Category: Post Classical

The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the Birds | fingerstyle guitar

The Cinematic Orchestra: Arrival of the Birds | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Arrival of the Birds This performance is a free download on SoundCloud. I’ve always liked The Cinematic Orchestra, and their piece, Arrival of the Birds, was recommended to me by a reader. Such beautiful music. It instantly became on one of my favorites. This song […]

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Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything | fingerstyle guitar

Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Theory of Everything Free download on SoundCloud. The Theory of Everything (2014) is a  biographical romantic drama film set at the University of Cambridge. It details the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The exquisite music, by the late Johann Johannsson, won the […]

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Ammonite: Fossils | fingerstyle guitar

Ammonite: Fossils | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Fossils Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I have long been a massive fan of Dustin O’Halloran’s music. Both his solo material, film work, and (side project) A Winged Victory for the Sullen. His music has a tenderness that is unmistakable. I don’t know […]

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Mary Magdalene (2018) | fingerstyle guitar

Mary Magdalene (2018) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mary Magdalene (2018) Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Mary Magdalene is a 2018 film directed by Garth Davis. It stars Rooney Mara, and Joaquin Phoenix. This is one of Johann Johannsson’s final film scores before his sudden death in 2018. This film dispels […]

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But for the Fall of Rain - Evan Handyside (Ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

But for the Fall of Rain – Evan Handyside (Ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

But for the Fall of Rain Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. This is piece of music I wrote for Adam Taylor’s micro-short animation, But for the Fall of Rain. [Parents, although it’s an animation, there is an F-bomb in there.] Adam is a […]

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Only Ghosts - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

Only Ghosts – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Only Ghosts Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. I wrote and recorded Only Ghosts in 2016. At that point, I was in the infancy of my sound design implementation. I’m still learning, but I’m much better at working my music software — dialing in […]

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Harry Styles: Sign of the Times | fingerstyle guitar

Harry Styles: Sign of the Times | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Sign of the Times Free download on SoundCloud. Harry Styles’ moonshot is much like Robbie Williams’ ascension in the early 2000’s: former British “boy-band” member goes solo, combining songwriting chops with sensational stage presence and charisma. The American version of this story would be Justin […]

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On the Nature of Daylight | fingerstyle guitar

On the Nature of Daylight | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

On the Nature of Daylight Free download on SoundCloud. The post-classical genre is a (popular but controversial) genre of contemporary music that combines classical and electronic music. Usually, the music is slower and emotive. The top composers of this genre have found a home for […]

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A Christmas Carol (2019): theme | fingerstyle guitar

A Christmas Carol (2019): theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

A Christmas Carol (2019) Free download on SoundCloud. “What was the purpose of our gross accumulation?” – Jacob Marley A Christmas Carol (2019) is a British miniseries (starring Guy Pearce) based on the 1843 novella of the same name by Charles Dickens. It aired on […]

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Ad Astra: To the Stars (Max Richter) fingerstyle guitar

Ad Astra: To the Stars (Max Richter) fingerstyle guitar + TAB

To the Stars Free download on SoundCloud. As of this writing, To the Stars, is the first released song from Brad Pitt’s deep space epic, Ad Astra. I think about Pitt’s career often. His IMDb page is ridiculously good. From early in the 90’s his […]

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Johann Johannsson: Odi et Amo for classical guitar

Johann Johannsson: Odi et Amo for guitar + TAB

Free download on SoundCloud. This is perhaps the greatest piece by the late Johann Johannsson (next to The Sun’s Gone Dim and the Sky’s Turned Black). Odi et Amo (I Hate Love) is at once devastating and futuristic. Although I prefer the sonic heaviness of […]

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Between the Shadow and Soul - Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar)

Between the Shadow and Soul – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Between the Shadow and Soul Free download on SoundCloud “I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” […]

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