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 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.
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 Book
The popular authors of The Fender Book present a complete pictorial history of Gretsch guitars and the musicians who made them famous--from country music's Chet Atkins to the Beatles' George Harrison. Players and fans alike will enjoy the commentary and stunning, full-color photography. More than 70 Gretsch guitars are shown. 100 color photos.
The Fender Telecaster
"The complete history of the Fender Telecaster guitar and the musicians who played it"--Provided by publisher.
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.
My First Guitar
Every guitarist remembers his or her first instrument, the guitar that was a gateway to a lifetime of passion and commitment. In My First Guitar, Julia Crowe presents original interviews with some of the world's leading guitarists across a variety of genres. The legendary musicians featured include Les Paul, Dick Dale, Carlos Santana, Elie Kassner, Jimmie Vaughan, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, George Benson and Jimmy Page.
Alfred s Guitar 101 Book 1 2
The Teacher's Handbook serves as an aid in curriculum development and daily lesson planning for use with Alfred's Guitar 101, Books 1 and 2. It includes suggested daily lesson plans, suggested assignments following each lesson plan, teaching tips for each unit, suggested examinations for the semester, and answer keys for the written exercises and unit review worksheets. * Great for college non-music majors, continuing education classes, high school classes, and music dealer in-store programs * Also effective in private lessons * A comprehensive approach to technique and musicianship * Covers both classical right-hand and pick-style techniques * Includes exercises, theory, easy-to-follow technical instructions, sight-reading, and instructions on playing correlating songs * Includes profiles of important guitarists from all styles, providing inspiration for every student About the Author Dr. Martha Masters is an award-winning performer, recording artist, and educator. She brings her experience as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loyola Marymount University and adjunct faculty at Cal State Fullerton, where she teaches guitar classes and private lessons to students of all levels. Masters is also the author of The Total Classical Guitarist, is the president of the Guitar Foundation of America, and has released numerous recordings on the Naxos and GSP labels.