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            The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

            The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Port, Ian S.

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            A riveting saga in the history of rock 'n' roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to pla...y the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an axe that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul--whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought--to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world's most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s--including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton--adopted one maker's guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played The Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments--Fender or Gibson--had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.
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            ISBN 9781501141737
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            7 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Bass Along - 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs
             

            Bass Along - 10 Funk and Soul Music Songs (Other, Bilingual)

            By Sales Group, Music

            • RRP: $54.50
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            (Bass). Bass Along: 10 Black Music Songs is the fourth volume of the Bass Along Series from Bosworth Music. Bass Along: 10 Funk And Soul Music Songs comes with 10 funk & soul songs to play along with. Notated as bass TAB and in song parts only, the tunes are fast and easy to lear...n. The CD contains two high quality versions for each song: A full version and a version to play along with (without bass).
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            ISBN 9783865437983
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2013
            Publisher Bosworth GmbH
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Electric Guitar: A Graphic History
             

            The Electric Guitar: A Graphic History (Library Binding)

            By Hoena, Blake A.; Other Buisaan, David M.

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            For decades, the blasts and howls of the electric guitar have been some of the defining sounds of popular music. But more than a century of effort and innovation had to happen before this instrument went electric --

            ISBN 9781541581470
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Amazing Inventions
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            The Guitar: Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree
              

            The Guitar: Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gibson, Chris; Warren, Andrew

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A behind-the-scenes stories and insights into how guitars are made, where the much-cherished guitar timbers ultimately come from, and the people and skills that craft those timbers along the way.

            ISBN 9780226763965
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar
             

            Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar (Hardback)

            By Atkinson, Paul

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            An in-depth look at the invention and evolution of the electric guitar.

            ISBN 9781789142747
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            The Guitarist's Dictionary & Reference
             

            The Guitarist's Dictionary & Reference (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gonzales, David

            • RRP: $33.50
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            The book is a multi-informational text created specifically for the guitarist. The intention is to improve a guitarist's communication and knowledge of his instrument. The text is a dictionary of terms and an informational reference. Many aspects of playing the guitar are explain...ed in the simplest terms. Chord formulas, intervals, open tunings, scales and modes, tips and tricks, string gauges, instrument ranges, and more are included. This book contains nearly two thousand guitar-related terms with their definitions, many of which are not found in a standard dictionary. Included is a dictionary of classical music terms, stringed instruments of the world, abbreviations, and music symbols. There is even a place to store your serial numbers of your personal gear.
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            ISBN 9781984545077
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2018
            Publisher XLIBRIS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Guitar Chords - Major Chords
              

            Guitar Chords - Major Chords (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lupo, Dan

            • RRP: $22.50
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            74 Major Chords for the guitarist of any level. Every page is designed specially to help you better understand each chord: - Only 1 image per page makes it clear and easy to read. - At least 6 different versions of each chord to help you master the neck. - The scale from which ea...ch chord is derived is displayed at the top of each page. - Root, 3rd, and 5th notes are labelled on each chart.
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            ISBN 9781329811676
            Publisher Lulu.com
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            My First Book Of Tchaikovsky: Favorite Pieces
             

            My First Book Of Tchaikovsky: Favorite Pieces (Paperback)

            Edited by Dutkanicz, David

            • RRP: $17.50
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            These special arrangements of favorite Tchaikovsky themes are ideal for beginner pianists, child or adult. Contents include themes from The Nutcracker, March Slav, Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

            ISBN 9780486464169
            Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Music Conservatory Guitar Method Book 1
             

            The Music Conservatory Guitar Method Book 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Glarner, Joseph; Edited by Glarner, Robert

            • RRP: $74.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 May 22

            The Music Conservatory Guitar Method Book 1 covers instrument proficiency. The book is designed to help guitar players of all ages learn to read music, have an understanding of basic music theory and beyond.

            ISBN 9781667821474
            Released NZ 17 May 2022
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Advanced Guitar Chords: Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page

            Advanced Guitar Chords: Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page (Spiral Bound, New edition)

            By Jackson, Jake

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Suitable for guitarists who feel they are able to take the next step, thsi book provides 360 chords shown as chord boxes, covering chords that are played further up the neck and in 3rd position, along with more extensive provision of augmented and diminished chords. It is useful ...for playing genres such as jazz.
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            ISBN 9781847869494
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
            Publisher Flame Tree Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Easy-To-Use
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            9 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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