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Instructional DVDs and Books

[toc] Over the years a number of instructional DVDs and books have been released to compliment the work of John 5’s solo albums. His Hal Leonard series of guitar tab books were released for earlier albums (the last was for Requiem, before 2012’s ‘Book of John’).

His instructional DVD’s – specifically The Devil Knows My Name, have captured the imagination of fans as he defied normal tutorial conventions and this time intermixed tutorial pieces with specially filmed ‘biographical’ pieces, charting the rise of John 5 from the first moment he picked up a guitar as a boy.

The Devil Knows My Name DVD

This DVD is one of most shocking guitar instruction and performance DVDs of all time! In this first-ever DVD from John 5 you will not only take a journey into his twisted mind, but you will also learn some of the techniques that have set him apart from guitar players everywhere. Included here are full live performances of four songs as well as exclusive lessons and instruction on techniques such as:

  • Banjo rolls
  • Behind the nut bends
  • Tapping
  • Arpeggios
  • Double stops
  • Country bends
  • Chicken pickin’
  • Pedal steel bends and more.

This DVD is not for the faint of heart and is unlike anything you have seen before with an initmate and compelling perspective on John’s life and inspiration!


John 5: Behind the Player DVD

John 5 has played with MARILYN MANSON, K.D. LANG, ROB HALFORD, DAVID LEE ROTH and currently ROB ZOMBIE. His virtuoso talents span many styles, from bluegrass to metal.

Instrument: Guitar
Lessons #1: “Lords of Salem” by Rob Zombie
Lessons #2: “Let It All Bleed Out” by Rob Zombie
Special Guest: Former Rob Zombie drummer Tommy Clufetos
Run Time: Approx. 72 Minutes

John 5 talks about his background, influences and gear. John 5 gives in-depth guitar lessons for how to play the two tracks. Animated VideoTab™ shows you how John 5 plays his guitar parts. John 5 jams the tracks with Rob Zombie drummer Tommy Clufetos. Bonus jam and more.

The Hal Leonard Series of Instructional Books

Guitar Recorded Versions are note-for-note transcriptions of guitar music taken directly off recordings. This series, one of the most popular in print today, features some of the greatest guitar players and groups from blues, rock, and heavy metal. Guitar Recorded Versions are transcribed by the best transcribers in the business. Every book contains notes and tablature.

Book of John – Wicked Guitar Licks & Techniques for the Modern Shredder

Series: Guitar Educational

Are you a rock or metal guitarist who wants to expand your technique vocabulary? Better yet, do you want to learn from a songwriter and composer who has played with the likes of Lita Ford, Rob Halford, David Lee Roth, Meat Loaf, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie? If so, this collection of lessons by shredder extraordinaire John 5 is for you! Lesson topics include: arpeggio licks, flamenco fingerpicking, string skipping, speed picking, country sounds, tapping, infusing techniques, hybrid picking, exotic and outside sounds, and more!

John 5 Requiem Guitar Tablature Song Book

The All Music Guide calls John 5’s fourth album “a total and utter shred-fest to show off his scorching chops.” Our note-for-note transcriptions will challenge any guitarist to see if they can masters John’s licks. 10 songs, including: Cleansing the Soul • The Lead Sprinkler • Pear of Anquish • Pity Belt • Scavenger’s Daughter • Sounds of Impalement • and more.

Table of contents

  • Cleansing The Soul
  • Heretic’s Fork
  • The Judas Cradle
  • The Lead Sprinkler
  • Noisemaker’s Fife
  • Pear Of Anquish
  • Pity Belt
  • Requiem
  • Scavenger’s Daughter
  • Sounds Of Impalement

John 5 The Devil Knows My Name Guitar Tablature Song Book

Transcriptions in notes & tab for all 10 songs off the latest from this Marilyn Manson member. Includes: Bella Kiss • First Victim • July 31st (The Last Stand) • 27 Needles • Welcome to the Jungle • The Werewolf of Westeria • Young Thing • and more.

Table of contents

  • Welcome To The Jungle
  • First Victim
  • 27 Needles
  • Bella Kiss
  • Black Widow Of La Porte
  • Dead Art In Plainfield
  • The Washing Away Of Wrong
  • July 31st (The Last Stand)
  • The Werewolf Of Westeria
  • Young Thing

John 5 Songs For Sanity Guitar Tablature Song Book

All 12 songs from the 2005 sophomore release by this Marilyn Manson guitarist. Includes: Damaged • Soul of a Robot • Behind the Nut Love • Blue’s Balls • Gods and Monsters • 2 Die 4 • Death Valley • Perineum • De’nouement • and more.

Table of contents

  • Sin
  • Soul Of A Robot
  • Gein With Envy
  • Behind The Nut Love
  • Fiddler’s
  • Gods And Monsters
  • Perineum
  • De’nouement
  • Blues Balls
  • 2 Die 4
  • Death Valley
  • Damaged

John 5 Vertigo Guitar Tablature Song Book

13 tracks from the solo release by this Marilyn Manson guitarist. Songs: Feisty Cadavers • Liberty • Needles, CA • Sugarfoot Rag • Vertigo • Zugg Island Convict • and more. Includes black-and-white photos.

Table of contents

  • Dead Man’s Dream
  • Feisty Cadavers
  • Flatlines, Thin Lines
  • Goodnight
  • Liberty
  • Needles, CA
  • 18969 Ventura Blvd.
  • Pulling Strings
  • Salt Creek
  • Sugarfoot Rag
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Vertigo
  • Zugg Island Convict