Legendary Electric Guitar Songs
MUSICAL SCORES, LYRICS & LIBRETTI. This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of songs for electric guitar. Carefully selected, meticulously transcribed and beautifully presented, these 24 songs represent some of the greatest songs ever written, as performed by the greatest-ever electric guitarists. All of the songs are presented in standard notation and guitar tablature, with full lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord boxes.
Legendary Acoustic Guitar Songs
(Guitar Recorded Versions). This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of songs for acoustic guitar. Carefully selected, meticulously transcribed and beautifully presented, these 30 titles represent some of the greatest songs ever written. The compilation takes in timeless tracks by the great singer-songwriters Bob Dylan ("Mr. Tambourine Man"), Cat Stevens ("Father and Son"), Paul Simon ("Mrs. Robinson"), Leonard Cohen ("Suzanne"), Don McLean ("Vincent") alongside key Beatles songs ("Yesterday," "Blackbird") and other songs by classic artists such as Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Jeff Buckley, Sting, Eva Cassidy, Oasis, Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones and the Who. Also represented are a selection of contemporary heroes in Ryan Adams, Elliott Smith, Newton Faulkner, Coldplay and many more; all in all, an exceptional anthology of great songs. All of the songs are presented in standard notation and guitar tablature, with full lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord boxes. Many of the songs also feature specially commissioned text and photo sections, making this much more than a standard music book. Luxuriously bound with a unique, faux-leather embroidered design and an exquisite presentation box, Legendary Acoustic Guitar Songs will be treasured for years to come as a book to play from, read and re-read.
Legendary Classical Guitar Solos
(Guitar Recorded Versions). This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of classical guitar music. Carefully selected, meticulously edited and beautifully presented, these 50 pieces represent the greatest ever music composed for guitar. Starting with 16th Century music by composers such as Dowland, Milan and Narvaez, the book progresses through the major repertoire for the instrument by Sanz, J.S. Bach, Weiss and Sor and others, and then focuses on the great 19th and 20th Century masters Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, Barrios Mangore, Llobet, Falla, Rodrigo, Turina. Amongst the masterpieces featured are Falla's 'Homanje'; Barrios Mangore's 'La Catedral'; Torroba's 'Madronos', and Narciso Yepes' timeless arrangement of the 'Romance' from the film Jeux Interdits . Other modern greats such as Lennox Berkeley, Walton, Brouwer and Williams are also included; all in all, an exceptional anthology of wonderful music. Many of the songs also feature specially commissioned text and photo sections, making this much more than a standard music book. Individually numbered, luxuriously bound with a unique, faux-leather embroidered design and an exquisite presentation box, Legendary Classical Guitar Solos will be treasured for years to come as a book to play from, read and re-read.
Legendary Bass Guitar Songs
(Bass). This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of songs for bass guitarists. Carefully selected, meticulously edited and beautifully presented, these 39 titles document some of the greatest performances by the great bass guitarists. The compilation features studio giants such as Motown legend James Jamerson (The Four Tops: "Bernadette") and Carol Kaye (The Beach Boys: "Good Vibrations"); classic rock tracks by Jack Bruce (Cream: "Sunshine of Your Love"), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin: "The Lemon Song"), Paul McCartney (The Beatles: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds") and John Entwistle (The Who: "My Generation"); Jazz Fusion virtuosity from Jaco Pastorius ("Portrait of Tracy") and Stanley Clarke ("School Days"), funk from James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, and other great songs by AC/DC, the Clash, the Police, Iron Maiden, Stevie Wonder and many, many more. All of the songs are presented in standard notation and bass tablature, with full lyrics and chord symbols. Many of the songs also feature specially commissioned text and photo sections, making this much more than a standard music book. Individually numbered, luxuriously bound with a unique, faux-leather embroidered design and an exquisite presentation box, Legendary Bass Guitar Songs will be treasured for years to come as a book to play from, read and re-read.
Play It Loud
"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.
These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. Kings Lucille, Eric Claptons Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughans First Wife, Billy F Gibbons Pearly Gates, Neil Youngs Old Black, and many more. Heres the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual star guitarsthe million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sothebys auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the starsClaptons Strat, Slashs Les Pauland this book explains the stars modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.
With more highly skilled luthiers at work than ever before, ours is a golden age of the electric guitar. Presenting superbly crafted electric guitars as fine art, this beautifully photographed book gives 125 master luthiers from 15 countries the spotlight--artisans who have custom-built instruments for the likes of Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, George Benson, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. From the invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s to its development in the 1960s to present-day innovations, Electrified is a lovingly detailed look at these beautifully produced instruments . . . and the talented people who make them.
The Guitar in Jazz
Explores the history of jazz guitar and profiles such influential guitarists as Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Joe Pass
Acoustic Guitar Songs for Dummies Songbook
(Guitar Collection). This songbook will have even beginning guitarists playing 34 of the best acoustic rock songs ever with the help of performance notes and guitar tab arrangements. Songs include: About a Girl * Angie * Blackbird * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Drive * Dust in the Wind * Free Fallin' * Iris * Landslide * Layla * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Maggie May * Tears in Heaven * 3 AM * You've Got a Friend * and more.
The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book
(Book). Gretsch electric guitars have a style all their own a glitzy, wacky, retro charm that over the years has drawn players from all kinds of popular music, from timeless stars to unknown teens. The Beatles, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy, and Brian Setzer all made their mark with Gretsch, and new bands continually discover and fall in love with the Falcons, Gents, 6120s, Jets, and the rest. The Gretsch Electric Guitar Book comes right up to the present, including Gretsch's alliance to the powerful Fender company, a move that has done wonders for the reliability and playability of the modern Gretsch axe. Every great model is here, but the book also tells the story of the lesser-known guitars and the projects that almost never happened. There are archival and fresh interviews with Gretsch personnel over the years and with many leading Gretsch players, including Chet Atkins, Billy Duffy, Duane Eddy, and Brian Setzer. In the tradition of Tony Bacon's best-selling series of guitar books, his updated and revised story of Gretsch is three great volumes in one: a compendium of luscious pictures of the coolest guitars; a gripping story from early exploits to the most recent developments; and a detailed collector's guide to every production electric Gretsch model ever made.