Category: Pop Music

Euphoria (HBO): I’m Tired | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I’m Tired Free audio download on SoundCloud. I’m Tired is the signature track from Euphoria (HBO) season 2. The music is from English musician, Labrinth, who scores the entire show. Labrinth (a singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer) is in Alt-hip hop space where musicality reigns […]

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Titanic: My Heart Will Go On | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

My Heart Will Go On Free audio download on SoundCloud. I recently heard a super minimal version of My Heart Will Go On played with two cellos. I believe the duo’s name was literally 2CELLOS. It was beautiful and I wanted to create a subtle […]

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Kate Bush: Running Up That Hill (Stranger Things) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Running Up That Hill Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. If you’re right around my age (or older) you might fondly remember Kate Bush’s 1985 hit, Running Up That Hill. I was in second grade when that came out. Like everything from the […]

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The House (Netflix): This House Is… (Jarvis Cocker & Gustavo Santaolalla) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The House Free audio download on SoundCloud. “Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club I […]

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Music of the Night Free audio download on SoundCloud. Although I grew up in a relatively conservative household, my Dad was a massive fan of the arts — specifically music and poetry. As an early adolescent (in the late 80’s) my family belonged to […]

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Ruelle: I Get To Love You | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I Get to Love You Free audio download on SoundCloud. As I write this post, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Harrisburg PA on New Years Eve. I’ll be performing ‘I Get to Love You’ as a bride processional this evening for my wife’s […]

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Radiohead: SPECTRE | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Spectre Free audio download on SoundCloud. This song was commissioned for the 2015 Craig-era James Bond film, Spectre. The song was rejected by the film producers, and Radiohead released it as a B-side to the 2016 single ‘Burn the Witch’. Initially, Radiohead had offered Man […]

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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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