Tuesday, April 24, 2018

About to record a new EP "Pick & Grin"

NEWS UPDATE: I am almost sold out of my albums "Guitar Gumbo" and "Fireplace Christmas Tunes." However, I will be recording a new EP this summer titled "Pick & Grin." Unlike my previous albums, most of the songs will be sung (as opposed to instrumental), some with layered vocal harmonies. There will still be plenty of fingerpicking action on this EP. I plan to go on tour in 2019 to promote "Pick & Grin," and plan to hit up NYC, Baltimore MD, Frederick MD, DC, Thomas WV, Boston MA, Pittsburgh PA, Charlottesville VA, Asheville NC, Johnson City TN, Knoxville TN, and Nashville TN.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

TAB - "Doerita Forever" by Doyle Dykes

A song I've been digging lately is "Doerita Forever," a beautiful instrumental folk song by Doyle Dykes that makes you feel warm inside after listening to it.  For the past year, I've been searching everywhere looking for a tab of this song, but couldn't find it.  This past week, I finally found the tab on this site post from back in 2001:

http://www.guitarwar.com/songs/5730

However, I've decided to repost this tab here incase the post from 2001 gets removed, or the website shuts down.  Note, this is not my own transcription.  I simply copied this from the site above:

Gleb

Doobies Forever

2001-11-20

| . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |3-----------0---|----------------|----3-------0---|----------------|
B |------0h1-----3|1-0---1---------|------0h1-----3|1-0---1---0-1-3-|
G |----0-----0-----|----------2---0-|----------0-----|----------------|
D |--0---0h2-----4|2---0-------0---|--0---0h2-----4|2---0-----------|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E |3---------------|--------2-------|3---------------|--------2-------|

   | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |----------------|----------0-2-3-|------2---0-----|----------------|
B |----------0-1-3-|----------------|--------------3-|----3---3-----0-|
G |----2-----------|----2-----------|----4-2---0-----|------0---------|
D |--0---0---------|--0---0---------|--2-------------|--0-------4-----|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|2---------------|
E |3-------3-------|2-------2-------|0-------0-------|----------------|

      v--kind of a grace note there (listen to song)
   | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |--------32-0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B |------0-------3-|--------31-0-0-|--1---1-----1-0-|--0-1-1---0-1-3-|
G |----0-----------|--2-0---42-0-0-|--2---2-----2-0-|--0-2-2---------|
D |--2-------------|----------------|----2-----2-----|----------------|
A |3---------------|2---------------|0-------0-------|----------------|
E |----------------|------0---------|----------------|3-------2-------|

2nd ending
   | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |----------------|----------------|2---------------|3-----0-0-2-3/7-|
B |--0-1-0---------|----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|----0-----------|
G |--0-2-0---2---0-|--------0-----0-|--0-----0-----0-|--0-------------|
D |------------1---|--2---3-----2---|1-----2-----1---|0-------2-1-0---|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E |3-------2-------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|

      more grace notes (I'll try to notate them here)
   | . | . | . | .  |  . |   . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |------------5-7-|7h8--5h7 5-------2-|--3-----5-------|3/5-5-------5-7-|
B |--------5-------|- -5-- - ----8-----|0---1-------7---|6---6-----6-6-8-|
G |----6-8-6-------|- ---5 - 5---------|----------5---5-|5---5---5-------|
D |--5-------------|- ---- - --7-----0-|--2---0-0-------|0---0-0---------|
A |----------------|- ---- - ----------|----------------|----------------|
E |5---------------|- ---- - ----------|----------------|----------------|
     grace notes are the note before and a hammer on real quick. Notated as
   a hammer-on inbetween dashes

   | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  | . | . | . | .
e |8---7-5---7-----|3-----3---------|--2---2---------|2-------2-3-5/8-|
B |10--8-6---8-----|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|----3-----------|
G |--0-----0-------|------5-------5-|------2-------2-|----2-----------|
D |----------------|--5-------5-----|--4-------4-----|--4-------------|
A |----------------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|2-----2---------|
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

   | . | . | . | .  |  . |   . | . | .  | . | . | . | .  
e |----------0-5-7-|7h8--5h7 5-------2-|--3-----5-------|
B |------6---------|- -5-- - ----8-----|0---1-------7---|
G |----7-----------|- ---5 - 5---------|----------5---5-|
D |--6-----6-------|- ---- - --7-----0-|--2---0-0-------|
A |----------------|- ---- - ----------|----------------|
E |0---------------|- ---- - ----------|----------------|

And then back to the main theme and then the bridge which I won't tab :)

                                              copyright www.guitarwar.com for Gleb

Sunday, March 16, 2014

live video "Irish Fiddler"



Hi everyone, with St Patrick's Day right around the corner, I decided to upload a live video of me playing my original fingerstyle composition "Irish Fiddler." It's a fast paced jig.

http://youtu.be/fcBk2pSMTpU

You can download the studio version of this song (accompaniment from upright bass and light drums) from my album "Guitar Gumbo" at

http://stevehung.bandcamp.com/track/irish-fiddler

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Music Featured in movie Hookman 2

Hey everyone. Two of my songs ("Lowdown Blues" and "Stop N Go Blues") off of my album "Guitar Gumbo" have been featured in a local Maryland indie horror movie Hookman 2. You can find more about the movie at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1828200/

Here is a clip where my slide-blues song "Lowdown Blues"was used in the bar scene where the main character takes shots of whisky because something from the past haunts him. I personally like this clip and believe that my song "Lowdown Blues" perfectly evokes the mood the director is trying to capture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfEzKqwvA64


This next scene uses my song "Stop N Go Blues." In this scene, the main character tries to assemble a team of vigilantes to take down the main villain serial killer Hookman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrI2-Z_1vA&list=UU_BBiTi1VHmcQjGX8-90W3w&feature=share

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013: Year in Review

Happy New Year. Hope everyone is starting off 2014 on the right track. 2013 was a busy and productive year for me. I released my second original album "Guitar Gumbo," and songs from that album like "Irish Fiddler," "Midnight Serrenade," and "Blues Bop" have become live staples and favorites at my show. In that year I also started a new bi-weekly friday residency at Viet Thai Paradise restuarant in Annapolis MD, which has been going well and receiving lots of great feedback. 2013 was also the first time I toured extensively through the East coast, through Johnson City TN, Asheville NC, Souderton PA, Philadelphia, Brooklyn NY, and Providence RI. It is always fun to explore new places and make new friends/fans.

I hope to keep booking tours in 2014, and plan to tour through the mid-west this year and explore places like Cleveland, Detroit, and the Chicago area. With 2 original albums under my belt now, I plan to pursue some licensing opportunities in 2014 to get my music into films, tv, commercials, websites, mobile apps, video games, whatever. Being an instrumental artist, there are only so many musical opportunities available to you, and licensing is one of them.

Friday, December 20, 2013

TAB: Little Town of Bethlehem

Here's my folk fingerstyle arrangement of Little Town of Bethlehem. My arrangement is pretty simple and straightforward, and something that beginners can work on if they want to learn fingerpicking. Enjoy!

Listen:
http://stevehung.bandcamp.com/track/little-town-of-bethlehem

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM – Steve Hung Arrangement
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Steve Hung
Email: steve-hung@hotmail.com
Tuning: standard

(verse)

                D                           Dm            D
e|--2---2-----------2---------------1-------------2-----------|
B|----------3------------3---------------3-------------3------|
G|--------------2-------------2--------------2-------------2--|
D|------0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

     G
e|---5----------5----3----------------------------------------|
B|---3---------------------------------5----------------------|
G|---4-----------------------4--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----3--------------3-------3----------3-----------------|

    D
e|---------------------------------2-----------0--------------|
B|--3--------------3----2----3---------3------------3---------|
G|-------2---------------------------------2-------------2----|
D|------------4-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0------------------------------0--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
e|--2---------------2--------------2------------2-------------|
B|-------3---------------3-------------3------------3---------|
G|------------2---------------2------------2------------2-----|
D|--0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

                D                           Dm            D
e|--2---2-----------2---------------1-------------2-----------|
B|----------3------------3---------------3-------------3------|
G|--------------2-------------2--------------2-------------2--|
D|------0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

     G
e|---5----------5----3----------------------------------------|
B|---3---------------------------------5----------------------|
G|---4-----------------------4--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----3--------------3-------3----------3-----------------|

    D
e|---------------------------------2-----------0--------------|
B|--3--------------3----2----3---------3------------3---------|
G|-------2---------------------------------2-------------2----|
D|------------4-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0------------------------------0--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3--------------3---------------3--------------------------|
G|-------2--------------2-------------------------------------|
D|------------4--------------4--------------------------------|
A|--5---------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

(repeat)

(chorus)

          Bm
e|---2----2-----------2---------------------------------------|
B|------------3-----------3---------5------------3------------|
G|----------------4------------5--------4-------------4-------|
D|------------------------------------------4-------------4---|
A|--------2---------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

     F#m
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---2-----------3------------2---------------2---------------|
G|-------3-----------3-------------3----------------3---------|
D|-----------4-----------4--------------4----------------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---2--------------------------------------------------------|

     G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0------------0------------2------------0-----------------|
G|-------0------------0------------0-------------0------------|
D|-----------0------------0------------0-------------0--------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3--------------------------------------------------------|

     F#m
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---2-----------3------------2---------------2---------------|
G|-------3-----------3-------------3----------------3---------|
D|-----------4-----------4--------------4----------------4----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---2--------------------------------------------------------|

(verse)

                D                           Dm            D
e|--2---2-----------2---------------1-------------2-----------|
B|----------3------------3---------------3-------------3------|
G|--------------2-------------2--------------2-------------2--|
D|------0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

     G
e|---5----------5----3-----------------7----------------------|
B|---3--------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4-----------------------4--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----3--------------3-------3----------------------------|

    D
e|---------------------------------2-----------0--------------|
B|--3--------------3----2----3---------3------------3---------|
G|-------2---------------------------------2-------------2----|
D|------------4-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0------------------------------0--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3--------------3---------------3--------------------------|
G|-------2--------------2-------------------------------------|
D|------------4--------------4--------------------------------|
A|--5---------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


(repeat)

(outro)
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5-(ring out)---------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|



| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

Sunday, December 15, 2013

TAB: Silver Bells

Here's another holiday classic, Silver Bells. I play this fingerstyle on steel string guitar, with some light accompaniment from fiddles during the chorus. My arrangement is pretty straightforward and easy to play. Enjoy!

Listen:
http://stevehung.bandcamp.com/track/silver-bells


-----------------------------------------------------------------
SILVER BELLS – Steve Hung arrangement
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Steve Hung
Email: steve-hung@hotmail.com
Tuning: standard
 
(Verse)
 
        G
e|--3---0------------------3---0---------------------7--5-----|
B|----------3------0----------------3----------0--------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------3---3-----3-------------3-----3-------3-----------|
 
    C
e|--3----------------------------------------------5-----3----|
B|--5---------5--------4--------5--------5--------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-----3-------3--------3--------3---------3---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
    D
e|--2---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3----3----2----1----1---------1---------1----3------------|
G|--2------------------------4----------4---------------------|
D|--0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------0-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
    G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1---------0----------------0--------------(12)------------|
G|--------------------3---------------(12)------------(12)----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3----3--------3-------3-----------------------------------|
 
        G
e|--3---0------------------3---0---------------------7--5-----|
B|----------3------0----------------3----------0--------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------3---3-----3-------------3-----3-------3-----------|
 
    C
e|--3----------------------------------------------5-----3----|
B|--5---------5--------4--------5--------5--------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-----3-------3--------3--------3---------3---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
    D
e|--2---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3----3----2----1----1---------1---------1----3------------|
G|--2------------------------4----------4---------------------|
D|--0---------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------0-------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
         G
e|--5----3---------3---------3--------------3----3------------|
B|------------3---------3---------3---------3----3------------|
G|------------------------------------------0----0------------|
D|------------------------------------------0----0------------|
A|-------2----------------------------------2----2------------|
E|------------------------------------3-----3----3------------|
 
(repeat)
 
(chorus)
 
     G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0----1----3--------3---0-----1----3----------3-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-------------3--------3---------------3-----------------|
 
     C
e|---0----2----3------3---0----2----3---------3---------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3-------------3------3-------------3---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
     D
e|---2-----------3-----5-----3-----2--------------------------|
B|---3-------3---------3-----------------1--------------------|
G|---2---2-------------2--------------------------------------|
D|---0--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
     G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---1-----------1----3----0---------0-------------(12)-------|
G|------------------------------3--------------(12)----(12)---|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-----3-------------------------3------3-----------------|
 
     G
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0----1----3--------3---0-----1----3----------3-----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3-------------3--------3---------------3-----------------|
 
     C
e|---0----2----3------3---0----2----3---------3---------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---3-------------3------3-------------3---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
     D
e|---2-----------3-----5-----3-----2--------------------------|
B|---3-------3---------3-----------------1--------------------|
G|---2---2-------------2--------------------------------------|
D|---0--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
     G
e|---3---------3---------3----------------3----3--------------|
B|--------3---------3---------3-----------3----3--------------|
G|----------------------------------------0----0--------------|
D|----------------------------------------0----0--------------|
A|---2------------------------------------2----2--------------|
E|---------------------------------3------3----3--------------|
 
(repeat)
 
(outro)
 
   G  (strum 4x)       (strum 4x)      
e|--------3----------------3----------------------------------|
B|--------3----------------3----------------------------------|
G|--------0----------------0----------------------------------|
D|--------0----------------0----------(fade out)--------------|
A|---2----2----------------2----------------------------------|
E|--------3----------3-----3----------------------------------|
 
 
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| () harmonic
| x  Mute note