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Folklorist Robert L. Stone presents a rare collection of high-quality documentary photos of the sacred steel guitar musical tradition and the community that supports it. The introductory text and extended photo captions in Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus! Photographs from the Sacred Steel Community offer the reader an intimate view of this unique tradition of passionately played music that is beloved among fans of American roots music and admired by folklorists, ethnomusicologists, and other scholars. In 1992, a friend in Hollywood, Florida, introduced Stone to African American musicians who played the electric steel guitar in the African American Holiness-Pentecostal churches House of God and Church of the Living God. With the passion, skill, and unique voice they brought to the instruments, these musicians profoundly impressed Stone. He produced an album for the Florida Folklife Program, which Arhoolie Records licensed and released worldwide. It created a roots music sensation. In 1996, Stone began to document the tradition beyond Florida. He took the photos in this book from 1992 to 2008 in Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Florida, and at concerts in Italy. The images capture musicians as they play for worship services before spirit-filled believers singing, dancing, shouting, praying, and testifying. Stone gives the viewer much to witness, always presenting his passionate subjects with dignity. His sensitive portrayal of this community attests to the ongoing importance of musical traditions in African American life and worship.
7 Books in one! Go from the basics to the style you want to play Making beautiful music with your acoustic or electric guitar requires practice, patience, and perseverance. A little guidance helps get you on the path to imitating the sounds of your guitar heroes. This friendly guide shares how to get the most out of your time with your guitar. Discover the fundamentals of strumming and playing chords and get an understanding of guitar theory, then delve into the secrets of playing rock, blues, or even classical styles. 7 Books Inside... Learning the anatomy of your guitar Starting with guitar fundamentals Refining your sound and technique Getting to know guitar theory Cranking up your rock guitar style Wailing with the blues Building your classical skills
This revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 1 is the ultimate resource for all beginner guitarists. It introduces the basics of classical guitar playing and musical concepts through an approach that is clear, progressive, and carefully paced. It includes tailored solos, duets, and trios in a range of styles, and it develops musicianship through activities in improvisation, playing by ear, and the art of accompanying. To consolidate learning, there are helpful reminders and quizzes covering musical knowledge, plus a CD with over 70 play-along tracks. Encouraging self-directed learning outside as well as during lessons, this is the perfect book for today's aspiring player.
Whether you're playing blues, rock, classical, or folk-all the chords you'll need are here
Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And "Guitar Chords For Dummies" offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord and how to play it, this handy, portable reference offers musicians, whether experimenting at home or playing in a coffee house, instant access to the full range of chords that can be played on a guitar.Covers the theory and techniques of guitar chordsFeatures a handy, portable design, which can fit into a guitar caseIncludes a convenient lay-flat (wire bound) format, allowing users to easily try out new chords
An ideal resource for broadening musical technique and getting new ideas, "Guitar Chords For Dummies" will help you, whether you're just picking up the guitar or a seasoned musician, add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire.
(Book). Now in paperback revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author this is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Skydog reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy.
Enjoy Playing Guitar: Christmas Crackers is a winning collection of traditional carols and popular Christmas songs for young classical guitarists - playing solo or in groups. With separate melody parts and flexible accompaniments for up to four players, this versatile collection caters for mixed-ability groups and one-to-one lessons. The carefully arranged material (for players up to Grade 3 approximately) provides suitable technical challenges, and percussion and other effects to motivate young learners. Best of all, it contains tunes that children know and love.
The biggest and baddest book of axes out there. Whether you're an expert musician or an enthusiastic novice, The Guitar & Amp Sourcebook has something for you. Loaded with hundreds upon hundreds of rocking guitars and electrifying amps, you'll get the skinny on the most popular models, vintage pieces, and rare beauties. This illustrated history contains the most important guitars and amps - those that have rocked our world and changed history. Loaded with photos and descriptions, you'll find brand comparisons like Gibson vs. Fender, recommendations for the best beginner equipment, and a listing of the guitars used by popular musicians. The most comprehensive book on the market, The Guitar & Amp Sourcebook is organized chronologically, featuring equipment from centuries ago right up through today, plus details of the music and musicians playing at the time when the piece was at its height of popularity. Sprinkled with quotes from musicians on their personal favorites and professional advice on the best equipment, this is the most comprehensive guitar book available today - and it's one no guitar lover should be without.
This exciting revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 2 picks up where Book 1 left off, guiding students to the next level in their musical development. Using the same clear approach and careful pacing, it introduces new positions (2nd, 5th, 7th), techniques (left-hand slurs, harmonics, the barre), and musical ideas, supported by tailored solos, duets, and trios. With extension activities to advance musicianship, a repertoire section for concert pieces, and a CD with over 60 play-along tracks, this is an ideal one-stop resource for the developing classical guitarist.
(Book). "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'." Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. In this book you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian's unique instrument. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All of this is accompanied with original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays. Additional selling points: * Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the Red Special, Brian and his father, and Queen. * The guitar has been fully dismantled and every piece is photographed.
When Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966) was "rediscovered" by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of prewar country blues. At seventy-one he moved to Washington, D.C., from Avalon, Mississippi, and became a live-wire connection to a powerful, authentic past. His intricate and lively style made him the most sought after musician among the many talents the revival brought to light.
"Mississippi John Hurt" provides this legendary creator's life story for the first time. Biographer Philip Ratcliffe traces Hurt's roots to the moment his mother Mary Jane McCain and his father Isom Hurt were freed from slavery. Anecdotes from Hurt's childhood and teenage years include the destiny-making moment when his mother purchased his first guitar for $1.50 when he was only nine years old. Stories from his neighbors and friends, from both of his wives, and from his extended family round out the community picture of Avalon. U.S. census records, Hurt's first marriage record in 1916, images of his first autographed LP record, and excerpts from personal letters written in his own hand provide treasures for fans. Ratcliffe details Hurt's musical influences and the origins of his style and repertoire. The author also relates numerous stories from the time of his success, drawing on published sources and many hours of interviews with people who knew Hurt well, including the late Jerry Ricks, Pat Sky, Stefan Grossman and Max Ochs, Dick Spottswood, and the late Mike Stewart. In addition, some of the last photographs taken of the legendary musician are featured for the first time in "Mississippi John Hurt."
A wonderful collection of pieces by some of the greatest and most pioneering composers for the classical guitar. Selected and arranged by Jerry Willard for performers at an early intermediate level, the anthology comes complete with a CD of professional performances so you can hear the pieces, and then play them yourself! Selections include: Andante * Bianco fiore * Gigue * Menuet * Pastorale * Pezzo tedesco * Sarabande * Study in A Minor * Tanz * Welscher Tanz * and many more.
The massive and complex process of change in East Asia over recent decades has brought about a transformation in the nature of law and legal institutions in the region. Whilst the process of change has to some degree mimicked western models of law and legal change, there have been significant differences in approach due to the different social foundations of East Asian societies. The more obvious of these has been the variety of ways in which rule of law ideas have been adopted in many East Asian countries where the role of the state is more dominant when compared with Western models. This volume brings together a selection of the most important writings on East Asia of researchers in recent years, and shows the broad range of questions which researchers have been addressing about the effect of law reform and legal change in societies dominated by traditional values and political forces, and at a time of massive economic change.
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Solid guitar instruction at a great value. Each book in this series comes with a CD so you can listen and play along with every song and exampleaall for the same price as the book alone! Learn by playing familiar blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country songs, from the fundamentals of level 1 to the more advanced techniques of level 4. 48 pages.
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(DRUM PLAY-ALONG). Exact drum transcriptions to eight Foo Fighters rock anthems, with two CDs featuring two versions of every song: an instrumental sound-alike recording, and a version without drums so you can play along. Titles: All My Life * Learn to Fly * Everlong * Monkey Wrench * My Hero * Best of You * The Pretender * Walk. The CDs also feature the Tone 'n' Tempo Changer software that allows you to use them in Macs or PCs to loop sections for practice, slow tracks down or speed them up without changing pitch, change the key, and switch back and forth between the full-instrumental and play-along tracks.
In California in the early '50s the Fender company introduced the world's first electric bass guitar. They couldn't have known known it then but the Precision Bass would start a revolution in the sound of popular music. This book explains how that revolution happened and how its reverberations are still felt today.THThe two-guitars-bass-and-drums lineup that would define pop music found its heart with the Fender bass. In the coming decades the bass guitar provided the solid foundation upon which much modern music is still built. EThe Bass BookE is the first to study its story with the full lowdown of the most important bass players and bass makers. Brands featured in the book include Alembic Danelectro Epiphone Fender Fodera Gibson Hofner Ibanez Lakland Line 6 Music Man Peavey Rickenbacker Sadowsky Spector Squier Steinberger Wal Warwick and Yamaha.THOriginal interviews with makers of bass guitars from the past and present illuminate the book with the popular establishment of the bass during the '60s and '70s examined in detail along with more recent developments such as the popularity of the five-string bass. There is an exclusive interview with Paul McCartney and other bassists who feature in the story including Stanley Clarke Flea James Jamerson Jaco Pastorius and Robert Trujillo.THDozens of unusual desirable and rarely seen basses are presented in high-quality photos. A reference section provides a wealth of information on the key makers. EThe Bass BookE has all you need to know about the story of the bass guitar in one stylish readable volume and this revised and refreshed third edition brings the story right up to date.
In 2009 the legendary Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. In celebration of his life this book capturing Paul's own reflections on his remarkable inventions and guitar playing was published as a high-end collector's edition. In 2015 Les Paul reached his centennial and Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition of ELes Paul in His Own WordsE making his fascinating story available to a wide range of readers.THThis book is the definitive work on the recording and electric guitar pioneer whose prodigious talents and relentless work ethic single-handedly launched a new era in American popular music. This authentic account of Les Paul's life is packed with words of wisdom and experience from one of the most important contributors to modern music.
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