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Arranging Songs for Guitar
Arranging Songs for Guitar
Have you ever been in a group and someone says to you those fear inducing words, “Hey, don’t you play guitar? Play us something!” It’s at those times that it’s good to know some basic arrangements of a few recognizable songs. The ability to take a melody and combine it with chords to create a solo arrangement is an important skill that every guitar player should know. This lesson shows how to build a simple arrangement of a song in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process.

This lesson covers…
     • Practical Keys for Building a Song Arrangement
     • Tips for Making Your Arrangement Sound Incredible
     • A Full Solo Guitar Arrangement of “Danny Boy”

As the great fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel said, “People don’t want to hear scales and licks, they want to hear you play a song.” Have a great lesson! - Steve Krenz

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Steve plays a Vintage Sunburst J-45 Standard in this lesson.



Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Blues|Jazz|Rock
Tab:
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