Category: Post Classical

The Theory of Everything: A Model of the Universe | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

A Model of the Universe This has been one of my all time favorite pieces by the late composer, Johann Johannsson. While I love all of his music, The Theory of Everything, won the Golden Globe for ‘best score’ and is widely considered to be […]

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Hans Zimmer: TIME | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

TIME Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb; a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. Cobb is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased in exchange for a […]

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Johann Johannsson: The Whirling Ways of Stars that Pass (The Theory of Everything) + TAB

The Whirling Ways of Stars that Pass The Whirling Ways of Stars that Pass is from Johann Johannsson’s 2014 Golden Globe winning score for, The Theory of Everything. It’s a beautiful piece of music that turned out to be an (easy to play) guitar arrangement. […]

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The Hours (2002): The Poet Acts (Philip Glass) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Poet Acts Philip Glass (1937) is an American composer and pianist. He is one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Glass is the godfather of the post-classical movement – as his music is minimalist, and built upon repetitive phrases. It […]

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All Quiet on the Western Front: Paul | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

All Quiet on the Western Front This film has instantly become one of my all-time favorites. While based on a literary classic, All Quiet on the Western Front is not your “classic” war film. It has more in common with HBO’s Chernobyl, than 1917. There […]

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Cloud Atlas | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Cloud Atlas Prelude: The Atlas March was one of the first pieces of music that I ever posted – way back in 2012. While I’ve never seen the film, I still love the music, and it was time for a redo. You might also like […]

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Stephan Moccio: Fireflies | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Fireflies Fireflies is by pianist/composer Stephan Moccio, from his 2021 album, Lionheart. Stephan Moccio is one of my recent finds on Spotify. He’s an Italian/Canadian composer. I love his work. You’ll want to think of him in terms of the post-classical space like: Dustin O’Halloran, […]

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a love unreturned – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

a love unreturned When I write music, put my hands on the guitar to see what happens. After I get two or three notes, I execute what I hear in my head, and follow that thread until completion. It’s hard for me to get away […]

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Johann Johannsson: Flight from the City | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Johann Johannsson Jóhann Jóhannsson was an extraordinary Icelandic composer. For a period of time, he lead the modern post-classical movement — which is identified with experimental, minimalist, and electronic music. He passed away in February 2018 at the age of 48. Jóhann is best known […]

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Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi (Nursery rhyme from another summer, the afternoon) is a piece of music by composer, Yann Tiersen. As the principle song from Amelie, it’s by far his most popular song at 326 million plays […]

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Dustin O'Halloran: An Ending, a Beginning | fingerstyle guitar

Dustin O’Halloran: An Ending, a Beginning | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

An Ending, a Beginning Dustin O’Halloran might be my favorite composer next to Gustavo Santaolalla. Chances are you’ve heard his music and just didn’t realize it. He was nominated for an Oscar, and a Golden Globe for Lion (2016). That music was written in collaboration with […]

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Max Richter: The Departure | fingerstyle guitar

Max Richter: The Departure | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Departure HBO’s The Leftovers begins three years after the “Sudden Departure” — where 2% of the world’s population suddenly vanished.  The series focuses on a police chief (played by Justin Theroux) and other grieving families as they struggle to adjust to life after The […]

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