Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

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Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by julevars » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:58 am

Recently I listened to Takemitsu's 12 songs for songs for guitat, which are popular and folk songs concert arrangements for guitar. So I was wondering if you can think any other quality arrangements to suggest. Of the top of my mind also Roland Dyens is a great example. By popular I don't necessarily mean pop as genre but songs from several genres that are known to a majority of people

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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by Adrian Allan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:49 am

The only arrangers of popular songs from the past 70 years or so that I rate highly are those in collections by Stan Ayeroff and Laurindo Almeida. I have a book by John Duarte and it really does not flow at all.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by tcee » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 am

Since I am only a beginner/intermediate I'm not sure if what you consider advanced is the same as to what I consider advanced, but anyways:
Per Olov-Kindgren has some nice popular arrangements and this guy has some, too. Or this guy. But I suspect that you might be looking for something even more advanced.

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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by Bobbio84 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:32 pm

I feel that the best of arrangements of popular songs are the ones you do yourself. I know that this takes a certain amount of trial and error, but it is well worth the effort. It almost feels like it's your own song if you do it yourself.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by khayes » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:09 pm

A few that come to my mind are David Jaggs, Muriel Anderson, Howard Heitmeyer.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by djajasoekarta » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:46 pm

I think there's an arrangement of some beatles and other brit pop by Goran Sollscher.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by Jim Davidson » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:32 pm

Check out Edgar Cruz. His Bohemian Rhapsody is pretty famous by now, but all of his arrangements are good.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by KlaBueBaer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:08 pm

I suggest "The Beatles for Classical Guitar" arranged by John Washington, published 1974. It is not really brandnew, but it could be a challenge to an intermediate level guitaris. As far as i know there is a volume 2 as well.
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Re: Advanced guitar arrangements of popular songs

Post by KlaBueBaer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:20 pm

just an addition to my previous post:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... on+Beatles
you will find all songs.
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