PC or MAC! Midi, Tablature and Standard Notation on CD - Runs in your browser!
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FINGERSTYLE
Updated Jan 20, 2003
"Hey Clif just visited your site. I enjoyed the tunes. Loved
the theory section. Can't get much more straight ahead than that. You sure
have found yet another way to make it easy, seems closer to what happens when you are really playing!"
- Jimmy Bruno,
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updated Jan 20, 2003
tThe following albums and Custom Songbooks are available in fingerstyle tab, standard notation, and midi on one CD. These songs will open in either a Mac or PC web browser without your needing to be online. They open to a 'home page' that has links to a page for each song, where there are links to each feature.
Click Here to view a sample score; Click Here to hear a midi of the same score (All The Things You Are)
You get files for printing (Adobe .pdf and .tif files) and files for reading on the computer (.gif files) and a midi recording of each song that will play on your computer's media player, or in any sequencer, many of which you can download online for free! Each title also include midis and notation for an improvised chorus, and a 'minus one' recording! No further purchase is necessary to run the songbook, but there are additional features available if you can run a .seq file. (These additional features are regrettably available only to PC users and are described in the next paragraph.)
...With Power Trax
Also enclosed is a .SEQ file, which will run on PC inPOWER TRAX PRO AUDIO. In addition to printing attractive tab/notation charts and playing music, this program has a light up tablature, notation and guitar neck screen. The songs may be played back on this screen for learning at any speed, or one note or chord at a time in either direction, controlled by the computer keyboard. A segment of any size may also be looped at any speed to facilitate learning.
The program is also a full-blown multitrack recorder with hundreds of other features for making a personal computer serve as a complete recording studio, including creating your own CD's or MP3's from the program.
To view a sample display screen, click here. You will have to purchase POWER TRAX PRO AUDIO from pgmusic.com for $29.95 to make use of the .SEQ file. The program is an extremely powerful and complete recording program. The chart reading feature used here is only several of hundreds of recording features. Although my material will run in Power Trax, I'm not affiliated with the company, so you'll need to acquire the program from their website, the link noted above. Power Trax is for PC users only, but you don't need it to access the printing viewing and playback features on your Mac or PC!
All you need is your Mac or PC to print charts, hear midi's on your media player or sequencer and view charts on your computer!
"SINGING" SHEET MUSIC CD'S
These CD's have files for hearing, reading and printing music on a PC or Mac. Special options are available with purchase of POWER TRAX PRO AUDIO aviailable to PC users as a download for $29.95 from PG MUSIC, but not necessary to use these CD's.
BUILD YOUR OWN SONGBOOK!! CUSTOM SOLO FINGERSTYLE JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS at $1.50 per title! (Minimum order of 4 songs, please!)
Variations on these may be heard on my Audio pages
Select any four or more for each album from the titles below, or your choice of another tune, if you have a lead sheet you can forward. These arrangements generally make use of more of the guitar neck, and deal less with open strings and positions below the fifth fret - they are of professional quality, and may be performed as written or embellished in numerous ways to suit the user. Many feature simultaneous walking bass, chords and melody! However, the demand on the player is not excessive. If you know how to make barre chords, you can do these. They are harder to come up with than to learn how to play!
Other titles are available, so if you don't see the song you want, ask! The Songbook CDR's include chord notation and tablature with interesting jazz reharmonizations in easy-to-read charts in addition to midi files. Jazz and Standard arrangments include improvised choruses and "minus one" tracks for study or performance in addition to the melody arrangement. These are of professional quality, designed to sound complete, like an arrangement for piano, without excessive demands on the players' abilities. Of course, they may be opened on a PC as a .SEQ file in Power Trax for more in-depth analysis (scrolling light-up guitar fingerboard and tab/notation, etc.) if you own or buy the program (about $29.95)
To view a sample score, Click Here To hear a sample midi, Click Here
$1.50 per title, minimum 4 ($5.99). plus shipping & handling. rates below.
Shipping & handling
rates, U.S. - $0-9.99 purchase, add $3.00
$10-99.99 purchase add $4.00 $100-199.99- purchase
$200 purchase & up add $6.00 OVERSEAS - ADD $1.50 TO EACH TOTAL ORDER FOR PROTECTIVE CASE AND POSTAGE
These songs are available as of May 1, 2002. Order as many as you like (minimum 4) and they will be shipped to your specified address after you receive a confirmation email.
Payment is through PAYPAL, and all major credit cards or checking account debits are accepted. Or, you can contact me via email to order directly by check or money order. These songs also include charts and midi recordings of improvised choruses for study or performance. Most titles also include a 'minus one' midi recording for practice or study.
Effective April 29, 2002:
FOR ALL SHIPMENT OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.
PLEASE ADD $1.50 FOR PROTECTIVE CASE !
CLICK BELOW TO ADD CASE TO CART FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS OR FOR EXTRA PROTECTION OR STORAGE FOR ANY ORDER!
Please do this only ONCE on each order. An extra $1.50 will be added to cover the cost of shipping in a protective case for your CDR. Normal shipping and handling charges are calculated and added automatically to your order.
All The Things You Are A3
Body and Soul B5
Manha de Carnival M1
Straight, No Chaser S14
Have You Met Miss Jones H1
Five Hundred Miles High F1
Stella By Starlight S10
Donna Lee D5
||Shadow of Your Smile S4||Here's That Rainy Day H3||You Stepped Out of a Dream Y5|
Just Friends J6
Giant Steps G2
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy M3
Over the Rainbow O6
Well, You Needn't W3
Autumn Leaves A6
||Tenderly T2||Girl From Ipanema G3|
|Blue In Green B3||Polkadots and Moonbeams P2||
No Greater Love T3
Dolphin Dance D4
|Countdown C5||Bluesette B4||Gloria's Step G4|
|Goodbye Porkpie Hat G7||In Your Own Sweet Way I8||Nefertiti N1||Blue Bossa B2|
|Misty M4||Satin Doll S1||Invitation I9||Ju-ju J4|
|Like Someone in Love L3||Moment's Notice M9|
add $1.50 to any order going outside the U.S.A. for a protective case for your CDR
(and the extra postage it requires) by clicking the button at the top of the Songlist! We've had shipping damage on international orders, and this is the best way to keep prices low as possible and still ensure that your order arrives undamaged! Of course, I'll ship any order with a protective/storage case. If you want one, too - just click on the button and it will be packaged that way automatically. Clif
TThanks for all your inquiries! I have had a lot of requests for tunes on the list below, and I'm working as fast as I can to make them available. Since I want to continue to offer improvised passages with both midi and printing and viewing files and the Minus One midis, it takes a bit more time for each selection. Thanks a million for your support and all that positive feedback!! -Clif Kuplen, March 22, 2002
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1. CHRISTMAS SONGS - Designed for players of intermediate to advanced skill - beautiful harmonies, bass and easy fingerings! Click here to see a sample score.
$5.99 plus $3.00 shipping & handling
Seven titles are included on this CD:
Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Click to hear midi file of this arrangement!
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Joy To the World
Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem
Oh, Holy Night
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2. PATRIOTIC SONGS - A source of comfort to many in these terrible times - Songs of patriotism and spirit. Improvised choruses included!
$5.99 plus $3.00 shipping & handling
The five titles shown below are included on this CD - In addition to the 'head' of the song, there are also charts and midi recordings of a chorus of improvisation and some 'minus one' midi recordings for practice.
America The Beautiful Click to hear midi file of this arrangement!
God Bless America
Star Spangled Banner
Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Guitar Masterclass on CD!
$ 29.95, Shipping Included!
USA and Overseas!
View Sample Page ! CLICK HERE
Hundreds of pages, illustrations and midi. Voicings and Inversions, Chord Substitution, Reharmonization, Linear Development, How To Improvise, Motific development for bebop improvisation, Scales and drop voicings for the entire guitar, pick or fingerstyle.
This is a miniature website that opens on PC or Mac on or offline. The CDR includes three main sites and a supplemental site with navigational links to cross referenced material. All notation includes chord symbols, standard notation with tab underneath. The notation examples and many of the multicolor fretboard illustrations will play the illustrated example on your computer's soundcard in midi.
The pages include a Main Page, which contains mainly theoretical material beginning with the major scale, its derived chords, their voicings and inversions, these in chord scales, all with played notational examples. This continues through altered scales, and their application singly and in combination to typical jazz chord progressions. What scales, what chords, in any key and any position.
The second page, is entitled How to Improvise, and contains specific instructions on development of linear facility and developing a 'jazz sound' through development of motifs.
These begin with lines and phrases to play over major sounds, then over minor sounds and an extensive collection of altered seventh bop motivic phrases, both linear and fingerstyle plus linear (you can play just the top line, as these are rendered in bop phrasing at varying tempos) covering all common chord progressions in all positions on guitar. This page is linked to the main page for purposes of cross reference.
the third page is a 'wired' version of my treatise On Chords Scales and Progressions available here at the site. This one is linked to the other pages wherever I though a particular example from the other pages would be helpful or a little more specific information would be desired.
Finally, a short essay reflecting on some of the things that have been helpful in my musical journey.
Here's a small excerpt from a page with some graphic and sound excerpts from the CD. CLICK HERE
Everything is viewable and printable - there are about 500 illustrations and midi files, and the printed size is well over a hundred pages - this is designed to be a reference and ongoing study for years.
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More Songs (These are coming soon!)
The list here is for songs that I know already and can render as a solo fingerstyle arrangement if needed. If you have another song, forward a lead sheet that includes melody and chord changes, and I can create a custom arrangement for fingerstyle guitar. Please acknowledge that you already own a lead sheet or recording of this song, or that you already know the melody.
A Foggy Day in London Town A1
Airegin A2 Available! See Above
All The Things You Are A3 Available! See Above
April In Paris A4
As Time Goes By A5
Autumn Leaves A6 Available! See Above
All of Me A7
Birth Of The Blues B1
Blue Bossa B2 Available! See Above
Blue In Green B3 Available! See Above
Bluesette B4 Available! See Above
Body and Soul B5 Available! See Above
But Beautiful B6
Call Me C1
The Christmas Song C3
Confirmation C4 Available! See Above
Countdown C5 Available! See Above
Days of Wine & Roses D1
Darn That Dream D2
Dolphin Dance D4 Available! See Above
Donna Lee D5 Available! See Above
Down By The Riverside D6
The Duke D7
Easy Living E1
Epistrophy E2 Available! See Above
Five Hundred Miles High F1 Available! See Above
Fly Me To The Moon F2
Freight Train F3
Georgia On My Mind G1
Giant Steps G2 Available! See Above
Girl From Ipanema G3 Available! See Above
Gloria's Step G4 Available! See Above
God Bless the Child G5
Goin' Out Of My Head G6
Goodbye Porkpie Hat G7 Available! See Above
Have You Met Miss Jones H1 Available! See Above
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas H2
Here's That Rainy Day H3 Available! See Above
How High the Moon H4
How Insensative H5
I Can't Get Started I1
I Left My Heart In San Francisco I2
I Love You Just the Way You Are I3
I'll Be Home For Christmas I4
I'll Remember April I5
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You I6
I'm In the Mood For Love I7
In Your Own Sweet Way I8 Available! See Above
Invitation I9 Available! See Above
I Remember Clifford I10
I Wish You Love I11
John Brown's Body J1
Joy Spring J3
Ju-ju J4 Available! See Above
Just A Closer Walk With Thee J5
Just Friends J6 Available! See Above
Just Squeeze Me J7
Lazy Bird L1
Let It Be Me L2
Like Someone in Love L3 Available! See Above
Li'l Darlin' L4
Londonderry Air (Oh, Danny Boy) L5
Love For Sale L6
Lush Life L7
Manha de Carnival M1 Available! See Above
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy M3 Available! See Above
Misty M4 Available! See Above
Moose the Mooche M5
Moonlight In Vermont M6
My Funny Valentine M7
My Old Flame M8
Moment's Notice M9 Available! See Above
Nefertiti N1 Available! See Above
New York, New York N2
Night and Day N3
Night Train N4
Nostalgia in Times Square N5
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever O1
Once I Loved O2
On Green Dolphin St. O3
One Note Samba O4
Out of Nowhere O5
Over the Rainbow O6 Available! See Above
Polka Dots and Moonbeams P2 Available! See Above
Prince Of Darkness P3
'Round Midnight R1
Satin Doll S1 Available! See Above
Scrapple from the Apple S2
Secret Love S3
Shadow of Your Smile S4 Available! See Above
Solar S5 Available! See Above
Someday My Prince Will Come S6
Song For My Father S7
Sophisticated Lady S8
So What S9
Stella By Starlight S10 Available! See Above
Sunny (the other one) S12
Sweet Georgia Brown S13
Straight, No Chaser S14 Available! See Above
Take the 'A' Train T1
Tenderly T2 Available! See Above
There Is No Greater Love T3 Available! See Above
There Will Never Be Another You T4
Time Remembered T5
Tuxedo Junction T7
Up A Lazy River U1
Watch What Happens W1
Wave W2 Available! See Above
Well, You Needn't W3 Available! See Above
We'll Be Together Again W4
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life W5 Available! See Above
What's New W6
When Sunny Gets Blue W7
White Christmas W8
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Y3
You Go To My Head Y4
You Stepped Out of a Dream Y5 Available! See Above
You Took Advantage of Me Y6
The rest are coming soon - if you need something right away, email me - it's probably available - Clif
Note: by ordering, you acknowledge that you are already in possession of the sheet music, or a musical performance of this song. I am only offering the service of musical arrangement of songs for solo fingerstyle guitar, plus educational material that permits the consumer to gain a better insight into methods of improvising music.