Saturday, 22 October 2011

Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan arranged for guitar trio. All parts are elementary - the middle part very much so.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Battle Pavane

An arrangement of Susato's Pavane: La Bataille (The Battle Pavane)(1551) for guitar quartet. It's a great piece of early music to play. It's usually played on loud instruments - but it's no less effective on quiet ones! I've simplified it very slightly in one or two places but I don't think the simplifications detract from the overall effect. Works well with a drum playing an ostinato of one crotchet, two quavers. One performer on its first outing pointed out that there's a quote from the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" in it. I hadn't noticed.

The document below incudes the score plus parts for all four players.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Or, if you prefer, the French tune Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman, first written down and printed in 1761. Mozart wrote variations on it. Combine it with Jane Taylor's famous short poem (first published in Rhymes for the Nursery in 1806) and you have the ubiquitous Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, as sent up by Lewis Carroll - and beloved of people learning instruments ever since.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Summer Study

Friday, 8 July 2011


A short piece in a Spanish style with a suggestion of flamenco - with a couple of scales thrown in to fill up the sheet!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Take Three, Take Four

A short piece in a mixture of 3/4 and 4/4. It's about Grade 1 standard.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Bobby Shaftoe

A sheet of easy tunes: Bobby Shaftoe, When The Boat Comes In, Tallis' Canon and Sur le Pont d'Avignon.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Drunken Sailor

A tab version of the famous tune, What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?