Here is Part 3 of my Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangements. This is a tune called Maree’s Wedding (Marie’s Wedding), an old Irish tune with the words “Step we gaily on we go etc “.
I’ve thrown it into the key of E so I’d be able to stay in normal tuning. What I’ve also done is eliminate all the chords and just imply them, it is only a melody line and a very simple bass part. When I studied with a guy called Don Andrews about 35 years ago, he would always create arrangements with one or two small things to push the skll level of the guitarist a little further, I have done the same here. In this tune, I’ve written it in such a way that the player has to move around the fretboard just a little, this sort of adds a little bounce to the tune and forces the player to be foused. if everything was stuck at the same fret, the player is more inclined to go into automatic mode.
To view and or download the printable Acrobat reader version click here Marees_Wedding
EDIT//: Bar 9, 3rd beat move to fret 4
I’ve added a midi file, a compuer generated music file to give the listener an idea of the tune. I realize that many players only read TAB, please add expression, personality and your own phrasing Marees Wedding
Click here for Part One of the Acoustic Guitar Arrangements