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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good Pantera Book!
Ever wanted to learn Pantera's Dimebag Darrels guitar melting solos? This is the chance to learn them from their earliest 2 albums. The lead parts in Cowboys From Hell (the song) and A New Level from Vulgar Display of Power which has one of the best
( and most difficult to work out by ear!!) solos i have ever heard on any metal album! Each tab is clear and easy to...
Published on 1 Aug. 2002 by berfa29

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2.0 out of 5 stars ...Content does not match description
Given the title of this book "Vulgar Display of Power and Cowboys From Hell (Authentic Guitar-Tab)", and the cover image that includes the two album covers, it seems that what is on offer here (and at this price) are transcriptions of both these albums in one book. This is NOT the case, and in fact what looks like a bargain two-albums-in-one-handy-collection-book turns...
Published on 26 Jun. 2009 by mfsp


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2.0 out of 5 stars ...Content does not match description, 26 Jun. 2009
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Given the title of this book "Vulgar Display of Power and Cowboys From Hell (Authentic Guitar-Tab)", and the cover image that includes the two album covers, it seems that what is on offer here (and at this price) are transcriptions of both these albums in one book. This is NOT the case, and in fact what looks like a bargain two-albums-in-one-handy-collection-book turns about to be "Selections from" each of these two albums.

So in fact, you only get 10 songs rather than the 23 that the book title suggests. Moreover, those 10 songs are as chosen by the editors so if you were looking forward to any particular favourite tracks, you might be disappointed (apart from the wider disappointment of finding out this is a collection with 13 tracks missing).

For the record, the 10 tracks are: Cowboys from Hell, Domination, F****** Hostile, Heresy, Mouth For War, New Level, Primal Concrete Sledge, Pyscho Holiday, This Love, Walk.

But anyone hoping to get the likes of Cemetery Gates, Message In Blood, Medicine Man, Art of Shredding, Rise, No Good, Hollow, Regular People or other such Pantera classics from these two albums would be better off buying the two individual complete books for each album.

Amazon should re-label the title for this in their listings so that it is clear that it is a 10 song collection and NOT a single volume transcription of two albums as the title currently implies.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pantera fans, and guitarists alike, please DO NOT BUY this book, 24 May 2011
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When I first saw this book, I jumped at the chance being able to learn these Pantera songs, as well as the solos. I had already forgiven this book for not including "Cemetery Gates" as it is a popular song of theirs. However, when I received this book, to my annoyance I noticed that most if not all of the transcriptions were not even remotely correct.

The main Rhythm for "Cowboys From Hell" was really the only thing that was correct (The intro had the right notes, but was in the wrong place), The rhythm for "Walk" was tabbed undeniably terribly, by listening to the song, you know that the main riff is 0 0 1 (b) 2 (b)1 0 which is repeated several times, it's bended not picked. And in the book the guy has put 0 0 2 1 0. I don't really see how you can get a riff so easy wrong. Bearing in mind I bought the book mainly for the solos, and I found out that the "Walk" solo is almost right, you just need to move it two frets higher, because the guitarist has again put it in the wrong place. The solo for Cowboys From Hell was quite bad though. Not even remotely correct. In the back of the book, the guitarist has given a load of bull about how he tried his best to make the transcription as accurately as possible. I believe that he was lazy, further proof of his laziness was the fact that Dime used to tune his guitars 1/4 from D for "Walk", "A New Level", and various other songs from Vulgar Display of Power. But the guy has only dropped the low E to D and tabbed it that way, which explains why most of his transcriptions would have been inaccurate. So even if you were playing trying to play the stuff along with the album you'd technically be out of tune.

He then moved everything two frets down to make it seem like it was in D, when the rest of the guitar would have still been in standard. All in all, this book is NOT authentic to say the least. A mediocre guitarist has worked this book, and with lazy work on the tabs. I understand that it's hard when you're not the actual guitarist who wrote the riffs and solos himself tabbing this out, but the mistakes are so bad its not even laughable. Please take my advice and ignore the previous (and dated) reviews of the people who have bought this book. I may also add that the tabs aren't even that clear to read.

You're better off trying to learn it off of Youtube, a better book, or by ear.

Thanks

~ KingVDeth93
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good Pantera Book!, 1 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Vulgar Display of Power and Cowboys from Hell (Authentic Guitar-Tab) (Sheet music)
Ever wanted to learn Pantera's Dimebag Darrels guitar melting solos? This is the chance to learn them from their earliest 2 albums. The lead parts in Cowboys From Hell (the song) and A New Level from Vulgar Display of Power which has one of the best
( and most difficult to work out by ear!!) solos i have ever heard on any metal album! Each tab is clear and easy to read.
Most of the main rythm parts are easy to learn (even for beginners) No matter how skilled you are and you just want to learn pantera you can definetely learn something from this book.
The bad thing was the complex techniques are not explained very well. Oh well buy it anyway!! It is worth learning Pantera!!
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