Clapton s Guitar

Clapton s Guitar
Author: Allen St. John
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-10-12
ISBN: 0743281985
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clapton s Guitar Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John started off looking for the world’s greatest guitar, but what he found instead was the world’s greatest guitar builder. Living and working in Rugby, Virginia (population 7), retired rural mail carrier Wayne Henderson is a true American original, making America's finest instruments using little more than a pile of good wood and a sharp whittling knife. There's a 10-year waiting list for Henderson's heirloom acoustic guitars—and even a musical legend like Eric Clapton must wait his turn. Partly out of self-interest, St. John prods Henderson into finally building Clapton's guitar, and soon we get to pull up a dusty stool and watch this Stradivari in glue-stained blue jeans work his magic. The story that ensues will captivate you with its portrait of a world where craftsmanship counts more than commerce, and time is measured by old jokes, old-time music, and homemade lemon pies shared by good friends.

Legends of Rock Guitar

Legends of Rock Guitar
Author: Pete Prown,Harvey P. Newquist
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780793540426
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legends of Rock Guitar Book Excerpt:

Presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of rock guitar legends examining over three hundred artists beginning in the 1950s and covering a wide range of styles and includes performers such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, Keith Richards, and more.

The Legends of Rock Guitar

The Legends of Rock Guitar
Author: Artie Traum,Arti Funaro
Publsiher: Oak Publications
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1962-06-01
ISBN: 1783234520
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legends of Rock Guitar Book Excerpt:

The story of Rock and Roll guitar through the lives and music of twelve all-time greats. Explore the styles of the players who created them, through riffs, left- and right-hand techniques, and solos. In-depth chapters on each player also includes photos, biography, and tips on guitars and equipment to get an authentic sound.

Clapton

Clapton
Author: Chris Welch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1610597710
Category: Rock musicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clapton Book Excerpt:

"World-renowned singer/songwriter and epic guitar player Eric Clapton has won 18 Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. This is his incredible story. Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists--ever. His five-decade-long career includes time with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, the Plastic Ono Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos, and his own solo work, as well as participation in Crossroads festivals and appearances at the Concert for Bangladesh, the Last Waltz, Live Aid, and the Secret Policeman's Other Ball. Along the way, he has won 18 Grammy Awards and has had eighteen gold, eight platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums--including a ten-times platinum LP. And he's the only musician to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times--as a solo performer and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. From respected author and rock journalist Chris Welch, Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History is a beautifully illustrated celebration of all things Clapton. Packed with more than 400 photographs, guitars, concert posters, and other memorabilia, this first-of-its-kind book follows Clapton's remarkable career--from his earliest days with several now-legendary bands to his stunning solo career. Also included is a wealth of sidebars covering the gear Clapton has used through the years, as well as extensive appendices detailing his complete discography."--provided by Amazon.com.

Contemporary World Musicians

Contemporary World Musicians
Author: Clifford Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 1135939616
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary World Musicians Book Excerpt:

Music lovers, researchers, students, librarians, and teachers can trace the personal and artistic influences behind music makers from Elton John to Leontyne Price. Individual entries on over 400 of the world's most renowned and accomplished living performers, composers, conductors, and band leaders in musical genres from opera to hip-hop. Also includes an in-depth Index covering musicians of all eras, so that readers can learn which artists, alive or dead, influenced the work of today's most important figures in the music industry.

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die
Author: Terry Burrows
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN: 1788400496
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die Book Excerpt:

Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's. 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Contents includes... Introduction Pre -1930s 1930 - 1949 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Introduction to Guitar Tone Effects

Introduction to Guitar Tone   Effects
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1617743755
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Guitar Tone Effects Book Excerpt:

(Guitar Educational). An essential manual for getting the best sounds from electric guitars, amplifiers, effect pedals and digital processors! This book/CD pack features easy-to-follow instructions, with more than 75 photos, to teach the basics of guitar tone and effects. The accompanying CD provides audio examples. Readers will learn: anatomy of the electric guitar; controlling the electric guitar; getting a good clean tone; overdrive, distortion and fuzz; using equalizers; compressors and limiters; noise reduction; modulation effects; reverb and delay; octavers and harmonizers; special effects; multi-effect processors; amp & effect modeling; getting a good tone through your PC; stylistic guitar tones; famous effected guitarists; and much more!

Understanding Rock

Understanding Rock
Author: John Rudolph Covach,Graeme MacDonald Boone
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0195100050
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Rock Book Excerpt:

Each of the essays in this serious study and analysis of rock music is written by one of musicology's best young scholars. The essays cover bands like The Grateful Dead, Yes, K.D. Lang, Jimi Hendrix and The Beach Boys.

How to Build Electric Guitars

How to Build Electric Guitars
Author: Will Kelly
Publsiher: Voyageur Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-06-15
ISBN: 1610585658
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Build Electric Guitars Book Excerpt:

In the past few years the market for electric guitar kits and parts has exploded. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Kelly presents guitar-building in a progressive fashion, beginning with a simple Stratocaster-style kit with a bolt-on neck and continuing on to a "relic'd" Telecaster-style build, two Gibson-style set-neck models, and a custom double-neck mash-up. Because each build is more involved than the previous, the reader builds on his or her skill set and acquires only the tools necessary for the reader's level of interest. Kelly shows how to apply finishes, choose and install hardware, wire electronics, execute the final assembly, and set up the finished guitar for proper action and intonation.

King of the Blues

King of the Blues
Author: Daniel de Visé
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 1611858801
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of the Blues Book Excerpt:

'Without a doubt the most important artist the blues has ever produced' Eric Clapton 'No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues' President Barack Obama 'One part of me says, "Yes, of course I can play." But the other part of me says, "Well, I wish I could just do it like B.B. King."' John Lennon Riley 'Blues Boy' King (1925-2015) was born into deep poverty in Mississippi. Wrenched away from his sharecropper father, B.B. lost his mother at age ten, leaving him more or less alone. Music became his emancipation from exhausting toil in the fields. Inspired by a local minister's guitar and by the records of Blind Lemon Jefferson and T-Bone Walker, B.B. taught his guitar to sing in the unique solo style that, along with his relentless work ethic and humanity, became his trademark. In turn, generations of artists claimed him as inspiration, from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Carlos Santana and the Edge. King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant. Witness to dark prejudice and lynching in his youth, B.B. performed incessantly (more than fifteen thousand concerts in ninety countries over nearly sixty years) - in some real way his means of escaping his past. His career roller-coasted between adulation and relegation, but he always rose back up. At the same time, his story reveals the many ways record companies took advantage of artists, especially those of colour. Daniel de Visé has interviewed almost every surviving member of B.B. King's inner circle - family, band members, retainers, managers and more - and their voices and memories enrich and enliven the life of this Mississippi blues titan, whom his contemporary Bobby 'Blue' Bland simply called 'the man.'

Clapton s Guitar

Clapton s Guitar
Author: Allen St. John
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-06-06
ISBN: 9780743266369
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clapton s Guitar Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Allen St. John started off looking for the world's greatest guitar, but what he found instead was the world's greatest guitar builder. Living and working in Rugby, Virginia (population 7), retired rural mail carrier Wayne Henderson is a true American original, making America's finest instruments using little more than a pile of good wood and a sharp whittling knife. There's a 10-year waiting list for Henderson's heirloom acoustic guitars—and even a musical legend like Eric Clapton must wait his turn. Partly out of self-interest, St. John prods Henderson into finally building Clapton's guitar, and soon we get to pull up a dusty stool and watch this Stradivari in glue-stained blue jeans work his magic. The story that ensues will captivate you with its portrait of a world where craftsmanship counts more than commerce, and time is measured by old jokes, old-time music, and homemade lemon pies shared by good friends.

That Magic Feeling

That Magic Feeling
Author: John C. Winn
Publsiher: Potter Style
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN: 0307452409
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Magic Feeling Book Excerpt:

From Revolver to Let It Be, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966—1970, continues the chronicle of the group’s spectacular career from its creative zenith to its irrevocable split As the Beatles moved into the mid and late 1960s, their collective and individual musical talent and innovations evolved at an unparalleled pace. Like its companion volume, Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles’ Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957—1965, this unique work thoroughly chronicles all known and available Beatles recordings during this period of incredible creative growth. Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: • Where was that filmed? • Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: • When was that taped? • Where’s the best place to find the complete recording? That Magic Feeling answers these and thousands of similar questions. With more than 500 entries, it includes recording sessions, concerts, newsreel footage, press clips, TV and film performances, home movies, radio interviews, documentaries, studio outtakes, home demos, and alternative mixes–all of which are given complete coverage for the first time. Author John C. Winn has spent two decades poring over, scrutinizing, organizing, and analyzing hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings and compiling them into a digestible chronological framework, creating the ultimate reference guide to the Beatles’ legendary musical and cultural evolution.

The Musical Language of Rock

The Musical Language of Rock
Author: David Temperley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190653779
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Musical Language of Rock Book Excerpt:

In all of the books about rock music, relatively few focus on the purely musical dimensions of the style: dimensions of harmony and melody, tonality and scale, rhythm and meter, phrase structure and form, and emotional expression. The Musical Language of Rock puts forth a new, comprehensive theoretical framework for the study of rock music by addressing each of these aspects. Eastman music theorist and cognition researcher David Temperley brings together a conventional music-analytic approach with statistical corpus analysis to offer an innovative and insightful approach to the genre. With examples from across a broadly defined rock idiom encompassing everything from the Beatles to Deep Purple, Michael Jackson to Bonnie Raitt, The Musical Language of Rock shows how rock musicians exploit musical parameters to achieve aesthetic and expressive goals-for example, the manipulation of expectation and surprise, the communication of such oppositions as continuity/closure and tension/relaxation, and the expression of emotional states. A major innovation of the book is a three-dimensional model of musical expression-representing valence, energy, and tension-which proves to be a powerful tool for characterizing songs and also for tracing expressive shifts within them. The book includes many musical examples, with sound clips available on the book's website. The Musical Language of Rock presents new insights on the powerful musical mechanisms which have made rock a hallmark of our contemporary musical landscape.

Eric Clapton FAQ

Eric Clapton FAQ
Author: David Bowling,Eric Clapton
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 1617135747
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eric Clapton FAQ Book Excerpt:

(FAQ). Eric Clapton has been a rock god for half a century. From busking on street corners and in local pubs to the raw blues of the Yardbirds, the rock/blues fusion of Cream, the guitar brilliance of Derek and the Dominoes, and the unforgettable songs of his solo career, he has proven his incomparable talent in the music world. His enduring presence has made him the subject of countless books, articles, reviews, websites, and gossip. Is there really anything new to learn about the man they call Slowhand? Eric Clapton FAQ combines the obvious, the well-known, the obscure, and the unknown into one place. It was not written as a definitive Clapton biography or a tell-all book that has the final say. It is, as the title suggests, a book of facts. Clapton is one of those public figures we know much about, but he still seems to be partially shrouded in mystery. Sometimes the stories and facts about his life change and evolve, which is all a part of his mystique. Eric Clapton FAQ uncovers some of that mystery and celebrates his talent in an entertaining style. Packed with dozens of rare images, this book is must for Slowhand fans.

Star Guitars

Star Guitars
Author: Dave Hunter
Publsiher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-09
ISBN: 0760347018
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Guitars Book Excerpt:

These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more. Here's the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual "star guitars"--the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby's auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars--Clapton's Strat, Slash's Les Paul--and this book explains the stars' modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.

The Mick Ronson Story

The Mick Ronson Story
Author: Rupert Creed,Garry Burnett
Publsiher: McNidder & Grace
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 0857162276
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mick Ronson Story Book Excerpt:

This book explores Mick Ronson’s life and career with his family, friends, fellow musicians and fans. For devotees of David Bowie, and Mick Ronson – the Spider from Hull – who lit up the fabulous Ziggy Stardust shows with his dazzling guitar playing and powerful stage presence. This is Mick Ronson’s story. And it begins in his home-town of Hull. Based on the successful show Turn and Face the Strange. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, friends and family (to include Maggie Ronson, his sister, and Nick Ronson, his son) and those who knew him. A new leading biography of guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and musician Mick Ronson. Most famous for his critical contribution to David Bowie’s spectacular live band, studio albums including Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Aladdin Sane. Mick also helped produce Lou Reed’s Transformer, released five solo studio albums, performing in bands with Ian Hunter, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as working with many other musicians. This is an authentic story of a boy from a council estate from Hull who achieved international rock god status. Set in a time of seismic social change, with colliding cultures of personal and community identity, image and fashion, gender roles and sexual freedom.

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four

The Beatles Encyclopedia  Everything Fab Four
Author: Kenneth Womack
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1440844275
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four Book Excerpt:

This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike

Motherless Child

Motherless Child
Author: Paul Scott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 147221272X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motherless Child Book Excerpt:

From the Yardbirds to Cream, Blind Faith to Derek and the Dominos, and a hugely-successful solo career, Eric Clapton's fifty years in the music business can look like an uninterrupted rise to become one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived. But his story is as complicated as it is fascinating. Clapton's god-like skill with a guitar was matched by an almost equal talent for self-destruction. He has never shied away from telling the truth about his battles with drink and drugs - or the sometimes catastrophic impact they had on the other people in his life, including his first wife Pattie Boyd. And without those deep personal lows we may never have had the musical highs that won him millions of fans. His story is also one of a long but successful road to sobriety, redemption and happiness. Motherless Child chronicles Clapton's remarkable journey: the music, the women, the drugs, the cars, the guitars, the heartbreak and the triumphs are all here. The book includes interviews with some people close to Clapton who have never spoken on the record before. It explores his musical legacy as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, and as the keeper of the flame for the blues.

The Guitar Player Book

The Guitar Player Book
Author: Jim Ferguson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Guitar
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guitar Player Book Book Excerpt:

This book is the most comprehensive book on guitar ever produced. It includes history, design, instructions, equipment, accessories, technique -- and all the important artists who have given the guitar its life and expression. For any style, any level, whether player or fan, here's the book for you. It includes hundreds of photos and a detailed index.

The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World 2 volumes

The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time  A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World  2 volumes
Author: David V. Moskowitz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1440803404
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This one-of-a-kind reference investigates the music and the musicians that set the popular trends of the last half century in America. • Contains an alphabetical collection of entries that each profile a major group and band from the past 60 years • Provides a selected discography and bibliography for further listening and reading for each entry • Covers a wide variety of styles from classic rock to surf rock to hip hop • Features sidebar entries which tie together larger popular music concepts such as the rise and influence of MTV and the phenomenon of girl bands