Smile Into Eyes – Evan Handyside (ambient, contemporary guitar) + TAB

Posted on 06. Apr, 2018 by in Easy to Play, Film Score, Free Tabs

Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

Smile Into Eyes

Free MP3 Download on SoundCloud.

This song is also available wherever you get your music, including Apple Music and Spotify.

I wrote this song while thinking about my son (who’s 3 at the moment). I get to work early each morning on my YouTube channel and blog, so I’ll have enough time to play with him for a few hours before I head off to work again. [I teach my guitar students in the afternoon.]

Matthew and I go to playgrounds, guitar stores, coffee shops, and run errands. Every ordinary task is an adventure when I’m with him.

The song title comes from this quote:

“Ah, what happiness it is to be with people who are all happy, to press hands, press cheeks, smile into eyes.”
― Katherine Mansfield

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Gear used

For, Smile Into Eyes, I used my Cordoba GK Studio. For a list of my current gear, click here.

How to play Smile Into Eyes, by Evan Handyside

Smile Into Eyes is influenced by the work of composer Rob Simonsen. While I tend to drift towards deeply sentimental music (Santaolalla-ish) — Simonsen’s music stays light and on the surface. It’s a completely different skill set that I intend to explore further in my own writing.

Smile Into Eyes is relatively easy to play, but I recommend it mostly for intermediate guitar players. You’ll have to be fairley agile, and there’s a slightly stretched out position in the chorus section.

The guitar tab is beautifully written across two pages. My order of play, in accordance with the guitar tab, goes like this: Verse 1, Pre Chorus, Chorus 1x (stop at |) — Verse 2, Pre Chorus, Chorus 2x.

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Smile Into Eyes is played in standard tuning.

Smile Into Eyes by Evan Handyside

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