• (0)

    There are currently no items in your cart.


Beginning Fingerstyle Arranging and Technique for Guitar

A Supplement to the Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Method

By Patrick Johnson

Be the first! Write a Review


Beginning Fingerstyle Arranging and Technique for Guitar (A Supplement to the Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Method). For acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction; Technique Musicianship. National Guitar Workshop Method - Approved Curriculum. Acoustic; Fingerstyle. Beginner. Instructional book and examples CD. Instructional text, musical examples, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and illustrations. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22869).

ISBN 0739036742. With instructional text, musical examples, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and illustrations. Acoustic; Fingerstyle. 9x12 inches.

This supplement to Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar is a perfect companion to any starter method and can also stand alone as a fingerstyle instruction manual for anyone wanting to arrange for solo guitar. Topics include monotonic bass, walking bass, block chords, changing keys, changing time signatures, chord substitutions, secondary dominants, a variety of picking patterns, and techniques like harmonics, slides, hammer ons and pull offs, all covered in a friendly, easy to understand manner. The music is shown in standard notation and TAB and demonstrated on the CD.

  • Chapter 1 - Getting Started 
  • Tuning 
  • Musical Pitches and the Fretboard 
  • Standard Music Notation 
  • Fingerings 
  • Reading Chord and Fretboard Diagrams 
  • Time 
  • Posture 
  • Left Hand 
  • Right Hand 
  • Chapter 2 - Basic Arrangement 
  • Billy the Kid - Lead Sheet 
  • Monotonic Bass 
  • Billy the Kid - Monotonic Bass Arrangement 
  • Glory Glory (Since I've Laid My Burden Down) - Monotonic Bass 
  • Block Chord Arrangements 
  • Billy the Kid - Block Chord Arrangement 
  • Glory Glory (Since I've Laid My Burden Down) - Block Chord Arrangement 
  • Chapter 3 - The Major Scale and Chord Theory 
  • Intervals 
  • Chord Theory: Major and Minor Triads 
  • Diatonic Harmony 
  • Keys 
  • Chapter 4 - Travis Picking & Alternating Bass 
  • Getting that Travis Sound 
  • Glory Glory (Since I've Laid My Burden Down) - Alternating Bass Arrangement 
  • Billy the Kid - Alternating Bass Arrangement 
  • Chapter 5 - Ear Candy 
  • Syncopation 
  • Glory Glory (Since I've Laid My Burden Down) - Syncopated Melody 
  • Picking Patterns 
  • Corrinna, Corrinna 
  • Triplets 
  • Z Rhymes with Ned 
  • Walking the Bass 
  • Frere Jacques - Walking Bass Arrangement 
  • Harmonizing the Melody 
  • Corrinna, Corrinna - Melody Harmonized in 3rds 
  • Corrinna, Corrinna - Melody Harmonized in 6ths 
  • Musical Expression 
  • Chapter 6 - Left-Hand Technique 
  • Pull-Offs 
  • Hammer-Ons 
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket 
  • Swinging the Eighths 
  • Slides 
  • A Boot My Size 
  • Chapter 7 - Harmonics 
  • Left-Hand Harmonic Technique 
  • Michael, Row the Boat Ashore - Harmonics 
  • Right-Hand Harmonic Techniques 
  • Greensleeves - Artificial Harmonics 
  • Kissing Bells - Artificial Harmonics 
  • Chapter 8 - More Theory for Arrangers 
  • Relative Natural Minor 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Circle of 5ths 
  • Parallel Natural Minor Scale 
  • Transposition 
  • Oh, Sinner Man - Arrangement in A Minor 
  • Chapter 9 - Advanced Arranging Tools 
  • Melody in the Bass 
  • Greensleeves - Melody in the Bass 
  • Changing Time Signatures 
  • Corrinna, Corrinna - Travis Picking in 3/4 
  • Corrinna, Corrinna - Travis Picking in 6/8 
  • Chord Substitutions 
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket - With Chord Susbstitutions 
  • Billy the Kid 
  • Chapter 10 - Alternate Tunings 
  • Drop D Tuning: D-A-D-G-B-E 
  • Tickety-Boo Toad - Drop D Tuning 
  • Camptown Races - Drop D Tuning 
  • Open G Tuning: D-G-D-G-B-D 
  • Yankee Doodle - Open G Tuning 
  • Open D Tuning: D-A-D-F#-A-D 
  • Jesus on the Mainline - Open D Tuning 
  • Amazing Grace - Open D Tuning 
  • Chapter 11 - Cross-String Technique 
  • L'il Liza Jane - Cross-String Arrangement 
  • Arrangements 
  • Arrangement 1 - Arrangement Blues 
  • Arrangement Blues 
  • Arrangement 2 - Big Yellow Lunch Box 
  • Big Yellow Lunch Box 
  • Arrangement 3 - Mr. C's Blues 
  • Mr. C's Bles - Drop D Tuning 
  • Appendix 
  • Practicing 
  • General Advice 
  • Listening 
  • Congratulations 

Beginning Fingerstyle Arranging and Technique for Guitar

A Supplement to the Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Method

* = required

How do you rate this item?
Your Screen Name:


This name will appear next to your review. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as "Anonymous".

Review Title:

50 Character maximum.

Review of the Product:

1000 characters maximum.

Rate this product's difficulty level:


Example: "Emeryville, CA"

Email address:


Used to contact you regarding your review. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Review Guidelines
  • Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? Is the transcription accurate? Is it a good teaching tool?
  • Consider writing about your experience and musical tastes. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Do you usually like this style of music?
  • Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.
  • Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
  • Avoid disclosing contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.), or including URLs, time-sensitive material or alternative ordering information.
  • We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us.
  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
  • Read Sheet Music Plus's complete Privacy Policy

Beginning Fingerstyle Arranging and Technique for Guitar

A Supplement to the Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Method

* = required

Send to email(s):

To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma.

Your name:
Your email:
Personal message:

Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. We'll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. You may also enter a personal message.

We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email.

Read our Privacy Policy.

Digital Print is printable sheet music available anytime, anywhere. Just purchase, print and play! View your sheet music at home, school, work or anywhere you have a computer connected to the Internet.

Now you can also view your purchased titles on your iPad with our
free Sheet Music Plus Digital Print Viewer app.

With Digital Print, you can print from your computer immediately after purchase, or wait until its convenient. And our software installation is easy - we'll guide you through the simple steps to make sure you have Adobe Flash Player, Adobe AIR and the Sheet Music Plus AIR application on your computer.
See all System Requirements for Digital Print

Note: Our Digital Print items are purchased solely through our website. By purchasing a Digital Print item, you are authorized by the publisher to print out the purchased number of copies for that particular title. Thus, we are unable to fax, mail or email digital titles in any form or file format (including PDF) as it violates copyright law.

Google Chrome Users: The most recent Google Chrome update is not compatible with Adobe AIR. We recommend using an alternate browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox) in order to download Adobe AIR and print your music.

Digital Print - Available Instantly!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at digital@sheetmusicplus.com.

After purchase, you can download your MP3 from your Sheet Music Plus Digital Library - no software installation is necessary! You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Locker.
After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

* = required

Music List Name



Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you've mastered: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

To create a music list, please sign in.

Existing Accounts

Sign In and Add to My Music List

New Accounts

Create Account and Add to My Music List