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Brahms Classical Guitar Sheet Music and Brahms Guitar TABs

Updated on January 13, 2019
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As an experienced guitar teacher, making songs easier for young beginners is very important to me.

Johannes Brahms for Guitar

This page celebrates Brahms classical guitar music and includes Brahms guitar TAB. Of course, these days, Brahms guitar music is nearly always arranged by professional editors who play guitar. Like most great composers, Brahms output was mostly for piano, violin, orchestra and voice however all of these beautiful pieces have stood the test of time and deserve to be played by anyone who loves Brahms lush harmonies and beautiful melodies.

Intro image is one I have adapted from a Public Domain image of the composer Johannes Brahms.

I played Brahms on the guitar in my first year of lessons.

When I learned to play, my teacher gave me three Brahms pieces, Brahms Lullaby was one of my favorites. I have long since lost these beginner pieces, but I played them until the music was ragged!

Brahms Guitar Music on Amazon - A wide selection of Brahms Guitar Arrangements

Brahms Intermezzo Op 118 No 2 for guitar duet

I recently completed an arrangement of Brahms Intermezzo Op 118 No 2 for guitar duet and tried to keep it as close as I could to the original. I enjoyed doing that. The character of the music is totally different on guitar, it is much more delicate and less brooding - but none the less beautiful or Autumnal in feel. The Youtube video I put together will give you an idea....

Brahms Intermezzo for Guitar Duet (an electronic realisation with sibelius software)

Brahms in his Prime - Johannes Brahms in 1860


Classical Guitar Arrangements on Score Exchange - Arrangements of Brahms and other great composers

Here are some of the guitar arrangements I have made on score exchange. I would be really happy for you to check them out on my profile.

  • Anitras Dance, Jazz Waltz for Rock Guitar Group and Drums, with TAB.

    An upbeat Grieg arrangement for fun!

  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

    Bach for guitar trio, with TAB

  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Guitar Trio

    The Queen of Sheba, a firm favourite amongst Handel,s works.

  • The Liberty Bell March (Monty Python) - Easy Guitar Duet

    Who knew Sousa could work so well on guitar?

  • Giselle Pas De Deux (1st Act) for Guitar Trio

    A pretty piece for guitar trio.

  • Winter II by Vivaldi - For Guitar Quartet (with TAB)

    Vivaldi works very well on guitar.

  • Intermezzo Op 118 No 2

    I love the lush harmonies in this Brahms Intermezzo!

  • Flower Duet by Delibes - Sous le dome epais -

    This beautiful piece is arranged for guitar and flutes.

Classical Guitar Arrangements - Should there be more arrangements of classical composers for guitar?

Great composers have tended to come from the piano stable, or the violin. A very few were guitarists, Berlioz comes to mind here and heitor Villa Lobos of course, but what do you think of classical guitar arrangements?

Would you like to see more of the great classics arranged for guitar?

Yes, definitely, it gives young players a chance to play the greatest music!

Lisa Marie Gabriel: That is my opinion too. In fact I think there might be some cases where the music is actually improved by transcription or orchestration. Pieces at an Exhibition is a prime example.

TL Stahling: I consider it a growth of the music. Keeping it alive and finding new expressions. This validates the greatness of pieces.

© 2012 Lisa Marie Gabriel

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      6 years ago

      I love Brahms, his music reminds me of my mother and her piano, not quite sure my guitar playing in up to standard for this though.


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