Category: Free Tabs

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

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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Gustavo Santaolalla

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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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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glen is alive

The Walking Dead: Heads Up opening guitar theme (Episode 607)

*Spoiler Alert* If you’re not caught up on The Walking Dead episode 607 entitled Heads Up, you may not want to read below. I’m not sure what the statute of limitations is on spoilers, but if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve heard this music, […]

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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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james horner

Southpaw: A Long Road Back (James Horner) fingerstyle guitar

“What an extraordinary legacy the Oscar-winning composer (James Horner) has left – a huge library of work that drove and deepened some of the finest mainstream films yet made.” — The Guardian James Horner belonged to the elite group of Hollywood composers: Hans Zimmer (my […]

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batman v superman

Batman v Superman: “trailer theme’ (Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL) fingerstyle guitar

[Update: I can’t find this on the the official score. So it seems as though this piece of music was created specifically for the Batman v Superman trailer — which is still very cool. However, I have arranged (what I believe) is the central theme […]

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Age of Adaline

Age of Adaline: Start Again | fingerstyle guitar

I love Rob Simonsen’s music. He’s truly a composer for this era. His music has a distinct dreamyness to it, and it’s perfect for the indie genre of movies that he’s most known for.  I first created a guitar arrangement for Walk in the Trees […]

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the longest ride

The Longest Ride: Theme for guitar (Mark Isham)

“Don’t be afraid of doing nothing.” -Clint Eastwood’s advice to Scott Eastwood on screen presence. Sage advice from Clint Eastwood. If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know my philosophy of minimalism and simplicity when it comes to music. The same holds […]

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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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