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Crazy
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Red Ships Take Off in the Distance
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From France to India
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Godzilla
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Self Portrait
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It's Fun Being Lucky
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Obrigado (Egberto)
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Pacing the Cage
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Crazy / Michael, Michael, Michael

Don Ross : Breakfast for Dogs!

© Candyrat / Gobyfish Music / Don Ross 2010

Breakfast for Dogs is Don Ross's first all-solo-guitar record in years (namely since Passion Session in 1999). "I decided just to record whatever the heck I felt like doing for this one, bit by bit over the course of several months in 2010. Hence the album title. I think of the CD as a bit of a "dog's breakfast," in that there's no particular theme that binds the tunes"

"In Breakfast for Dogs, I recorded Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," which I happen to think is the best pop song of the past many years. I've been performing it as a medley onstage attached to the front of my piece "Michael, Michael, Michael" (my tribute to the late great Michael Hedges). So, there are two versions: one of the tune standing alone, and a "bonus" version the way I do it live, as a medley with my song."

"I ended up recording not one, but two Bruce Cockburn tunes on this album, which surprised even me. But, I've told Bruce that he's the main reason I started playing fingerstyle guitar back in my childhood, so it makes sense. I've been playing his "Red Ships Take Off in the Distance" since I first heard it on his Further Adventures Of record in the late 70s. I've never performed it live, but I think it's a brilliant and underrated Bruce tune. The other Bruce composition, "Pacing the Cage" is from the late 90s, and is, in my opinion, one of his truly great songs. I've come up with an instrumental version here. Thanks, Bruce. You're still the best."

"Self Portrait" is a Mike Mainieri tune by the jazz fusion band Steps Ahead. The rest are originals, including one brand new one, "From France to India."

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Other CD's By Don Ross

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Upright & Locked Position
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Cup of Pop
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New Aaron

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Don Ross : Upright & Locked Position

Solo Acoustic Guitar

"Upright & Locked Position" is Don Ross's 14th solo recording. This time around he revisits some songs from his first three albums from 20+ years ago, along with some new originals.

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Dolphins
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Rylynn
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Spirit of the West

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Don Ross & Andy McKee : The Thing that came from Somewhere

Acoustic Music

The new cd includes duets versions of five familiar tunes composed by each guitarist, two duet arrangements of compositions by Russell Ferrante and Mike Marshall, and two solo tracks by each of Don and Andy for a total of 11 great performances.

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Tochigi
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Brooke's Waltz
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Rockbarra

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Don Ross : Music for Vacuuming

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Don Ross's latest released, Music for Vacuuming, shows a renewed optimism in Don's creative approach thanks to the wonderful changes in his life. One of today's true innovators of guitar composition and technique, Don Ross has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the top guitarists in the world.

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Afraid to Dance
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Catherine
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With you in Mind

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Don Ross : Live in your Head

Acoustic Guitar & Band

"Live in Your Head" is a collection of solo and ensemble live recordings from concerts, collected by Don Ross over the past five years. This 80-minute CD has been carefully assembled and mixed by Don Ross personally.

Don Ross : Live : DVD

DVD

Don Ross captured live in concert at two performances in Ontario, Canada. Discs are universal format (playable on any DVD player in the world). Performances include: It's Fun Being Lucky, Blue Bear, Loaded. Leather. Moonroof., Any Colour But Blue, Dracula and Friends Part One, Afraid to Dance, King Street Suite, Jesse Helms' Night in Havana, Manha da Carnaval, Tight Trite Night, Slow Burn, Wall of Glass, Catherine, & Sweet Sister

Don Ross / Michael Manring / Andy McKee : Live in Toronto

DVD

This DVD, shot by Bernard Leroux, was made near the beginning of a tour in November 2006 at the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto. It was a pleasure to be on the road again with Michael Manring, and to be introducing Andy McKee to my audience. This performance was just a few days before Andy shot the fateful YouTube videos that went on to launch his now worldwide fame. It was a great night

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Any Colour but Blue
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Spirit Wars
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Head and Heart

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Don Ross : Any Colour

Vocal / Band / Folk

A la Prince or Steve Winwood, Don plays ALL the instruments on his first all-vocal release, the one his fans have been egging him on to make. Acoustic, electric, passionate and funky, virtuosity meets great singing and songwriting.

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Klimbim
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Michael, Michael, Michael
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So Little Time

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Don Ross : Passion Session

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Don's Passion Session CD, recorded in Berlin's Passionskirche, was released in March 1999 on Narada/Virgin Records. The recording brings Don back to his roots as a solo fingerstyle guitarist, as he produces his first totally solo album ever for Narada's Masters of Acoustic Guitar series. Don got the news of the offer of a new contract with Narada while on tour in Germany in November 1998. The planned release date for his first CD for the company was so soon that he decided to team up with his recording engineer friend Knut Becker right away and record the album straight to two-track digital through a Schoeps stereo microphone in the acoustically perfect confines of the Passionskirche (The Church of the Passion) in Berlin's funky Kreuzberg neighbourhood.

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Loaded, Leather, Moonroof
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Wave From Your Window
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Meanwhile Road (solo reprise)

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Don Ross : Loaded, Leather, Moonroof

Instrumental Acoustic

 Loaded. Leather. Moonroof., released in November, 1997. The album "...is a further exploration for a rich sense of harmony and groove," according to Don. The CD treats Don's listeners to a compilation of diverse sounds that reflects his influence by all types of music. On this album, Don passionately plays the six-string and seven-string guitars as well as the dobro. He is often accompanied by several other musicians whom all add their specialty.

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

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Don Ross : Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Don Ross's arrangement for acoustic guitar of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" a composition by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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In The Bleak Midwinter
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Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
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Huron Carol

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Don Ross : Wintertide

Instrumental Acoustic

In the fall of 1996 Don released Wintertide, an instrumental album of traditional Christmas tunes played in his trademark style. Lynn Saxberg of the Ottawa Citizen called the CD a "masterpiece," and the public response was no less enthusiastic.

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Godzilla
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Obrigado (Egberto)
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This Dragon Won't Sleep

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Don Ross : This Dragon Won't Sleep

Instrumental Acoustic

This Dragon Won't Sleep, released in 1995, features full band arrangements on most of the tracks and a few solo guitar pieces. Afraid to Dance, one of Don’s most requested song’s to perform live, highlights the diverse range of acoustic music on this CD. He is often accompanied by several other musicians whom all add their specialty.

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Hoover the Musical Dog
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3 Hands
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Kehewin

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Don Ross : Three Hands

Instrumental Acoustic with some Vocals

 Originally realeased in 1992, Three Hands is mostly solo fingerstyle CD with a few songs with vocals and other various instruments. Track eight "Kehewin" means "Eagle" and the song does soar with a fiery groove. Other long time favorites such as "Big Buck" and "Three Hands" are on this CD.

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Lucy Watusi
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Wall of Glass
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August on the Island

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Don Ross : Don Ross

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Released in 1990, Don's second solo release, included original versions of some of his most popular songs. The song August on the Island is one of Don's most traditional fingerstyle pieces he has ever recorded. The CD met with unanimous critical acclaim and numerous tours across Canada and the U.S.

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Silversmith
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The Is-Ought Controversy
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Slow Burn

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Don Ross : Bearing Straight

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Bearing Straight released in 1989. Don Ross's debut release.

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Rakish Paddy / Bunch of Keys / Green Fields of Glentown
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If the Walls Had Ears
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Road to Kullu / Donald Ross / Circle of Stone

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Don Ross : Harbord Trio : Circle of Stone

Acoustic Music

In addition to his solo Don Ross's solo career, he performed with the soprano Kelly McGowan (his wife, d 2001), first in 1986-7 as a duo and then, with the violinist Oliver Schroer added, as the Harbord Trio (In from the Cold from 1987 and Harbord Trio from 1990).

Guitar Tabs By Don Ross
Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Tight Trite Night
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Thin Air
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39 Weeks

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 1

This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Tight Trite Night

Thin Air

39 Weeks

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Berkeley Springs
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Elevation Music
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Leger de Main

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 2

This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Berkley Springs

Elevation Music

Leger de Main

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Brooke's Waltz
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Catherine
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This Dragon Won't Sleep

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 3

This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Brooke's Waltz

Catherine

This Dragon Won't Sleep

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Klimbim
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Michael, Michael, Michael
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The Thing...

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 4

This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Michael, Michael, Michael

Klimbim

The Thing that came from Somewhere

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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3 Hands
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Blue Bear
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Dracula And Friends (Part One)

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 5

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Three Hands

Blue Bear

Dracula anf Friends - Part 1

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Godzilla
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It's Fun Being Lucky
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Hoover the Musical Dog

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 6

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Godzilla

It's Fun Being Lucky

Hoover the Musical Dog

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Loaded, Leather, Moonroof
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Fader Jones
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The Is-Ought Controversy

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 7

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Loaded, Leather, Moonroof

Fader Jones

The Is-Ought Controversy

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Thin Air
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With You In Mind
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Yoyomama

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 8

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Thin Air

With You in Mind

Yoyomama

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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No Goodbyes

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 9

This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

No Goodbyes

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Robot Monster
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Jesse Helms' Night in Havana
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Kehewin

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 10

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and three guitar (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Robot Monster

Jesse Helms' Night in Havana

Kehewin

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Never Got To Pernambuco
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Wave From Your Window
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How to Eat An Avalanche - solo version

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 11

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and three guitar (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Never Got to Pernambuco

Wave From Your Window

How to Eat an Avalanche

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Rockbarra
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My Previous Life
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Another Island of Women

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 12

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and three guitar (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

Rockbarra

My Previous Life

Another Island of Women

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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From France to India
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Slow Burn
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Zarzuela

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 13

Transcribed by Frank Larouche. This download comes with three songs in MP3 format and three guitar (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

From France to India

Slow Burn

Zarzuela

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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It's Fun Being Lucky

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 15

This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Microsoft XPS formats for the following songs:

It's Fun Being Lucky

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Upright & Locked Position
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Cup of Pop

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 16

This download comes with two songs in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Adobe PDF and Guitar Pro formats for the following songs:

Upright & Locked Position

Cup of Pop

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Antoine Dufour Guitar Tabs

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Don Ross : Transcriptions Set 17

This download comes with one song in MP3 format and matching (Standard Notation & Guitar Tab Format) transcriptions in Guitar Pro and Adobe PDF formats for the following songs:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

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