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I had the original version of this and it's great to see it being published again. This is a book written by one of the best and most recorded players ever. Tommy Tedesco. You may not know his name, but you'd have been living on another planet never to have heard him many times - he's the most recorded film score player ever.

This book is all about how, in his own words, he played in Los Angeles studios almost every day; the work, his approach, get booked, how to get the job done, get along with other players and leaders, get paid, and generally how to have a successful career as a session player. He shows a whole lot of actual scores - the stuff as written - and how he approached some pretty sketchy outlines of what music directors would want him to do. The book is like sitting down the pub for a long session and having the greatest studio player tell you how to succeed, what to do, what to look out for as a player.

You won't find studio technicalities in this book, or which effects pedals, amps or guitars to buy. But if you are hoping to play in the business and keep your career going for decades, you owe it to yourself to read this book. (It's one of a new series from the Dale Zanek publishing house, now re printed by Alfred Publishing. These books became pretty much unavailable for 15 years so it's nice to see them back.)

You might also like top read Steve Morse's book about being a rock player and life on the road in his book Guitar One Presents Open Ears: A Journey Through Life with Guitar in Hand
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on 26 August 2013
Tedesco was the first call studio guitarist for many decades and was undeniably the most recorded guitarist in history.
This book provides a huge amount of information for the fledgling studio guitarist in a straight-talking "shoot-from-the-hip" style.
However it is not a dry instructional book and is doused with many anecdotes of Tedescos life as a top gun many of which are taken from his other book "Tommy Tedesco - Confessions of a Guitar Player".
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