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It's So Easy: and other lies

Touchstone, 2011

In his New York Times bestseller, Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, shares the story of his rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his life-saving transformation via a unique path to sobriety. In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses ...
  
  











  



  
While My Guitar Gently Weeps : The Music of George Harrison
Simon Leng

Hal Leonard, 2006

(Book). Far from being "the quiet one," George Harrison was a writer and arranger of terrific power and beauty, and his guitar playing was fundamental to the Beatles' sound and success. Now fully revised and expanded, this new edition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison is the most comprehensive evaluation of George Harrison's musical career ever published. Treating each of Harrison's songs with unprecedented ...
  
  











  



  
Genesis: Chapter and Verse
Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, ...

St. Martin's Griffin, 2007

The long-awaited, definitive story of one of the most creative and commercial rock groups of all time, Genesis   One of the most imaginative, courageous, and unpredictable music acts ever, Genesis evolved from pioneers of progressive music in the 1970s to a global phenomenon, topping charts and selling over 150 million albums worldwide. The story of their band spans thirty years and thirty albums, and through all the changes in the ...
  
  











  



  
Soloing Strategies for Guitar - Bk/CD
Tom Kolb

Hal Leonard, 2009

(Guitar Educational). Expand your improvisational horizons with this incredible resource for all guitarists! Soloing Strategies for Guitar explores a variety of improvisational concepts and techniques, backed up with fingering patterns, exercises, and lick examples galore. In addition, each chapter includes several extended solos (in the styles of rock, blues, funk, jazz, and country) based entirely on the techniques brought forth in each ...
  
  











  



  
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Robert Palmer

Penguin Books, 1982

Music category type book. Paperback. Robert Palmer, Author. Lightly age toned pages. A Penquin Book. 1982 reprinted in 1988. Printed in USA. Total 310 pages. Approximate size, 5 x 7.75. Brown covers with pictorials of Blues singers, band on the front cover - one guy wearing a blue suit. Pages clean with no markings or tears. Spine is tight and straight. A nice book that is quite educational about the "Blues" singers! See our photo, not like the ...
  
  











  



  
World on a String: A Musical Memoir

Wiley, 2012

Behind the scenes in the life of a musician—an exuberant, entertaining memoir from jazz guitarist, singer, and raconteur John Pizzarelli John Pizzarelli, the son of jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, is a connoisseur of American song who grew up among the legends of jazz. From teenage explorations of rock music to life on the road with his father, he worked his way from gigs in tiny clubs to opening for Frank Sinatra during his final ...
  
  











  



  
Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments, from Stage to Studio
Andy Babiuk

Backbeat Books, 2002

We are proud to present this special 2002 "Love Me Do" Collector's Edition! Featuring many previously unseen photographs, this limited run of 1,500 hardcover books has been issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' first Parlophone single, "Love Me Do," and autographed by author Andy Babiuk! Even though their songs are known by millions around the world, only now has a book been published that reveals how The Beatles ...
  
  











  



  
The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: With 2.5 hours of Audio and Over 200 Notated ...

Fundamental Changes, 2013

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists Second Edition Master Music Theory for Guitar While Playing and Hearing it in Context. Over 200 Notated Audio Examples! + Professional Backing Tracks Guitarists are often very guilty of 'collecting' musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information on their instrument. 'Modern Music Theory for Guitarists' combines cutting edge, up to date musical information ...
  
  











  



  
Roy Buchanan: American Axe

Backbeat Books, 2001

(Book). Roy Buchanan was a "guitarist's guitarist" who shunned fame for a musical odyssey on America's roadhouse circuit with his battered Telecaster melding blues, country, jazz and rock like no player before or since. This is a compelling road trip through the gritty world of honky tonks and beer joints where this enigmatic journeyman preferred to play. Readers meet the biggest names in pop music and legions of unknowns along the way, from ...
  
  











  



  
When I Left Home: My Story
Buddy Guy

Da Capo Press, 2012

According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues. Guy’s epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues. He came to Chicago from rural Louisiana in the fifties—the very moment when urban blues were electrifying our ...
  
  











  



  
How the Fender Bass Changed the World

Backbeat Books, 2001

This book by the founding editor and former publisher of Bass Player magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender's revolutionary Precision Bass, it also – for the first time – illuminates the full scope of its profound impact on music and society. Focusing on the bass' artistic influence, it details the technical milestones that gave the bass its musical power. This book also describes the impact of the bass in the hands of ...
  
  











  



  
Harmonicas, Harps and Heavy Breathers: The Evolution of the People's Instrument
Kim Field

Cooper Square Press, 2000

The harmonica is one of the most important, yet overlooked, instruments in music. This definitive volume celebrates the history of the world's most popular musical device, its impact on various forms of music, folk, country, blues, rock, jazz and classical music. The author traces the development of the harmonica from the ancient Chinese sheng to futuristic harmonica sythesizers. Nearly seventy harmonica masters are profiled including Stevie ...
  
  











  



  
GUITAR Oriented MUSIC THEORY including Cheat-Sheets - BOOK
Robert E. Frazier

REF Publishing, Las Vegas, NV, 2007

Very comprehensive, NEW expanded second release (copyright 2004 - 2007), 54 pages, 8.5 in. x 11in., Music Theory reference and instructional book, with full color illustrations and Cheat-Sheets. The book is oriented towards Guitar players, however, it is extremely useful for all musicians and/or songwriters that need to understand or find, specifics of or about: scales, intervals, keys, modes, arpeggios, chords, harmonics, Guitar fingerboard ...
  
  











  



  
Guitarist's Guide to Music Reading: Bridging the Gap Between the Neck and Notation

Hal Leonard, 2013

(Guitar Educational). The Guitarist's Guide to Music Reading features detailed step-by-step instruction, loads of sight-reading examples, invaluable tips and secrets from an industry pro, and over 600 audio files. "If you are reading this book I am excited for you. What you have in front of you is a powerful tool to help you understand the language of music. Chris Buono's explanations are sharply focused and designed for guitarists who have ...
  
  











  



  
The Lights of Marfa (Enhanced Version): One of the World's Great Guitar Player's Amazing Encounters with God

Moody Publishers, 2011

Doyle Dykes is one of the premier fingerstyle guitarists in the world. When guitar great Chet Atkins was asked a few years ago who he'd pay money to go see, his answer was, "People like Doyle Dykes, who is just an amazing fingerpicker, I think." He has thrilled secular and church audiences all over the world, from the Grand Ole Opry to Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England (home of the some of the most famous rock concerts in history) ...
  
  











  



  
Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino

Backbeat Books, 2011

(Book). By age 16, Pat Martino was already working as a member of R&B star Lloyd Price's touring musical revue. By age 18, Martino moved to Harlem, where he quickly earned a reputation as a hard-bopping six-stringer with formidable chops through a series of apprenticeships with the likes of honking tenor saxophonist Willis "Gaitor Tail" Jackson and Hammond B-3 organ master Jack McDuff. Martino made his auspicious debut as a leader at age 22 with ...
  
  











  



  
The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil
Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha

Temple University Press, 1998

At the second International Song Festival in 1967, Milton Nascimento had three songs accepted for competition. He had no intention of performing them he hated the idea of intense competition. In fact, Nascimento might never have appeared at all if Eumir Deodato hadn't threatened not to write the arrangements for his songs if he didn't perform at least two of them. Nascimento went on to win the festival's best performer award, all three of his ...
  
  











  



  
Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir (Music in American Life)

University of Illinois Press, 2012

A pivotal member of the hugely successful bluegrass band Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Dobro pioneer Josh Graves (1927-2006) was a living link between bluegrass music and the blues. In Bluegrass Bluesman, this influential performer shares the story of his lifelong career in music._x000B__x000B_In lively anecdotes, Graves describes his upbringing in East Tennessee and the climate in which bluegrass music emerged during the 1940s. ...
  
  











  



  
The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards
David Honeyboy Edwards

Chicago Review Press, 1997

This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboy’s stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert Johnson are a godsend to blues fans. History buffs will marvel at his unique perspective and firsthand accounts of the 1927 Mississippi River flood, vagrancy laws, makeshift courts in the back of ...
  
  











  



  
Unfinished Business - The Life & Times of Danny Gatton

Backbeat Books, 2003

(Book). Danny Gatton was a players' guitar player, hailed by both Rolling Stone and Guitar Player as the greatest unknown guitarist anywhere. His legend has only grown since his untimely suicide in 1994, along with appreciation for his blinding speed, effortless genre-hopping, flawless technique, and never-ending appetite for tinkering and problem-solving. Drawing from first-hand interviews with dozens of friends, family members and fellow ...
  
  











  








   



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