Category: Modern Classics

The Good, the bad, and the Ugly

The Ecstasy of Gold for acoustic guitar

I’ve always wanted to transcribe The Ecstasy of Gold for this blog. I’ve actually been toying around with this song for years. I didn’t want to post my version unless I had something meaningful to add to the mix. The Good, the Bad, and the […]

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james newton howard

Signs (2002): theme (James Newton Howard) fingerstyle guitar

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ― Mark Twain My wife and I are unapologetic M. Night Shyamalan fans. We recently saw The Visit on opening night, […]

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james horner

Legends of the Fall: James Horner’s The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar

I want this blog to be able to scale, and be as fast as possible for you. Therefore, I’ve decided to go with premium, managed hosting. Since 2011, I’ve had to be equal parts guitar player, blogger, and website technician. While I’ve learned a lot, […]

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American Sniper

American Sniper: The Funeral for guitar (Ennio Morricone)

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ― Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night At the age of 84, and still producing […]

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The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything: Theme for guitar

Post Classical Music The post classical music genre is comprised of modern day composers who write music for solo projects and film. Even still, there is definitely a post-classical sound. The sound, while far from actual classical music, is usually a simple, emotive chord progression […]

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time

Hans Zimmer: Time | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update: March 25th 2017] Inception Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased in […]

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gustavo santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite (Encuentro en el Estudio) + TAB

Update 11/14/16: This is my all time favorite piece to play, and I’ve rewritten and updated the guitar tab for Brokeback Mountain Suite. The old guitar tab was sufficient, but I wanted to lay it out a little better. Please enjoy. July 2012: Encuentro en […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: Leyendo en el Hospital (The Motorcycle Diaries) + TAB

[Updated post and tab: May 2017] The Motorcycle Diaries The Motorcycle Diaries is considered to be one of Gustavo Santaolalla’s greatest film scores. Film synopsis (edited from the official Focus Features site): The Motorcycle Diaries, depicts the rich, complex human and social landscape of early […]

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