Ten songs for acoustic guitar that sound like they've been written for Aerosmith, Celine dion, Metallica, Alanis Morissette, etc. You can either expand your solo repertoire by playing the etudes unaccompanied, or play along with the tracks on the enclosed CD and get valuable experience practicing in a band situation. For each etude, the author includes preliminary technical exercises for the right and left hands to help eliminate any technical difficulties you may encounter. For the more adventurous or advanced player, the author provides the scales or notes from the songs which can be used for improvisation. Slowly played, these studies could be the first solo pieces for someone who has been playing guitar for a few years. Those who have been playing longer can have fun with improvisation and chordal accompaniment. In notation and tablature. ©2001, 88 pages. Book & CD.