At the beginning of My First Guitar, Julia Crowe tells the story of flying across the Atlantic Ocean to track down Jimmy Page. That is just one example of the diligence and musical passion that made this book a reality. Crowe interviewed 70 famous guitarists, from Les Paul to Page, to collect the musicians' unforgettable stories of their first instruments and their first (endless) practice sessions.
Three distinct performers add texture to these first-person recollections: Ralph Lister (film and television actor), L. J. Ganser (winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards), and Lisa Friedman-York (who is the mature voice of Crowe herself). Each chapter has a brief but helpful introduction to the musician's style.
Whether it is a beautiful and classic model or an unglamorous and inexpensive starter instrument, a musician's first guitar can be the catalyst that motivates a lifelong passion. This audiobook contains interviews with 70 of the world's most well-known guitarists across musical genres and playing styles to discover how their love of the instrument compelled them to pursue music as a career. These guitar icons reveal how they got their first instrument, the music they loved, and their heroes and inspirations. With an impressive list of subjects - including Dick Dale, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Page, Les Paul, and Carlos Santana - as well guitar legends as Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, and Jimmie Vaughan, this book has appeal for guitar heroes and non-musicians alike.
©2012 Julia Crowe (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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