Category: Modern Classics

Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Brokeback Mountain Suite Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. About 10 years ago, Gustavo Santaolalla performed the Brokeback Mountain Suite for the Latin program, Encuentro en el Estudio. To date, it’s his best performance of the Brokeback Mountain score (and I’ve watched them all). […]

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wicked Game Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. For my money, the two greatest unrequited love songs are: U2’s With or Without You, and Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game. The former can prompt one to hold a lighter in the air and bellow “…and you […]

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Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Rush Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Directed by Ron Howard, Rush is a sports biography film based on the rivalry of Formula One drivers; James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 season. I love Hans Zimmer’s “driving” and thematic music. […]

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Hans Zimmer: Chevaliers De Sangreal | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: Chevaliers De Sangreal | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Chevaliers De Sangreal Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Chevalier De Sangreal is a glorious piece by Hans Zimmer. He has this knack for writing film music with a slight pop sensibility. If we think of Gladiator, Inception and Interstellar — the underpinning of […]

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The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection | fingerstyle guitar

The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Resurrection Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. John Debney’s 2004 Academy award nominated score for The Passion of the Christ is a masterpiece. The two pivotal pieces in the film are Mary Goes to Jesus and Resurrection. The film and the music are inextricably […]

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Hans Zimmer: Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Beautiful Lie Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I highly recommend the extended cut of Batman v Superman on HBO Max. A full 30 minutes has been added to the film which develops the characters and storyline much better. It’s essentially “The Snyder Cut” […]

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Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything | fingerstyle guitar

Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Theory of Everything Free download on SoundCloud. The Theory of Everything (2014) is a  biographical romantic drama film set at the University of Cambridge. It details the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The exquisite music, by the late Johann Johannsson, won the […]

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Ammonite: Fossils | fingerstyle guitar

Ammonite: Fossils | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Fossils Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I have long been a massive fan of Dustin O’Halloran’s music. Both his solo material, film work, and (side project) A Winged Victory for the Sullen. His music has a tenderness that is unmistakable. I don’t know […]

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Hans Zimmer: Now We Are Free | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: Now We Are Free | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Now We Are Free Free download on SoundCloud. Now We Are Free is one of Hans Zimmer’s foremost pieces next to Time. It’s the closing theme of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator when Maximus rejoins his family amidst the wheat fields. The vocal performance is by Australian singer, […]

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Halloween Theme (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Halloween Theme (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Halloween (Reposted and updated from 2017) As evidenced by this blog, I’m a huge fan of multi-instrumentalist composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. His music is synonymous with the world. He seems to capture at once the sound of Latin America, as well as distant cultures from all […]

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The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar

The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Last of the Mohicans Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. While the film and soundtrack are timeless — the music production was fairly chaotic for The Last of the Mohicans. Director Michael Mann had initially requested that Trevor Jones (composer) provide an electronic […]

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Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar

Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Ludlows Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Legends of the Fall (1994) is an epic American historical drama, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt. The film is about three brothers and their father living on the plains of Montana in the […]

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