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Welcome Vai Academy Guests!June 20, 2016 at 9:18 am in reply to: Thank you Curtis Fornadley:) Please we need the Tone Wizards Book 2! #310
Thank you for posting. For many years I have had the same experience – where the passion has become a basic need.
What you have written about your experience is great! I would be most grateful if you could post a book review on Amazon or Apple etc.
We first met Curtis Fornadley at one of our Guitar Superstar competitions. He has turned his quest for tone into a cool book where he picks the brains of players and builders to try to figure out what makes great tone great. Interviews include Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, John Suhr, Carl Verheyen, Bob Bradshaw, Joe Satriani, and others. Come on, tone freaks!
The April issue of Guitar Player Magazine has a nice highlight of the Tone Wizards book. Check it out on page 16
Thanks for the great review!
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Thanks for posting. It is great to hear from readers bout their thoughts and experiences. “reducing my sense of isolation as a guitar player” This makes a lot of sense, I can relate to this as well. We all struggle with certain aspects of music and guitar, even the famous musicians we grow up listening to and learning from. The interviews touch that human element of these shared experiences and challenges.
Hey, If you post a review on Amazon or Apple etc. I will send you a free TW T-shirt, M, L and XL sizes. Just post the link to the review here.
I had some reports of the paperback version being back ordered on Amazon. Here is the latest:
Amazon has placed the orders and is waiting to receive the stock to fulfill the orders. Once the stock is received there will be e-mails sent by Amazon that the orders are being fulfilled. Amazon is showing a date of 9/27 to show In Stock, however, it could be before.
There is currently an issue with paperbacks shipping from UK Amazon. The publisher is working on this and expects it to be resolved in 7-14 days
Tone Wizards is #1 in Amazon’s New Releases in Guitar!
Paperbacks start shipping from Amazon today
Page 266 Joe Satriani’s introduction should read “Surfing with the Alien”
Dam! I should have caught that, thanks Jim W.
- This reply was modified 6 years, 8 months ago by cfornadley.
Official Press release:
New Tone Wizards Book Explores Optimum Sound with Elite Guitarists
As a guitarist, Curtis Fornadley has spent much of his life pushing his limits and searching for great tone. In his new book Tone Wizards: Interviews with Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus on the Quest for the Ultimate Sound, Curtis gains feedback on tone nirvana and the elusive chase from esteemed individuals in the guitar community, both guitar players and the craftsmen that invent and reinvent the tools of the trade. By independently funding the project on his own, Curtis was able to conduct honest and unbiased conversations revealing the similarities and differences in players’ approaches to the guitar and their tone. The book is available in print and eBook formats at all online bookstores including Amazon and iTunes.
Throughout the book, Curtis is given some interesting morsels of reflection from the interviewees pursuit of tone such as “Style is a reflection of your own creative instincts, but tone, the way you play it, can be changed” from Steve Vai. Joe Bonamassa added “There is a very symbiotic relationship between the amp, the guitar, and the sound.” Going deeper, Joe Satriani stated, “The average person is hearing not only the sound part of tone, but they are also being influenced by the vibrato and the intonation.” And as if to hint that maybe ultimate tone is truly never achieved, Peter Frampton gave this to think about: “I think tones and playing do become dated, but everyone’s moving on, all the time.”
Curtis Fornadley was born and raised in southern California where he began playing the guitar at the age of 11. As a solo artist, he has released multiple albums and was a finalist in Guitar Player magazines “Guitar Superstar Competition.” Curtis continues to write and release his own music in addition to composing music for film and TV.
The interviewees include the following:
Ronan Chris Murphy
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