Category: Pop Music

Olivia Rodrigo: Traitor | fingerstyle guitar

Olivia Rodrigo: Traitor | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash 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 […]

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon | Unsplash 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 […]

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Sia: Breathe Me | fingerstyle guitar

Sia: Breathe Me | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

In What Time Remains – Photo | Derek von Briesen 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 […]

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Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar

Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Jessica Rockowitz | Unsplash 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 […]

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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

Photo by Tim Mossholder | Unsplash Song to the Siren Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Or, listen on Spotify. 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 […]

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Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar

Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Clay Leconey | Unsplash 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 […]

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Sam Smith: Dancing With a Stranger | fingerstyle guitar

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

Photo by alexey turenkov on Unsplash 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 […]

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The xx: Intro | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by . liane . on Unsplash 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 […]

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Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar

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

Photo | Timon Studler on Unsplash 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 21 years ago. The record is still one of the most futuristic albums you’ll ever hear.┬áThe opening […]

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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

Photo by Atanas Teodosiev | Unsplash 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 […]

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Harry Styles: Sign of the Times | fingerstyle guitar

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

Photo by Jon Tyson | Unsplash 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 […]

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Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar

Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Sam Manns | Unsplash 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 […]

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