Category: Pop Music

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. Zack Snyder’s Justice League was incredible. I watched it in two nights, but the 4 hours flew by. I highly recommend the 3 hour director’s cut of Batman v Superman as well — also […]

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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.┬áThe 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┬áthriller-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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