Wolf Marshall


Jazz performance, guitar



B.A. Music, UCLA

Wolf Marshall is internationally acclaimed as both a guitarist and educator. Through his many products and publications, Marshall has gained a worldwide following and has been listened to on his recordings by legions of aspiring fretboard enthusiasts.

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. Not only does he perform the most challenging licks of players like Pat Martino, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and many others on his best-selling book/CD packages, but he explains and demonstrates their special techniques and approaches to the guitar.

Wolf set the standard 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 which continues today. His 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.

Wolf is a highly respected music author, contributing long-running articles and columns to Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician (Guitar), Guitar School, Vintage Guitarand Jazz Improv since 1984. Wolf also created, served as editor-in-chief, and, for three years, managed the content of Wolf Marshall’s GuitarOne, a major music magazine which embodies Wolfe's personal approach to the instrument.