Category: Method

evan handyside

Flight: (ambient, world guitar) by Evan Handyside + TAB

Flight Photo: Eamonn Maguire Free download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song in 15 minute long flow state. Artists, musicians, writers, and creators experience the “flow state” often. To explain the feeling, you’re creating something while simultaneously channeling the universe – as crazy as that […]

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Jack and the Dustbowl: Belief (Nicholas Kirk) for guitar + TAB

[Forgive the unsightly gash on the top of my head in the beginning of the video. I have a two-year-old boy, which means at any time my noggin can be pelted with flying blocks. No hair to conceal it!] My friend Micah Albert inadvertently turned […]

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A River Through It

A River Runs Through It: Theme for guitar + TAB

A River Runs Through It, is modern classic movie about the two sons of a stern minister, growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. One son is reserved, while the other one (Brad Pitt) is rebellious.  The movie is directed by Robert Redford, […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts: theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update 2018: This song is also known as Salamander Eyes from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.] I haven’t read or watched anything from the Harry Potter franchise, but I love composer James Newton Howard. ‘Newt Says Goodbye to Tina‘ is a poignant melody that […]

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Only Ghosts – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary) guitar + TAB

A higher quality, mastered version of Only Ghosts is available as a free download on SoundCloud. I’m thinking that I’ll release music on SoundCloud, rather than iTunes, Spotify, etc. Streaming has ruined profitability for all musicians, independent or otherwise. Literally an entire generation has been […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Should I Let her Know? (21 Grams) + TAB

In a previous post I had mentioned that I had yet to watch Alejandro Inarritu’s, 21 Grams. I did, but made it a 1/4 of the way through. It’s well done and well acted, but I just can’t take prolonged sorrow in movies these days. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Tazarine (Babel) for guitar + TAB

Babel is a movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant). The movie connects seemingly unrelated people around the globe, and may challenge your biases, or preconceived notions.  Gustavo Santaolalla won two back to back Academy Awards for Best Score. Brokeback Mountain in 2005, […]

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bear mccreary

10 Cloverfield Lane: theme | fingerstyle guitar

“Let’s just let it suck for a second.” — J.J. Abrams. While I haven’t seen 10 Cloverfield Lane yet — this movie has excellent reviews. I hear it’s not what you’d expect, and that there’s a crazy ending. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said, “And […]

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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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john debney

The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection | fingerstyle guitar

Mel Gibson is undeniably one of the greatest actors, directors, and creators on this earth. The Passion of the Christ is a beautifully shot, and moving movie, with an Academy Award nominated score by John Debney. All of this good has unfortunately been sullied by Mel Gibson’s […]

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howard shore

Spotlight: theme | fingerstyle guitar

Spotlight is an excellent and well acted movie — and very disturbing. I didn’t understand the magnitude of this story, and having just seen Spotlight, I formed a couple obvious opinions. It should be noted at the outset, I regard the Catholic church as a […]

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Roque Baños

Risen: closing theme | fingerstyle guitar

My late father was in the seminary when he met my mother, while working part-time in a department store in downtown Pittsburgh. Needless to say we grew up very, very Catholic. My dad was only 41 when he passed away of a heart attack in […]

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