Category: Free Tabs

Breathe In

Breathe In: Coda (Dustin O’Halloran) fingerstyle guitar

How to Play Coda for classical guitar, by Dustin O’Halloran, from the Breath In original score I love this one. In many cases the post-classical genre follows the simple formula of: a single compelling chord progression with evolving layers of melodies.  In this regard — Max Richter, Dustin […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

August: Osage County — How to play Back at the House by Gustavo Santaolalla

“We’re like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” ― Jerry Garcia With the release of The Last of Us last year, I finally feel as though the rest of the world has caught up to my Gustavo Santaolalla […]

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Divergent

Divergent: I Need You (M83) fingerstyle guitar

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner The least moving parts Through diligent blogging on Intellimusica, I developed a highly personalized guitar style. At this point, I am my sound, and people pretty much know what their going to get with […]

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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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The Last of Us

The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Left Behind by Gustavo Santaolalla

The Last Of Us music has yet another life with Volume 2. I’m not familiar with the game, but I remember an interview with Gustavo Santaolalla where he explained the music was interactive — in that, different boards unlock different elements of the music. So […]

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August: Osage County

August: Osage County — How to Play Family Visits by Gustavo Santaolalla

This has been a busy few weeks for me, so I apologize for not having more substantive posts –other than the August: Osage County score. Even still, Gustavo Santaolalla offers a few short and nifty riffs that are perfect for beginner and intermediate guitarists. Also, […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

August: Osage County — How to Play Arrival by Gustavo Santaolalla

At the exact same time that my teaching career and website are doing great, a loved one’s career is in doubt. Their company unexpectedly let go of dozens of employees, and they’re transferring this person to another office farther away from home.  A situation that […]

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The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: How to Play — Kingsfoil for guitar (The Desolation of Smaug)

I hope you’re enjoying your holiday. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to be with your family, catch a few movies, and play some guitar. Rather than a substantive post this week, we’ll get right to it. How to Play Kingsfoil for guitar, by Howard Shore, […]

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The Tour

Catching Fire: How to Play — I Need You (James Newton Howard)

The art of minimalist practicing The scope of this blog is pretty narrow, so my guitar playing can easily become one dimensional. From time to time, I’ll get out of my comfort zone and practice difficult things to reset my progress. Usually, the arrangements I […]

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Solomon by Hans Zimmer

12 Years A Slave: How to Play Hans Zimmer’s Solomon for Guitar

Rather then a method post, I’d like to share a couple of cool things that peaked my interest in the last few weeks. For the neurotic, manic-depressive, and crazy… Not that I want to immediately direct you away from my site, but if you’re an […]

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Daniel Pemberton

The Counselor Guitar Theme: How to Play — The Hunted (by Daniel Pemberton)

Artistic Abundance If you’re an artist or creator, you can enter into an economy of abundance — where you’re not really competing for resources, but simply diverting them to yourself. So long as you possess the requisite skill and self-assurance, you can go back to the […]

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Prisoners

Johann Johannsson: Through Falling Snow (Prisoners) fingerstyle guitar

“To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography.” -Quentin Tarantino, during a recent interview where he admitted that Death Proof wasn’t worthy of his filmography. As I put together Johann Johannsson’s Through Falling Snow (Prisoners) for classical […]

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