(Sheet music introduction) Studio Ghibli Collection Guitar Solo Sheet Music Score Book with TAB/CD

Today I want to introduce you a sheet music for beginner I’ve been using.
The name of the book is right in the title.

This is the first sheet music I used when I first started touching the guitar.
This is a simple arrangement for beginners, but it still gives you the feel of the original song.
So, this is for people who have bought a guitar but don’t have a single sheet of music or don’t know what to buy.
On the other hand, if you have some experience with the guitar, you will enjoy playing it, but you may find it a bit lacking.

It contains 42 of the most popular songs used in Studio Ghibli’s animation.
Since the CD is included, you can play the songs several times and learn them to some extent before starting to play them.
Of course, if you have heard most of Ghibli’s songs before, you can practice by looking at the sheet music right away.

In this book, a capotast (a tool for easy transposition) is used.
You can play the piece without it, but you will not be able to play it in the original or a similar key.
It is recommended that you purchase a capotast as well, since a different key will not give you the same atmosphere.
There are many types of capotast, so please consider them yourself, but here I introduce the belt-type capotast that I use.
Note: Below is the one for classical-type guitar (“flat” type). If you want the one for folk guitar which has a curved fingerboard, please find the “curved” one.

The arrangement was done by Daisuke Minamizawa, who is so famous in Japan when it comes to solo guitar.
His profile is here.
He also runs a Youtube channel where you can watch videos of his performances.

My personal favorites are “Merry-Go-Round of Life”, “Promise of the World” from “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and “Becoming the Wind” from “The Cat Returns”.
I especially recommend “Merry-Go-Round of Life”.
I found a sample of the song.
I again realized that the arrangement was really good!

If there is someone around you who is about to start playing the guitar and is wondering what kind of sheet music would be good, I think this would be a good gift.

書籍名は『ソロ・ギターのしらべ スタジオジブリ作品集』です。





特に 「人生のメリーゴーランド」 がおすすめで、どこかに音源あったかなー。。と思ったらサンプルがありました。