(Book). This book is a virtual encyclopedia of great electric guitar players, with 35 chapters examining the major players in each important era of rock. The book begins with rock's birth from the blues, covering masters like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. It proceeds to cover rockabilly greats like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly; through the mop tops and matching suits of the British Invasion; to the psychedelia of the Dead and Hendrix; glam rock's dresses and distortion; fusion virtuosos like Metheny, Gambale, and Henderson; metal masters; shred stars; grunge gods; grindcore; and much more. Legends of Rock Guitar is not only a great resource for guitar fans, but an interesting and well-researched chronology of the rock idiom. 264 pages, 8-1/2 x 11
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Over 300 major rock guitar figures are examined in a strong coverage which examines both the playing styles and evolution of rock guitar. This blends a cultural and social history of rock music in general with a more in-depth survey of styles and musical genres, creating a colorful survey of rock music with more musical depth and background than competing titles offer. -- Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Hal Leonard, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110793540429
Book Description Hal Leonard, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0793540429