If you want to be a serious rock guitarist and sound authentic, there are some things you simply must know. What would a Metallica riff be without the palm mute? Or how would a Van Halen solo sound without the tapping? Can you imagine hearing a version of Z.Z. Top's Tush or Joe Walsh's Life's Been Good without that signature slide guitar? Essential Rock Guitar Techniques teaches you all of these skills with carefully crafted exercises and inspiring musical examples, nearly all of which are featured on the accompanying CD. If you're tired of faking through your favorite rock songs because you've always neglected to learn that one special technique, you need this book. Stop skipping over the intricate details andstart sounding like a seasoned professional! The accompanying CD contai ns 96 tracks with over 275 examples.