The Rhino Guitarist Club
For Intermediate-to-Advanced Guitarist
The Van Tuyl Music Foundation’s exclusive club for intermediate-advanced musicians, ages 14 and up. We recommend a minimum of eight years of playing and/or lessons experience for this club. Join and advance your skills on Guitar by playing some of the most fun, challenging, and exciting songs in modern music history.
Each month members receive 100% accurate, note-for-note PDF sheet music and demonstration videos for three new songs. Songs are a mix of note-for-note transcriptions, instrumental arrangements, rock band arrangements, and accompaniment arrangements from different genres and styles of music, designed to challenge your abilities and expand your taste in music.
- Intended for Intermediate-Advanced Musicians, ages 14 & Up
- Access to three new songs per month, includes sheet music and demo video
- Instrumental arrangements, note for note transcriptions, accompaniment arrangements, & rock band arrangements
- All sheet music includes chord symbols, dynamics, and performance notations to help you develop your abilities
- Guitar sheet music written in Guitar Tab with Rhythmic Notation
Join Today and Immediately Access Your First Three Songs!
These songs will be available for download immediately upon joining, via the confirmation page and your welcome email.
Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Welcome to Paradise
I Got You (I Feel Good)
Choose Your Bonus Song To Begin
About Our Sheet Music
The Van Tuyl Music Foundation's team of elite, professional musicians spends hours listening to and learning each song, and then transcribing every note, accent, dynamic and fill we hear. Once complete, they are checked, and re-checked for accuracy before we release them. Because we are human musicians, it is possible that we miss a note somewhere, or make an error, but it is extremely rare. Accuracy is our primary concern, so if you find one, please alert us so we can fix it!
What is a Transcription from The Van Tuyl Music Foundation?
A transcription contains every note, accent, dynamic, and fill we hear played by a particular instrument. It is a literal transcription of what is played on the instrument on the recording of the song. Example: Our Piano Transcription of Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind contains every note played on the piano in the song.
What is an Instrumental Arrangement from The Van Tuyl Music Foundation?
An instrumental arrangement means our team of musicians created an arrangement for your instrument that includes the chords, melody, solos, and other significant elements from the song. Example: Our Instrumental Arrangement of The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles contains elements of the piano and string parts, the bass part, and the vocal melody. This all combines into a beautiful arrangement of the song for listeners to enjoy.
What is a Rock Band Arrangement from The Van Tuyl Music Foundation?
A rock band arrangement means our team of musicians created an arrangement for your instrument that is designed to be performed by one musician in a live performance, rock band setting. Oftentimes, instrumental parts on a recording are created through layering multiple takes, or have excessive amounts of improvisation that may not be realistic for one to perform live. Our team transcribes, analyzes, and then creates a realistic, single-instrument part for you to perform in a band. Example: The recorded drum set part on My Chemical Romance’s Welcome to the Black Parade is a multi-layered drum part. Our Rock Band Arrangement is designed so one drummer can play on a standard drum set, and play all the major elements of the recorded part so it sounds like the song.
What is an Accompaniment Arrangement from The Van Tuyl Music Foundation?
An accompaniment arrangement means our team of musicians created an arrangement for your instrument that is designed to be performed by one musician in a live performance, acoustic setting (generally on guitar or piano). Oftentimes, instrumental parts on a recording are created through layering multiple takes or have heavily improvised parts that may be challenging to perform. Our team transcribes, analyzes, and then creates a realistic, single-instrument part for you to perform as an accompanist with a singer. Example: Our accompaniment arrangement of Just The Two of Us by Bill Withers for guitar contains the chords of the song, as well as some other instrumental melodies on the recording, so a guitarist could accompany a singer with an arrangement that captures the significant elements of the song.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Hi, my name is Ryan Van Tuyl, and since 2004 I've helped thousands of kids learn piano, singing, guitar, bass, drums, and songwriting in schools across Southern California. The programs I've created teach kids how to achieve their musical dreams and become better, hardworking individuals through learning to play and perform rock, pop, hip-hop, blues, metal, and jazz music. Graduates of my programs have attended prestigious music colleges and universities. However, these programs have only been able to exist in middle-to-upper-class communities, where parents can afford to fund music education for their children directly.
While all of this has been a fantastic experience, it has left out kids who attend schools in underprivileged, more diverse communities without funding for modern music education. Schools and districts in these areas lack funding for the equipment, teachers, curriculum, and support necessary to facilitate rock-band-style programs like the ones I've created.
My mission was to tackle this head-on and bring these exceptional programs to students in economically challenged areas, so I sold my music schools and am launching The Van Tuyl Music Foundation to forever change music education. Our foundation will directly provide the funding for the equipment, instruction, curriculum, and support necessary to facilitate these programs.
Join me today in making modern music education accessible to kids of all economic and racial backgrounds!