Category: Pop Music

Sufjan Stevens: Futile Devices | fingerstyle guitar

Sufjan Stevens: Futile Devices | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Futile Devices Free audio download on SoundCloud. Futile Devices is a song by American singer songwriter, Sufjan Stevens. This song is from the soundtrack of, Call Me By Your Name; a 2017 coming-of-age romantic drama film, directed by Luca Guadagnino. Sufjan Stevens has such a peculiar […]

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Sting: Shape Of My Heart | fingerstyle guitar

Sting: Shape Of My Heart | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Léon Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. Léon is one of my all time favorite movies. Starring Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, and Gary Oldman — Léon: The Professional is an amazingly casted and highly entertaining crime/thriller. When it was first released (on VHS) […]

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The Bones (Maren Morris / Hozier) fingerstyle guitar

The Bones (Maren Morris / Hozier) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Bones Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. The Bones is a song by pop/country star, Maren Morris. Six months after its release in 2019, the song was reimagined with Hozier singing the second verse. I love this song, and I’ve been teaching […]

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Olivia Rodrigo: Traitor | fingerstyle guitar

Olivia Rodrigo: Traitor | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Traitor Free download on SoundCloud. I’ve taught Olivia Rodrigo’s Traitor at least a dozen times to my guitar students. It’s an excellent song both lyrically and melodically. The lyrical theme is brilliant. The “boyfriend dates girl that ex-girlfriend doesn’t like” is an ageless conflict that […]

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wicked Game Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. 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 […]

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Sia: Breathe Me | fingerstyle guitar

Sia: Breathe Me | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Breathe Me Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Sia’s Breathe Me, is from her 3rd album, Colour the Small One (2004). The song was used to great effect in the poignant finale of Six Feet Under — a landmark HBO drama that premiered 20 […]

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Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar

Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wonderful Tonight Free download on SoundCloud. Wonderful Tonight is far and away Eric Clapton’s most famous song — and one of the most romantic songs ever written. I’ve had this arrangement in my back pocket for 20 years. I had been developing and playing it […]

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Zack Snyder's Justice League: Song to the Siren | fingerstyle guitar

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Song to the Siren | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Song to the Siren Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Also available on Spotify, Apple, and wherever you get your music. Zack Snyder’s Justice League was incredible. I watched it in two nights, but the 4 hours flew by. I highly recommend the 3 […]

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Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar

Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Motion Sickness Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. As a guitar teacher, I’m fortunate to be in front of some really cool, music obsessed young people on a daily basis. My student Hannah tips me off to new music all the time, and routinely […]

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Sam Smith: Dancing With a Stranger | fingerstyle guitar

Sam Smith: Dancing With a Stranger | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Dancing With a Stranger Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’ve been teaching this song to my students recently, and it’s become a bit of an earworm for me. I’ve long been a Sam Smith fan. In some instances, Smith does have a whinny […]

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The xx: Intro | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Why it’s OK to be okay at guitar Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Within my lifestyle as a guitar teacher and guitar blogger, nothing is more apparent to me, then people’s lack of self-confidence, or perceived status, as a guitarist. I’m not immune […]

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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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