Books & Videos
Books & Videos



Check out a sample lesson from the book.

Also available from Guitar Center, Audiophile Imports, and Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Carl’s Newest Release:
Rock/Fusion Improvising by Mel Bay

Carl bridges the gap between rock and jazz with in depth chapters on “Intervallic Harmony” and “The Four Scales You Should Know”

Over 75 examples and play-along tracks featuring Dennis Chambers, John Thomakos and Steve Zerlin

Carl reveals licks, technique and concepts currently used by jazz, fusion, and jam band artists

For the intermediate to advanced rock player who wants to explore the world of jazz, fusion, or the current jam band scene

BUY IT TODAY— Books are $15.00 + Shipping & Handling
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Play Acoustic cover

Compiled by musician and journalist Dave Hunter, Play Acoustic includes chapters by specialists such as Rikky Rooksby, Kari Bannerman, Nestor Garcia, and Carl Filipiak.

This book and cd package covers more than a dozen styles of playing, loads of techniques, a whole range of alternative tunings and radical chord progressions, the history of the steel-string guitar and its makers, and masses of exercises. Visit for more details.

Carl now officially endorses Fender guitars and amplifiers.


Guitar: A Complete Guide for the Player:

Hot off the press, this beautiful comprehensive 240 page book
blends detailed instruction with
the colorful history of the the instrument and its masters.

Carl is a contributing writer
for the chapter on jazz guitar.
Email Carl for information on
how to get your hands on this definitive volume.



Drumset Styles Encyclopedia by John Thomakos

New from Mel Bay — Drumset Styles Encyclopedia: An Introduction to Essential Styles/Time-Feels for the Modern Drummer by John Thomakos. John as been with my band for many years and here’s what Dennis Chambers has to say:

“It gives me great honor and pleasure to say this book is one of the greatest books that I have had the chance to check out. Congratulations John!  Job well done.”  Dennis Chambers

Order your copy here.



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