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THE BEST OF YEARS - An Original Tune
This is a little tune copyrighted in 1986. Lots of turmoil in the USA. Moving lines. Feeling of minor with Sub Dominant Major.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 11854 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/11/2012
 
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
 
LITTLE ETUDE #1 - Original Tune
This little original tune was designed for the mid level guitarist to play a descending progresson using basic chords and arpeggios. Imagination may allow use of power chords as the performer and listener deems appropriate.
Jazz · Intermediate · 6677 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/5/2005
 
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
 
TRIUMPH - An Original Tune
This is a litle march utilizing the groove with a rock beat. This is a trio. Three distinct parts on one TAB. Three guitarists are needed. It is not intended for a single person to play this tab by themselves. Suitable for the King of Kings.
Christian · Advanced · 5627 Hits · 3.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 3/23/2005
 
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
 
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
 
SWANEE RIVER - Accompaniment
Old tune of Steve Foster. Study in moving voice. Cool backing. Great sound. Lesson is divided into two parts. 34 measures long for backing. Melody 32 measures. Chord patterns given first. Tab section presents the melodic line first. Enjoy.
Jazz · Advanced · 11253 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 12/15/2004
 
LONDONDERRY AIR
This is a old Irish Folk Song. Also known as "Danny Boy". Sounds pretty. Good beginners piece for recital or just listening. Play slowly with feeling. Changing tempo at will is called Rubato. Use Rubato according to your feelings when playing solo.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 7858 Hits · 3.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 12/13/2004
 
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
 
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL - A Transcription
Another Famous Christmas Carol Favorite. Francis Wade and Tr. F. OAKELEY from the Latin. The key is Ab..4 flats. Don't let that scare you. Tempo is easy.
Christian · Advanced · 12118 Hits · 4.78/5 (23 ratings) · Last modified: 12/8/2004
 
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
 
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
Here is one of the famous Christmas Carols by Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Wesley.
Christian · Advanced · 17197 Hits · 4.18/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 12/6/2004
 
JESU, THE JOY OF MAN'S DESIRE
Johann Sebastian Bach created the music. This is a transcription. Play it with the pick or fingerstyle. In 3/4 time. Some of the sections have difficult fingering. Some written discusson re what to watch for. Fingering used in the difficult places.
Classical · Advanced · 20835 Hits · 3.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 12/3/2004
 
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
 
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
This is an Old English Carol with cheer for everyone.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 7372 Hits · 3.88/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 12/3/2004
 
THE FIRST NOWELL - A Transcription
One of the group of Carols that helps us celebrate the Christmas Season. Not too difficult. In the key of D. The fingering is similar to a style of playing by George Van Epps.
Christian · Advanced · 9066 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 12/2/2004
 
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
 
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
This is another Christmas Carol favorite. They are all about Christ. Somehow that seems to get lost in the traditional melodies until the lyrics are re examined revealing the truth. This is A TRANSCRIPTION from Piano.
Christian · Advanced · 14441 Hits · 4.75/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 11/29/2004
 
SILENT NIGHT - A Transcription
Traditional Christmas Carol. Time tested and approved world wide. Not too difficult with a little practice. Any rating given is how you view the music and lyrics. This lesson is a verbatim transcription and not an arrangement.
Christian · Advanced · 23688 Hits · 4.10/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 11/27/2004
 
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD - A Transcripti
This particular Christian piece of music is unusual in that the basic progression is in traditional harmonies with moving voice aspect lending itself towards a jazz progression. See Companion Lesson T.L.I.M.S.
Christian · Intermediate · 12602 Hits · 3.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 11/27/2004
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
TWO GUITARS
This is an old Russian Folk Song. Sounds good and is easy to for a new beginner to learn. Could be a short beginner recital tune. Pick or classical style.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 7892 Hits · 4.29/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 10/27/2004
 
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
 
HE
28. HE (#7559)
by Charles Gacsi (42523)
This is a well known spiritual song that has strong feeling and meaning to many viewers. Contains diagrams and progressions used in Jazz. Accompaniment created via the Composer for 3/4 time. AND. How to remember the starting pitch of this and other tunes.
Christian · Intermediate · 10955 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/23/2004
 
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
 
HARMONIZED SCALE- PART ONE - IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7611, HARMONIZED SCALE FORMS - PART ONE. This lesson plays the scale forms in tempo in preparation for arpeggios using the same material.
Jazz · Intermediate · 21207 Hits · 5.00/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 8/29/2004
 
US - An Original Tune
This is a nice little tune created in 1986. It is also a study in the use of OCTAVES.
Jazz · Advanced · 8900 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/29/2004
 
ONE DEVICE FOR CREATING ABSTRACT MUSIC
This is a device for helping a person create abstract music. It should not take the place of talent, skill, or real knowledge. It is a device used to help a person get started. Once musical thought is created, discontinue artifical means.
Other · Expert · 6333 Hits · 3.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/29/2004
 
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY - Original Tune
This is a two part waltz with a little lift. Viennese type of waltz. Two secquences. Accompaniment is in the underlying part. Composer has no canned 3/4 time accompaniment. This tune copyrighted in 1996
Jazz · Intermediate · 26352 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 8/28/2004
 
ROUND AND AROUND - An Original Tune
Jazz keys and progressions suitable for playing with the horns. Easy melodic line. Diagrams of actual chords fingerings vs those via sequencer. Good progression for Jamming. TAB of entire song is completed.
Jazz · Advanced · 7760 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
PINA COLATA - An Original Tune
This is a happy little latin type tune. Reggae? Specific category not available on this site. Lyrics being written by a professional singer named Judy. Up date to follow when lyrics completed. This is a study with some intervals of a 6th.
Reggae · Advanced · 42688 Hits · 4.30/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
SIXTHS - 12 Keys - 4 String Sets
SIXTHS - in all 12 major keys - 4 sets of two string combinations. This lesson was created for all types of non-cutaway acoustic guitars. Works well with electric guitars. Great for Classical Guitar as well.
Jazz · Intermediate · 13773 Hits · 4.78/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
SIXTHS SCALEWISE IN POSITION
Playing Intervals of a Sixth Scalewise in Position.
Jazz · Intermediate · 7953 Hits · 4.00/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
SIXTHS
Sixths. Harmonically and Melodically. Fingering combinations. Alternating picking technique. Each set of string combinations starts at the lowest stopped position. This lesson is intended for all styles of playing. Classical included as well.
Jazz · Intermediate · 16812 Hits · 4.20/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/2004
 
W.Y.F. - An Original Tune
This is a little tune with a nice progression. Bridge is II to V7 to I in 4 keys. Form is A, A', B, A". Talent is not about speed but rather what you communicate musically>
Jazz · Intermediate · 5487 Hits · 3.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/23/2004
 
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