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The Winter Soldier: Captain America theme | fingerstyle guitar

After transcribing Henry Jackman’s Captain America theme, I took a look at a few of my older superhero themes that might be of some interest to you: The Avengers Like any artist, I usually look back at my old material and cringe. Not so with […]

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Divergent: Choosing Dauntless | fingerstyle guitar

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin I have not seen the movie, but my Divergent obsessed guitar students have filled me in on the details. Actually, very few of my students are interested […]

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Alt-J: Interlude 3 | fingerstyle guitar

“Where’s your will to be weird?” ― Jim Morrison Most people, myself included, have tried to duplicate other people’s results. It’s an easy cognitive error to make: I want to do (X). This guy over here is really good at (X), so I’ll just follow […]

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Foster the Poeple

Foster the People: Coming of Age | fingerstyle guitar

Mark Foster is approaching a Brian Wilson level of pop-mastery — and his band, Foster the People, might as well be the new Beach Boys. Indie-pop is becoming increasingly digitized and it’s cool that (Foster) still uses real instrumentation. Check out this acoustic performance of […]

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Coldplay: Magic | fingerstyle guitar

“Trolls suck.” ― Betty White Exerting Con(troll) If you decide to create content online in any way, shape, or form — I would recommend that you rule your community like a benevolent dictator. 99.9% of the comments I receive (mostly on YouTube) are wonderful. There […]

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The Last of Us

The Last Of Us Volume 2: How to Play — Fleeting by Gustavo Santaolalla

“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss So, what are you doing 3 years from now? Compared to others, I have only a tiny smigin of internet success. But at 1,400,000 views on YouTube, and roughly 15,000 people on the blog […]

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Morning Phase

Beck: Wave | fingerstyle guitar

My blog is for a highly qualified, and unique individual. After all, I started it to act as a lighthouse — a beacon for like-minded people who think differently about guitar, and music in general. You can consider this post: a niche within a niche. […]

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Main Title Theme

House of Cards: Main Title Theme | fingerstyle guitar

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics — is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato A House of Cards We all know, intuitively, that the political process is horribly corrupted. House of Cards simply illustrates the rotted under-tapestry of […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla

August: Osage County — How to Play Riding by Gustavo Santaolalla

(Note: Riding is my premium material. Please comment to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions.) How to Play Riding by Gustavo Santaolalla from the August: Osage County original score. Riding is an excellent song to practice your (finger picking) […]

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Nebraska: How to Play — Their Pie by Mark Orton

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up, sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains — if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Richard M. Nixon I am fascinated with people who find their ultimate success […]

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Body Electric

Lana Del Rey: Body Electric | fingerstyle guitar

“By lying, we deny others a view of the world as it is. Our dishonesty not only influences the choices they make, it often determines the choices they can make—and in ways we cannot always predict. Every lie is a direct assault upon the autonomy […]

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You're Not the One

Sky Ferreira: You’re Not the One | fingerstyle guitar

While looking through iTunes’ new releases, this cover jumped out at me (warning: graphic, not suitable for work) and I discovered Sky Ferriera’s music, is as much of a hook as her cover art. Brilliant marketing. I hate to sound like a wannabe music journalist, […]

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