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ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
This is an old Welsh Song. Suitable as a recital number for a beginning student.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 10526 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2004
 
ALOHA OE
This is the famous tune played for the arrival or departure of visitors to Hawaii. Queen Liliuokalani created this music. Aloha means Hello and Goodbye.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 13458 Hits · 4.70/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2004
 
ALOUETTE
This is a nice little piece. French Canadian Song. Only two chords. C and G7. Probably good for a beginning student of several months. A little challenge.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8868 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 5/14/2004
 
AMERICA
Here is another neat little solo for begining level. Sounds good. Could be a recital number. Easy to repeat. Key of C. Written by Samuel F Smith. This tune has an English title as well.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 17849 Hits · 4.25/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 9/3/2004
 
ARPEGGIOS - CYCLE OF DOMINANTS #1
Dominant 7ths in Arpeggio Status. Same chords as in Lesson #1411. "Cycle of Dominants #1"
Jazz · Advanced · 25459 Hits · 4.24/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2004
 
AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE
This is a little French Folk song. Easy solo for beginner level.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 10928 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/28/2004
 
AY - AY - AY
This is a Creole Folk Song. Sound good. Some of the tune is in a different position on the neck. Skill above beginning level needed. Could be a recital number.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 9388 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/13/2004
 
B MINOR TRIAD & ARPEGGIO POSITIONS
B minor Triad and associated arpeggios. An additiional memory device for remembering various positions needed for B minor. Companion lesson to #7877 and #7842.
Jazz · Intermediate · 15602 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 5/6/2012
 
BERNIE'S TUNE - A Standard Tune
This is one of the great little tunes played at Jam Sessions in the wee hours of the morning at some of the clubs on the West Coast After Hours. Light House. Chord Progression easy. Up tempo. You need to know the tune.
Jazz · Advanced · 8562 Hits · 3.67/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 6/15/2004
 
BEYOND OPEN STRING SCALES - FORM ONE
Learning to train the hand for mastering basic scales, chords, arpeggios, pentatonics, and modes, with minimal shifting in position. Applied patterns are in this lesson. 1st of 5 MOVEABLE scale fingerings to be played anywhere on the fretboard.
Jazz · Beginner · 13901 Hits · 4.43/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/29/2004
 
BEYOND OPEN STRING SCALES- FORM TWO
Training the hand to use minimal shifting. Position inter relationships shown between the scale, basic chords, arpeggios & pentatonics. A small page is given to modes.This is a moveable scale playable anywhere on the fretboard.
Basics · Intermediate · 7149 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/29/2004
 
BRIDAL CHORUS
This is a little arrangement of "Here Comes The Bride" originally written by Richard Wagner. Most of the time it is played on the piano or organ. My thoughts were why not by the Guitar. Might help you to get that gig. Easy to play.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 16175 Hits · 4.17/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 10/28/2004
 
C# DIMINISHED TRIAD & ARPEGGIO POSITIONS
C# Diminished triad and associated arpeggios. An additional memory device for remembering various positions needed for the C# diminished triad(chord). Companion lesson to lesson #7923.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6135 Hits · 3.20/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2004
 
CANTIQUE DE NOEL (O HOLY NIGHT )
This arrangement was written for the Composer in mind that 3 guitarists might be needed to play it as presented. This is a TRANSCRIPTION from Piano. Consideration given to listening vs printing. Three lyric verses included.
Christian · Advanced · 39143 Hits · 3.80/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 12/3/2004
 
CAPTIVATION - An Original Tune
This little tune was written in one of the favorite jazz keys. Box Car motion is used = I7, ii7, iii7, IV7. Play this tune at a slow tempo with out rushing the beat. It is really a type of "Torch" song for a jazz female singer.
Jazz · Advanced · 11226 Hits · 4.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2004
 
CARESSING WIND - An Original Tune
This is a little tune in G. Hardest part was figuring out the rhythmic pattern. As it is now, it is a compound triplet pattern. Additional measures were inserted for the final ending of G, Ab maj7, A7, Gm7(Bb6), G
Jazz · Intermediate · 8918 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 8/11/2004
 
CARLOTTA
This is a Flemenco Guitar Solo for pick style Guitar created by George M. Smith. This tab arrangment is an adaptation of that musical creation.
Flamenco · Advanced · 97302 Hits · 4.49/5 (51 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2004
 
CHORD CHANGING SECRETS REVEALED
Secrets of training the fret hand to make most chords. Basic techniques for beginners and other multi level experienced players. Lesson is separated into various levels. Application is up to the viewer. Some advanced chord changing patterns.
Basics · Intermediate · 36392 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 6/18/2004
 
CHRISTMAS IS COMING - 3 PART ROUND
This is an old Christmas Choral 3 Part Round - E. Nesbitt composer. The limits of the Composer memory were stretched. The last few measures had to be deleted in order for it to be heard. This is a trio for 3 guitars.
Classical · Advanced · 7159 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2004
 
COLLAGE - An Original Tune
This material was conceived for the solo guitarist with utilization of 4th finger, partial chords, diminished principles, moving voice, and other devices.
Alternative · Advanced · 24514 Hits · 4.29/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 11/13/2003
 
COME BACK TO SORRENTO
This is a little piece that is known world wide. Little "Italy". Beautiful. In the right setting it will bring tears to the eyes of some listeners.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 13825 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 12/20/2004
 
COMING HOME - An Original Tune
This music is a chord style guitar solo utilizing some of the Van Epps Style of playing. Demands use of the 4th finger dexterity. Slow speed. Could be a challenge for the emerging guitarist. Folk quality.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 15860 Hits · 4.09/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 9/23/2004
 
COMPOSITION IDEAS
Musical ideas may be generated from simple devices. Once an idea grips you, go with it and develop it to your own use. Expand your horizons in your own way. These are a few of the possible tools. Simple tune for illustration.
Other · Advanced · 10130 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/28/2005
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #2
Continuation of lesson #3381 helping the viewer break away from the norm. Reaching out for the unusual as an assist in your creativity.
Other · Advanced · 9867 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #3
Continuation of lesson #5120. Breaking away from the norm. Reaching out for the unusual as an assist in your creativity. #5120 explored ROW ONE. Now we have ROW TWO to explore.
Other · Advanced · 6380 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 5/16/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #4
Contiuation of Breaking out of the norm for freedom in creativity. Follows lesson #5134. #5120 Explored ROW ONE. #5134 Explored ROW TWO. #5154 Explores ROW THREE
Other · Advanced · 5859 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/18/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #5
This lesson is a continuation of lesson #5154 breaking away from the norm. Still reaching out for the unusual.
Other · Advanced · 6767 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2004
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC OUT OF THE BOX #6
This lesson is a continuation of lesson #5194. Breaking away from the norm. Reaching out for the unusual.
Other · Advanced · 4996 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/26/2003
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC Out Of The BOX #7
This lesson gives a review in comparing the ROWS in the previous lessons, one after the other without having to go back to each lesson.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 8149 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/4/2003
 
D MAJOR TRIAD & ARPEGGIO POSITIONS
This is an additional memory device for remembering the various positions for the D Major triads and associated arpeggios. Companion lesson to #7810
Jazz · Intermediate · 4352 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/31/2004
 
E MINOR TRIAD & ARPEGGIO POSITIONS
E Minor Triad and associated arpeggios. An additional memory device for remembering various positions needed for E minor. Companion lesson to lessons #7825 and #7782.
Jazz · Intermediate · 4587 Hits · 2.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/10/2004
 
ESTRELITA - (Little Star)
ESTRELITA - Means Little Star. This is a pretty sounding chord solo.It is not meant to be played fast. Instead play it freely and with expression. It is a stepping stone to a more demanding solo. Try to keep it not more than 80 bpm
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 13050 Hits · 4.39/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 7/13/2004
 
EXTENDED CHORD SCALE FORMS #1, IN TEMPO
Harmonized Chord Scales in Position. Initially strings 4, 5, and 6 used. Fretboard uses higher and lower extensions beyond start and end of tonic. Fretboard range used from open to about 16th fret on different parts of this lesson.
Jazz · Intermediate · 11314 Hits · 2.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2004
 
EXTENDED CHORD SCALE FORMS #2 IN TEMPO
Harmonized chord scales in position. Initially strings 3, 4, and 5 used. Fretboard uses higher and lower extensons beyond start and end of tonic. Fretboard range used from open to about 16th fret on different parts of this lesson.
Jazz · Intermediate · 9629 Hits · 1.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2004
 
F. SOR - STUDY #1
This is one of the nicest selections for the emerging level of classical guitarists. Great for a recital piece, or just for your own enjoyment. The tricky part is playing slowly and in time as the music dictates
Classical · Intermediate · 15357 Hits · 4.87/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2004
 
FAR ABOVE CAYUGA'S WATERS
This is a college tune. Short. A possible recital number.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 3775 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/8/2004
 
FUN - An Original Tune
This is a happy little piece that has some elements of a rag time sound with a latin groove. Key is Bb. Progression is a basic I7 . vi7 . ii7 . V7. Slight modulation into Eb to C to F and back to Bb.
Jazz · Advanced · 9065 Hits · 3.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 7/28/2004
 
GOD CAN MAKE A TREE - An Original Tune
This piece of music was written in 1986. Jazz - folk type of chords. Harmonized melody. Spiritual feeling. Could be used for Christian or other religious events. Nice sounding tune. Beautiful and warm in feeling. Crosses boundaries of different faiths.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6775 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/17/2004
 
GREENSLEEVES - WHAT CHILD IS THIS?
This is an Old English Melody. Same tune is used at Christmas time with different title and lyrics. What child is this? Chords are easy.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 13544 Hits · 3.50/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
GUANTANAMERA
This is a type of latin tune that repeats the chord progression many times. A montuno. The Dominant 7th is not allowed to have a sustained resolution until the very end. Lyrics say real wealth is beyond measure in the little things we cherish.
Jazz · Intermediate · 10741 Hits · 4.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/3/2004