Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangement Techniques and How to Make Your Own TAB

Hey guys, thanks for joining me for part 7 of my tutorial series on how to arrange for fingerstyle guitar. In this video we continue our arrangement of “Hello” by Adele. The links for the other parts of this video series are below along with links for free TAB of this song and other songs I have arranged.

Also in this installment I show you how I get my guitar tablature made in case you are looking for a cheap and easy solution for producing your own guitar tab.

I use the Power Tab editor version 1.7 that you can download for free. There may be an updated version available now but this version does just about everything I need and I did not have to invest hardly any time in learning the program. It is pretty easy to figure out and use.

To get the TAB into my videos at the bottom of the screen, all I do is open the tab file into a photo-shop editor and then crop out the section of tab that I want and then insert that into the video using my video editor.

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Intermediate Classical Guitar Lesson – Carcassi – Op. 59, No. 16 – Part 3 – Free TAB / Tutorial

Learn to play Opus 59, No. 16, “Caprice” by Matteo Carcassi. This is an intermediate classical guitar piece, and this is part 3 of a 4 part series. You can download the tab / sheet music .PDF file via the link below.

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Matteo Carcassi (1792 – 16 January 1853) was a famous Italian guitarist and composer.

Carcassi was born in Florence, Italy, and first studied the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist.

He moved to Germany in 1810, gaining almost immediate success. In 1815, he was living in Paris, earning his living as a teacher of both the piano and the guitar. On a concert tour in Germany in 1819, he met his friend Antoine Meissonnier for the first time. Also a famous guitarist, Meissonnier published many of Carcassi’s works in his Paris publishing house. For Meissonnier he also arranged a number of popular songs for guitar that were originally written for piano, including works by Théodore Labarre and Loïsa Puget.

From 1820 on, Carcassi spent the majority of his time in Paris. In 1823, he performed an extremely successful series of concerts in London that earned him great fame, both as a performing artist and as a teacher. However, in Paris, a long time passed before his talents were truly recognized, partly because of the presence of Ferdinando Carulli.

Carcassi was in Germany again during autumn 1824. Afterwards he performed in London, where his reputation now gave him access to more prestigious concert halls. Finally he returned to Paris. For several years, he made concert trips from here to the most important cultural towns of Europe, including London. After a short return to performing in 1836, he quit his concert practice around 1840 and died in Paris in 1853.

Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59), first published with Schott in Mainz, in 1836. It is still valuable, relevant and interesting. His most famous works are collected in his 25 Etudes op. 60. In these, he managed to blend technical skills and brilliant romantic music. This is the reason his music is still played by so many classical guitarists today.

Carcassi – Op. 59, No. 16 – Intermediate Classical Guitar Lesson – Free TAB / Tutorial

Learn to play Opus 59, No. 16, “Caprice” by Matteo Carcassi. This is an intermediate classical guitar piece, and this is part 1 of a 4 part series. You can download the tab / sheet music .PDF file via the link below.

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Matteo Carcassi (1792 – 16 January 1853) was a famous Italian guitarist and composer.

Carcassi was born in Florence, Italy, and first studied the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist.

He moved to Germany in 1810, gaining almost immediate success. In 1815, he was living in Paris, earning his living as a teacher of both the piano and the guitar. On a concert tour in Germany in 1819, he met his friend Antoine Meissonnier for the first time. Also a famous guitarist, Meissonnier published many of Carcassi’s works in his Paris publishing house. For Meissonnier he also arranged a number of popular songs for guitar that were originally written for piano, including works by Théodore Labarre and Loïsa Puget.

From 1820 on, Carcassi spent the majority of his time in Paris. In 1823, he performed an extremely successful series of concerts in London that earned him great fame, both as a performing artist and as a teacher. However, in Paris, a long time passed before his talents were truly recognized, partly because of the presence of Ferdinando Carulli.

Carcassi was in Germany again during autumn 1824. Afterwards he performed in London, where his reputation now gave him access to more prestigious concert halls. Finally he returned to Paris. For several years, he made concert trips from here to the most important cultural towns of Europe, including London. After a short return to performing in 1836, he quit his concert practice around 1840 and died in Paris in 1853.

Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59), first published with Schott in Mainz, in 1836. It is still valuable, relevant and interesting. His most famous works are collected in his 25 Etudes op. 60. In these, he managed to blend technical skills and brilliant romantic music. This is the reason his music is still played by so many classical guitarists today.

Say Something by A Great Big World – Part 4 – Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial – Free Tab / Lesson

Learn to play my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. This is part 4 of 4 in this tutorial series. Capo is on the 7th fret.

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The tab below includes 2 versions, one a 4-Page hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out and is 4 pages and does not include my fingering notes. They are both the same arrangement, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.

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Free Fingerstyle Guitar Tab for “Say Something”



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Say Something by A Great Big World – Part 3 – Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial – Free Tab / Lesson

Learn to play my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. This is part 3 of 4 in this tutorial series. Capo is on the 7th fret.

Subscribe to “BetterWorldGuitar” on Youtube – to see this lesson and get notified when new fingerstyle guitar arrangements and step-by-step tutorials are posted.



I appreciate all your likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. Thank you for your support and thanks for stopping by! ~Roger



The tab below includes 2 versions, one a 4-Page hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out and is 4 pages and does not include my fingering notes. They are both the same arrangement, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.

Please consider helping to support these free fingerstyle guitar arrangements and lessons by purchasing a vintage guitar magazine from me.

Click here to see me on my youtube channel, “BetterWorldGuitar” playing this arrangement. Please subscribe!

Free Fingerstyle Guitar Tab for “Say Something”



“Say Something” 4-Part Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial Video Series Playlist

Say Something by A Great Big World – Part 2 – Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial – Free Tab / Lesson

Learn to play my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. This is part 2 of 4 in this tutorial series. Capo is on the 7th fret.

Subscribe to “BetterWorldGuitar” on Youtube – to see this lesson and get notified when new fingerstyle guitar arrangements and step-by-step tutorials are posted.



I appreciate all your likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. Thank you for your support and thanks for stopping by! ~Roger



The tab below includes 2 versions, one a 4-Page hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out and is 4 pages and does not include my fingering notes. They are both the same arrangement, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.

Please consider helping to support these free fingerstyle guitar arrangements and lessons by purchasing a vintage guitar magazine from me.

Click here to see me on my youtube channel, “BetterWorldGuitar” playing this arrangement. Please subscribe!

Free Fingerstyle Guitar Tab for “Say Something”



“Say Something” 4-Part Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial Video Series Playlist

Say Something by A Great Big World – Part 1 – Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial – Free Tab / Lesson

Learn to play my fingerstyle guitar arrangement of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. This is part 1 of 4 in this tutorial series. Capo is on the 7th fret.

Subscribe to “BetterWorldGuitar” on Youtube – to see this lesson and get notified when new fingerstyle guitar arrangements and step-by-step tutorials are posted.



I appreciate all your likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. Thank you for your support and thanks for stopping by! ~Roger



The tab below includes 2 versions, one a 4-Page hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out and is 4 pages and does not include my fingering notes. They are both the same arrangement, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.

Please consider helping to support these free fingerstyle guitar arrangements and lessons by purchasing a vintage guitar magazine from me.

Click here to see me on my youtube channel, “BetterWorldGuitar” playing this arrangement. Please subscribe!

Free Fingerstyle Guitar Tab for “Say Something”



“Say Something” 4-Part Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorial Video Series Playlist

Say Something – A Great Big World – Fingerstyle Guitar – Lyrics – Free TAB Lesson / Tutorial

My fingerstyle guitar arrangement of “Say Something” by A Great Big World. You can get the guitar tab free at my website and I have also made a series of free guitar tutorial videos on how to play this song.

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Free Guitar Tab for “Say Something”

4-Part Video Tutorial Series for “Say Something” – FREE!

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“Say Something” is a song by American indie pop duo A Great Big World from their debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? (2013). Written by the duo members—Ian Axel and Chad King—alongside Mike Campbell, the song was originally recorded by Axel for his solo album This Is the New Year (2011). It was later released as a single by the duo on September 3, 2013, by Epic Records. Following its usage on American reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance, the track gained attention from singer Christina Aguilera, who wanted to collaborate with A Great Big World on the song. Quickly afterwards, a re-recorded version of “Say Something” with Aguilera was released on November 4, 2013.

“Say Something” is a slow-tempo indie pop piano ballad which talks about a breakup, where the lover is implored to make a statement that could potentially reverse plans, with the singers expressing humility, sadness and regret. In the single version with Aguilera, she plays a ghost of the lover to whom the song is addressed as she traces the steps of the lead vocal. The song was praised by music critics for its powerful lyrics, the emotional composition and Aguilera’s vocal delivery. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the song earned A Great Big World and Aguilera a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

“Say Something” did not sell significantly until the version with Aguilera was available. It debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after A Great Big World and Aguilera performed the song on The Voice. It eventually peaked at number four and has since sold over four million copies in the United States. It also topped the singles charts in Australia, Belgium, and Canada. A music video was released on November 19, 2013, featuring the trio singing as people “act out the heartbreaking lyrics.” To further promote “Say Something”, A Great Big World and Aguilera performed the track at the American Music Awards of 2013.

Fernando Sor – Op. 35, No. 1, ”Andante” – Free Classical Guitar Lesson and TAB – Part 4

Learn to play Opus 35, No. 1, “Andante” by Fernando Sor. This is a beginner classical guitar lesson but it still may take you some time to get this under your fingers so take your time and don’t rush.
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The tab includes 2 versions, one a hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out without fingering markings. They are both the same, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.


Learn to play this song:


Fernando Sor, Op. 35, No. 1, “Andante” 4-Part Classical Guitar Lesson Video Series


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Free Guitar Tab for Fernando Sor, Op. 35, No. 1



Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including opera, orchestra, string quartet, piano, voice, and ballet. His ballet score Cendrillon (Cinderella) received over one hundred performances. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for beginning players to advanced players such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart. Sor’s contemporaries considered him to be the best guitarist in the world, and his works for guitar have been widely played and reprinted since his death. Although modern classical guitar players usually do, Sor rarely used his annular finger or nails when playing.

Fernando Sor – Op. 35, No. 1, ”Andante” – Free Classical Guitar Lesson and TAB – Part 3

Learn to play Opus 35, No. 1, “Andante” by Fernando Sor. This is a beginner classical guitar lesson but it still may take you some time to get this under your fingers so take your time and don’t rush.
Subscribe to my Youtube channel “BetterWorldGuitar” to see this video tutorial and get notified when new classical and fingerstyle guitar arrangements and tutorials are posted. The link is below.

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I appreciate all your likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. Thank you for your support and thanks for stopping by! ~Roger




The tab includes 2 versions, one a hand-written version that includes right and left hand fingerings, and the second version is printed out without fingering markings. They are both the same, it’s just one is easier to read. There is also a link to download the Sheet Music / TAB .PDF file which does not have fingering markings. Use whichever you like best.


Learn to play this song:


Fernando Sor, Op. 35, No. 1, “Andante” 4-Part Classical Guitar Lesson Video Series


To see more classical & fingerstyle guitar tutorials coming please subscribe to BetterWorldGuitar on Youtube here.



Free Guitar Tab for Fernando Sor, Op. 35, No. 1



Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including opera, orchestra, string quartet, piano, voice, and ballet. His ballet score Cendrillon (Cinderella) received over one hundred performances. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for beginning players to advanced players such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart. Sor’s contemporaries considered him to be the best guitarist in the world, and his works for guitar have been widely played and reprinted since his death. Although modern classical guitar players usually do, Sor rarely used his annular finger or nails when playing.