SCALES-over 70 scales-fingering diagrams-CHERRY LANE Joe Charupakorn TABLATURE LIBRO CHITARRA

SCALES, over 70 scales tra modali, esotiche, pentatoniche, simmetriche, bebop. enigmatiche, e molte altre. 220 pagine. TAB.

Composer: Joe Charupakorn.
Find any scale quickly and with ease! This book presents over 70 scales from bebop scales to synthetic scales to exotic scales from around the globe. Each scale is displayed on every possible string from lowest to highest with numerous fingering options. This is the ideal book for beginners seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow guide to last a lifetime and consummate professionals who need a reference of scales for every possible musical situation. No music reading is required, as each scale is shown in diagram form. 224 pages.

Price: €21,99


1000 GREAT GUITARIST. Biografie, strumentazione, discografia, critica, notizie, fotografie a colori di mille guitar hero. Nel CD: Julian Bream, Jim Hall, George Benson, Martin Carthy, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Ry Cooder, Steve Vai, e altri, non contine pagine di musica. CD

Price: €34,99

GUITAR IDENTIFICATION 4th Edition. A.R. Duchossoir. A Reference Guide to Serial Numbers for Dating the Guitars Made by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch & Martin

GUITAR IDENTIFICATION. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin.

A Reference Guide to Serial Numbers for Dating the Guitars Made by Fender, Gibson, Gretsch & Martin
Series: Book
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Medium: Softcover
Author: A.R. Duchossoir

Covering eight more years of models and updated with new photos and industry revelations, this handy book is an indispensable tool for novice and expert collectors to date instruments from the four most popular guitar manufacturers. Good for either your own instruments or a guitar that you are considering buying, this classic includes serial numbers and common features to help you date instruments quickly and accurately. This new edition features a suggested reading list, author bio, and over 150 illustrations. 96 pages.

Price: €13,00




To mark the 60th anniversary of Fender, Backbeat's introduced a new, completely revised third edition of this bestseller. Fender guitars have long been the instruments of choice for artists such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This book tells the complete story of Fender guitars, detailing classics such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster & Jazzmaster as well as lesser-known models. Dozens of photos reveal Fender's storied craftsmanship, while the text includes collector details for all models. The reference section lists all models and their statistics. This new edition has been refreshed and updated, with 56 extra pages and over 60 new photographs. The main text has added material and has been brought up to date to cover Fender's ever-changing history amid the fascinating developments for the company and its instruments during the eight years since the previous edition. 192 pages.

The Fender Electric Guitar Book - 3rd Edition

A Complete History of Fender Instruments
Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author: Tony Bacon

Inventory #HL 00331752
ISBN: 9780879308971
UPC: 884088151201
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
192 pages


is the only volume to tell the full story of all Fender's electric
guitars - from Telecasters, Stratocasters, and
Jazzmasters to Mustangs, Jaguars, and Showmasters.

• This completely revised and updated third edition
includes a wealth of new and unseen information, along
with a host of extra photographs.

• The book explains how Fender's guitars have inspired
generations of musicians hungry for stylish and
responsive instruments. Key events, such as the
CBStakeover in 1965 and the formation of Fender
Japan in 1982, are related to contemporary guitars,
and unique interviews with Fender people past
and present shed new light on decades of
musical history.

• An unrivalled collection of colour
photographs showcases the skill and
versatility of Fender's designers, and
meticulous listings for the collector
detail all of the company's electric
guitar models from 1950 to the
present day.

• This book is a thorough,
entertaining examination of the
world's premier maker of
solidbody electric guitars - and a
book that every guitar nut and
music fan will want to own.
"Great for the coffee table or
the reference library."

the definitive story of Fender's electric guitars
in a revised and updated third edition.
leo Fender introduced the world to the
solid body electric guitar in 1950 with the
instrument now known as the Fender
Telecaster and soon added another classic,
the Stratocaster.
Fender s sleek, adaptable instruments
fuelled the pop music boom of the 1960s and
have since been heard in the hands of virtually
every guitarist of note, including Buddy Holly,
Jimi Hendrix. George Harrison, Keith Richards,
Kurt Cobain, and Eric Clapton.
The book documents the past and present of
Americas supreme maker of solid body electric
guitars. profiling fine as well as freaky Fenders
through a wealth of detailed research and an
unsurpassed collection of superb photographs.
As well as the full story, and a sparkling
gallery of photographs, the book includes
meticulous listings for the player and collector,
detailing every Fender electric guitar model
from 1950 to the present day.
With its unmatched set of features, The
Fender Electric Guitar Book is the only must-
have book on the subject.


The complete history from the earliest
days in the 1940s right through to
Fender's current instruments and
players, plus an accompanying gallery of
full-colour pictures.

Every Fender model spec'd and
explained, from 1950 to 2007, made in
the USA, Mexico, Japan, and Korea. Plus
a chronological inventory and systems
for dating, including serial number keys.

the fender story
mostly wooden - but from the metal bar used in the player's left hand to stop the
raised strings, which were generally tuned to an open chord. During the 1930s and
later the term 'Spanish' was used to identify the other type of guitar (less popular at
the time) which was played upright against the body. Leo would call this the 'standard'
Doc Kauffman wrote later about the early days of K&F. "[Leo and IJwould go down
to the store, and at the rear was a metal building that housed the guitar department,
and we would work till midnight." This description of a guitar "department" is
certainly optimistic. Most people who saw the "metal building" remembered it as a tin
shack hastily and cheaply assembled behind Leo's radio store. Doc continued his
account: "I used to assemble all our instruments and string them up and playa few
steel licks, and Leo used to say he could tell how production was coming along by
counting the tunes I was playing." 3
Leo met another significant person at this early stage, one who would become a
key contributor to the later success of the Fender company. Don Randall was general
manager of Radio & Television Equipment Co (known as Radio-Tel),based in Santa Ana, just
15 miles south of Fullerton. One of Randall's customers was the Fender Radio Service.

Leo had not served in World War II, because of a childhood illness that cost him his
right eye. Randall, who spent three years in the army, said that Leo was able to expand
his shop's trade in those war years. Randall recalled: "During that period there weren't
too many people about to do that kind of business. When I got out of the service I
came back and started doing business with Leo again, selling parts and equipment."
It was around this time that Leo and Doc Kauffman decided to split. "It seems Doc
was afraid to carryon with the business," said Randall.4
Leo was happy to work into the
middle of the night at the tin shack making the K&F lap-steel guitars and amps, but
Doc wasn't so keen to spend long hours locked away from the world.
Leo said later: "It costs a lot of money to get into large-scale production, and the
1930s depression was still fresh in Kauffman's mind, so he didn't want to get involved.
He had a ranch or farm ... and he was afraid [thatJ if we got over-extended on credit
he might lose it. He thought he'd better pullout while he had a full skin, so in February
of '46 he left it all with me."s
According to one colleague, Doc - who remained lifelong friends with Leo - was
asked later if he resented selling out, given the subsequent success of the Fender
business. "And Doc said no, he was never sore, because Leo would have killed him
before he got through with it anyway," referring to the exhausting hours. "Doc liked
to spend time with his family, he didn't like staying down the shack till 10 or 11 at
night, seven days a week. Anyone that worked with Leo had a hard time not over-
working, because Leo expected you to be on call all hours." 

Price: €29,99

101 MUST-KNOW ROCK LICKS. CD TABLATURE Early Rock era '50s '60s '70s '80s '90s Wolf Marshall



A Quick, Easy Reference for All Guitarists
Series: Guitar Educational
Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Wolf Marshall

Now you can add authentic rock licks to your vocabulary. Here are 101 definitive phrases, plus a demonstration CD, from every major rock guitar era, neatly organized into easy-to-use categories. They're all here! Includes licks from the Early Rock era, and the '60s through the '90s, plus a listing of suggested recordings. 48 pages.

Inventory #HL 00695432

ISBN: 9780634013706
UPC: 073999142921
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
48 pages

Price: €16,00



Series: Guitar Educational
Publisher: Lane Music

Composer: Joe Charupakorn. An incredibly useful reference for guitarists, this book presents a wide variety of exercises designed to enhance not only technical ability, but also fretboard visualization skills. Unlike other giant books that cover only the most common exercises, this book presents every exercise type with numerous fingering options. Ideal for both beginners and pros, it includes: over 150 exercises, standard notation and tab, scales and arpeggios in all positions, diatonic and linear sequences, and much more. 240 pages.

Price: €15,99



Guitar Licks of the Brit-Rock Heroes Clapton, Beck & Page
Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Jesse Gress

In this premier title in the Guitar Lick Factory player series, teacher/guitarist extraordinaire Jesse Gress takes you deep inside the styles of these three guitar heroes. Presenting more than 100 of the players' characteristic licks, Gress shows you the secrets of their styles and explains how you can develop your own playing by understanding the essence of each guitarist's approach. This book presents each example with its own mini-lesson, and Gress performs the licks on the accompanying CD.

inventory #HL 00331177
ISBN: 9780879307967
UPC: 073999917529
Publisher Code: 087930796X
Width: 8.5"
Length: 11.0"
102 pages




MAY 1999
Since Jeff Beck released his first solo album, Truth, in 1968, his output has been frustratingly meager, and a long time coming. A hardcore perfectionist who doubles as his own worst critic, Beck often takes several years between discs to create material he deems worthy, and he throws out far more music than he keeps. In fact, if it were up to him, he’d probably still be mixing Blow by Blow.
The fretboard wizard’s latest release, Who Else!, is a collection of 11 instrumentals in a variety of styles, ranging from techno to blues to Irish traditional music. Beck—who is miffed that the other Beck has made it impossible for him to release an eponymously titled album—has spent the years since 1989’s Guitar Shop listening, absorbing influences, and “shouting at the television.” The result is an album that embraces the ’90s, pays homage to the past, and looks toward the future of guitar. Not surprisingly, Who Else! was a difficult album to make. In fact, it was made in two phases over two years, with two separate groups of musicians and producers. The first phase included Pino Palladino on bass with Steve Lukather co-producing, and the only track on the album from those sessions is “Psycho Sam.” Phase two was co-produced by Tony Hymas—who also wrote a considerable portion of the album’s material—and features Beck’s current live band: Jennifer Batten on guitar synth, Steve Alexander on drums, and Randy Hope-Taylor on bass. Guest artists include Jan Hammer and Chrissie Hynde, who supplies the Beck working the whammy bar on one of his signature model Fender Stratocasters.

“THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE GUITAR THAT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME—SOME SICK SOUND THAT I NEVER HEARD” vocal parts on “Space for the Papa.” Despite the difficult birth, Who Else! is another thrilling chapter in the career of the man hailed by many guitar greats as the greatest guitar player ever. And even if that young, hip-hop-influenced tunesmith does have a popular stranglehold on the surname, for guitarists, there is only one Beck. You seem to reinvent yourself with every record. Is that a conscious effort? No, it’s just what I absorb through listening to things. It’s a perpetual thing.The time between records enables me to become somebody else. I don’t know whether people think that I sit around and channel surf or go to the record shop. I don’t. In fact, I probably should do more searching for new stuff, but who wants to hear something fantastic? I want to hear that everyone is crap and that there’s no competition. What were some of the difficulties you encountered in putting together this record?
To go into a studio with no proper design on how you want to sound is a disaster—especially with great players. They make anything sound good.You need to have a captain telling you where it’s going or you’ll hit an iceberg. We crashed into a few icebergs on the way. Unless a miracle happens, your album is never going to get done, whereas if the material is right on, it’ll finish itself a lot faster. We never had a general picture of how the record was going to sound. I wrote one tune that was a very majestic-sounding jungle track with hypnotic, monotonous rhythms. It was a marriage of a Hendrix-type guitar over a jungle groove, but, unfortunately, it was a novelty track. It lurked about, and I wanted to make an album around that one piece because I was so proud of it, but nothing was made. So it’s in the can— the trash can. The truth of the matter is, we didn’t have enough material when we started.The stuff that was coming out was so distant and unrelated. Only one track stuck out, and it was sort of like ZZ Top on speed. It wasn’t until the 11th hour that I rang up Tony Hymas and asked him to write some music. I’ve got a boatload of stuff that will probably end up being more useful as ballast for the boat. How long does it take you to get sounds in the studio? Ten years! I put down the drummer and the bass player first.They’re still the engine in the band, and if they’re kicking my backside, I’m happy.

Is it difficult for Jeff Beck, the co-producer of the record, to be objective about the performances of Jeff Beck, the guitarist? I know when a performance is right. I know when it’s sick enough to be acceptable. If it’s not twisted enough, I’m not going to use it. I’ve heard it takes a long time before you consider a track a “keeper.” It takes the threat of death, or a breach of contract. If I ever went into the accounts department at the record company, I’d probably have a heart attack. They must love me because I’m six years behind in the albums I owe them. Did you do much pre-production to prepare for the actual recording sessions? I cut some tracks in my home studio. I have a Mackie 32•8 mixer with the usual junk—a Lexicon LXP-1, some compressors and limiters, two Tascam DA-88s, and one Neumann mic.With that mic, I don’t need to go to another studio to record the guitars. They sound better at my studio than they do anywhere else.We’ve moved to new horizons in what we’re capable of doing in the home studio. Sampling technology is incredible. Any sound you want is possible now. What types of guitars, amps, and effects did you use on the record? My gear was the same on almost all of the tracks. It was just my surfgreen Strat through one 50-watt Marshall head and a 1960 Marshall BX cabinet loaded with 25-watt Celestion greenbacks. The Marshall is one of the new JCM 2000 Series models—the DSL50. It has two channels— one has a vintage distortion sound, and the other has a classic tone. It sounds like you’re playing at a million watts with a nice, agreeable amount of distortion that can be continuously varied. I love it. “Another Place” and “Angel (Footsteps),” were recorded with a ’52 Fender Reissue Telecaster through a DigiTech Legend preamp.The Tele suited those songs perfectly. It has that liquid, creamy sort of sound, while the Strat is a little bit edgy. I usually record dry, and add all of the outboard stuff in the mix. But for “Another Place,” I played through a Lexicon LXP-1 for delay and reverb.There’s a nasty hum at the very end of the track—a rogue element that crept in. At the end of the song, as the note decays, you can hear the buzz come in. But I left it. Can you tell me more about your Strat? It’s one of the first of my signature models—the one that was

“THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE GUITAR THAT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME—SOME SICK SOUND THAT I NEVER HEARD” engraved by Little Richard, and that’s why I cherish it. It’s the one that got battered onstage, and it’s the one I always get handed when we play anywhere, so it has become a workhorse. But I’m going to retire it. It has two splits right down the back—the result of being thrown 60 feet into the air. What kind of pickups are in that guitar? They’re just stock Fender single-coils. You’re not using Fender Lace-Sensors? No. Does it have a huge neck, as did the first production models? No, but I’ve probably changed the neck because Fender sends me new necks all the time. I couldn’t see the sense of having no options. Obviously, if you buy a new car, you want options. Even if you like the car, you may want a different seat or pedals. It’s stupid to make a huge, tree trunk neck if some kid has small hands. But Fender told me they wanted to put out the exact same guitar that I play. So there it is. If you want to change it, then it isn’t what I play. But it’s whatever you want. I mean, if your guitar sounds the way you want, then make the neck fit it. Get your old man to shave it down. What kind of frets do you prefer? I like the Gibson Les Paul–type. I took a little bit of the Gibson tradition - that kind of big, fat fret thing -—because I didn’t like the thin, original Fender frets. How do you like the action set on your guitars? I’ve gone to setting it lower to get a little more speed. It’s about as low as it can go before it starts to buzz. I hate that “fizzing” sound.When I have the fatter strings and I’m in good shape, training-wise, I can afford to lift the action a bit. It does sound better with high action. Hendrix’s action was about an inch off the fretboard. It was really up there. Where do you prefer pickup height to be set? I get them as close as I can to the strings, but I set the front pickup a little bit lower because, obviously, you’re getting more bass in that position. And I just set the middle pickup so that it doesn’t get in the way. Do you do your own setups? No. I just play the thing until it literally falls to bits. If I’m having trouble with the action, I will straighten out my own necks and set up the bridges. I enjoy doing it, I just don’t let people know that I know how to do it! How much does the guitar’s setup affect your performance?

If I picked up, say, Brian May’s or Jennifer’s guitars, I probably wouldn’t be able to play them. They’re all set up so personally to their taste. I need the utility of an “everyman’s” setup. That never did any harm to the original rockabilly stars. When you bought a guitar in the ’50s, you got what the factory made for you. Speaking of Jennifer, what was it about her that first caught your attention? I saw Jennifer with Michael Jackson, but I really remembered her from your magazine. I used to think that girls were just muscling in—that playing guitar was a male thing. But Jennifer is more dedicated than most people I know—including me. Bringing her into the band was definitely a bloody right choice. She’s the magical difference. I can’t do without her humor. It’s so much fun working with her. Is her role in the band more supportive, like a keyboard player? It sounds a bit unkind to say that. She’s a MIDI guitarist, and she seems quite happy to fulfill that function. To me, it’s great to hear the sound of rocket ships, and then hear an organ. She has it down. But I know she wants to do her own thing, and there’s no point in having her do half her act within the constraints of my band. But these are early days yet.We’ll have to wait and see how the band evolves over time. How were the album’s live tracks recorded? We tried to make a live album in Germany, but it didn’t work out. We recorded four concerts, and when we heard the tapes, we thought it was a disaster—not because the playing was particularly rough, it just wasn’t as precise as I wanted. Also, the sound was sort of crap. Everything was close-miked—which was totally wrong. It would have been all right for an intimate kind of thing, where you want to hear that dry, in-your-face sound, but that’s not what I wanted. We used a live version of “Brush with the Blues” on the album because it’s a totally different animal from the big, powerful stuff we play. It’s genuine—there’s nothing altered.We just threw up the mics, added a little ambience, and that was it. It was recorded live in Munich at a 2,500-seat venue. “Space for the Papa” is live, too, although we fixed it up and added Chrissie Hynde’s vocal. But the solo is exactly what I played live. Does your live rig differ from the gear you use in the studio? No—it’s just the Marshall DSL50. I like to keep things simple. On the Guitar Shop tour with Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1989, our rigs were like

“THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE GUITAR THAT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME—SOME SICK SOUND THAT I NEVER HEARD” total opposites. I was using a Fender Twin with one spare for emergency purposes, and Stevie just could not understand what was going on. He had this massive rig with about six amps linked together, and his sound was so rich and full. I don’t know if I’d really want a system like that, but I do plan to try out some new amplification. I bet I’ll wind up with the old Marshall again. I understand it. I know its habits and its quirkiness. Also, there’s a combination that worked really well for the Guitar Shop album—a Fender Twin and
a Princeton wired in series. If you switched off the Princeton, a throatiness in the tone disappeared, and the sound sucked without it. What are your typical amp settings? On the Marshall head, the gain is set at about one o’clock.The other channel is set clean with about 10 percent distortion, and turned nearly all the way up. That way, I’ve got full force on both channels. That’s it. For the tone controls, I tend to back off a little on the bass because you don’t want all that woof—it can get in the way of the drums and bass. I set it with a lot of midrange, presence, and top end.We kill the whistle on the guitar—if there is any—with the presence control. I have no trouble with that, because a lot of my playing is done with all the top end rolled off the guitar. The high frequencies are so cranked on the amp that it sounds toppy enough already. If you were to open up the treble on my guitar, you’d probably kill yourself! What kind of speakers are you using? They’re stock—probably Celestions. On your last tour in 1995, you combined Fender Bassmans and 50-watt Marshall Super Lead Plexis.What are the advantages of using Fender and Marshall amps together? They each serve a different purpose. Let’s put it like this: Buddy Holly would not have sounded the way he did with a Marshall. He has

“The Marshall sound is the balls. It's the big daddy, and it has that growl that no other amp has.”

the crisp and sparkly thing, which is what the Fender does best. Hendrix couldn’t have sounded as good with a Fender—it has diamond sparkles all over it. That crystal clarity is fine for country bands and Fleetwood Mac, but if you want to get a little bit rude and loud, you’ve got to have a Marshall.The Marshall sound is the balls. It’s the big daddy, and it has that growl that no other amp has. What’s different about the way you approach playing solos live and in the studio? Obviously, live, you’re completely unfettered and don’t care about making rattling noises. In the studio, if there’s a nasty noise, you stop. I try to make the solos as nutty as possible—disregarding the punch-in and punch-out—and just playing to get ideas on tape.That’s the main thing. Nine times out of ten, I’ll rehearse something, and then not play it.We’ll get to the punch-in, and I’ll do something else. Are most of your live solos totally improvised? Yeah.There’s no design. In fact, they happen so fast that I don’t really know what I’m doing half the time. It’s like trying to tell somebody about a car crash. It’s all over in two-fifths of a second, and then you’re talking about it for ten hours afterward. All I know is that there are certain stages during a solo where I realize whether it’s going well or not. If it’s not going well, then I jump in and try to rescue it. Do you ever use Pro Tools to piece together solos? I might try it, but the music still must exist as an organic launching pad. For example, sometimes an acceptable accident happens where I think, “I would’ve done that, but I didn’t. This happened instead.” In that case, using Pro Tools to move things around is merely accommodating something that’s humanly possible. What kind of slide did you use on “Space for the Papa,” and which finger did you wear it on? I used a Plexiglas tube and a capo. It gave me that metallic kind of overtone—a real smooth, almost trombone-like sound. I wear it on my middle finger, because I can play single-string solos with the slide stuck in the air. Do you ever use open tunings when you play slide? Not really. I’ve played in standard tuning for so long that I automatically sound like Muddy Waters or George Thorogood or Elmore James when I tune to an E chord. In recent years, you seem to have gained more technical control over the instrument in terms of playing harmonics and microtones.

“THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE GUITAR THAT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME—SOME SICK SOUND THAT I NEVER HEARD” That’s because I’ve been so impressed by Eastern music and John McLaughlin. Guys like that are sent here for a purpose—besides to piss you off—as the standard that you have to look at.They exist.They’re not figments of your dreams. You can go out and buy the records, listen to them, and learn from them.That’s exactly what I did. I got the Bulgarian Women’s Choir CD, and I thought, “Well, maybe I should just sit and listen to this for about ten years.”That CD is the most agonizingly wonderful thing. It had nothing to do with rock and roll, but it impressed me just as much. A part of my psyche moves into tears every time I hear it. From a technical standpoint, I inadvertently discovered a way of getting microtones and such out of the Strat, and making music out of them. Up to that point, the Strat was Buddy Holly’s guitar—and Cliff Gallup’s of the Blue Caps—and was played very conventionally. How do you keep the strings in tune with a standard tremolo? What makes you think they stay in tune? Fender has come a long way in keeping the tuning problems at bay, but a new string will still always go off until you’ve stretched it. The roller nut on my guitar has a twin roller on the first three strings—which helps to keep those strings in check—and the tremolo is a standard spring tremolo. It’s not like the Floyd Rose, which slackens them off until they’re dangling on the floor. I think that’s a complete waste of time. I just make sure the spring tension on the tremolo arm is exactly what I want. If that isn’t right, and there isn’t enough upward motion—or if it goes down and bottoms out— I’m in trouble. It’s basically down to the string thickness. If the thickness of one string is off, it throws the whole thing out.
What type of strings are you using?
I use Ernie Ball strings and I’m planning to move up to a .012 on the first string. But that’s brutal. I need to be on tour for about two months before that gauge is comfortable. Right now, I’m using an .011 on the first string, and a .048 or .050 on the bottom string. You’ve been playing without a pick for many years now. Who did you listen to while developing your fingerpicking technique? I listened to the ’50s Merle Travis and Chet Atkins records, and although I loved that style, I never wanted to have a career where I sit on a stool and play. I just did it because I wanted to know how it was done, but I never thought I’d ever put that style into practice. I simply couldn’t see the sense of wasting all of the other fingers by holding a pick between your thumb and first finger. The loss of the pick was a blessing in disguise, really.

How much abuse do your hands sustain during a gig? Not a lot, but the first week of a tour is like murder. When you’re onstage you don’t notice the pain, but afterwards I see the dark red spots on the tips of my fingers. Usually they heal pretty well. If I keep practicing every day, I’m all right.When I don’t, the trouble starts. How do you maintain the nails on your picking hand? The nails on my right hand are a little bit longer than on my left. I just keep them just long enough so that they protect the fingertips. If I cut them too short, it’s a bit painful. Has your relationship with the guitar changed over the years? It’s a battered wife. It’s embarrassing. I’m sure the society for the protection of battered guitars has my picture. There’s always something in the guitar that never ceases to amaze me, some sick sound that I never heard before. That’s what my job is, really. It’s not playing fantastic runs and trying to dazzle everybody, it’s coming up with some little cheesy trick. This is rock and roll. As an instrumentalist, you have the gift of being able to use the guitar in place of the human voice. That seems to be what I do. So many instrumental bands sound like either a zipped-up version of the Ventures or a backing track that needs a vocal. Many people believe you don’t practice. I practice every day—sometimes even longer than five minutes! You can practice subconsciously, you know, and if you’re watching TV, it’s better to have something strapped around your neck than not. But you’re not gonna get in there if you don’t practice.You have to sit there until you get it right. What do you think of the state of music today? It’s a bit like a silent movie, isn’t it? It’s about time to move onto the talkies! I do enjoy some techno bands—especially the Prodigy. If you see the Prodigy in full flood, forget it. There are not many metal bands that can keep up with that. Do you listen to your own work? I don’t want to hear it once it’s done. Sometimes I will, but only if I’m feeling strong enough to handle it. If my ego’s down, I won’t put it on. What do you think of some of the younger up-and-coming players? Crap. But you did play with Jonny Lang at the Grammy Awards.

He was suffering from laryngitis, so any after-hours chat or jamming was out the window because he had to go back and rest. I never really heard him play—which was a bummer. I think it’s wonderful that the young guys get a “girlie” crowd. I don’t mean that disrespectfully. Jonny waves the flag for the blues, which is great, because if young guys like him don’t carry it on, it’s going to die. Who do you consider the most important guitarists of our time? Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, I suppose. Jimmy Page, too, although he was sort of an ambassador for riffs and mystique, rather than an innovator. Django Reinhardt is still the best guitarist, and there’s no question about that, ever. Stevie Ray Vaughan was great, of course. He had a large chunk of Hendrix in him, and Hendrix carried a big chunk of Buddy Guy. In 1959, Buddy was doing all of that showbiz stuff, playing around with the guitar and teasing the audience with it. T-Bone Walker used to do that, too. He used to finish off his act by playing with one hand while carrying his amp off with the other. I thought that was the coolest thing in the entire universe when I saw that. Albert Lee is still the king of that kind of country stuff, and I don’t hear enough of it. And Jennifer is going to be monstrous. I can’t wait for her to get out and do her thing. But Eric has just become phenomenal. There’s no one else like him with an electric guitar. Even though he sings non-rock songs these days, he’s still a great influence on rock guitar. I’m proud that he’s British. And, of course, Hendrix still has more of a bark even though he has been dead for nearly 30 years. It’s astonishing, the interest in someone who only had an 18-month to two-year career. It’s amazing. Where do you see guitar music heading in the next decade? Although I want music to stay pure, we’re going into the 21st century and you’ve got to be with it—whether you like it or not. In 20 years, you won’t find all these blues bands playing slightly updated and hotrodded Muddy Waters songs. I’ve remained pretty much faithful to what I do on guitar—without any tricks—and whatever else changes around that, it’s all right by me. I can’t really tell you more than that, except that if I don’t hear something that makes me want to grab a guitar and run up onstage, I might as well go home.That’s a good measuring stick. And it’s the techno bands that are inspiring me to get myself going again.  


IMPROVISING MUSICIANS-or "spontaneous reorganizers," as I like to call them-are
limited only by the scope of their musical vocabulary, which includes not only licks and mu-
sical ideas, but also the ability to manipulate them in a wide variety of contexts. One way to
enhance your musical vocabulary is to emulate your favorite players, and, as most accom-
plished improvisers will tell you, the best way to understand how your favorite musicians play
is to get inside their heads by studying their licks and analyzing their styles. When you listen
to and analyze a large cross-section of any musician's work, certain phrases and techniques
will inevitably surface as recurring motifs in their improvisations. It is these elements of repe-
tition and spontaneous reorganization-plus the framework in which they are presented-that
form the basis of a musician's style.

Omnipotent guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page have amassed huge musical
vocabularies. But while all three share similar backgrounds and influences, use essentially
the same tools, and are inexorably linked by their collective Yard birds heritage, each has devel-
oped an immediately identifiable and highly personalized style. In this series, we'll travel into
the minds and motor systems of this royal trinity of British rock guitar by taking licks fashioned
from each player's musical vocabulary and applying them to a variety of familiar accompani-
ment grooves and harmonic settings. This first volume traces their development from the mid
'60s through the mid '70s, a particularly fertile and influential period in each player's four-
decade career.
Besides acting as building blocks in your own improvisational arsenal, these licks will offer
important insights when you analyze the recordings of Clapton, Beck, and Page. The licks are or-
ganized into various categories of accompaniment grooves, such as medium and fast shuffles,
straight-eighth and funky 16th-note rock, and slow blues. At the beginning of each groove,
you'll find an explanatory page that defines the key, tempo, and feel; suggests accompaniment ...

guitarists-all emerging from the Yardbirds - developed distinctive and expressive sounds that shook the music world.
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page each went on to become a guitar god in his own right with historical recordings and performances in Cream, the Jeff Beck Group, and Led Zeppelin.
In this premier title of our Guitar Lick Factory player series, teacher/guitarist extraordinaire Jesse Gress takes you deep inside the styles of these three guitar heroes. Presenting more than 100
of the players' characteristic licks, Gress shows you the secrets of their styles and explains how you can develop your own playing by understanding the essence of each guitarist's approach.
Building on the methods he introduced in Guitar Lick Factory, Gress draws on his careful, lifelong study of these artists' greatest work. The book presents each example with its own mini-lesson, and Gress performs the licks on the accompanying CD.


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HARMONICS, LESSONS Musicians Institute Jamie Findlay CD TABLATURE Guitar Lenny Breau Ted Greene Ralph Towner



Guitar in the Style of Lenny Breau, Ted Greene, and Ralph Towner
Series: Musicians Institute Press
Publisher: Musicians Institute Press
Format: Softcover with CD - TAB
Composer: Jamie Findlay

This pack covers: harp harmonics and natural harmonics; combining harmonics with hammers and pulls; using harmonics over chord progressions; and more. The CD includes 30 full-demo examples.

Inventory #HL 00695169
ISBN: 9780793580439
UPC: 073999951691
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
16 pages


by Jamie Findlay


CHAPTER 1: Harp Harmonics
CHAPTER 2: Natural Harmonics
CHAPTER 3: Combining Harmonics with Hammers and Pulls
A Melodic minor over Am6
D Harmonic minor (4th mode) over A7b9
A Harmonic Minor (7th mode) over Am (maj7)
E Melodic Minor over A7 (Lydian-dominant)

CHAPTER 4: Using Harmonics over Chord Progressions

Appendix: list of Artists/Albums with Use of Harmonics
Guitar Notation legend

"This book is dedicated to the memory of Lenny Breau"
ISBN 0-7935-8043-9

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Harmonics for Guitar
The Complete Guide
Series: Guitar Educational
Format: Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: David M. Brewster

Inventory #HL 00695675
ISBN: 9780634038075
UPC: 073999956757
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
48 pages

This in-depth look at guitar harmonics teaches the techniques of masters such as Lenny Breau, Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Andrés Segovia and others! This book/CD pack covers: natural harmonics; tapped, plucked and pinch-style artificial harmonics; chordal and melodic applications for harmonics; and more. Includes a natural harmonic fretboard map and tuning tips. The CD contains demos of every example in the book. 48 pages.
















Harmonies are the unique overtones produced from a tuned open or fretted guitar string, occurring
at specific harmonic points, or nodes, along the string. The most typical harmonic sound, produced
by lightly touching and plucking a string at one of these nodes, is often likened to bells or chimes, due to the high pitch and transparent timbre. But harmonic techniques can also produce sounds that are more like screams and wails, as you will see in this book! Harmonics offer a world of sonic, melodic, and chordal possibilities, and the different applications of this technique can yield some impressive results for guitarists of any level or playing style.
The use of harmonics by guitarists in all styles of music is quite common. Classical guitarists and composers have used them for centuries. Rock and jazz players have always been aware of harmonics and use them often. Legendary guitarists from the past have staked claim on this musical territory and will be remembered as true innovators. Masters such as Eddie Van Halen, Pat Metheny, Michael Hedges, Jeff Beck, and Pantera's "Dimebag" Darrell have proven their individual mastery of playing harmonics.
Newer generations of musicians and some of the latest musical styles have also enhanced their sounds with harmonics. Guitarists such as Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Mark Tremonti (Creed), and Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) have utilized harmonics in modern rock recordings.
Any student of the guitar, regardless of musical preference, would greatly benefit from learning about harmonics and the different techniques used to produce them on the guitar. Learning how to create harmonics and understanding the techniques used will help any player wanting to expand his or her musical horizons. This book will demonstrate many harmonic techniques and applications that you can incorporate into your playing with a considerably short amount of practice.
As you progress through this book, be sure to take your time and carefully listen to the accompanying audio CD. The tracks on the CD were recorded to ensure that any student wanting to learn more about harmonics can hear what these different techniques sound like and what they can produce. Many of the examples are repeated at different speeds so that you can analyze them at a slower pace and hear them in "real time."
If you are curious as to what these techniques sound like in the hands of experienced players in various contexts, be sure to check out the short discography at the close of this book. Try to find some of the recordings from these players, and listen to how they use harmonics. Good luck!

Now that you have seen many different applications of harmonics, I hope you continue this musical
journey and explore some new uses for this technique. You can start with the short discography
listed in the previous chapter, but don't stop there. Listen to current, cutting-edge artists, as well
as those from the past who have broken new ground. Having refined the use of guitar harmonics, Eddie Van Halen would be required listening for someone who is new to his style. There are plenty of latebreaking artists who utilize harmonics in their music as well-groups like Creed, Limp Bizkit, and Linkin Park, to name a few.
Keep the framework of what you are playing in mind, but also use your imagination to help you find new sounds. Without the gifted imagination of Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Breau, Jeff Beck, Michael Hedges, and Steve Vai, many music-making techniques that countless guitarists use everyday might not have been discovered or developed. Also, beware of teaching methods and instructions that try to define the "right" and "wrong" way to make music. There are some practices that are physically unhealthy and should be avoided for the sake of your well-being (like bad posture or high volume). But if you find a technique that works for you and sounds good in your music, then it's totally acceptable to continue developing it as a new form of artistic expression, whether or not it's deemed "improper." If it sounds good to your ears, then it's a good thing, regardless of what a book or instructor may tell you.
Musicians have used harmonic techniques for centuries-if not millennia-all over the globe on many
different instruments. The alluring sounds of harmonics "tickle" the senses and inspire players in every style of music. Masterful guitarists from the past have helped shape the broad range of harmonic sounds that we can utilize on the instrument. But this is only the beginning, and the great players of the present day show us that there are always new ways to use these ancient techniques.
"Radical" thinkers and players keep the musical world moving forward and prevent guitarists and music from all sounding the same. The innovative use of harmonics has often been part of the "radical" thinking of guitar pioneers. I hope the explorations in this book help you to find your own style or "voice."

David M. Brewster is an honors graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music in Atlanta, GA (Guitar
major). He has over fifteen years of professional experience and ten years of private, tutorial, and
group instruction in various subjects for electric and acoustic guitar in many styles. He has recently
written four instructional guitar method books, Basics from the Woodshed, Guitar from the
Woodshed, Rock Guitar, and Funk Guitar. He is also a Guitar World magazine guitar instructor and uses the magazine readily in private lessons with students. He has played and recorded various styles of music with touring groups and regional bands and opened for classic rock groups such as Triumph, Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, and Head East (to name a few).
David is currently working with a group from Louisville, KY called Giovanni Jones. Their eclectic mix of rock, funk, blues, and jazz is sure to tum some heads. Their debut album is nearing completion and will be available soon.

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GUITAR ONE PRESENTS GUITAR ARCHIVES, An Investigation of Blues-Based Styles, Including Player Profiles and Instructional Tips. Lo stile di: Chuck Berry, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King e John Lee Hooker. CD TAB.

An Investigation of Blues-Based Styles, Including Player Profiles and Instructional Tips
Series: Guitar One
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music
Medium: Softcover with CD
Composer: Dave Rubin

Here in the Guitar Archives, you'll find the best in blues and blues-based licks, riffs and techniques with a dose of historical perspective to put it all into place. Styles such as bottleneck blues, catfish blues, country blues, delta blues, minor blues, British blues-rock and many more are covered, as are these featured artists: Chuck Berry, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. The accompanying CD includes 99 demonstration tracks, and the articles in the book are reprinted from the pages of Guitar One magazine. 64 pages

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