My newest musical adventure is into the wonderful world of flatpicking guitar. I’ve always loved that sound, but I have now started to put some way serious effort into learning it right. Yesterday, a flatpicker asked me if I had guitar tablature for the tune, Sunday’s Hornpipe (here is an mp3 of Sunday’s Hornpipe on the banjo that I recorded long ago).
This gorgeous tune was written by French guitar genius Pierre Bensusan and arranged for banjo by the great Bill Keith. Frankly, I had forgotten how beautiufl this tune is, and I probably haven’t played it on the banjo in fifteen years.
So, when my flatpicking colleague asked me about a guitar tab for the tune, I thought, “what a great idea,” and I stayed up until a little too late last night writing a flatpicking arrangement of it, which I just love, as it turns out.
Download: Sunday’s Hornpipe flatpicking tab here
(in TablEdit Format, which you can download a free viewer for)
I hope you relish it as much as I (to quote a Star Trek line). Enjoy!
Oh, and here’s me trying to actually play this arrangement - banjo & guitar