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Gustavo Santaolalla: Haven (The Last of Us HBO) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash Haven Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. Haven is a little gem by Gustavo Santaolalla. It’s from HBO’s The Last of Us. I have no idea which (if any) episode this song was used in — but […]

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Depeche Mode: Never Let Me Down Again | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by lauren lulu taylor | Unsplash Never Let Me Down Again Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. Never Let Me Down Again, is a song by the English band Depeche Mode, who were pioneers of electronic and “alternative” music in the 1980’s. […]

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Lana Del Rey: Video Games | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash Video Games Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’ve always loved the song, Video Games by Lana Del Rey. With her usual deft lyricism and poetry — Lana sings about the relationship she has verses the relationship […]

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The Hours (2002): The Poet Acts (Philip Glass) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash The Poet Acts Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. Philip Glass (1937) is an American composer and pianist. He is one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Glass is the godfather of […]

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Reclamation – Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar) + TAB

[Note: this song is available on all streaming services. Links below.] Reclamation Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’m frequently involved with (or commissioned for) short-films. Often, these filmmakers are professionals on much larger projects. ‘Short-films’ are a vehicle for their own talents, […]

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The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation)

The Last of Us: Vanishing Grace (a variation) + TAB

Photo by Denny Müller on Unsplash Vanishing Grace (a variation) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I’ve been steeped in Gustavo Santaolalla’s music and guitar playing since 2005 when his iconic score for Brokeback Mountain was first released. The minimalism of his playing […]

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THE LAST OF US (HBO): Opening Titles | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

(Note: If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. That’s a huge help to me. Thank you!) The Last of Us (HBO) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. HBO’s The Last of Us is being heralded as “the greatest video […]

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1923 (Paramount): Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo: Hu Chen | Unsplash 1923 Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. 1923 is a Yellowstone origin story, where the Duttons face challenges to the ranch, in the early 20th century. I particularly like the character of Spencer — a WW1 soldier suffering […]

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The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Pale Blue Eye (no spoilers) Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I was REALLY excited to see The Pale Blue Eye – as the whole thing was shot around my hometown of Pittsburgh. Western PA is filled with well-preserved colonial sites that […]

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Succession (HBO): Adagio in C Minor | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Photo by Ilona Frey | Unsplash Adagio in C Minor Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. HBO’s Succession has definitely been on my list to watch. A friendly listener suggested Impromptu No. 1 from the soundtrack of Season 3. I had no idea […]

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Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar: Silent Night + TAB

Silent Night Free audio download of this performance on SoundCloud. I really love this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. In fact, I would argue that simplicity in music is virtuous, […]

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Coventry Carol, a Christmas EP by Evan Handyside

Coventry Carol is a Christmas EP that I’ve long wanted to release. It’s a short collection of 5 songs. All are my own arrangements, and two of them are written by me: The Holly in the Windy Hedge and Ode to the Season. I’ve been […]

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