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Steady Hands

I wish I had more to say about this piece. I wrote it for a film that I was briefly associated with. As it turned out my music wasn’t right for the project — but I’m sure it will get used elsewhere at some point.

I’m calling this piece Steady Hands. The chorus section has a sense of purposeful resolve. It makes me think of fatherhood — being older, and wiser.

Gear Used

For Steady Hands, I used a cheap Alvarez AC65. I use this guitar for ultra-low, and alternate tunings. My strings (for this guitar) are Savarez Yellow Card super high-tension strings. This way the guitar performs normally in very low, or crazy tunings.

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How to play Steady Hands, a song for guitar by Evan Handyside

This song is very easy to play. Please check out my archive, aptly named Very Easy to Play, for more songs like this. All are legitimate guitar songs. Music doesn’t have to be difficult to be worth while. In fact, I place a higher value on minimalism. Less is truly more.

Steady Hands is one long passage played twice. The guitar tab is two pages long and very easy to understand.

This song is played on whole step down, with the first string tuned a whole step lower to C. Your tuning will look like this from low to high: D G C F A C

Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

Steady Hands, a song for guitar by Evan Handyside

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Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, short-film composer, creator of modern content for guitar.