Category: Evan Handyside


Zahava – Evan Handyside (World guitar) + TAB

Maybe 10 years ago, or a little less, a young rabbi named Jonathan stopped into the retail establishment where I worked part-time. I was a full time guitar teacher — but due to the favorable hours — I had an abundance of free time in […]

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Evan Handyside

First Love and the Falling Snow: a song for guitar by Evan Handyside

This was the first instrumental guitar song I wrote way back in 2005. I was a professional teacher and working rock musician at that time (around 28 years old) and I was inspired by Gustavo Santaolalla’s instrumental work on his Ronroco album and The Brokeback […]

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spanish guitar

Spanish guitar improvisation in A minor

Well, I guess this is not really a Spanish guitar “improvisation”, since I wrote it down and played it note for note. However, most of what we assume is off the cuff, are actually memorized guitar riffs that are so deeply ingrained and practiced, the guitarist […]

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Today and Ever After: a lullaby for guitar by Evan Handyside

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” ― John Wilmot What can I say about fatherhood — that is not the typical (but totally true) things that every new parent says? Many of […]

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Loose acoustic blues in the key of A

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis My first guitar teacher, Mike I desired to teach guitar from an […]

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Open E Acoustic Blues

Eric Clapton: Acoustic Blues in E

“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 listenings I realized […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings

How to Play The Stillness: a song for guitar by Evan Handyside

“We’re clearly a bad judge of our own creations. That why we should just put it out there and let the world decide.” – Derek Sivers, CDbaby Founder and author of Anything You Want Me, the worst judge. I never intended to perform this song […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings: How to Play — Prayer For The Living

A few months ago, I gave you a snapshot of the Intellimusica community — explaining that blogs are like beacons that attract like-minded people to one place. One of my original ideas behind this blog, was that Intellimusica would appeal to smart people looking for […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings: How to Play — Open Road (Evan Handyside)

I guess its fitting that Open Road is the opening song on my new EP, Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings.  This was also the first song I wrote for my new release. The entire EP was conceptualized and written in the span of 5 days […]

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How to Play — Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings (Evan Handyside)

Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings is my favorite of the five songs from my new EP. It may sound strange, or seem obvious, but I create music that I personally want to hear. I’ve listened to my album dozens of times, and each time, I […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings: How to play — Under a Beating Sun (Evan Handyside)

My wife and I bought each other NOOK’s (Barnes & Noble’s e-reader) for Christmas last year.  It’s a cool device — but until I received two physical books for Christmas this year — I had no idea how much I missed reading actual books.  One of […]

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