From the time of its birth out of blues and jazz, through the classic rock and roll era, the soul-inspired 60s, and the stadium rock era of the 70s, to the alternative rock movement of recent years, rock music has developed in countless different directions and its repertoire of licks, riffs and chops has been added to by dozens of talented guitarists. Luckily for the aspiring rock guitarist, Phil Capone has distilled all the essential licks and chops into this easy-to-use collection. Each example is presented within a subgenre – prog rock, heavy metal and blues rock, for example – to provide an invaluable historical perspective and ensure that the correct musical context is fully understood. About the author Phil Capone is a guitar teacher and performing musician and, as author of the bestselling 501 Guitar Chords (Apple Press, 2006), the inspiration behind a thousand start-up guitar bands. Phil is also a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine. Other titles include Learn to Play the Guitar and Learn to Play Bass Guitar, both published by Apple Press.
Phil Capone studied guitar at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. His many years of experience as a professional guitarist and teacher have given him a unique understanding and knowledge of the world of the contemporary guitarist and an insight into the pitfalls and frustrations that the aspiring guitarist can be faced with. Phil is a regular performer on the London music scene. He teaches at the Contemporary Institute of Music Performance, London, and is a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine and Guitar Techniques.