Category: Pop Music

The Xx

The Xx: Intro | fingerstyle guitar

Why it’s OK to be okay at guitar Within my lifestyle as a guitar teacher and guitar blogger, nothing is more apparent to me, then people’s lack of self-confidence, or perceived status, as a guitarist. I’m not immune either. We’re all [one YouTube video of […]

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Morning Phase

Beck: Wave | fingerstyle guitar

My blog is for a highly qualified, and unique individual. After all, I started it to act as a lighthouse — a beacon for like-minded people who think differently about guitar, and music in general. You can consider this post: a niche within a niche. […]

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Body Electric

Lana Del Rey: Body Electric | fingerstyle guitar

“By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy […]

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You're Not the One

Sky Ferreira: You’re Not the One | fingerstyle guitar

While looking through iTunes’ new releases, this cover jumped out at me (warning: graphic, not suitable for work) and I discovered Sky Ferriera’s music, is as much of a hook as her cover art. Brilliant marketing. I hate to sound like a wannabe music journalist, […]

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Bastille: Pompeii | fingerstyle guitar

All in “If I have something to fall back on, I’ll fall back.” – George Clooney, Rolling Stone That was Clooney’s response to his father as he urged his son, then a struggling actor, to go back to school and get something fall back on. […]

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Safe and Sound for classical guitar

Capital Cities: Safe and Sound | fingerstyle guitar

A short rant The most difficult thing about this blog, is figuring out what to write in each post.  The guitar stuff and tabs are the easy part. At this point, my guitar work flows so naturally, that I expect to come up with a pretty […]

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Sweater Weather

The Neighbourhood: Sweater Weather | fingerstyle guitar

Without Their Permission I recently listened to Alexis Ohanian‘s interview on the Bryan Callen podcast. At 30 years old, AlexisOhanian (co-founder of Reddit) is an angel investor, adviser to countless start-ups, author, and multimillionaire.  His new book is titled, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will […]

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Summertime Sadness for Classical Guitar

Lana Del Rey: Summertime Sadness | fingerstyle guitar

I am constantly organizing my content to make it easier to find and access.  One of the newer things I’ve done is archive all of my free tabs. Which begs the question, what constitutes a free tab? It’s important to know that I put just […]

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Team for Classical Guitar

Lorde: Team | fingerstyle guitar

“I don’t do one vertical jump in a game, but in the Combine that’s what they measure.” -Tom Brady, Patriots QB Eliminating Vanity Metrics It is very easy for artists, musicians, and creators in general, to get caught up in vanity metrics. A vanity metric […]

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The Human League

The Human League: Human | fingerstyle guitar

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” -Albert Einstein Removing the outcome I hit the gym once or twice a week. I’m the skinny guy carrying a clipboard with a complete record of my lifts, goals, workout time, etc. […]

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Coldplay, Altas for Classical Guitar

Coldplay: Atlas | fingerstyle guitar

I just returned home from a short vacation — where I intentionally didn’t bring a guitar or a computer. In the 48 hours since returning, I raced to get Coldplay’s new single, Atlas (for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack) arranged for classical guitar […]

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M83: Outro | fingerstyle guitar

How to Play Outro (M83) for Classical Guitar As soon as I posted M83’s Midnight City for classical guitar, a few people recommended Outro to me a possibility for this blog — specifically the piano bit at the end, which was used in the Cloud […]

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