Category: Pop Music

Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar

Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Everything In Its Right Place Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. It’s hard to believe that Radiohead’s Kid-A was released exactly 20 years ago. The record is still one of the most futuristic albums you’ll ever hear. The opening track, Everything In Its Right Place, […]

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I'll Be Gone In The Dark: Avalanche | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: Avalanche | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Avalanche Free download on SoundCloud. The music editor for HBO’s, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark nailed it with, Avalanche. The true crime docuseries opens with a (very mono-tone) vocal performance by Aimee Mann. As the series became more enthralling, the piece rapidly grew on […]

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Harry Styles: Sign of the Times | fingerstyle guitar

Harry Styles: Sign of the Times | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Sign of the Times Free download on SoundCloud. Harry Styles’ moonshot is much like Robbie Williams’ ascension in the early 2000’s: former British “boy-band” member goes solo, combining songwriting chops with sensational stage presence and charisma. The American version of this story would be Justin […]

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Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar

Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Cover Me Up Free download on SoundCloud. Cover Me Up was the song that first introduced me to incredible singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. Forget the writing – the raw honesty of the song, and power of Isbell’s voice is what captured me. It’s just brutal in […]

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Taylor Swift: cardigan | fingerstyle guitar

Taylor Swift: cardigan | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

cardigan Free download on SoundCloud. I’ve always liked Taylor Swift. In fact, she’s responsible for most of my physical lesson business. In the mid 2000’s, mostly boys (and very few girls) played guitar. That suddenly changed around 2007 when Taylor Swift became the biggest star […]

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Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar

Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Water Lets You In Free download on SoundCloud. Bloodline (2015-2017) is a Netflix original thriller-drama. The series co-stars one of my all-time favorite actors, Ben Mendelsohn. The theme song, The Water Lets You In, is a deep-bayou Americana riff by the defunct LA band, Book […]

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Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar

Paint It Black | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Paint It Black Free download on SoundCloud. While playing around with the Paint It Black riff — my guitar (with a mind of it’s own) — decided to toss in The Night King by Ramin Djawadi, and a little bit of the James Bond Theme […]

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Bjork: Joga | fingerstyle guitar

Bjork: Joga | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Joga Free download on SoundCloud. Jóga, was Björk’s first released single from her 1997 album, Homogenic. It fuses electronic with baroque and classical motifs. Jóga was critically acclaimed — praising her powerful vocal performance, composition, and production. Lyrically, the piece is an ode to Björk’s […]

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Lana Del Rey: Young and Beautiful | fingerstyle guitar

Lana Del Rey: Young and Beautiful | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Young and Beautiful Free download on SoundCloud. This song is from The Great Gatsby (2013) starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I don’t normally get into Baz Luhrmann films, but The Great Gatsby was excellent. I love this song by Lana Del Rey. Her singing is intently insecure […]

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Mad World | fingerstyle guitar

Mad World | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mad World Free download on SoundCloud. As it would turn out, I got sick the first week of April; fever, body-aches, and chills. I’ll save you the suspense, I’m COVID-19 negative. However, having those symptoms in the middle of a pandemic was disconcerting. I was […]

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SYML: Where's My Love | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

SYML: Where’s My Love | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Where’s my Love Free download on SoundCloud. SYML is the solo venture of Brian Fennell, who was previously part of the indie band Barcelona. His music and singing voice are incredible. I love this song, and just about everything SYML does. For a love song, […]

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Billie Eilish: everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar

Billie Eilish: everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

everything i wanted Free download on SoundCloud. It used to be, in the early days of this blog, I would routinely perform Lana Del Rey’s music. At the time, she was the only stylistically (and melodically) compelling artist. Her music worked perfectly through the filter […]

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