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TRANSCRIPTION LIBRARY: For Students and Private Study

Note that the transcriptions of the following artists’ solos and compositions were not simply “TABs” taken from the internet; they were all transcribed personally by Richard Rabatin over a half-century of study. Click on each item for a detailed listing.

CLASSIC ROCK (50's, 60's, 70's)
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Procul Harem, Robben Trower, The Who, The Animals, Led Zepellin, Van Morrison, Jethro Tull, Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Jimmy Hendrix, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Donovan, The Kinks, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead, Gerry Garcia Aciustic Band, The Blue Riders of the Purple Sage, The Doors, The Byrds, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Barry Mcguire, Angus Young, Gerry Garcia, Larry Carlton, NRBQ, Creedence Clearwater, John Fogarty, Crosby, Stills-Nash-and- Young, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Chuck Berry, The Ventures, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, The Sufaris, David Gilmour and Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, Chuck Chandler, Link Wray, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, ACDC, The Yardbirds, Rick Derringer, The Band, Robbey Robertson, Rick Danko, Blind Faith, John Cougar, The Police, Andy Sommers, U2, Guns and Roses, Bruce Hornsby, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Al Kooper, Chicago, Big Janis Joplin, Brother & the Holding Company, Boston, The Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Robbie Krieger, Foreigner, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Joe Perry, Journey, Triumph, Kid Rock, Kansas, Leslie West & Mountain, Bryan Adams, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Joe Jackson, Lou Reed, The Godz, The Fugs, Neil Schoen, The Shags, Rod Stewart, Styxx, Queen, Warren Zevon, Heart, Steve Miller, The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Glen Frey, Leonard Cohn, Hooty and the Blowfish, Don McClean, Styxx, The Dixie Chicks, Counting Crows, The Black Crows, The White Stripes, Elvis Costello, John Herrington.
Son House, John Hammond, Jr., Howlin' Wolf, Champiin Jack Dupree, Muddy Waters, Tom Waitts, Hubert Sumlin, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Rice Miller, Rev. Gary Davis, Lonnie Johnson, Skip James, Taj Mahal, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie McTell, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Peter Green, Danny Kirwin, Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Big Bill Broonzy, T-Bone Walker, Hiram Bullock, Cornell Dupree, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, ZZ TOP, Billy Gibbons, Donald Fagon, The New York R&B and Soul Review, Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Baty, Rick Estrin, Robert Johnson, Microwave Dave, Angus Young, Mick Abrhams, Billy Gibbons, Walter Becker, Jeff Beck, Bruce Cockburn, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Carlos Santana, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Keb Mo, Leadbelly, Duke Robillard, Charlie Daniels, Joe Cropper, Bukka White, Willie Dixon, Derek Truck and Susan Tedeschi, Mark Knopfler, Elvin Bishop, Gary Moore, Shuggie Otis, Mark Spoelstra, The Brecker Brothers, Steve Winwood, Rev. Gary Davis, Etta James, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivy, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Rogers, Dr. John, Janis Joplin, Hubert Sumlin, David Lindley, Mat “Guitar” Murphy, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Les Paul, Roy Buchanan, Booker T. and the MGs, Mike Bloomfield, Mississippi John Hurt, Marvin Gaye, Wild Bill Jennings, Roomful of Blues, Savoy Brown, Kim Simmonds, Cornell Dupre, Jimmy Smith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, John Raitt, Leon Redbone, Charlie Musselwhite, The Blues Project, King Buscuit Boy, Joe Perry, Stevie Wonder, Ry Coder, Luther Tucker, Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa, Luther Allison, Hugh McCraken, The Sub Dudes, The Dirty Dozen, Stephan Grossman, The Black Keys, Jack White, Nigel Rogers, Chic, Good Times, Chris Spedding, Nick Mason and Carla Bley and Fictitious Sports, John Hyatt, Sonny Landreth, The Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, Sam & Dave, Curtis Mayfield, Seal, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Soul Live, John Herrington, The Dukes of September.
Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Ry Cooder, Eric Clapton, David Lyndley, Duane Allman, Elmore James, Mick Taylor, Beck, Sonny Landreth.
The Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Toy Caldwell, Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Government Mule.
James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Tommy Emmanuel, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Elizabeth, Cotton, Dave Van Ronk, Jorma Kaukonen, Harry “Haywire” McClintock, Willy Ackerman, Alex DiGrassi, Gordon Lightfoot, David Hedges, Eva Cassidy, Indigo Girls, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, The Kingston Trio, Adam Raffert, Eric Johnson, Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Norman Blake, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline.
Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, NRBQ,Merle Travis, Joe Maphis, Brad Paisley, Big and Rich, Jerry Garcia, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Roy Clark, NRBQ, David Grisman Acoustic, James Taylor, Bela Flek, Jerry Douglas, Bob Dylan Dave Van Ronk, Bert Jansch, Willy Ackerman, David Hedges, Danny Kalb, Lindsy Buckingham, Joni Mitchell, Steven Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Elizabeth Cotton, John Fahey, The Stray Cats, Allison Kraus, David, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Rawlings Machine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brian Setzer, Bob Weir, Eddie Cochran, John Renbourne.
Bob Marley, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Modest Mouse, Real Big Fish, The Mighty Might Bosstones, Sublime, Big Head Todd, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Green Day, Matchbox 20, The Rude Boys, Korn, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Blink 182, No Doubt, Disturbed, Bad Religion, NOFX, Ramstein, Slipknot, Static X, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumkins,, Incubus, Linkin’ Park Weazer, Tool, Dispatch, System of the Down, P.O.D., Nine Inch Nails, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Dispatch, Fountains of Wayne.
The Fixx, The Clash, The Cure, The Sex Pistiols, The Ramones, MC5, The Velvet Underground (& Niko), Rancid, OffSpring, Sum 41, Ten Foot Pole, SNFU, Pennywise, Total Chaos, Wayne Kramer
Eddie Van Halen, The Scorpians, Michael Shenker, Steve Vai, George, Deep Purple, Richie Blackmore, Black Sabbath, Tommy Iommi, David Sardo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motely Crue, Kirk Hamett, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motely Crue, Mr. Big, Paul Gilbert, Dokken, George Lynch, The Lynch Mob, Metallica, Def Leopard, Paul Gilbert, White Snake, Mr. Big, Racer X, Queensreich, Rainbow, Richie Blackmore, Randy Rhodes, Ozzy, Slipknot, Stryker, Bucket Head, Tesla, Avenged 7-fold, The Vandals, Creed, Living Sacrifice.
Alan Holdsworth, Weather Report, Steve Lukether, Toto, Steve Howe, Randy Roos, Alex Lifeson, John Patrucci, , Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Aerosmith, Phish Alan Holdsworth, Steely Dan, Alex Lifeson, Brand X, Genisis, Phil Collins, The Brecker Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Little Feat, Enja,, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, Roben Trower, The Soft Machine, Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Dave Mathews, Phish, Soundgarden, The Liquid Tension Experiment, Dream Theater, Les Claypool/Primus
Weather Report, Genesis, The Yellow Jackets, Tom Scott’s L.A. Express, Steve Khan, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Al Demiola, Pat Metheny, Bill Frissell, Randy Roos, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Soul Live, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall, Mick Goodrick, John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mike Stern, Oscar Moore, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, Tuck and Patti, Pat Metheny, George Van Epps, Freddie Green, Herb Ellis, Duke Robillard, Chuck Wayne, Joe Pume, Joe Pass, Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessel, Steve Khan.
George Clinton, James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, Bruce Cassidy, Percy Jones, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Chris Squire, Anthony Jackson, Tommy Blanton, Roscoe Beck,Jeff Berlin, Big Head Todd, Harvey Brooks, Jack Bruce, Les Claypool, John Entwhistle, Flea, Mike Gordon, Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Jim Earl, Mark Egan, Percy Faith, Percy Jones, Geddy Lee, Phil Lesch, Tommy Shannon, Roscoe Beck,Ron Carter, Steve Gilmore, Gary Granger,Jamie Jamerson, Alphonso Johnson, Daryl Jones, Paul McCartney, Ron McClure, John McVie, Red Mitchell, Felix Pappilardi, John Patatucci, Jaco Pastorius, Steve Swallow, Bill Wyman.
JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS (Guitar unless otherwise noted)
Louis Armstrong (Trumpet), Duke Ellington (Composer, Piano), Count Basie (Composer, Piano), Benny Goodman (Clarinet, Composer), Jimmy Blanton (Bass), Michael Gibbs (Composer), Carla Bley (Piano), Chester Thompson (Drums), Gary Burton (Vibraphone), Chet Baker (Trumpet) Dennis Chambers (Drums), Chick Corea (Piano), Red Garland (Piano), Herb Ellis, Barney Kessell, Chuck Wayne, Kenny Burrell, Dave Brubeck (Piano), Paul Chambers (Bass),Charlie Christian, Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums), Paul Desmond (Alto), Mark Egan (Bass), Mike Gibbs (Composer/Arranger), Jacki McLean (Alto), Henry Mancini (Composer), Johnny Mercer (Composer), David Liebman (Soprano & Tenor Sax), George Mraz (Bass), Jim Hall, Hank Jones (Piano), John Coltrane (Tenor Sax), Mick Goodrick, Jimmy Haslip (Bass), Michael Brecker (Tenor Sax), Mickey Baker, Mike Mantler (Trumpet), Horace Silver (Piano), Miles Davis (Trumpet), Don Grolnick (piano), Mike Stern, Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), Steve Kahn, Will Lee (Bass), Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller (Bass), Sir Rolland Hannah (Piano), Jimmy Raney, Ron Carter (Bass), Sonny Rollins (Tenor Sax), Steve Gilmore (Bass), Sonny Stitt (Alto), Steve Swallow (Bass), George Van Epps, George Winston (Piano), John Scofield, Steve Jordan (Drums), Wayne Shorter (Tenor), Tal Farlow, Thelonius Monk (Piano), Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Lunceford (Arranger), Clark Terry (trumpet, Arranger), Paul Motian (Percussion, Arranger), John Campbell (Piano), Joe Lovano (Tenor), Kenny Garrett (Alto), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Chris Potter (Tenor Sax).
Ginger Baker, Tom Brechtlein, Chester Thompson, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Mason, Peter Erskine , Mick Fleetwood, Steve Jordan, Adam Nussbaum, Philly Joe Jones, Chad Wackerman, Terry Silverlight, Bill Goodwin, Neal Pert, Keith Carlock.
William Byrd, J.S. Bach, G. Handel, Jean Philippe Rameau, Ludwig Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Claude Debussy, Bela Bartok.



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John Scofield: Extensive Transcriptions of John Scofield Solos and Compositions transcribed by Richard Rabatin.
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Two and Three Part Inventions: J.S. Bach.
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Scale Sychronization: Hal Galper. .
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