My name is Harold Streeter. My
wife, Adrienne, and I run a "mom-and-pop" music company called
LeWalt Publishing. We've offered tablature and other
instructional materials from beginning to advanced level for guitar,
5-string banjo, mandolin and Dobro since 1974, and our web site has been
on line since 2000. Since that time, we've developed over 2900
arrangements (and counting), plus various books and courses for guitar,
banjo, and mandolin.
If you're looking for
performance-quality 50's to 90's acoustic Rock and Pop, or
Classical, Celtic, Latin, Jazz and Standards, Country, Bluegrass,
Folk or Blues arrangements from any era, this is the place. Although
many of our titles are of the
hard-to-find-elsewhere variety (some
extremely so), it's impossible of course to have them all. If you
don't find what you're looking for, we also offer custom arranging
and transcription services - just e-mail us at email@example.com, or give
us a call at
To order directly from the
listings on these pages, first please read How-to-Order. For online
purchases, just click on PayPal. If paying by check or money order
(orders are not processed until your received check clears), click
on the ready-to-print order form near the top of the How to Order page.
Before moving to another
page, here's what a few folks have had to say about our products and
Letter to Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
from Jim Berton -
"I'm writing to let you in on
America's best kept secret on fingerstyle guitar. There's a guy out
in Idaho named Harold Streeter that sells his arrangements to over
700 songs, and they are the best I have ever seen, heard, or played.
He arranges in standard and altered tunings, and has collections of
songs at reasonable prices.
His arrangement of "Ave Maria" will send tingles up your
spine. I can't say enough about this guy. I can also call him
directly if I have a question on one of his arrangements. A very
pleasant person. I'm planning on taking a trip out and take some
private lessons from him. Like I say, he's America's "best kept
Dick Hefner - Gastonia, North Carolina
"I started ordering music from
you probably around 1975 or so, and I think I still have every
tablature of yours that I ever ordered. I've always considered it
the very best instructional material I've ever found, and when my
other music books exited the house through yard sales or whatever, I
always refused to part with yours."
John Gabbard - Pahrump, Nevada
"Your arrangement of "Smoke Gets
in Your Eyes" is fantastic - it really brought the song to life.
Also, while in Sedona, Arizona, I learned your composition "Ab
Initio" that you wrote about Sedona's beautiful scenery, and every
time I hear or play it, I can see the beautiful mountains there. At
age 65, I still try to practice 2 hours a day. I enjoy the
arrangements of yours I have selected, and I have music for a
David Humphrey - Houston, Texas
"I have enough of your material
to last a lifetime, Harold, but I'm always looking at your lists for
songs I've always liked but couldn't figure out. Thanks for your
work...it's given me great pleasure."
Scott Jones - Our Lady of Victory School
"Harold is a good friend of the
staff here at OLVS and is very supportive of home study. In fact,
you can hear him play on many of the songs on our "Songs for God and
Country" CD. Whether you are just beginning with the guitar, banjo,
or mandolin, or have played for years, we highly recommend his
instructional recordings and sheet music for all home
John Edwards - Mableton, Georgia
"I can't say how much I appreciate your having
developed the Banjo II course. I have been looking everywhere for a teacher who could
teach me to understand the "why" of banjo music instead of just teaching me the "how."
I didn't want to just learn how to memorize a bunch of songs that had already been tabbed
out for me by somebody who held some secret banjo knowledge. This course is effectively
teaching me how to be my own teacher. You have helped me lay down a solid foundation on
which I can build my banjo playing for the years to come. You are honestly the best banjo
teacher I have ever had."
Tim White - Austin, Texas
"I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed working with
the music you've sent me...I'm not sure if you realize how difficult it is to find complete
arrangements at a performance level but then again, I suppose you do since you're very much
in the business...I've learned as much from you in the few months I've had your material than
I have in the going on two years I've been torturing my five strings...I'm a light intermediate
at best player who is mostly self-taught, although I hesitate to use that term because no matter
how we learn what we learn, it ususally comes from that which came before us...it doesn't matter
if you learn a thousand beginner pieces, you're still playing at a beginner level and all of the
intermediate material I've managed to get my hands on is always incomplete arrangements...I preface
this with; God bless Earl, because few can say they've redefined an instrument, but even his book
for the most part doesn't offer complete arrangements the way you do and with all the nuances
included as though you were there giving the lesson in person...please don't go anywhere because I'm
sure I can find more material in your library that I want to order".
Brian Saulsman - Snohomish, Washington
"I just wanted to write and say how much I am enjoying your
Banjo II course. I really appreciate the thought you've put into it, and the assignments that I have
worked on so far have helped me to work through the types of things that I have just faked in the past.
I am only on lesson three. Even though I am not very far, I like how I have found myself working things
out more thoroughly, so that I feel a sense of completion. I realize that the songs are never "completed"
but I have had a tendency in the past to gloss over songs, not really advance them musically, and then
feel like I didn't progress. It's also been really fun to apply these ideas to other songs outside of the
'Although I know that the goal is to not write the compositions down, I have found it very helpful as
a way to see how my ideas evolve. I am a middle school teacher, and I have also really appreciated your
thoughts about the learning process. Thanks for making this available. It is helping me structure some
of my banjo playing time, in a way that makes me feel much more successful about what I am playing. I am
sure that you have many satisfied customers -- you can add me to the list".
Paul Moyer - Lexington, Oklahoma
"Sir, with all due respect, you are absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed
the previous work and I am sure I will enjoy this. I am looking for more material. You are a treasure".