Here is a list of the best Guitar Song books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- 1. First 50 Songs You Should Play On Acoustic Guitar (2014)
- 2. Alfred’s Easy Guitar Songs — Classic Rock: 50 Hits of the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s (2016)
- 3. Selections from Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: Guitar Classics Volume 2: Classic Rock to Modern Rock (Easy Guitar TAB) (Rolling Stones Classic Guitar) (2008)
- 4. The Willie Nelson Guitar Songbook (2007)
- 5. 100 Most Beautiful Songs Ever For Fingerpicking Guitar (2014)
- 6. Guitar Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Guitar Songs, Guitar Chords, Music Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons) (2017)
- 7. The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (2000)
- 8. Complete Guitar Player Acoustic Songbook (2015)
- 9. Best Children’s Songs Ever (Piano, Vocal, Guitar Songbook) (2014)
- 10. Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Piano, Vocal, Guitar Songbook) (2014)
- 11. JustinGuitar Beginner’s Songbook: 100 Classic Songs Specially Arranged for Beginner Guitarists with Performance Tips (2003)
- 12. Simple Songs: The Easiest Easy Guitar Songbook Ever (2015)
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(Guitar Collection). If you’re new to the guitar, you are probably eager to learn some songs. This book provides a combo of tab, chords, and lyrics for the most popular songs beginning guitarists want to play on the acoustic guitar. Includes: Against the Wind * Barely Breathing * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Champagne Supernova * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Every Rose Has Its Thorn * Fast Car * Free Fallin’ * Hey There Delilah * Ho Hey * I Won’t Give Up * Layla * Let Her Go * Mean * One * Ring of Fire * Signs * Stairway to Heaven * Trouble * Wagon…
For beginning musicians, Alfred’s Easy series is the fast track to developing a repertoire of well-known and fun-to-play songs, while more experienced players will find an excellent resource of favorite songs. The Easy Hits Guitar TAB format provides melody in notation and TAB, chords, lyrics, and any integral “hook” parts—plus suggested strum and fingerpicking patterns. This Classic Rock edition features songs spanning three decades from such artists as Chicago, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and many more! Titles: 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) * Baby It’s You…
3. Selections from Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: Guitar Classics Volume 2: Classic Rock to Modern Rock (Easy Guitar TAB) (Rolling Stones Classic Guitar) (2008)
Sixty-seven of the best songs of the rock era, all chosen from Rolling Stone(R) magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The book covers 67 classic songs spanning the classic rock era to the modern rock era all arranged to include all important guitar parts and yet remain easily playable. Songs Include: Alison * Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 * Back in Black * Bad Moon Rising * Beat It * Billie Jean * Bitter Sweet Symphony * Bizarre Love Triangle * Black Dog * Blitzkrieg Bop * Born in the U.S.A. * Born to Run * The Boys of Summer * Brown Sugar * Come Together *…
4. The Willie Nelson Guitar Songbook (2007)
(Guitar Recorded Versions). This 15-song collection contains many of Willie Nelson’s great hits, including: Always on My Mind * Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain * City of New Orleans * Everywhere I Go * Georgia on My Mind * Good Hearted Woman * Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys * On the Road Again * Pancho and Lefty * Seven Spanish Angels * Uncloudy Day * Whiskey River * and more….
(Guitar Solo). One hundred timeless songs from a wide variety of musical genres are featured in this collection of solo guitar arrangements in standard notation and tab. Includes: Angel * Bless the Broken Road * Chances Are * Don’t Know Why * Faithfully * Hallelujah * I Will Always Love You * Killing Me Softly with His Song * Memory * Stardust * Tears in Heaven * Woman * You Raise Me Up * and many more….
6. Guitar Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Guitar Songs, Guitar Chords, Music Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons) (2017)
Music Professor Damon Ferrante guides you through how to play the guitar with step-by-step lessons for adult beginners and streaming video lessons. This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of guitar students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved guitar songs and improve your guitar technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself guitar or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take…
7. The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (2000)
(Guitar Chord Songbook). This great collection features all 194 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially transcribed here for strumming guitarists, from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics. Also features a helpful playing guide and a full discography….
8. Complete Guitar Player Acoustic Songbook (2015)
(Guitar). The Complete Guitar Player Acoustic Songbook features a huge collection of 50 acoustic hits from all genres for guitar. Each song includes full lyrics and guitar chords as well as strumming and picking patterns, making this perfect for the aspiring acoustic guitarist. Every song included in this guitar songbook is a bona fide acoustic classic, perfect for singalongs at parties or just a strum on a summer’s day in the park. Songs like “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train, “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers represent the best in unplugged and fun chill-out music. The book is…
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). This amazing collection features over 100 songs kids love in one handy songbook! Arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, it will provide hours of playing fun for parents and teachers! Songs include: Any Dream Will Do * Beauty and the Beast * The Candy Man * Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?) * Friend like Me * Getting to Know You * Hakuna Matata * Happy Birthday to You * It’s a Small World * John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt * Kumbaya * My Favorite Things * On Top of Spaghetti * Over the Rainbow * Puff the Magic Dragon * Rubber…
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Frozen has been called one of Disney’s greatest musicals of all time high praise indeed! In fact, it’s the first soundtrack in over a decade to top the Billboard Album Charts for over a month. This souvenir songbook features 11 songs as penned by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, plus color artwork from the film. Songs include: For the First Time in Forever * Frozen Heart * In Summer * Let It Go * Love Is an Open Door * Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People * and more. Includes color artwork from the film!…
11. JustinGuitar Beginner’s Songbook: 100 Classic Songs Specially Arranged for Beginner Guitarists with Performance Tips (2003)
(Music Sales America). This fantastic collection is the ultimate songbook for the ultimate beginner’s guitar course. Justin Sandercoe’s revolutionary method is used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. The book features 10 songs for each stage of the Beginner’s Course, building up from easy three-chord songs to more advanced tunes. Notes on strumming patterns and chord changes, with diagrams to illustrate all the chord shapes are also included. Complete lyrics and chords are presented for 100 songs from artists such as the Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Simon…
(Guitar Collection). This collection features streamlined guitar arrangements, with a combo of tab, chords, and lyrics for 50 popular songs, including: Ain’t No Sunshine * Beat It * Every Rose Has Its Thorn * Folsom Prison Blues * Hallelujah * Highway to Hell * I Love Rock ‘N Roll * I’m Yours * In My Life * La Grange * Otherside * Pork and Beans * Rolling in the Deep * Smells like Teen Spirit * Sweet Home Chicago * Three Little Birds * Wild Night * Wish You Were Here * and many more….
Best Guitar Song Books You Must Read
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Advanced Guide for Playing Songs and Recording Guitar Like A Pro
Author(s): Sheldon, Peter F.
ID: 2823490, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Top Hits of 2019 Easy Guitar Songbook: 13 Hot Singles
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.
ID: 2627644, Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2018, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub
100 Most Popular Songs: Solo Guitar Arrangements in Standard Notation and Tab
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.
ID: 2795400, Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2018, Size: 132 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.