Category: Gustavo Santaolalla

The Last of Us Volume 2: All Gone (Seasons) Medley | fingerstyle guitar

The Last of Us Volume 2: All Gone (Seasons) Medley | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

All Gone (Seasons) Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. The Last of Us Volume 2, is the supplemental soundtrack for ‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ – downloadable expansion content that would be later bundled into ‘The Last of Us Remastered’. The music features […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Calmamente | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Calmamente | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Calmamente Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Calmamente is from the soundtrack of Qhapaq Ñan — Gustavo Santaolalla’s docuseries about the pre-Columbian ‘Inca road system’, which winds for 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) through the Andean region. It’s a serene song that exemplifies Santaolalla’s minimalist ability […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: The Journey | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: The Journey | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Journey Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. The Journey was originally written for Louis Vuitton’s Journey campaign in 2008. The video has some really class cinematography to go with Gustavo Santaolalla’s world music. This piece eventually found it’s way onto Santaolalla’s Camino album […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Wait and Then | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Wait and Then | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wait and Then by Gustavo Santaolalla Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I believe Gustavo Santaolalla’s 2014 album, Camino, is a collection of music that was intended for various film projects. I’ve scored a few short films, […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Cordon de Plata | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Cordon de Plata | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Cordon de Plata Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Cordon de Plata is a beautiful piece of music from Gustavo Santaolalla’s album, Camino. I believe that record is a collection of instrumentals that didn’t find a home in Santaolalla’s various film projects over the […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Iguazu (a variation)

Gustavo Santaolalla: Iguazu (a variation) + TAB

Iguazu Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. This is an arrangement of Gustavo Santaolalla’s most famous composition, Iguazu. In the late 90’s, as both a musician and producer, Santaolalla was already an icon in Latin alternative music. His instrumental piece, Iguazu, was used to […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Morning | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Morning | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Morning Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Morning is the central theme from August: Osage County — a highly underrated soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. Much like Brokeback Mountain, the film’s score has Santaolalla exploring uniquely Americana themes. [I posted this song in 2014, but […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Soft Descent | Inextinguishable Flames

Gustavo Santaolalla: Soft Descent | Inextinguishable Flames + TAB

Soft Descent | Inextinguishable Flames Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. While Inextinguishable Flames is the prototypical riff from The Last of Us Part II — Soft Descent is more reminiscent of Gustavo Santaolalla’s work on The Motorcycle Diaries. The latter is quite possibly […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Only Solitude (Monsterland)

Gustavo Santaolalla: Only Solitude (Monsterland) + TAB

Only Solitude Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I adore this piece of music from Gustavo Santaolalla’s Monsterland soundtrack. So creative, so beautiful. While it’s actually played on a violin, I reimagined it as a solo guitar piece in Santaolalla’s signature, minimalist style. You […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: It Can't Last | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: It Can’t Last | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

It Can’t Last Free download on SoundCloud. It Can’t Last is a dynamic little song from The Last of Us Part II soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. This piece is played on a Ronroco. Think of that as a tiny Andean guitar. I would say ukulele […]

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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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