POLTERGEIST (Main Theme) – Jerry Goldsmith – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Poltergeist performed by Robert Lunn

The original Poltergeist came out in 1982 and is a classic movie. I first saw the movie when I was way too young. I was 9 or 10. My parents were out with friends and we had a babysitter. The movie was on HBO and I told the babysitter that I was allowed to watch it. It scared me so badly that I slept in my parents bed at night for the next 3 weeks!

It’s a beautiful melody composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Sounds very much like a lullaby which makes sense because the central character is a young child.

I hope you enjoy this teaching video. You can find other videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

Score/tab is available at Musicnotes (click on the picture)

Improvisation/Hard Times Come Again No More – Fingerstyle Guitar – Robert Lunn

Improvisation and Hard Times Come Again No More performed by Robert Lunn

Hard Times Come Again No More was composed by the American composer, Stephen Foster. This song was published in 1854. Beautiful piece of music and one of my favorite of his.

Before I play the song I do an improvisation. For this improv I am noodling around with chords found in D Major: D, G, A7, Bm

I hope you enjoy this performance!

HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 5 – Brahms – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Hungarian Dance No 5 performed by Robert Lunn

Hungarian Dance No. 5 was composed by Johannes Brahms and is a set of 21 pieces he composed for piano four hands (two performers on one piano). The set was completed in 1879.

This particular piece is based on composition by the Hungarian composer, Béla Kéler.

I tried to make this arrangement as easy as possible while still keeping the integrity of the piece.

I hope you enjoy this teaching video. You can find other videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

FIRE DANCE AT DUSK – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Fire Dance at Dusk performed by Robert Lunn

Fire Dance at Dusk is piece I composed last week for the intermediate-level guitarist. It alternates between a fast section in simple meter (4/4) and a slow section in compound meter (6/8). Last week I witnessed a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan. It turned the sky fiery red. That image inspired this piece.

Score/tab is free here

HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 5 – New Arrangement!! – Johannes Brahms – Fingerstyle Guitar

Hungarian Dance No. 5 performed by Robert Lunn

Hungarian Dance No. 5 comes from a set of 21 pieces that Brahms finished in 1879. Originally these were composed for piano duet. This particular piece was based on a piece by the Hungarian composer, Bela Keler.

The original was composed in G minor and I have transposed this arrangement to the key of A minor in an effort to make it as easy as possible to play.

Score/tab is available at http://robertlunn.com

SPANISH ROMANCE – Alternative Version – Full Tutorial with TAB

Spanish Romance performed by Robert Lunn

Spanish Romance is a popular piece for classical/fingerstyle guitarists, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful melody. I have no idea who wrote this piece. Doing a little research online it seems that there are several people who have claimed to have written the song but it seems as if there is nothing definitive.

For this version, I change the bass line a bit in the E minor section. For the final repeat of the E minor section I had a note in two spots to add a little spice. 95% of this arrangement has not different compared to the way that most people play it.

I hope you enjoy this video. You can find more teaching videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (repost with Performance) – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Somewhere Over the Rainbow performed by Robert Lunn

In this guitar lesson I teach you the classic song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, from the movie, Wizard of Oz. Not gonna lie, when I was a child, I was in love with Judy Garland.

This song, composed by Harold Arlen, contains a beautiful melody and is a good example of the AABA song form. Overall, I tried to make this arrangement as easy as possible so that the performer can really focus on making the melody sing.

I hope you enjoy this video. You can find more teaching videos like this at my guitar school found at my website.

ADELITA – Francisco Tarrega – Full (New) Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Adelita performed by Robert Lunn

Adelita was composed by the great Spanish composer/guitarist, Francisco Tarrega. Tarrega is my favorite guitar composer and this is one of my favorite pieces by him. I have been playing this for a loooooooong time and I never get tired of it.

Adelita is composed in the style of a Mazurka, which is a type of Polish dance in triple time. Generally the accents fall on the second or third beat. This makes sense for me because I have always felt that Tarrega was inspired by the Polish composer, Chopin.

I hope you enjoy this guitar lesson. You can see many more lessons like these at my guitar school found at my website.

SPONGEBOB THEME SONG – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

SpongeBob Theme Song performed by Robert Lunn

The SpongBob SquarePants Theme song was composed by Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith, Steve Hillenburg and Derek Drymon. I have always loved this show and if I walk into a room and somebody is watching it, I will sit down and watch it. The show premiered in 1999 and ran for 13 seasons.

I hope you enjoy this guitar lesson. You can see many more lessons like these at my guitar school found at my website.