Ralph Towner Scores & Methods

The files listed on this page were originally supplied via the now inactive Ralph Towner Yahoo Group 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.

In addition to the resources below, please check out the Official Ralph Towner Web Site for biography, discography, additional links to Youtube videos, etc.

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
36 tunes transcribed by Kalle.
The 7.1 mb pdf file can be downloaded here.

Ralph Towner – Kalle’s Scores Vol 2
36 more tunes transcribed 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.


Authorized Transcriptions and Collections
A number of official inexpensive scores can be found here:
Ralph Towner Digital

Guitar Works, Volumes 1 & 2 from GSP:
Ralph Towner: Guitar Works, Volume 1
Ralph Towner: Guitar Works, Volume 2

Guitar Works, Volumes 1 & 2 on Amazon:
Ralph Towner: Guitar Works, Volume 1
Ralph Towner: Guitar Works, Volume 2