One Guitar, Many Styles

One Guitar, Many Styles coverMuch of today’s electric guitar centers on playing in a band. We learn the chords, the licks, the solos and sometimes a few of the lyrics. Seldom do we get a chance to play a song by ourselves from beginning to end without band mates or singing. This new book by Berklee faculty and renowned recording artist Jon Finn is a collection of pieces in a variety of musical styles written for unaccompanied solo electric guitar. Techniques covered include pick-and-fingers (reminiscent of Chet Atkins), classical (adapted to electric guitar), jazz, blues, pop, two-handed tapping (like Jennifer Batten or Stanley Jordan) and more. The music is accurately and painstakingly transcribed to match the included recordings. The book also includes pictures and detailed information about playing each piece, both from a technical and artistic point of view. If you want to widen your musical horizons while building up repertoire that you can perform by yourself, this book is for you.

Check out this video of the song “All Tapped Out,” which is transcribed in its entirety in the book:

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3 Responses to One Guitar, Many Styles

  1. Tom says:

    Hi,

    Is the One Guitar, Many Styles book spiral bound? I saw that Amazon sells one that is spiral bound, but prefer to buy it from you if you have it that way. Please let me know, and Happy Easter!

    Thanks,
    Tom

    • Jon says:

      Hi Tom! I’ve never seen it spiral bound sorry. Thanks for the thought. But the ones I have in stock are regular bound. Thanks anyway!

  2. Pingback: Guitar Great Hangout on Live From Music City with Carl Verheyen, Gretchen Menn, Neil Zazza, Jon Finn, Rob Balducci, Mike Martin and Chris Green | Live From Music City

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