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Official Black Sabbath 13 Guitar Tab Now Available
With their latest release, 13—the band's first album featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler since 1978—heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have returned to their doom 'n' gloom roots, once again capturing that (black) metal magic. And we're excited to bring you the official guitar tab for the disc's eight tracks, including "God Is Dead?," "Age of Reason," and "Zeitgeist."
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Official Andy McKee Art of Motion Guitar Tab Now Available
Since we first reported on acoustic guitarist Andy McKee, in March 2009, he has made quite a name for himself, having been featured in countless guitar magazine articles and touring the world both as clinician and performer sharing stages with legends such as Eric Johnson and Peppino D'Agostino, among others.
Which is why we're very excited to finally offer the official guitar tab to his 2008 breakthrough album, Art of Motion, featuring "Drifting" and "Rylynn," which have become two of the biggest YouTube music videos of all time.
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10 Willie Dixon Songs That Made Rock History
Our friend, colleague, and blues musician/historian extraordinaire Ted Drozdowski has just posted a great piece called "10 Great Willie Dixon Songs That Made Rock History," over at Gibson.com. Although Dixon isn't a household name like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, or Stevie Ray Vaughan, his impact on the blues and blues-based rock 'n' roll is just as large.
Here are the 10 songs that Drozdowski highlights. Check out his post, and then come back here and get the sheet music and guitar tabs for these all-time classics
Hoochie Coochie Man
I Can't Quit You Baby
Back Door Man
Evil (Is Going On)
I Just Want to Make Love to You
Little Red Rooster
Wang Dang Doodle
I Ain't Superstitious
Mumford & Sons "I Will Wait" Guitar Tab Choices
A few weeks back we posted guitar tab to Mumford & Sons' smash hit "I Will Wait." That version (click here) was transcribed using the tuning that the band uses for live performance: Db–Bb–Db–Ab–Db–F (low to high). This week, we've posted the official note-for-note guitar tab (click here) for the song as it was recorded in the studio, using open D tuning, down a half step: Db–Ab–Db–F–Ab–Db.
Each has its advantage; for example, open D tuning is likely more familiar and easier on your guitar's neck and strings than the custom configuration of the live tuning, but the live tuning version offers the banjo part in TAB, if you've got a 5-string banjo.
Either transcription, however, will have you jamming on this monster hit in no time.
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Play Some Skynyrd! Guitar Tab, Video Lessons, More
As we head into the heart of summer, it's peak season for picnics, BBQs, and summer jam sessions. And few bands epitomize the sound of summer like Southern rock stalwarts Lynyrd Skynyrd. At GuitarInstructor.com, we've got official guitar tab, video song lessons, and guitar play-along jam tracks for all of their greatest hits like "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," "Gimme Three Steps," and "Don't Ask Me No Questions," among others.
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Be sure to browse all of the Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar tab books and instructional guitar videos at MusicDispatch.com.
Cool New Blues You've Gotta Hear
Here are four great new blues and roots releases that have crossed our desk in the past couple of months. Check 'em out!
Avalon Rory Block (Stony Plain)
Block's reverence for the great bluesmen who've paved the dusty road for contemporary artists is nearly unrivaled. On the acoustic blues tour de force Avalon, Block pays tribute to Mississippi John Hurt, beginning with "Everybody Loves John," an original composition and personal love letter to the blues legend. Also included are choice Hurt cuts including "Candy Man," "Frankie & Albert," and the title track. Amazon.com
Gone to Texas Mike Zito & the Wheel (Ruf)
This is Royal Southern Brotherhood guitarist Mike Zito's debut disc for Ruf Records, and he delivers. The autobiographical, rootsy title track, in which Zito lay bare his soul, is a powerful album opener. The uptempo blues "Rainbow Bridge," featuring slide master Sonny Landreth, picks up the pace, while the heavy shuffle of "The Road Never Ends," featuring Delbert McClinton on vocals and harmonica, is a clear standout track. Amazon.com
Close to the Floor Patrick Sweany (Nine Mile Records)
Standing on that glorious point at which roots, blues, and rock music intersect, Sweany has constructed a contemporary blues sound that at once honors past heroes and moves the genre forward, not unlike Jack White or the Black Keys. Album highlights include the opener "Working For You," "Every Night Every Day," "Slippin'," and "Terrible Years." Amazon.com
Shiver and Sigh Kara Grainger (Eclecto Groove)
On her Eclecto Groove debut, Australian artist Kara Grainger combines sultry vocals, smart phrasing, and great depth in songwriting for an utterly enjoyable listening experience. Her slide guitar lines are particularly tasty, serving more as a compositional layer than a magnet to the spotlight. Album highlights include opener "Little Pack of Lies," the Mike Zito–penned "Holding Out for Love," her take on Robert Johnson's "C'mon in My Kitchen," and the excellent title track. Amazon.com