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Guitar Craft: A Brief Introductory Guide to Practice

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Limited Deluxe Edition

The book is available as a deluxe collector’s hardback edition with slipcase in just 23 numbered and signed copies. It is also available as an E-book.

This Guide is an introduction to the practice of Guitar Craft, as experienced by one of its exponents from the late 1990s. It includes details of its guiding principles and the activities that made up daily life in a European Guitar Craft house at that time. Such activities involve guitar practice and the daily routine – kitchen, cleaning, etc. – as well as personal ‘inner work’ through Themes. The key GC repertoire is presented along with details of the New Standard Tuning and developing a relation with the guitar. Various complementary exercises are set out.

 

Parallel Lives: The Biographies of Ralph McTell

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Parallel Lives offers an artistic biography of the English singer-songwriter Ralph McTell. It sets out an account of his own family background when growing up in post war Britain and his emergence as a significant musician as part of the folk boom of the later 1960s. As well as exploring numerous songs, it includes quotes from Ralph drawn from extended interviews with him. The book also includes a series of interludes that approach the nature of the creative individual from a socio-cultural, psychological and ‘spiritual’ perspective.

The paperback version is no longer available, but the eBook – following up on two sold out physical editions – is fully revised and includes a new Forward and Post-script.