Tag: Americana

Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar

Wonderful Tonight | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Wonderful Tonight Free download on SoundCloud. 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 […]

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Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar

Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Motion Sickness Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. As a guitar teacher, I’m fortunate to be in front of some really cool, music obsessed young people on a daily basis. My student Hannah tips me off to new music all the time, and routinely […]

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News of the World: Castroville | fingerstyle guitar

News of the World: Castroville | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

News of the World Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. News of the World is an American Western directed by Paul Greengrass. It’s based on the 2016 novel (of the same name) by Paulette Jiles. The film follows a Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Morning | fingerstyle guitar

Gustavo Santaolalla: Morning | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Morning Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Morning is the central theme from August: Osage County — a highly underrated soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. Much like Brokeback Mountain, the film’s score has Santaolalla exploring uniquely Americana themes. [I posted this song in 2014, but […]

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The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar

The Last of the Mohicans | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Last of the Mohicans Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. While the film and soundtrack are timeless — the music production was fairly chaotic for The Last of the Mohicans. Director Michael Mann had initially requested that Trevor Jones (composer) provide an electronic […]

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Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar

Legends of the Fall: The Ludlows | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Ludlows Free download of this performance on SoundCloud. Legends of the Fall (1994) is an epic American historical drama, directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt. The film is about three brothers and their father living on the plains of Montana in the […]

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Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar

Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Cover Me Up Free download on SoundCloud. Cover Me Up was the song that first introduced me to incredible singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. Forget the writing – the raw honesty of the song, and power of Isbell’s voice is what captured me. It’s just brutal in […]

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Taylor Swift: cardigan | fingerstyle guitar

Taylor Swift: cardigan | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

cardigan Free download on SoundCloud. I’ve always liked Taylor Swift. In fact, she’s responsible for most of my physical lesson business. In the mid 2000’s, mostly boys (and very few girls) played guitar. That suddenly changed around 2007 when Taylor Swift became the biggest star […]

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Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar

Bloodline (Netflix): The Water Lets You In | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Water Lets You In Free download on SoundCloud. Bloodline (2015-2017) is a Netflix original thriller-drama. The series co-stars one of my all-time favorite actors, Ben Mendelsohn. The theme song, The Water Lets You In, is a deep-bayou Americana riff by the defunct LA band, Book […]

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Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

Fingerstyle (Clapton) Blues + TAB

“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man (Robert Johnson) made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say, or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized […]

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Anne With an E | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Anne with an E Free download on SoundCloud. Anne with an E is a Canadian historical drama series for Netflix. The series is an adaptation of the novel, Anne of Green Gables. Set in the late 1890s on Prince Edward island, Anne with an E is a […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Amor y Paz | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Amor y Paz Free download on SoundCloud. On March 24th (2020) Gustavo Santaolalla posted this short piece to his Instagram and YouTube channel. So far as I can tell, he’s calling it Amor y Paz (Love & Peace). He follows up by mentioning, “Love & […]

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