Guitar Garden

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Guitar Garden is an instrumental progressive rock band led by American guitarist and music journalist Pete Prown (b. 1963).

Guitar Garden's latest album is Secret Space (2006), inspired by the many progressive rock and jazz-rock bands of the 1970s, such as Yes, ELP, and Mahavishnu Orchestra, as well as contemporary acts like The Flower Kings. It featured Prown on lead guitar, keyboards, guitar synthesizer, and samples, plus former editor-in-chief of Guitar Magazine Rich Maloof (b. 1966) on acoustic-fingerstyle and electric guitars. Guitar Garden's music has also been featured on NPR's Morning Edition radio program.[citation needed]

Guitar Garden's 2005 album, CHINA ROSE, featured a World-pop Progressive rock style. The CD contained a combination of guitars and inventive keyboard parts, with hip-hop grooves and Asian motifs. Prown also released a surf rock guitar album in 2009 called "Guitar Safari" by Sir Clive & the Raging Cartographers.

Of his guitar approach, Prown notes, "Besides the traditional acoustic and electric guitars that Rich Maloof and I play on the album, I sometimes use guitar synthesizers at times to create unique sounds," he adds. "Listen to 'Cloudburst,' where the main solo features acoustic guitar and acoustic piano in perfect unison. That's because I used the guitar synth to double my guitar lines - in real time - with a piano patch."[citation needed]

"There's also a clear distinction between my guitar style and Rich's, which helps broaden our scope. I come from a rock, fusion and blues guitar background, where Rich is fabulous acoustic fingerstyle player--you can hear that in the solos to 'Erhu' and 'China Rose.'"[citation needed]

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