Guitar Talk

Guitar Talk
Title Guitar Talk PDF eBook
Author Joel Harrison
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 446
Release 2021-09-07
Genre Music
ISBN 1949597148

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Secrets of master guitarists, revealed in conversation. Guitar Talk offers interviews with many of the most creative guitarists of our time. This new book presents these conversations, between Joel Harrison and Nels Cline, Pat Metheny, Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gregory Jackson, Ben Monder, Anthony Pirog, Henry Kaiser, Mike and Leni Stern, Vernon Reid, Mary Halvorson, Nguyên Le, Rez Abbasi, Ava Mendoza, Liberty Ellman, Brandon Ross, Wayne Krantz, Dave Fiuczynski, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Miles Okazaki, Sheryl Bailey, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ralph Towner—twenty-seven great guitarists in all. An enormous range of approaches and sounds exist in the modern guitar. The instrument can howl, scrape, scratch, scream, sing, pluck, and soothe. What stands out in this book is not so much the instrument itself, rather the wonderful and idiosyncratic personalities of these bold souls, their sometimes wild, often zigzagging, and ultimately profound journeys toward beauty, meaning, and excellence in their work. We find out that jazz icon Bill Frisell won a high school band contest playing R&B tunes, beating out future members of Earth Wind and Fire. We learn which of Nels Cline's compositions he wishes to have played at his funeral. Michael Gregory Jackson recounts painful episodes of racism as he stretched between the chasm of avant jazz, rock, and blues in the 1980s. Many more revelations, amusements, and philosophies abound.

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar
Title Talking Guitar PDF eBook
Author Jas Obrecht
Publisher
Pages 320
Release 2022-02
Genre Music
ISBN 9781469669373

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In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read--and hear--accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos. Highlights include Nick Lucas's recollections of waxing the first noteworthy guitar records; Ry Cooder's exploration of prewar blues musicians; Carole Kaye and Ricky Nelson on the early years of rock and roll; Stevie Ray Vaughan on Jimi Hendrix; Gregg Allman on his brother, Duane Allman; Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; and early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper.

Talkin' Guitar

Talkin' Guitar
Title Talkin' Guitar PDF eBook
Author Robbin Gourley
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 43
Release 2015
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0544129881

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Tells the story of Arthel "Doc" Watson, a blind country boy who found music in the sounds around him and learned to play that music on his guitar, eventually becoming a Grammy-winning musician.

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar
Title Talking Guitar PDF eBook
Author Jas Obrecht
Publisher UNC Press Books
Pages 320
Release 2017-03-16
Genre Music
ISBN 1469631652

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In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read--and hear--accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos. Highlights include Nick Lucas's recollections of waxing the first noteworthy guitar records; Ry Cooder's exploration of prewar blues musicians; Carole Kaye and Ricky Nelson on the early years of rock and roll; Stevie Ray Vaughan on Jimi Hendrix; Gregg Allman on his brother, Duane Allman; Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; and early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper.

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar
Title Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar PDF eBook
Author Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
Publisher Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages 22
Release 2023-02-28
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0593571088

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A picture-book biography of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the woman who invented rock and roll—a warm, inspiring tale of a childhood filled with music, community, and a drive to succeed. "Music is the heart of our story," says Momma to young Rosetta, surprising her with her first guitar. Rosetta's strums sound like ker-plunks. But with practice and determination, she makes music, fingers hopping "like corn in a kettle," notes pouring over the church crowd "like summer rain washing the dust off a new day." In this stunning picture book, author and illustrator Charnelle Pinkney Barlow imagines the childhood of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose rural roots inspired the music we still hear today. Young readers will see a child's dream become reality through hard work and perseverance. And they'll learn the overlooked story of a pioneering Black artist, whose contribution to music history is only now being discovered.

Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech

Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech
Title Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages 548
Release 1997-12-01
Genre Music
ISBN 9780964106017

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(Book). For this follow-up to his popular A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps , Gerald Weber has compiled his articles and "Ask Gerald" columns that have appeared in Vintage Guitar from 1993 to 1996. As a special bonus, Ken Fischer's "Trainwreck Pages" from Vintage Guitar are also included. This book assumes that the reader has at least a working knowledge of tube guitar amplifiers, and it will be helpful and interesting whether or not guitarists intend to perform their own servicing.

Kalamazoo Gals

Kalamazoo Gals
Title Kalamazoo Gals PDF eBook
Author John Thomas
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2012
Genre Gibson guitar
ISBN 9780983082781

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According to company lore, Gibson, the guitar manufacturer, had ceased guitar production during World War II with only "seasoned craftsmen" too old for battle doing repairs and completing the few instruments already in progress at their Kalamazoo, Michigan factory. However, beginning in 1942, Gibson started producing wartime guitars each marked with a small, golden "banner" displaying the slogan: "only a Gibson is good enough." Over 9000 of these "Banner" guitars were produced between 1942 and 1945 and they are considered to be some of the finest acoustic guitars ever produced but who was making them? In this work of musical and social history, Thomas explores the origins of the Gibson "Banner" guitars and the remarkable women, many of whom had no prior training in instrument construction, who built them.