Category: Premium Tabs

DJANGO UNCHAINED: How to Play — La Corsa (2nd Version) for guitar

I was really hoping to do something along the lines of Tom Farrell’s Hermano, from the Casa de me Padre soundtrack. That is STILL one of my favorite finger-picked songs to play. But alas, I’ve gotta go where the music takes me, and Luis Bacalov’s La […]

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Tegan and Sara: Closer | fingerstyle guitar

Like everyone else it seems, I’m a sucker for highly stylized pop with a nod towards the 80’s.  Tegan and Sara’s new single, Closer, definitely fits the bill, and it integrated seamlessly into a solo-guitar performance. If you’re new to this blog, I have no scheme as to what […]

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Chris Isaak: Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

I was about 12 years old when the video for Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game was released, and at that age, I was not likely to forget it. Shot in black and white by photographer Herb Ritts, and featuring a semi-nude (and still looking good) supermodel, […]

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The Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony | fingerstyle guitar

I remember the very day Urban Hymns was released. I took the day off of work (it was that important to me), bought the CD at Sam Goody, and drove around blaring it from my car stereo. I had been playing in my new band […]

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David Bowie: Where Are We Now? | fingerstyle guitar

Upon hearing the first few bars of Where Are We Now?, I was admittedly luke-warm about David Bowie’s first single in 10 years.  That is, until I was sucked in by the immensely watchable, and totally weird video.  I think I watched the video so many times […]

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Radiohead: High And Dry | fingerstyle guitar

As you can probably tell, I am on a Radiohead bender — and I’m almost ashamed that I haven’t explored solo-guitar interpretations/arrangements of their music until now. Not to belabor the blog thing, but if you want to be successful, their are certain things you have […]

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Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place | fingerstyle guitar

I’m so focused on doing new material, that I accidentally omitted one of my favorite bands, Radiohead. Blogging is fun, but it’s totally cutthroat.  You’re essentially in a race of ideas with everyone else in your niche.  If a guitarist uploads a video to YouTube […]

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DJANGO UNCHAINED: Django Theme (instrumental for Spanish Guitar)

Many props to Quentin Tarantino for still putting so much emphasis on soundtracks. This time around his Django Unchained soundtrack/score is a highly stylized mix of old-school spaghetti western, retro R&B, and hip-hop. Rather than the all encompassing interpretations I normally do — this can be considered an instrumental version of […]

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Lana Del Rey: Lucky Ones | fingerstyle guitar

I think of Lana Del Rey as a modern David Bowie (with regard to her song-writing) and her single, Lucky Ones, worked out beautifully for solo-guitar.   It appears that her previous album Born to Die, is being released with her new album Paradise and aptly called: Born to Die […]

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Cloud Atlas: Prelude: The Atlas March | fingerstyle guitar

I have not yet seen Cloud Atlas, but a quick scan of the soundtrack on iTunes revealed some excellent pieces of music, most notably Prelude: The Atlas March and it’s end-credits counterpart, Cloud Atlas End Title. The Atlas March is played in standard tuning, and […]

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Adele: Skyfall | fingerstyle guitar

As expected, Adele’s Skyfall is a proper Bond theme and incredibly well done. Skyfall uses a mixture of the You Know My Name (Bm – G – E) progression, the 007 theme, and Adele’s sultry vocals to pull off a perfect blend of several past […]

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The Walking Dead theme | fingerstyle guitar

My observation is that the iPhone (of which I’m an owner and a fan) has created an entire generation of “walkers” — or as the zombies are referred to in AMC’s The Walking Dead. We see them everywhere, and you might be one: a human-being […]

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