The truth about Arlen Roth is: This is one amazing human being!
Here is a man who has prominently played along side such
greats as Ry Cooder, Paul Simon (Solo), Bob Dylan, John Prine,
Don Mclean, Janis Ian, Duane Eddy, Phoebe Snow, Rick Wakeman,
Eric Andersen, Tony Bird, Steve Goodman, Simon & Garfunkel
(together), Art Garfunkel (Solo), Pete Seeger, and just about
every other famous giant of guitars and music.
We still havent got to why he is such an amazing human
being. And it isnt just because he has stunned audiences
time and again by masterfully performing practically every style
of guitar playing there is. It has nothing to do with the fact
that the first album he ever made won the Montreaux Critics Award
for Best Instrumental Album of the Year (1978). It doesnt
even have to do with his creating and playing the guitar parts
in the movie, Crossroads, or directing all the guitar scenes
of that movie.
What sets Arlen apart in a world of those who make it BIG is
that he unselfishly helps countless others learn to be exceptional
as well. For years hes been generously teaching his secrets
for playing the numerous guitar styles he has so well mastered.
Arlen Roths dedication to uplifting the experience of guitar
players everywhere includes his being the top columnist for Guitar
Player Magazine from 1982-1992. And he has sold more than a million
of his 10 best-selling books on music. But that pales to the
millions of video tapes, and now DVDs, he has sold being an evangelist
for others personal best.
Arlen uses Dean Markley Alchemy GoldPhos and NickelSteel
Electric Light strings.
Arlen Roth said about Alchemy:
Well, I finally whipped a set of those GoldPhos on my old
Gibson J-185, (the one on the cover of my latest acoustic cd),
and the thing just came to life! Great tone, excellent feel for
bending, crystalline harmonics, and great sustain!
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