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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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Opening titles theme

Max Richter: How to play the The Leftovers (Main Title Theme) for guitar

So far, the most interesting thing about HBO’s The Leftovers is the opening title sequence which aired at the beginning of the second episode. It’s a dark, hedonistic riff on the Sistine Chapel — with a fairly compelling theme song by composer, Max Richter. A […]

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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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Phantogram: How to play Fall in Love | fingerstyle guitar

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch About a month ago Anthony Bourdain was on The Nerdist podcast. After two hours of his interesting travel stories and funny life anecdotes, […]

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Ender's Game theme for guitar

Ender’s Game: How to Play Dragon Army for guitar

I was listening to a fascinating interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast with Brian Koppleman: screenwriter of Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Illusionist. [Not to be a total Tim Ferriss fanboy — but if you’re a creator of any kind, there is no better resource […]

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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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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey: Once Upon a Dream (Maleficent) fingerstyle guitar

Lana Del Rey’s dark, brooding take on this classic tune fit the mold of Intellimusica — yet it was unconventional enough to expand my guitar playing beyond my typical go-to moves. If you’re a fan of the original Once Upon a Dream, you’re not likely to be fond of Lana Del Rey’s […]

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Lykke Li

Lykke Li: No Rest For the Wicked | fingerstyle guitar

I’m a recent Lykke Li fan. I first heard her music when a Facebook friend shared this video of Dance, Dance, Dance. There’s also another version of her performing the same song with Bon Iver. Save for the fact that Lykke Li is an incredibly […]

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey: West Coast | fingerstyle guitar

Some good advice from Henry Rollins Henry Rollins’ Letter to a Young American is making it’s way through the internet. Unfortunately, there’s many edited down versions. I recommend the full version here. Personally, I would have skipped the references to politicians, but the central focus […]

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U2 - Achtung Baby

U2: Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses |fingerstyle guitar

About the exact same time Nirvana was revolutionizing alternative/rock music — U2 was revolutionizing alternative/pop music with Achtung Baby. 1991 was an amazing year in music history. I’m 37, and I can clearly remember when Achtung Baby was released. Synth effects, drum-loops, and distorted vocals […]

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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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Hans Zimmer

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: I’m Spider-Man (Hans Zimmer) fingerstyle guitar

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” ― Albert Einstein No coincidences, just a road map I’ve written, ad nauseam, that the natural state of human beings (in my opinion) is creation: We build things. We create businesses that must be tended like gardens. We […]

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