Category: Pop Music

You Only Live Twice (Beulahbelle version) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

You Only Live Twice This version of You Only Live Twice is from indie-folk-sister-duo, Beulahbelle (Kaitlyn and Mady Dever). It’s used as the title track in the movie, Tully. Originally I planned on doing something from Rob Simonsen who scored the film, however Beulahbelle’s cover of […]

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Post Malone: Stay – fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Post Malone A student of mine (thanks Alyssa) introduced me to Stay. Post Malone is definitely not on my radar screen, but I was taken aback by the musicality of this piece. Although Post Malone’s look and personality are unserious, he is a serious musician. […]

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Sufjan Stevens

Call Me By Your Name: Mystery of Love | Fingerstyle Guitar (Sufjan Stevens) + TAB

Mystery of Love Mystery of Love is the trailer song (and principle song) from Call me By Your Name; and academy award nominated film by Luca Guadagnino. In addition to Mystery of Love, indie-folk songwriter, Sufjan Stevens, has two more songs on the soundtrack: Futile Devices […]

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call me by your name

Call Me By Your Name: Visions of Gideon | fingerstyle guitar (Sufjan Stevens) + TAB

Visions of Gideon Sufjan Stevens is a multi-instrumentalist American singer-songwriter based in New York. His “indie-folk” style is more atmospheric and layered. Sufjan’s songs from Call Me By Your Name are beautiful. The soundtrack also features avant-garde classical works and music by composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto […]

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jonny greenwood

Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread III for guitar + TAB

Phantom Thread III As a massive fan of both Jonny Greenwood and Paul Thomas Anderson, I could not wait to arrange the theme of Phantom Thread for my guitar. I had been working on another giant piece of music for this blog, but nothing was […]

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loreena mckennitt

Loreena McKennitt: Coventry Carol for guitar + TAB

Coventry Carol One of my favorite Christmas albums is Loreena McKennitt’s, A Winter Garden. The Holiday EP was released in 1995, the same year I graduated high school. At that time, I had begun working part-time in the mornings at Natural Wonders (I taught guitar […]

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billie eilish

ocean eyes (Billie Eilish) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Billie Eilish Billie Eilish is a 16 year-old Los Angeles based singer/songwriter. Her older brother, Finneas O’Connell, is Billie’s songwriting partner and producer. Her song, ocean eyes, is just beginning to hit with my young guitar students. I’ve taught this song a dozen times already […]

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tom petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Don’t Come Around Here No More (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Don’t Come Around Here No More Very sad news about Tom Petty. He was a favorite of just about everybody. I had the opportunity to see him live a half dozen times since high school, AND just this past June — where he looked and […]

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lana del rey

Lana Del Rey: Heroin | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Heroin Having listened all the way through Lana Del Rey’s new record, I’m continually amazed at her originality, and ability to endlessly create content in her space. I guess, like anything, it’s mastery. If you’re obsessed, and relentlessly create, it becomes easier and easier. My […]

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i promise

Radiohead: I Promise (complete acoustic guitar) + TAB

I Promise I Promise and Man of War, are two of the best Radiohead songs ever. It’s hard to believe the band never released them until now (with Ok Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017). If you’re a Generation X’er like me, and longed for the guitar and bass […]

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the cinematic orchestra

To Build a Home – Priscilla Mojica | Evan Handyside (The Cinematic Orchestra) + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. Priscilla Mojica Priscilla is a 23 year-old singer/songwriter from Palm Springs who is currently based in San Francisco. She got in touch with me about a possible collaboration a few months ago. I checked out her YouTube channel and was blown […]

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somebody else

The 1975: Somebody Else | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The 1975, Somebody Else I get so wrapped up in film score stuff — that I’m living under a rock sometimes when it comes to pop music. I only recently heard Somebody Else, by The 1975, and I totally loved it. Great live performance from […]

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