Tag: The 80’s

The Terminator | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Terminator The original Terminator theme was written by 80’s synthesizer composer, Brad Fiedel. Even though he composed a lot of movie scores through the 80’s and early 90’s, The Terminator theme was the defining work of his career. The best version of this theme […]

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : theme | fingerstyle guitar

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update 8/6/22. This video was selected to be part of ‘John Williams at 90’; a celebration of his music with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in September. They’re featuring a video compilation of YouTubers performing the music of John Williams. Pretty cool.] E.T. […]

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Mad World | fingerstyle guitar

Mad World | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mad World Free download on SoundCloud. As it would turn out, I got sick the first week of April; fever, body-aches, and chills. I’ll save you the suspense, I’m COVID-19 negative. However, having those symptoms in the middle of a pandemic was disconcerting. I was […]

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Stranger Things (Season 3): The NeverEnding Story | fingerstyle guitar

Stranger Things (Season 3): The NeverEnding Story | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Updated 5/31/22] The NeverEnding Story Free audio Download on SoundCloud. It’s great that Stranger Things brought back The NeverEnding Story. I loved that theme (and movie) when I was a kid. Movies were so adventurous and far out in the 80’s. Labyrinth, Goonies, Legend, The […]

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fields of gold

Sting: Fields of Gold (instrumental for guitar) + TAB

Fields of Gold Listening is a form of practice. Free MP3 download on SoundCloud. Fields of Gold has long been one of my favorite songs from Sting. I was inspired to arrange a Sting tune from seeing this performance on Facebook: this is your basic […]

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tom petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Don’t Come Around Here No More (fingerstyle guitar) + TAB

Don’t Come Around Here No More Very sad news about Tom Petty. He was a favorite of just about everybody. I had the opportunity to see him live a half dozen times since high school, AND just this past June — where he looked and […]

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george michael

George Michael: Father Figure – instrumental guitar + TAB

When I was 13, and just learning guitar, my guitar teachers and musical mentors ALL really respected George Michael. (I initially thought that was odd for a bunch of rock musicians.) Specifically, everyone cited Careless Whisper as one of the greatest songs ever written. So, […]

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the edge

U2’s The Edge: Pride (In the Name of Love) + TAB

About one week after I bought my new American Special Stratocaster (in the video), Fender released The Edge Stratocaster. I love my guitar, but having played The Edge model, it’s vastly better. I like vintage styling, but I need modern amenities and The Edge strat […]

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stranger things

Stranger Things (Netflix): theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

[Update Oct 2017: Stranger Things 2: opening theme for guitar + TAB. Continue below for the classic main theme.] I could watch Stranger Things from now until the end of time. I’m 39, so in 1987, I was right around the age the boys in […]

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Until the End of the World: How to play The Edge’s greatest riff + TAB

A short rant A young man, kind of metalhead, boldly exclaimed to me the other day that The Edge is the most overrated guitar player ever. I was young once (I’m 39) and I get the brash assertions young men make. I made them too. […]

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Prince: Little Red Corvette | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Even as a kid, I was made aware by my musical mentors that Prince was a bad dude. When I took guitar lessons in the early 90’s — the guitar shop was filled to the brim with holdover, big-hair rockers — and people obsessed with […]

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U2 - Achtung Baby

U2: Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses |fingerstyle guitar

About the exact same time Nirvana was revolutionizing alternative/rock music — U2 was revolutionizing alternative/pop music with Achtung Baby. 1991 was an amazing year in music history. I’m 37, and I can clearly remember when Achtung Baby was released. Synth effects, drum-loops, and distorted vocals […]

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