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Arranging music for solo guitar

This month's blog post covers how I approach arranging music for solo guitar. This is directed towards musicians (and mainly guitarists) who want to understand how I think about arranging music for solo guitar. Parts of it are a little bit dense, but hopefully still accessible! In preparation for everything I'm going to talk about below, take a look at this video of vocalist Bobby McFerrin, and see if anything he says in the video stands out to you: I'll tell you what stood out to me in this video a little bit later on. So, in general, I take a similar approach to both: A) Arranging music I have composed for solo guitar, and B) Arranging covers for solo guitar, both of which I'm going to go