Category: Evan Handyside

Anne Rice

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

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 3

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

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. The 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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Evan Handyside

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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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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