Philip Glaser - Guitar - "Andante Grazioso" by Mozart, for guitar (played twice) This piece is really for piano - part of Mozart's Piano Sonata no. 11, but sounds nice as a guitar arrangement. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Das Klassische Gitarrenbuch." (If you have the book, there's a tablature error on line 6, the next to the last note.) P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Andante Grazioso" by Mozart, for guitar (played twice) This piece is really for piano - part of Mozart's Piano Sonata no. 11, but sounds nice as a guitar arrangement. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Das Klassische Gitarrenbuch." (If you have the book, there's a tablature error on line 6, the next to the last note.) P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Fantasia in E minor (Les Adieux)" by Fernando Sor. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is in a book called "30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos." (It's definitely not an easy little piece, though!) :-) The book has a CD, and the music from that CD, for this piece, is also on YouTube.
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"Imagine" by John Lennon For this great song by John Lennon, I combined parts of two different arrangements. I used part of the free tablature arrangement by "Guitar Nick," that you can find on YouTube, and I also used part of the very inexpensive arrangement you can find on the Virtual Sheet Music website.
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"La Mer" for guitar. This is the famous song composed by Charles Trenet, and there's a great video of him singing it before an audience, on YouTube. I combined two different guitar arrangements, for this. The first part and last part in this video, are from the arrangement that you can get on the My Song Book website (with notes and tablature) for a very low price. For the middle part, I used the arrangement that Jorge Nolla sells - also with notes and tablature - also at a low price. I changed just a few notes to those arrangements, at the beginning and end.
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"Malafemmena" This very romantic song, composed by a very popular Italian actor who also composed music, became very popular in Italy. The guitar arrangement is by Modesto de Renzio, and he has 2 videos of it on YouTube. In one video, he plays it beautifully, and in the other video, you can hear the playing and see the notes in the arrangement. (No tablature) (I couldn't see how to print out his arrangement, though.)
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"Blue Christmas" This video is a little late for 2018, but it's very early for 2019. I used the arrangement in the book "Christmas Guitar Collection" (Hal Leonard Publ.). It has notes and tablature, but I made note and timing changes to it, to make it a bit more lively.
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"The Swan," ("Le cygne") (played twice) The second playing is smoother than the first, and is at 2:29 in the video. Not composed for the guitar, this famous piece by Camille Saint-Saens as part of his "The Carnival of the Animals," was composed as a solo piece for the cello. It's also played beautifully on the violin. (Watch some YouTube videos.) I made my tablature version by watching and listening to Yo Yo Ma play it beautifully on the cello (YouTube video). I also used the guitar arrangement sold by Virtualsheetmusic (a $5 download), just as a rough guide, to get the melody notes.
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"I'll See You In My Dreams" This great song was written back in 1924, and many artists have recorded it, including Django Reinhardt and Merle Travis. I made a tablature version, after watching a very good instructional video on YouTube, that includes some simple free tablature. To see the instructional video on YouTube, just do a search by writing "LickNRiff - Free Guitar Education. I'll See You In My Dreams." The fellow who does the instructional video shows Merle Travis picking. I tried to play the first half of my video his way, but then at the end did it as a slow version.
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"Parlez-moi d'amour" ("Speak To Me Of Love") This song was written by Jean Lenoir, a French songwriter, in 1930. An English translation was written, called "Speak To Me Of Love." It was one of the songs used in the film "Casablanca" and was also used in the Woody Allen film, "Midnight In Paris," and has been performed by many singers and others. I used the simple arrangement from the book "Popular Classics of the Great Composers, volume 4" by Jason Waldron. (no tablature in the arrangement) I made a few small changes to the arrangement, to try to make it a bit more romantic.
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"More" (Song from the documentary "Mondo Cane.") This song was used in the 1962 documentary called "Mondo Cane." This strange and sometimes shocking documentary was popular then, and the song was nominated for an Oscar. You can see the documentary on YouTube. The guitar arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by GiuseppeTorrisi, and he sells the arrangement from his website for a very reasonable 3 Euros. He also has a video of his playing of it, on YouTube.
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"Scarborough Fair" This is the famous traditional English ballad. Wikipedia has an interesting article about it, and about the different variations in the lyrics sung. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by Per-Olov Kindgren and Ulf Brocksten, and you can get the arrangement at a reasonable price from Per-Olov Kindgren's website. You can also see him play this arrangement on his YouTube video of it.
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"In My Life" (Beatles) (Played twice) This great Beatles song was mostly written by John Lennon, but Lennon and McCartney disagreed about who contributed more to the melody, according to Wikipedia. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by John Hill, from the book "Beatles for Classical Guitar." (There are two other books with the same title, but the one with the tablature has John Hill's arrangement.) I also used just a few notes from the book "The Very Best of Fingerstyle Guitar." The middle part is tricky - here's a link that might help you get it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9jk4JIpaDI
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"As Tears Go By" (Played twice) This is one of the first songs that the Rolling Stones composed. You can see Mick Jagger singing it in a video on YouTube. For the first part of this, I just tried to copy the playing of somebody who has a video on YouTube. I took the second part from Jerry Lamberth's transcription. You can get it from Jerry's Guitar Bar at a low price, that includes Jerry's instruction video.
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"Retrato Brasileiro" ("Brazilian Portrait") This great guitar piece was composed by Baden Powell. I used the guitar arrangement (with notes and tablature) that is on the free website called Classclef. Many thanks to Classclef for putting it there.
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"Can't Help Falling in Love" This popular song was originally recorded by Elvis Presley, and was published by his publishing company, and was used in his 1961 film, "Blue Hawaii." The guitar arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Fingerpicking Standards. 15 Songs." (it's also in the newer edition of that book, that has 17 songs.)
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"I Have But One Heart" This romantic song was recorded back in 1945. Many people remember it now because in the first "Godfather" film, it was sung during the wedding scene, by Al Martino. (You can hear part of it in that scene.) Check YouTube to hear Al Matino's recording. I couldn't find any guitar arrangement of it, so after listening to Al Martino's recording, I made this simple tablature arrangement.
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Opus 60, no. 23 by Fernando Sor. The arrangement that I used (without tablature) is free from the Thisisclassicalguitar.com website. There's a similar arrangement (with notes and tablature) on the Classclef website.
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"Love Me Tender" This song was written for Elvis Presley's first film, also called "Love Me Tender." They used the melody of a popular Civil War song called "Aura Lee," and changed the words for this song. The guitar arrangement, with notes and tablature, is from the book "Fingerpicking Standards, 15 Songs."
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"Fields of Gold" - This time with the capo on 1st fret - (Mike Herberts' arrangement) This is the great song written by Sting. With the capo on the 1st fret, you can hear some nice lower tones. You can get this arrangement (tablature) from Mike Herberts' website at a reasonable price. It includes his video instruction.
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"Fields of Gold" (Mike Herberts' arrangement) This time with the capo on the 2nd fret. This great song was written and recorded by Sting in 1993. One of the best recordings of it is by Eva Cassidy. This arrangement, in tablature, is by Mike Herberts, and you can get it at a reasonable price from his website. It includes his instructional video, that is very good. I play it with the capo on the 2nd fret, but I now think it would sound better with the capo on the 1st fret - there would be more lower tones that way - I hope to make a new video of it that way, soon. (Sorry about some of the slight noises that the microphone picked up.)
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"Blake's Rag" (Mike Herberts' arrangement) Mike Herberts has a tablature arrangement of this - "Blak... read moree's Rag" - and it includes his video instruction. At a reasonable price on his website.
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"O Holy Night" for guitar. This famous Christmas carol composed in 1847 started as a poem by a wine merchant and poet named Cappeau, who was asked to write the poem, by a priest. Oddly enough, Cappeau "never showed any interest in religion," according to the Wikipedia article. The music was added later by the composer Adolphe Adam. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Classical Guitar Christmas Collection. 25 Songs."
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(Apologies for plugging myself.) The perfect Christmas gift (or birthday gift, or anniversary gift, or Valentines Day gift, etc. etc.) for anyone you know who is struggling, trying to learn - and trying to remember - the notes on the guitar. How to learn every note on the guitar without a struggle. (Guitar flash cards changed my (guitar) life.)Philip
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"Blue Christmas," The first recording of "Blue Christmas" was made back in 1948, but it was later most famously performed by Elvis Presley. I used the arrangement that's in the book "Fingerpicking Yuletide. 16 Songs," (it has notes and tablature), but I changed a few things, to make it more lively. If you'd like a strumming and singing version, Jerry's Guitar Bar has a good one, together with a little instruction video.
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"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for guitar. This great Christmas song was originally kind of a sad song, with some sad lyrics, used in the film "Meet Me In St. Louis." (Judy Garland sang it.) The composer changed a few of the sad words later, to make it a more positive song. Wikipedia has an interesting article about the changes that were made to the lyrics. I used Mike Herbert's easy tablature arrangement for this, but I made just a few small changes, to try to match Frank Sinatra's singing of it. Mike sells the tablature, and you also get a little instruction video with it. Jerry's Guitar Bar also has a very nice more advanced arrangement of it, with the notes, tablature, and a video instruction.
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"Godfather Wedding Waltz" for guitar This of course is the music for the wedding scene in the film "The Godfather." (I watched the scene with Marlon Brando dancing, to get in the mood.) This nice tablature arrangement is by Mike Herberts, and you can get it at a reasonable price from Mike's website. It includes the tablature and a little video of his instruction. With Google, just write Mike Herberts and the name of the piece.
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"Il Postino" (at the end, "help" with this guitar arrangement) This musical theme is from the film "Il Postino" ("The Postman"), composed by Luis Bacalov. This arrangement, with notes and tablature, is in the book "Fingerpicking Movie Music." At the end of this video, I try to show which parts of the arrangement I play. The book might be at your library, and the book is also for sale on the Amazon website.
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"Ave Maria" (Bach/Gounod) for guitar - my "rearrangement." In all of the guitar arrangements of this I have seen, you play sixteenth notes all the way through. I did play it that way, but then after I watched a few YouTube videos of violinists playing this, and also seeing Yo Yo Ma play it on the cello, I thought it would be interesting to try to play it in a different way, and still capture the feel of this great piece of music. The arrangement I used is from a book that is available on the Amazon website - the book is in Japanese, including the cover of the book, and on page 72, it just says "music by Charles Gounod." It doesn't even say "Ave Maria." (The text is in Japanese.) The arrangement in the book has the notes and tablature, but the print in the book is so small you need a magnifying glass to use it. The ISBN of the book is 978-4-8456-1278-9. Again, the cover of the book is also in Japanese.
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"I Have a Dream" by ABBA, for guitar. This arrangement of the great ABBA song is by Johan Sundt, in the book that has his arrangements: "ABBA Gold. Greatest Hits. Classical Guitar Edition." (Has the notes and tablature.) You can also see him play this, in a few YouTube videos. The arrangement in the book is 8 pages long - since there are repeats in the melody, I shortened it to 5 pages.
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"If" by David Gates This arrangement, with notes and tablature, is by Shaun Murray, and he sells it at a very reasonable price from his website. He also has a YouTube video of his playing of it.
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"Something" by George Harrison. I played parts of two different arrangements, for this video: part of Larry Beekman's arrangement, from his book "Beatles for Classical Guitar," (no tablature) and part of the arrangement in the book "Fingerpicking Beatles," that has notes and tablature.
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"Up Where We Belong" for guitar. This Academy Award-winning song was recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman," and became a big hit. This arrangement (without tablature) is in the book "Ballads for Classical Guitar."
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"Some Day My Prince Will Come" for guitar, played twice. The second playing is smoother than the first - it starts at 2:47. This great song is from the Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and the arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Disney Songs for Classical Guitar."
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"Unchained Melody" for guitar (played twice). The second playing is just a bit smoother than the first playing. This song, from 1955, is "one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century" (according to Wikipedia). Over 1,500 recordings of it have been made. It was originally composed as a theme for a prison movie called "Unchained." It was also used in the film "Ghost." The arrangement, with notes and tablature, is from the book "The Very Best of Fingerstyle Guitar."
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"True Love," from the film "High Society," for guitar. This song by Cole Porter, from 1956, was introduced in the film "High Society," and was nominated for an Oscar, and also became a big hit. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the little book "The Guitar Tablature Library, volume 3." (Long out of print, I think.)
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"Scarborough Fair" for guitar. This is a nice, short, and easy guitar arrangement (without tablature) of the popular traditional English ballad, from the book "Classical Guitar Pieces. 24 Pieces Arranged for Solo Classical Guitar." The arrangement says to repeat - to play it a second time. I play it just once in this video. Wikipedia has an interesting article about the history of "Scarborough Fair."
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"Where Is Love?" This is a beautiful song from the musical "Oliver," by Lionel Bart. The song is sung by the boy Oliver, and the song also has great lyrics. The arrangement, with notes and tablature, is in the book "Fingerpicking Broadway Favorites."
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"As Long As He Needs Me" for guitar. This is one of the great songs from the musical "Oliver" by Lionel Bart. The arrangement (without tablature) is by Laurindo Almeida, from the book "Broadway Solo Guitar." I played the parts of the arrangement that emphasize the melody, and I changed the ending a little. In the original cast of the musical, it was Georgia Brown who sang the song. There are a few YouTube videos of Georgia Brown singing it.
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"Deep River Blues" This is a nice and short version made by Mike Herberts. You can get it (with notes and tablature) from Mike's website. You can see videos on YouTube of Doc Watson playing and singing it, and there's also a YouTube video with the recording by the Delmore Brothers - they called it "Big River Blues." Jim Bruce has an instruction video on YouTube, showing how Doc Watson played it. (I borrowed one line from his instruction video.)
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"Ejercicio no 10/9" by Jose Ferrer. This arrangement with notes and tablature is from the book "30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos."
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"A la Nanita Nana" for guitar. Wikipedia says that this is a popular Spanish Christmas carol - and is also now a popular lullaby. Merry Christmas, everybody.
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"Salty Dog Blues" (played twice). The second playing is a bit smoother, and starts at 1:11 in the vi... read moredeo. This arrangement is by Dan Holloway, and you can get it (with the notes, tablature, and Dan's instruction video) for a very reasonable price, on his website. (A low-price one month subscription gives you access to all of his arrangements.) (His instructional video goes a bit fast, and the printed arrangement doesn't show the fingering, which makes you work a bit to figure things out.) Dan says that you can play this with all kinds of variations, so I changed the ending just a little. P.S.: I have made a set of guitar flashcards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Salut D'Amour" for guitar. Composed by Edward Elgar in 1888, for violin and piano. He gave the piece as an engagement present to the woman he married. This guitar arrangement is a combination - I combined the arrangement from the book "Melodies of Solo Guitar" with the tablature from classtab.org, and then changed just a few notes to simplify it in a few places.
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"Nobody Does It Better," for guitar. This song, composed by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, was recorded by Carly Simon as the theme song for the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me." The song became a big hit. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the booklet "The Guitar Tablature Library, vol. 3." (now out of print)
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"Today" by Randy Sparks, for guitar. John Denver made a popular recording of this song by Randy Sparks, and my friend Jerry Lamberth made a note by note transcription of John Denver's guitar playing, that you can get for a nice low price from Jerry's great website: www.JerrysGuitarBar.com I just made some note and timing changes to his transcription, to put this little arrangement together.
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"Stand By Your Man" for guitar (played twice) The second playing starts at 2:36. This popular song was written by Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill and was recorded by Wynette in 1968. Wikipedia has an interesting article about the song. It was derided by the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Wynette defended it, saying that it didn't ask women to place themselves second to men, but to forgive men's shortcomings and faults. The song has been used in several films, including "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral." I played mostly the melody notes from the guitar arrangement by Ivor Mairants, and I changed the ending a bit.
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"Memphis Blues" According to Wikipedia, W.C. Handy moved to Memphis, and then composed and published this famous blues number. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by Dan Holloway, and you can get it on his website. You can subscribe to his website for one month or more, and get access to many of his guitar arrangements, that also include video instruction of each arrangement.
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"Estudio nr. 1" ("Study no. 1") by Francisco Tárrega. This is a relatively easy guitar piece, but the half barre and the full barre on the first fret do require some extra practice. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Das Klassische Gitarrenbuch." You can also see the arrangement, with notes and tablature, on the free website called Classclef. (under Francisco Tárrega). P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. if interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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Romantic waltz, for guitar (19th century, anonymous) This is a nice, fairly easy guitar piece. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is in the book "Das Klassische Gitarrenbuch." In the book, it's under the title "Romantischer Walzer."
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"She" for guitar. This popular song was written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer, and was one of Charles Aznavour's most popular songs. It was written as a theme tune for the British TV series, "Seven Faces of Women," and was also used in the film "Notting Hill," sung by Elvis Costello. This guitar arrangement (without tablature)is by Noriyasu Takeuchi, and is in his book, "Screen Music for Solo Guitar, vol. 3." I changed the middle part a bit, to try to match the way Charles Aznavour sings it. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites.They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards.(Up to and including the 12th fret)."
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"The More I See You" for guitar. This is a popular romantic song from 1945, first sung by Dick Haymes in a movie, and later also recorded by Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, and others. The guitar arrangement (without tablature) is by Stan Ayeroff, and as far as I remember, it's from his book "Cavatina & 20 Movie Themes." I don't play all the notes in his arrangement, and I made just a few note changes, towards the end.
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"Plegaria" composed by Guillermo Gomez "Plegaria" is Spanish for "prayer," according to my Google search. This nice arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the 2nd edition of the book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Guitar," by Frederick Noad. The first and 2nd parts are supposed to be played twice, but I didn't play the repeats. If you have the book, the tablature in the very last line, last 3 measures, is wrong. The notes there are correct, but not the tablature. There's also a free tablature version that's almost the same as this arrangement, on the classtab.org website.
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"That'll Never Happen No More" (Played twice) My second playing is a bit smoother than the first. The second playing starts at 1:18. Arthur "Blind" Blake made a recording of this in 1927, according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTCG3...This arrangement is by Mike Herberts, and he sells his tablature arrangement plus an instructional video of it on his website. Just Google Mike Herberts and you'll see the link to his website. He plays it great, and super fast at the beginning of his instructional video. "Blind" Blake played it a bit slower, which is good for me, since I don't play fast. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Estrellita" (Little Star) This is one of my favorite guitar pieces - composed by Manuel Ponce. The arrangement (with notes & tablature) is in the book "The Classical Guitar Collection. 50 Favorites." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Caravan" as played in the film "Chocolat" + tablature. There's no printed version of this arrangement, used in the movie "Chocolat," so I made a tablature arrangement myself. I don't usually make guitar arrangements. I made this kind of instruction video to help someone who bought my guitar flash cards - two sets of them. :-) Here's the music played in the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im2Vvvh1vQ0
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"The Good Life" for guitar. Tony Bennett made a great recording of this song in 1963. I couldn't find any guitar arrangement of it, so I made this little arrangement myself. I play the ending 3 times - the only difference is the next to last note is slightly different each time. The lyrics at the end of the song are interesting: "Please remember I still want you, and in case you wonder why, well just wake up. Kiss the good life goodbye." An unusual song. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video that shows the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Tanguillo" by Miguel Ablóniz I bought the sheet music for this beautiful guitar piece. It doesn't have tablature. You can find the arrangement with tablature if you do a Google search. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar fretboard that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video that shows the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc.
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"Prelude no. 11" by Tárrega, played twice. The second playing is the better one I think, and starts at 1:38. The arrangement (without tablature) for this prelude by Francisco Tárrega is found on J.S. Chen's website for free. Click where it says download zip: http://www.joeno1.net/wp/2008/11/30/classical-guitar/prelude-no11-in-d-francisco-tarrega-1/1710/ The same arrangement (with notes and tablature) with just a few notes that are different, is also free on the Classclef website. P.S. i have made some flashcards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"If I Loved You" for guitar. This great love song was composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the musical "Carousel." The guitar arrangement is by Howard Heitmeyer (tablature by Larry Kuhns). My apologies to them for shortening their arrangement and just using the melody notes, mostly. I don't know if this arrangement is in any book. P.S: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Crying" for guitar. This great song, composed by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and recorded in 1961, was a hit for Roy Orbison. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by Marcel Robinson, and is from his book "Love Songs" as far as I know. (The book is out of print.) I made just a few note changes, to concentrate on the melody. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"September Song." This popular song was composed by Kurt Weill (music) and Maxwell Anderson (lyrics)... read more for a Broadway musical of 1938, and written for Walter Huston, who sang it in the musical. It has several lines of introduction before the main theme, that some singers do skip. Some of the YouTube videos do include the introduction. I just play the main theme. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the little book "The Guitar Tablature Library, volume 3." The book is out of print. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"When I Fall In Love" for guitar. This popular song was introduced in a film from 1952, and then became popular when Doris Day recorded it, also in 1952. Many people have recorded it since, according to the Wikipedia article about the song. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "The Guitar Tablature Library, vol. 3." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video, that shows the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYe...
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"I'll Be Seeing You" for guitar (played twice) This song was published in 1938, and was used in a musical that closed after 15 performances, but it became very popular during World War 2. It later became associated with Liberace, who used it as theme music to his TV shows. The arrrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Fingerpicking Broadway Favorites." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar up through the 12th fret, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"The Way You Look Tonight" for guitar (played twice) This great romantic song from the 1930s won an Academy Award in 1936 for best original song, in the movie "Swing Time." It also became popular when Bing Crosby and his first wife Dixie Lee recorded it. Here's their recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnGmi... This arrangement (without tablature) is from the book "Sophisticated Solos for Classical Guitar." I made a few note changes, mostly in the middle section, to simplify things, and to emphasize the melody. P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Santa Lucia." According to Wikipedia, this is a traditional Neopolitan song, and it was published in Naples in 1849. In Scandinavia, it is played at Christmas. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "The Guitar Tablature Library, volume 3." P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the frets on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT YOUTUBE HAS REMOVED THE VIDEO. I THINK IT MIGHT BE BECAUSE I WROTE THAT I LIKED THE FREE VERSION MORE THAN THE $3.99 VERSION THAT DOESN'T SHOW FINGERING SUGGESTIONS. THAT'S JUST A GUESS, THOUGH. (A shame - I worked on making an instruction video of the piece, and they removed it.) "Canarios" line by line, slowly, plus the whole piece, slowly, at the end. (A friend suggested that... read more I put the whole piece played slowly, at the end of the video, so I did add that.) (I can't play it smoothly yet, so I just combined the 15 separate video clips to show the whole piece played slowly.) John Williams and others play this famous piece by Gaspar Sanz brilliantly, in videos on YouTube, and they all play it fast. Here's John Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyhF9... To help learn this piece, we amateurs could definitely use a good video of someone playing it slowly, but there aren't any such videos, as far as I can see.So, using the arrangement (without tablature) made by Daniel Savarese, I decided to try to help myself by making a video of the piece played slowly, line by line. (I'm not a guitar teacher, by the way.)Many thanks to Daniel Savarese for putting his arrangement free on the Internet: https://www.savarese.org/music/Canari...(If you need to use tablature, there's an arrangement by Patrick Frances that is almost 100% the same as Daniel Savarese's, and that has tablature. You can get it for $3.99 from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as a download. The Savarese arrangement is better, though, in one way - it indicates numerous fingering suggestionsSorry that my music blocked the view of my guitar a little, with the first frets of the guitar. P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYe...
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"Stranger on the Shore" for guitar This is a famous piece, written in 1961 for clarinet, by Acker Bilk. Wikipedia has an interesting little article about it. This arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "The Guitar Tablature Library, volume 3." (We just moved into this apartment, and as you can see, we haven't found the wine bottles yet.) P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip¨s Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards." (Easy to find on those websites.)
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"Watkin's Ale" for guitar (a song from the 16th century) This arrangement is from the book "50 Classical Guitar Solos in Tablature." (The book does have both the notes and tablature.) This song from the 1500s is a bit "naughty" - check Google if you're curious about what it's about. Sorry about the lighting - it's the first and last time I'll play guitar near this window - we're moving in about a week. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video that shows the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"My Way." This was originally a French song, according to Wikipedia. Paul Anka wrote some different lyrics in English, and offered it to Frank Sinatra, who made it a big hit. This guitar arrangement (with notes and tablature) is by Maxim Chigintsev. He sells the arrangement for just a few Euros - just write his name as a Google search. He also has other nice guitar arrangements for sale. I changed just a few notes, so I can honestly say that I played it "my way." P.S. I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this very short video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"The Long and Winding Road" for guitar There's a very interesting Wikipedia article about this song. It's credited to Lennon and McCartney, but it was really composed by Paul McCartney. The arrangement (with notes and tablature) is from the book "Fingerpicking Beatles." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learing the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this 2 minute video about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Try a Little Tenderness" for guitar (played twice) This great romantic song was written back in 1932. (The second playing starts at 2:43. I did an extra repeat in the first playing that's not in the second playing.) I first heard it sung by Frank Sinatra, but many people probably think of Otis Redding, when they think of the song.I found the guitar arrangement (without tablature) in a book at the library - unfortunately I don't know the name of the book - I forgot to write down the title.P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this very short video, about the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Songs My Mother Taught Me" by Dvorák, for guitar Antonin Dvorák composed a number of songs, and this one is the most well-known, according to what I have read. Perhaps it should be called "A Song My Mother Taught Me," but it's always called "Songs My Mother Taught Me." The arrangement (notes and tablature) is from a little book that is out of print, called "Guitar Tablature Library, vol. 2." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma" This is one of Melanie Safka's great songs. You can see her sing it, in several good videos on YouTube. I combined two arrangements - the first is a tablature arrangement that I got from a guitar teacher, and the second is a free arrangement by Titoo Gratatouiille. He has a video of this song on YouTube, that gives the link to the arrangement. I changed both arrangements a bit. P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning all the notes on the guitar that are getting great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this 2 minute video, that shows the cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQYeH7BaGc
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"My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" I thought that with a title like this, it must be a romantic-sounding piece of music, and it surely is. It's from the opera "Samson and Delilah" by Camille Saint-Saëns. The arrangement (without tablature) is from the book "Progressive Popular Classics of the Great Composers, volume 6." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and including the 12th fret.") If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"Diddy Wah Diddy" (or "Diddie Wa Diddie") This lively guitar piece was recorded by Blind Arthur Blake back in 1929. The arrangement (notes and tablature) is by Mike Herberts. Mike sells the arrangement for a reasonable price, and you also get his video instruction of it, as a video download. P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and including the 12th fret)" If interested, please see this short video about the cards, that also includes a short, 30-second test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"And I Love Her" One of the great Beatles songs. (The second playing starts at 2:12) This very nice arrangement (notes and tablature) is by Jorge Nolla. You can see his playing of it on YouTube, and he sells the arrangement for a very reasonable price - just a few euros. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip's Learn ALL the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards." If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple little test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (I had a video of this back in 2009, but it wasn't good, so I really wanted to do it again. I finally did it today. It's an easy piece to make playing mistakes with - video editing does help now and then! It's a little dark in the late afternoon here in Denmark today. This popular song is by Frank Loesser, who wrote many popular songs, and Broadway shows. The arrangement (notes and tablature) is in the book "Christmas Guitar Collection." (I made a few small changes, and to simplify it a bit, I don't play all the notes that are in the arrangement.) P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip's Learn ALL the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards." If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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This is a very well-known Swedish Christmas song. Translation: "Now are lit a thousand Christmas candles." Composed by Emmy Köhler. The arrangement (notes and tablature) is from the Danish guitar book, "Spil Guitar 2" by Søren Bødker. P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video, that shows the cards, and also has a simple 30-second test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"The Christmas Song" (My other video of this is from 2008, with a not very good microphone.) This great song deserves a good microphone! It's the famous Christmas song composed by Mel Torme and Robert Wells. The arrangement (notes and tablature) is from the book "The Very Best of Fingerstyle Guitar." I changed just a very few notes, in a few places. P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon websites, and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and Including the 12th Fret)." If interested, please see this, for a simple 30-second test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3...
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"White Christmas" The snow is real - videoed in Denmark yesterday, Nov. 19th. (2010) This is the most famous Christmas song, of course, by Irving Berlin. The arrangement is by John Hill, from the book, "Christmas Songs for Classical Guitar." I made just a few changes, here and there, to the arrangement. P.S. I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that are getting great reviews on the Amazon websites and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and including the 12th fret.)" If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple 30-second test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"The Christmas Song" I should have practiced this more before making this video in 2008. I didn't have a good microphone back then, either. The great Christmas song composed by Mel Torme and Robert Wells. (It should DEFINITELY be played more smoothly!) P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon websites, and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and Including the 12th Fret)." If interested, please see this, for a simple 30-second test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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I'm not too crazy about this version - but it's an easier version of "Blue Christmas." Skip the first playing in this video, I'd say, and just watch the second playing. Definitely not as great as Elvis' version! The second playing starts at 1:43. (And has a nicer sound if you don't turn up the volume.) :-) Most people probably think of Elvis Presley when they hear this great Christmas song, but it was composed in 1948, and was a hit record for a few other people in 1950, before Elvis recorded it, according to Wikipedia. This arrangement (notes and tablature) is in the book "Christmas Guitar Collection." (a Hal Leonard publication) I changed some of the notes and the timing in the arrangement. I didn't have too much time to practice it, last year. P.S.: I have also made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar, all the way up through the 12th fret, that are getting great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple 30-second test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8 Philip
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It's getting close to Christmas. The perfect Christmas gift for anybody who plays guitar!(Read the reviews on Amazon.com, on Amazon.co.uk, or Strings by Mail www.stringsbymail.com
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"Blue Christmas" The great Christmas song, by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson. This arrangement is by Alex de Grassi (with just a few note changes by me.) You can see Alex de Grassi play this on YouTube - he plays it better, of course! P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon websites, and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and Including the 12th Fret)." If interested, please see this, for a simple 30-second test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8 Philip
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"And I Love Her" (Slower playing would be better for this piece, I think, and other arrangements might be better than this arrangement.) This arrangement (without tablature) is from the book "Ten Popular Songs" by Chris Dumigan. The second playing is at 1:59. I made a few small changes - 1) a shorter introduction, with just a few different notes 2) a shorter ending, by not playing the repeats 3) I skip just a few notes from the middle of the arrangement. P.S. I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, here's a link showing the cards, that also has a simple 30-second test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8
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"O Little Town of Bethlehem" The second playing that starts at 1:15 is smoother than the first playing. This very nice arrangement (without tablature) is by Thomas Catalano, from the book "Christmas Selections for Classical Guitar." P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and including the 12th fret.)" If interested, please see this short video that also has a simple 30 second test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8 Philip
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"My Prayer" Some of us remember the 1950s and the Platters' great hit, "My Prayer." I always thought it would be a good one to play on the guitar, but couldn't find any arrangement, so I finally just made this one myself. (I couldn't get the introduction "When the twilight is gone..." etc to sound good on the guitar, so that intro isn't included.) Thanks to Jim Cooper for letting me borrow a little from his arrangement of this song - his arrangement is the way the Inkspots did it. His arrangement can be heard in a YouTube video. P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon and Strings by Mail websites. If interested, please see this short video, that also has a simple 30-second test for all guitar players: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pD3-fUwh8 Philip
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"Adelita" by Tárrega. This was one of the first classical guitar pieces I ever heard, I think. You can find an arrangement of this famous guitar piece by Tárrega in many guitar books. A free arrangement with notes and tablature is on the Classclef.com website. I have this arrangement in the book "50 Classical Guitar Solos in Tablature." (The arrangements in the book actually have both the notes and the tablature.) P.S.: I have made some flash cards for learning the notes on the guitar that get great reviews on the Amazon websites, and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and Including the 12th Fret)"
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For all guitar players - a 30- second test. If Fandalism objects, I'll of course remove this. (It's my guitar playing in the background, by the way. It's just a little ad for my guitar flash cards - they're recommended by guitar teachers now, I'm happy to say.) Don't feel bad if you don't do well on the test - I was in the same situation a few years ago, and that's why I made these cards - just to help myself.They're now listed on the Amazon websites and on the Strings by Mail website.Philip
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"Here, There and Everywhere" This arrangement (notes and tablature) is in the book "Fingerpicking Beatles." I changed the timing on just a few notes, at the end. P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon website and on the "Strings by Mail" website. They're called "Philip's Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and including the 12th fret)."
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"Too Tight Rag." The arrangement for this lively little guitar rag is by Mike Herberts. You can get it from his website for a low price - notes, tablature, and an instructional video. Just write Mike Herberts as a Google search. Mike plays it very fast - this video shows it at my "best speed." :-) P.S.: I have made some guitar flash cards that get great reviews on the Amazon websites, and on the "Strings by Mail" website, including reviews from guitar teachers. Theyr'e called "Philip's Learn ALL the Notes on the Guitar Flash Cards (Up to and Including the 12th Fret.)"
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