Hello everyone and welcome to my transcriptions exercises and lessons page for guitar and bass.


I am a pro player and teacher so this stuff is as accurate as you will find anywhere on the net, however the work is limited by time available and the usual software frustrations. If you find an error or omission please let me know as I'm keen that this stuff should be as accurate as possible. There's a lot of bad tab out there, especially the bass transcriptions, so we could all pull together to make this site the one to use. Similarly if you have any accurate transcriptions please let me know and we'll share them. You may freely use this stuff, but remember that it is not available for profit as this would infringe copyright in many cases. Those looking for a workout should start with some left hand ex's, then right hand stuff, then scales and arpeggios. Finally, I insist that all my students make time for some MUSIC. This should include studying the works of others-your peers- such as other guitar pieces, and the truly smart player studies music from whatever source possible. I have applied violin, cello, piano, sax, trumpet and whatever else to guitar and bass. For an example of how this broadens a musicians approach, consider Allan Holdsworth-plays lead like a sax or violin (which he also has studied) and plays chords like a pianist would. Also check out Dick Dale playing guitar as if it were a mandolin or bouzouki! Your practise time should also make room for some improvisation-always more fun with a friend!

Things With Strings

A home for some considered, accurate and useful stuff for people who play fretted lumps of wood with wire attached.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Kreutzer #3

Friday, February 13, 2009

Vivaldi "Summer" solo violin part

This delightful little number makes for a frisky workout for the fingers. Best played on the brisk side!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

String Crossing

One of the main obstacles in securely nailing scales and arpeggios is crossing strings. These exercises should fix that!

Raking Studies

Most players already have this for a bad habit, so why not use it for something? Try winding up the tempo on these!

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Hello pickers! I'm currently working on KC's "Pictures of A City" and Genesis' "Supper's Ready". No problem with the single line stuff but the guitar chord voicings are buggers. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to know. Also looking to get some more Yes stuff on here-especially the classic albums. If you have any accurate transcriions you could let me have I'd be keen to incorporate them. Even fragments will do, so long as they're accurate and preferably done on Finale or Sibelius.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

King Crimson "In The Court Of The Crimson King"

Can't say with 100% conviction that the chord voicings are correct here, so these are my best guess-they're definitely in the ball park, but I'd welcome any informed comment which might get at the truth.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

King Crimson "Moonchild"

Ony the song itself, not the improvisation that follows. The melody shold be played with all the sustain you can muster and the chord part should be played hybrid style-pick for the bass notes and 3 fingers for the rest.

Bon Jovi "Living On A Prayer" Bass

Foo Fighters "Long Road To Ruin" Bass