Category: Modern Classics

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : theme | fingerstyle guitar

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update 8/6/22. This video was selected to be part of ‘John Williams at 90’; a celebration of his music with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in September. They’re featuring a video compilation of YouTubers performing the music of John Williams. Pretty cool.] E.T. […]

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Jurassic World | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Jurassic World Free audio download on SoundCloud. John Williams is an icon, and his ‘Jurassic theme’ is one of many modern classics by the long time composer. It’s incredible how he has been pitch perfect for nearly 50 years of film making. My entire youth […]

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Hans Zimmer: Time | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Reposted from 2017. Updated: July 5th 2022] Inception Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb; a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. Cobb is offered a chance to have his […]

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Titanic: My Heart Will Go On | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

My Heart Will Go On Free audio download on SoundCloud. I recently heard a super minimal version of My Heart Will Go On played with two cellos. I believe the duo’s name was literally 2CELLOS. It was beautiful and I wanted to create a subtle […]

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Braveheart: A Gift of Thistle | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Reposted from Aug 2018. Updated June 2022] A Gift of Thistle Free audio download on SoundCloud. A Gift of Thistle is the “love theme” of Braveheart. It was composed by the late James Horner, whose scores always held a slight Celtic tone. Most consider this […]

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Kate Bush: Running Up That Hill (Stranger Things) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Running Up That Hill Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. If you’re right around my age (or older) you might fondly remember Kate Bush’s 1985 hit, Running Up That Hill. I was in second grade when that came out. Like everything from the […]

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TOP GUN Anthem | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

TOP GUN Anthem | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Top Gun Free audio download on SoundCloud. Top Gun: Maverick has me totally pumped up. I’m 45 and remember the VCR revolution in the mid 80’s. Prior to VCRs and home video rental shops, we relied on HBO or encore showings at smaller theaters to […]

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The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Goes to Jesus Free audio download on SoundCloud. [This piece is available on all streaming platforms.] Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and exquisite piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene: The […]

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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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The Imitation Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Imitation Game Free audio download on SoundCloud. The Imitation Game is a 2014 British historical drama based on the 1983 biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, who decrypted Nazi intelligence messages for the British government […]

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The Godfather (Love Theme) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Godfather Free audio download on SoundCloud. I’m currently 44, and just finally watched The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. If you’re a young person and haven’t seen these films, you must prioritize them straight away. They’re total perfection in script, cinematography, and acting. […]

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The Music of the Night | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Music of the Night Free audio download on SoundCloud. Although I grew up in a relatively conservative household, my Dad was a massive fan of the arts — specifically music and poetry. As an early adolescent (in the late 80’s) my family belonged to […]

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