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Guitar Dreams

Collected Interviews, Articles and Photographs
by Andy Volk
Guitar Dreams is a collection of interviews, articles and photographs that celebrate plucked string musicians and luthiers whose work delights, challenges, and inspires all of us who care passionately about the back stories behind the music and the instruments we love. Many of these pieces first appeared (some in different form) in the pages of The Fretboard Journal and Acoustic Guitar magazine, while others appear here for the first time. Included are many previously unpublished photographs. Contributors include Nato Lima (virtuoso nylon string guitarist), Jerry Byrd (steel guitar pioneer), Gabor Szabo (jazz and world music pioneer), Amos Garrett (Telecaster master), Muriel Anderson (fingerstyle virtuoso), George Barnes (seminal Jazz guitarist, and many others.
00131538Hardcover $29.99
 
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Guitar Harmony for The Rock Guitarist

by Dave Brewster
Reveal the mysteries surrounding harmony guitar parts, and the interesting harmonized sounds that are waiting for you to explore. In this book you’ll learn the construction and application of intervals, general rules of harmony, and various harmonization techniques, featuring countless examples and harmonized approaches. The online audio that accompanies this book features every example (77), and will help you hear the various and different approaches for harmonizing multiple guitar parts.
00233915Book/Online Audio $19.99
 
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Guitar Transcribing - A Complete Guide

by Dave Celentano
Learn that solo now! Don't wait for the music to come out Š use this complete guide to writing down what you hear. Includes tips, advice, examples and exercises from easy to difficult. Your ear is the top priority, and you'll train it to listen more effectively to recognize intervals, chords, note values, counting rhythms and much more for an accurate transcription.
00000378Book/CD Pack $19.95
 
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Guitar Tuning for the Complete Musical Idiot

The Complete Book on Tuning, Strings, and Intonation
by Ron Middlebrook
There’s nothing more distracting than hearing a musician play out of tune. This user-friendly book/DVD pack teaches various methods for tuning guitars – even 12 strings! -and basses, including a section on using electronic tuning devices. Also covers intonation, picks, changing strings, and much more!
00000002Book/DVD Pack $16.95
00001198DVD $9.95
 
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History of Japanese Electric Guitars

By Frank Meyers
Many guitar players, famous and not so famous began playing on Japanese electric guitars, yet the history of the people and factories that produced these instruments has remained largely ignored. For the first time in this illustrated history, author Frank Meyers will examine the Japanese electric guitars and factories that were active during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, identifying the various people, companies, and guitars that contributed to the huge guitar boom of the 1960s. Includes hundreds of fantastic color photographs, a chapter of 130 pickups, and a chapter on collecting vintage Japanese guitars. A must-have for guitar collectors.
001441718.5 x 11 Full Color $34.99
 

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