The Guitar Handbook

Author: Ralph Denyer,Isaac Guillory,Alastair M. Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435277618

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4928


Profiles famous guitarists, shows how guitars are constructed and repaired, and offers advice on learning to play and take care of a guitar

The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar

Author: Victor Coelho

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000406

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 8375


This book covers different guitar traditions and styles from baroque, classical, country, blues and rock to flamenco, African and Celtic.

The Definitive Guitar Handbook

Author: Rusty Cutchin,Paco Paco Pea,Cliff Douse,Hugh Fielder,Mike Gent,Adam Perlmutter,Richard Riley,Michael Ross,Tony Skinner

Publisher: Flame Tree Pub

ISBN: 9781847863911

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 8033


A resource for those who want to get to grips with playing the guitar. It is packed with practical advice on how to tackle the basics, such as simple chords and finger-picking, right through to more complex power chords, slurs, bends and slides. It also includes tips on stagecraft and performing live as well as step-by-step guitar maintenance

The Ultimate Guitar Book

Author: Tony Bacon,Paul Day

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375700903

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 5792


Profiles more than 450 famous, rare, and vintage guitars, presenting information on the construction and design of each instrument

Guitar Chords for Dummies

Author: Antoine Polin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470666579

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 310


Whether you're playing blues, rock, classical, or folk-all the chords you'll need are here Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And Guitar Chords For Dummies offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord and how to play it, this handy, portable reference offers musicians, whether experimenting at home or playing in a coffee house, instant access to the full range of chords that can be played on a guitar. Covers the theory and techniques of guitar chords Features a handy, portable design, which can fit into a guitar case Includes a convenient lay-flat (wire bound) format, allowing users to easily try out new chords An ideal resource for broadening musical technique and getting new ideas, Guitar Chords For Dummies will help you, whether you're just picking up the guitar or a seasoned musician, add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire.

Dance of Death

The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist

Author: Steve Lowenthal,David Fricke

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613745222

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 3648


John Fahey hovers ghostlike in the sound of almost every acoustic guitarist who came after him. He was to the solo acoustic guitar what Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than forty albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, fusing folk, blues, and experimental composition, taking familiar American sounds and making them new. Yet Fahey’s life and art remain largely unexamined. His memoir and liner notes were largely fiction. His real story has never been told—until now. Journalist Steve Lowenthal has spent years talking with Fahey’s producers, friends, peers, wives, business partners, and many others. He describes how Fahey introduced pre-war blues to a broader public; how his independent label, Takoma, set new standards; how he battled his demons, including stage fright, alcohol, and prescription pills; how he ended up homeless and mentally unbalanced; and how, despite his troubles, he managed to found a new record label, Revenant, that won Grammys and remains critically revered. This portrait of a troubled and troubling man in a constant state of creative flux is not only a biography, but also the compelling story of a great American outcast. Steve Lowenthal started and ran the music magazine Swingset; his writing has also been published in Fader, Spin, Vice, and the Village Voice. He lives in New York City. David Fricke is a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine.

The New Complete Guitarist

Author: Richard Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435298675

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 1483


In a visual approach to learning how to play the guitar, a renowned guitar tutor introduces his teach-yourself guitar program, complete with hundreds of step-by-step illustrations that including fingering charts, chords, notes, scales, modes, and sequences, as well as an annotated portfolio of more than one hundred makes and models of guitars.

The Guitar Handbook

Author: Ralph Denyer

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9780330327503

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6059


This edition has been updated for 1992 and includes a learning programme, a chapter on performance technology, guitar maintenance, repair and customizing. It also highlights the innovative techniques of over 20 world famous guitarists.

Understanding Music

Past and Present

Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940771335

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 6233


Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

Zen Guitar

Author: Philip Toshio Sudo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126488

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6692


Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance. Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life—a winning idea and an instant classic.

Music Theory

Author: Tom Kolb

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634066511

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 2278



The Advancing Guitarist

Applying Guitar Concepts & Techniques

Author: Mick Goodrick

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780881885897

Category: Music

Page: 115

View: 2997


General Reference

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423442684

Category: Music

Page: 47

View: 3635


(Guitar Educational). This best-selling title is now available with a demonstration audio tracks available online for download or streaming! Teach Yourself to Play Guitar was created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It also: covers power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills; includes lesson examples and song excerpts in a variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more; familiarizes the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, hand and finger positions, and guitar anatomy by way of easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations; provides complete, concise explanations while keeping text to a minimum; and prepares the student for the option of further guitar instruction.

Cigar Box Guitars

The Ultimate DIY Guide for Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution

Author: David Sutton

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565235472

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 223

View: 8563


Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now crafters can learn to make their own. All they need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play.

Classical Guitar For Dummies

Author: Jon Chappell,Mark Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470464704

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 5720


A reference for aspiring and beginner-level guitar players offers hands-on instruction in the fundamentals as well as a series of practice exercises, in a guide that is complemented by a bonus CD of songs, chords, and audio/MP3 files. Original.

Guitar Fretboard Workbook (Music Instruction)

A Complete System for Understanding the Fretboard For Acoustic or Electric Guitar

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476859078

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 3139


(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash creativity. No music reading is required.

The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need

From Tuning Your Instrument and Learning Chords to Reading Music and Writing Songs, Everything You Need to Play Like the Best

Author: Marc Schonbrun,Ernie Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440574057

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 9650


Teaches the fundamentals of playing guitar, from purchasing the right model to learning scales and chords, and includes information on tuning, slide playing, and equipment.

Guitar Aerobics

Author: Troy Nelson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423414353

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 5446


(Guitar Educational). From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned! Musical styles include rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar. These exercises will increase speed, and improve dexterity and pick- and fret-hand accuracy. The accompanying CD includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings.

Audio Production Tips

Getting the Sound Right at the Source

Author: Peter Dowsett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317614208

Category: Music

Page: 538

View: 6433


Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source provides practical and accessible information detailing the production processes for recording today’s bands. By demonstrating how to "get the sound right at the source," author Peter Dowsett lays the appropriate framework to discuss the technical requirements of optimizing the sound of a source. Through its coverage of critical listening, pre-production, arrangement, drum tuning, gain staging and many other areas of music production, Audio Production Tips allows you to build the wide array of skills that apply to the creative process of music production. Broken into two parts, the book first presents foundational concepts followed by more specific production advice on a range of instruments. Key features: Important in-depth coverage of music theory, arrangement and its applications. Real life examples with key references to the author’s music production background. Presents concepts alongside the production of a track captured specifically for the book. A detailed companion website, including audio, video, Pro Tools session files of the track recording process, and videos including accompanying audio that can be examined in the reader’s DAW. Please visit the accompanying companion website, available at, for resources that further support the book’s practical approach.