The Virtual Guitarist: Hardware, Software and Websites for the Guitaristby Frederick M. Noad, Frederick M. Noad
Pick, Pluck, and Strum without Striking a String. The Virtual Guitarist offers the first-ever complete guide to electronic, Web, and computer resources for the guitar. For everyone from classical pickers to heavy metal shredders, this book offers a wealth of information written in a straight-forward, easy-to-understand style. Noad, a long-time guitarist and teacher, shows how guitarists can use computers to learn to play; notate their music; edit and create compositions; track-down hard to find information; and generally enhance their playing lives. Illustrated with sample screen captures and graphics, this is bound to be the one essential resource for all guitarists who want to expand their horizons into the electronic world. It was written specifically for guitar, and covering all styles from folk to classical to rock and jazz. It shows exactly how to operate the most popular guitar instructional and notation programs Applicable to all popular plaforms (IBM, Mac), and to both electric and acoustic guitars, Fred Noad is the author of dozens of guitar methods. A noted teacher and performer, he has written about the instrument for over 30 years, and developed several software packages for guitar-music notation. He is the author of Schirmer Books' best-selling Playing the Guitar and Solo Guitar Playing.
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