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As a beginning and now mediocre intermediate guitarist, I often found that it was easier to arrange a tune that I wanted to play than to find a published arrangement that was within my ability. I might as well share these arrangements with you, as some of you have shared yours with me. Some of these arrangements use alternative tunings, but all are suitable for intermediate classical and fingerstyle guitarists. They are in PDF format, so you will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.
|The Lea Rig||Robert Burns (1759-1796)|
|Hewlett||Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)||DGDGBE|
|Planxy George Brabazon, Second Air||Turlough O'Carolan|
|Sheebeg, Sheemor||Turlough O'Carolan|
|Fanfare for Jane||Will Clinger|
(also available with tablature and fingerings)
|Country and Western Tonal Music
|Amaethon and Arawn
|Ah Robin||William Cornysh (1468?-1523)|
|Pachelbel's Canon in D
arranged for flute and guitar
|Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)||drop-D|
|The Blarney Pilgrim||Traditional||DGDGBE|
Except for my original compositions, these tunes are in the public domain.
My arrangements are not, but you have my blanket permission to perform
them. For permission to republish or to record them, write to
and ask nicely.
Last updated 16 February 2010.