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Hear what the critics are saying about Eric's Music:

My Compliments CD:

"I really enjoyed it." (This CD) "...reminds me of some of the old duets of Kress, etc..." Ed Benson Editor, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

"Nice Job. I especially liked In a Mist." Bob Sneider, Guitar Instructor Eastman School of Music

"Shades of Kress and McDonough. Triple nice!" Steve Greene, Recording Artist

"Pretty cool, pretty complex, too. The real deal.   I like what I heard."  Wayne Wesley Johnson, Recording Artist/Producer

"The playing is great. Great choice of tunes too." Rich Severson, President, Guitar College, former GIT instructor

"Loved the feel and approaches very creative." Frank Markavich, Musician/Educator/Writer

"The playing is quite strong, the tempos are just right.  Very tight, the synergy between the two is obvious, a hard thing to accomplish in this time of pick-up bands.  Those Strombergs really sound great too, lots of tonal and dynamic range.  The recording itself was really nicely done as well, love the pictures of the guitars and glassesstruck me very funny."  Jody Fisher, Author/Educator/Performer

"Very enjoyable and a treat to hear the archtop and archtop duo sound being kept alive." Jerry Krahn Jazz Recording Artist


Conversations With My Strings CD:

"Conversations is Wonderful, a world class performance."  Jerry Krahn Performing Artist

"Beautiful solo acoustic guitar."  The Hartford Advocate

"...One of the funkiest acoustic guitarists in Rochester." Free Time Magazine
Rochester, NY


Charlie Parker Transcriptions for Guitar (Two Book Set):

A great workout! Nicely presented and easy to follow, even though this is not easy stuff to play. The tab is logical and the most important thing for guitar players trying to do this stuff. These are books to come back to every day. The two volume set by Eric Elias (Transcriptions of Charlie Parker) is worth a lot as exercises, a study in Charlie Parker and as reference books." Frank Forte, Guitarist/Writer

"I found these books to be very accurate in their capturing of the intricacies of Parkers work... The melodies are dead-on and the notation/tab are clear and easy to read and understand When looked at in Erics books the guitarist can see clearly how Parker constructed a solo Eric has taken the drudgery out of learning these tunes so that the player can focus on both learning and having fun!" Frank Markavich, Guitarist/Instructor/Writer


Fundamental of Jazz Guitar Improvisation:

"This book presents the necessary material in a logical, well thought-out manner.  One can tell that a lot of time and care went into the writing of this book.  A welcome addition to the arsenal in the fight against jazz guitar illiteracy." Joe Carter, Performer/Educator

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