Time to RAWK!
Sound Files for All Songs are Over There —>
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 (for a fee). 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.
- Sheet Music Assignment Tracker PDF
Book 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. They are the foundation for everything else in the program.
Video Playlist for Level 1
Book 2: Two-ish Chord Songs
Melody, chords, TuffAxe, arpeggios… oh my. 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. Come buy the complete book.
- A-Tisket, A-Tasket PDF ~ Lesson
- Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’ PDF
- Alouette PDF
- Buffalo Gals PDF
- Carnival of Venice 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 PDF
- 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
Book 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. Get the complete Book 3 to be cool and delightfully informed.
- 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
- 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
- Santa Lucia PDF
- Scarborough Fair PDF
- Streets of Laredo PDF
- Trumpet Voluntary PDF
- Waltzing Matilda PDF
- When the Saints Go Marching In PDF
Book 4: Iconic Songs Worth Mastering
Modern songs you’ll spend significant time playing. Most 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. Buying the pre-printed book will save your time, your printer, and your sanity. Stop by the shop (call first!), bring some cash (and a pretty girl), and let’s set you up for a healthy amount of musical aggravation and beauty. You’re lucky to know us. 😉
- As Time Goes By
- Ashokan Farewell
- Blowin’ in the Wind
- Blue Moon
- Both Sides Now
- Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
- Ghost Riders in the Sky
- Girl from Ipanema
- Godfather Theme
- Here Comes the Sun
- Hotel California
- It’s Only a Paper Moon
- La Vie en Rose
- Love Me Tender
- 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.
Lots More to Cluck About
Book 5 & 6: 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
- Bad Romance Poker Face Gaga Medley – Lyons
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with Frankfurters PDF
- La Paloma PDF
- Lean on Me – Lyons
- Lara’s Theme
- Lyon’s Arpeggios – Lyons
- Melville Castle PDF
- Menuett Suite in G major & minor (but not really) PDF
- Of A’ the Airts the Wind Can Blaw PDF
- Tears in Heaven
- Unchained Melody – Lyons
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.
Book 7: Teacher Certification
- Complete Theory and Composition Manual
- Complete Teacher Training Program.
- All Students will Contribute to the Teacher’s Manual
Someday, 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.
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.
Second Edition 2020
Stuff from the Previous Edition
- Adeste Fideles (2017-11-22) PDF
- Angels We Have Heard on High (2017-11-23) PDF
- Away in a Manger (2017-11-04) PDF
- Bring a Torch (2017-11-16) PDF
- Carol of the Bells
- Dreidel Song (2017-11-06) PDF
- Entre le Boeuf et l’Ane Gris (2017-11-23) 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
- 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
Other Holiday Tunes
- Peter Cottontail (members)