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"Solo Street"



Welcome to "Solo Street"...

"Solo Street" is an area of the website devoted to guitar players who enjoy playing solo and favor a fingerstyle approach, typically on an acoustic steel or nylon-string instrument. You'll find a superb group of song selections, with many additions yet to come.

Note: the first, 5-part lesson on this page is FREE to all players. The remaining lessons and all future releases are for Vision Music Members only. For info about joining, click here.



Solo Guitar Arranging...

Melody & Bass Get started with the ABCs of solo guitar arranging, by taking an online lesson with the 'Coach'. First of an exciting five-part lesson, using a classic standard.
Chord Tones & More In the second part of this arranging lesson, chord tones are added to the melody and bass. Discussion includes chord options, harmonizing melodies, etc.
Arranging Styles Four different approaches are covered: Rubato ('free' time), Classical FIngerstyle, Latin/Pop, & Swing Jazz, in this interesting segment. Let the games begin!
Final Conclusion Part four of the series features a complete rendition of the arranging project, shown in a two-page score with all details, plus a full audio track. Have fun!
Tips & Resources This last section begins with some inspirational arranging tips from the author. Free article, writing materials, plus a number of great site resource links.

"Your lesson will lead the student into the realization that the options are where all the fun lies, and that it's a game that anyone can play."

- Tuck Andress



And Now, Ready for More?

Fishing Blues (Key of C). Great, popular fingerstyle classic that features a walking bass throughout the arrangement. Fun and not too difficult to learn, with a magnetic appeal.
Shenandoah (Key of C). This timeless, gentle traditional has been enjoyed by players and listeners for many, many years. Presented here as a rubato ('free-time') ballad.
Fandango (Key of A). 'Party' flamenco, anyone? Just enough dazzle to convince most that you've spent time studying guitar in Spain. Relatively intermediate-level composition.
Country Shuffle (Key of E). A delta, acoustic fingerstyle blues composition. This lesson presents the basic theme, which can be used for accompaniment or solo performance.
Star Spangled Banner* (Key of G). Our national anthem, written by Francis Scott Key and arranged for fingerstyle guitar. Acoustic or electric. Intermediate level. *MP3 Demo
Malaguena (Key of E). This flamenco variation on a timeless theme is our most in-depth and challenging guitar lesson to date, a project that will test your ability.

The lessons shown above are for site members only. If you'd like to hear a FREE audio medley of these lessons, click here to visit our new Solo Street Sampler page.

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