Guitar: Music, History, Players

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Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2000 - Music - 240 pages
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Featuring a foreword by legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, this definitive look at the popular and versatile musical instrument explains how the guitar is used in various styles of music, from classical and flamenco to blues, folk, country, and rock, tracing the two-thousand-year history of the guitar and profiling three hundred key performers and their contributions to the music world. 25,000 first printing.

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A comprehensive look at guitars, guitar music, and guitar players, this nicely designed book with a foreword by Eric Clapton manages to do all three things well. Guitar historian Chapman (The Complete ... Read full review


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Chapman is a respected guitartist, journalist, and media personality. He has taught many leading performers and acts as a consultant to the auction house Christie's in London as an authority on the history of the guitar.

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