Guitar Chords and Tablature


Welcome to Adam Schneider's guitar chord & tablature collection. General information about this site follows; the songs themselves can be found using the links on the left side of this page.


History of this site

I learned about the Internet in 1992, right around the time that the famous (well, it used to be famous) "Nevada guitar archive" was being created by James Bender at the University of Nevada; I contributed dozens of songs that I'd figured out. In 1995, the archive was made accessible via the nascent World Wide Web and renamed the On-Line Guitar Archive, or OLGA. (I was actually the one who came up with the name "OLGA.")

Eventually I got my own Web space, and I started hosting the files there so I'd have more control over them; my site has been available continuously in one form or another since 1995. These days I don't have nearly as much time to figure out new songs, but everything I do write down ends up here.

Ethical issues

Please don't use my archive -- or any other music files you find on the Internet -- as an excuse not to buy music. The idea here is to help people figure out how to play songs, not to rip off publishers. Even if you download everything in my site, I encourage you to go out and buy the published guitar books as well. For on-line ordering, I recommend Sheet Music Plus; they have a great selection, and they even ship overseas inexpensively.

I've had the opportunity to talk -- either in person or via e-mail -- to several of the songwriters whose chords are featured in my site. So far, they have all approved of what I'm doing, and some of them have even helped spread the word about my site.

Other sites

I've put together a page with a list of sites like mine where you can find chords for artists not featured here. Guitar music of all genres used to be available from OLGA, but who knows whether it'll ever return. Meanwhile, Chordie.com seems to be a meta-site with a lot of stuff.

About me

I live in Portland, Oregon, and playing the guitar is just a hobby; but if you live nearby, let me know if you want to get together and play some time... I haven't been getting nearly enough practice lately! You can find out more about me at my home page.