Category: Pop Music

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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lana del rey

Lana Del Rey: Love | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Lana Del Rey’s Love for classical guitar took me a week to record. Her songs are always around 5 minutes long. I intended to do an abbreviated version —  but I side-effect of my YouTube channel, is that people like to use the audio from […]

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The Numbers

Radiohead: The Numbers (instrumental acoustic guitar) + TAB

As Radiohead rolled out their tour and new album, A Moon Shaped Pool — I’ve poured over interviews and their most recent live performances. [Here’s Radiohead’s entire Lollapalooza set. The Numbers starts at 54:45] They seem to have a much more positive spirit about them […]

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U2

Until the End of the World: How to play The Edge’s greatest riff + TAB

A short rant A young man, kind of metalhead, boldly exclaimed to me the other day that The Edge is the most overrated guitar player ever. I was young once (I’m 39) and I get the brash assertions young men make. I made them too. […]

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radiohead

Radiohead: True Love Waits | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

As I listen back to this performance of Radiohead’s True Love Waits, it flows just as easily — as when I first transcribed it. This arrangement took about 20 minutes for me to put together, and it was definitely a “flow state” experience: Flow is […]

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radiohead

Radiohead: Daydreaming | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Having a camera focused squarely on Thom Yorke for 6 minutes, 25 seconds is never a bad idea. He’s impossible to look away from. Daydreaming is a beautiful song and totally depressing. In the video, Thom Yorke navigates a maze buildings and rooms that seem to […]

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radiohead

Radiohead: Burn the Witch (instrumental acoustic guitar) + TAB

As a fan, but moreover as a content creator, I’m inspired by Radiohead. They have been doing what they want for 25 years. Bending the world to their whims, and their ethos of music. 1997’s OK Computer, and 2000’s Kid A, are still futuristic albums […]

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Prince

Prince: Little Red Corvette | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Even as a kid, I was made aware by my musical mentors that Prince was a bad dude. When I took guitar lessons in the early 90’s — the guitar shop was filled to the brim with holdover, big-hair rockers — and people obsessed with […]

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elliot smith

Heaven Adores You: Untitled Guitar Finger Picking Demo (Elliott Smith)

Elliott Smith was a major influence on my musicality in my most formative years. When I joined my rock band in the late 90’s, we were all devouring music by ethereal songwriters like Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley. [Buckley has a new album of unreleased […]

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