Allan Holdsworth bibliography

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This list only covers books that have been officially released with Allan as the author or prime subject matter.

Devil Take The Hindmost (2020 Book). Ed Chang: "Devil Take The Hindmost. The otherworldy music of Allan Holdsworth." Release date TBA. Source:

Reaching For The Uncommon Chord (1985). This book contains biographical text credited to Christopher Hoard and Allan Holdsworth, as well as transcriptions of several Holdsworth compositions by Fred Amendola.

Allan Holdsworth: Super Guitarist (1994). This book was published by Shinko Music Publishing in Japan, and contains complete transcriptions of several Holdsworth compositions. This book was not authorised by Allan himself. Whether it was withdrawn from the market, or is simply out of print is not known.

Allan Holdsworth: Just For The Curious (1994). The book goes into detail on material from Allan's REH video. The book includes a CD with most of the soundtrack from the REH video.

Melody Chords For Guitar (1997). To quote Hal Leonard, "Influential fusion player Allan Holdsworth provides guitarists with a simplified method of learning chords, in diagram form, for playing accompaniments and for playing popular melodies in “chord-solo” style. Covers: major, minor, altered, dominant and diminished scale notes in chord form, with lots of helpful reference tables and and diagrams."