Time to RAWK!
Sound Files for All Sheet Music
Read this before proceeding!
- Our Books: We have Levels 1 through 4a 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 “fingerstyle”… 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. Level 5 material can have even more voicings.
- 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 and listen to them a zillion times prior to tackling each song.
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. You should try playing along to each video or sound file to see if you’re ready for your exam.
Video Playlist for Level 1
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. And yeah, Book 2 has so much good stuff in it you’ll want to own a copy.
- A-Tisket, A-Tasket PDF ~ Lesson
- Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’ PDF
- Alouette PDF
- Buffalo Gals PDF
- Clementine PDF
- Day-O: The Banana Boat Song PDF
- Down in the Valley PDF
- Drunken Sailor PDF
- Go Tell Aunt Rhody PDF
- Hokey Pokey PDF
- Hush Little Baby PDF
- Itsy Bitsy Spider PDF
- La Cucaracha (new)
- London Bridge is Falling Down PDF
- Mary Had a Little Lamb PDF
- Pay Me My Money Down PDF
- Simple Gifts PDF
- Skip to My Loo PDF
- The More We Get Together PDF
- This Old Man PDF ~ Lesson
- Tom Dooley PDF
- Wheels on the Bus 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 for a Level 3 class or get the complete Book 3 to be cool.
- Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman PDF ~ Lesson
- All Through the Night PDF
- Amazing Grace PDF
- America the Beautiful PDF
- Andante in G by Carulli PDF
- Aura Lea PDF
- Beautiful Dreamer PDF
- Brahm’s Lullabye PDF
- Colorado Trail PDF
- Daisy Bell PDF
- Danny Boy PDF
- Down by the Riverside PDF
- Estudio in E Minor by Tàrrega PDF
- For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow PDF
- Für Elise PDF
- Happy Birthday PDF
- Heidenröslein PDF
- Home on the Range PDF
- Internationalé PDF
- Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair PDF
- Last Rose of Summer PDF
- Malagueña PDF
- Minstrel Boy 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
Book 4A: Modern songs worth mastering and likely still under copyright protections to the original composer make up our Level 4 books. Should you like to tackle these songs, we’ll need to chat over email to get you started. Stop by the shop (call first!), bring some cash (and a pretty girl), and let’s set you up for at least 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. 😉
- As Time Goes By
- Blowin’ in the Wind
- Blue Moon
- Both Sides Now
- Ghost Riders in the Sky
- Girl from Ipanema
- Godfather Theme
- Hotel California
- It’s Only a Paper Moon
- La Vie en Rose
- Moon River
- Morning Has Broken
- Over the Rainbow
- Remember Me
- Singing in the Rain
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- Sound of Silence
- Spanish Romance
- This Land is Your Land
- Try to Remember
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- Wonderful World
We anticipate having approximately one million songs in Level 4 and multiple books. 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
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.
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)