Category: Wedding Songs

The Godfather (Love Theme) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Godfather I finally watched The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. If you’re a young person and haven’t seen these films, you must prioritize them straight away. They’re total perfection in script, cinematography, and acting. You’ll be glued to the screen — only occasionally […]

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Music of the Night | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Music of the Night My Dad was a massive fan of the arts — specifically music and poetry. As an early adolescent (in the late 80’s) my family belonged to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. I was fortunate to see every Broadway show you can […]

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Ruelle: I Get To Love You | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I Get to Love You As I write this post, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Harrisburg PA on New Years Eve. I’ll be performing ‘I Get to Love You’ as a bride processional this evening for my wife’s cousin’s wedding. I guess that […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Close Friend | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Fantastic Beasts The Fantastic Beasts movies — as with the Harry Potter predecessors — seem to be set in winter more often then not. For that reason, I think of the films, and the music by James Newton Howard, as seasonal. To me, it only […]

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Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi Comptine d’un autre été, l’après midi (Nursery rhyme from another summer, the afternoon) is a piece of music by composer, Yann Tiersen. As the principle song from Amelie, it’s by far his most popular song at 326 million plays […]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry in Winter | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Harry in Winter Harry in Winter is a glorious melody that (I’m convinced) will be recognized as a modern classic at some point. While I haven’t seen many of the Harry Potter films — the music is fantastic, deeply thematic, and it resonates with me. […]

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Sting: Shape Of My Heart | fingerstyle guitar

Sting: Shape Of My Heart | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Léon Léon is one of my all time favorite movies. Starring Natalie Portman, Jean Reno, and Gary Oldman — Léon: The Professional is an amazingly casted and highly entertaining crime/thriller. When it was first released (on VHS) in 1994 is was simply called The Professional. […]

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Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar

Mark Knopfler: The Princess Bride | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Princess Bride The Princess Bride (1987) is a fantasy adventure comedy directed by Rob Reiner.  It was adapted from the 1973 novel of the same name, and tells the story of Westly — who must rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup, from the odious Prince Humperdinck. […]

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The Bones (Maren Morris / Hozier) fingerstyle guitar

Hozier / Maren Morris: The Bones | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Bones The Bones is a song by pop/country star, Maren Morris. Six months after its release in 2019, the song was reimagined with Hozier singing the second verse. I love this song, and I’ve been teaching the basic version to my guitar students recently. […]

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Dustin O'Halloran: An Ending, a Beginning | fingerstyle guitar

Dustin O’Halloran: An Ending, a Beginning | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

An Ending, a Beginning Dustin O’Halloran might be my favorite composer next to Gustavo Santaolalla. Chances are you’ve heard his music and just didn’t realize it. He was nominated for an Oscar, and a Golden Globe for Lion (2016). That music was written in collaboration with […]

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Chris Isaak's Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar

Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wicked Game For my money, the two greatest unrequited love songs are: U2’s With or Without You, and Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game. The former can prompt one to hold a lighter in the air and bellow “…and you give yourself a-way-a”. The latter makes (me) […]

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Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar

Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wonderful Tonight Wonderful Tonight is far and away Eric Clapton’s most famous song — and one of the most romantic songs ever written. I’ve had this arrangement in my back pocket for 20 years. I had been developing and playing it at wedding ceremonies for […]

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