Category: Film Score

Gustavo Santaolalla: Seguir (for guitar) + TAB

Seguir Camino is Gustavo Santaolalla’s follow up to his 1998 album, Ronroco. By 1998, Santaolalla was a legendary Latin American musician and music producer. However, Iguazu (from Ronroco) kicked off his second act as film score composer, when Michael Mann used it to great effect […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Opening (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Opening If you’ve been a reading my blog for any length of time, it’s not hard to figure out that I’m a Gustavo Santaolalla superfan. It all started with the Brokeback Mountain score: acoustic guitar, empty space, minimalism. I had never heard anything like it.  […]

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The Avengers: theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Avengers The Avengers theme by composer Alan Silvestri is iconic. The way the chorus comes in gets me every time. You’ll hear it in the films when the tide has turned against the enemy, and the Avengers (specifically Iron Man) are really kicking ass. […]

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A Quiet Place: A Quiet Life for guitar (Marco Beltrami) + TAB

A Quiet Place Marco Beltrami is a great top tier composer. His film scores include: World War Z, Wolverine, Snowpiercer, and The Homesman – directed by Tommy Lee Jones. His piece from A Quiet Place, entitled, A Quiet Life, has some really slick transitions from melancholy […]

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Lost in Space (Netflix): theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Lost in Space Lost in Space (Netflix) is a GREAT series, and family friendly too. It’s a reimagining of the 1965 series of the same name, that follows the brave and hyper-intelligent Robinson family after they’ve crash landed on the wrong planet. Joining the family […]

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Finding Altamira

Finding Altamira (2016): theme for guitar (Mark Knopfler) + TAB

Altamira This song was suggested to me from a friend, and I think it’s a perfect fit for this blog. I’ve been a Mark Knopfler fan for as long as I can remember.  He is truly one of the greatest living singer/songwriter/guitar players of all […]

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i kill giants

I Kill Giants: theme for guitar (Laurent Perez Del Mar) + TAB

I Kill Giants I haven’t seen the movie yet, but the music by composer, Laurent Perez Del Mar, really resonated with me. Specifically the title theme, I Kill Giants. What beautiful piece of music. I lengthened the title theme, and added little ending riff. Lately, I’ve […]

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Smile Into Eyes – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Smile Into Eyes Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. This song is also available wherever you get your music, including Apple Music and Spotify. I wrote this song while thinking about my son (who’s 3 at the moment). I get to work early each morning on […]

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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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love, simon

Love, Simon: Simon and Blue (Rob Simonsen) for guitar + TAB

Simon and Blue Rob Simonsen’s music (aptly named) is perfect for this style of movie. With ‘Simon and Blue’ he seemingly uses every cliche chord progression, texture, and melody from the 80’s. I love every minute of it. This song is so expertly crafted — […]

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the motorcycle diaries

Gustavo Santaolalla: Chichina (The Motorcycle Diaries) + TAB

Chichina I performed Chichina this blog about 7 years ago, however my audio quality was dated and not up to my current standard. I’ve been on a quest to redo the songs that inspire me to play guitar, and Gustavo Santaolalla’s Chichina is one of […]

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the american

The American (2010): End Credits | Main Title for guitar + TAB

The American The American is a 2010 thriller film directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney. The screenplay is an adaptation of the 1990 novel, A Very Private Gentleman, by Martin Booth. The American is my favorite movie of all time. Director Anton Corbijn, […]

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