Category: Post Classical

Theme from Fargo

Fargo (FX): theme for guitar

Fargo’s composer, Jeff Russo, is also a guitarist and founding member of the late 90’s rock band, Tonic. In case you’re too young to remember, Tonic was a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling band — who had a string of hit singles from 1996 onward. Jeff […]

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Vladimir's Blues by Max Richter

The Leftovers: How to Play Vladimir’s Blues for guitar (Max Richter)

“Play is the highest form of research.” ― Albert Einstein I’m interested in HBO’S new series, The Leftovers, so naturally I wanted to find out what the music was all about. I knew Max Richter was composing the score, but I wanted to hear, and […]

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Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros: The Rains of Castamere | fingerstyle guitar

“We probably managed to create the gloomiest version so far. It is maybe not the happiest wedding song, but we think that it fit the scene very well.” – Georg Holm, Sigur Ros When I search for Intellimusica’s content, I have an idea of what […]

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Breathe In

Breathe In: Coda (Dustin O’Halloran) fingerstyle guitar

How to Play Coda for classical guitar, by Dustin O’Halloran, from the Breath In original score I love this one. In many cases the post-classical genre follows the simple formula of: a single compelling chord progression with evolving layers of melodies.  In this regard — Max Richter, Dustin […]

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Johann Johannsson: Through Falling Snow (Prisoners) fingerstyle guitar

“To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography.” -Quentin Tarantino, during a recent interview where he admitted that Death Proof wasn’t worthy of his filmography. As I put together Johann Johannsson’s Through Falling Snow (Prisoners) for classical […]

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Hans Zimmer: Time | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update: March 25th 2017] Inception Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. He is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased in […]

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Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah | fingerstyle guitar

So, a major screw-up on my part was literally forgetting how much Jeff Buckley directly influenced my guitar playing — especially when writing the descriptions for my new album. I supposed I was so excited to get my EP out there that I sited whatever to […]

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How to Play — Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings (Evan Handyside)

Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings is my favorite of the five songs from my new EP. It may sound strange, or seem obvious, but I create music that I personally want to hear. I’ve listened to my album dozens of times, and each time, I […]

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings: How to play — Under a Beating Sun (Evan Handyside)

My wife and I bought each other NOOK’s (Barnes & Noble’s e-reader) for Christmas last year.  It’s a cool device — but until I received two physical books for Christmas this year — I had no idea how much I missed reading actual books.  One of […]

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On The Road (2012): How to Play — Home (Will Hanson)

‘Home‘ is an emotive song from the trailer of Walter Salles’ (soon to be released) On The Road that sounds very much in the vain of post-rock songs like Your Hand in Mine.  I initially thought ‘Home’ was an interesting departure for Gustavo Santaolalla — that is […]

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