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Here’s another arrangement from my book, “Beatles for Classical Guitar”. I learned the tune from a recording by the great pianist Marian McPartland.

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Songs based on three part harmony can fun, but sometimes a little challenging to arrange. Larry Beekman Guitar Studio. He does not guita up or complicated the tunes. Thanks for the tip.

I hope you beahles my arrangement! I would never expect anyone to listen to all of these videos there are quite a few! I’d never heard of the Eric Schoenberg transcriptions but was eager to find them and simply typed in “Fingerpicking Beatles by Eric Schoenberg” into Google and the very first page it returns has ordering information. Post has shared content.

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The only negative I can see is that there are no lyrics which makes it harder to figure out “where you are” in the song, I’ve been playing the melody notes through first in order to get oriented.


I recently heard Graham Nash perform this one solo and decided to give it a try. For example, in addition to being very catchy, “Kansas City” makes effective and creative use of augmented chords as well as the whole tone scale.

On the other hand the Eric Schoenberg book, which appears to be out of print, seemed much better.

Its nice to have them all in one place. I was pretty disappointed with the Hal Leonard book the arrangements seem to be mostly the tor and a bass line with very simple harmonies if any at all, its true that they do include most of the recognizable hooks from the original songs but still the few I attempted to play sounded too “lightweight”, I larey wouldn’t even be able to impress my mother with them.

I just joined the forum, and know thread is ancient If anyone is on the market for that book and tries to buy it from there, let us know how it goes This tune is another example of how Richard Rodgers really knew what he was doing as a song writer.

When I started collecting tunes of his to arrange, I was as surprised as just about anyone to learn that Neil Diamond wrote this big hit for the Monkees. Follow the advice given in this thread and you’ll be light years ahead.

It’s very good song and a lot of fun to play. Although “Fingerpicking the Beatles” also seems to be liked. There’s something magical about these four chords, because most people including me never seem to tire of them but I might be a bextles example because I worked in a pizza restaurant for a long time and never got tired of pizza either.


Board index All times are UTC. Classical Guitar Skip to content. Walkin’ and Swingin’ is interesting because it actually uses the progression twice, in two different keys! I wish there was a CD of how those are supposed to sound when played well. Hi All, This is a one minute homage to the place I’ve called home for over 40 years.

Beatles for Classical Guitar: Guitar Solo

I arranged this wonderfully spooky at least I think it is tune by Cole Porter a long time ago and I still enjoy playing it. And how about Stevn King’s arrangements? The book becomes progressively more difficult.

Hello my friend i. In fact it was a bit beyond my playing level but the bits I could pick out sounded quite good.

Also another book with the same name “Fingerpicking Beatles” by Eric Schoenberg. Try searching this forum for “Beekman” you should come across some useful info.