Spencer Elliott

Spencer Elliott began composing instrumental piano music in his early years -- his influences mainly consisting of contemporary composers like George Winston.  It was later that he picked up the guitar, yet he was still more influenced by punk and alternative genres at that time. For more than two decades, Spencer performed as a vocalist and occasional guitarist in a number of punk and alternative bands. It wasn’t until 2007 that Spencer turned his focus to progressive steel string guitar. Spencer spent several years taking inspiration from artists such as Hedges, Ross, McKee and Dufour.  However, he maintained a love for influences ranging from Beethoven to Billie Holiday to Bad Brains.

Once Spencer began to write progressive finger style pieces, his compositional elements pulled not only from his piano background but also from his affinity for edgy guitar music. Spencer views modern finger style as part of the "Free Space", to borrow a phrase from Ian MacKaye (singer for Minor Threat and Fugazi and owner of Dischord Records). It is a place where new and original artistic ideas continue to bloom.  These ideas are not produced with profit in mind, but from a desire and a need to create.  Spencer’s compositions possess a cinematic quality, painting rich melodic landscapes that fuse his contrasting influences.

Albums

Unspoken

Unspoken

Spencer Elliott

Some Forgotten Color

Some Forgotten Color

Spencer Elliott

Tabs

  • The Battle of Wonderland
  • Insignificant

Transcriptions Set 1

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Elipsos
  • First Flight

Transcriptions Set 2

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Carousel
  • The Wolf and the Hawk

Transcriptions Set 3

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Some Forgotten Color

Transcriptions Set 4

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcription in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • The Tournament
  • Rain Shadow

Transcription Set 5

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Torque
  • Yin

Transcription Set 6

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro formats.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Time Stands Still

Transcription Set 7

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcription in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro format.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

  • Unspoken

Transcription Set 8

Spencer Elliott

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This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcription in Adobe PDF and GuitarPro format.

(Transcribed by Mark Grover)

Videos

Spencer Elliott - Torque

Spencer Elliott - The Tournament

Spencer Elliott - Carousel

Spencer Elliott - Elipsos

Spencer Elliott - Insignificant

Spencer Elliott - The Battle of Wonderland

Spencer Elliott - First Flight - Acoustic Guitar

Spencer Elliott - The Wolf And The Hawk - Acoustic Guitar