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Eight Roth-Era Van Halen Guitar Tabs Just Posted

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Ever since he left jaws dropped all across the L.A. rock club scene in the mid-1970s, Eddie Van Halen has been the gold standard of modern rock guitar playing. With a guitar tone the size of the City of Angels--his famous "brown sound"--and chops to match, Eddie rewrote the book on rock guitar, using then-exotic techniques like tapping and harmonics as well as a healthy dose of whammy bar madness.

We've just posted eight new Van Halen guitar tabs from the band's iconic 1978-1984 catalog, including "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "And the Cradle Will Rock," "Mean Street," and "Hot for Teacher."

Van Halen 1978-1984 guitar play-along tab
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Now here's some 1981 Italian TV lip-sync VH for ya ...


John Mayall's Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton Guitar Tab

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 20, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Eric Clapton is undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists in rock history, with a resume that includes the Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & the Dominos, and a longstanding solo career. And as important as his work in all those groups is, it's his heavy blues on John Mayall's iconic 1966 Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton album that reigns supreme in many guitar circles.

Beano guitar tabIntended to be a showcase for the young Clapton, the album comprises primarily covers of blues classics by Otis Rush, Freddie King, and Robert Johnson. Armed with his 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard plugged into a Marshall Bluesbreaker amp, Clapton rose to the challenge, setting the bar for how rock guitar should sound and be played—a standard still chased and adhered to nearly 50 years later.

We've just posted guitar tab for 10 of the album's 12 tracks, including must-know songs "All Your Love (I Miss Loving)," "Hide Away," "Ramblin' on My Mind," and "Steppin' Out."

John Mayall's Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton guitar tab

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Ramones Guitar Tab for 8 Classics Just Posted

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM

The Ramones was arguably the most influential group of the mid-70s punk-rock movement in both the U.S. and the U.K. The original quartet—Joey Ramone (vocals), Johnny Ramone (guitar), Dee Dee Ramone (bass) and Tommy Ramone (drums)—blasted onto the New York City punk scene in 1974, with songs that were very fast and very short, started by Dee Dee's now-famous "1-2-3-4!" count-in. The group made their debut at the historic CBGB club in August of that year and were an immediate hit, playing the club another 74 times by the end of the year. Over the next 22 years, the band would play over 2,000 gigs on their way to becoming one of the most important punk acts in history.

We've just posted guitar tab for eight of the band's greatest tracks, including "Blitzkrieg Bop," "I Wanna Be Sedated," and "Teenage Lobotomy."

The Ramones guitar tab
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