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    The Unorthodox Guitar: A Guide to Alternative Performance Practice

    By Mike Frengel

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    The Unorthodox Guitar is a comprehensive resource for experimentally minded guitarists and composers wishing to write for or perform on the instrument in new ways. The book focuses on unconventional approaches to the guitar, including alternative tunings, extended techniques, instrumental preparations, electronic augmentations, and issues pertaining to performing and recording...

    Guitar Makers

    By Kathryn Marie Dudley

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    It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon. Because this musical instrument is significant...


    By Min Kym

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    'All my life my Stradivarius had been waiting for me, as I had been waiting for her . . .' At 7 years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever pupil at the Purcell School of Music. At 11 she won her first international prize. She worked with...

    Gibson Les Paul Manual

    By Paul Balmer

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    NEW IN PAPERBACK. Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has become the world's second most popular electric guitar, favoured by legendary guitarists such as Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page and Slash.

    Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets

    By Nancy November

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    In the first detailed contextual study of Beethoven's middle-period quartets, Nancy November explores reception history, early performance practices and aesthetic contexts. Detailed analyses provide new historical understanding of physical, visual, social, ideological and theatrical aspects of this music, offering a fresh critique of key paradigms in current Beethoven studies.

    Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins

    By Paul Fox

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    The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins is a definitive source of information about the company that defined the modern mandolin

    Hal Leonard Chinese Pipa Method

    By Gao Hong

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    Paperback £17.05

    History of Rock in Fifty Guitars

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    Early experiments with steel cones or resonators, Hawaiian electric guitars and the first Electric Spanish style 6-string guitar in 1936 made musicians suddenly realise that it was possible to produce notes that could be amplified to any desired volume and this gave birth to the new less restrained style of...

    Guitar For Dummies

    By Mark Phillips

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    Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition 9781119293354 was previously published as Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition 9781119151432. While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

    Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris

    By Norman Harris

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    Hardback £17.46


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