Category: Pop Music

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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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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