Category Archives: Guitar Music

Each of the posts in this category contains a scanned reproduction of one of my hand-written guitar tablature transcriptions.

“Summer Solstice Rag”

Since late last Spring, I’ve been reading a fine new book: Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar by Jas Obrecht. This 2015 publication from the University of Minnesota Press chronicles the “most prominent singer-guitarists who made influential and enduring recordings … Continue reading

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“Before Breakfast”

November 8, 2014 was a Saturday. Waking up with a tune in my head on a morning when I could actually take the time to sit with my guitar and get notes down on paper was a gift. Three days … Continue reading

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Guitar Music: “The Water Is Wide”

sixstr stories, as it says on the home page above the right hand corner of the close-up photo of my favorite guitar, is “Just another WordPress.com weblog.” Last December, the nice folks at WordPress sent me an email titled “Your 2015 … Continue reading

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“Buck Dancer’s Choice” – A Transcription

Last April, I wrote a This Historic Day In Music post about “Buck Dancer’s Choice” and “The Franklin Blues”: the first Country Music guitar instrumentals to be put on record. The guitarist on those recordings was 32-year-old Tennessean Samuel Fleming … Continue reading

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“Deep River Blues”

This past February, I wrote a post for this blog called “Songbooks & Sheet Music.” One of the songbooks I mentioned was Jerry Silverman’s Folk Song Encyclopedia, Volume 2,  a priceless publication that I purchased in Portland, Maine probably in the 1980’s. One … Continue reading

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