This one http://www.amazon.com/Bays-Teach-Yourse ... 0786648503
is among the best around. The version with a CD and a DVD is the best. Its also available nearly anywhere where Hds are sold and most makers.
As you already play a MD you already know most of how to play a HD. They use almost the same idea in tuning as mds, having only the notes you need for the key on the string. There are some very minor differences depending on half frets. The major difference is you have a number of keys available without retuning or capos. One of the best Hd info sites ive ran across on the net that deals with a HD from the note and octave layouts is http://cpmusic.com/
. There is only one book I know of that has this info in it but it isnt a beginners level tutorial http://www.woodnstrings.com/products/ultimatehd.html
but it does have all you need to know, well worth the 30 bux. You can learn to play one with just this one book as it covers everything from basic music theory, reading music and so on. It does not have any tunes in it used to show how to play such as the other one. There is also a lot of quite useful info on my web site dealing with the note layouts and a bit on music theory based on a HD instead of a piano. Theyre also in pdf if you want some paper to read/study off line.
Personally I think those note strips are a bad idea from the start for a number of reasons. The markers are the places where a key starts and you can memorize the notes on just 10 in about 20 min. The rest of the entire note location will fall in place from there faster than you think. Theres already enough visual confusion on a Hd to start with so why add more with those note strips.
Check out the info at that cpmusic web site and pay real close attention to the D key note and octave locations. Every other key is laid out exactly the same way. The notes change but the underlaying pattern dosent.
Russells book does have a simplified tutorial on sheet music in it but you would probably be better off to get one that subject alone. Anyone can learn all they need to know to read the sheet music you run across in a fake book, lead sheet or what you usally see passed around at a jam or festival in say 8 hours. Just use "reading sheet music" as the search term in a search site.
You can use a Md tab on a Hd quite easily with a couple minor changes. The courses on a HD follow almost the same pattern of notes as the frets on a MD do. The difference is there is no 6 fret note where you would expect it and you start counting from ZERO at the D marker or mentally add one to the tab numbers and count from the marker. the low 4 notes are on the right and the 4 high notes are on the left starting to the left of the marker. The 6 fret note is the C marker (the middle one on a 15/14) bass bridge.
Assuming 3 things, a 15/14 Hd and only a 6+ fret and DAd tuning on a MD. The low D string starts on the bottom marker on the Bass, the A, middle string, starts on the bottom right marker on the Treb bridge. and finally yje melody string, starts on the next marker up from the A. Get out a MD tab and go to that cpmusic web site or mine and using the note layout at either and mentally "play" a tune using the melody string..