25 Easy Folk Songs for Classical Guitar

This video is from my Easy Folk Songs Volume 1 – For Solo Fingerstyle or Classical Guitar. 25 folk songs from around the world. PDF or Hardcopy available. Each song contains two arrangements of the song that can be played together as one continuous work or played separately. The first time through is easy level with melody, bass, and simple chord shapes. The second time has more active accompaniment suitable for intermediates.

Song Times (go to the YouTube video if you want linked jumps)

  • Amazing Grace (American)
  • The Bamboo Flute, 紫竹调 (Chinese) – 1:04
  • The Banks of the Don (Canadian) – 2:16
  • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (English) – 3:17
  • El Noi de la Mare (Spanish/Catalan) – 4:52
  • El Testament d’Amèlia (Spanish/Catalan) – 6:20
  • Flash Jack from Gundagai (Australian) – 7:18
  • The Foggy, Foggy Dew (Irish) – 9:10
  • The Galway Piper (Irish) – 10:25
  • The Gypsy Rover (Irish) – 11:14
  • Homeward from the Mountains (Norwegian) – 12:42
  • I’se the B’y That Builds the Boat (Canadian) – 14:07
  • Little Snowball Bush / Kalinka (Russian) – 15:05
  • The Oak and the Ash (English) – 17:11
  • On a Crystal Throne / Necken’s Polska (Swedish) – 18:22
  • Red River Valley (American) – 20:10
  • The Rising of the Moon (Irish) – 21:01
  • St. James Infirmary Blues (American) – 22:19
  • Simple Gifts (American) – 23:44
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (American) – 25:10
  • Song of the Volga Boatman (Russian) – 26:31
  • ’Tis the Last Rose of Summer (Irish) – 29:03
  • Tom Dooley (American) – 30:35
  • Wayfaring Stranger (American) – 32:24

 

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