New Hal Leonard Book/CD Packs Are Must-Haves for Serious Guitarists
Essential Rock Guitar Techniques and Lead Guitar Secrets Make Their Debut at NAMM
MILWAUKEE - Two go-to guitar authors for Hal Leonard have written new instructional books that will prove indispensable for guitarists looking to improve their playing. Chad Johnson has written Essential Rock Guitar Techniques, and Kirk Tatnall fills players in on Lead Guitar Secrets.
Essential Rock Guitar Techniques teaches two dozen skills that every serious player must master to sound authentic. What would a Metallica riff be without the palm mute, or a Van Halen solo sans tapping? Can you imagine hearing Z.Z. Top's "Tush" or Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good" without the signature slide guitar? Chad Johnson teaches you all of these skills - and many more - with carefully crafted exercises and more than 275 inspiring musical examples, nearly all of which are featured on the accompanying CD. If you're tired of faking your way through your favorite rock songs because you've neglected to learn these special technique, you need this book.
Players will learn the art of soloing from the ground up with Lead Guitar Secrets. Kirk Tatnall provides an organized, logical approach that takes you from basic melodic soloing over one chord to more advanced concepts with common chord progressions. He breaks down core fretboard scale patterns, teaching how to effectively connect them up and down the neck. Kirk also covers rhythmic phrasing and articulation techniques such as bending, vibrato and legato, and improvisation. You'll get ample hands-on training with the 80-track CD featuring play-alongs to practice over. Lead Guitar Secrets is perfect for folks getting started with playing lead, and for guitarists wishing to expand their skills.
Essential Rock Guitar Techniques and Lead Guitar Secrets sell for $19.99 each.