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Dan McAvinchey is a composer/guitarist living in Raleigh, NC.

He believes every musician or composer has the power to release their own record.


His CD release on Guitar Nine was entitled "Guitar Haus".

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Books That Help You Play It Like It Is

It can save a lot of time to learn the exact notes to your favorite riffs and solos from a guitar tabulature book, and you won't have to put wear and tear on your CDs and cassettes. There are some excellent books out there with dead-accurate transcriptions of some of the most popular guitar-based music. Check out some of my personal favorites below. Good luck!

Note: All books reviewed may be purchased through our association with Amazon.com Books -- simply click on the book cover to order.


Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien

By: Andy Aledort

This play-it-like-it-is folio showcases Satriani's incredible guitar technique. Features ten songs, including Always With Me Always With You, Circles, Crushing Day, Echo, Hill Of The Skull, Ice 9, Lords Of Karma, Midnight and Satch Boogie. Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, ©1988, 149 pp.


Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream

By: Jeff Jacobson

Guitar tabulature from Satriani's 1990 groundbreaking album, featuring both instrumental and vocal classics such as the title track and Can't Slow Down, Mystical Potato Head Groove, Headless, Strange, I Believe, One Big Rush, Big Bad Moon, The Feeling, Day At The Beach, Back To The Shalla-Bal, Ride, The Forgotten, Bells Of Lal, Into The Light and The Phone Call. Prentice-Hall, ©1990, 170 pp.


Dixie Dregs - Full Circle

By: Cherry Lane Books

The matching folio to the Dregs 1994 studio album, after twelve years of solo projects, featuring the incredible Steve Morse on guitar. Selections include Aftershock, Perpetual Reality, Calcutta, Goin' To Town, Pompous Circumstances, Sleeveless In Seattle, Yeolde, Ionized, Good Intentions and Shapes Of Things. Cherry Lane Books, ©1995, 150 pp.

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