Category: Modern Classics

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry in Winter | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Harry in Winter Free audio download on SoundCloud. While I haven’t seen many of the Harry Potter films — the music is fantastic. Harry in Winter is so thematical, that it resonates with me, even though I haven’t seen the Goblet of Fire. Written by […]

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The Last of the Mohicans: The Kiss | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Kiss Free audio download on Soundcloud. The Kiss is the up-tempo, and secondary cue from The Last of the Mohicans. Another (nearly identical) version of this cue is entitled Promentory. Both songs are actually a Celtic violin motif entitled “The Gael” by Scottish singer-songwriter […]

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Hans Zimmer: The Dark Knight Rises | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: The Dark Knight Rises | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Dark Knight Rises Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. My hometown of Pittsburgh was the shooting location for The Dark Knight Rises. Many movies, TV, and Netflix shows are shot in Pittsburgh — but the 2011 Dark Knight Rises production was BY FAR […]

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Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar

Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Princess Bride Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. The Princess Bride (1987) is a fantasy adventure comedy directed by Rob Reiner.  It was adapted from the 1973 novel of the same name, and tells the story of Westly — who must rescue his true […]

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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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