Chapters include Background, Technique, Effects, Harmony, Rhythm and Arrangement.
Denver, Colorado. His interest in guitar began with his exposure to pop
music on the radio. Soon, the Chicago Blues became a passion through the
work of Otis Rush, B.B. King, Paul Butterfield and Buddy Guy. In high
school, he played in bands covering pop and soul classics, James Brown
and other dance material.
Later, Bill studied music at the University of
Northern Colorado before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston
where he studied with John Damian, Herb Pomeroy and Michael Gibbs. In
1978, Frisell moved for a year to Belgium where he concentrated on
writing music. In this period, he toured with Michael Gibbs and first recorded with German bassist Eberhard
Weber. Bill moved to the New York City area in 1979 and stayed until 1989. He now lives in Seattle.