Fred Mascherino and Terrible Things Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Create Guitar Tab Book

Fred Mascherino and Terrible Things want to put out a guitar tabs book of their songs, and they're using Kickstarter to get it done.

It's the first time the band has used the crowd-funded platform, where they're also offering Skype guitar lessons, digital downloads of tabs and tabs from Mascherino's solo project, The Color Fred.

In his Kickstarter video (Watch it below), Mascherino admits to being a true "guitar super-geek" and proves it by showing off his collection of '80s rock memorabilia and, most impressively, a paragraph he wrote that showed up in an official Van Halen book.

Mascherino is known as a punk rock shredder with a jazz degree. He played for Taking Back Sunday until 2007, when he left to pursue his own music. His latest band, Terrible Things, recently released the Zeppelin-esque Pre-Transmission and posted a live video of the band playing the EP in its entirety.

You can get tabs for a song starting at $1. Expect guitar solos with pull-offs for days and some really unique tunings. The best part about this project is Terrible Things is using it to get their fans involved. If you learn a song, you can show up at their next show and play it with them. Start practicing!

For more information, head to the project's Kickstarter page.

Photo: Ryan Russell

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.