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Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Guitar Tab books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Ultimate Guitar Tab Treasure Chest: 50 Great Rock Guitar Transcriptions (2012)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Recorded Versions). Here’s the desert-island tab collection you’ve been waiting for! Features 50 awesome guitar classics as featured on the popular tab website, transcribed note for note! Includes: Blackbird * Bohemian Rhapsody * Born to Be Wild * Dream On * Dust in the Wind * Free Ride * Hallelujah * Hey Joe * Iron Man * Let Me Hear You Scream * Maggie May * Message in a Bottle * The Sky Is Crying * Smells like Teen Spirit * Smoke on the Water * Sweet Child O’ Mine * 21 Guns * Under the Bridge * Wonderwall * and more….
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

2. 100 Most Popular Songs for Fingerpicking Guitar: Solo Guitar Arrangements in Standard Notation and Tab (2019)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Solo). This massive collection will keep you fingerpicking for days! It features a fun and diverse collection of 100 great arrangements of classic songs like: Africa * Ain’t No Sunshine * Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You * Blackbird * Brave * Careless Whisper * City of Stars * Crazy * Creep * Despacito * Dust in the Wind * Every Breath You Take * Fire and Rain * Free Fallin’ * Fur Elise, WoO 59 * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Havana * Hey, Soul Siter * I’m Yours * Imagine * James Bond Theme * Lean on Me * Love Yourself * Mrs. Robinson * The Pink Panther * Shape of You * She’s…
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

3. Guitar Tabs: Learn to Read Tabs in 60 Minutes or Less: An Advanced Guide to Guitar Tabs (2018)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionBeing a Beginner Guitarist Can be Hard! Being a Beginner Who Can’t Read Guitar Tabs is HARDER!You hear an incredible guitar solo and you want to play it right away! You do a quick search on the internet and are welcomed by a bunch of lines with numbers on them. What’s worse? There are different markings between the numbers!What Does This Mean? Do I need to learn tabs?How can a bunch of lines with weird numbers and markings convey music? How will I get the feel and rhythm of the songs from these lines? And above all – do I have to learn them?While…
Author(s): Guitar Head

4. First 50 Songs You Should Play On Electric Guitar (2015)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Collection). A great collection of 50 “standards” that you really need to know if you want to call yourself a guitarist! This book provides a combo of tab, chords and lyrics. Includes: All Along the Watchtower * Beat It * Born to Be Wild * Brown Eyed Girl * Cocaine * Communication Breakdown * Detroit Rock City * Hallelujah * (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction * Iron Man * Oh, Pretty Woman * Peter Gunn * Pride and Joy * Seven Nation Army * Should I Stay or Should I Go * Smells like Teen Spirit * Smoke on the Water * Sunshine of Your Love * When I Come Around * Wild Thing * You Really Got Me * and more….
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

5. 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)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionSixty-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 * Comfortably Numb * Fake Plastic Trees * Family…
Author(s): Alfred Music

6. Led Zeppelin: Mothership – Authentic Guitar, Tab Edition (2008)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionPage, Plant, and Jones hand-selected the songs for the unprecedented, career-spanning Mothership. Now, Alfred Music is proud to present this 300-page sheet music collection of note-for-note guitar TAB. Featuring all-new transcriptions based on years of compiled documentation, videos, and interviews, this is the must-have book for all fans of Led Zeppelin and the immortal guitar work of Jimmy Page. Titles: Good Times Bad Times * Communication Breakdown * Dazed and Confused * Babe I’m Gonna Leave You * Whole Lotta Love * Ramble On * Heartbreaker * Immigrant Song * Since…
Author(s): Led Zeppelin

7. Mammoth Metal Guitar Tab Anthology: The World’s Loudest Songbook featuring 45 Headbanging Songs (2018)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Recorded Versions). Shred your axe and thrash your big hair through the air with this jam-packed collection of 45 metal faves in note-for-note guitar trancriptions with tab. Songs include: Ace of Spades * Bark at the Moon * Breaking the Law * Crazy Train * Dying in Your Arms * Enter Sandman * Hail to the King * Iron Man * Master of Puppets * No More Tears * Painkiller * Redneck * Symphony of Destruction * Toxicity * War Pigs (Interpolating Luke’s Wall) * Your Betrayal * and more. 430 pages of awesomeness!…
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

8. Classical Guitar TAB: 50 Iconic Solos from the Renaissance to Romantic Era (2019)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionClassical Guitar TAB: 50 Iconic Solos from the Renaissance to Romantic Era, includes standard notation with TAB (tablature), and fingering. Organized by three levels: Easy-Early-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Late-Intermediate-Advanced. The main focus of the book is intermediate level. Perfect for students or gigging guitarists looking for a solid collection of historical works and a few arrangements for playing special events. Composers include: Anonymous works, Albeniz, Bach, Carulli, Carcassi, Dowland, Giuliani, Llobet, Mertz, Milano, Molino, Pachabel, Sanz, Scarlatti, Tarrega, and more. Many of these works are…
Author(s): Guitar Editions, Werner

9. Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction) (2012)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionGuitar instructor and music theory professor Damon Ferrante guides you through step-by-step lessons and streaming videos that will give your playing the speed and fluidity you have always dreamed about. This new edition has over 200 lessons, guitar licks, exercises, streaming videos, and scales-over chords concepts.Used by thousands of professional guitarists, students, and teachers, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level! Check out the exciting materials covered in the book and streaming videos:* Alternate & Speed Picking Technique* Legato Technique* Music…
Author(s): Damon Ferrante

10. Van Halen – 30 Classics from the Legendary Guitar God (Authentic Guitar-Tab Editions) (2010)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionThis book contains authentic guitar TAB transcriptions of Eddie Van Halen’s legendary guitar work. Titles: Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love * And the Cradle Will Rock . . . * Atomic Punk * Beautiful Girls * Cathedral * Dance the Night Away * Eruption * Everybody Wants Some * Feel Your Love Tonight * Hang ‘Em High * Hear About It Later * Hot for Teacher * Ice Cream Man * I’m the One * Intruder * Jamie’s Cryin’ * Jump * Little Guitars (Intro) * Little Guitars * Loss of Control * Mean Street * Panama * (Oh) Pretty Woman * Romeo Delight * Runnin’ with the Devil * So This Is Love? * Somebody Get Me a Doctor * Spanish Fly *…
Author(s): Van Halen

11. Guitar Fretboard: Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours: 35+ Tips And Exercises Included (2018)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your AttentionLearning all the notes on the fretboard taking too long? Or worse – seems impossible? This book will unlock all the notes in 5 Simple steps!Why Should I learn the Fretboard?Throughout my years of experience with the guitar, I have come across multiple “pro guitarists” who cannot name the note they just played. Learning guitar theory with no knowledge about the names of the fretboard is comparable to learning complex arithmetic equations without knowing numbers! This book will make sure you don’t end up like one of those guitarists! Here is why you should learn the…
Author(s): Guitar Head

12. Iron Maiden – Guitar Tab: 25 Metal Masterpieces (Guitar Recorded Version) (2017)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Recorded Versions). 25 authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature from the extensive career of these British metal masters that first came onto the scene in 1975. Songs: Aces High * Blood Brothers * Can I Play with Madness * Caught Somewhere in Time * Children of the Damned * Dance of Death * Fear of the Dark * Hallowed Be Thy Name * Iron Maiden * The Number of the Beast * The Phantom of the Opera * Powerslave * The Prisoner * Run to the Hills * Running Free * Seventh Son of a Seventh Son * Stranger in a Strange Land * The Trooper * 22, Acacia…
Author(s): Iron Maiden

13. Hal Leonard Guitar Tab Method – Books 1 & 2 Combo Edition (2012)

Best Guitar Tab Books Worth Your Attention(Guitar Tab Method). “The ultimate learning tool to go from zero to guitar hero in no time!” Guitar World magazine Designed for electric or acoustic guitar. Get started quickly and easily with songs you want to play! This method introduces notes with riffs like “Crazy Train” and “Smoke on the Water,” power chords with classics by AC/DC and the Who, chord-strumming with songs from Neil Young and Nirvana, and much more. The method’s unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin…
Author(s): Jeff Schroedl

mySongBook is a library of tabs written by professional musicians. What you will find in it are new, previously unreleased arrangements for stringed instruments (guitar, ukulele, bass, and banjo), as well as full scores that include the complete transcriptions of every track in the original pieces. Your #1 source for chords, guitar tabs, bass tabs, ukulele chords, guitar pro and power tabs. Comprehensive tabs archive with over 1,100,000 tabs! Tabs search engine, guitar lessons, gear reviews Some best-selling highlights include the Hal Leonard Jimi Hendrix Complete Guitar Tab Library, Alfred Led Zeppelin Box Set I-V Guitar Tab Platinum Edition and Hal Leonard Eric Clapton Complete Clapton Guitar Tab Songbook. And those are just a few examples from a library packed with hundreds of books. No matter what sort of music you want to play, there’s tablature ready to teach it to you. Guitar Tabs Sheet Music & Songbooks Guitar tablature is the easily readable and highly playable format for guitarists, and it doesn’t require the ability to read conventional notation. Our guitar tablature books include authentic transcriptions of some of the best players and bands around. We’ve got the best selection of instructional products, songbooks, tab books, DVDs, reference books, & more for guitar and bass guitar. See the Folk Instruments Section for publications for banjo, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele and other folk instruments.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some guitar tab books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Disney Songs For Classical Guitar

Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard, Year: 2011, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1517722

Metallica - Death Magnetic

Author(s): Metallica
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music, Year: 2008, Size: 52 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 151820

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, 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.

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