Howard's Guitar Tablature

 

Recent updates:
Henry Mancini - guitar tab for "Holly" (from the soundtrack to the film Breakfast At Tiffany's)
The Beatles - guitar chords for "Good Morning Good Morning" (from the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)


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This is my personal collection of tablature files. I transcribed these songs myself, so my musical tastes will be pretty clear from the selection of songs and artists that you see. Anyone who plays guitar and likes the music of Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, The Beatles, Steely Dan, The Police, Led Zeppelin or Neil Young should find something of interest here. Some files contain detailed tablature for the songs, others contain chord shapes.

Please note: All the guitar tab and chord files that I have are on this page. If you are looking for a particular song and you can't find it here, please don't mail me with requests to work it out. I don't have much time to respond to requests, although offers involving cases of wine or bottles of whisky will be carefully considered ...! Try using some of the other internet tablature resources to track down tablature that isn't on this page.


CONTENTS: Howard's Guitar Tablature Other Internet Tablature Sites Frequently Asked Questions
 

Other Internet Guitar Tablature resources

If the song you are looking for isn't here, there are thousands of other guitar tablature sites that may have what you want. The simplest way to find these is by searching, for example Frank Zappa guitar tab.

Artist Specific Sites

There are a number of specialist sites containing guitar tablature for individual groups/artists that are worth browsing. If you don't find the song you want on my page, have a look at:


Frequently Asked Questions:

Guitar tab: what do all of the numbers and letters mean?

If you need some explanation of the various symbols used in guitar tablature, take a look at my Guide to Guitar Tablature.

How do I play this chord?

Some of these files contain just chord names instead of tablature. The chord shapes are usually included in the file, but if you want to learn a bit about chord theory so that you can work out the chords for yourself then take a look at my Introduction to Guitar Chord Theory.

How do I play a hammer-on/pull-off/bend?

I have written a brief explanation of how to play these effects in my guitar techniques page.

Where can I find a good on-line chord dictionary or list of chords?

Most chord dictionaries and chord lists I have come across cover only basic chords and are not much use for finding shapes for slightly more unusual chords (D/F#, F#7add4, Bm11 ...). This page offers help with chord shapes, points out the common problems with chord dictionaries, and suggests a method for finding shapes for any chord shape you are interested in.


Tablature files organised by group/artist

Alphabetical listing by group name and artist surname:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


The Beatles

Latest addition: guitar chords for "Good Morning Good Morning" from "Sgt Pepper".

 
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For You Blue (chords and tab) For You Blue (chords and tab)
I Feel Fine (chords and tab) I Feel Fine (chords and tab)
Good Morning Good Morning (chords) Recent addition Good Morning Good Morning (chords)
I'm Only Sleeping (chords) I'm Only Sleeping (chords)
Julia (chords and tab) Julia (chords and tab)
Nowhere Man (chords) Nowhere Man (chords)
She Said She Said (chords and tab) She Said She Said (chords and tab)
Strawberry Fields Forever (chords and tab) Strawberry Fields Forever (chords and tab)
We Can Work It Out (chords) We Can Work It Out (chords)
Yesterday (chords and tab) Yesterday (chords and tab)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (chords) You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (chords)

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Steely Dan

All my Steely Dan guitar tablature files are now on a separate Steely Dan guitar tab page

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Joni Mitchell

Note that I now have a separate page that lists the Joni Mitchell piano transcriptions I have done.

For information on the system that Joni uses to classify her tunings, read my Introduction to Joni's tuning system.

I have a page that lists the tunings Joni used for the Taming The Tiger album.

Many more tab and chord files for Joni Mitchell songs, contributed by many people, can be found in the guitar tab section of the JoniMitchell.com web Site.

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Frank Zappa

Another site that has a good collection of Zappa guitar tablature is the Chrome Plated Transcriptions of Destiny.

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Neil Young

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Led Zeppelin

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The Police

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PJ Harvey

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Jimi Hendrix

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The High Llamas

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Henry Mancini

New addition: guitar tab for "Holly" from the soundtrack to the film "Breakfast At Tiffany's".

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XTC

More XTC tablature can be found at the Chalkhills XTC site.

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The Soggy Bottom Boys (featuring Dan Tyminski)

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Pink Floyd

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Paul McCartney

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Queen

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Radiohead

New addition: guitar chords for "Codex" from "The King of Limbs".

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The Rolling Stones

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Nick Drake

An excellent web site containing tablature for most of Nick Drake's songs (as well as general information about Nick Drake) can be found at the Nick Drake Home Page.

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Thelonious Monk

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Edie Brickell

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The Strawbs

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The artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince

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Joe Walsh & James Gang

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TV Theme Tunes

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Jane's Addiction

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Don Henley

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Miscellaneous

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Last updated February 2013