Here is Part 4 of my Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Arrangements. It’s a traditional song called Down By Sally Gardens. I’ve put this into the key of G so it is easy enough to play. It is a two page chart in TAB and music notation. The first section on page one is a standard bass and melody part, wheras page two has a slight variation around the the theme. There were quite a few variation options but I think what I have written works well, you may like to create your own versions, when you play solo guitar, nothing is set in stone and there’s always room for reinterpreting a piece of music.
Here is a link to the computer generated midi file to give you a rough idea of the way the bass and melody parts work together and to help guitar players who concentrate more on TAB than reading dots. Remember, a human would phrase this a bit more musically.
To access or download the quality printable adobe pdf version of the song click Down by Sally_Gardens
I really enjoyed arranging this, I hope you get plenty from this tune.
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