|Professional Guitar Tablature|
The two best sources of professional Kottke tab are Stropes Editions Ltd., owned by John Stropes, and Accent On Music, owned by Mark Hanson.
Stropes Editions Ltd. Stropes Editions Ltd. is the foremost authority on Leo Kottke guitar tablature. John Stropes, who also does tab for other fingerstyle artists including Michael Hedges, is well-known for his meticulous and error-free guitar tablature. John produced the very first book of Kottke tab, Leo Kottke/Eight Songs, and is now in the process of releasing transcriptions of individual Kottke tunes.
Tab for the following tunes is available from Stropes Editions, Ltd. Follow the links below to order the book or individual tab from the Stropes Editions Ltd. web site, or click on the logo above.
Tune Where Available Across the Street Individual Transcription Airproofing II Individual Transcription Bean Time Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Blue Dot Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Driver Individual Transcription Easter and the Sargasso Sea 20th Century Masters of Finger-Style Guitar Eggtooth Individual Transcription Even His Feet Look Sad Individual Transcription Fisherman Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Ice Fields Individual Transcription Jack Fig Leo Kottke/Eight Songs June Bug Individual Transcription Machine 3 (a.k.a., Vaseline Machine Gun) Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Mona Ray Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Morning Is The Long Way Home Individual Transcription Oddball Individual Transcription Ojo Leo Kottke/Eight Songs Prodigal Grave 20th Century Masters of Finger-Style Guitar Snorkel Individual Transcription Te Veo Individual Transcription Three Walls And Bars Leo Kottke/Eight Songs You can buy Leo Kottke/Eight Songs from John Stropes' web site (follow links above) or else
For evaluation purposes, here are a few excerpts from tab available from Stropes Editions Ltd. Click on the link to retrieve an image of the first measure or two of the tab:
20th Century Masters of Fingerstyle Guitar Easter and the Sargasso Sea (158 K) Leo Kottke/Eight Songs The Fisherman (119 K) Individual Transcription Ice Fields (68 K)
Accent On Music
Accent On Music is another excellent source of professional Kottke guitar tablature. This tab, created by Mark Hanson, is accompanied by an audio cassette in which Mark walks you through the fingerings of the tunes at half-speed. This approach is extremely effective at helping you learn the tunes measure by measure, at a slow speed, so that eventually you can play them at Leo's speed. If you're a Kottke tab virgin, you may want to learn a couple of tunes using Mark's method before tackling John Stropes' tab, which is often more complex.
Accent on Music has two books on Leo Kottke available:
The Music of Leo Kottke
Leo Kottke Transcribed
Tune Where Available Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring The Music of Leo Kottke Busted Bicycle The Music of Leo Kottke Crow River Waltz The Music of Leo Kottke Theme from "The Rick & Bob Report" The Music of Leo Kottke A Trout Toward Noon Leo Kottke Transcribed William Powell Leo Kottke Transcribed Little Beaver Leo Kottke Transcribed First to Go Leo Kottke Transcribed Times Twelve Leo Kottke Transcribed
For evaluation purposes, here are some excerpts from tab available from Accent on Music. Click on the link to retrieve an image of the first measure or two of the tab:
Music of Leo Kottke Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (121 K) Leo Kottke Transcribed William Powell (150 K) Leo Kottke Transcribed Times Twelve (28 K)
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