Category: Pop Music

Boy Erased: Revelation (Troye Sivan & Jonsi) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Revelation Free download on SoundCloud. I love this song. Revelation is so minimalist — specifically the “vinyl” version from the Boy Erased soundtrack. I used the vinyl version as a template for this guitar arrangement. The power of Revelation is in it’s subtlety; the unprocessed (unproduced) delicate […]

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billie eilish

Billie Eilish: when the party’s over (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Free Mp3 Download on Soundcloud Billie Eilish My job as a private guitar teacher keeps me young. I’m 41 at the moment, and long past the age where most people take in new music. My peers have retreated to the music of the college years, […]

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a start is born

A Star Is Born: Shallow (guitar instrumental) + TAB

Shallow Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. Shallow, by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, is a performance from their new film, A Star is Born — also directed by Bradley Cooper. While I haven’t seen the movie yet, Bradley Cooper sounds really good. One has to […]

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fields of gold

Sting: Fields of Gold (instrumental for guitar) + TAB

Fields of Gold Listening is a form of practice. Free MP3 download on SoundCloud. Fields of Gold has long been one of my favorite songs from Sting. I was inspired to arrange a Sting tune from seeing this performance on Facebook: this is your basic […]

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thom yorke

Thom Yorke: Suspirium | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Suspiria Free MP3 Download of this performance on SoundCloud. Suspiria is a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento. The 2018 version of Suspiria is directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call me By Your Name). The 2018 plot of Suspiria focuses on a young […]

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my heart will go on

Titanic: My Heart Will Go On (James Horner) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

My Heart Will Go On Free MP3 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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something human

Muse: Something Human (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Something Human Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud. Something Human, in terms of feel and spirit, is a throwback to Peter Gabriel’s Solsbury Hill. As with all of Muse’s music; there’s depth of musicality and thoughtfulness in the lyrics. On a personal note, I’m high-strung all […]

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I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You Adrift is a 2018 American romantic drama film — based on a true story and set in 1983. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a young couple that gets stranded in the […]

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13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why: Oh In This World of Dread, Carry On (Eskmo) for guitar + TAB

13 Reasons Why Although I haven’t watched 13 Reasons Why — all of my teenage guitar students are talking about it, and it keeps popping up in my social news feeds. I figured if THIS MANY people are interested, I should probably check out the music. The […]

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Westworld: Heart-Shaped Box (Ramin Djawadi version) for guitar + TAB

Heart-Shaped Box Heart-Shaped Box was originally written by Nirvana from their In Utero album. It’s one of my all time favorite songs. Kurt Cobain was enigmatic. Behind every musical great is a strong original identity. Sometimes it’s deliberately conceived, and other times it’s innate. Kurt […]

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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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