Category: Premium Tabs

Lorde

Lorde: How to play Yellow Flicker Beat | fingerstyle guitar

“Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long-run.” Seth Godin Be Weird Much like Lana Del Rey, Lorde has an unmistakable sound and musical identity. She’s quite literally Lorde, and nothing else. I’m endlessly fascinated with artists who cultivate a […]

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Echosmith

Echosmith: How to play Cool Kids | fingerstyle guitar

“The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.” ― Colin Wilson Don’t be a cow in the rain I do talk about following your ideas and passions at all costs. However, it might […]

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Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight: How to play Letters from the Sky | fingerstyle guitar

“Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” Emma Bull, Author Playing Letters from the Sky for this blog was a strange occurrence. I had been doing some content research, adding to my never ending list of material when […]

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The Twins (Prague) for classical guitar

Max Richter: Departure (The Leftovers) fingerstyle guitar

While technology in film is often times bedazzling to look at — nothing beats authentic characters. A friend of mine made the observation that even a good plot can’t beat plain old great actors and well developed characters. When I think about it, some of my favorite […]

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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful: How to play Demimonde | fingerstyle guitar

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Give your mind a break. Play guitar. It is critical to play guitar at least once a day. If anything, to give your mind a break while […]

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith: How to play Latch | fingerstyle guitar

I really like Sam Smith. As someone who teaches younger people, I have grown to value artists who put their talent and music, front and center. The more talented the individual, the less they have to rely on antics to further propel their career. While […]

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Theme for guitar

How to play the Hemlock Grove theme for guitar (Nathan Barr)

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with personal finance. For no particular reason other than, I want to optimize my situation. Also I’d rather not be left out, when other’s are smartly saving and investing for a rainy day. Sound’s boring right? I thought so too, but things […]

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Daniel Licht

Dexter: Blood Theme | fingerstyle guitar

This has been performed a dozen times on YouTube, but I thought I would thrown my hat in the ring with a slightly different arrangement. Sometimes it’s better to create an ode the original without doing a note for note interpretation. I’ve done this before […]

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man: How to play Herbert Gronemeyer’s Opening Theme for guitar

“I go into the studio and I start making whatever it is that I feel like I’m missing.” – Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. For success, solve your own problem Essentially Intellimusica is my way of creating the music that I’m personally missing: highly effective, […]

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Damon Albarn

Sister Rust (Damon Albarn) fingerstyle guitar

From my early 20’s onward, I have been an enormous Blur fan. Their guitarist, Graham Coxon, is one of my all time favorites. Blur’s front-man, Damon Albarn, has proven himself to be a visionary musician though solo projects and Gorillaz. What’s my favorite Blur song? […]

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Johnny Cash/NIN

Johnny Cash: Hurt | fingerstyle guitar

Recently, an artist friend of mine asked me how I manage my relationship with my wife and my work at the same time. It was a great question, and my friend didn’t mind if I turned the answer into a blog post: This is a […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Gustavo Santaolalla: How to play Alma for guitar

“I love playing instruments that I don’t know how to play – or that I’m not familiar with. I like the idea of danger and innocence that comes from it. As an artist, I feel I should be able to do something with anything I […]

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