Shawn Persinger: The 50 Greatest Guitar Books

The 50 Greatest Guitar Books by Shawn Persinger: For Immediate Release

Announcing the new guitar book from Guitarist, Writer, and Educator Shawn Persinger a.k.a. Prester John

The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is both an indispensable reference and one of the finest tutorial books ever penned. You’ll find insightful commentaries and more than 100 individually tailored guitar lessons – in all styles – that will provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced players with a lifetime of knowledge, insight, and inspiration.

Unlike any other guitar method, The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is part guitar instruction, part music appreciation, and part literary criticism. Persinger delivers as much practical musical content as he does analysis and educated insight.

Includes contributions from legendary guitarists and educators:

Rik Emmett, Henry Kaiser, Steve Kaufman, Wolf Marshall, Tim Sparks, and many more.

Featuring More than 100 Stylized Guitar Lessons

Chord Voicings, Arpeggios, Two-Handed Tapping, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Walking Bass Lines, Improvisation, and much more.

Featuring All Styles

Blues, Classical, Funk, Metal, Rock, Jazz, World, Ragtime, Flamenco, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Pop, Latin, Fingerpicking, Country, Fusion, and more

Includes Free mp3 Downloads

About the author: Shawn Persinger, a.k.a. Prester John, has written articles, features, and lessons for Guitar Player, Frets and Taylor Guitar's Wood & Steel. He is a faculty member of Guitar Intensives in Bar Harbor, ME; The Center for Creative Youth in Middletown, CT; and has served on the faculty at The National Guitar Workshop. Persinger has been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar Shop, Guitar World, Relix, Jazziz, and Premier Guitar. In 2004, Acoustic Guitar magazine named his solo recording The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar one of the best CDs of the year. And his 2010 CD Desire for a Straight Line (with mandolinist David Miller) was included on the Grammy nomination ballot for ""Best Contemporary Jazz Recording.