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The Light of Hidden Flowers

My thematic inspiration for this piece was love sonnet XVII, by Pablo Neruda. Specifically this line:

“I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers”

My musical inspiration for “The Light of Hidden Flowers”, would be Epilogue, by Gustavo Santaolalla.  I just love the ambiguity in Santaolalla’s film music; you really can’t pinpoint a style, or country of origin. The music is always surprising, with shimmering major lifts out of nowhere.

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How to play The Light of Hidden Flowers | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 2 pages. While it’s relatively easy to play, I recommend it for intermediate guitar players and up. Enjoy! The guitar tab is available below:

My song structure looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Verse 3x, Pre-chorus

Verse3x, Prechorus, Chorus

**The Light of Hidden Flowers – Evan Handyside (ambient, World guitar)

This piece is played in standard tuning with a capo on the 2nd fret.