Book 4

Fingerstyle and Classical Guitar Sheet Music
Book 4

MormonGuitarSound files for all sheet music are over there ⇒

They’re down below if you’re on a phone.

Read This Before You Begin

headbanger Sound Files: Download the sound files and listen to them a zillion times prior to tackling each song. The sound files are to your right. If you’re on your phone, they’re down below.

headbanger Standard Notation: In tablature we trust, but we like standard notation too. If you want copies without tablature, we can make that happen. It’s the modern world and we own software.

headbanger What’s TuffAxe? It’s the chord-melody arrangement. Some people call it “fingerstyle.” It’s tough to play, and if you can do it, you’re “tuff” … that’s good.

headbanger Multiple Voicing: Each piece of sheet music is designed to be played in at least four different ways. Level 5 and 6 material is meant for ensemble work and usually has even more voicings.

headbanger Our Books: We have pre-printed books waiting for you at the office. They have plenty of instruction not available online. Save your sanity and your printer and buy them.

headbanger Copyright: Don’t sell anything you find on this page or we’ll hunt you down and start dating your sister. If there is no PDF, email me to acquire a copy after a short discussion about your plans.

headbanger Get a Teacher Ya Lunatic: Sheet music won’t make you a musician. You need to do three things: Practice, show up to play with others, and get some decent instruction. Gutting it out by yourself with internet downloads is the worst way to do this. You’re developing bad habits without knowing. Stop looking for something “cool” to play. That mindset will impede your progress. Learn how to play properly with good technique on stupid songs and then you will be able to play anything.

headbanger Stoicism: The problem is not a problem. Our attitude toward the problem is the problem. Start right now. Do what you can. Analyze the results. Start again tomorrow. If you play one hour a day every day, you’ll master the guitar in just over 27 years. If you play less than that, it’ll take longer. Enjoy the ride and have realistic expectations. If making music were as easy as those “play guitar the easy way” advertisements suggest, everybody would be doing it. It’s not easy, and they’re not doing what those ads say at all. Plan on many hours of using your best sense of humor as you fail your way to being the best you. Patience, practice, trying to do what your instructor asks of you, and “showing up” will work.


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Book 4: Iconic Songs Worth Mastering

This is the stuff you’re probably hoping to play, but don’t waste your time working on these unless you can play all the stuff in Books 1 through 3. This page is always a mess because I’m always adding new music, but if it’s not public-domain I can’t post it here, so we’ll have to have a conversation about what you want and how I can get it to you.

I’m developing multiple books for high-level solos, duets and ensembles. Many are still under copyright protections to the original composer so we don’t post PDFs here. Should you like to tackle these songs, we’ll need to chat over email to get you started.

Arrangements typically can be used in may ways including singing with lyrics, playing chords, guitar melodies and second voices, arpeggios, basslines, percussion, and of course solo play with standard notation or tablature. We’re in love with our TuffAxe lines (fingerstyle chord-melody) and you should be too. In addition to the conductor’s score and sound file, individual parts have their own sheets.

Americana and Patriotic Stuff

  • List coming soon

Beatles (arranged for solo and duets)

  1. All My Loving
  2. Blackbird
  3. Eleanor Rigby
  4. Here Comes the Sun
  5. Hey Jude
  6. Imagine
  7. I’ve Just Seen a Face
  8. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  9. Let It Be
  10. Michelle
  11. Norwegian Wood
  12. Obladi Oblada
  13. Octopus’s Garden
  14. Penny Lane
  15. Something
  16. Strawberry Fields
  17. When I’m 64
  18. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  19. Yellow Submarine
  20. Yesterday

Broadway

  1. All I Ask of You
  2. Do Re Mi
  3. Edelweiss
  4. Give My Regards to Broadway
  5. My Favorite Things
  6. Summertime
  7. Try to Remember
  8. Yankee Doodle Boy

Celtic Music

  1. Melville Castle (ensemble) PDF
  2. Of A’ the Airts the Wind Can Blaw (ensemble) PDF

Classical-ish (these are arranged for large ensemble and solo play)

  1. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with Wiener Dogs (ensemble) PDF
  2. Menuett Suite in G major & minor (but not really) (ensemble) PDF
  3. Tárrega Medley (ensemble) PDF

Cowboy Tunes

  1. Ashokan Farewell
  2. Clementine
  3. Colorado Trail
  4. Don’t Fence Me In
  5. Down in the Valley
  6. El Paso
  7. Ghost Riders in the Sky
  8. Happy Trails
  9. Home on the Range PDF
  10. I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  11. Red River Valley
  12. Streets of Laredo PDF
  13. This Land is Your Land
  14. Tenting Tonight
  15. Tom Dooley
  16. You are My Sunshine

Jazz-ish for Fingerstyle Guitar

  1. All of Me
  2. As Time Goes By
  3. Beyond the Sea
  4. Fly Me to the Moon
  5. Girl from Ipanema
  6. Harlem Nocturne
  7. La Vie en Rose
  8. Mack the Knife
  9. Misty
  10. Moon Glow
  11. Moon River
  12. My Funny Valentine
  13. Nature Boy
  14. Satin Doll
  15. Smile
  16. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  17. Take the A-Train
  18. What a Wonderful World

Movies & TV

  1. Godfather Theme
  2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (ensemble)
  3. Hallelujah
  4. Lara’s Theme
  5. Lavenders Blue
  6. Over the Rainbow (solo and ensemble)
  7. Soft Kitty
  8. Singing in the Rain
  9. What Was I Made For? by Billy Eilish (from the Barbie movie)

Popular (at some point) and Rock-ish

  1. Annie’s Song
  2. Blowin’ in the Wind
  3. Both Sides Now
  4. Candle in the Wind
  5. Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
  6. Hotel California
  7. Lara’s Theme
  8. Love Me Tender
  9. Morning Has Broken
  10. Red Red Wine
  11. Sound of Silence
  12. Tears in Heaven
  13. YMCA

Spanish Influenced (these are arranged for large ensemble and solo play)

  1. Boléro (ensemble) PDF
  2. Cielito Lindo and Jarabe Tapatío (ensemble) PDF
  3. El Noi de la Mare (ensemble) PDF
  4. La Llorana (ensemble) PDF
  5. La Paloma (ensemble) PDF
  6. Malagueña (ensemble) PDF
  7. Remember Me (from Coco) (ensemble)
  8. Spanish Romance (ensemble) PDF
  9. Un Dia de Noviembre (ensemble)

Tin Pan Alley

  1. After the Ball (1891)
  2. Ain’t She Sweet (1927)
  3. Ain’t We Got Fun (1921)
  4. Alexander’s Ragtime
  5. Blue Moon
  6. By the Light of the Silvery Moon PDF – Update May 9, 2024
  7. Daisy Bell PDF
  8. Dream a Little Dream of Me (1930)
  9. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine (1910)
  10. Five Foot Two (1914)
  11. Happy Days Are Here Again (1929)
  12. If You Knew Susie (1925)
  13. I’ll See You in My Dreams (1924)
  14. It’s Only a Paper Moon (1933)
  15. Man on the Flying Trapeze
  16. Tip Toe Through the Tulips (1929)
  17. Tonight You Belong to Me (1926)
  18. Twelfth Street Rag
  19. Ukulele Lady (1925)
  20. Yes We Have No Bananas (1923)

Video Games

  • List coming soon.

Wedding Stuff

  • List coming soon.

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