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Example of Tablature to Print:

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Here is a list of all of the songs that use the G – C  – Em – D chord progression:

1.      Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
2.      James Blunt – You’re Beautiful (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
3.      Alphaville – Forever Young (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
4.      Jason Mraz – I’m Yours (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
5.      Mika – Happy Ending (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
6.      Alex Lloyd – Amazing (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
7.      The Calling – Wherever You WIll Go (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
8.      Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
9.      Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
10.     The Last Goodnight – Pictures Of You (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
11.     U2 – With Or Without You (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
12.     Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
13.     Kasey Chambers – Not Pretty Enough (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
14.     The Beatles – Let it Be (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
15.     Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
16.     Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
17.     Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
18.     Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
19.     Men At Work – Land Down Under (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
20.     Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
21.     A Ha – Take On Me (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
22.     Green Day – When I Come Around (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
23.     Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
24.     Toto – Africa (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
25.     Beyonce – If I Were A Boy (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
26.     The Offspring – Self Esteem (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
27.     The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far Kid (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
28.     Pink – You and Your Hand (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
29.     Lady Gaga – Poker Face (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
30.     Aqua – Barbie Girl (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
31.     The Fray – You Found Me (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
32.     30h!3 – Don’t Trust Me (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
33.     MGMT – Kids (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
34.     Tim Minchin – Canvas Bags (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
35.     Natalie Imbruglia – Torn (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
36.     Five For Fighting – Superman (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
37.     Axis Of Awesome – Birdplane (YouTube, Guitar Tab)
38.     Missy Higgins – Scar (YouTube, Guitar Tab)

Crazy right?


I mentioned some of this stuff in the book, here is a rundown of the gear/accessories that I like:

Best Capo in the Universe – Kyser Quick-Change Capo 6-String Gold

Kyser Quick-Change Capo 6-String Gold

My favorite (and most helpful) tool of all time.

I strongly suggest anyone who is new to the guitar (especially kids) pick up a capo.  I love this Kyser kind because it’s super easy to get on and off of the neck of the guitar.  I have a bunch (and they come in multiple colors if you prefer something other than gold).  Capos are especially awesome for kids because they can help smaller fingers get used to fretting notes and chords.


Best Guitar Tuner – Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner (Red) 


Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner Red

Easy to use + Hard to lose = Awesomeness

It is durable, easy to read, easy to use, and bright red (so it’s not easy to lose).  I also recommend getting a tuner app for your phone (the app has definitely helped me in a a pinch), but these clip-on snark tuner has been awesome.


The Best Acoustic Guitar Strings in the Universe –  Elixir Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings


Elixir Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

My Favorite Strings. Ever.

I’ve been playing with these guitar strings for as long as I’ve been playing the guitar.  There is a reason for that.  These strings are super easy on the fingers.  Do your fingers hurt when you play the guitar?  These little babies will ease your finger pain (if only a bit).  They have a coating on them that is easy on the fingers, cuts down on the screechy sound, and has a nice mellow tone.  Get them.  They’re awesome.

Guitar Stand

best guitar stand acoustic or electric

Love This Guitar Stand (and I own at least one per guitar).

If you’re not doing a lot of traveling and you don’t own a super-expensive guitar that requires some humidity control, I don’t really think you need a guitar case.  I prefer leaving the guitar out in the open where I’ll actually remember to pick it up and play or practice.  Rather than leaning it up against a wall, I’d suggest a nice little guitar stand.  I have at least one per guitar (or I use a guitar wall mount like this).  Either way, keep those guitars out and ready to play.




(Full Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that I earn a commission if you purchase through my site.  But don’t worry – these products are awesome, I love them… if I didn’t I wouldn’t recommend them.  I recommend them because they’re great… not because of the small commission that I make from them.  If you have other recommendations, just shoot me an e-mail and let me know!)