Category: Pop Music

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 principle song from Call me By Your Name, an 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 and (my […]

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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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