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Grateful Dead and related songbooks

A selection of songbooks containing Grateful Dead or related music is listed below. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Further information about most of the books is available via the 'info' button.

Additions and corrections are welcome



Related discography pages:
Grateful Dead bookshelf
San Francisco sixties music books
Source and reference books



Grateful Dead Songbooks

info Grateful Dead, 1973
info Grateful Dead, Vol 2, 1976
info Grateful Dead Anthology, 1979
info The Best of the Grateful Dead, 1979
info Grateful Dead: Guitar Superstar Series, 1986
info The Best of Grateful Dead for Guitar, 1988
info In The Dark Songbook, 1988
info The Grateful Dead Made Easy For Guitar, 1989?
info Built To Last Songbook, 1989
info Grateful Dead Anthology for Intermediate Guitar, 1990
info Grateful Dead Anthology for Easy Guitar, 1990?
info The New Best of Grateful Dead, 1990
info Classic Grateful Dead : Selections from American Beauty, 1991
info Classic Grateful Dead : Selections from Workingman's Dead, 1991
info Without A Net Songbook, 1991
info Grateful Dead (Rock Legends Series), 1993
info Grateful Dead Anthology II, 1996
info Grateful Dead: Authentic Guitar Classics Vol. 1, 1996
info Grateful Dead: Authentic Guitar Classics Vol. 2, 1996
info Hundred Year Hall Songbook, 1996
info Grateful Dead Anthology Box Set, 2000
info The New Best of Grateful Dead for Guitar, 2000
info Music of the Grateful Dead : Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar, 2001
info Easy Guitar Anthology: 20 Greatest Hits, 2002
info The Very Best of Grateful Dead, 2004
info Grateful Dead: Play Their Songs Now: Song Xpress, 2005 (DVD)
info Garcia/Hunter Songbook: Songs Of The Grateful Dead, 2005
info Grateful Dead Favorites to Strum and Sing, 2005

Various artist songbooks that include at least one Grateful Dead song

In this section the date given may be that of the latest edition rather than the original publication date.

no info The Psychedelic Years, 19??
no info The Greatest Rock Classics for Easy Guitar, 1978
info Rise Up Singing, 1989
no info Star Power: the Best in Rock Guitar: Authentic Guitar-Tab Edition, 1993
info The Essential Classic Rock Bass Lines, 1997
info Prime Cuts: Classic Rock Guitar, 1999
info 80 Years Of Popular Music: The Seventies, 199?
info Easy Guitar Big Book, 2000
info Double Shot of Classic Rock, 2000
info Where Are They Now: The 60's Era, 2000
info Where Are They Now: The 70's Era, 2000
info Best In Classic Rock Sheet Music, 2000
info Selections From Great Expectations, 2000
info Classic Rock Guitar: Big Book Xtreme, 2001
info Rock Bass Lines Big Book, 2001
info 60's Rock: From Beatniks to Hippies, 2001
info Folk-Rock Guitar Bible, 2001
info Classic Rock Of The Late 60s: The Woodstock Era, 2002
info Classic Rock Of The 70s: Soft Rock: The Singer-Songwriters, 2002
info Guitar One Presents: Classic Rock Tab, 2002
info Classic Rock: Just Real Book, 2002
info Ultimate Classic Rock Showstoppers, 2002
info Acoustic Guitar Favorites, 2002
info Classic Rock Guitar Big Book, 200?
info The Essential Classic Rock Bass Lines, 200?
info Ultimate Classic Rock Guitar Collection, 2003
info The Greater Guitar White Pages / The Ultimate White Pages: Guitar Vol. 1, 2003
info Greater Acoustic Guitar Directory / The Ultimate White Pages: Acoustic Guitar, 2004
info That '70s Song, 2005
info Classic Rock Hits for Easy Guitar, 2006
info Acoustic Rock Hits for Easy Guitar, 2006
info 44 Eclectic Hits for Classsic Rock Guitar, 2006
info 52 Eclectic Hits for Rock Guitar, 2006
info The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acoustic Guitar Songs, 2007
info The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Songs, 2007

Jerry Garcia

info Garcia, 1972
info Improvising Blues Guitar: A Programmed Manual of Instruction, 1973
info Garcia Songbook, 199? (possibly based on the 1972 publication)
info Jerry Garcia Songbook, 2002
info Shady Grove Acoustic Guitar Solos, Jerry Garcia, 2002
info Lessons Taken to Heart: Private Banjo & Guitar Studies with Jerry Garcia, Mary E. Gibbons, 2004
info Old & In The Way Banjo Songbook, 2005

Tom Constanten

info Waltzes: Piano, Various Artists (inc. Tom Constanten), 1978
info The Syntax Collector: Some Antics For Piano....., Tom Constanten, 1987

Bruce Hornsby

info Bruce Hornsby "The Way it Is" Songbook, 198?
info Scenes From The Southside Songbook, 1989
info Five of the Best: Bruce Hornsby & the Range, 1990
no info Harbor Lights Songbook, 1993?
info Bruce Hornsby Anthology, 1994
no info Hot House Songbook, 1995?
info Selections from Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail, 1999

David Grisman - songbooks and instructional books

info Ten Tunes in Nine Keys, David Grisman, 1974
info Bluegrass Mandolin Solos, David Grisman, 1978
info Dawg Tracks, David Grisman, 198?
info Tone Poems: Mandolin, David Grisman / Tony Rice, 199?
info Tone Poems: Guitar, David Grisman / Tony Rice, 199?
info The Mandolin of David Grisman, David Grisman, 199?
info David Grisman Teaches Mandolin, David Grisman, 199?
info Tone Poems II: Mandolin, David Grisman / Martin Taylor, 2001
info Tone Poems II: Guitar, David Grisman / Martin Taylor, 2001
info Shady Grove Mandolin Solos, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia, 2002
info Shady Grove Acoustic Guitar Solos, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia, 2002
info Doc & Dawg, Doc Watson / David Grisman, 2002

Bob Dylan

The following Bob Dylan songbooks include the Bob Dylan / Robert Hunter song Silvio.

no info Down in the Groove, Bob Dylan, 1988
info Bob Dylan Anthology, 1991
info Bob Dylan for Harmonica, 1997
info Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits: Complete, 1998
info The Definitive Dylan Songbook, 2001
info The Essential Bob Dylan, 2001
info The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2, 2001

Other artist songbooks that include one or more Grateful Dead song

info 40 Oz. To Freedom, Sublime, 1999?
info Grateful Guitar, David Cullen, 2004
info Dead Cello: A Solo Cello Suite Based on the Music of the Grateful Dead, Aaron Minsky (Von Cello), 2010

Miscellaneous

info Rock N'Roll Guitar, David Bennett Cohen, 1977


Last updated January 2012