More About the Author
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Interval Studies and Lead Guitar Technique - NEW!
Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, and Diminished Scales - NEW!
Rhythmic Lead Guitar
Guitar Reading Workbook
Barrett Tagliarino has been a full-time instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood since 1989. His books are popular choices for course syllabi at other universities, vocational, and high schools. Barrett's books are designed to get you playing the music you want with a clear understanding and no time wasted.
The same engaging and lucid teaching style in his books makes Barrett's classes at MI often fill to capacity with a waiting list. His current schedule includes Blues Level II, Guitar Heroes of the 60s and 70s, and Reading Level I. Barrett was Rock department head at Hohner MusikSchule in Vienna in 1995. His traveling work as a performer and clinician has taken him around the world.
Barrett has two CDs showcasing his rock guitar style with blues and jazz influences: "Throttle Twister" and "Moe's Art," both available here on amazon.com, and has made numerous guest recording contributions as an LA session guitarist.
Guitar magazines such as Guitar Edge, Guitar Player, and Guitar World have featured Barrett's full-length article contributions on technique, styles, and phrasing. He also works as an editor for the Hal Leonard Corporation, adding his knowledge and insight to books like "Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory," and Tom Kolb's "Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask."
You can find his latest works, video clips, free lessons, and blog posts at his website, www.monsterguitars.com, which he started in 1996.