Category: Pop Music

Mad World | fingerstyle guitar

Mad World | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mad World I was inspired to play Mad World by the stay-at-home performance of Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) and his daughter. His daughter’s voice is awesome, and he must be overjoyed to be playing music with her. Although written by Tears for Fears, I […]

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SYML: Where's My Love | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

SYML: Where’s My Love | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Where’s my Love SYML is the solo venture of Brian Fennell, who was previously part of the indie band Barcelona. His music and singing voice are incredible. I love this song, and just about everything SYML does. For a love song, Where’s My Love, has […]

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Billie Eilish: everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar

Billie Eilish: everything i wanted | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

everything i wanted It used to be, in the early days of this blog, I would routinely perform Lana Del Rey’s music. At the time, she was the only stylistically (and melodically) compelling artist. Her music worked perfectly through the filter of my single acoustic […]

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Watchmen (HBO): Life on Mars | fingerstyle guitar

Watchmen (HBO): Life on Mars? | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Life on Mars? When distilled to a single guitar, you can really see the otherworldly musicality of David Bowie. He was only 24 when Life On Mars? was released in 1971. This arrangement is based on Trent Reznor’s variation from HBO’s Watchmen. You might also […]

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Motherless Brooklyn: Daily Battles | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Daily Battles Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 American neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Edward Norton. It’s based on the 1999 novel (of the same name) by Jonathan Lethem. Motherless Brooklyn is set in New York City in 1957. The film follows a […]

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Ingrid Andress: More Hearts Than Mine | fingerstyle guitar

Ingrid Andress: More Hearts Than Mine | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

More Hearts Than Mine More Hearts Than Mine is a charming and perfect song; both lyrically and melodically. Excellent debut work from singer songwriter Ingrid Andress. I’ve been teaching this song to my guitar students for a week now and thought a fingerstyle version might […]

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Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Pumped Up Kicks | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Pumped Up Kicks Pumped Up Kicks was one of my first ever post from 2011. In addition to creating new content, I’m redoing my old material (if still relevant). I always thought his arrangement was cool, and found an even easier way to play it. […]

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MUSE: Undisclosed Desires | fingerstyle guitar

MUSE: Undisclosed Desires | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Undisclosed Desires I did this song years ago on this blog, maybe 2011. It was time for an update. Muse has always been a treasure trove of melody. This arrangement turned out to be relatively easy to play as well. As with everything I do […]

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Radiohead: Codex (fingerstyle guitar)

Radiohead: Codex (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Codex Codex (The King of Limbs 2011) is one of my favorite Radiohead songs. I’m surprised it’s not used in more film soundtracks. This arrangement is heavily derived from the Westworld (Season 2) variation where composer Ramin Djawadi performs the song with delicate and sparse […]

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you should see me in a crown - for classical guitar

Billie Eilish: you should see me in a crown – fingerstyle guitar + TAB

you should see me in a crown I love this song by Billie Eilish. The chorus is so heavy. I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a solo guitar version for quite some time. I’m glad I finally did — as I’m sure most people […]

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Hozier: Like Real People Do for classical guitar

Hozier: Like Real People Do – fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Like Real People Do I JUST got into Hozier. I couldn’t stand the song, Take Me to Church, so I wrote off his music years ago. However, a guitar student of mine requested to learn some of his stuff — and I was blow away […]

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Muse: Isolated System | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Isolated System I love this instrumental piece by Muse. It worked perfectly as the theme song for Brad Pitt’s World War Z in 2013. Using Isolated System was a brilliant stroke. Another great example of an outsourced song becoming a theme is Tubular Bells from […]

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