This book will allow you to discover the recording secrets of classic guitar heroes: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Robin Trower, Tommy Emmanuel—a total of 30 outstanding players in all. Detailed interviews with these guitar greats explore each performer’s recording techniques and offer practical advice for replicating the unique tone for which each is known. Rounding out the text, multi-Emmy award–winning composer, recording artist, producer, and author Brian Tarquin offers a wide range of hands-on information covering topics such as recording gear, mixing techniques, and guitar and amp choices. The result is a text that empowers guitarists of any skill to take their music to the next level. Michael Molenda who is editor & chief of Guitar Player magazine wrote the Introduction.
The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rated TV composer/recording artist. In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC, specializing in instrumental guitar music. BHP MUSIC releases include the Tarquin-produced Guitar Master Series. On the 2010 release Guitar Masters Vol 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication, Tarquin produced, composed and shredded along side guitar greats, Billy Sheehan, Chris Poland (Megadeth), Gary Hoey, Steve Morse, Frank Gambale, Leslie West, Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) Alex De Rosso (Dokken), plus many others. It also contains rarity tracks from Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Steve Vai, & Allan Holdsworth.
Tarquin, a 20-year veteran of the music industry, has enjoyed being a successful recording artist selling over 140,000 albums in his career. His albums appeared on Top 20 Billboard Charts and radio singles charting Top 10 on the R&R charts. In 2002, 2003 and 2005, Tarquin won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” for ABC-TV and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. He has composed music for MTV, Extra, TMZ, CSI, ABC, CBS, NBC and the Keanu Reeves film, The Watcher.