Launching the new Fretmaster series, this book is part biography and part teaching guide. It goes inside the story of the accident in which Django Reinhardt lost the full use of his left hand and provides in-depth analysis of this artist's technique, tone, and harmonic approach. The accompanying CD includes eight of Reinhardt’s classic original recordings as well as newly recorded backing tracks without lead guitar for perfect practice sessions. Django Reinhardt allows guitarists to get closer than ever to the bewitching, addictive, and at times bewildering technique of this guitar great.
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If you’ve ever wondered what it is that your guitar heroes can do that sets them apart from other players, then Legends has the answer. From Jeff Beck to Ritchie Blackmore, Charlie Christian to Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain to Joe Satriani, each guitarist’s trademark licks and tricks of the trade are written out in standard notation and tab, with each example played on the CD for easy reference.
(Book). Part of the Fretmaster series, this book is geared to teach players both the history and technique of one of rock's greatest guitarists. It explores the musical life and legacy of Eddie Van Halen, from his high school days in Pasadena, California, to the present day, provides detailed accounts of his most significant recorded work, and offers commentary from Van Halen himself and the well-known guitarists he has influenced. Lessons on technique provide the skills and encouragement players need to emulate this musical master.
Packed with musical examples, charts and photos, this is a complete, step-by-step course for learning acoustic or electric blues guitar. In-depth lessons teach you to build your own style while exploring the music of traditional bluesmen and modern stars. From practicing your scales and turn-arounds to breaking out Chicago-style, this book from the former editor of Guitar Player brings you: essential lessons on blues basics; insights into the music of masters like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and many others; advice on selecting gear and setting up your guitar; a great blues discography; and even free access to audio lessons on the web!