Category: Film Score

The Last Of Us: How to Play — The Path ‘A New Beginning’

I sort-of created my own style for nylon string guitar.  I don’t have long fingernails (creepy), and I’ve never really learned the different right hand techniques.  For that matter, I can play a little bit of Cannon In D, and Fur Elise — but that’s […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play — The Quarantine Zone (20 Years Later) — Gustavo Santaolalla

I imagine that Gustavo Santaolalla charges a serious fee for his composition work. The Quarantine Zone illustrates precisely why that fee is worth it — for any production company. When it comes to music, I value genius over prowess.  Guitar chops and fast licks really don’t […]

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The Last Of Us: How to Play Vanishing Grace (Innocence) by Gustavo Santaolalla

As a Gustavo Santaolalla fan, I’ve been waiting for this soundtrack for a while. Santaolalla’s genius is in expressing melody and space, and The Last of Us score provides exactly that.   It’s funny, I posted the title tack, The Last Of Us, (after it […]

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Game of Thrones Season 4

Game of Thrones: How to play For the Realm (official guitar theme by Ramin Djawadi)

The soundtrack/score for Game of Thrones: Season 3 was released with a guitar version of the main theme called, For the Realm. I decided against doing my own arrangement of the Game of Thrones theme because the internet is saturated with them (and really good […]

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Archive: You Make Me Feel | fingerstyle guitar

“If you’re remarkable, then it’s likely that some people won’t like you. That’s part of the definition of remarkable. Nobody gets unanimous praise — ever.”  -Seth Godin This post will only appeal a very small minority of people — and that’s probably a good thing.  […]

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Iron Man 3: theme | fingerstyle guitar

“Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.” – Robert Collier My arrangement of Brian […]

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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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Bajofondo: How to Play — Caminante for guitar (Gustavo Santaolalla)

I’m still pumped about Bajofondo’s excellent performance in Pittsburgh last week. I find myself listening to their new album, Presente with an even greater depth of understanding –– having now seen Bajofondo live and watched Gustavo Santaolalla’s unique guitar wizardry from about two feet away. (Note: I […]

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Bajofondo: How to Play — ‘Intro’ for guitar (Gustavo Santaolalla)

Intro, from Bajofondo’s newest release Presente, is originally from the film Les Yeux De Sa Mere (His Mother’s Eyes). Although Les Yeux De Sa Mere is little known in the states, I find it to be one of Gustavo Santaolalla’s best scores — if you’re into […]

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DJANGO UNCHAINED: How to Play — La Corsa (2nd Version) for guitar

I was really hoping to do something along the lines of Tom Farrell’s Hermano, from the Casa de me Padre soundtrack. That is STILL one of my favorite finger-picked songs to play. But alas, I’ve gotta go where the music takes me, and Luis Bacalov’s La […]

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Chris Isaak: Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

I was about 12 years old when the video for Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game was released, and at that age, I was not likely to forget it. Shot in black and white by photographer Herb Ritts, and featuring a semi-nude (and still looking good) supermodel, […]

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Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar

I’m so focused on doing new material, that I accidentally omitted one of my favorite bands, Radiohead. Blogging is fun, but it’s totally cutthroat.  You’re essentially in a race of ideas with everyone else in your niche.  If a guitarist uploads a video to YouTube […]

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