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The blues-rock masters
Newquist, H. P. (Harvey P.)
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San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub., [2003]

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93 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
The players -- Buddy Guy -- Eric Clapton -- Jimi Hendrix -- Jimmy Page -- Duane Allman -- Albert Collins -- Roy Buchanan -- Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
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MT580 .N48 2003 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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(Book). This book explores the secrets of nine players who have shaped the legacy of blues-rock guitar: Duane Allman, Roy Buchanan, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It offers biographical portraits highlighting each guitarist's position and influence in blues-rock history; details on gear including setup and tone; descriptive analysis of playing techniques; and several annotated music examples. Helping readers emulate the stylings of the masters, the accompanying CD contains examples from the book, played with each artist's preferred equipment.

Author Notes

HP Newquist is a writer and former Editor in Chief of Guitar magazine, Newquist's work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Newsweek
Rich Maloof is an editor, writer, musician, and former Editor in Chief of Guitar magazine whose work has appeared in numerous publications and Web sites. Maloof has been playing guitar for more than 25 years

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Notational Symbolsp. 7
Blues Basicsp. 9
The Playersp. 13
Buddy Guyp. 14
Eric Claptonp. 22
Jimi Hendrixp. 30
Jimmy Pagep. 40
Duane Allmanp. 48
Albert Collinsp. 56
Roy Buchananp. 64
Stevie Ray Vaughanp. 74
Kenny Wayne Shepherdp. 82
On the CDp. 89
Photo Creditsp. 90
Acknowledgmentsp. 91
About the Authorsp. 93