The Composer's Guide to the Electric Guitar is an essential book for composers, arrangers, and electric guitarists. It is the only book on the market that provides in-depth coverage on how to compose for all aspects of the electric guitar. The book provides notation for all standard plectrum performance practices, harmonics, and extended techniques. It compares the key components that distinguish common types of electric guitars. There is also significant information about sound processors and how they affect the guitar's tone and timbre. The book comes with a compact disc that provides audio corresponding to the music examples. This is a valuable book for composers of any musical genre. It also makes a great reference book for electric guitarists who wish to have the complete profile of their instrument.