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Old 05-21-2011, 06:24 AM
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Question Best Acoustic Guitar Tab Books?

I am struggling to find good TAB books. Some have great song selections but poor tablature. Others have great TAB, 100 songs, but only a few that I want to play...

This one is really great:

"Fingerpicking Beatles and Expanded Edition: 30 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation and Tab (Finger Style Guitar)"

Can anyone name other books like this one? I have a beginner book, which is fun for sing a-longs with the kids: "Jumbo Easy Guitar Songbook" (Hal Leonard). They are tab'd but a bit too easy.

I have the fantastic "Complete Country Blues Guitar Book" by Stefan Grossman (this comes with two CDs as well, and is an incredible value) but I am looking for pop tunes that are easily recognizable to play at a large family reunion this August. (I need lots of prep time)

It is an older crowd who love Beatles, Dylan, etc...I am early Intermediate.

Are there any good TAB books (not chord/sing along books) that anyone can recommend?

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:28 AM
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start your own music book, go to chordie and download the songs with tabs words etc. 3 hole punch and put in notebook.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:51 AM
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start your own music book, go to chordie and download the songs with tabs words etc. 3 hole punch and put in notebook.
I didn't know of this website...wow! Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:57 AM
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Seamus,

Also check out Songsterr:

http://www.songsterr.com/

Generally very high quality tabs, a midi playback interface, but subscription required to print.

And Ultimate-Guitar.com

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Here, you have to use the tab rating system to discover the better tabs, and that is greatly facilitated if you have an iphone and the ultimate-guitar app (which is really fantastic).

Chordie is good too but I've found their tab collection to be limited in both scope and quality.

JD
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:51 PM
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i love the Ultimate-Guitar.com iPad-iPod app. I easily carry all my tabs with me. All I do is put my iPad on a music stand and I am instantly read to rock with all my previously downloaded tabs.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:00 PM
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Default Laurence Juber Plays Lennon & Mccartney

http://www.amazon.com/Laurence-Juber.../dp/1617741221

This book by Laurence Juber is going to be launched later this month.
Looking forward to it. Anyone else?
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:15 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Laurence-Juber.../dp/1617741221

This book by Laurence Juber is going to be launched later this month.
Looking forward to it. Anyone else?
I just ordered this one based on your recommendation.

Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:41 PM
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I just ordered this one based on your recommendation.

Thanks!
Cool Edman! I'm going to be busy this June with this new tab book!
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:45 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Laurence-Juber.../dp/1617741221

This book by Laurence Juber is going to be launched later this month.
Looking forward to it. Anyone else?
Thanks for the heads up! I really liked Juber's first book even though parts of the songs are a bit beyond me. Hopefully he has an arrangement for Imagine in the book coming up.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:23 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! I really liked Juber's first book even though parts of the songs are a bit beyond me. Hopefully he has an arrangement for Imagine in the book coming up.
This book features his 15 Beatles arrangements in his vol 2 CD. Which does not include Imagine.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:16 PM
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I pre-ordered it too!

"Fingerpicking Beatles" TAB is great. (I wish it had a few different songs, though...so I am excited about the new book from Juber)

Are there any other books of this quality?

I bought it in 2007 and it was over my head, but now I am going through it nicely (slowly, but getting there).

It is difficult to find good TAB books that aren't too easy, or are well tab'd.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:24 PM
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Being also a fan of Don Ross and Andy Mckee, I go to their websites to download their tab (not free). They are not easy, and well gives a gratifying challenge. It's just the alternative tunings that is kinda hassle and breaks a few strings.

Tommy Emmanuel's songs are the ones I play most because they are mostly standard tuning or occassionally Drop D and G6 Tunings, and nothing else.
I'm so looking forward to his tab book for "Little by Little" album. It will be gold. Yes some of the song tabs can be found online, but sometimes prefer the 'real deal'.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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Seamus,

Also check out Songsterr:

http://www.songsterr.com/

Generally very high quality tabs, a midi playback interface, but subscription required to print.

And Ultimate-Guitar.com

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Here, you have to use the tab rating system to discover the better tabs, and that is greatly facilitated if you have an iphone and the ultimate-guitar app (which is really fantastic).

Chordie is good too but I've found their tab collection to be limited in both scope and quality.

JD
i never new about songster. this is great thanks man!
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:34 AM
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i never new about songster. this is great thanks man!
Tried songster too but found some inaccuracy. Afraid of learning the wrong stuff, i bought the actual official tab instead.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:04 AM
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Tried songster too but found some inaccuracy. Afraid of learning the wrong stuff, i bought the actual official tab instead.
did you buy the actual tab at their site? I'm still navigating myself through these web pages. thanks!
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