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Arthur McBride

A classic ballad of resisting press gangs.

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Tuning: Csus2 (CGCGCD)

Level: Intermediate


Blackbird

An original instrumental arrangement for solo guitar of Paul McCartney’s classic, Blackbird.

Includes transcription, 30 minute instructional video with playing tips and a reference performance video.

From the album 4 On 6 – The Beatles for Solo Guitar”.

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Tuning: Drop D

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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Includes Transcription + 30 minute Video Lesson + Reference Video


Dune

A moody piece suitable as a soundtrack to accompany images of camels on sand dunes in silhouette against a sunset.

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate


Good King Wenceslas

Perhaps the most popular traditional Christmas carol that isn’t about Christmas.

Features full transcription and high quality MP3 (320kbps)

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Tuning: standard

Level: Intermediate

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Includes Transcription + MP3


Hark! It’s Harold’s Angels – Oh Joy …

A tongue in cheek take on two iconic carols from the standard Christmas music catalogue.

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Tuning: Drop D

Level: Intermediate

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Includes Transcription + MP3


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

One of my favourite tunes for the Christmas season. The title says it all.

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Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Includes Video Lesson + Transcription


Lord Randal

One of the most popular of the traditional murder ballads.

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Tuning: Drop D

Level: Intermediate


Maple Leaf Rag

Scott Joplin’s 1899 classic that put ragtime music at the forefront of popular music at the turn of the 20th century.

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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Includes Transcription + MP3


On the Tip of the Tongue

A song for my mom.

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Tuning: Open G (DGDGBD)

Level: Intermediate

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Includes Transcription + MP3


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Before Big Brother had the internet to keep track of you he had Santa Claus.

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate

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Silent Night

The ultimate guitar based Christmas carol.

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate

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Take 3

My imagining of how Christmas carols might have been played in Dave Brubeck’s home.

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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The Noodle Kitchen

A relentless bass line paired with a sparse legto melody line. Did someone say chocolate and peanut butter?

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Tuning: Standard

Level: Intermediate

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Sensation – A Rag

A classical piano rag written by one of the Big Three composers of classical ragtime – Joseph Lamb. Arranged for the six string piano, of course.

Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)

Level: Intermediate

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Includes Transcription + MP3


The Slippery Slope

An original tune. Slip slidin’ away.

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Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)

Level: Intermediate

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Includes Transcription + MP3


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About Bob

... is an award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist and the 2003 U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for "guitar geeks".