Sandy Shalk

Guitarist


Welcome to my website where I share my obsession with arranging, performing, and listening to fingerstyle guitar music. I enjoy arranging Celtic, jazz, and folk tunes for acoustic guitar often in alternate tunings (with a particular love of Dadgad, Open G, and CGDGAD) and standard tuning.

NEWS!

Two new books have been released (Fall 2021) that I'm proud to have been a part of:

  1. The DADGAD Gospel: Gospel Guitar Solos in DADGAD Tuning.

This one is published by Mel Bay publications. El McMeen and I worked on this one together. The arrangements are very accessible and feature some gospel chestnuts as well as less familiar selections.

  1. Early Jazz: Dance, Songs and Instrumentals for Fingerstyle Guitar.

I have two arrangements in this compilation by Stefan Grossman ( Poor Butterfly and Davenport Blues). The book includes some arrangements by some wonderful (and legendary guitarists) including Duck Baker, Pat Donuhue, Ernie Hawkins, etc.

  • El McMeen and I are looking forward to the Mel Bay publication of our CGDGAD Tuning book of arrangements (due out Early Spring 2022)


  • Still grateful to Stefan Grossman for producing three DVDs of my arrangements for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop. It was very cool working with a guitar legend! The arrangements are now available as single song downloads on the Guitar Workshop website. (see my Shop tab)

http://www.guitarvideos.com/Products/Instructors/sandy-shalk-1

  • I've been uploading some DADGAD and Open G arrangements to Sheet Music Plus (SMP Press). It's been a great outlet for making available single arrangements.

https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/sandy-shalk-sheet-music/3011791


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