Ralph Towner Scores & Methods

The files listed on this page have been supplied via Ralph Towner Yahoo Groups as well as other sources. I am under the impression that these are completely free to distribute. If any copyright holders informs me to the contrary, the relevant files will be taken down. Simply send an email to me at jw@ this domain name.

Ralph Towner – Improvisation and Performance Techniques for Classical and Acoustic Guitar
From the introduction by Towner:

The intention of this book is to provide you with musical instruction and material to assist you in learning improvisation, along with fundamental tone production and performance techniques. It is my hope that the content is accessible to a wide range of player skills, including those with minimal experience on the classical or acoustic guitar. To invite and include the near beginner, I’ve begun with the standard symbols for the fingers on both hands but refrained from a first position scale chart and rhythm value chart, so some basic music reading skills will be necessary.

82 pages. The 6.6 mb pdf file can be downloaded here.


Ralph Towner – Kalle’s Scores
51 pages of transcriptions by Kalle.
The 7.1 mb pdf file can be downloaded here.

Ralph Towner – Kalle’s Scores Vol 2
53 more pages of transcriptions by Kalle.
The 37 mb pdf file can be downloaded here.


I Fall In Love Too Easily
Kalle’s transcriptions of this jazz standard by Jule Styne and lyricist Sammy Cahn, as performed by Towner.
The pdf file can be downloaded here.

A Youtube video of Towner performing this tune can be seen here.

Assorted Powertabs.
I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these transcriptions, but here ya’ go! I have only included links to Towner performances.