Tag: Holiday

Edelweiss | fingerstyle guitar

Edelweiss | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Edelweiss Edelweiss is a 1959 piece from the musical, The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps. The song was written for the Broadway production of The Sound of Music, for the character, Captain Georg […]

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O come, O come, Emmanuel | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

O come, O come, Emmanuel “O come, O come, Emmanuel” is a seasonal Christian hymn (and carol). The text was originally written in Latin (Veni, veni, Emmanuel) and the hymn has its origins over 1,200 years ago when monasteries would sing the “O antiphons” in […]

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Beginner Fingerstyle Guitar: Silent Night + TAB

Silent Night I really love this understated arrangement of Silent Night. Everything is in the right place. Guitar doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. In fact, I would argue that simplicity in music is virtuous, and we should all be striving to play […]

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Coventry Carol, a Christmas EP by Evan Handyside

Coventry Carol is a Christmas EP that I’ve long wanted to release. It’s a short collection of 5 songs. All are my own arrangements, and two of them are written by me: The Holly in the Windy Hedge and Ode to the Season. I’ve been […]

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

Harry in Winter Harry in Winter is a glorious melody that (I’m convinced) will be recognized as a modern classic at some point. While I haven’t seen many of the Harry Potter films — the music is fantastic, deeply thematic, and it resonates with me. […]

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Coventry Carol – Evan Handyside | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Coventry Carol The “Coventry Carol” is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. Loreena McKennitt’s version is my favorite and you can find my arrangement of her performance here. I love the sound of voices forming one single chord. My inspiration was various […]

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

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Evan Handyside (Holiday, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol — also known as Tidings of Comfort and Joy. It is one of the oldest carols, dating back to the 16th century. I was inspired by Loreena McKennitt’s ethereal […]

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A Christmas Carol (2019): theme | fingerstyle guitar

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

A Christmas Carol (2019) “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 FX in the United […]

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Ode To The Season – Evan Handyside (Holiday, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Ode to the Season 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 a blessed and peaceful Christmas, free from […]

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The Holly in the Windy Hedge – Evan Handyside (Holiday, fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

The Holly in the Windy Hedge 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 tone of my favorite traditional English Christmas […]

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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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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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