Category: Free Tabs

Blues

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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Gustavo Santaolalla

The Book of Life: How to play Lullaby Theme by Gustavo Santaolalla

Just a short post this time. I’ve thankfully found some rare and unusual free time this holiday. However, rather than relax (which I’m not sure I know how to do) I decided to transcribe and post a quick little tune. As Paul McCartney says, “You play music, […]

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James newton Howard

Nightcrawler: theme (James Newton Howard) fingerstyle guitar

How to play Nightcrawler for classical guitar James Newton Howard’s Nightcrawler score has a bit of everything: gritty, synthesized, edgy, traditional, etc. Above all, the soundtrack sets a tone of unease. The main title track, Nightcrawler, is oddly melodic and tender, given the film’s subject […]

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Mockingjay Part 1

The Hanging Tree | fingerstyle guitar

(Note: this post is an entry to the method section of the blog where I muse on business and philosophy. I am not an expert on personal development, and I’m still a work in progress. However, I just like to write and think out-loud. Take […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

The Book of Life: Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (for guitar)

Calling all beginner and intermediate guitar players: you want to play this. Often times, there’s a single piece of music that can pay huge dividends across the rest of your guitar playing. Everything you learn is a stepping stone to the next. However, some songs […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

The Book of Life: I Love You Too Much for guitar

As a Gustavo Santaolalla super fan, I’m amazed that the same guy who composed the brooding score for Babel, can also be perfectly at home writing material for The Book of Life. You don’t see this type of seamless versatility very often. Especially from those […]

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Gone Girl

Trent Reznor’s Technically, Missing | fingerstyle guitar

I look forward to the scores by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — as much as I look forward to David Fincher’s movies. At this point: The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl are inextricably linked with their gritty soundtracks. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: How to play Wait and Then for guitar (Camino)

Upon meeting a publishing agent when he first moved to Los Angeles: “He said my music and songs were very good, but at a certain point, I will hit the ‘wrong chord or note.’ I took it as a compliment. I always try to look […]

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: How to play Level Plaguing Field for guitar

“I do pick projects because I love them. If I get into a project — where I feel like either the people are there just because it’s a job for them — and it’s not going to be an enjoyable process — and it’s going […]

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey: How to play Ultraviolence | fingerstyle guitar

Perfect for a Bond theme If you listen to this song with the right frame of mind, Ultraviolence is the perfect James Bond theme. Lyrically and musically. The slight chord variation from the intro to the first verse is very reminiscent of Chris Cornell’s astute, […]

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Alexandre Desplat

Godzilla (2014): theme | fingerstyle guitar

Crikey! I’ve lost my mojo! – Austin Powers I was insanely sick this week for the first time in years. When your lifestyle is your passion — the lines between work and play become very blurry. I burnt the candle at both ends and succumbed […]

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Blackbird Song (Terminus Version) fingerstyle guitar

“You have to have numbers. People are the best defense against walkers, or people.” -Rick As you can probably tell, I (sometimes) get deeply affected by music in film. When Blackbird Song first appeared on AMC’s The Walking Dead, I remember saying to my wife […]

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