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9780754833468

The Practical Book of the Guitar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754833468

  • ISBN10:

    0754833461

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-06-06
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books
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Summary

The guitar is a fascinating instrument that has been

around in various forms for thousands of years, and

continues to be the instrument of choice for many

musicians today. This book will guide you through all

you need to know to play both acoustic and electric

versions, from buying the right guitar and learning

the basic chords to mastering advanced techniques.

History sections cover the evolution and development

of the guitar, and the book also includes fully illustrated

directories exploring the many different types of guitar in

depth. With over 1500 photographs and musical exercises,

this manual is an essential guide for all guitarists.

• How to play the guitar, with chord charts, exercises and

step-by-step techniques for mastering a range of musical

styles, including blues, country, jazz, classical, flamenco,

funk, disco, rock, lounge and reggae.

• Includes directories of the most famous types of guitar,

as well as boxed features on influential guitar heroes

such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, B. B. King and Jimmy Page.

• A complete historical overview of the origins and

development of this universally popular instrument.

Author Biography

James Westbrook is a guitar tutor,

historian and lecturer, and has worked as a consultant

for London auction houses Bonhams and Christie's. Terry

Burrows has written over 80 titles and been responsible

for over 50 commercial releases, as well as working in

performance, production and composition. Ted Fuller is a

professional guitarist who works as an arranger for music

publishers and has written several guitar tuition books.

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