Category: Method

billie eilish

Billie Eilish: come out and play (acoustic guitar) + TAB

come out and play Free Download on SoundCloud. This is a very cute song (with a great message) by Billie Eilish. I talk with high-level guitar players all the time who are petrified to put their stuff out there for fear of criticism, or lack […]

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evan handyside

Broken Noons Trailer Theme (score by Evan Handyside) + TAB

Broken Noons I’m so happy to share with you the trailer for my first film score, Broken Noons. Broken Noons is a short film written and directed by Guillermo L. Vázquez, and stars actress Josi Lage. The score was written and recorded by (yours truly) Evan […]

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gustavo santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Things We Lost in the Fire (guitar theme #2) + TAB

Things We Lost in the Fire This is the second musical theme from, Things We Lost in the Fire: a (2007) drama starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro. The story follows (Berry) a recent widow and her husband’s drug addicted best friend (Del Toro). […]

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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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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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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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