Category: Modern Classics

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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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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