Gibson H.R. Custom owned by Rowland Harris of Greenville, N.C.
The following resources contain transcriptions of Howard Roberts' playing. I hope to add some actual
transcriptions soon. If you have one that you would like to have posted here, or would like to have a link posted,
please send it along.
- Super Solos, by Howard Roberts and Ron Eschete, Playback Music Publishing Company, 1977.
This book contains the solos to One Note Samba, Bluesette, Soft Winds, All The Things You Are, Hoe Down,
Relaxin' At Camarillo, When Lights Are Low, and Gone With The Wind.
- Jazz Styles & Analysis : Guitar by Jack Petersen, DB Music Workshop Publications,
This book contains a transcription
of L.O.V.E. from Goodies.
- Jazz Guitar 2, by James Birkett, International Music
Publications, 1988. This was also published as
Jazz Guitar Classics, Hal Leonard Publishing Co., 1989.
contains All the Things You Are from Good Pickin's and The Movin' Man.
- Jazz Guitar Favorites by Jack Grassel, Hal Leonard Publishing Co.
This book contains I Hear A Rhapsody from Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar.
- Best of Jazz Guitar by Wolf Marshall, Hal Leonard Publishing Co., 2000.
This book contains transcriptions of Satin Doll from H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar
Player and Misty from All-Time Great Instrumental Hits. This is a very nice book.
- Jazz Guitar Bible, Hal Leonard Publishing Co., 2000(?). This book contains a transcription of Angel Eyes from The Real Howard
- The Great Jazz Guitarists - Volume 2 by Ivor Mairants, 2002, Sanctuary Publishing.
This contains a transcription of Polka Dots and Moonbeams from Mr. Roberts Plays Guitar.
Also has some commentary on H.R. and his style. This two volume work was originally published in
1994 as a single volume and covers a very complete range of jazz guitarists.
- The Jazz Guitar Stylings of Howard Roberts
by Mitch Holder, 2006, Mel Bay Publications.
The definitive book on Howard Roberts. Discusses his life, guitars , amps,
and contains a discography as well as
transcriptions of Serenata Burlesca, Will You Still Be Mine,
Easy Living, Theme to Route 66, When Lights Are Low, Hoe Down,
Shiny Stockings, Down Under, Li'l Darlin', Bluesette, Cute,
Chim Chim Cher-ee, Autumn Leaves, Mr. Lucky, Winchester Cathedral,
If She Walked Into My Life, The Face I Love, It's About Time,