Hold Yer Horses!

  • Save your sanity and your printer. If you’re planning on joining the orchestra, you should come to our headquarters and buy a book. They’re printed and spiral bound for Levels 1 through 3 and Christmas. They’re $20 each and have plenty of instruction not available online.
  • You’re welcome to use the sheets posted here in any way that quacks your duck. Songs under copyright protection from the original composer aren’t posted and you’ll need to email us for a copy.
  • In tablature we trust. Our sheet music is designed as a recipe, rather than tablets handed down on high from a mighty deity. Add spice, toss in a surprise ingredient, have fun, and give your performance your own personal spin as an artist.


Public Domain Guitar Arrangements
with Standard Notation and Tablature

  • Cielito Lindo (2017-10-24): PDF
  • Lavender’s Blue (2017-10-27): PDF

Level 1

One Chord Songs

  1. Farmer in the Dell (2017-11-20) PDF
  2. Frère Jacques (2017-11-20) PDF
  3. Row Row Row Your Boat (2017-11-20) PDF
  4. Three Blind Mice (2017-11-20) PDF

Level 2

Two Chord Songs

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2017-02-14) PDF
  2. Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’ (2017-02-02) PDF
  3. Alouette (2017-02-02) PDF
  4. Buffalo Gals (2016-01-18) PDF
  5. Clementine (2016-01-12) PDF
  6. Drunken Sailor (2016-01-18) PDF
  7. Go Tell Aunt Rhody (2016-01-21) PDF
  8. Hush Little Baby (2016-01-10) PDF
  9. Itsy Bitsy Spider (2016-01-21) PDF
  10. London Bridge is Falling Down (2017-07-09) PDF
  11. Mary Had a Little Lamb (2017-07-09) PDF
  12. Pay Me My Money Down (2017-07-09) PDF
  13. Shortnin’ Bread (2017-07-09) PDF
  14. Simple Gifts (2017-07-09) PDF
  15. Skip to My Loo (2017-07-09) PDF
  16. Soft Kitty (2017-07-09) PDF
  17. Sur le Pont d’Avignon (2017-07-09) PDF
  18. Tom Dooley (2017-07-09) PDF
  19. Wheels on the Bus (2017-07-09) PDF


Level 3

Public Domain Songs

  1. Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman (2017-12-30) PDF
  2. All Through the Night (2017-12-18) PDF
  3. Amazing Grace (2017-12-30) PDF
  4. Beautiful Dreamer (2018-01-21) PDF
  5. Brahm’s Lullabye (2017-11-07) PDF
  6. Colorado Trail (2017-11-07) PDF
  7. Down by the Riverside (2017-02-19) PDF
  8. Down in the Valley (2017-12-18) PDF
  9. For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow (2017-12-30) PDF
  10. Fur Elise (2017-12-30) PDF
  11. Happy Birthday (2017-12-31) PDF
  12. Heidenröslein (2017-12-31) PDF
  13. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (2017-12-16) PDF
  14. Plaisir d’Amour: Can’t Help Falling in Love (2018-01-21) PDF
  15. Santa Lucia
  16. Scarborough Fair (2017-11-08) PDF
  17. Spanish Romance
  18. Streets of Laredo
  19. This Old Man
  20. Trumpet Voluntary
  21. Waltzing Matilda

Level 4

Iconic Songs

(Probably Worth Memorizing)

If there is no PDF, it’s modern song likely still under copyright protections to the original composer, so we can chat about how you can have a copy over email.

  1. America the Beautiful (2017-12-29) PDF
  2. Andante in G by Carulli (2017-02-19) PDF
  3. As Time Goes By
  4. Blackbird
  5. Blowing in the Wind
  6. Daisy Bell
  7. Danny Boy
  8. Eidelweiss
  9. Eleanor Rigby
  10. Ghost Riders
  11. Godfather Theme
  12. Home on the Range
  13. House of the Rising Sun
  14. Imagine
  15. Internationale
  16. La Vie en Rose
  17. Lara’s Theme
  18. Last Rose of Summer
  19. Love Me Tender
  20. Malagueña
  21. Minstrel Boy
  22. Moon River
  23. Morning Has Broken
  24. Over the Rainbow (2017-12-01) Via Email
  25. Singing in the Rain
  26. Smile
  27. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  28. Sound of Silence
  29. Summertime
  30. This Land is Your Land
  31. Three Little Birds
  32. Traumeri
  33. Try to Remember
  34. What a Wonderful World
  35. When You Wish Upon a Star
  36. Wonderful Tonight

This is preliminary. We anticipate having approximately 100 songs in Book 4. Help us decide what is worth memorizing.

Level 5

Multipart Arrangements

If there is no PDF, it’s modern song likely still under copyright protections to the original composer, so we can chat about how you can have a copy over email.

  1. Annie’s Song
  2. Both Sides Now (Jan. 9, 2017)
  3. Disney Unto Death
  4. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  5. El Paso
  6. Elvis Medley
  7. From a Distance
  8. Good Bad Ugly
  9. Hedwig’s Theme
  10. I Want Candy
  11. I’m on Fire
  12. Love Story Theme
  13. Mad World
  14. Melville Castle
  15. Pachelbel’s Canon
  16. Pomp and Circumstances
  17. Rhapsody in Blue
  18. Sweet Caroline
  19. Time After Time
  20. True Colors

This is the current list. It will never be finished.

Level 6

Member Created Arrangements

  • Musician driven multipart arrangements and new compositions.

Level 7

Teacher Certification

  • Completed teacher training program.

Book 8

Strumming Song Sheets

Songs we’ve vetted with lyrics and chords only. To be honest, they’re mostly dumb songs we don’t want to put real effort into developing, but somebody thought they were cool. This is the junk the vast majority of guitar-dom is slowly taking to the grave.

Book 9

Etudes! Right and Left Hand Warm-ups

The DGO Etudes Book! contains useful exercises gleaned from the history of guitar pedagogy to help you develop deft left and right hand skills. We recommend you use these etudes during the first part of your practice to warm up your hands.

  • First Bacarolle (D-shape arpeggios up the neck.)
  • Download additional practice logs HERE.
  • Download the composing blank HERE.

Etudes are intended as warm-ups prior to repertoire playing. Etudes never end and  can be a lot of fun if your attitude is right. We’re looking to swipe good ones you’ve found around the world.


Book X(mas)

Christmas Songs
with a bit o’ Hanukkah

If there is no PDF, it’s modern song likely still under copyright protections to the original composer, so we can chat about how you can have a copy over email.

  1. Adeste Fideles (2017-11-22) PDF
  2. Angels We Have Heard on High (2017-11-23) PDF
  3. Auld Lang Syne (2017-11-23) PDF
  4. Away in a Manger (2017-11-04) PDF
  5. Bring a Torch (2017-11-16) PDF
  6. Dreidel Song (2017-11-06) PDF
  7. Entre le Boeuf et l’Ane Gris (2017-11-23) PDF
  8. First Noel (2107-11-24) PDF
  9. Greensleeves (2017-11-22) PDF
  10. Happy Xmas – War is Over (2017-11-24)
  11. Jingle Bells (2017-12-01) PDF
  12. Joy to the World (2017-11-24) PDF
  13. Ner Li: I Have a Candle (2017-11-12) PDF
  14. O Come O Come Emmanuel (2017-11-24) PDF
  15. O Tannenbaum (2017-11-26) PDF
  16. Silent Night (2017-11-24) PDF
  17. Silver Bells (2017-11-22)
  18. Twelve Days of Christmas (2016-10-17) PDF
  19. Up on the House Top (2017-11-24) PDF
  20. We Three Kings (2017-11-24) PDF
  21. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (2017-11-24) PDF
  22. White Christmas (2017-11-24)
  23. Winter Wonderland (2017-11-24)