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New tab and video: The Needle and the Damage Done (Neil Young)

One of the requisite tunes that one learns as a young guitarist.  This arrangement, though simple, is a challenge due to the double stop that is maintained on the high A and E strings while the walking bass is done on the low G.  This is to keep the tonality of Neil’s acoustic guitar arrangement. […]


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Free: All Right Now — Arranging Classic Rock

Here’s the first part of a series of 70s guitar anthem rock tunes I’ll soon put up.  Everyone knows this tune by Free from the album Fire and Water.  No more formidable duo than Kossoff and Rodgers.  Clean stripped down blues based British classic rock that was the blueprint for everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd (who owed […]


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Freddie King “Heads Up” on Tablature Page

I’m sorry about how long I’ve been away.  Between a job promotion and helping a 17 year old go through the college application and scholarship process, I haven’t touched a mandolin much. Here’s another installment in my blues series:  Freddie King’s “Heads Up”  I love this tune and it’s a jam favorite out in these […]


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Video YouTube Lesson for SRV’s Pride & Joy

Yesterday I posted a 15 minute YouTube lesson for last months’ tab of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Pride & Joy.  Tab is available to Tab Subscribers to this site.  Enjoy the lesson.


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New Blues Tab/Lesson: Killing Floor by Howling’ Wolf (Hubert Sumlin guitar)

The quintessential crossover blues riff made famous in the rock world by Jimi Hendrix.  Classic riff that is chord-based.  Video to follow. Available through the tab subscription through this website.


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New Blues Series: SRV “Pride & Joy” (Intro) added to Tablature page

It’s been awhile since I’ve focused on blues, so I will spotlight great riffs or tunes over the next few months.  The first is SRV’s “Pride & Joy,” the quintessential Austin Tejas big balls roadhouse blues tune.  This is the introduction to the first verse.  YouTube video to follow shortly. It is available on my […]


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New arrangement: Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (part 1)

Jethro Tull is one of my all time favorite rock bands.  Ian Anderson and Martin Barre have been very influential in how I conceive of the confluence of light and dark (acoustic & electric; flute & guitar; etc.) in a rock setting.  Most directly, Ian’s acoustic guitar playing heavily influenced how I play acoustic guitar […]


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New arrangement: Wanted Dead or Alive, Bon Jovi

Per request of tablature subscriber Barry Hines, I’ve arranged Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive for mandolin.  It’s a great choice for mandolin.  This is not an arrangement of the full song, but all the parts are there.  Love Sambora’s playing on it and the solo, though not a note for note transcription, pays homage […]


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Aerosmith “Dream On” tab now posted & Progression Files added

I have now posted Aerosmith’s Dream On to the tablature page.  It is the tablature for this video:     Also I have now begun attaching Progression/Notion files to tabs.  These can be viewed on your iPad, Mac, and PC with either the Progression or Notion apps (the iPad apps are called Progression for iPad […]


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