Too much guitar is not enough! Guitar Odyssey 2 is the follow-up to Michael Rays' Smashwords best seller Guitar Odyssey. GO2 sees author and amateur guitarist Rays tackle a new challenge: learning C.C. DeVille's manic solo from Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me."
Rays, the world's first and foremost rocksolographer, follows the same format he established in the original GO: a day-to-day practice diary liberally seasoned with side trips into music theory, criticism, trivia, poetry and amateur psychoanalysis. The journey is once again filled with unexpected victories and maddening setbacks, and through it all Rays copes the only way he knows how: by keepin' on keepin' on, with a fervent belief that practice pays off.
The original GO received strong reviews despite its quirky premise, eliciting such critical phrases as "surprisingly entertaining," "unexpectedly riveting" and "oddly moving." Guitarists of any caliber can expect more of the same in GO2; hopefully some will find the inspiration to pick a favorite solo and begin their own odyssey.
Ultimately, GO2 is a reminder to guitarists of what they already know so well, yet can never stop discussing: the majesty of the guitar, and the endless challenges and rewards it brings to those who put finger to fret.
About the Author
Michael Rays grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Northwestern University and served nine years in the Navy, flying the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. Michael lives in Billings, Montana with his wife and daughter.