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BMG Magazine - Plectrum Guitar Tablature (1920s-1960s guitar tabs)

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BMG Magazine - Plectrum Guitar Tablature (1920s-1960s guitar tabs)

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Kyle Gray Young
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BMG Magazine was started in 1903 by Clifford Essex in London, England. They specialized in articles and sheet music for banjo, mandolin, and guitar, hence the initials BMG. They began publishing solos for plectrum guitar in 1928 and by 1930, a new plectrum guitar solo appeared almost every month. From the 1920s through the 1970s, there are about 400 plectrum guitar solos and duets. I'm steadily making my way through entabulating these to present them to a new audience today. The difficulty on these is intermediate and up. For version one of this eBook, there are 20 different tunes presented in standard notation and tablature. They span from the earliest plectrum tunes in the late 1920s through the early 1960s.

There is one PDF containing all 20 solos plus some introductory notes that I wrote. Three pages of tablature explanations and examples are also included. I also have a folder containing individual PDFs of each tune. You'll also folder of MP3s of my computer playing these back for your reference while you're learning the tunes. You're welcome to download any or all of these items to your computer to keep forever. You can also access them anytime in your Gumroad library.

As I get more tabs prepared, I will update this eBook. If you purchase this eBook now, you will get free updates for life!


Table of contents:

That’s My Weakness Now
December, 1928 - composed by Bud Green & Sam H. Stept, arranged by Emile Grimshaw

Excuse Me Lady
December, 1929 - composed by Edgar Leslie, Jos. Geo. Gilbert, & Horatio Nicholls, arranged by Emile Grimshaw

Silv’ry Moon
June, 1930 - composed by Al Frazzini, arranged by Emile Grimshaw

On The Sunny Side Of The Street
October, 1930 - composed by Jimmy McHugh, arranged by Syd Vernon

Reverie Blues
July, 1932 - composed by R.A. Bradfield

I’ve Got The World On A String
September, 1933 - composed by Harold Arlen, arranged by Bert Bassett

What A Difference A Day Made
February, 1935 - composed by Maria Grever, arranged by Louis Gallo

Lazy Rhythm
October, 1935 - composed by Bert Bassett, arranged by Geoff Sisley

One Out Of The Bag
March, 1936 - composed by Wally Hadley

Only A Stone’s Throw From Heaven
July, 1936 - composed by Alan Linden, Pat Patterson, & Allan Ingram, arranged by Bert Bassett

Stardust
December, 1936 - composed by Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Terry Usher & Charlie Scott

Notturnino
June, 1939 - composed by Harry Volpe

Skeleton Dance
September, 1939 - composed by Harry Volpe

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
June, 1940 - composed by Jimmy McHugh, arranged by Arthur Ingham

Legende
April, 1941 - composed by A. de Vékey

Burmese Twilight
May, 1941 - composed by L. Green

Nocturnette
May, 1944 - composed by Allan Hodgkiss

Dreaming
December, 1948 - composed by L.H. Spickernell

Reflection (Nocturne in C Minor)
November, 1959 - composed by D.W. Roberts

Flight Of The Bop Bee
March, 1962 - composed by Louis Gallo


Here are a couple free samples to check out:


I've Got The World On A String


On The Sunny Side Of The Street

v1.0: September, 2022 - initial release, 20 tunes

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