Category: Modern Classics

THE LAST OF US (HBO): Opening Titles | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Last of Us (HBO) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. We’re only 1 episode in, and HBO’s The Last of Us is being heralded as “the greatest video game adaptation ever”. No surprise as Craig Mazen is the executive producer and showrunner. […]

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Halloween Theme (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Halloween Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. (This arrangement is available on Spotify and all streaming services. Links below.) 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 […]

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The Shawshank Redemption: Stoic Theme | fingerstyle guitar

The Shawshank Redemption: Stoic Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Updated and reposted from 9/5/2020] The Shawshank Redemption Free Download of this performance on SoundCloud. Written and directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption, is a 1994 drama film based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.  The film tells the […]

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The Terminator | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Terminator The original Terminator theme was written by 80’s synthesizer composer, Brad Fiedel. Even though he composed a lot of movie scores through the 80’s and early 90’s, The Terminator theme was the defining work of his career. The best version of this theme […]

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Game of Thrones: Main Title theme for classical guitar

Game of Thrones: Main Title theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Updated and reposted from 2019] Free Download of this performance on SoundCloud Having just watched the 1st episode of House of the Dragon, I find myself enamored (all over again) with Ramin Djawadi’s Main Title theme. I’m so happy that is still the central motif […]

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Hans Zimmer: Now We Are Free | fingerstyle guitar

Gladiator: Now We Are Free (Hans Zimmer) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Now We Are Free [Updated and reposted from 10/7/20] Free download of this performance 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 […]

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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

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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