This is a lesson from my eBook: Easy Classical Guitar Pieces- Volume One – 15 Easy Songs Ranging from Renaissance to Romantic. PDF Download with Notation & Notation + TAB Edition, Fingering, Online Video Lessons for Each Piece. Approximate Grade Level: Post-Method Book to Grade 3.
This is an easy Greensleeves arrangement for classical guitar. I wanted to include one well know popular melody with simple bass accompaniment to compliment the other Renaissance-Romantic works. Greensleeves is a traditional folk song and tune of England. A ballad, A Newe Northen Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves was registered by Richard Jones at the London Stationer’s Company in September 1580, and the song is found in many 16th and 17th century sources, such as Ballet’s MS Lute Book. Christmas and New Year songs and lyrics have also been associated with this tune from as early as 1686, and by the 19th century many collections of Christmas carols included some version of words and music together. One of the most popular of these songs is What Child Is This?, written in 1865 by William Chatterton Dix. Youtube Lesson Link