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: Flying Theme | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is a science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. E.T. tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help E.T. return to his home […]

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Mad World | fingerstyle guitar

Mad World | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Mad World I was inspired to play Mad World by the stay-at-home performance of Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) and his daughter. His daughter’s voice is awesome, and he must be overjoyed to be playing music with her. Although written by Tears for Fears, I […]

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

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

The NeverEnding Story 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 Dark Crystal, Beetlejuice. The list goes on […]

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fields of gold

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

Fields of Gold Fields of Gold has long been one of my favorite songs from Sting. It first appeared on his 4th studio album, Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993). In his book Lyrics By Sting, the singer described the view from his 16th-century Wiltshire manor house, which […]

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

Until the End of the World The Edge is U2’s lead guitarist and keyboardist. He is known for his unique and innovative guitar playing style, which has been praised by critics and fans alike. “Until the End of the World” is a song by U2 […]

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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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The Human League

The Human League: Human | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

Human The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The band is known for their innovative use of electronic music and their catchy melodies. The Human League have released nine studio albums, and have had several hit singles, including “Don’t […]

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