on a classical guitar, you […]

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Only Ghosts – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary) guitar + TAB

A higher quality, mastered version of Only Ghosts is available as a free download on SoundCloud. I’m thinking that I’ll release music on SoundCloud, rather than iTunes, Spotify, etc. Streaming has ruined profitability for all musicians, independent or otherwise. Literally an entire generation has been […]

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All Things New Again – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

I wrote this song a few weeks ago. My hands instantly went to the opening riff, but I initially didn’t like it. I thought it sounded generic and obvious. I was then reminded of a quote by JJ Abrams, where he has a policy to […]

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