The Blind Guitarist

A Slim Volume of Song Transcriptions

by Gavin Chart


Have you ever wanted to know how to play a favourite song but discovered that there is no sheet-music or tab available? Or, possibly, you’ve bought the sheet-music but the chords just don’t sound as you expected... or the transcription is in a weirdo key...

Sound familiar? If so, friend, this Website is dedicated to you: a fellow blind guitarist! Here, you’ll find transcriptions of songs, in the  original key, by some of my favourite songwriters:

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Adam Schlesinger... Aimee Mann... Annie Clark... Ben Folds... Neil Finn... Bic Runga... Tom Jobim... Otis Redding & Steve Cropper... Ray Davies... Burt Bacharach & Hal David... Kevin Ayers... Frank Zappa... Joe Jackson... Kate Bush... Lou Reed... Regina Spektor... Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart... Paul Kelly... Syd Barrett... Meredith Godreau... David Byrne... Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook... Jonathan Richman... Sam Cooke... Kirsty MacColl... Sondre Lerche... James Mercer... Elliott Smith... Colin Hay... Lianne La Havas... Lisa Loeb... KT Tunstall... Elizabeth Ziman...

The list goes on...

“...Some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of...”

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I quickly realised that, if I wanted to learn a favourite song, I’d probably have to work it out for myself. A scary thought, perhaps, but not only is this great training for your musical ear, it gives you muscles to work out more songs and will improve your ability with the guitar.

I hope you’ll find a favourite song in these pages and, if you don’t, well, you know what you ought to do!

Do give these great songwriters a listen! For here is proof, if proof were needed, that melody will never die...

Gavin Chart

Stockholm, 2009


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