This page contains a few transcribed solos and songs in three formats. First is Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format for nice printing. The second is a midi file so that you can play it on your computer to hear how it goes (you can even slow it down to learn it better if you have a midi player that allows you to change the tempo). Last is the file in its original Guitar Pro 4 format, which is what I use to write my tablatures.
Bad Compay - Bad Company (guitar solo) [PDF] [MIDI] [GP4]
Styx - Too Much Time on My Hands (guitar solo) [PDF] [MIDI] [GP4]
Eddie Money - Two Tickets to Paradise (guitar solo) [PDF] [MIDI] [GP4]
The Go-Go's - Our Lips are Sealed [PDF] [MIDI] [GP4]
The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat [PDF] [MIDI] [GP4]
NOTE: On "We Got the Beat", the transcription is one fret lower than the song I transcribed from. The song I was listening to was in A#. Now, no disrespect to the Go-Go's, but I'm told that their guitarists are basically one of those "picked up a guitar one day and started playing on it" types. In other words, not any formal musical training. Based upon that, I highly suspect that they wrote it so that it was easily played with open chords. For example, in the version you hear on the radio, the chord progression of the chorus goes A#, G#, F#, C#. The one that I've written out here goes A, G, F, C. Which do you really think they did?
So, what's the purpose of all of this tablature? Well, I play guitar for a cover band, and I like to be pretty faithful to the solos. Since I've got about 20 years of various guitar tab magazines in my collection, I can usually find the solo for any song we do in my magazines. If not, there's www.olga.net. However, the problem with OLGA is that it usually doesn't have the solos for the songs written out. Even worse, sometimes the transcriptions are just plain awful... to the point where I'm not sure that the transcriber was even listening to the same song that I am. So, I decided to sit down and do them "right".
Don't get the impression that I'm trying to compete with OLGA, though. There's way too much tablature there for me to ever match. In fact, I'd upload my tab there, were it not for the fact that they only seem to house "ASCII" (or textual) tablature, and I did all of this tab in Guitar Pro 4. You gotta admit that this tab is so much easier to read, that the thought of exporting it to ASCII tab just seems insane.
Guitar Pro 4 rocks, by the way. It is the coolest tablature editor that I've encountered. Go get yourself a copy.
If you like these transcriptions, let me know. If you don't, or if you think I made a mistake and have a suggestion on how to fix it, let me know, too, at email@example.com. I don't get any money for putting these things up. I just want other people to avoid the work I had to do to be able to play these songs and solos. So, if you appreciate what I'm doing, let me know. Also, feel free to suggest some other stuff you'd like to see transcribed (but I won't do insane metal stuff).