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Uptown Girl - 3 or 4 Guitars

3rd March 2020

Uptown Girl (Billy Joel, covered by Westlife) for 3 or 4 guitars or large ensemble

This easy-to-play arrangement contains all the verses, choruses and bridges of the original, in a nice guitar-friendly key. And more importantly it includes all the uplifting key-changes of the original, all now neatly falling into familiar chord shapes for an intermediate guitarist.

 

The bass-line follows the original, and the middle guitar part has a straightforward rhythm that complements and interlocks with the bass-line to give a solid foundation for the tune. Teachers will find the piece full of interesting modulations that make great teaching points.

 

In a large ensemble, Guitar Two can split between players to suit novice guitarists (Guitar 2b is suitable for near-total-beginners), and separate part-scores are included so that it's easy on the eye.

 

You can hear a snippet and see some of the score on the SMP website

 

 

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