Learn amazing licks and solos, and get a close-up look at some of the famous guitars and amps that made rock 'n' roll history! Jim Weider is an expert in Fender styles, and he details the innovative and groundbreaking instrumental techniques of Roy Buchanan, James Burton, Steve Cropper, Robbie Robertson, Cornell Dupree, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. You'll learn essential guitar techniques such as double bends, volume swells, raking and muting, pedal steel licks, Texas blues, harmonics, chicken pickin', finger-and-pick rhythm and lead, and much more.
Step-by-step lessons incorporating clear, easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks teach the viewer the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country.
Freddy Fender's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection isn't particularly exhaustive, weighing in at only 12 tracks, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since these songs provide a nice snapshot of the vocalist at his peak. His very biggest songs, including "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," are here, along with several country Top Tens that crossed over into the pop charts – namely "Secret Love," "You'll Lose a Good Thing," "Vay Con Dios," and "Livin' It Down." Though Fender did record other noteworthy material, much of it is noteworthy only after you've become a fan, and the conciseness of this collection makes it preferable for most listeners that just want the hits.–by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It’s Fender Jaguar guitars ahoy on the new release “Death by Fender” by a Duluth quartet called the Fractals.
Led by the talented axe-wielding duo of Jimi Cooper and Barry Pirkola, the Fractals draw on the seminal sound of the Ventures and surf guitar god Dick Dale, then combine that with the sonic rumblings of the legendary Link Wray and the British rock of the early Who to come up with a sound that is referenceable as well as their own…