Standard Sheet Music
If you've ever looked at the sheet music to your favorite song, you probably noticed that standard sheet music usually doesn't include guitar tablature. The only thing you'll find pertaining to the guitar are the chord boxes above the music. The chord boxes serve as a general suggestion of what you can play along with the song. Music publishers that include guitar chord boxes are not supplying the guitar parts exactly as played by your favorite artists. The chord boxes allow you to get the gist of how to play the song; but usually not exactly as the guitarist played it. Chord boxes typically rely on simple open-position chords. For exact versions of your songs, make sure the music includes guitar tablature and music staves. Look for versions that say “recorded guitar parts” printed on the sheet.