Solo Guitar Arrangements

I have written several solo guitar arrangements. Some of these arrangements are for early intermediate players who are beginning to explore fingerstyle playing, and some are for solo jazz guitar for advanced intermediates who are familiar with jazz chord forms. All arrangements are written in both standard and TAB notation.

Easy Guitar Solos

Amazing Grace

Easy guitar solo in chord-melody style.

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Away in a Manger

Two arrangements in one for easy fingerstyle guitar.

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Aura Lee

An easy fingerstyle arrangement that can be adapted to pick playing if you play full chords in the second half instead of the partial chords that are written.

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Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

This charming French carol can be played with a pick or fingerstyle.

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Deck the Halls

An easy chord-melody style arrangement that only requires you to know the C and chords.

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Good King Wenceslas

This bouncy holiday classic is for easy fingerstyle guitar.

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Greensleeves/What Child Is This

For fingerstyle guitar.

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I Walk the Line

For pick style guitar.

Jingle Bells

This easy solo guitar arrangement can be played with a pick or fingerstyle.

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Kumbaya

This arrangement is written for the guitarist who is just getting into fingerstyle playing, although you can also adapt it to pick playing.

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Little Minka

This arrangement of a popular Beethoven piano piece is for the late beginner/early intermediate fingerstyle or classical guitarist.

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O Christmas Tree

This Christmas classic can be played fingerstyle or with a pick.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

For easy fingerstyle guitar.

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Ode to Joy

Three versions. For the late beginner/early intermediate fingerstyle player.

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Shady Grove

This standard Bluegrass tune can be played either with a pick or fingerstyle.

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Silent Night

An easy chord-melody style arrangement that only requires you to know the C, G, and G7 chords.

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Skye Boat Song

Also known as the theme song from "Outlander." An easy chord-melody style arrangement.

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

An easy fingerstyle guitar solo in call and response style.

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We Three Kings (of Orient Are)

An easy fingerstyle arrangement that includes chord/melody style as well as harmonized melody over held bass notes.

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Intermediate Fingerstyle Solos

Ancient Mother

Theme and variations based on a beautiful Navajo chant.

Every Night When the Sun Goes In

A traditional Appalachian melody played with a gentle swing feel.


Hyfrydol

This Welsh hymn is often known as Blue Boat Hymn to Unitarian Universalists.

Loch Lomond

A Scottish classic for intermediate fingerstyle guitarists.

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Molly Malone
An Irish classic.

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A hauntingly beautiful melody arranged for fingerstyle guitar.

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Oh, Freedom

A powerful African-American spiritual.

Jazz and Pop Fingerstyle Solos

Crazy

Captures the timeless Patsy Cline feel with a few jazzed up chords for extra harmonic color.


Don't Know Why

Written by Jesse Harris and made famous by Norah Jones.

Isn't It Romantic?

Often performed as a ballad, this arrangement is more upbeat and swinging.

Love You Madly

A delightful, swinging Duke Ellington song.

Mona Lisa

A fingerstyle chord/melody arrangement inspired by Nat King Cole.

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Wonderful Tonight

Gives this Eric Clapton song the acoustic treatment.

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You Took Advantage of Me

This arrangement takes its inspiration from a duo recording of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.