Book Reviews

Review – Guitar in the ’80s Tablature Book from Hal Leonard

Review – Guitar in the ’80s Tablature Book from Hal Leonard

Posted June 2, 2014 at 11:17 am | One comment

Representing an impressive collection of artists and anthems from throughout this same decade is the newly released, Guitar in the ’80s, tablature book from Hal Leonard.

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Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry Discusses New CD, Magic Mountain

Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry Discusses New CD, Magic Mountain

Posted April 30, 2014 at 5:48 am | No comments

The Kentucky-bred hard rockers in Black Stone Cherry have had their music blared from speakers large and small, toured relentlessly with the likes of Nickelback and Motörhead, and debuted at #1 on the UK rock chart with their sophomore release, 2008’s Folklore and Superstition.

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Review: Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Tablature

Review: Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Tablature

Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm | No comments

Coming off of the explosive commercial success of their past two studio albums Paranoid and Master of Reality, the members of Black Sabbath were in the midst of a seemingly limitless creative stride.

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3 Killer Gift Books for Guitarists

3 Killer Gift Books for Guitarists

Posted December 17, 2013 at 3:09 am | No comments

Whether you plan to drop a few hints or you’re shopping for a fellow guitarist, we’ve found three great books to give and receive. Yes, Virginia, guitarists do read, or at least they like to look at pictures!

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Book Review – Rush: The Illustrated History

Book Review – Rush: The Illustrated History

Posted June 17, 2013 at 8:01 am | No comments

Clocking in at 190 pages, Rush: The Illustrated History from Martin Popoff is a worthy addition to the Voyageur Press line of illustrated books [previous installments have paid tribute to Zeppelin, Queen, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and others].

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Power Passion and Beauty – The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra

Power Passion and Beauty – The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra

Posted February 3, 2013 at 3:04 am | No comments

I first came into contact with Walter Kolosky writings when reviewed his book “Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin Song by Song.” After reading that book for the first time, I felt Kolosky’s undeniable love for the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s music.

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Review: AC/DC Black Ice Guitar Tab Book

Review: AC/DC Black Ice Guitar Tab Book

Posted January 16, 2013 at 9:25 am | No comments

AC/DC are widely considered as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Their classic albums and chart topping tunes have proven to have stood the test of time, with such songs as “Back In Black”, “Highway To Hell”, and “Hells Bells” are more popular than they ever were back in the day.

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Rush Deluxe Guitar Tab Collection: 1975-2007 Review

Rush Deluxe Guitar Tab Collection: 1975-2007 Review

Posted December 18, 2012 at 6:10 am | No comments

Alex Lifeson’s momentous hard rock riffs, alongside the masterful percussion work of Neil Peart and instantly recognizable lead vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee, have appealed to millions of Rush fans for over three and a half decades.

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Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar Book Review

Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar Book Review

Posted December 8, 2012 at 5:35 am | No comments

Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar is the latest book release by Boston based guitarist, and Associate Professor at Berklee, John Stein. Containing 10 classic jazz standards arranged for solo guitar, this book uses detailed analysis and descriptions of each tune to go beyond simply presenting these charts to the reader to learn on their own. It is the analysis and accompanying CD, alongside the creative arrangements themselves, that makes this learning package a welcome addition to any guitarist’s practice room.

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Review: Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth Tab Book

Review: Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth Tab Book

Posted September 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm | One comment

Five words: A Different Kind of Truth. Although having already given a magnificent 2007 reunion tour, the almighty Van Halen’s true return finally came around this year with their first new studio album in over 28 years with the just-as-legendary David Lee Roth on lead vocals.

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