Category: Gustavo Santaolalla

Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar: Gustavo Santaollalla’s Right-Hand Technique

21 Grams Free audio download on SoundCloud. I completely lifted my right-hand technique from composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. He effectively arpeggiates chord shapes by rolling through them with his fingers. This is a beautiful way to voice chords, and pretty easy to do with a little […]

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The Last of Us: The Quarantine Zone | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Quarantine Zone (20 Years Later) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. The Quarantine Zone is the first song from the iconic The Last of Us soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. This track embodies Santaolalla’s creativity — and his element of surprise. Quarantine Zone […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Munna Falling In Love With Shai | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. While I don’t know too much about this film — it was released internationally in 2011 as Mumbai Diaries. (At the time of this writing, it’s actually on Netflix.) However, Dhobi Ghat is […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Lago Frías (and The Motorcycle Diaries Medley) + TAB

[Reposted from 2018. Updated 7/13/2022] Lago Frías  Free audio download on SoundCloud. I often create medleys and musical derivatives that I personally want to hear. Lago Frias (The Motorcycle Diaries) has always been one of my favorite guitar riffs from composer Gustavo Santaolalla. But, it’s […]

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Narcos: Mexico – Fifty Fifty (Gustavo Santaolalla) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Fifty Fifty Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. Although Gustavo Santaolalla is prolific, polymath musician and composer — I prefer his film music the most. Within his soundtracks, Santaolalla delivers really clever, minimal guitar pieces. Of those scores, I prefer the darker, brooding, […]

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The Last of Us Volume 2: Left Behind (Together) Medley | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Left Behind (Together) Free audio download on SoundCloud. Left Behind (Together) is a nifty, steel-string guitar piece by Gustavo Santaolalla; from The Last of Us Volume 2. It’s emblematic of his ability to find small spaces, and set positive constraints on the guitar. Gustavo Santaolalla […]

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The Motorcycle Diaries: Apertura (Gustavo Santaolalla) + TAB

Apertura Free audio download on SoundCloud. Apertura is the opening song of Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries —  a 2004 biopic about a then 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would years later become internationally known as Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition by Guevara […]

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The House (Netflix): This House Is… (Jarvis Cocker & Gustavo Santaolalla) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The House Free audio download on SoundCloud. “Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club I […]

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Finch: Ball Throw (Gustavo Santaolalla) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Finch Free audio download on SoundCloud. Finch on Apple + was a beautiful and highly entertaining movie: In a post-apocalyptic world, Finch (Tom Hanks) knowing that his health is slowly failing, builds a robot to take of his dog after he passes. The robot was […]

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Narcos: Mexico – El Recuerdo (Gustavo Santaolalla) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

El Recuerdo Free audio download on SoundCloud. El Recuerdo (The Memory) by Gustavo Santaolalla, is from the soundtrack for Narcos: Mexico. The whole thing is a treasure trove of gorgeous, minimalist pieces by Santaolalla. I can’t wait to dig into to even further. I’m already […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Zats the Prince of Bats | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Zats the Prince of Bats | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Maya and the Three Free audio download on SoundCloud. Maya and the Three (Maya y los tres) is a Mexican animated miniseries on Netflix. The show is about a precocious and lively princess on a mission to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Abby and Owen (The Last Of Us Part II) fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Abby and Owen (The Last Of Us Part II) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Abby and Owen Free audio download on SoundCloud. This motif is an unreleased track from The Last Of Us Part II by Gustavo Santaolalla. It’s relatively easy to play and works as a perfectly as an etude (a composition built on a technical motive — […]

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