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LES PAUL LEGACY 1915-1963 THE EARLY YEARS OF THE-Robb Lawrence LIBRO ILLUSTRATO CHITARRA

THE EARLY YEARS OF THE LES PAUL LEGACY 1915-1963, R. Lawrence. 294 pagine.

Series: Book
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Medium: Hardcover
Author: Robb Lawrence
Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 (Fall 2008) emerged out of author Robb Lawrence's years of research, interviews, extensive vintage archives (including original Les Paul/Mary Ford articles, press photos, music and recordings), and gorgeous original photography. It's all here: the factory pictures, the designers, the electronics; the first experimtela ,Log and ,Clunker, guitars, stories of the various Goldtops, the humbucking pickup evolution, and over 80 pages dedicated to the heralded '50s Sunburst, Standard. Exclusive interviews with Les Paul, as well as Michael Bloomfield and Jeff Beck. A beautiful and insightful book on a legendary inventor, musician and his partnership with Gibson to make the world's most-cherished electric guitar. 294 pages

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FUNK BASS BIBLE HAL LEONARD Recorded Versions TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI BASSO BOOK

FUNK BASS BIBLE. TAB.

Series: Bass Recorded Versions TAB

BRICK HOUSE
CAN YOU HANDLE IT
CAR WASH
CISSY STRUT
COLD SWEAT, PT. 1
DAZZ
DO IT ('TIL YOU'RE SATISFIED)
DR. FUNKENSTEIN
FANTASTIC VOYAGE
FIGHT THE POWER 'PART 1'
FIRE
FUNK #49
GET OFF
GIVE IT AWAY
HIGHER GROUND
I WISH
LE FREAK
LET'S GROOVE
LOPSY LU
LOVE GAMES
LOVE ROLLERCOASTER
LOW RIDER
MR. BIG STUFF
PICK UP THE PIECES
POWER
RUN FOR COVER
SEX IN A PAN
STAY
STAY WITH ME TONIGHT
SUMTHIN', SUMTHIN'
SUPER FREAK
WORD UP

Artist: Various Artists
32 funk classics transcribed note-for-note with tablature for bass, 264 pages

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DVD ACOUSTIC GUITAR, At a Glance. Chad Johnson & Mike Mueller, DVD Performer: D. Boduch. DVD TABLATURE

 

DVD ACOUSTIC GUITAR

DVD/Book Pack
Series: At a Glance
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Softcover with DVD - TAB
Guitar

Author: Chad Johnson
Author: Mike Mueller
VIDEO PERFORMER: DOUG BODUCH

Watch and learn with this innovative DVD/book system!

The AT A GLANCE series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information, and popular song examples help to demostrate the concepts in action.

Lesson include:

STRUMMING CHORDS: Covers the fundamentas in developing a rock-solid strumming technique. Learn how to keep steady time, use common tones and open strings when moving between chords, and dress up your strum patterns with syncopation.

FINGERSTYLE BASIC: Covers all the essentials for first-time fingerpickers, inclusicg right-hand position, simple arpeggio patterns, block chord style, and an introduction to Travis Picking.

CAPO BASICS: Learn what a capo is, its common uses, and other useful tips. You'll wonder how you ever got by without one.

TRAVIS PICKING: Covers this must-known technique inside and out. You get a thorough tutorial on the basics, as well as tips for playing through progressions, using different string groups, and many variations on the standard pattern.

A first of its kind, the At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional guitarist with a supplemental book for a comprehensive learning experience. Each book/DVD features several lessons pertaining to one topic, and the DVD lessons feature on-screen music. The lessons are loaded with valuable tips and information, and song examples help to demonstrate the concepts in action. Acoustic Guitar "At a Glance" features four lessons, including: Strumming Chords, Fingerstyle Basics, Travis Picking, and Capo Basics and uses the riffs of 16 songs, 32 pages.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Choosin an Acoustic Guitar

Strumming Chords

Down-Strums

Up-Strums

Common Tones

The Open Strum

"Maggie May" Rod Stewart

"Brown Eyed Girl" Van Morrison

Accents

Syncopation

Ghost Strokes

"Signs" Tesla

"Space Oddity" David Bowie

Fingerstyle Basics 1

Hand Position

Arpeggios

'Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce

Block-Chord Fingerstyle

"Yesterday" The Beatles

"More Than Words" Extreme

Travis Picking

Basic Technique

Other String Groups

Variations

"Watershed" Indigo Girls

"Julia" The Beatles

"Dust in the Wind" Kansas

Capo Basics

Adjusting the Key for Vocal Range

Reading Capoed Tab

Avoiding Barre Chords

Creating Alternate Guitar Parts

Unplayable Parts

"Free Fallin'" Tom Petty

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" The Beatles

"Night Moves" Bob Seger

"Landslide" Fleetwood Mac

"Thick as a Brick" Jethro Tull

"Stay" Lisa Loeb

Afterword

 

DVD is filmed in high-definition and features on-screen music. Book includes the following songs:

 

BROWN EYED GIRL
DUST IN THE WIND
FREE FALLIN'
JULIA
LANDSLIDE
MAGGIE MAY
MORE THAN WORDS
NIGHT MOVES
NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN)
SIGNS
SPACE ODDITY
STAY
THICK AS A BRICK
TIME IN A BOTTLE
WATERSHED
YESTERDAY

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COUNTRY GUITAR PLAY-ALONG BOOK CD TABLATURE LIBRO SPARTITI BASI CHITARRA ACCORDI HAGGARD

COUNTRY GUITAR PLAY-ALONG Vol. 17. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar Play-Along
Softcover with CD - TAB
Artist: Various
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! 8 songs:

AMIE
BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE
CHATTAHOOCHEE
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
WORKIN' MAN BLUES

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GIBSON 'BURST 1958, '59, '60. Jay Scott, Vic DaPra. forewords by Jimmy Page & Robby Kreiger

THE GIBSON 'BURST 1958-1960. Jay Scott, Vic DaPra.

The Gibson 'Burst 1958, '59, '60

Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Format: Softcover
Author: Jay Scott
Author: Vic DaPra

A musical instrument or a cultural icon? Certainly, the Gibson Les Paul “Sunburst” Standard has become the single most desirable and collectable electric guitar ever made. The late '50s middle-of-the-road guitar emerges as the turn-of-the-century Holy Grail. With over 300 'Bursts shown and 16 pages of full color photos, this is the book for all collectors. Also includes a 1958, '59, and '60 Sunburst Les Paul serial number list.

“Since the first publication of this book til today, the Sunburst has continued to inspire me and new generations of musicians. Thank you, Les.” – Jimmy Page

Inventory #HL 00000423
ISBN: 9781574242034
UPC: 884088069261
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
128 pages

Certainly, the Gibson Les Paul "sunburst" Standard has become the singularly most desirable and collectable electric guitar ever made. Its repute and value are virtually common knowledge and its marque has almost become a household name. Its devotees invest mortgage-size sums into individual examples and kings' ransoms into life-long collections of the blue-chip, investable guitar, and lovingly lavish nicknames on the objects of their affection in a kind of dementia author Richard Smith has referred to a sunburst psychosis. But it wasn't always so. despite contemporary sunburst enthusiasts' need to elevate the instrument to the sanctum sanctorum, sound historical perspective and an insight into corporate reasoning insinuates that the company viewed the new 1958model askance, as a bit of a pariah, a second-rate guitar, a marketing and design compromise. contemporary hysteria and emotion aside, the sunburst Standard followed a Les Paul goldtop sales slide that had decreased Les Paul model production 200%by the mid-fifties. Obviously, Gibson reasoned correctly, it was time for a change. But how to shore up slumping sales of the company's second-best solidbody? The answer was reasonable - and typical - for a traditional firm like Gibson: put a flamed maple top with a sunburst finish on the model. In every sense this was a retrogression for the Les Paul model, and Gibson knew it. the gold-finished Les Paul had been a stretch for the company, a bold stroke of color and daring for the stodgy, sunburst-and-natural-finish-oriented manufacturer. So, when the corporate decision was made to return to the sunburst finish, it was, in a very real sense, a de-evolution, a step backwards. One even gets the impression of boardroom exasperation and resignation, of not knowing what to do next with the damn model. combined with the fact that the standard was relatively cheap -- the Super 400, L-5, Byrdland, ES-350,the higher line thinlines and other were the company's heavy hitters; even the Les Paul Custom cost almost twice as much as the Standard -- a feeling of near-indifference emerges: "Well,the goldtop was good for us for a few years but sales are in the toilet now. So let's go back to the look that got us where we are; we'll make the thing look like a baby L-5 or Super 400, put a sunburst finish on it since Fender seems to be doing okay with their Stratocaster, price it cheap and pitch it as a second instrument for the pro who doesn't want to take his L-5 to the gig or to the guy who wants to sit home and play and won't feel bad about laying out 250 bucks for a guitar that sort of looks like our good stuff.... and see if it flies."
No, it didn't. And for one reason or another (primarily poor sales) the guitar was removed from the line at the end of 1960after an unremarkable 2 1/2 years in Gibson's – another Gibson solidbody debacle, certainly not of the magnitude of Gibson's BIG faux pas, the Korina series, but surely nothing to write home to Kalamazoo about. With such inauspicious beginnings, even the most devout 'burst worshippers must admit, the Standard was not a glowing success.... and it seems Gibson knew it wasn't going to be. Or else how does one explain the almost casual disregard the company showed in matching curly maple tops on many of the Standards? Or the fact that 75% of all Standards do not have dramatic figure in their maple caps ... or little or no figure at all? Or the reason such a light-fugitive (light sensitive) red aniline dye was used for the cherry sunburst when Gibson knew it was going to fade and was well aware of the availability of better, more durable, more light-fast, more costly dyes? (Michael Dresdner, "Restoration Clinic," Vintage Guitar Bulletin, Vol 3 No.1, Jan., 1984). The answer to all these rhetorical questions is obvious. But as all of us have so often learned in the dominion of the classic American guitar yesterday's debacle sometimes turns into today's treasure; the past's pariah reappears as the present's avatar. In the case of the 1958-'60Les Paul Standard, a late-'50's middle-of-the-road yawner emerges as the turn-of-the-century Holy Grail. The prodigal son has returned home a saint.

In preparing the revisions and additions for this resuscitated edition of our Sunburst book, my co-author, Vic DaPra and I had numerous conversations about content, of course, but eventually virtually all our talks edged into a more - how shall I say this – philosophical realm. More precisely, we invariably came to discuss, somewhat sadly, somewhat bemusedly, the astronomical prices that particular examples of the guitar had achieved over the past few years. 'Bursts have skyrocketed in value from low-five-figure collectibles to six-figure untouchables, sometimes commanding prices in excess of $200,000.affordable only by millionaires. 'Burst ownership has become the province of high-profile authors and their publishers, prominent actors, doctors and lawyers ...entrepreneurial titans, not musicians. Vicwould chuckle that many of the original proponents of the model couldn't begin to afford one now.
This begs the obvious question, then: what precisely are we dealing with here ...now ...precisely? Is this a musical instrument or a cultural icon? Apparently, its very nature has changed along with its raison d'etre. The days when dirty white boys blared jungle music on these hammers of the gods and in so doing busted down all kinds of walls have clearly past; a 'burst is as much a guitar nowadays as a Louis Quatorze table is an eating platform. Sure, occasionally still, some atavistic giant like Slash, Joe Perry, Joe Walsh or Billy Gibbons has the balls to step center-stage and burn on an original sunburst Les Paul like the old days unafraid he might fracture a headstock and so ruin his investment. But what has become painfully evident is that the nature of the beast, the 'burst's essence, has changed. Indisputably, the epoch of 'burst-as-bauble is upon us. The sunburst-finished 1958-1960Les Paul Model/Les Paul Standard is now the domain of the super-rich; Peter Green need not apply. What New York City-based, sunburst maven Doug Myer of Dan Courtenay's Chelsea Guitars so aptly wrote about Slash, the last-ever, 'burst welding, guitar god, several years ago now seems equally apropos to the instrument he proffered: after he bashed his way through the temple doors with his flametops, the closed behind him forever. Jay Scott (I can't believe I'm still in) Rochester, New York, 2005
1959 Standard/E Clark. Photo W. Draffen

Vic DaPra has always been an intergral part of the music scene in the Pittsburgh, PA area. A lifelong devotee of the guitar about which he would eventually co-author two books, Vic receied his first 'burst as a gift in the early 1970s; it cost a then-outrageous $1600. Since that time he has owned many examples of what has become a pre-eminent American collectible. Along with partner Tim Matyas, he opened the Guitar Gallery in Canonsburg, PA in 1985,preferring Gibson Historic Les Paul reissues and other high quality six-strings.

Jay Scott is a Jesuit-educated throwback whose publications include The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company, '50s Cool: Kay Guitars, Sunburst Alley and the first edition of this book as well as dozens of articles for such periodicals as Guitar World and 20th Century Guitar magazines. His life has been notably unremarkable and unproductive, save for the generation of his glorious, albeit autistic, son Gianni Lux Amlfi-Scognetti Scott, himself a published author and illustrator of two books, Playing Games and From Pumpkin Seed To Pumpkin Pie (Parker Publishing), and the few aforementioned sporadic insights.

This revitalized version of our paradigmatic Sunburst book is lovingly dedicated to my co-author Vic DaFra whose implaceable goading and cajoling inevitably led to my revising this edition. If I had a nickel for every time Vic would, you'll excuse the expression, fan the flames of my interest in it's revision using Gerard Manley Hopkins' famous finishing couplet from "The Windhover" "... And blue bleak embers, ah my dear, fall, gall themselves and gash gold vermillion" , I'd have enough money to buy an original 'burst. Here's to the once-and-future Pharoah of Flame!! To Steve DiVenuta, the office tiger, who coalesced all our efforts to bring this project to - I use the word loosely – fruition. To Ron Middlebrook, Centerstream Publishing Finally and most gratefully to Larry and Jim Acunto of 20th Century Guitar magazine/ Seventh string Press - for 20 years of friendship and association and for graciously and generously releasing on this book thereby allowing yet another guitar book to be foisted on the already – over· helmed, guitar-related public.

Contents:
Scott Frielich, Top Shelf Music
Chelsea Second Hand Guitars
Art Atwood
Au th0rs
Preface
Jimmy Page
Robby Kriger
Introduction .
Prologue .
1958's
Tradition to 1959 .
Color Section
Tabacco Sunburst Finish.
Burst with Bigsbys.
1960's.
The Patent Applied for (PAF) Humbucker .
Cherry Sunburst.
7000 Series
Sunburst Les Paul Serial Number List .


Aknowledgements
The authors wish to thank the following businesses and individuals without those participation this book would have been less complete:
Tom Wittrock, Third Eye Music Gary Winterflood
Richie Frieman, We Buy Guitars Mark Quinton
Kosta Kovachev Scott Chinery
Albert Molinaro Rudy Pensa
Revised Layout: Dave Collins

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GIBSON 175 Its History and Its Players Adrian Ingram STEVE HOWE-JOE PASS-ELVIS-PAT MARTINO-U2-

THE GIBSON 175, Its History and Its Players, Adrian Ingram. 272 pages.

Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Medium: Softcover
Author: Adrian Ingram

Debuting in 1949 and in continuous production ever since, the ES-175 is one of the most versatile and famous guitars in music history. The first Gibson electric to feature a Florentine cutaway, the ES-175 was also one of the first Electric Spanish guitars to be fitted with P.A.F. humbuckers and is prized for its playability, craftsmanship, and full rich tone. The list of players who have utilized the ES-175's distinctive sound reads like a who's who of historic and contemporary jazz, rock, blues and fusion, players such as: Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Joe Diorio, Toots Thielmans, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Raney, blues great B.B. King, progressive rock musician Steve Howe and fusion pioneer Pat Metheny. Scotty Moore played an ES-295, essentially a dual P90 equipped, all gold ES-175 on the Sun Sessions with Elvis Presley. Written by noted author/guitarist Adrian Ingram, contents include: the complete history of the 175, The Players, a beautiful ES-175 Color Gallery, Chronology, Shipping Totals, and more. This book is a must for every guitar player and enthusiast or collector. 272 pages.

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GIBSON ELECTRICS, THE CLASSIC YEARS. A.R. Duchossoir AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM THE MID-'30s TO THE MID-'60s

 

GIBSON ELECTRICS, THE CLASSIC YEARS. A.R. Duchossoir.

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FROM THE MID-'30s TO THE MID-'60s

Gibson Electrics - The Classic Years
Series: Book
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Softcover
Author: A.R. Duchossoir

Since the inception of the first “electrical” guitars in the 1920s, no other manufacturer has produced a greater variety of professional quality models than Gibson. This book presents a documented account of the instruments released during a highly creative period from the 1930s up to the mid-60s, which saw the coming of age of the electric guitar. It describes all the models that have made history and contributed to establishing the reputation of Gibson. This edition features over 500 illustrations, including 100 in color, and previously unpublished material.

Inventory #HL 00330392
ISBN: 9780793592104
UPC: 073999647426
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
256 pages

FOREWORD
The original GIBSONEL ECTRICS, subtitled Volume 1, was first published in late 1981 and for the past 10 years or so I have often been asked when Volume 2 would be released. I effectively started writing it back in 1982, but Volume 2 never saw the light of day for reasons outside my control.
Subsequently, I penned other books and I probably managed to improve my primitive writing skills and also the way to look back at "old guitars". As time went by, it became more and more obvious to me that the original GE could be upgraded in several respects. Digging through my files, I realized that I had gathered a lot of material during my several trips to Kalamazoo which had not been fully exploited in what was the ex-Volume 1. Eventually, I ended up disliking this book profoundly, and last year I formed the project not only to rewrite it, but also to expand it.
At this juncture, I briefly pondered what period to cover? Should I attempt to consolidate vol. 1 & 2 in a single offering? With the benefit of hindsight - read the 10 years elapsed since the aborted publication of Volume 2 – it occurred to me that the truly meaningful electrics, the "classics", were those designed prior to 1965. This does not mean that nothing happened at Gibson afterwards, but the fact is that the pre-65 designs are still the most popular today, and the most influential. Admittedly, other cut-off points were a possibility. For instance: 1969, the year of Gibson's Diamond Jubilee, and also the year of the amicable take-over of Chicago Musical Instruments (Gibson's parent) by ECLwhich led to the formation of NORLIN.Or 1984, the year when the Kalamazoo factory was closed down and the production was definitively consolidated in Nashville. Even 1985, the year when NORLINended its involvement in the music business by selling Gibson after reporting losses of $158m over the previous 10 years!
Fortunately, Gibson did not go under and it was acquired by the able hands of Henry ]USZKIEWICZand a group of investors who managed to put it back on the right track. I took the view that the mid-60s were retrospectively a major turning point not just for Gibson, but for the guitar industry as a whole. Beyond designs, 1965 signalled the beginning of a new era for most US guitar makers. Equally, it is often overlooked that 1965 was the year when the production of Gibson instruments reached an all-time peak in the wake of the 1st "guitar boom". Last but not least, 1965 is the year when Ted McCARlY tendered his resignation as Gibson president after acquiring Paul BIGSBY'sbusiness.
The new GIBSON ELECTRICS,subtitled "THE CLASSICYEARS", consequently spans from the beginnings of the electric guitar until the mid-60s. For a better display of information, I reckoned it would be appropriate to split the historical recap from the specifications of production electrics - Spanish guitars and basses - cataloged during this period. This book is therefore divided in two main parts, with a third leg detailing what I call identification numbers.
The latter are quite useful for assessing the vintage of an instrument and Part Three features previously unpublished material. In other words, the new edition practically incorporates three books into one (for the same price!). Many people have contributed, yesterday and today, to the making of the new GE. Being domiciled in Paris, I wish to stress that this research has been greatly facilitated over the years by the kind cooperation of many friends and guitar aficionados in the USA.I hope the list of acknowledgements does justice to all of them, even though their input may date back many years.
A special mention goes to all the Gibson people, past and present, who always have been very receptive to my quest for information. Conversations with old-timers like Ted McCARlY,Walter FULLER,Seth LOVER,Wilbur MARKER, Julius BELLSON,or with early electric pioneer Alvino REYhave been invaluable to enlighten the chapters of Part One and give them a human dimension beyond facts and figures.
I am particularly appreciative of the active contribution of a few key individuals who have helped me to complete this project in a relatively short time. These are John SPRUNG(and his wife Jenny for tolerating a rather hectic family life over the past 6 months), Jim COLCLASURE, Walter CARTER,George GRUHNand my wife Susan. I also want to thank people like Gil SOUTHWORTHand Brian FISCHERfor giving me access to their impressive collection of Gibson electrics. Finally, my gratitude goes to HALLEONARDfor allowing me to turn an old book into a brand new one. At the time of closing this long foreword, I can't help but think of my father who passed away since I wrote the first GE, and without whom I might never have known Gibson guitars. This one's for you, dad. A.R. DUCHOSSOIR Ma 1993

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRICS UP TO THE MID-60s INTRODUCTION
Who invented the electric guitar? However straightforward this question may be, it does not usually suggest one instant answer as several pioneers -some known, some unknown- may claim an input into its development. Historically, the earliest attempts to electrify an instrument can be traced back to the 1890s, but they can hardly be construed as the first steps towards the electric guitar as we know it today. For instance, one W.H. GILMAN secured patent #488,520 on December 20, 1892 for an 'Electrically Operated Stringed Music Instrument' which actually encompassed an electrically-actuated automatic banjo. It was not until the 1920s that the electric guitar began to take shape in the light of scientific advances in sound amplification and amplifier circuitry.
Why the electric guitar came into being is an easier question to answer. Owing to its intrinsic lack of volume and carrying power, the traditional acoustic guitar was more often than not relegated to the rhythm section in most bands up to the 1930s. With the notable exceptions of classical pieces or purely stringed- instrument ensembles, the guitar did not become a recognized solo voice in its own right until it was amplified. The growing popularity of dance music thus led guitarists to seek ways to be heard over the sound of brass and reed instruments, let alone drums. The need for more power brought about developments such John DOPYERA'stesophonic guitar with its internal spunmetal resonator and triggered a significant enlargement of body dimensions. It also explains why the banjo, because of its bright and cutting sound, was often preferred to the guitar in early jazz oups. Besides this extra power to vie with other instruments in orchestras, providing a greater tone consistency is also cited a factor behind the early research carried out to electrify the guitar. By all accounts, this was part of the rationale followed by lloyd LOARin the early 1920s. lloyd A. WAR (1886-1943) was a multi-talented personality: musician, composer, teacher, mandolin performer, physics engineer and researcher. In June 1919 he came to work for the GffiSO MANDOLIN-GUITARMfg. Co., Ltd. where he took over e eral positions as acoustic engineer, factory production manager, manager of the stringed instrument repair department and purchasing agent. Today, Loar is best remembered for his role in the development of the Master series, ie the L-5 guitar, the F-5 mandolin, the H-5 mandola, the K-5 mando-cello and the Mastertone banjo construction. On top of his contribution to some of Gibson's finest stringed acoustic instruments ever made, Loar designed experimental electrics during his 5-year stint with the company. His meticulous approach to acoustic physics and instrument playability apparently led him to believe that the only way to produce instruments with tonal consistency was to electrify them. In the early 20s, his views were favourably considered by Lewis A. WILLIAMSwho was one of the founders and major stockholders of the Gibson company, and its secretary and general manager at the time. Williams was also a pioneer in the field of loudspeakers and sound reproduction. He is thus credited with several innovations in instrument design such as the elevated fretboard and pickguard, while being a central figure behind the Master series. This explains why Williams brought in Loar at Gibson and supported his efforts in the development of modern stringed instruments. But differences of opinion within the company as to Gibson's product focus and marketing strategy brought about a reshuffle at management level. It can be argued that electrical instruments were certainly part of the discussions which took place. Loar's (and Williams') conceptions were probably ahead of their time but deemed insufficiently marketable by the riskaverse board of directors chaired by the venerable John . ADAMS. They were consequently relegated to a back seat in favour of less adventurous designs. This boardroom row led 1. A. Williams and C. V. Buttelman, then sales and advertising manager, to resign at the end of 1923. Lewis Williams was briefly replaced by someone called FERRIS, before the position of general manager was entrusted to a newly hired accountant named Guy HART. Lloyd Loar soldiered on for about a year after Williams' departure, but he did not get along too well with his new general manager. Their lack of entente prompted the termination of Loar's contract at the end of 1924. Eventually, both Loar and Williams joined forces in their post-Gibson days and went on to form together the ACOUSTI-LECTRIC Company in January 1934 (later renamed the VIVI-TONECompany in February 1936). The earliest Gibson electric instruments were reportedly perfected by 1924 and then shown to some of the compan agents who at that time were mostly artists and teacher. However, these agents were not ready yet, musically and otherwise, to accept such a radically novel concept for which no music was specifically written. In the face of a negative reaction from its prime sales force, the new management of Gibson then resolved not to go ahead with the experimental electrics.

CONTENTS
FOREWORD .
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .

PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRICS UP TO THE MID-60s .
INTRODUCTION: Who invented the electric guitar? .
CHAPTER 1: The first production electrics (1935-1939) .
CHAPTER 2: The second wave of pre-war electrics (1940-1942) .
CHAPTER 3: The early post-war era (1946-1948) .
CHAPTER 4: The apogee of the amplified guitar (1948-1951) .
CHAPTER 5: The first solid body electric (1951-1952) .
CHAPTER 6: The expansion of the electric line (1953-1955) .
CHAPTER 7: The first thinline electrics (1955-1957) .
CHAPTER 8: The advent of the humbucking pickup (1955-1957) .
CHAPTER 9: The Modernistic Guitars (1957-1959) .
CHAPTER 10: The double cutaway thinline electrics (1958-1960) .
CHAPTER 11: The inception of restyled solid bodies (1958-1963) .
CHAPTER 12: The hollow body Artist models (1960-1965) .
CHAPTER 13: The original Firebird series (1963-1965) .
EPILOGUE: The end of an era .
CHAPTER NOTES .
COLOUR SECTION: 30 YEARS OF GIBSON ELECTRICS .

PART TWO: THE PRODUCTION ELECTRICS UP TO THE MID-60s .
INTRODUCTION .
CHAPTER 1: The pre-war electrics (1936-1942) .
CHAPTER 2: The post-war full body electrics (1946-1965) .
CHAPTER 3: The solid body electrics (1952-1965) .
CHAPTER 4: The thinline electrics (1955-1965) .

PART THREE: THE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS UP TO THE MID-60s .
INTRODUCTION .
CHAPTER 1: Factory-order numbers (1936-1961) .
CHAPTER 2: Serial numbers (1936-1961) .
CHAPTER 3: Serial numbers (1961-1965) .
INDEX . 

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PLAYING THE CHANGES GUITAR Improvising Mitch Seidman-Paul Del Nero CD BERKLEE PRESS-IMPROVISATION

PLAYING THE CHANGES: GUITAR. A Linear Approach to Improvising. Paul Del Nero. CD TABLATURE

Series: Berklee Labs
Publisher: Berklee Press
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Mitch Seidman
Author: Paul Del Nero

Effective improvisation can add fun and individuality to guitar performances. This book presents a unique improvisation strategy based on ear training and a linear interpretation of note/chord relationships. You'll learn how to: develop an expectation of sound - master the relationships between notes, modes and harmonies - improvise over jazz standards - identify pitch tendencies within chord progressions, and more. 128 pages.

 

 

Create more expressive solos

Effective improvisation can add fun and individuality to guitar solos. In Playing the Changes—Guitar, Mitch Seidman and Paul Del Nero present a unique improvisation strategy based on ear training and a linear interpretation of note relationships.

In this technique, improvised lines are derived from the harmonic construction of chord progressions. Learn how to choose appropriate notes by listening for the tendencies of pitches within modes and tetrachords—groupings of four notes in a scale. InPlaying the Changes—Guitar, you'll explore the possibilities of focused and linear improvisation, and develop your ability to create musically effective melodies with greater freedom and depth of expression.

Comprehensive, step-by-step instruction will guide you as you:

  • Develop an expectation of sound—an intuitive sense for which notes to choose and where your chosen notes will lead the melody.
  • Master the movement of notes over modes and harmonies.
  • Use and learn from the examples on the included CD.
  • Become comfortable improvising over jazz standards such as "Blue Bossa," "Tune Up," and "Long Ago and Far Away."
  • Create your own chord pads to use as you practice recognizing the tendencies of pitches within chord progressions.
  • Tablature included.

If you can read traditional notation and chord symbols, have a basic understanding of functional harmony and have a basic technical capability, you can use this book to learn how to improvise and become more expressive and creative in your music making.

BUZZ

"Very thoughtful and insightful book by Mitch Seidman and Paul Del Nero. This is geared to an intermediate to advanced level of student, but a beginner can certainly find good practice material. The tetrachord ideas are a unique way of addressing the problems of improvisation. If students apply themselves to the exercises, much progress can be made. Highly recommended!"

—Jack Wilkins, Guitarist and Educator

"Mitch Seidman and Paul Del Nero have assembled an impressive and comprehensive book of patterns, exercises, and etudes that really get inside the secrets to jazz improvisation and open up new possibilities to the guitarist at any level of their development. Complemented with a great sounding CD of many different examples, I know I. myself', will find it helpful for a long time to come. Great job, Mitch and Paul!"

—Duke Robillard, Award-Winning Blues Guitarist

"Playing the Changes is a nuts-and-bolts, hands-on method for soloing. Real concepts that will yield real results. A great piece of work!"

—Joe Beck, Jazz Guitarist

"Playing the Changes—Guitar: A Linear Approach to Improvising presents a great way to develop ear training, melodic and harmonic awareness, and the corresponding technique on the guitar. The clearly laid out and demystified program builds a sensitivity and understanding that will enrich any player's improvisational skills, transcending stylistic boundaries. A great contribution to a complete musician's education!"

—Howard Alden, Jazz Guitarist, Concord Recording Artist

Price: €27,99
€27,99

ACOUSTIC GUITAR SONGS FOR DUMMIES. TABLATURE

ACOUSTIC GUITAR SONGS FOR DUMMIES. 34 songs. 256 PAGEs. TAB.

About A Girl, NIRVANA -Across The Universe, BEATLES -Angie, ROLLING STONES -Annie's Song, JOHN DENVER -Behind Blue Eyes, THE WHO -Best Of My Love, EAGLES -Blackbird, BEATLES -Crazy Little Thing Called Love, QUEEN -Drive, INCUBUS -Dust In The Wind, KANSAS -Fly To The Angels, SLAUGHTER -Free Fallin', TOM PETTY -I'd Love To Change The World, ALVIN LEE -Iris, GOO GOO DOLLS -Landslide, FLEETWOOD MAC -Layla, CLAPTON -Leaving On A Jet Plane, PETER, PAUL & MARY -Love Of A Lifetime, FIREHOUSE -Maggie May, ROD STEWART -Night Moves, BOB SEEGER -Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), BEATLES -Patience, GUNS N' ROSES -Pink Houses, MELLENCAMP -Signs, TESLA -Space Oddity, BOWIE -Tangled Up In Blue, DYLAN -Tears In Heaven, CLAPTON -Thick As A Brick, JETHRO TULL -3 AM, MATCHBOX 20 -Time In A Bottle, JIM CROCE -To Be With You, Mr. BIG -Wanted Dead Or Alive, BON JOVI -When The Children Cry, WHITE LION -You've Got A Friend, JAMES TAYLOR. TAB.

Series: Guitar Collection TAB
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. 256 pages.

Price: €20,99
€20,99

ACOUSTIC FAVORITES Guitar Play-Along Volume 69 CD TABLATURE Mrs. Robinson SIMON & GARFUNKEL-Maggie May

ACOUSTIC FAVORITES, Guitar Play-Along Volume 69. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar Play-Along
Softcover with CD - TAB
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! 8 songs, 64 pages.

Against The Wind
Band On The Run
Free Fallin'
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Love The One You're With
Maggie May
Melissa
Mrs. Robinson

Price: €16,99
€16,99
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