Maxwell's Silver Hammer
by The Beatles
Guitar Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Guitar Ensemble - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1161246

By The Beatles. By John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Pop. Score and Parts. 21 pages. Derek Hasted #761582. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.1161246).

MAXWELL's SILVER HAMMER (The Beatles) - 4 GUITARS/LARGE ENSEMBLE
 
For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.
 
Derek Hasted writes "Although this is not the most well-known Beatles Number, it’s certainly one of the most toe-tapping!
It will suit an Early Intermediate to Intermediate ensemble and Guitar 4 is provided in both treble and bass clefs to suit guitar, contra, bass guitar or double bass.
There’s a jaunty swing rhythm that sits atop a bouncy bass line. Staccato chords punch out a driving rhythm and there’s a countermelody I’ve added that brings a hint of Dixieland Jazz to the whole thing.
There are some X-headed notes that are where you need your silver hammer. If, like me, you don’t have a silver hammer, you might use something out of the cutlery drawer - it worked for me. If all else fails, a thump to the soundboard will at least jolt the audience into sitting upright…

I hope you enjoy performing this!"
 
This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Derek's website at www.derek-hasted.co.uk/smp lists all his arrangements by title and by "number of instruments", with links to soundclips and sample score.

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