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Voted Best Guitarist in North East Emergenza Finals !!!

     From the Official
     Emergenza Music Festival website:
"4Deep ended the show with the most amazing guitar riffs of the show as their guitarist took the award for Best Guitarist in Philadelphia..."
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Welcome to my Website. My intent is to share thoughts and ideas. You will find in the next few pages several transcriptions of Classical and Jazz pieces for the guitar, ideas and philosophies on music and the guitar in addition to information on myself and my band "SMOKE". Also there are many songs posted here from my own personal catalog of material as well as from the band.

If you are interested in purchasing a SMOKE CD, one of my solo instrumental CDs or any guitar transcriptions, please e mail me at jim@jamesangelucci.com.

I am taking on more students so if you are interested in studying privately or would like a group session or workshop please e-mail me for details. If you are in the Philadelphia area or surrounding suburbs, contact me for rates and availability. I also conduct lessons via the internet.

I have a NEW book available entitled:

Practices for the Aspiring Guitarist

This book contains information concerning Modes and the real theory behind them (that includes chordal aspect often overlooked) and how to use them. Major, minor, diminshed, whole tone, pentatonic/blues and other scale positions, major and minor arpeggios, as well as 13th chord arpeggios, methods of sweep picking, techniques on altenate picking, string skipping and complete transcriptions of Paganini's caprice # 1, 5 and 16, Dont's apreggio study in Em (see the audio section of this web site, a real arpeggio sweeping shred fest) and the John Coltrane classic "Giant Steps" (both chord/melody and the solo). There is also a chordal section going through basic bar chords, every string grouping of 6th and 7th chords, as well as how to construct 9th, 11th and 13th chords from a 7th chord or diminshed chord. This book is aimed at giving the intermediate to advanced guitarist the tools to shred; and basically RIP. It seems that the current wave of books on the guitar only give a partial view on the instrument that usually leaves the guitarist unsatisfied, and not attaining the information they wanted. This book hopefully solves that. Despite the section on chords, this book was written to improve your technique, speed and overall soloing ability. In closing this book can be used if you play Rock, Metal, Jazz, Blues, and even Neo Classical. It approaches the guitar as the versatile instrument it is, and the information and tools can be applied to almost any genre.

The book with all the transcriptions is $20 (plus shipping and handling).

For ordering information, please e-mail me at jim@jamesangelucci.com

For further information on myself, please check out The Story So Far...

- James Angelucci