The Guitar: Great Players and Their Music

The Guitar: Great Players and Their Music

by Richard Chapman, Eric Clapton
     
 

Foreward by Eric Clapton!

Here is a truly definitive book on an instrument that has captured the imagination of generations. Guitar looks at the incarnation of this versatile instrument in its different muscial contexts throughout the world, from moden classical and flamenco to blues, folk, country, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. In addition to tracing the guitar's

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Foreward by Eric Clapton!

Here is a truly definitive book on an instrument that has captured the imagination of generations. Guitar looks at the incarnation of this versatile instrument in its different muscial contexts throughout the world, from moden classical and flamenco to blues, folk, country, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. In addition to tracing the guitar's origin from over two thousand years ago to the present day, the author focuses on 300 artists featuring the highlights of their performing careers and analysis of their style and techinique along with transcripts of their most famous songs. From Andrea Segovia to Jimi Hendrix, this beautifully detailed book is a comprehensive treatment of the instrument and its players. Guitar offers insight for both guitar fanatics and casual fans.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A comprehensive look at guitars, guitar music, and guitar players, this nicely designed book with a foreword by Eric Clapton manages to do all three things well. Guitar historian Chapman (The Complete Guitarist) covers the origins and evolution of the guitar as a versatile instrument and the most striking artists and styles associated with its use, e.g., Chuck Berry and his "freewheeling, three-chord driving boogie" approach. Also included are many vintage and modern photographs of instruments and players and a variety of musical notation with well-known guitar phrases and memorable song hooks. This fine, all-around history will appeal to readers of all levels. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789459633
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/04/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.01(d)

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