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Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects

Everything You Need to Know About Guitars, Amps, and Effects

By Tobias Hurwitz, Ethan Fiks, and Vivian Clement

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Everything You Need to Know About Guitars, Amps, and Effects. Composed by Tobias Hurwitz, Ethan Fiks, and Vivian Clement. Book; CD; Guitar Reference; Reference Textbooks. Teach Yourself Series. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39392).

Item Number: AP.39392

ISBN 0739090763.

This book & CD package features clear instruction on how to achieve the tones and effects of your favorite guitarists including an in-depth breakdown of effects pedals and processors, sample licks (in the style of Tom Morello, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Angelo Batio, and others), ways to create unusual sounds, ways to replicate sounds of other instruments, home studio basics, plus it covers the various types of guitars, amps, speakers, and cabinets. The included CD demonstrates all of the examples and sounds.

Upon completion of this book, you'll be able to attain virtually any tone you're looking for (whether playing live or recording in a studio), simulate the sounds of famous guitarists past and present, and create a variety of special effects that will blow your audiences away.

About Teach Yourself Series

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!

  • About the Authors 
  • Introduction 
  • CHAPTER 1 -- THE BASICS 
  • The Electric Guitar 
  • The Science of Sound 
  • About Block Diagrams 
  • About the Order of Effects 
  • Tone: The Big Picture 
  • CHAPTER 2 -- WHERE IT ALL STARTS 
  • Stratocasters and Strat-Style Guitars 
  • The Gibson Les Paul Archtops 
  • More Guitars 
  • Pickups 
  • Amplification 
  • The Combo Amp 
  • The Stack 
  • The Rack System 
  • Modeling Amps 
  • Boutique Amps 
  • CHAPTER 3 -- SPEAKERS AND CABINETS 
  • Cabinets 
  • Cones 
  • Open Back or Closed Back? 
  • CHAPTER 4 -- PEDALS, PROCESSORS, AND WHAT THEY DO 
  • Fuzz 
  • Distortion 
  • Overdrive 
  • Reverb 
  • Delay/Echo 
  • Flanger 
  • Chorus 
  • Wah 
  • Auto-Wah/Envelope Follower 
  • Phase Shifter 
  • Noise Gates 
  • Hush-2 
  • Compressors and Limiters 
  • Equalizers 
  • Ring Modulator 
  • Talk Box 
  • Octaver/Harmonizer 
  • Tremolo/Vibrato 
  • Artificial Loads 
  • E-Bow 
  • Exciter/Enhancer 
  • Guitar Synthesizer 
  • Multi-Effects 
  • Licks Used in This Chapter 
  • CHAPTER 5 -- THE SOUNDS OF LEGENDARY PLAYERS 
  • The Carlos Santana Sound 
  • The Kurt Cobain Sound 
  • The Joe Satriani Sound 
  • The Jimi Hendrix Sound 
  • The Eddie Van Halen Sound 
  • The Stevie Ray Vaughan Sound 
  • The Randy Rhoads Sound 
  • The Metallica Sound 
  • The Boston Sound 
  • The Michael Angelo Batio Sound 
  • The Tom Morello Sound 
  • The John Frusciante Sound 
  • CHAPTER 6 -- MORE ON EFFECTS 
  • Delay 
  • Compressor 
  • Pitch Shifter 
  • Wrap Up 
  • CHAPTER 7 -- EVERYDAY SOUNDS 
  • Creaky Door 
  • Big Bell 
  • Jet Take-Off 
  • Coyote Falls Off Cliff 
  • Speedster 
  • CHAPTER 8 -- SYNTHETIC SOUNDS 
  • Feedback 
  • Growls 
  • Squeals 
  • CHAPTER 9 -- THE ANIMAL KINGDOM 
  • Talking Cat 
  • Whale 
  • Elephant's Roar 
  • Seagulls 
  • CHAPTER 10 -- OTHER INSTRUMENTS 
  • Cellos (Or Other Strings) 
  • String Thing in A 
  • A Simple Oscillator 
  • Bonus Effect: Siren 
  • Electronic Kick/Snare 
  • Organ 
  • (Slap) Bass 
  • Basic Fake Bass 
  • Chimes 
  • DJ Record Scratch 
  • Synthesizer Pad 
  • Steel Drums (Pans) 
  • Panned Out 
  • Sitar 
  • Bagpipes 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • CHAPTER 11 -- ARTISTS TO CHECK OUT 
  • Spotlight on Vinnie Bell 
  • Spotlight on Adrian Belew 
  • Other Artists Not to Miss 
  • CHAPTER 12 -- CREATING YOUR OWN HOME STUDIO 
  • Setting Up Your Studio 
  • Direct Recording 
  • CHAPTER 13 -- R*E*CORDING YOUR INSTRUMENTS 
  • Microphones 101 
  • Mic Techniques 
  • How to Mic Amps for Electric Guitars 
  • Conclusion