Guitar Explorer by Greg Herriges
A Guitarist's Guide to the Styles & Techniques of Ethnic Instruments from Around the World

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(Guitar Educational). All great guitar players set themselves apart by looking beyond their instrument and their boundaries. This books helps players do just that, offering an in-depth exploration of world music, and how to play the music of other stringed instruments on the guitar. Learn inventive techniques and creative approaches to master the music of: the Puerto Rican cuatro, the Russian balalaika, the Indian sitar and swarmandal, the Chinese pipa, the Japanese shamisen and koto, the African kora, the Hawaiian ukulele, and more exotic instruments. Includes a CD of examples.
 

About Greg Herriges

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Greg Herriges' books include six novels, a memoir, and a collection of short stories. The nonfiction JD: A Memoir of a Time and a Journey (Wordcraft) depicts how he literally set out to meet J. D. Salinger and how against all odds he succeeded. His novels include Someplace Safe (St. Martin's, Avon), Secondary Attachments (Morrow), The Winter Dance Party Murders (Wordcraft), Lennon and Me, and A Song of Innocence. His recently published collection of stories The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories is also a Serving House Book. Herriges' short stories and essays have appeared in a variety of literary periodicals.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Hal Leonard. 72 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography.