Beautiful American Airs & Ballads - Fingerstyle Guitar

Catalog: MB30914M

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This collection presents 22 lyrical American tunes including traditional 19th century songs, melodies from the WWII era, and modern-day pieces by William Bay, president of Mel Bay Publications.

Whether it’s a Civil War ballad or a jazz inspired tone poem, Raymond Gonzalez has a gift for creating unique settings that occasionally blend harmonics with normally fretted notes and open strings. The end result is a flowing melody/chord/bass arrangement that is challenging but accessible to the intermediate guitarist.

All of the notation and tab settings in this book appear in standard or dropped-D tuning and are suitable for both steel and nylon-string guitar performance. To keep page clutter to a minimum, the reader is referred to the tablature for string, fret, and harmonic locations. Includes access to online audio of every tune recorded by the author.

Table of Contents:
  • Aura Lee
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
  • Black Sunday
  • Darling Nellie Gray
  • Hard Times, Come Again No More
  • I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
  • In the Pines
  • Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
  • Just Before the Battle, Mother
  • Land of Rest
  • Lorena
  • Paper of Pins
  • Prairie Sunset
  • Pretty Peggy - O
  • Shady Grove
  • Shenandoah
  • The Lonesome Dove
  • The Long Road
  • The Old Country
  • The Old Homestead
  • Trail of Tears
Publisher: Mel Bay
Composer/Author: Various
Arranger/Editor: Gonzalez, Raymond
Catalog Number: MB30914M