Tag: The Hunger Games

deep in the meadow

Mockingjay Pt. 2: How to play Deep in the Meadow for guitar

I’ve lost track of The Hunger Games movies, I saw the first two and they were quite good. However, I am a lasting fan of James Newton Howard’s film music. Since the first Hunger Games score was release a few years ago, I’ve done most […]

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James Newton Howard

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 | fingerstyle guitar

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson How to compete in a saturated market My friend Daniel, who’s an amazing artist and long time reader of Intellimusica, recently posted […]

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Mockingjay Part 1

The Hanging Tree | fingerstyle guitar

(Note: this post is an entry to the method section of the blog where I muse on business and philosophy. I am not an expert on personal development, and I’m still a work in progress. However, I just like to write and think out-loud. Take […]

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Lorde

Lorde: How to play Yellow Flicker Beat | fingerstyle guitar

“Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long-run.” Seth Godin Be Weird Much like Lana Del Rey, Lorde has an unmistakable sound and musical identity. She’s quite literally Lorde, and nothing else. I’m endlessly fascinated with artists who cultivate a […]

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The Tour

Catching Fire: How to Play — The Tour (for guitar) by James Newton Howard

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstien I’m thankful for quite a few things this holiday season. Most of all, my freedom from the standard workplace. I’ve taught guitar for 20 years (since I was […]

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The Tour

Catching Fire: How to Play — I Need You (James Newton Howard)

The art of minimalist practicing The scope of this blog is pretty narrow, so my guitar playing can easily become one dimensional. From time to time, I’ll get out of my comfort zone and practice difficult things to reset my progress. Usually, the arrangements I […]

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Coldplay, Altas for Classical Guitar

Coldplay: Atlas | fingerstyle guitar

I just returned home from a short vacation — where I intentionally didn’t bring a guitar or a computer. In the 48 hours since returning, I raced to get Coldplay’s new single, Atlas (for the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack) arranged for classical guitar […]

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The Hunger Games: How to play — Tenuous Winners/Returning Home (James Newton Howard)

I just had to do this one. I haven’t even seen the movie, but the James Newton Howard’s score is very effective even so. If you’re new to this blog, The Hunger Games score made for some unusual posts because they actually had guitar parts. […]

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The Hunger Games: How to play — Healing Katniss (James Newton Howard)

James Newton Howard’s Healing Katniss is the last of the four guitar-centric songs from The Hunger Games original score — and the most difficult. These types of minutia oriented songs are difficult for me to memorize and comprehension is truly half the battle when learning anything. […]

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The Hunger Games: How to play — The Cave (James Newton Howard)

Regardless of the hype surrounding the books and the movie, James Newton Howard’s eclectic score for The Hunger Games is awesome. As a whole, The Hunger Games score is multi-textural, with nearly every song creating it’s own stand-out theme.  Continuing with the sparse guitar parts, […]

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The Hunger Games: How to Play — Rue’s Farewell (James Newton Howard)

While nowhere near as easy as The Hunger Games opening titles, (James Newton Howard’s) Rue’s Farewell is an exquisitely beautiful piece and a perfect song for the practicing guitar player. I’m fairly confident that Rue’s Farewell is actually two guitar tracks so once you’re able to […]

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The Hunger Games (opening titles) — James Newton Howard

Played in standard tuning, The Hunger Games opening titles (by James Newton Howard) is an excellent song for beginner guitar players and fans of The Hunger Games alike.  If you’d like something a bit more challenging, try Rue’s Farewell. Have fun, the tab is available below: […]

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