Hi guys,

this might be interesting for some of you after all the talk about "solo guitar" in the forums:

"New Book by Jon Finn to be released in Feb. 2003

Jon's newest Book/CD package, "One Guitar, Many Styles" will be released by Mel Bay Publications by February of 2003. Their press release describes it this way: "Much of today's electric guitar centers on playing in a band. We learn the chords, the licks, the solos and sometimes a few of the lyrics. Seldom do we get a chance to play a song by ourselves from beginning to end without band mates or singing. This new book by Berklee faculty and renowned recording artist Jon Finn is a collection of pieces in a variety of musical styles written for unaccompanied solo electric guitar. Techniques covered include pick-and-fingers (reminiscent of Chet Atkins), Classical (adapted to electric guitar), Jazz, Blues, Pop, two-handed tapping (like Jennifer Batten or Stanley Jordan) and more. The music is accurately and painstakingly transcribed to match the recordings (included). It also includes pictures and detailed information about playing each piece, both from a technical and artistic point of view. If you want to widen your musical horizons while building up repertoire that you can perform by yourself, this book is for you."

( quoted from www.jonfinn.com )

I heard many good things about his first book, and it looked really good when I browsed through it really quick, so this might be another great release.
Also, the Jon Finn Group seems to be working on a new CD. If you havenīt heard "Wicked" and "Donīt Look So Serious" yet, I recommend to check it out

NP: Jordan Rudess- Feeding The Wheel ( feat. John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio... )