Tag: Americana

Gustavo Santaolalla: The Wings (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

The Wings Free HQ Download on SoundCloud.  The Wings completes my arrangements for the Oscar winning Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla. This song is what initially drew me into Gustavo Santaolalla’s film score work, way back in 2005. From there, the theme Brokeback Mountain […]

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: The Book (Carter Burwell) + TAB

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Free download on SoundCloud. I’m a huge Coen Brothers fan. No kidding, I’ve loved every movie. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix) can be seen as the Coen Bros unleashed. That is to say Netflix doesn’t have the same constraints […]

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An old-timey, Gypsy Americana guitar riff + TAB

Gypsy Americana Mp3 download on Soundcloud. My good friend Dr. Nathan Riley is an OB/Gyn based in San Diego, California. He just started a podcast for his profession called The OB/Gyno Wino Podcast. At least that’s the working title. Of course he asked me to […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain 3 guitar theme + TAB

Brokeback Mountain 3 Free Mp3 download on SoundCloud. Brokeback Mountain 3 is an achingly beautiful piece of music from Gustavo Santaolalla’s Academy award winning Brokeback Mountain score – most of which was played on a single solitary acoustic guitar. ‘Wings’ is the most memorable theme […]

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t get Far on Foot: theme for guitar + TAB

Don’t Worry, He Won’t get Far on Foot Don’t Worry, He Won’t get Far on Foot is a 2018 drama/comedy written and directed by Gus Van Sant. The film is based on the memoir by the late Portland based cartoonist, John Callahan. This motif, by composer […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain 2 theme for guitar + TAB

Brokeback Mountain 2 The Brokeback Mountain score is initially what introduced me to Gustavo Santaolalla’s music in 2005 — for which he won the first of his back-to-back Academy Awards. The minimalist approach and solitary delivery of a lone acoustic guitar was unlike anything we […]

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I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You Adrift is a 2018 American romantic drama film — based on a true story and set in 1983. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a young couple that gets stranded in the […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Opening (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Opening If you’ve been a reading my blog for any length of time, it’s not hard to figure out that I’m a Gustavo Santaolalla superfan. It all started with the Brokeback Mountain score: acoustic guitar, empty space, minimalism. I had never heard anything like it.  […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain 1 guitar theme + TAB

Brokeback Mountain 1 Gustavo Santaolalla’s Brokeback Mountain 1 is my favorite piece of music ever. It informs, literally, all of my guitar playing. It’s the sole reason for this blog, and serves as a grounding principle for my musicality: minimalism. When in doubt, play less. […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Snow (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Gustavo Santaolalla: Snow (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Snow Snow (Brokeback Mountain) is emblematic of Gustavo Santaolalla’s minimalist, and egoless songwriting. There’s an unusual dissonant chord position at the end of each cycle. It catches you off guard. While Santaolalla is probably following his ear when writing music, he has a proclivity for […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Brokeback Mountain Suite (Encuentro en el Estudio) + TAB

Update 11/14/16: This is my all time favorite piece to play, and I’ve rewritten and updated the guitar tab for Brokeback Mountain Suite. The old guitar tab was sufficient, but I wanted to lay it out a little better. Please enjoy. July 2012: Encuentro en […]

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Gustavo Santaolalla: Riding Horses (Brokeback Mountain) + TAB

Riding Horses (This post and tab have been updated as of 8/31/20) Riding Horses is one of my favorite selections from Gustavo Santaolalla’s iconic, Academy Award winning score for Brokeback Mountain. It’s truly one Gustavo Santaolalla’s most beautiful melodies. The actual piece is two separate […]

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