December 17, 2016 - CHRISTMAS POST
I am neither into jazz nor deeply into religion, but this is definitely one of the most soulful and solemn pieces I ever heard.
And a little collection of Deutsche Weihnachtsmelodien (Ukulele, will keep adding up some more next year )
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you !
December 16, 2016
One more week till Christmas. However, another GuitarGod - Billy Gibbons - was born today 67 years ago.
Here's my poor attempt on
December 14, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 07, 2016
Start of a litte series of bluesy tunes (beyond the 12-bar standards)
Mainly - but not exclusively - for guitar.
December 01, 2016
Winter drabness again.
November 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving, America
November 20, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 10, 2016
November 06, 2016
On the occasion of the fourth and final farewell tour of a Rock and Roll institution.
They ain’t gonna work, they ain’t gonna work no more. Enjoy retirement, Status Quo. I will miss you.
OK, if you want to be considered a serious musician, hide your Quo records in the cellar.
Among the so-called experts, the highest level of appreciation you might hear is „Oh, some of their early stuff was not so bad“.
You know what? Leave me alone and count chords. I always loved the guys, they never wanted to be more than a good time Rock’n Roll band.
And they were. Most of their songs still make my head nod and my feet tap. So, welcome to my little "Uquolele" series.
October 28, 2016
Long time no double feature. Here is Tracey Chapman's heartfelt ballad
October 18, 2016
... and I always thought my pronunciation was lousy....
October 13, 2016
Happy Birthday, Nana Mouskouri !
October 12, 2016
Congratulations, Sir Roderick.
October 04, 2016
Started another round of updates, mainly for graphical reasons and minor corrections:
- Let Her Go (Ukulele) - by far the most popular tune in the Uke section.
New stuff to follow soon.
September 25, 2016
Unbelievable, but according to my download statistics this tune is one of the most popular guitar tabs. High time to update it. Simplified the beginning of the chorus (nobody will notice the missing root note, an open D-string is just as fine, and much easier to play).
And .....some more easy listening stuff from "Selected Silly Love Songs" series. Cheesy but just great.
September 18, 2016
TV - Tunes #5
September 17, 2016
TV - Tunes #4
September 07, 2016
TV - Tunes #3
If you are under 40, you probably will not know this one.
September 04, 2016
TV - Tunes #2
Heute mal wieder was in Deutsch: Fernsehmusik von ganz früher. Ein kleines Heftchen mit 18 Titelmelodien von Kinderserien.
(A tiny collection of Kids-TV-Tunes, in German.)
September 03, 2016
TV - Tunes #1
Start of a new series of songs from TV-series, from the time when content was longer than the commercial breaks.
Here is one I almost forgot. How could I, it is wonderful !
August 29, 2016
The long promised third and final part of the Crowded House trilogy. Unfortunately impossible to play on the Uke.
Hence tabbed for the other wonderful instrument.
August 23, 2016
Hi everybody, hope you had a wonderful Summertime.
I still do not master the Moonlight Sonata, but I tried Moonflower. Here it is:
July 13, 2016
Summer break at Fingerstyle Rules. Leaving for vacation with some tough challenges for you (and me).
I'll be back end of August with some more Latin stuff, a Blues series and some old-school TV themes.
Have a good time and keep on picking.
July 04, 2016
June 29, 2016
Upon multiple request:
June 26, 2016
Another Bossa Nova
June 22, 2016
Upon request, an older post in Low G version. Much easier now.
and also for Guitar, Regular Tuning
June 14, 2016
June 06, 2016
May 29, 2016
Summer is slowly sneeking around the corner, so I thought of starting a little sequence with three or four
sunny latin-american tunes. Don’t worry, no Garota de Ipanema.
May 26, 2016
This song is so wonderful, I just had to uke it. Already in the guitar section.
May 22, 2016
Two very famous songs by John Kander:
May 16, 2016
Another Billy Joel song:
May 15, 2016
Rain .. Rain .. Rain ...
May 09, 2016
Happy Birthday Billy Joel!
May 05, 2016
Confessions of a tortured soul ....
May 02, 2016
Added a fingerstyle version of an older tune, which so far was only available as a single note theme.
April 30, 2016
Look, Mama, no drums.
- That's Alright (Mama) (Guitar)
- That's Alright (Mama) (Ukulele)
April 28, 2016
A new version of one of the first Ukulele songs I posted. Now in the key of G
April 27, 2016
First Lily tune for the Uke section (after "Lily was here" and "Lily of the Valley" for the guitar). Must be a real inspiring girls name.
April 22, 2016
- Gimme Hope Jo'anna (Ukulele)
April 17, 2016
The Knopfler Files #5
... and last one for the time being.
April 16, 2016
Another landmark jazz standard, not so often heard in fingerstyle repertoires.
April 13, 2016
Just some guitar tab updates (mainly layout, minor corrections):
- Somewhere my love
- La Vie en Rose
- Bolero (Main Theme)
April 12, 2016
The Knopfler Files #4
April 11, 2016
Spring Cleaning at Fingerstyle Rules !!
I hope you like the new layout, since it saves you some scrolling. I closed down the Guestbook (thanks to the 0,000475% of the visitors who contributed !)
Further, I will cancel the Previews (... by now you should know how the stuff looks like). But some things never change: I still don't do videos. And I still appreciate donations...
... and, on the occasion of celebrating the new layout, a wonderful little swing standard
March 30, 2016
The Knopfler Files #3
Yes, you can play that in fingerstyle !
March 24, 2016
A sad song for this weird world.
March 22, 2016
Another fingerstyle classic today
March 16, 2016
The Knopfler Files #2
"And what have you got at the end of the day ?"
Well, at least another tab sheet.
March 12, 2016
Today, I am happy to post an outstanding tune from an outstanding musician. One of my guitar heroes, Mark Knopfler (ranking second in my personal Hall of Fame, right behind Rory Gallagher). It is the instrumental theme from the "Local Hero" movie, coming in a double feature:
The ukulele tab was requested by Grumpy, hope you like it.
Writing this down was so much fun to me, that I will start a little series with Mark Knopfler / Dire Straits pieces (sorry uke players, those will be mainly for the other instrument).
March 06, 2016
World Fingerstyle Tab Premiere ... I think
March 02, 2016
Alternatively, play Ukulele
February 21, 2016
Going cheesy again
February 17, 2016
Probably you don’t know the song title, but you definitely know the wonderful melody of the chorus.
February 13, 2016
Valentine's Day tomorrow. Not that I would care much, but if you really want to make a fool of yourself and play a song to your girl, here is the ultimate choice. By the way, this website is full of silly lovesongs. I love lovesongs.
February 13, 2016
Thanks to a kind message from Christian, I took a second look on "Les Champs Élyseés". That sheet was full of mistakes. I wonder how many glasses I had when I wrote that down. Shame on me. It's updated now and sounds much better. No free-jazz harmonies anymore. And while I was at it, I have also added some fillers and triplets.
February 09, 2016
February 04, 2016
Says Franz: "We call it a classic"
January 30, 2016
A beautiful melody, reminding me a little of "Here's to you" which I posted recently. Requested by Tuan from Vietnam.
January 30, 2016
Walking Bass Feature #8
One of my first fingerstyle pieces.
January 27, 2016
Walking Bass Feature #7
Must not always be jazz or blues. On the occasion of the recent super-hype.
January 24, 2016
Never been there.
January 18, 2016
Here's to you a wonderful melody.
January 17, 2016
There are definitely not enough Dylan songs on this website.
January 15, 2016
Sometimes requests seem to be really urgent.
January 10, 2016
January 08, 2016
Added the missing pages 2 and 3 of As Time Goes By. Why didn't anybody tell me ?
January 07, 2016
January 05, 2016
Walking Bass Feature #6
Nothing new, just updated one of my favs graphically.
January 04, 2016
Walking Bass Feature #5
And here is a version for the Ukulele
January 02, 2016
Happy New Year 20 16. Tons of love, luck and music for all of you !