How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617744778

Category: Electric guitar / Methods / Self-instruction

Page: N.A

View: 958

How to Hot Rod Your Fender Amp

Modifying Your Amplifier for Magical Tone

Author: Jeffrey Falla

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760338477

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 5143

This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of getting the best sound possible out of their Fender amp with simple and advanced modifications. These include essential and fundamental tips like selecting tubes, capacitors, pots, and other electronic equipment, as well as biasing and setting up your amp. It also covers great hot-rodding enhancements to give you the tone of the pros at your fingertips, such as making one channel into an overdrive channel, modifying tone controls, making one channel either a Marshall or Vox channel (changing preamp and tone arrangement—not a permanent, destructive mod), building splitter boxes to run two amps simultaneously, creating splitter speaker setups within one amp, building the perfect gig amp (something light and portable, but with big sound, like an early Mesa Boogie), and more.

Tube Amp Talk for the Guitarist and Tech

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780964106017

Category: Music

Page: 545

View: 6367

(Book). For this follow-up to his popular A Desktop Reference of Hip Vintage Guitar Amps , Gerald Weber has compiled his articles and "Ask Gerald" columns that have appeared in Vintage Guitar from 1993 to 1996. As a special bonus, Ken Fischer's "Trainwreck Pages" from Vintage Guitar are also included. This book assumes that the reader has at least a working knowledge of tube guitar amplifiers, and it will be helpful and interesting whether or not guitarists intend to perform their own servicing.

Play Electric Guitar

From Bedroom to Band in 90 Days

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312244177

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 5238

This interactive package (complete with a book, an instructional CD, a wall chart poster, a guitar pick, and three sheets of fretboard stickers) equips the novice with everything he or she needs to achieve band quality competency in three months. Illustrations.

Electric Guitar Making & Marketing

How to Build and Market High-end Instruments, from Your Workshop's Setup to the Complete Business Plan

Author: Leo Lospennato

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514353080

Category:

Page: 318

View: 3373

This book tells you everything about building professional electric guitars, from the selection of the wood all the way up to the finishing and the setup. It's all about leaving your dentin the universe in the shape of the most beautiful, incredibly sounding guitar you can make. But building a guitar professionally starts before you even cut the wood: You need to setup a proper workplace, define your identity as guitar maker, and decide the guiding principles of your endeavor as luthier. And then you have to sell the things, of course. So the last part is focused in the marketing process. You will read about positioning your brand, pricingyour instruments, photographing them, promoting them, building a great website for your lutherie business, using social networking to show your work to the world, and managing and closing guitar sales. Written by renowned luthier Leo Lospennato (author of the bestseller "Electric Guitar and Bass Design") this book represents the new standard in solid-body guitar making, and the only resource that presents in depth both the technical and commercial aspects of the fascinating art of building musical instruments."

The Guitar Amp Handbook

Understanding Tube Amplifiers and Getting Great Sounds

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308636

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 6035

(Book). There's a huge amount of hype and mythology surrounding tube amplifiers in the guitar world. For years, experts have argued over the tiny details of exactly how they do what they do, and how their various components interact. What's undeniable is that, far more than being just a "loudness booster," the unique combination of tubes, capacitors, resistors, and transformers in these amps can contribute enormously to the quality of sound derived from any electric guitar. In this thorough and authoritative book, Dave Hunter cuts through the marketing hyperbole, and the blind faith, and supplies all the information you need to choose the right amp, and get the best from it. The book also features exclusively conducted, in-depth interviews with leading figures in the tube amp-building world including Ken Fischer, Mark Sampson, and Michael Zaite and even provides full instructions on how to construct your own high-quality tube guitar amp from scratch.

The Acoustic Guitar Handbook

How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Repair Your Guitar

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760340226

Category: Music

Page: 204

View: 5847

This is the first hands-on how-to manual devoted to acoustic guitars. This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying acoustic guitars; performing maintenance and repairs like tuning, setting intonation, doing fret repairs, adjusting bridges and nuts, and troubleshooting; doing spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and adding some basic "performance" enhancements like aftermarket pickups and more.

The Stratocaster Manual

Buying, Maintaining, Repairing, and Customizing Your Fender and Squier Stratocaster

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627888004

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 4019

This is the ultimate owner's manual for the world's most popular guitar! This is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about the legendary Fender electric guitar, the Stratocaster! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying Strats; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, and bridge and nut adjustments; electrical troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and some basic "performance" enhancements such as adding "hot rod" Fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts, and more. Let world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows be your guide to this awesome instrument. Gorgeous shots of Fender guitars and guitar parts and images of well-known musicians playing Stratocasters make this a book no fan will want to miss.

Hal Leonard Guitar Method

Complete Edition

Author: Will Schmid,Greg Koch

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634047015

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 4841

Includes guitar chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 (3rd Edition)

The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play

Author: Morty Manus,Ron Manus

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457434482

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 2737

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Book 1 has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! Correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. Book 1 can be used for acoustic or electric guitar and covers how to hold your guitar, tuning, the basics of reading music, the notes on all six strings, chords, scales, songs, bass-chord accompaniments, and duets. Titles: * Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In

The Network Is Your Customer

Five Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age

Author: David L. Rogers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030016601X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 4018

"An incredibly useful and valuable guidebook to the new consumer economy. Buy it. Learn from it. Succeed with it."--Jeff Jarvis, author of "What Would Google Do " "This is the stuff that every business and nonprofit needs to embrace if they're going to succeed in a changing world."--Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR With clear analysis and practical frameworks, this book provides a strategic guide that any business or nonprofit can use to succeed in the digital age. Marketing expert David Rogers examines how digital technologies--from smartphones to social networks--connect us in frameworks that transform our relationships to business and each other. To thrive today, organizations need new strategies--strategies designed for customer networks. Rogers offers five strategies that any business can use to create new value: ACCESS--be faster, be easier, be everywhere, be always on ENGAGE--become a source of valued content CUSTOMIZE--make your offering adaptable to your customer's needs CONNECT--become a part of your customers' conversations COLLABORATE--involve your customers at every stage of your enterprise Rogers explains these five strategies with over 100 cases from every type and size of business--from shoes to news, and software to healthcare. In "The Network Is Your Customer," he shows: How Apple harnessed a host of collaborators to write apps for its iPhone How IBM designed a videogame to help sell its enterprise software How Ford Motors inspired an online community to build brand awareness for its new Fiesta ...and countless other cases from consumer, b2b, and nonprofit categories. The book outlines a process for planning and implementing a customer network strategy to match "your" customers, "your" business, and "your" objectives--whether you need to drive sales, to enhance innovation, to reduce costs, to gain customer insight, or to build breakthrough products and services. Because today, whatever your goals and whatever your business, the network is your customer.

Guitar For Dummies

Author: Mark Phillips,Jon Chappell,Hal Leonard Corporation

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119296536

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 4539

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. The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent. Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skills Tune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working order Choose the right guitar and equipment for your needs Explore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition guides you in the development of your strumming talent—and who knows where that can take you!

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method, Complete

Author: Morty Manus,Ron Manus

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739048931

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 3190

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and quicker to learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock music styles, plus more pop songs! Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfreds Basic Guitar Methodthe first and best choice for todays beginning guitar students. This book combines all of the essential instructional material from Books 1, 2 and 3 of Alfred's Basic Guitar Method and is a complete course. Written in standard notation, it guides guitarists through the basics of playing the guitar using rock, blues, country and folk music. In addition, techniques such as bending, sliding, hammer-on and pull-off are included. CD comes with book.

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Learn to Program by Making Cool Games (Covers Version 2)

Author: The LEAD Project

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275315

Category: Computers

Page: 157

View: 9784

Provides step-by-step instructions and code to create computer games inspired by classic arcade games using Scratch.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method

Author: Morty Manus,Ron Manus

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739047941

Category: Music

Page: 63

View: 9870

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! An enhanced CD is provided, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. Book 1 covers how to hold your guitar, tuning your guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales and songs, bass-chord accompaniments, duets, photos and diagrams, and acoustic and electric guitars. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.

The Gibson Les Paul Handbook - New Edition

How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Gibson and Epiphone

Author: Paul Balmer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760344552

Category: Music

Page: 196

View: 547

The first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul is now updated with the latest models and guitar-tech advice. Along with the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul is without doubt the most iconic electric guitar ever made, beloved and sought after by guitarists everywhere. It’s the signature sound for musicians as distinguished and diverse as Jimmy Page, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Muddy Waters, and Frank Zappa. Veteran guitarist Paul Balmer’s failsafe guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying a Les Paul; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, bridge and nut adjustments, and electrics troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; basic “performance” enhancements; and more. With tips and techniques specific to each of the numerous Les Paul models, this book is the guitarist’s ticket to electrifying success.

Play It Loud

An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Author: Brad Tolinski,Alan di Perna

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541007

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 8753

"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.