Tag: Holiday

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Harry in Winter | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Harry in Winter Free audio download on SoundCloud. While I haven’t seen many of the Harry Potter films — the music is fantastic. Harry in Winter is so thematical, that it resonates with me, even though I haven’t seen the Goblet of Fire. Written by […]

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Evan Handyside (Ambient, World guitar) + TAB

Free audio download on SoundCloud.  Listen on Spotify  (Also available on all streaming services, and wherever you get your music.) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol — also known as Tidings of Comfort and Joy. […]

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A Christmas Carol (2019): theme | fingerstyle guitar

A Christmas Carol (2019): theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

A Christmas Carol (2019) Free download on SoundCloud. “What was the purpose of our gross accumulation?” – Jacob Marley A Christmas Carol (2019) is a British miniseries (starring Guy Pearce) based on the 1843 novella of the same name by Charles Dickens. It aired on […]

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Ode To The Season – Evan Handyside (Contemporary, ambient guitar) + TAB

(Updated 12/1/21) Ode to the Season Free audio download on SoundCloud. Ode to the Season, is a seasonal/Christmas song I wrote in 2018. To get the vibe, I imagined something light and lyrical that Carolers would sing. I love the holiday season. I’m wishing you […]

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The Holly in the Windy Hedge – Evan Handyside (Ambient, world guitar) + TAB

(Updated 11/10/2021) The Holly in the Windy Hedge Free audio Download on SoundCloud. This  song is available on all streaming services: Listen on Spotify. Listen on Apple. I wrote this piece as a Christmas song and The Holly in the Windy Hedge, is in *minor […]

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loreena mckennitt

Loreena McKennitt: Coventry Carol for guitar + TAB

Coventry Carol One of my favorite Christmas albums is Loreena McKennitt’s, A Winter Garden. The Holiday EP was released in 1995, the same year I graduated high school. At that time, I had begun working part-time in the mornings at Natural Wonders (I taught guitar […]

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mychael danna

The Man Who Invented Christmas: In the Season of Hope + TAB

In the Season of Hope I’m very excited to see The Man Who Invented Christmas. The closing theme, In the Season of Hope, by composer Mychael Danna, really resonated with me. Above all, I’m obsessed with the flow of every piece I do. In the […]

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jeff buckley

The First Noel for guitar (Jeff Buckley vibe) + TAB

The First Noel I love Christmas and holiday music. For The First Noel I wanted to reimagine it in the vibe of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah. I capoed the 5th fret as Buckley does, and I also added a few other parts — an intro and […]

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the polar express

The Polar Express: theme | fingerstyle guitar (Alan Silvestri) + TAB

The Polar Express Composer Alan Silvestri’s The Polar Express theme is a modern classic, and I think of it in the same caliber — as any of the classic John Williams movie themes. Even though The Polar Express was released in my adulthood (2004) I […]

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Silent Night

Silent Night – Minimalist guitar for beginners + TAB

I’m so enamoured with Gustavo Santaolalla’s guitar playing, that I try to channel his minimalist sensibility with the music I do. I really like this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. […]

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Greensleeves in D Minor | fingerstyle guitar

Greensleeves in D Minor | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Updated November 2021] Free audio download on SoundCloud. This piece is available on all streaming services including: Spotify & Apple. Greensleeves: a brief history Believed to be composed in the late 16th/early 17th century, ‘Greensleeves’ never began it’s many incarnations as a Christmas song. It […]

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