From Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges to John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page, alternate guitar tunings have inspired some of the most creative and unique sounds in the history of the instrument. The Tao o... Read More
From Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges to John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page, alternate guitar tunings have inspired some of the most creative and unique sounds in the history of the instrument. The Tao of Tunings - A Map to the World of Alternate Tunings book and CD pack provides musicians with loads of fretboard diagrams, fun playing examples, and practical music applications to help you navigate through a variety of guitar tunings-from Double Drop D to DADGAD and beyond. Includes standard notation and tablature, plus 52 audio tracks for demonstration and play-along.
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Mark Shark's book, Tao of Tunings, easily provides a transition toward understanding chords, riffs and relationship of the fretboard and different tunings whether Celtic, DADGAD, G tuning. The book is designed to advance students interested in playing strategies used by other artists such as the Rolling Stones whose work such as Start Me Up, Honkey Tonk women use G tuning to simplify the chord structure. Features of the book including bluesy riff structure while learning to use a slide with stunning results from listening to the CD included in the book. You can learn music from different places in the world such as Hawaiian slack-key, DADGAD tunings used by Laurence Juber of Wings fame and Pierre Bensusan of France. Most of all, you will enjoy the sounds and melodies from these alternative tunings that lend themselves to artistic music expression and hours and hours of playing guitar in ways you have never played before. This book is appropriate for all levels of guitar-beginner,intermediate and advanced. The acoustic quality of the CD is superb and is like listening to Mark Shark in a private guitar lesson. This book will be one of the best purchases you can make as a guitarist.
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