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The Singing Guitar: Timeless Melodies for Fingerstyle Guitar

By Ellsworth McMeen

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Guitar, Guitar Tab - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ellsworth McMeen. Arranged by Ellsworth McMeen. Christian, Spiritual, Folk, Celtic, Americana. Sheet Music Single. 264 pages. Published by Ellsworth McMeen (S0.545606).

Item Number: S0.545606

FORMATTED FOR TWO-SIDED PRINTING: Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ellsworth ("El") McMeen has done over 220 solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements and compositions in the last 30 years. He has numerous recordings, books,
and DVD lessons and has concertized throughout the United States.
Of his work, he has selected for this 264-page book 60 pieces with his favorite melodies.
(Among them is an instrumental he composed for his wife, called "Song for Sheila.")
The music is diverse in genre and mood, but each piece is compelling in its own way.
Included are folk tunes, a classical piece, hymns, a patriotic song,
ancient Celtic harp music, lullabies, El's favorite Christmas song
("In the Bleak Midwinter"), El's favorite Irish jig ("The Kid on the Mountain"),
laments, love songs, and Irish airs.

El is included in the Digitaldreamdoor listing of the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists. Many of his recordings are referenced here:

The audio sampler contains all or part of the following selections, in the CGDGAD tuning
except as otherwise indicated. (When El has recorded some of this music, he has used a capo,
usually at fret II or IV, for tonal atmosphere.)

1. America the Beautiful
2. Be Still, My Soul
3. Be Thou My Vision
4. Carolan's Concerto
5. Carolan's No. 179
6. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
7. Give Me Your Hand
8. Hector the Hero
9. In the Bleak Midwinter
10. Jerusalem (Drop D)
11. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
12. Kid on the Mountain
13. My Mary of the Curling Hair
14. Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife
15. Rose of Allendale
16. Song for Sheila

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