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Backbeat Books

  • Digital Home Recording

    This practical, all-in-one guide is packed with tips and techniques for creating and operating a cost-effective, professional-level digital studio at home. Digital Home Recording illustrates vital recording concepts in hard disk recording, stand-alone workstations, computer-based DAWs, digital audio + MIDI sequencer software, surround sound 5.1,...

    SKU: AM3540

  • Roadhouse Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B

    Stevie Ray Vaughan is celebrated as one of rock's best guitarists, and Roadhouse Blues profiles his life and musical career in the context of the Texas music scene. The book examines the roots that Stevie Ray and his brother Jimmie drew upon, illuminates the key events of their musical careers, and explores the legacy of Stevie Ray following his...

    SKU: AM3544

  • American Basses

    The first comprehensive book on American-made electric and acoustic bass guitars, American Basses offers a wealth of carefully researched information about all of the important builders, from one-man shops to the biggest manufacturers. Hundreds of full-colour photos illustrate the tremendous range of instruments available, and special insider co...

    SKU: AM3781

  • The Bass Handbook - The Complete Guide to Mastering the Bass Guitar

    This indispensable handbook helps players of all levels produce better, more creative, and more varied bass lines. Divided into two sections - Playing Your Bass and Knowing Your Bass - it covers everything from tuning, reading music, scales and chords, and advanced techniques to tips on buying and upgrading a budget bass and troubleshooting. Alo...

    SKU: AM4432

  • Masters of Jazz Guitar -The Story of the Players and Their Music

    New in paperback with a FREE CD, this landmark book portrays the evolution of guitar styles to the present day through in-depth profiles by world-class authorities on all its leading exponents including Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, John Scof...

    SKU: AM4434

  • The Guitar Player Book

    A must-have for serious guitarists and guitar aficionados, and for the 160,000 readers of Guitar Player magazine! A best-of collection from the magazine's four-decade history, this book gives guitarists invaluable information for improving their playing and understanding the instrument's history, construction, and care. The exclusive interviews ...

    SKU: AM4447

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