Author: Dave Hunter
Release Date: 2011-02-01
The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world, with well over two million sold every year in the US and Europe. Every teenager dreams, at some point, of being a guitar hero, while the number of adults who take up this relaxing and rewarding hobby continues to rise each year. Where do they all begin? Previously, the effort required several different resources-but now it's all here in one place, in The Rough Guide to Guitar. Written by Dave Hunter, a one of the world's leading guitar authors, The Rough Guide to Guitar covers everything the new player needs to know to get started successfully, and plenty of information that will benefit the novice and experienced guitarist, too. From a thorough analysis of the acoustic and electric instruments and their related equipment, to basic and advanced playing techniques in a range of styles, to the home recording techniques and putting a band together, The Rough Guide to Guitar covers it all, in concise and authoritative language that players of all ages and levels can absorb and appreciate.
The fully updated Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía.
Author: Nigel Williamson
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Release Date: 2007-08-02
Rock legends Led Zeppelin remain a colossal music force with songs at once mystical, heavy, traditional and highly original. The Rough Guide to Led Zeppelin tells the story of the life and afterlife of this most extraordinary supergroup. Features include: The Story: from the first meeting of Plant and Page to the untimely death of John Bonham, detailing the magic, mayhem and excesses of the era. The Music: the band’s fifty best songs unpicked, plus coverage of blues influences, bootlegs, solo careers, and the best Jimmy Page guitar solos and most outstanding Robert Plant vocals. The Passengers: profiles of collaborators and colleagues including Roy Harper and Mickie Most. The Cargo: Zeppelin films, places, myths and memorabilia, books, websites and the afterlife of “Stairway to Heaven.” It’s a whole lotta Zep...
The Rough Guide to Blues gives you the complete lowdown on all the grittiest singers, bottleneck guitarists, belt-it-out divas and wailing harmonica players that made the most influential music of the last century. From music legend B.B. King to folk hero Robert Johnson, the guide includes detailed profiles of hundreds of artists and critical reviews of their best albums. The fascinating story is told in full – how the blues crawled from the Mississippi Delta, went electric in the big cities, and spread across the world – with feature boxes on topics like boogie woogie, gospel and the best blues record labels. Check out the ten greatest slide-guitar tracks – or the ten most miserable “woke up this mornin”s. with the handy playlists that help you to pick’n’choose quick “best ofs” to download to your iPod or MP3 player.
Author: Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Release Date: 2009-06-01
The Rough Guide to Nirvana uncovers the magic and tragedy of this iconic 90's grunge band - from small-town gigs to the last days of Kurt Cobain, delve into the story of the life and afterlife of this extraordinary, all too short-lived group. This essential guide for Nirvana fans is written by Gillian G. Gaar, a Seattle music journalist who has personally interviewed many of those involved in the story. No other book explores and documents Nirvana's history, critiques every Nirvana album, single, EP and compilation, including the rare, stray Nirvana tracks and solo projects, and summaries the array of other Nirvana books and Nirvana films, in one volume. From Nirvana's early days on the burgeoning Seattle music scene, the birth of grunge, their global success from Smells Like Teen Spirit and Nevermind to In Utero and the untimely death of lead singer Kurt Cobain, The Rough Guide to Nirvana delivers a wealth of musical insight as the definitive guide to Nirvana.
Now available in ePub format. So many apps and so little time. How do you get to the best with a minimum of fuss? The Rough Guide to the Best Android Apps solves the problem. It reveals the 400 best free and paid for applications for smartphones and tablets in all categories. Whether its navigation or news, photography or productivity, games or utilities this book highlights the best Android apps available from the marquee names to the hidden gems. Discover now the 400 apps your Android device should be using.
Author: Richie Unterberger
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Release Date: 2009-06-01
The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix is a thorough reference book about the life and music of the greatest rock guitarist of all time. It covers all the key events throughout his metamorphosis; from a misfit youngster growing up in poverty to his rise to international stardom, and from his days as a starving backup musician in the early 1960s to his triumphant appearances at the Monterey Pop and Woodstock rock festivals, not to mention his mysterious and sordid death in 1970. Special chapters are devoted to vivid description and critical evaluation of all his important studio and live albums and best thirty songs, as well as all major live and documentary Hendrix videos; his myriad musical influences from blues, soul, rock, and jazz; Hendrix-related sites and shrines; and his spectacular arsenal of guitar techniques and effects. Also including special features on overlooked aspects of his art ranging from his love of Bob Dylan's music to his relationship with the Black Power movement, The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix documents all dimensions of this one-of-a-kind musical genius.
Author: Alastair Gordon
Release Date: 2011-10
Genre: Business & Economics
What is art? What art should you make? How do you find your 'calling'? Can art bless or curse those who consume it? What role can your art play in the arts today? How does your art function in the Kingdom of God?. By guiding readers to answer such questions for themselves, this practical workbook gets right into the nitty-gritty of what it means to be an arts or media professional. With contributions by Susan Beresford, Norman Stone, Robert Orchardson, James Cary, Kieran Dodds, Interface Arts Relay Group, Rael Mason, Henningham Family Press and Sparks.
The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.