Rediscovering the Passion for Guitar

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Author’s newly published book is an informative read guitar players will enjoy

Author Tom Russ brings the love of guitar into the front with the release of his newly published book, Four Guitars (More or Less). Those who enjoy guitars and playing the guitar will find this a good and interesting read.

Four Guitars (More or Less) is part memoir and part exposition of the modern handmade acoustic guitar. Like so many baby boomers, the author took up playing the guitar again after several decades only to discover the instrument all over again but with a deeper and richer appreciation than in his youth. This book chronicles the relearning to play music but really discovering the guitar for the first time. In searching for the variations in guitars caused by different combinations of musical woods, the author embarks on a series of guitar tastings among guitar players that reveal more than expected. The lessons learned go beyond the melody and tempo to more subtle appreciation of the relationships between players and their instruments, the beauty and character of handcrafted instruments and the luthiers that build them.

This book is an appreciation of the guitar in general and the relationship with Four Guitars (More or Less) in particular.

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About the Author
Tom Russ is a professor of Environmental Science and Technology and a student of the acoustic guitar. He lives in southern Maryland and the Finger Lakes area of New York with his wife, three dogs, and a cat.

Four Guitars * by Tom Russ
(More or Less)
Publication Date: February 17, 2011
Trade Paperback; $10.00; 107 pages; 978-1-4568-5878-0
Trade Hardback; $20.00; 107 pages; 978-1-4568-5879-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5880-3

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