Category: Modern Classics

Hans Zimmer: The Dark Knight Rises | fingerstyle guitar

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

The Dark Knight Rises 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 the coolest one. Our downtown area is mostly […]

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Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar

Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Princess Bride 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 love, Princess Buttercup, from the odious Prince Humperdinck. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Brokeback Mountain Suite 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). The guitar tone is gorgeous. You’ll notice […]

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wicked Game 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 give yourself a-way-a”. The latter makes (me) […]

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Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: Lost but Won | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Rush 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. I wasn’t going to capture that on […]

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Hans Zimmer: Chevaliers De Sangreal | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: The Da Vinci Code | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Chevaliers De Sangreal Chevaliers De Sangreal (The Da Vinci Code) 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 the music is […]

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Hans Zimmer: Beautiful Lie | fingerstyle guitar

Batman v Superman (2016): Beautiful Lie (Hans Zimmer) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Beautiful Lie 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” of the film. Beautiful Lie is the […]

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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 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 Golden Globe for best […]

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The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar

The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Last of the Mohicans While the film and soundtrack are timeless — the music production was fairly chaotic for The Last of the Mohicans. Director Michael Mann had initially requested that Trevor Jones (composer) provide an electronic score for the film. That surprises me […]

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Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar

Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Ludlows Legends of the Fall (1994) is an epic American historical drama, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt. The film is about three brothers and their father living on the plains of Montana in the early 20th century and how their lives […]

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Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar

Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix): opening theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Unsolved Mysteries Unsolved Mysteries is a mystery documentary television show — documenting cold cases and paranormal phenomena. The series has been revamped on Netflix and it’s enthralling. The first episode, Mystery on the Rooftop is totally bizarre. There’s 6 episodes in total. Each one is […]

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Hans Zimmer: No Time for Caution | fingerstyle guitar

Hans Zimmer: No Time for Caution | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

No Time for Caution This music is from one of the more intense scenes of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The scene is literally known as No Time for Caution. To this day, it gives me chills. Hans Zimmer’s entire score for Interstellar is iconic, and this […]

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