Author’s Notes: 101 Guitar Tips is the result of my own 30 years playing experience, plus knowledge from the hundreds of celebrity interviews I've conducted during 20 years as editor of Guitar.com, as an author/editor for music publisher Hal Leonard, and as a writer for most of the major U.S. guitar magazines.
I've worked for Fender, D'Addario, Guitar Center, and Musician's Friend. I ran vintage guitar site Gbase . com for years. I've guitar teched for Sammy Hagar, and played in countless bands.
101 Guitar Tips covers a lot: Scales, chords, riffs, music theory, gear setup, maintenance, selection, career advice, things to make your music-making trouble-free and more enjoyable, and much more. There's something for everyone in this book: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. All musical examples are in notation AND tablature, with many neck diagrams too. The 53-track CD allows you to play and learn the examples and jam along.
I've included many excellent tips I got first-hand from celebrities such as B.B. King, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers), Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar tech), Tom Dowd (legendary producer), and many, many more.
Adam St. James
November 14, 2003
Editor, Guitar dot com
- (Chicago, Illinois, USA)