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Official Tab for Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Joe Bonamassa is not only one of the finest 21st-century guitar heroes but also a rather prolific one. Between his seemingly nonstop touring schedule, side projects like Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party, his online radio show "The Pickup," and collaborations with artists like Beth Hart, it's a small wonder he finds time to write and record his own material.

Yet, 2014 saw one of Bonamassa's best efforts to date with Different Shades of Bluethe first album of his career to feature all original songs. And we've got the official guitar tab for all 11 tracks, including "Oh Beautiful," "Never Give All Your Heart," and "Trouble Town."

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25 New Top Rock Guitar Tabs Just Posted

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM

We've just posted new guitar tabs for 25 all-time rock classics by Montrose, Rush, Styx, Black Crowes, Asia, Van Halen, Journey, and many more. These tabs are from the upcoming Hal Leonard release, 25 Top Rock Classics, the eighth book in their acclaimed "25 Top Tabs" series.

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We've also got tab from the other seven releases, including top metal, hard rock, blues, blues-rock, and acoustic tracks.

New Tab From the Godfather of Soul James Brown

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The electrifying James Brown—the Godfather of Soul—was one of the greatest entertainers in music history. His command of the stage and larger-than-life persona set a high bar for all soul, funk, and R&B performers to come.

Of course, the contributions of his guitarist, Jimmy Nolen, certainly cannot be overlooked. Nolen pioneered the now essential funk guitar technique called the "chicken scratch" sound, in which he strummed in a straight 16th-note rhythm while employing fret-hand mutes for desired rhythmic effect.

You can check out Nolen's handiwork in the eight new James Brown guitar tabs we've just posted, including "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Cold Sweat, Pt. 1."

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Bruno Mars Guitar Tab Just Posted

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 1, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Truly one of the brightest stars of the current generation's musical talents, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bruno Mars has topped the pop charts and taken home two Grammy Awards. As an artist Mars has soloed over 68 million singles; add in his writing and producing credits, and that number soars to more than 130 million—and he's only 29.

We've just posted official guitar tab for eight of Mars's biggest hits, including "Grenade," "Just the Way You Are," "The Lazy Song," and "Locked Out of Heaven." His blend of rock, soul, R&B, and reggae sounds have helped Mars to carry the torch of his heroes, which include such titanic entertainers as Michael Jackson, Little Richard, and the King himself, Elvis Presley.

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