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3.0 out of 5 stars Frustratingly Simple, 25 Nov 2007
This review is from: Fingerpicking Beatles: 30 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation & Tablature (Paperback)
I wanted to play the Beatles Fingerstyle and was hoping to get some of the rich sound from just my guitar, something I know is possible due to the fantastic examples on youtube.

This offering is incredibly simple, rarely do you play anything more than two strings at once. Although this means a more experienced guitarist can fly through these versions and those who haven't been playing as long can progress relatively quickly, the finished performance is in my opinion lacking.

However, there are not any mistakes I have found and the arrangements if simple do at least sound like the songs for the most part, all is played in the first position too.

So buy this book for fun, but not if you are serious about wanting to play fingerstyle Beatles.
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Initial post: 3 Oct 2009 06:45:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Oct 2009 06:46:58 BDT
These Hal Leonard arrangements are for early to intermediate players and although you could perform them you'd want to add some delay and chorus to fill out the easy style of these pieces.

However for the better player there are other options -
The Beatles for Classical Guitar
Fingerpicking Beatles - Twenty Classic Songs for Solo Fingerstyle Guitar
Fingerpicking Beatles

1. 'Fingerpicking the Beatles for Classical Guitar' is just what you are looking for if you want lusher arrangements and pro level sounds. 2. Fred Sokolow's book is an intermediate's book - more difficult than the Hal Leonard book at the top of this page and pretty good to play live. 3. Eric Schoenberg's book is one used by the Registry of Guitar Tutors as an exam source and has a range of pieces from Grade 4 up to and above Grade 8. Check out the RGT site for their assessment of difficulty of many of the pieces.

Hope that's all helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2010 09:04:09 GMT
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Posted on 8 Dec 2011 01:18:24 GMT
Tom. says:
Shame that you are dissapointed. If you want to learn good chord solos of the beatles songs in fingerstyle, then I would recommend you look up totallyguitars.com. Either buy the Beatles BIG package or join the Target programme. I am a big Beatles fan and also a member of this site. The teacher is brilliant, Neil Hogan. He has a ton of free stuff as well, but not as sophisticated as what you get as a member.
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