Category: Free Tabs

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Did This Really Happen? (21 Grams) + TAB

21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by director Alejandro González Iñárritu, also the director of: The Revenant, Babel, Birdman. 21 Grams is groundbreaking, in that the storytelling is non-linear. You’re presented with three people, with three seemingly unrelated stories — until they’re […]

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Arrival: Kangaru for guitar (Jóhann Jóhannsson) + TAB

I’m very excited to see Arrival — but with a 19 month-old at home, my movie watching has taken a serious hit. Even still, I’ve been a huge Denis Villeneuve fan ever since his movie Prisoners, which is also scored by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Principally, Jóhann Jóhannsson is […]

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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: 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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Captain Fantastic: ‘Waving Goodbye’ for guitar (music by Alex Somers) + TAB

I love Alex Somer’s ambient score for Captain Fantastic, and I’ve desired to see this movie for a while. As the parent of a one year old — the one thing that goes by the wayside — is your ability to go to the movies. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Should I Let her Know? (21 Grams) + TAB

In a previous post I had mentioned that I had yet to watch Alejandro Inarritu’s, 21 Grams. I did, but made it a 1/4 of the way through. It’s well done and well acted, but I just can’t take prolonged sorrow in movies these days. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Do We Lose 21 Grams? + Guitar TAB

21 Grams is a 2003 drama directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant).  This was the second collaboration between Santaolalla and Iñárritu. The first was Amores Perros, and the 3rd was Babel for which Gustavo Santaolalla won his second Academy award. This is the only movie […]

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Stranger Things (Netflix): theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update Oct 2017: Stranger Things 2: opening theme for guitar + TAB. Continue below for the classic main theme.] I could watch Stranger Things from now until the end of time. I’m 39, so in 1987, I was right around the age the boys in […]

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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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Game of Thrones: Light of the Seven | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Light of the Seven, by Ramin Djawadi, is the music at the very beginning of the season 6 finale, The Winds of Winter. Upon watching the episode, the Light of the Seven music immediately stood out to me (as it did with you). Given the […]

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midnight special

Midnight Special Theme for guitar

To me, each of Jeff Nichols’ four movies exemplify perfectly crafted storytelling. I think of Nichols’ films with the same fondness as M. Night Shyamalan’s first few films. Out of the gates, M. Night, wrote and directed: The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs. All phenomenal […]

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Making a Murderer: end credits guitar theme (by Gustavo Santaolalla)

My gosh, if anything else, the Netflix series Making a Murderer highlights the unscientific (and uncertain) design of our American justice system. I’m not judging, as it might be the best we can do. Beyond a traffic ticket, most of us will never be caught up […]

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