Synopses & Reviews
This great book/CD pack lets you explore the work of ten guitar heroes who span the entire acoustic-rock spectrum: Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Eagles, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Peter Buck, George Harrison, James Taylor and Pete Townshend. You'll discover the secrets of their picking and fingering styles, learn how they played their most famous lines, find out how they forged their unique styles, and get tips on miking and recording. The accompanying CD walks you note by note through licks that characterize the signature sounds of these world-class musicians. Just as these guitar greats have inspired one another, this book will inspire you. Also available: The Blues-Rock Masters, 00331011/$19.95
This book reveals the secrets of ten masters who have shaped the world of acoustic rock guitar: Neil Young, The Eagles, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, David Crosby (and CSN), George Harrison, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, and James Taylor. The chapters explain each guitarist's role in acoustic rock history, reveal details of their gear, analyze their techniques, and provide annotated music examples that help readers emulate their heroes.
The popularity of the acoustic guitar in rock music keeps on growing, and this book reveals the secrets of ten wide-ranging masters who have shaped the sound of acoustic-rock guitar: Neil Young, the Eagles, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, David Crosby (and CSN), George Harrison, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, and James Taylor. Each chapter provides guitarists with the detailed information they need to sound like their heroes: a profile of each guitarist's history and influences, in-depth looks at their technique and tone, complete gear lists and setup tips, hands-on lessons in tab and standard notation, and essential discographies. The companion CD allows readers to hear all of the licks from the lessons, played in the style of each guitarist.
A must-have instructional book for guitar players who want to sound like their acoustic rock heroes. Includes audio CD.