Cavatina is a beautiful piece composed by Stanley Myers for the 1978 movie, The Deer Hunter. The movie included many famous actors and actresses like Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep. I first heard this played by John Williams (the guitarist).
The score/tab is available at Musicnotes (Click on the Picture)
Scarborough Fair is an old traditional English Ballad and nobody knows who actually composed the piece. I’ve always loved the version by Simon and Garfunkel and their recording inspired me to make a solo guitar arrangement of the melody. I have two versions of this melody: a harder version and this easier version.
You can find the score/tab in my first volume of easy arrangements (Click on the Picture)
Gabriel’s Oboe was composed by Ennio Morricone for the 1986 film, The Mission, staring Robert de Niro, Jeremy Irons, and Liam Neeson. This is an iconic melody that has been arranged for a variety of different mediums.
Frédéric Chopin is one of my favorite composers and I have always loved this prelude. I first heard this for guitar when I was listening to a recording by Andres Segovia. For this transcription I transposed it to the key of D major from the original key, A major.
Score/tab is available in my guitar school music package. Click on the picture to learn more.
Danny Boy comes from an old traditional Irish melody called, Londonderry Air. English words were later added in the early 20th century by Frederic Weatherly.
This arrangement comes from my first volume of easy arrangements. It’s a group of 30 hymns, folk, spirituals, and patriotic songs. I tried to make the arrangement as easy as possible while still keeping the integrity of the piece.
This is a beautiful theme, composed by Francis Lai, for the movie Love Story. In the movie the theme appeared as an instrumental and then after the movie the theme was given words, by Carl Sigman, and was released in 1971 with Andy Williams singing under the title, “Where Do I Begin?”
Score/tab is available at Musicnotes (Click on the picture)
Amazing Grace is one of my favorite melodies of all-time. The words were written in 1772 by John Newton. It was common back then for words to be used with a variety of different melodies and it wasn’t until around 1847 that we first find a publication joining the words with the melody commonly used today called, New Britain.
This arrangement in this guitar lesson comes from my first volume of easy arrangements. As the title implies, I tried to make this as easy as possible to play while still keeping the integrity of the original tune.