David Gilmour
Songbooks & Performance Techniques Books

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This is a listing of the various David Gilmour songbooks and performance techniques books in The Pink Floyd Archives reference library. These are books that help you play the songs of Pink Floyd. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.


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  1. David Gilmour Songbooks

    1. David Gilmour - On an Island songbook
    2. Wings - Back to the Egg songbook

  2. David Gilmour Performance Techniques Books

    1. Guitar Legends - The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Guitar Players by Chris Gill of Guitar Player Magazine
    2. Original David Gilmour by Steve Tarshis
    3. Secrets From the Masters - Conversations With Forty Great Guitar Players edited by Don Menn
    4. Total Accuracy Professional Guitar Workshops - Rock Legends
    5. Total Accuracy Professional Guitar Workshops - Vintage Rock

Songbooks

  1. David Gilmour - On an Island songbook

    Publisher: Wise Publications, 2006, U.K., ISBN 1-84609-605-7, 88 pages.
    Synopsis: On an Island songbook. Includes song lyrics, photos, Guitar Tablature Explained, Definitions for Special Guitar Notation, and guitar tabs for all the songs.


  2. Wings - Back to the Egg songbook (with David Gilmour)

    Publisher: MPL Communications Limited, 1979, U.K., ISBN 0 86001.691.9, 82 pages.
    Synopsis: Wings songbook for the Back to The Egg album. Includes the Rockestra theme, as well a three photos of the Rockestra with David Gilmour.


Performance Techniques Books

  1. Guitar Legends - The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Guitar Players

    Author: Chris Gill of Guitar Player Magazine
    Publisher: Harper Perennial, 1995, ISBN 0-06-273352-4, 160 pages.
    Synopsis: Detailed stylistic analysis, signature riffs, set-up and equipment, discography, biography, influences, techniques and quotes of numerous guitar players including David Gilmour. Other guitar players featured include Duane Allman, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, Duane Eddy, The Edge, Robert Fripp, Cliff Gallup, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Howe, Lonnie Johnson, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr, Scotty Moore, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani, Slash, Andy Summers, Richard Thompson, Pete Townsend, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker and Frank Zappa.


  2. Original David Gilmour

    Author: Steve Tarshis
    Publisher: Amsco Publications, U.S. ISBN 0.8256 1062.1, U.K. ISBN 0.7119.0864.8, 48 pages.
    Synopsis: An annotated guide to the guitar technique of David Gilmour. Includes photos, a short history, and music for Echoes, Time, Money, Any Colour You Like, Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Pt. 2 & 4), Wish You Were Here, Dogs, There's No Way Out of Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Mother, Young Lust, Comforatbly Numb, Hey You, Murder, All Lovers Are Deranged, You Know I'm Right, Let's Get Metaphysical.


  3. Secrets From the Masters - Conversations With Forty Great Guitar Players

    Author: Edited by Don Menn
    Publisher: GPI Books, 1992, ISBN 0-87930-260-7
    Synopsis: Interviews of 40 great guitar players, based on articles originally published in Guitar Player Magazine. Includes a conversation with David Gilmour by Tom Mulhern in November 1984. Also includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Andres Segovia, Pete Townsend, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Zappa and more.


  4. Total Accuracy Professional Guitar Workshops - Rock Legends

    Publisher: Roadrock Music International, Ltd., 1996, book, CD and three cassettes
    Synopsis: A guitar learning workshop that includes a 53 page book (with 3 pages on David Gilmour), a CD of backing tracks (without the lead guitar), and rhythm tab/solos cassettes that take you through each song at the actual speed, then again at a slow speed. This series includes the song Comfortably Numb.


  5. Total Accuracy Professional Guitar Workshops - Vintage Rock

    Publisher: Roadrock Music International, Ltd., 1996, book, CD and two cassettes
    Synopsis: A guitar learning workshop that includes a 46 page book (with 4 pages on David Gilmour), a CD of backing tracks (without the lead guitar), and solo/rhythm tab cassettes that take you through each song at the actual speed, then again at a slow speed. This series includes the song Another Brick in the Wall.