Doug Young is an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a long history as both a solo performer and in bands playing everything from rock to big band jazz, Doug now focuses on defining his own voice as an instrumentalist, creating compositions and arrangements that emphasize melody, tone, and phrasing.
Doug is the author of the best-selling Mel Bay instructional book, Understanding DADGAD: For Fingerstyle Guitar. He is a Contributing Editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and has had his music published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He is also the author of Acoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials, from String Letter Publishing. As a frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar, Doug is well known for his instructional articles, reviews, and interviews with many of today’s most accomplished guitarists, including Tommy Emmanuel, Laurence Juber, Pierre Bensusan, Pete Huttlinger, Andy McKee, Peter Finger, and many more.
Doug is also an experienced recording engineer who has taught workshops on recording for solo guitarists. His recent projects include recording and mixing Anton Emery’s debut CD, Noone Lasses, and engineering tracks for Steve Baughman’s Life in Prism.
Laurel Mill, 2003 Understanding DADGAD, Mel Bay
Closing Time, 2011 Acoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials, String Letter Publishing
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