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Monday, 22 February 2016

Frank Zappa: Shut Up ’N Learn His Guitar Techniques

By no stretch of the imagination could Frank Zappa be considered your average, everyday guitar hero.

Sure, he possessed a capacity for blinding speed and could zoom around the fretboard with abandon. But it was his unique approach to guitar solos in general that made him such an iconoclast.

Brimming with sophisticated motifs and convoluted rhythms, Zappa’s extended excursions are more akin to symphonies than they are to guitar solos. In retrospect, it was only Frank Zappa’s incomparable talent as a composer/bandleader/music visionary that overshadowed his guitar-playing prowess.


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Frank Zappa is considered to be one of the most influential rock musicians of the late twentieth century. Between the start of his career in the late fifties and his death in 1993 he recorded and rele..




On September 19, 1985, Frank Zappa testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music organizati..

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