This colorful new anthology of guitar music contains 49 best loved American folk songs from all corners of the country, from the Deep South to New England, from Appalachia to Gold Rush California Every song has been specially transcribed, arranged, edited, and newly engraved for guitarists at all levels, in an easy to use combination of traditional notation and guitar tablature with simplified chord symbols As a bonus, two all time favorites, Amazing Grace and Black Eyed Susie, are included in arrangements for two guitars.The collection includes such perennial favorites as John Henry, Simple Gifts, and Stephen Foster s incomparable Beautiful Dreamer Devotional songs like Go Down, Moses, Amazing Grace, and Deep River are here, along with such sentimental ballads as the timeless Aura Lee and Shenandoah Patriotic songs such as Yankee Doodle and When Johnny Comes Marching Home share this wonderful edition with the delights and humor of Blue Tail Fly, Little Brown Jug, and the like.Guitarists, folk singers, and all lovers of America s great traditional music will welcome this sturdy, attractively engraved, and affordable treasury of folk classics....
|Title||:||American Folk Songs for Guitar (Dover Song Collections)|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications July 17, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||564 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
American Folk Songs for Guitar (Dover Song Collections) Reviews
This book has fifty one selections from thousands of traditional American folk songs. It has notation and tabs. It could be a good introduction to playing in the higher positions. Keys are playable. From the possible dozens of variations of the basic tunes he's selected some which appear popular.
A large selection of American folk music. The scores do not include the fingering for any chords, so the musician needs to have a variety of chords memorized or a handy reference book to successfully work through this book.
American Folk Songs for Guitar is a useful learning tool for intermediate players because if makes one play with various parts of the fret board. In addition the arrangements are well done.
I was shocked and angry to see that another reviewer had given this book a poor rating. I have a very large music library, and this book is absolutely fabulous -- as good as a book can be.
I bought this book hoping to learn a few folk songs to play for my daughter. Unfortunately, without yet more work on my part, I can't do that. The arrangements for guitar are very good, and will satisfy many levels of players. However, THERE ARE NO LYRICS! So I can't just open the book and play along and sing. Am I really supposed to know all the lyrics to "Go Tell Auny Rhody" and "Never Said a Mumbling Word"? Would it have been too much trouble to add the lyrics along with the music? My advice is, don't buy this book.