Play Acoustic: The Complete Guide to Mastering Acoustic Guitar Styles

Play Acoustic: The Complete Guide to Mastering Acoustic Guitar Styles

by Dave Hunter

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Overview

(Book). The acoustic guitar is the instrument of the people and Play Acoustic tells the people how to play it. This detailed and beautifully illustrated book explores the history of the acoustic guitar, from the jazz age to the folk revolutions of the early 1960s and late 1990s to the current rebirth of bluegrass and the singer-songwriter boom of the past decade. Skilled professional musicians and experienced tutors coach the reader through 11 styles, using exercises suitable to novice players new to each style and working up to full pieces and advanced techniques. Entire chapters are devoted to folk, rock and pop, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, and more, with detailed guidance through both musical notation and tablature, diagrams, and explanatory text. An accompanying CD also offers listening examples of the most crucial of these exercises, to help players master each style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476852980
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 87 MB
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About the Author

Dave Hunter, author of Guitar Effects Pedals, is an American musician and journalist who has worked in both Britain and the USA. His is a former editor of The Guitar Magazine (UK'), 'has contributed to TV and radio documentaries, and has edited and contributed to books such as: Acoustic Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia; The Tube Amp Book - Deluxe Revised Edition; Guitar - A Complete Guide for the Player; and Recording Guitar and Bass. He lives in Portsmouth, NH.

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