Category: Pop Music

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

Sufjan Stevens: Mystery of Love | fingerstyle guitar + 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 + TAB

Visions of Gideon Visions of Gideon is a song by the New York based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Sufjan Stevens. His songs from the film, Call Me By Your Name are atmospheric and layered. The soundtrack also features avant-garde classical works and music by composer, Ryuichi […]

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jonny greenwood

Jonny Greenwood: Phantom Thread III | fingerstyle 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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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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