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Preston Reed
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
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A virtuostic all instrumental solo acoustic guitar recording.


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All Artists: Preston Reed
Title: Metal
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Solid Air
Original Release Date: 8/29/1995
Re-Release Date: 10/2/1998
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614145950122


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A virtuostic all instrumental solo acoustic guitar recording.

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I know how he does it, and I'm even more blown away.
J. G. Heiser | Sunninghill, Berks | 04/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first learned about Preston at the National Guitar Summer Workshop where he was one of the instructors. I think everyone there was completely enthralled--both the guitar students and our non-player spouses alike.Its hard to describe, but Preston has created a unique approach to the acoustic guitar. There are other players who tap on the fretboard with both hands, but nobody has taken it to the extremes that Preston has. He creates incredibly complex polyrythmic grooves by tapping, sliding, and hitting the sides & soundboard of his guitar. It might sound a bit gimmicky, but it is totally compelling to listen to. He rocks.After attending a class with Preston every day for a week, several of the other students could actually play a bit of "Tribe." At least it had started to make sense. To actually make a living creating and performing this music, though, I think you need more than a little genius--perhaps a slightly mad form of genius. Not very many have the multi-tasking brain necessary to create such an intricate solo performance.It's more percussive than melodic--the groove is the message. If that doesn't make sense to you, it will after you've listened to this exceptional performer."
J. Ober | 01/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Guitar and percussion comming from one man on an acoustic guitar. AMAZING"
100% Innovation and Invention.
Robert Lunte | Seattle, WA USA | 10/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply put, Preston Reed has invented a level of tapping & two handed technique on the acoustic guitar that is completely original.There have been players in the past that have tapped and used two hand fretting, but Reed has taken this technique to new levels with great success. Frankly, it really has a lot of rhythm and is genius, awesome.He IS THE REIGNING KING OF two-handed, tapping on guitar right now...This CD is simply amazing, you've never hear anything like this before. If you ever get a chance to see him play his guitar with this technique in a live setting, go see it, it "smacks" at surrealism and "freak show" at times. You cant believe what your seeing...Like I said its amazing....Preston Reed has truly taken the guitar and is "doing it his way...."."