Category: Film Score

Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar

Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Water Lets You In Free download on SoundCloud. Bloodline (2015-2017) is a Netflix original thriller-drama. The series co-stars one of my all-time favorite actors, Ben Mendelsohn. The theme song, The Water Lets You In, is a deep-bayou Americana riff by the defunct LA band, Book […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Allowed to be Happy (The Last of Us Part II)

Gustavo Santaolalla: Allowed to be Happy (The Last of Us Part II) + TAB

Allowed to be Happy Free download on SoundCloud. This is definitely my favorite piece from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack. The chorus section has a slight pop sensibility to it. I love how Santaolalla creates long passages. Each piece feels like a journey. […]

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The Last of Us Part II: Grieving (a variation)

The Last of Us Part II: Grieving (a variation) + TAB

Grieving Free download on SoundCloud. Grieving is some very creative (yet minimalist) guitar work by Gustavo Santaolalla, from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack. It fits well with the ‘All Gone’ themes from both game soundtracks. I expanded well beyond the original motif to […]

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Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar

Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Unsolved Mysteries Free download on SoundCloud. Unsolved Mysteries is a mystery documentary television show — documenting cold cases and paranormal phenomena. The series has been revamped on Netflix and it’s enthralling. The first episode, Mystery on the Rooftop is totally bizarre. There’s 6 episodes in […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Reclaimed Memories | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Reclaimed Memories Free download on SoundCloud. Reclaimed Memories is pretty little guitar piece from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. The signature of this score is Santaolalla’s use of a 6 string guitar banjo. It was very easy to transfer this […]

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1917: Wayfaring Stranger | fingerstyle guitar

1917: Wayfaring Stranger | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wayfaring Stranger Free download on SoundCloud. The Wayfaring Stranger is a well-known American folk and gospel song that originating in the early 19th century. The song is about a plaintive soul on the journey of life. The most popular variation is from Johnny Cash. In […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Longing (The Last of Us Part II)

Gustavo Santaolalla: Longing (The Last of Us Part II) + TAB

Longing Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. This arrangement combines both Longing and Longing (Redemptions) from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack. The latter of which is actually played on a Ronroco — a tiny, 5 string Andean guitar — that Gustavo Santaolalla […]

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Anna - Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

Anna – Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Anna Free download on SoundCloud. I wrote this song in 2016 as part of a (rough draft) score for a short-film entitled, Broken Noons, by Guillermo L. Vázquez. I loved working with Guillermo, and that was my first opportunity scoring anything. The film went on […]

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The Last of Us Part II: Unbroken (a variation)

The Last of Us Part II: Unbroken (a variation) + TAB

Unbroken Free download on SoundCloud. It took me all of two seconds to realize that Unbroken occupies the same space (and delivers the same poignancy) as The Choice from the first game. What a great piece of music from the master, Gustavo Santaolalla. Lately, I’ve […]

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The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation)

The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation) + TAB

Vanishing Grace (a variation) Free download on SoundCloud. I’ve been steeped in Gustavo Santaolalla’s music and guitar playing since 2005 when his iconic score for Brokeback Mountain was first released. The minimalism of his playing captivated me immediately. Santaolalla’s style has informed my playing ever […]

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The Hunger Games: Rue's Farewell | fingerstyle guitar

The Hunger Games: Rue’s Farewell | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Rue’s Farewell Rue’s Farewell is one of my favorites from James Newton Howard. I created my own arrangement; adding the orchestration – in addition to the actual guitar part from the original piece. The Hunger Games were a great series of movies, and the music […]

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The Last of Us: The Choice (a variation)

The Last of Us: The Choice (a variation) + TAB

The Choice Free download on SoundCloud. Though I haven’t played The Last of Us (not a gamer) The Choice has long been one of my favorite pieces of music by composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. He truly has a knack for the “major lift” which is why, […]

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