Wolf Marshall is a unique hybrid. He is internationally acclaimed as both a guitarist and educator. Through his many products and publications, Wolf has gained an enormous worldwide following and status usually accorded only to “famed players” in “name bands,” and has been listened to on his recordings by more aspiring fretboard enthusiasts than most so-called guitar heroes.

Wolf has been rightfully nicknamed the “Rich Little of Guitar.” He is the leading “impressionist” in the industry, emulating, on record, the styles of the greats with unerring accuracy. And not only does he perform the most challenging licks and tricks of players like Pat Martino, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and countless others on his best-selling book/CD packages, but he explains and demonstrates their special techniques and approaches to legions of guitar students globally.

Wolf set the standards for modern guitar education in the 1980s. Then, his innovative transcription books, audio “licks” releases (on Star Licks, Music Sales, and Cherry Lane labels), and videos created the basis for an industry that continues to boom today and shows no signs of abating. He is also a highly respected music author, contributing long-running articles and columns to Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician (Guitar), Guitar School, Guitar Edge and Jazz Improv since 1984. Wolf’s regular column “Fretprints” has run every month in Vintage Guitar for the past ten years. Moreover, music magazines in France, Germany and Holland as well as domestic newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have interviewed him.

Wolf Marshall’s GuitarOne was another milestone. Never before in history had a major music magazine borne the name and likeness of an individual or embodied one’s personal approach to the instrument in its pages. Wolf created the format, served as its editor-in-chief and managed the magazine’s content in its first three years.

Wolf’s personal approach to instruction is fully exploited in the Wolf Marshall Guitar Method and Power Studies. This comprehensive eight-volume, book/audio series (Hal Leonard Publishing) is considered by his peers, and those who follow his teachings, to be the absolute state-of-the-art in contemporary guitar music education.
Recommended by Kenny Burrell, Wolf has been on the faculty of the UCLA Jazz Department since 2007. He teaches Jazz Improvisation and guitar master classes in the Ethnomusicology section of the university.

In the past, Wolf has worked closely with a number of manufacturers, and featured their instruments prominently on his recorded releases and in public performances. He has endorsed, and been endorsed by, prestigious companies such as Fender Musical Instruments, Heritage Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, Gibson USA, Martin Guitars, Paul Reed Smith, Jim Dunlop, Acoustic Image, Raezer’s Edge, National Resophonic, and Dobro, as well as Takamine, Thomastik-Infeld, Kahler, Akai, Gemini and Digitech.

Wolf Marshall Discography

Guitar signature licks series (with CD: Hal Leonard)
Best of Jazz Guitar
Best of Wes Montgomery
Best of George Benson
Best of Charlie Christian
Best of Pat Martino
Best of Joe Pass
Best of Grant Green
Best of Kenny Burrell (September 2009 release)
Best of Barney Kessel (2009 release)

Blues Guitar Classics
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Guitar Style of Stevie Ray Vaughan
B.B. King: The Definitive Collection
The Essential Albert King 
Eric Clapton: Unplugged
Best of Cream
Best of Carlos Santana

The Guitars of Elvis
The Beatles Favorites
The Beatles Hits
Best of the Beatles: Acoustic Guitar
The Beatles Bass
The Rolling Stones
Best of Queen
The Guitar Style of Mark Knopfler
The Doors
Best of the Police
The Beach Boys: The Definitive Collection
Pink Floyd: Early Classics
Aerosmith: 1973-1979
Aerosmith: 1979-1998
Eric Johnson
Guitar Instrumental Hits
Best of Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic Guitar of the 60s and 70s
Acoustic Guitar of the 80s and 90s
Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time
Guitar Riffs of the 60s
Guitar Riffs of the 70s
George Lynch (out of print)

Other book-CDs by Wolf Marshall
Giant Steps for Guitar (2009, Hal Leonard)
Stuff! Good Guitar Players Should Know (2008, Hal Leonard)

The Wolf Marshall Guitar Method (Hal Leonard)
Basics 1
Basics 2
Basics 3
Advanced Concepts & Techniques

Power Studies (Hal Leonard)
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3

Guitar Jammin’ (Hal Leonard)
Classic Blues
50s and 60s Rock
70s Rock
Hard Rock

101 Must-Know Series (Hal Leonard)
101 Must-Know Rock Licks
101 Must-Know Blues Licks
101 Must-Know Jazz Licks

Guitar Trax (Cherry Lane Music)

Guitar’s Practicing Musicians, Volume III (Guitar Recordings)
“Rainbow Roll (Extra Spicy)”

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (Columbia-Tristar)
Original film score music

Keith Richards: Under Review (2007, documentary)


Original Series (Music Sales)
Randy Rhoads
Gary Moore
Angus Young
David Gilmour
Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck

Videos and DVDs
Lead Guitar (Hal Leonard)
Beginning Lead Guitar Power Builder (Star Licks)
Yngwie Malmsteen (Star Licks)
Billy Sheehan on Bass (Cherry Lane)
Billy Sheehan Bass Secrets (Cherry Lane)
Lead Guitar: Complete Guide to Soloing (Hal Leonard)


More available upon request, email Wolf@wolfmarshall.com