Welcome! I have been transcribing professionally for over 25 years, creating the official note-for-note guitar songbooks for artists such as Metallica, John Mayer, Steve Vai, and Joe Pass. Please see below for a full listing.

CUSTOM GUITAR TRANSCRIPTIONS - Accurate and User-friendly
I specialize in creating accurate, user-friendly transcriptions, and enjoy tailoring them to fit your needs. For a no-obligation quote, please feel free to email me at I always reply same day to all inquiries. [samples]

  • Please attach an mp3 or m4a of the song you'd like transcribed. (Or include a YouTube link.)

  • For partial songs and solos, please send full mp3 with track times indicated (e.g. 1:12-1:55).

  • Your choice of PDF, Sibelius or Guitar Pro 6 files.

  • Payment accepted exclusively via PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required.)

  • Minimum charge is US$55.

  • Please note I never resell custom transcriptions. Yours is yours alone.

In addition to transcribing books of jazz and classical chord/melody pieces, I have also created multiple books of original arrangements in all styles (see below) and would be happy to create one for your favorite song.

I love working directly with indie songwriters and have created many artists' sheet music and lead sheets. [samples]

I offer lessons via Skype on effectively using Sibelius, including workarounds for guitar not found in the manual.

Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to hearing from you:

[Updated February 2018]


Following is a list of books to which I've contributed transcriptions.

(Some of the books listed are out of print and hard to find. If you cannot locate a copy,
feel free to email me at, as I may have one for sale.)

Hal Leonard Publishing

Aerosmith - Get a Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play
Albert King - Very Best of, In Session
Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains, Nothing Safe
All-American Rejects - Move Along
American Hi-Fi - American Hi-Fi
Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castles, Best of
A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Audioslave - Audioslave
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen, Best of Avenged Sevenfold 2005-2013, The Stage
Beach Boys - Very Best of
Beck - Mutations, Midnight Vultures
Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun
Blink 182 - Enema of the State, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Greatest Hits
Bob Seger - Collection
Boston - Boston, Don't Look Back
Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer
Breaking Benjamin - We Are Not Alone
Brian Adams - Greatest Hits
Buckcherry - Buckcherry
Buddy Guy - Collection
Bullet for My Valentine - Temper Temper
Charlie Christian - The Definitive Collection
Creed - Human Clay
Crosby, Stills and Nash - Best of
Crossfade - Crossfade
David Wilcox - Collection
Days of the New - Days of the New 2 (Green) (Warner Bros.)
Default - The Fallout
Dick Dale - Best of
Dinosaur Jr. - Best of
Doc Watson - Guitar Anthology
Doyle Dykes - Virtuoso (Alfred Publishing)
Earl Scruggs - The Earl Scruggs Banjo Songbook
Ed Sheeran - Divide
Eric Clapton - Blues, Riding With The King (w/ B.B. King), Reptile, Me & Mr. Johnson, Back Home, I Still Do
Eric Johnson - Up Close
Eve 6 - Horrorscope
Filter - Title of Record
Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell
Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose, The Colour and the Shape
Fuel - Sunburn
Gary Moore - Best of
Godsmack - Godsmack, IV
George Lynch - Best of
Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl
Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless
Green Day - ¡Dos!
Herb Ellis - Best of
Hootie and the Blowfish - Musical Chairs
Igor Preznykov - Igor Preznykov’s Fingerstyle Guitar Anthology
Incubus - Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder
Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales, On and On, In Between Dreams, Sleep Through the Static, To the Sea, From Here to Now to You
Jaco Pastorius - The Greatest Jazz-Fusion Bass Player
Jane's Addiction - Best of
Janis Joplin - Best of
Jazz Masters Play Gershwin (George Van Eps, Johnny Smith, Joe Pass, Martin Taylor, Earl Klugh, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney, Ralph Towner)
Jerry Cantrell - Boggy Depot
Jesse Cook - Works Vol. 1
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy; Winterland Highlights; People, Hell and Angels; The Red House Collection
Joe Bonamassa - Collection, Dustbowl, Driving Towards the Daylight, Different Shades of Blue, Blues of Desperation, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Joe Pass - Joe Pass Omnibook
Joe Walsh - Best of
John Fahey - Guitar Anthology
Keith Urban - Guitar Anthology
Kenny Burrell - Best of
Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause (Warner Bros.)
Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent
Kinks - Best of
Korn - See You on the Other Side (Hal Leonard), Follow the Leader, Issues (Warner Bros.)
Larry Carlton - Guitar Tab Collection
Lenny Breau - Best of
Les Paul - Best of
Limp Bizkit - Three Dollar Y'all, Significant Other (Warner Bros.)
Lit - A Place in the Sun
Lonnie Mack - Collection
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
Matchbox Twenty - Mad Season, More Than You Think You Are
Melissa Etheridge - Skin
Megadeth - The World Needs a Hero, The System Has Failed, Thirteen
Mike Stern - Best of
Monster Magnet - Power Trip
MXPX - The Ever Passing Moment
Neil Young - Best of
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Nothing More - Best of
Offspring - Americana, Conspiracy of One
Otis Rush - Collection
Oysterhead - The Grand Pecking Order
Papa Roach - The Paramour Sessions
Pat Metheny - Guitar Warm-ups
Pink Floyd - Acoustic Guitar Collection
Phish - Billy Breathes, Farmhouse
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
Queensryche - Very Best of
Rage Against the Machine - Renegades
Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute, Californication, By the Way
Robben Ford - Guitar Anthology
Robert Cray - Best of
Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus
Saliva - Every Six Seconds, Back Into Your System
Santana - Santana IV
Shadows Fall - Retribution
Silverchair - Neon Ballroom
Sister Hazel - Somewhere More Familiar
Slash - Guitar Anthology
Slipknot - Slipknot, Iowa
Stanley Clarke - Collection
Steve Vai - The Ultra Zone, Alive in an Ultra World, Modern Primitive
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Blues at Sunrise, Live at Carnegie Hall
Stonesour - Stonesour
Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler, Does This Look Infected?
System of a Down - System of a Down, Toxicity
Taylor Swift - Red, 1989
The Black Keys - Attack & Release, Turn Blue
The Calling - Camino Palmero
The Cars - Greatest Hits
The Gaslight Anthem - Best of
The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Tragically Hip - The Tragically Hip Guitar Tab Collection
The Who - Tommy, Face Dances, A Quick One
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea, Collection
Tom Petty - Highway Companion
Tommy Emmanuel - Little by Little, All I Want for Christmas
Tonic - Lemon Parade
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
Trivium - Vengeance
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie
Weezer - Green Album, Maladroit, White Album
Yellowcard - Ocean Ave.
ZZ Top - Early Classics
3 Doors Down - Seventeen Days
311 - From Chaos

Original Fingerstyle Guitar Arrangements - Star Wars for Classical Guitar, Celtic Favorites for Open-Tuned Guitar (DADGAD), Classical Flute & Guitar, To Have & To Hold (A Classical Gtr. Wedding Collection), Jeckyll & Hyde - The Musical, John Denver's Greatest Hits, John Tesh for Fingerstyle Gtr., Folk Festival, Guitarist's Christmas Delight (Open Tunings), Most Beautiful Classical Melodies for Flute & Guitar, Bach for Flute & Guitar

Miscellaneous - 50's Guitar Classics, More of the 1950's, 80's Flashback, 80's Metal, The 1990's, Folk-Rock Gtr. Collection, Lilith Fair - A Collection of Women in Music, Love & Peace Rock, Sounds of Texas, Spiderman (Soundtrack), Women in Rock

"Guitar Bible" Series - Acoustic, Acoustic Rock, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Folk-Rock, Hard Rock, Instrumental, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Progressive Rock, Rockabilly

Cherry Lane Music
(now a subsidiary of Hal Leonard)

Alien Ant Farm - ANThology
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal (editor)
Biohazard - Urban Discipline
Black Label Society - Mafia, Shot to Hell
Bonnie Raitt - Best of, Silver Lining
Brett Dennen - So Much More
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Best of
Bush - Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, Science of Things, Best of EZ Guitar
Coal Chamber - Coal Chamber, Chamber Music
Colbie Caillat - Coco
Dandy Warhols - Come Down
Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission..., The Places You Have Come to Fear
Dave Matthews - Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Live in Chicago, Some Devil, Best of EZ Guitar Vols. 1&2, Anthology, Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live at Luther College Vols. 1&2
Derek Trucks Band - Already Free
Dio - Best of
Dixie Dregs - Full Circle
Faster Pussycat - Wake Me When It's Over (editor)
Faith No More - King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime
Fates Warning - Best of
Foreigner - Mr. Moonlight, Best of
G3 (Satriani, Vai, Johnson) - Live
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident, Live Era
Hawthorne Heights - The Silence in Black and White, If Only You Were Lonely
Heart - Best of
Hole - Live Through This, Celebrity Skin
Iron & Wine - Best of
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things; Love Is a Four Letter Word
Jeff Healey Band - Hell to Pay (editor)
Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream (editor), Time Machine (Books 1&2), Best of for EZ Gtr., The Art of Joe Satriani, Joe Satriani, Crystal Planet, Engines of Creation, Strange Beautiful Music, Is There Love in Space?, Professor Satchafunkilus
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed America
John Mayer - Heavier Things, Continuum, Battle Studies
John Denver - Greatest Hits, Folk Singer
Johnny Winter - Best of
Keith Urban - Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing
Kevin Salem - Soma City
King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (editor)
Lenny Kravitz - Circus, Lenny, Best of for EZ guitar
Lifehouse - Stanley Climbfall
Los Lobos - Colossal Head
Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes, The Burning Red
Marshall Tucker Band - Best of
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Authentic Guitar Style of...
Mick Mars - Best of
Moe - Best of
Monte Montgomery - Collection
Motley Crue - Best of
Metallica - Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning (editor), Garage Inc., Load, Re-Load, S&M, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Lulu, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Mr. Big - Lean Into It, Bump Ahead, Hey Man
O.A.R. - From the Basement Vol. I
Overkill - The Years of Decay (editor)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Down to Earth
Papa Roach - Love Hate Tragedy
Powerman 5000 - Tonight the Stars Revolt
Primus - Anthology (A-N, 0-Z), Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Ryan Adams - Best of
Sepultura - Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D., Roots, Against
Sevendust - Sevendust, Home
Slaughter - Stick It to Ya (editor)
Slayer - Haunting the Chapel, Reign in Blood, Undisputed Attitude, Diabolus In Musica
Soulfly - Soulfly
Soundgarden - Down On the Upside
Steve Hunter - Hymns for Guitar
Steve Morse - High Tension Wires (editor), Structural Damage, Best of
Steve Vai - Steve Vai
Tesla - Bust a Nut
Tenacious D - Tenacious D
The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix (editor)
The Dead 60's
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Van Halen - Balance
Various Artists - British Blues Guitar Heroes
Various Artists - Blues Masters by the Bar
Various Artists - Guitar Heroes
Various Artists - Jazz Guitar Sampler
Veruca Salt - American Thighs, Eight Arms to Hold You
Warren Haynes - Best of
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
World Wrestling Federation - The Music Vol. 3, Forceable Entry
XYZ - XYZ (editor)
Zac Brown Band - The Foundation, You Get What You Give, Uncaged
Zakk Wylde - Anthology

Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine - Contributed monthly transcriptions, 1994 until final issue in 1999. Authored a two-part instructional series, "The Art of Transcribing", for the Nov. & Dec. 1996 issues (PDF available upon request).



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