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The Best Of Nirvana - Signature Licks

A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Guitar Styles and Techniques of Kurt Cobain

By Nirvana

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The Best Of Nirvana - Signature Licks (A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Guitar Styles and Techniques of Kurt Cobain). By Nirvana. Edited by Chad Johnson. For Guitar. Hal Leonard Guitar Signature Licks. Grunge, Alternative Rock and Instructional. Instructional book (song excerpts only) and examples CD. Guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar notation legend and instructional text. 61 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695483).

ISBN 0634014722. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar notation legend and instructional text. Grunge, Alternative Rock and Instructional. 9x12 inches.

As the heroes of a new musical generation, Nirvana's influence can't be overestimated. This book/CD pack lets you inside the playing of grunge god Kurt Cobain, teaching his riffs and licks that defined alternative music. Includes an introduction, detailed notes on Cobain's guitars, amps & effects, and a discography.

About Hal Leonard Signature Licks

The Signature Licks book/audio packs are especially formatted to give instruction on how to play a particular artist style by using the actual transcribed, "right from the record" licks! Designed for use by anyone from beginner right up to the experienced player who is looking to expand their insight. The books contain full performance notes and an overview of each artist or group's style with transcriptions in notes and tab. The audio accompaniment features playing tips and techniques, as well as playing examples at a slower tempo.

  • Rape Me 
  • Dumb 
  • Penny Royal Tea 
  • All Apologies 
  • About A Girl 
  • Come As You Are 
  • Heart Shaped Box 
  • Lithium 
  • The Man Who Sold The World 
  • On A Plain 
  • (New Wave) Polly 
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit 

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A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Guitar Styles and Techniques of Kurt Cobain

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    Based on 5 Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    NYC, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 15, 2004 Great book

    Almost perfect translations and really easy to use. You just gotta learn how to do power chords and barre chords and you can play everything in here. (you should have a chorus and distortion pedal to play the songs as Kurt played them)

    23 of 45 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Detroit
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • April 21, 2003 Excellent book!!!

    This is a great book, plain and simple. Regarding Andrew's review earlier, I must disagree about the comments on the chord theory. Coming from someone who doesn't know a lot about that subject, it was nice to see how it works in real music. This wouldn't really...

    make the information "pedantic" now would it? And, Johnson says that DESPITE the fact that Kurt couldn't read or write music, he still obviously had an amazing ear which allowed him to write the way he did. Also, he talks about his "imprecise" playing style in an endearing manner, not a derogatory one. Oh, and Andrew .. I bought the book to learn about the riffs and guitar style of Kurt (what the title says), not to learn nitpicky details about his equipment. (By the way, I found the info on the equipment to be quite comprehensive. If anything, I thought it was a little much.) Anyway, I thought the book was great.

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    21 of 39 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Killeen, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • April 10, 2003 GREAT BOOK, QUITE CONCISE

    Not only did I recieve the book quicker than any other online purchase I have ever made, but also the musical descriptions made by Johnson are really helpful. The guitar and sound section in the beginning of the book is good to know but I think more informational than for...

    utilization. And yeah the author gives a "button-hole" biography of Cobain which is just a few paragraphs. But hey you're not buying the book to figure out his life story, right? I recommend this book to any decent guitar-playing Nirvana fan. GOOD TIMES

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    20 of 35 people found this review helpful.
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  • 2

    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • March 20, 2003 Disappointing

    The info on guitars, amps and effects is just a few short paragraphs, all info that's readily available on the net. For each song, the author offers a few pedantic (and often irrelevant) blurbs about how the songs work in terms of basic theory and modality. Oh, and he...

    spells out the chord progressions for you, in case you don't notice the letters over every bar. The cliched, half-baked interpretation of lyrics and commentaries on Kurt's emotional "struggle" are so hackneyed at this point and completely unneccessary. The most annoying thing is how the author repeatedly writes off Kurt's style as sloppy and "imprecise". More than once he brings up the fact that Kurt wasn't a "schooled musician", so he didn't really understand was he was doing. McCartney can't read music either. Get over it!Annoying.

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    14 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • February 19, 2003 very impressed!

    This book does more than just show you licks. It gets inside the licks and chords and shows you some of the thought behind it. I was really impressed and highly recommend this to anyone!

    22 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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