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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
 
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
 
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
 
THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER - Accompaniment
This is an old tune dressed up with a new garment of updated chords.
Country · Advanced · 37605 Hits · 4.45/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/2004
 
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
 
HIPSHOT - An Original Tune
When I created this little tune it had a feeling of some pain and sorrow, and happiness. It is a blues idiom. I suppose it has to do with present events. An expression of what you or others feel.
Blues · Advanced · 28892 Hits · 4.61/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2004
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
LAZY - An Original Tune
This is a little tune with a bit of blues idom on some chords. Flated 3rd on II. Jazz progression, chords, key. 1st section is 9 measures. Extension on last for 12 measures. Chord solo.Slow Rock Blues Idiom. 1986
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 22526 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 4/25/2004
 
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
 
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
 
TRAINING FOR VOICE, EAR, & TONAL MEMORY
Most vocal teachers have exercises for individuals they teach or coach. This is a peek at some of the skills used for students. Includes diction, breath control, syllable, and tonal memory. Some scale harmonization for guitar included.
Basics · Beginner · 20211 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/11/2004
 
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 - Van Epps Style #1
Treating a Scale as a Chord Solo.
Jazz · Expert · 17453 Hits · 4.62/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 6/11/2004
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT - Vamp
This tune is from another time. This vamp works just as well now as it did then. Blues and this Vamp are 12 measures in length. Lots of tunes followed this pattern. This progression is useful in creating music. Fun to jam on. Only 6 chords needed.
Jazz · Intermediate · 13614 Hits · 5.00/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 6/27/2004
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
HARMONIZED SCALES - PART TWO - IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7672. Harmonized Scale Forms - Part Two. This lesson plays the scale forms in tempo in preparation for arpeggios in using the same material.
Jazz · Intermediate · 11938 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/7/2004
 
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
 
STAR SPANGLED BANNER
This is an arrangement of our National Anthem. I feel proud when I hear it played and see our flag waving in the breeze. Sadness also when individuals and/or organizations behave otherwise. The flag is a symbol apart from transparent human behavior.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 11499 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 5/24/2004
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
HARMONIZED SCALE - PART FOUR - IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7704 "Harmonized Scale - Part Four". The lesson plays the scale forms in tempo for preparation for using the same material in arpeggios. Strings used are limited to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd strings.
Jazz · Intermediate · 11220 Hits · 3.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/15/2004
 
HARMONIZED SCALE FORMS - PART 3 IN TEMPO
This is a continuation of lesson #7682 "Harmonized Scale Forms - Part Three". The lesson plays the scale forms in tempo in preparation for arpeggios using the same material
Jazz · Intermediate · 11192 Hits · 3.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 3/15/2004