Category: Pop Music

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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Watchmen (HBO): Life on Mars | fingerstyle guitar

Watchmen (HBO): Life on Mars? | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Life on Mars? Free download on SoundCloud. When distilled to a single guitar, you can really see the otherworldly musicality of David Bowie. He was only 24 when Life On Mars? was released in 1971. This arrangement is based on Trent Reznor’s variation from HBO’s […]

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Motherless Brooklyn: Daily Battles | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Daily Battles Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 American neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Edward Norton. It’s based on the 1999 novel (of the same name) by Jonathan Lethem. Motherless Brooklyn is set in New York City in 1957. The film follows a […]

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Ingrid Andress: More Hearts Than Mine | fingerstyle guitar

Ingrid Andress: More Hearts Than Mine | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

More Hearts Than Mine Free download on SoundCloud. More Hearts Than Mine is a charming and perfect song; both lyrically and melodically. Excellent debut work from singer songwriter Ingrid Andress. I’ve been teaching this song to my guitar students for a week now and thought […]

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Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Pumped Up Kicks Free download on SoundCloud. Pumped Up Kicks was one of my first ever post from 2011. In addition to creating new content, I’m redoing my old material (if still relevant). I always thought his arrangement was cool, and found an even easier […]

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