Time to RAWK!
Read this before proceeding!
- Our Books: We have Levels 1 through 4 and Christmas books pre-printed and waiting for you at the office. They’re for our students and have plenty of instruction not available online. Save your sanity and your printer and come buy one or all of them.
- What’s TuffAxe? It’s the chord-melody arrangement. Some people call it “finger-style”… as if you play guitar with something other than your fingers(?!). It’s tough to play, and if you can do it, you’re “tuff” … that’s good.
- Copyright: You’re welcome to use the sheets posted here in almost any way that quacks your duck. Don’t sell anything you find on this page or we’ll hunt you down and start dating your sister. Songs under copyright protection from the original composer aren’t posted and you’ll need to email to acquire a copy after a short discussion about your plans.
- 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.
- Multiple Voicing: Each piece of sheet music is designed to be played in at least four different ways.
- Get a Teacher Ya Lunatic: Just because you find sheet music on the web, doesn’t mean you have the tools to make music. Get with a qualified instructor to create a decent skill set and stop wasting time gutting it out by yourself with internet downloads.
- Sound Files: You should download the computer generated sound files (located just below) and listen to them a zillion times prior to tackling each song.
Sound Files for Sheet Music Below
Level 1: One Chord Songs
Yup, we know, these songs aren’t cool enough for you. Do ’em anyway. They’re WAY more important than you might imagine when getting started. If you live in Denver, you should sign up for one of our Level 1 classes. If you’re not in Denver, you probably want to contact us about getting the complete Level 1 Book with the instructional material.
- Farmer in the Dell (April 7, 2019) PDF
- Brother John (April 7, 2019) PDF
- Frère Jacques (April 7, 2019) PDF
- Row Row Row Your Boat (April 7, 2019) PDF
- Three Blind Mice (April 7, 2019) PDF
- All Through the Night (Dec 18, 2017) PDF
Stretch song from Level 3!
Level 2: Two-ish Chord Songs
Melody, chords, TuffAxe, arpeggios… oh my. If you can, take a Level 2 class with us and get your professional tools up to speed. It’s surprisingly challenging and fun.
- A-Tisket, A-Tasket (Oct 15, 2019) PDF
- Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’ (Oct 15, 2019) PDF
- Alouette (Oct 15, 2019) PDF
- Buffalo Gals (Oct 15, 2019) PDF
- Clementine (Oct 15, 2019) PDF
- Day-O: The Banana Boat Song (Oct 31, 2019) PDF
- Down in the Valley (Nov 6, 2019) PDF
- Drunken Sailor (Oct 28, 2019) PDF
- Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Oct 28, 2019) PDF
- Hokey Pokey (Oct 30, 2019) PDF
- Hush Little Baby (Oct 28, 2019) PDF
- Itsy Bitsy Spider (Oct 29, 2019) PDF
- London Bridge is Falling Down (Oct 29, 2019) PDF
- Mary Had a Little Lamb (Oct 31, 2019) PDF
- Pay Me My Money Down (Nov 1, 2019) PDF
- Simple Gifts (Nov 1, 2019) PDF
- Skip to My Loo (Nov 1, 2019) PDF
- The More We Get Together (Oct 10, 2019) PDF
- This Old Man (Nov 5, 2019) PDF
- Tom Dooley (Nov 5, 2019) PDF
- Wheels on the Bus (Nov 5, 2019) PDF
Level 3: Multi-Chord Public Domain Songs
If you can play all the parts of all these songs, you are ready for a life in guitar. Join us weekly for a Level 3 drop-in class.
- Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman PDF
- Amazing Grace PDF
- Aura Lea PDF
- Beautiful Dreamer PDF
- Brahm’s Lullabye PDF
- Colorado Trail PDF
- Daisy Bell PDF
- Down by the Riverside PDF
- Down in the Valley PDF
- For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow PDF
- Fur Elise PDF
- Happy Birthday PDF
- Heidenröslein PDF
- Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair PDF
- Plaisir d’Amour PDF
- Santa Lucia PDF
- Scarborough Fair PDF
- Streets of Laredo PDF
- Trumpet Voluntary PDF
- Waltzing Matilda PDF
- When the Saints Go Marching In PDF
Level 4: Iconic Songs Worth Mastering
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.
Book 4A: Our first book in the Level 4 series is complete! Stop by the shop (call first!), bring some cash (and a pretty girl), and let’s set you up for a year’s worth of aggravation and beauty. Buying the pre-printed book will save your time, your printer, and your sanity. We’ll be assembling new books every time we get 30 or so new arrangements. You’re lucky to know us. 😉
- America the Beautiful (2018-May-20) PDF
- Andante in G by Carulli (2018-May-20) PDF
- As Time Goes By (2018-Apr-11) Via Email
- Blowin’ in the Wind (2018-Apr-15) Via Email
- Both Sides Now (2018-May-23) Via Email
- Danny Boy (2018-Jan-28) PDF
- Edelweiss (2018-May-20) Via Email
- Ghost Riders in the Sky (2018-May-09) Via Email
- Godfather Theme (2018-May-09) Via Email
- Hallelujah (2018-Apr-04) Via Email
- Home on the Range (2018-May-24) PDF
- Imagine (2018-Apr-11) Via Email
- Internationalé (2018-Apr-12) Via Email
- It’s Only a Paper Moon (2018-May-24) Via Email
- La Vie en Rose (2018-May-12) Via Email
- Last Rose of Summer (2018-May-20) Via Email
- Malagueña (2018-Jun-06) PDF
- Minstrel Boy (2018-May-24) PDF
- Moon River (2018-May-24) Via Email
- Morning Has Broken (2018-Apr-27) Via Email
- Over the Rainbow (2017-Dec-01) Via Email
- Singing in the Rain (2018-Jun-06) Via Email
- Smile (2018-May-12) Via Email
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2018-May-25) Via Email
- Sound of Silence (2018-Jun-06) Via Email
- Spanish Romance (2018-Jan-19) PDF
- Summertime (2018-May-25) Via Email
- This Land is Your Land (2018-Feb-04) Via Email
- Try to Remember (2017-Dec-03) Via Email
- Wonderful World (2019-Jan-20) Via Email
We anticipate having approximately one million songs in Level 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 on email about how you can have a copy. Arrangements usually have 7 parts: Lyrics, Chords, Guitar Melodies, Arpeggios, Basslines, Percussion, and TuffAxe (fingerstyle chord-melody). In addition to the conductor’s score and sound file, individual parts have their own sheets and sound files available too.
- Annie’s Song (2018-03-05) Via Email
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with Frankfurters (2019-Jun-2) PDF
- La Paloma (2019-08-29) PDF
- Lara’s Theme (2019-03-24) Via Email
- Melville Castle (2018-02-13) PDF
- Menuett Suite in G major & minor (but not really) (2019-04-29) PDF
- Of A’ the Airts the Wind Can Blaw (2017-11-26) PDF
- Tears in Heaven (2018-09-16) Via Email
So much more is on the way … but the secretary who puts these together in pretty little packages with bows is “a bit of a drinker” if ya know what I mean.
Level 6: Member Created Arrangements
- Bad Romance Poker Face Gaga Medley – Lyons (2019-12-8) Via Email
- Lean on Me – Lyons (2019-12-31) Via Email
- Lyon’s Arpeggios – Lyons (2018-10-26) Via Email
- Unchained Melody – Lyons (2018-10-26) Via Email
Level 7: Teacher Certification
- Completed teacher training program.
- Contributed in a meaningful way to the Teacher’s Manual
The Community Orchestra Teachers Manual will contain a complete guitar program gleaned from centuries of pedagogy. It will allow you to duplicate a community guitar orchestra wherever you are.
Book F(reebies): Random Stuff
The DGO Freebie Book! We end up with arrangements that don’t really fit anywhere else. So here ya go.
- Cielito Lindo PDF
- Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden PDF
- Lavenders Blue PDF
- Peter Cottontail (2019-04-20) Email Me
- Soft Kitty Via Email
Book X(mas): Christmas and Hanukkah
All these songs along with instruction not available online can be acquired in a pre-printed book. Come pick one up. If there is no PDF, it’s probably a modern song with copyright concerns, so we can chat about how you can have a copy over email.
- Adeste Fideles (2017-11-22) PDF
- Angels We Have Heard on High (2017-11-23) PDF
- Auld Lang Syne (2017-11-23) PDF
- Away in a Manger (2017-11-04) PDF
- Bring a Torch (2017-11-16) PDF
- Carol of the Bells
- Christmas Is
- Dreidel Song (2017-11-06) PDF
- Entre le Boeuf et l’Ane Gris (2017-11-23) PDF
- First Noel (2107-11-24) PDF
- Greensleeves (2017-11-22) PDF
- Happy Xmas – War is Over (2017-11-24)
- Jingle Bells (2017-12-01) PDF
- Joy to the World (2017-11-24) PDF
- Ner Li: I Have a Candle (2017-11-12) PDF
- O Come O Come Emmanuel (2017-11-24) PDF
- O Tannenbaum (2017-11-26) PDF
- Silent Night (2017-11-24) PDF
- Silver Bells (2017-11-22)
- Twelve Days of Christmas (2016-10-17) PDF
- Up on the House Top (2017-11-24) PDF
- We Three Kings (2017-11-24) PDF
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas (2017-11-24) PDF
- White Christmas (2017-11-24)
- Winter Wonderland (2017-11-24)