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Fingerstyle Guitar Masterpieces [With CD]
Fingerstyle Guitar Masterpieces [With CD]
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Edition: Paperback

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stand out acoustic, 28 Mar 2008
This is of little use to the beginner, but with a little experience and dedication the songs in here are fantastic and if asked to play in front of friends, at a party or more, any of these would more than impress.

Technically, as it's all acoustic, it is not too demanding. It is the finger positions, the smooth transitions and phrasing that will make or the break the song, and all that requires is practise.

From a song selection point of view, the genres covered are wide. So upon listening to the CD only a few stood out for me. With further listening they all offer something unique and I want to learn everyone!

This is number 5 in the series, I'm just about to buy another one from this range.

Two Thumbs up.
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The Best Smooth Jazz Ever...!
The Best Smooth Jazz Ever...!
Offered by Mattpuss
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Might not be traditional jazz buuuuuuut......, 24 Mar 2007
If you're looking for a chilled out, well produced CD that's full of absolute classics and ideal for relaxing whilst drinking a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, or at the dinner table with friends, this is the one for you. 70 Songs of cool music.

If you're looking for a traditional Jazz CD then try Miles Davis 'The Birst of Cool' because my God that's a great one.

From the very funky 'Rose Rouge' to the standard classics of Nat King Cole it has songs to suit every taste of the genre.

It's like one of those 'Music to watch the girls go by' albums.

Buy it for your collection, listen to it because it's a total crowd pleaser.


The Best Recipe
The Best Recipe
by America's Test Kitchen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.28

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent reasoning, fantastic food, 14 July 2006
This review is from: The Best Recipe (Hardcover)
You're looking for a decent cook book that offers something that stands out from the hundreds of titles on offer.

This book, in my humble opinion, is awesome because as a young aspiring chef with basic culinary skills and a thirst for knowledge, it offers everything I need.

Almost every immediately recognisable dish we love and enjoy on a daily basis is in here. The only difference is they have painstakingly cooked away and tested to scientific accuracy the best way to pull it off.

Written in a casual yet insightful manner the author goes through blunders and successes to explain WHY you should do what the book suggests without ever being condescending.

The amount of content is staggering and I found it very, very interesting and my level of cooking has gone from (in all honesty) zero to almost hero.

There isn't 5 hours of preparation to these meals. They have been designed to be cooked by someone with a life outside the kitchen but a sheer love for good food.

Only downside is it's written for an American audience of course, thus there are references to American manufactures and produce companies. But let's face it, if that's the only qualm they must have done something right!!

In brief: Easy instructions, intelligent reasoning and absolutely fantastic food. Add to Basket.


Essential Rock Anthems
Essential Rock Anthems
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £3.89

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not like the Driving Albums, 23 Sep 2005
This review is from: Essential Rock Anthems (Audio CD)
Tired of buying the same 'Driving Rock' CD with a different cover and different song order I was looking for something a bit different. I was pleasantly suprised as not only are there a lot of songs on here I have never heard, it's a little heavier than most of the Rock albums I own without going into the metal side of things.
There's a couple of all time classics which are on every rock album going, namely Paranoid and Ace of Spades but I suppose 'you can't have a rock album without.....'
My Current Favorite is the funky head bopping All roads lead to you by the Little Angels. I have only had the CD for a week now so that'll soon change as there's plenty of new stuff on here.
Over all there is a good mix of some great rock without clinging to too many of the 'used and abused' classic anthems.


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