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Arlen Roth's Masters Of The Telecaster, any love?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by ASATKat, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    The great Arlen Roth really out did himself with this book.

    History and influences on blues, country, R&B, and rock. (this was before jazz started to embrace the Tele).

    Great classic examples of all the great Telemasters

    Standard notation and tab plus 2 cds.

    Classic Tele licks from,
    Steve Cropper
    Cornell Dupree
    Roy Buchanan
    Albert Collins
    Muddy Waters
    Clarence White
    James Burton
    Danny Gatton
    Albert Lee
    Jerry Donahue
    Scotty Anderson
    Marty Stuart
    Vince Gill
    Jimmy Bryant
    Keith Ruchards
    Pete Townsend
    Andy Summers
    Jeff Beck
    Jimmy Page

    In my opinion, any Tele player that likes these players this book could be absolutely invaluable.

    https://books.google.com/books/abou...LkC&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button
     
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  2. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    Didn’t know he passed....?
    Loved his books and GP columns as a budding player
     
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  3. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Yep... I've worked my way (and picked out bits) from this masterpiece for years. It's great when you get 'stuck in a rut' for finding a way to pull you out.
     
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  4. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    I think I was mistaken, after researching I believe he's alive and well. Sorry
     
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  5. kbold

    kbold Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    One of my favourite music books - one I just keep going back to.
     
  6. gitarjoe

    gitarjoe Tele-Afflicted

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    any love? try plenty of love. studied with AR for 1 year, great player and teacher
     
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  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Pretty sure he still lives in/around Woodstock.
    I think there's a new record, too.
     
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    TeleBrew Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yep, I've had a copy of that book for years. Great stuff.
     
  10. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    In 1997 I bought two things in succession: a James Burton Standard Tele and Arlen's book.

    I still can't play like any of those guys in the book, though.
     
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  11. Pajama

    Pajama Tele-Meister

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    I love Arlen. A kid from NY who plays country guitar as well as anyone south of the Mason/Dixon Line. I have a cd of his that is wonderful, Landscapre. I also have a dvd and used to have one of his books.
     
  12. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    You must've been thinking of Hyman Roth.

    I have Arlen's book somewhere.
    I should dig it out this week.
    Time to help my practices along.
     
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  13. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Love the Telemasters album. Been playing it quite a bit since I got it. Makes me want to take my guitars out back, throw 'em in a pile and set the whole works on fire though. I'll never even sniff that level of playing but it sure is enjoyable to listen to.

    Guess I need to get that book too. Maybe I can read better than I play.
     
  14. Jerry J

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    Great book and I love the fact that he had the custom shop paint a guitar in Tahitian Coral after his '58 Buick Roadmaster.
     
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    historicus146 Tele-Afflicted

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    Some of the samplings on that web site noted....VERY good stuff
     
  16. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Great player/educator!
    I “stole” some of my favorite faux steel licks from Mr. Roth.
     
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    RCinMempho Friend of Leo's

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    My copy knows more than I do.
     
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    GorgeousTones Tele-Meister

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    Heck yah! Fantastic resource that's been overlooked imo..
     
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    If anybody is looking for digital versions of the book or CDs, let me know.
     
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    I tried to find a hard copy but no luck, been out of print for years
     
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