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50 More Guitar Hacks

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Graham Tippett
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Due to the fantastic response to the first book in this series, ’50 Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man’s Guitarist’, it gives me immense pleasure to bring you this second installment; 50 More Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man’s Guitarist. My hope is to again provide you with timely insight into all aspects of learning and playing guitar. These hacks are things I’ve learned from years of playing that should and will be passed on to those seeking insight, out-of-the-box thinking, and the deepening of their knowledge of the guitar whatever their current level may be. The information herein takes the form of mini-lessons, anecdotes, wisdom and knowledge, divine inspiration and friendly advice. It is my desire to help you on your journey to being the best guitarist you can possibly be.

50 Guitar Hacks

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Graham Tippett
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50 Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man's Guitarist has just received an extensive update and now features more detailed explanations, plus new hacks, diagrams and insight. Guitar Hacks can be clever ways to do things on guitar, priceless nuggets of information, or new perspectives on vital concepts for learning and understanding guitar, out-of-the-box thinking and much more besides. These hacks are based on 20+ years of hindsight so that you can get to where you want to be with your playing quicker and more efficiently. whatever your current level, or provide an excellent reference for guitar teachers looking for lesson ideas that can be easily expanded upon.

Guitar Hacks

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Graham Tippett
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The very first scale most guitarists learn when they begin to explore the world of improvisation is often the Minor Pentatonic Scale, usually it’s A Minor or E Minor form. While this scale has been the crux of much of rock and blues music for the best part of a century, in the modern era of guitar playing it deserves a more thorough exploration through new pentatonic concepts, ideas and insight. Over 10 in-depth lessons, this book will deepen your understanding of pentatonic scales while opening your eyes to a myriad of ways in which they can be used and exploited to build up an arsenal of improvisational tools based on these five-note scales. We’ll also cover the difficult transition from pentatonics to modes through a new method that allows you to retain your pentatonic prowess by intertwining it with the modes instead of abandoning pentatonic scales in favor of other more cumbersome scale systems. In truth, most guitarists have barely scratched the surface when it comes to pentatonic scales, believing the major and minor pentatonic scales to be the end of the story when in fact, it’s just the beginning. So, if you know those five minor/major pentatonic boxes, and want to see how much farther this can go, this book is for you.

How To Play Like Allan Holdsworth

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Unlock the Guitar
ISBN: 1519020317
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Ever since my first guitar teacher introduced me to the music of Allan Holdsworth in the late 90s, it has been an ongoing apprenticeship. I became fascinated, not only with his music, but with his approach to music itself, and the way he thinks about chords, scales and improvisation. Allan’s REH video was a blessing for me as I was able to glean enough insight into his playing to understand the way the great man thinks, and more importantly to begin to apply those concepts to my own playing. I struggled with music theory and orthodox approaches, so when Allan’s beautifully simple way of thinking about chords and scales clicked for me, I knew I had found something that finally made sense. I must admit, I couldn’t play you a single Allan Holdsworth lick, and I wouldn’t want to as the thought of dissecting his music in that way was always unappealing to me. What I wanted to do was get inside his head, grasp his way of thinking about music, and find out exactly how he was able to come up with such intricate yet outrageous lines and compositions. And that is precisely what this book is about. Allan’s playing looks incredibly complicated, and then some, to the innocent bystander, but the approach behind it is incredibly simple and easy to grasp. It’s so straightforward in fact that most players who have attempted to describe what he does completely miss the point. Once you do understand his approach, however, you’ll have a new appreciation for how far he’s taken it, and how far it can go. This book is not for the faint-hearted, but you shouldn’t be put off by thinking that you’ll be getting to grips with a lot of tricky concepts, because you won’t; Allan’s way of thinking is almost childlike in its simplicity, and when you glimpse it I can assure you that you'll be intrigued.

From Scales To Solos

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Graham Tippett
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If you ask anyone who's been playing guitar for a while how to turn scales into solos, you'll likely get a variety of answers. They'll tell you to learn licks, work on your arpeggios, even learn your favorite players' solos note for note. While this is all good advice, I've had some particularly stubborn students that wanted to go beyond that; they wanted to be able to improvise using any scale up and down the fretboard, but at the same time break free from those deeply-ingrained scalar lines and patterns. It was then that I suggested the zonal approach to improvisation; by working in reduced areas of the neck with specifically designed patterns, they were soon able to create melodic, flowing lines that didn't sound at all like scales--they sounded like real music! This is the approach you'll find in this book. We dissect 15 of the most common scales, beyond the pentatonics, and break them down into zones which can be practiced either by scale, or for any particular scale across the fretboard. The objective of this book then is to provide a structured reference to make the transition from playing scales to playing, improvising and creating musical lines when soloing. It’s aimed at the intermediate to advanced guitarist looking to be able to improvise confidently and freely on the instrument in a wide variety of styles. It is also aimed at guitarists that want to move beyond rote pentatonic/blues soloing and incorporate other scales and modes into their playing, as well as building up a vocabulary to solo fluently over chord changes.

Hacking The Caged System

Author: Graham Tippett
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ISBN: 9781519022066
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Hacking the CAGED System - Book 2 picks up where Book 1 left off as we go deeper into scales, chords, arpeggios and harmony to expand our range of harmonic expression on the guitar, as well as providing you with the tools you need to put that advanced harmonic expression into action in your own playing. In Book 2 we expand the diatonic chord range into 6s, sus chords, 9th chords, put the finishing touches to our knowledge of the major scale, and explore the possibilities of the melodic minor scale along with its chord, arpeggio and modal system.Book 2 also includes 8 of the funkiest full-band backing tracks* you're ever likely to hear in a guitar book to help you get to grips with melodic minor scale and its modes!Who is this Book for?Book 2 in the series is suitable for self-study or with a guitar teacher, and is aimed at anyone who's been working with the material from Hacking the CAGED System - Book 1 and wishes to build on the solid foundation they've created in structuring chords, arpeggios, scales and modes on the fretboard by adding more types of chords to their repertoire, improving their picking technique, gaining a complete picture of the major scale, and exploring the melodic minor scale and its modes.*Book contains the link to download the backing tracks.

Amped

Author: Dave Hunter
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760339724
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"A history of the world's greatest guitar and bass amplifiers, from the quaint 1937 Rickenbacher M11 to the latest and greatest Matchless."--P. [4] of cover.

Tone Wizards

Author: Curtis Fornadley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0692460772
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The electric guitar is an amazing instrument that is capable of facilitating the creation of many musical sounds and styles. This book contains a series of interviews that strives to dig deep into the various aspects of electric guitar tone and style. What experiences and wisdom has guided some of the world’s top guitar players in their pursuit for the ultimate tone and a signature sound? What can we learn from the gear gurus that have invented and reinvented the tools these players use to craft their tones? Included are insights into the life journey of successful people on a similar path for achieving, or contributing to, the quest for peak artistic expression through the guitar. This valuable resource is sure to provide the interested reader with inspiration and ideas for discovering and evolving their own tone and style. Interviews include: Joe Bonamassa, Bob Bradshaw, John Carruthers, Cliff Chase, Peter Frampton, Dave Friedman, Jay Graydon, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Jim Kelley, Jeff Kollman, Ronan Chris Murphy, Joe Satriani, John Suhr, Pete Thorn, Steve Vai, Carl Verheyen

365 Guitars Amps Effects You Must Play

Author: Dave Hunter
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760343667
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Here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars, amps, and effects that aficionados must play. Included are classics, dream creations, the outrageous, and your beloved childhood guitar. Photographs and memorabilia make this the perfect impulse buy or giftbook for all guitarists.

The Strat In The Attic 2

Author: Deke Dickerson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346879
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More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them. Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including: A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years! A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer! An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song! Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis! Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE." Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without! "Deke Dickerson's love for guitars and his genius for finding some of the rarest birds in the musical aviary is matched by his not-inconsiderable writing chops. The man knows how to tell a great story." --Jonathan Kellerman