Category: Free Tabs

How to Play — Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings (Evan Handyside)

Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings is my favorite of the five songs from my new EP. It may sound strange, or seem obvious, but I create music that I personally want to hear. I’ve listened to my album dozens of times, and each time, I […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings: How to play — Under a Beating Sun (Evan Handyside)

My wife and I bought each other NOOK’s (Barnes & Noble’s e-reader) for Christmas last year.  It’s a cool device — but until I received two physical books for Christmas this year — I had no idea how much I missed reading actual books.  One of […]

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DJANGO UNCHAINED: How to Play Sister Sara’s Theme (Ennio Morricone)

I can’t seem to figure out if Ennio Morricone composed new songs for Django Unchained, or if Quentin Tarantino is borrowing them from Morricone’s previous work, Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970). Be as it may, Django Unchained’s Sister Sara is a nifty, spaghetti-western guitar riff that should […]

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The Hobbit: Misty Mountains | fingerstyle guitar

Misty Mountains is clearly the most popular and compelling piece of music from The Hobbit score. I couldn’t help but imagine how this low, Celtic sounding, Dwarf a-Capella would sound on a guitar. The Hobbit: How to Play ‘Misty Mountains’ Misty Mountains is tuned one […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: How to Play — Deportation / Iguazu

Even before Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel, Iguazu was probably the best track from Gustavo Santaolalla’s 1998 solo album Ronroco. Since then, Iguazu has been Santaolalla’s most donated organ, used in film’s like: The Insider, Yes, Fast Food Nation, and Babel. Originally played on the ronroco, […]

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The Xx: Sunset | fingerstyle guitar

“As to the methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) While […]

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On The Road (2012): How to Play — Home (Will Hanson)

‘Home‘ is an emotive song from the trailer of Walter Salles’ (soon to be released) On The Road that sounds very much in the vain of post-rock songs like Your Hand in Mine.  I initially thought ‘Home’ was an interesting departure for Gustavo Santaolalla — that is […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man: How to play — Rooftop Kiss (for guitar)

Rooftop Kiss materialized into beautiful guitar piece. Looking through the score for The Amazing Spider-Man, I immediately gravitated to Rooftop Kiss on it’s name alone — recalling the rooftop scene from Superman (1978) and it’s iconic music. The second page of the transcription contains a couple difficult […]

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The Hunger Games: How to play — Tenuous Winners/Returning Home (James Newton Howard)

I just had to do this one. I haven’t even seen the movie, but the James Newton Howard’s score is very effective even so. If you’re new to this blog, The Hunger Games score made for some unusual posts because they actually had guitar parts. […]

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The Hunger Games: How to play — The Cave (James Newton Howard)

Regardless of the hype surrounding the books and the movie, James Newton Howard’s eclectic score for The Hunger Games is awesome. As a whole, The Hunger Games score is multi-textural, with nearly every song creating it’s own stand-out theme.  Continuing with the sparse guitar parts, […]

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The Hunger Games: How to Play — Rue’s Farewell (James Newton Howard)

While nowhere near as easy as The Hunger Games opening titles, (James Newton Howard’s) Rue’s Farewell is an exquisitely beautiful piece and a perfect song for the practicing guitar player. I’m fairly confident that Rue’s Farewell is actually two guitar tracks so once you’re able to […]

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The Hunger Games (opening titles) — James Newton Howard

Played in standard tuning, The Hunger Games opening titles (by James Newton Howard) is an excellent song for beginner guitar players and fans of The Hunger Games alike.  If you’d like something a bit more challenging, try Rue’s Farewell. Have fun, the tab is available below: […]

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