Category: Modern Classics

the passion of the christ

The Passion of the Christ: Mary Goes to Jesus (John Debney) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Goes to Jesus Mary Goes to Jesus is the most solemn and beautiful piece of music from The Passion of the Christ. It is also from the most poignant scene: The Apostle John, takes Mary to a better vantage point to possibly see, touch, […]

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gustavo santaolalla

John Carpenter’s Halloween Theme | fingerstyle guitar (Santaolalla style) + TAB

Halloween Carpenter himself has been touring in support of his new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. In addition to directing, John Carpenter wrote and performed the music for most of his movies. He started with low budget horror films (Halloween 1978) where it was essential […]

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blade runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049: Tears In the Rain (Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch) for guitar + TAB

Tears In the Rain I would also strongly add Vangelis as the principal composer of this song. “Tears In Rain” minus a (the) is from the original iconic Blade Runner (1982) soundtrack. Tears in the Rain is nearly a verbatim replicant (sorry had to) of […]

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blade runner

Blade Runner (1982): Main Titles (Vangelis) for guitar + TAB

Blade Runner 1982 The original Blade Runner is one of my all time favorites. I’ve watched it a dozen times. Ridley Scott’s bleak dystopian future is still so gritty and “80’s weird” — in a conceptual way. Like all great SiFi themes, the Blade Runner […]

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Twin Peaks Theme: for classical guitar + TAB

Twin Peaks [Wikipedia, edited] Originally aired in 1990, Twin Peaks is a crime drama mixed with healthy doses of the surreal, this series is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of seemingly […]

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marion's theme

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Marion’s Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Marion’s Theme Marion’s Theme, from Raiders of the Lost Ark, is one of composer John Williams’ most classic love themes. I think it’s second only to Williams’ Han and Leia from Star Wars. You can check out that arrangement here. The score for Raiders of […]

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A River Through It

A River Runs Through It: Theme for guitar + TAB

A River Runs Through It, is modern classic movie about the two sons of a stern minister, growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. One son is reserved, while the other one (Brad Pitt) is rebellious.  The movie is directed by Robert Redford, […]

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inferno

Hans Zimmer: Life Must Have Its Mysteries (Inferno) for guitar + TAB

Chevaliers de Sangreal, from The Da Vinci Code, is one of Hans Zimmer’s most famous pieces of music. Life Must Have Its Mysteries is really just an updated variation of Chevaliers de Sangreal for Ron Howard’s Inferno — the third movie of the Robert Langdon trilogy. I […]

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john dunbar

Dances with Wolves: The John Dunbar Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The author of Dances with Wolves is man by the name of Michael Blake (1945-2015). As a 20 year-old in 1965, Blake was a product of the counterculture revolution of 1960’s America: against the establishment, and the Vietnam War. He was a “turn on, tune […]

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james horner

Glory (1989): Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

My interest in film music predates even playing guitar. My Dad (who passed away when I was 14) was very interested in the arts for a businessman. He would often takes us to movies, no matter the age restriction, if he felt the concepts would […]

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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans: Main Title theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I was reading (author and podcaster) Tim Ferriss’ weekly newsletter called 5 Bullet Friday, where he mentioned that he’s been listening to The Last of the Mohicans score. I remembered that being an excellent movie, and there’s a few scenes where the music stood out […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Tazarine (Babel) for guitar + TAB

Babel is a movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant). The movie connects seemingly unrelated people around the globe, and may challenge your biases, or preconceived notions.  Gustavo Santaolalla won two back to back Academy Awards for Best Score. Brokeback Mountain in 2005, […]

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