Synopses & Reviews
The Keep It Simple Series -- the greatest guides ever! With the KISS Guide to Playing Guitar you'll discover more than just an introduction to this popular instrument. Discover a variety of musical styles while learning the basics of acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Understand simple music theory and get a grip on keys and scales. You'll also learn maintenance techniques to keep your guitar in excellent condition. Clear advice and simple audio aids will help you to improve your technique and expand your repertoire. Make music with confidence as you build chords, learn tunes, and experiment with special effects. Advance to playing on stage, making a studio recording, and even selling your own CD. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
This is a worthy acquisition for all libraries. (Library Journal)
As part of the "Keep It Simple Series", this title shows how to master the basics of guitar playing, discover different musical styles, and learn how to make your own recordings. Written by an expert in the field, the book includes full-color photos and illustrations throughout.
Includes directory of Web sites (p. 400-401), bibliographical references (p. 401), discography (p. 402-417), and index.
About the Author
Terry Burrows is one of Europe's biggest selling authors of audio-visual music tutors. His tutorials Play Rock Guitar and Rock Guitar for Dorling Kindersley have been published in 11 countries and translated into six languages. He has written over 20 books on subjects as diverse as the Internet, computer software, pop culture, psychology, business and management, modern history and music. A multi-instrumentalist, for the past decade Terry has plied his own electric brand of music, and has been responsible for over 40 commercial releases since the mid-1980's. Bill Wyman joined the legendary rock 'n' roll band the Rolling Stones in 1962. Bill Wyman has also been seen in several films, including Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter and Rolling Stones in IMAX, Larger Than Life. In 1996 he formed Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings to play a mixture of jazz and blues -- the band has released three albums. Bill has published two books, including his autobiography Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock 'n' Roll Band (1990). In 1993, Wyman married Suzanne Accosta and they have three daughters. Bill also has an older son from a previous marriage.