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A chord chart / cheat sheet for you

Posted by cwoodrow on May 18, 2010

In my journey learning to play fingerstyle, I have learned that it is very important to learn the chord fingerings, and not focus on the individual notes you are playing. Even though I enjoy fingerstyle so much, and want to spend all my time playing in that style, I set aside a bit of time during my practice sessions to learn “rhythm guitar”… playing basic chords, movable barre chords, and practicing strumming patterns.

I made this set of chord charts for my reference and thought I would post it here for anyone that may want it.

PDF: Chord Charts

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Arrangement – Hey Joe – Solo Fingerstyle Version (Hendrix)

Posted by cwoodrow on May 5, 2010

This is the first song that I have arranged from beginning to end.  I am interested to hear what people think about it.

As far as I can find, there are no other solo fingerstyle arrangements on the net that incorporate the melody and solo – if there is, I couldn’t find one – if you know of one, I would really appreciate hearing about it.

I had difficulty finding a way to simulate Hendrix’s wailing solo while maintaining the (chord) rhythm… but I think it ended up okay.

Give it a listen (in Guitar pro)… or better yet… try it out and let me know what you think.

PDF: Hey Joe
Guitar Pro 5: Hey Joe Guitar Pro 5

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Arrangement – Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)

Posted by cwoodrow on March 23, 2010

PDF: Brothers In Arms

I have always loved this song and have been looking for a fingerstyle arrangement for a while. The YouTube user “bluespresso” was nice enough to send me this arrangement.

Great performance of this arrangement by YouTube User “bluespresso”

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Arrangement – Every Breath You Take (Sting/Police)

Posted by cwoodrow on March 4, 2010

This is a great and relatively simple arrangement of this classic song.

PDF: Every Breath You Take

Great performance of this song by YouTube User “Losshack”
You can see his YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/losshack

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Web Site Review – Acoustic Power

Posted by cwoodrow on March 3, 2010

Acoustic Power is a lesser known site that had a great collection of acoustic (mostly fingerstyle) tabs. I have found many tabs on this site that I could not find anywhere else.

The tabs are in Powertab format. You can download the free PowerTab Editor here: Powertab Homepage

Link: Acoustic Power

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Arrangement – Listen To Your Heart (Roxette)

Posted by cwoodrow on February 26, 2010

PDF: Listen To Your Heart

After a long time searching, this is the best fingerstyle arrangement I could find of this great song.

Some of the rests are a little wrong, but you can figure it out when playing it.

Great performance of this song by YouTube User “VladimirGLAD”
You can see his YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/VladimirGLAD

… or check out my Artist Spotlight of Igor Presnyakov to hear his fingerstyle version of it played:
Artist Spotlight -Igor Presnyakov

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Arrangement – Alone (Heart)

Posted by cwoodrow on February 24, 2010

PDF: Alone (Acoustic)

I recently found a fingerstyle version of this song done with the arrangement found in “Fingerpicking Ballads” by Hal Leonard publishing.  I put in an order for the book, but until it arrives, I threw together this quick arrangement of the song.

I highly recommend buying the “Fingerpicking Ballads” books or any other of Hal Leonards “Fingerpicking…” series.  They are mostly beginner to intermediate level. (link to publishers website)

Edit: I just wanted to say that I now have the book and it is a great arrangement of “Alone”. I can’t reproduce it due to copywrite, but considering the cost, and the other good songs I highly recommend it and many others in the series.

Great performance of this song by YouTube User “Losshack”
You can see his YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/losshack

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Arrangement – Watermark (Enya)

Posted by cwoodrow on February 16, 2010

This arrangement is, again, combined from a few different tabs I found around. It is usually tabbed/arranged in various alternate tunings, but I have converted this to standard tuning.

PDF: Watermark

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Web Site Review – The Fabulous Songbook

Posted by cwoodrow on February 12, 2010

FabSongbook

The Fabulous Songbook is a lesser known tab site that I came across a long time ago.

Kristin has gathered together a huge number of tabs for songs that you may not be able to find anywhere else.

While not specifically for fingerstyle, there are many fingerstyle/fingerpicking songs on the site. Songs are in text format, and also nicely formatted in PDF. Definitely a site to add to your bookmarks.

Link: The Fabulous Songbook

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Arrangement – Right Here Waiting

Posted by cwoodrow on February 11, 2010

PDF: Right here waiting

This is another Ulli Bogershausen arrangement of Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting”.  Unlike most of his arrangements, this one is in standard tuning. It is fairly simple, nice sounding and recognizable song.

Ulli playing”Right Here Waiting”

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