Everyone knows the legends - Hendrix, Page, Clapton, Beck, and all the other six-string giants - but the evolution of guitarcraft wasn't forged purely by uber-famous players with large cultural footprints. Scores of lesser-known pioneers such as Tommy Bolin, Danny Cedrone, Tampa Red, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe contributed vast numbers of licks, riffs, solos, tones, compositions, techniques, and musical concepts that inspired generations of guitarists and advanced the art of playing guitar. Their stories are as critical to modern guitar music as is electricity or amplification. Any guitarist seeking to devise a unique and individual sound should study the wacky, off-kilter, unfamiliar, and criminally underutilized creative concepts of the unsung greats, straight from the pages of Guitar Player magazine.
|Publication date:||2nd March 2012|
|Publisher:||Backbeat Books an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation|
|Categories:||Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups,|
MICHAEL MOLENDA grew up amid the music, cultural rebellion, and hopefulness of San Francisco's Summer of Love, and learned that guitars could (sometimes) topple tyrants. A performer, producer, studio owner, record-label president, and international recording artist, Molenda became editor in chief of Guitar Player magazine in 1998.More About Michael Molenda