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#121 dadfad



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

:smile: Looking for harder stuff that isn't classical!

I found this one pretty challenging...


After I worked it out (more or less) this is what I came up with...


(I then also played a "skeleton" of the tune more slowly and listed the chords and chord-frags as I more or less determined them to be in the "Lyrics" section to make it a bit easier for someone to work with.)

There's a little more information on the tune inside this past topic...


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#122 grolliver

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Hey, is there any way I could get a hold of the tab for "Stagefright" by Dave Evans? That'd be great. Thanks!

#123 ashleyjohn

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:10 AM


The song doesnt HAVE to be fingerpicked, I dont think page even finger picked it...I think he used a pick/

he didn't use a pick. but it sounds wonderful fingerpicked.


It really does laugh.gif

This one is awesome... :yes:

#124 rorytheroarasaur

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

How's "Boy With A Coin" by Iron and Wine? He has plenty of fingerpicking songs, but I think this one is among his harder ones. It's also pretty cool sounding  :guitar:‚Äč 

#125 HendrickReus

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

I think bluegrass and country songs are the best finger picking songs, especially songs like Demons by Greensky Bluegrass. Do you guys think my song would sound alright on the acoustic? I've been thinking about doing an acoustic version but I'm not sure yet! 


#126 GBrown

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

Agree with Gary Null - Steve Howe pieces are very good to learn. Bert Jansch also has some tracks well worth learning. Check 'Peregrinations' and 'One For Jo'. 


Hendrick - yes this track could work if you use the main riff as the bass part and add some melodic colouring. It has potential. How is your picking technique?

#127 bhakti

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:12 PM

There's some great video's on YouTube of this "Guy" to see how its all done, but take a listen here too - http://guybuttery.bandcamp.com

Definitely some interesting tunings and techniques to check out.

#128 guitarriffz

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

I saw a great version of Thriller for fingerstyle on youtube.  I think the guy was russian

#129 rcandro

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

The list is very long but I think we can add to it:

"Las abejas" and "La catedral" - Agustin Barrios

"Desvairada" - Garoto (Brazilian composer)

"12 studies" - Villa Lobos

"Loro" - Egberto gismonti (performer: Paulo Martelli, arranged by Daniel wolf)

#130 Nealio



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:22 AM


Yeah, "Yesterday - The Beatles" is a great song for the beginner guitarist because I am also learning that song too.


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