Master the acoustic guitar styles of 10 legendary acoustic singer-songwriters
- Do you want a simple method to improve your acoustic guitar playing technique?
- Are you stuck in a rut, in need of a fresh injection of ideas?
- Do you want an insight into the tricks and secrets of the great acoustic players?
In The Legends of Acoustic Guitar, award-winning guitarist, author and educator Stuart Ryan examines the styles of ten of the world’s greatest acoustic singer-songwriters. Each has developed their own instantly-recognisable, authentic voice on the guitar and they have much to teach us!
From up-tempo fingerpicking to precise strumming, this book is ideal for the acoustic guitarist who wants to break out of a rut and develop their skills as a compelling rhythm guitar player, accompanist or performer. From the flowing fingerpicked lines of James Taylor to the powerful open-tuning strumming of Bruce Springsteen, there is plenty here to fire your imagination.
Discover the acoustic guitar secrets of…
Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, George Harrison, Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Noel Gallagher, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell
What you’ll learn:
- Beautiful fingerpicking and strumming techniques to emulate most innovative guitar players on the planet
- How to replicate the style of the world’s best-loved acoustic players/songwriters
- How to use dynamics and articulation to bring light and shade into your guitar playing
- Ten authentic sounding “in the style of” pieces that focus on the unique characteristics of each player
- A wealth of creative chord voicings, embellishment ideas and tips to supercharge your acoustic guitar playing
- Detailed breakdowns of the guitar techniques used by 10 multi-million selling acoustic guitarists
- The unusual open guitar tunings used by the great acoustic guitar players that will take your playing in new creative directions
A guide to broaden your acoustic guitar skills
Ideal for guitarists of all ages and abilities, The Legends of Acoustic Guitar will introduce you to a wide range of acoustic guitar techniques and styles. At the same time, it will help you to nail the essential skills of acoustic guitar: timing, dynamics and tone production.
Here’s what you get:
- A biography of each guitar player that focuses on what makes their playing style unique, as well as insights into their musical influences
- 10 great performance pieces – one in the style of each player, that teach you the key characteristics of their style
- A breakdown of each piece that explains any special techniques, and gives guidance on unusual chord voicings and open tunings
- Perfectly notated examples with tab and studio-quality audio to download for FREE
Bonus! The audio download includes full band backing tracks for you to practice to and hone your skills
Don’t just take our word for it!
Award-winning guitarist and educator Stuart Ryan is a busy touring musician, author and writes regular columns for magazines Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Acoustic. Here’s what people say about him:
“A world class guitarist, one of the finest of his generation.” – Martin Taylor MBE
“That guitar sounds great in your hands!” – Paul Reed Smith
“A fantabulous guitar player!” – Jon Gomm
Download studio quality audio of all the performance pieces in The Legends of Acoustic Guitar for FREE and bring these tracks to life.
Buy it now and master the guitar technique of the acoustic legends!