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  • The Complete Book of Alternate Tunings

    Includes hundreds of guitar tunings in all styles from folk to celtic to rock. Scales, chord fingerings, in-depth descriptions of over one dozen tunings. Comprehensive artist listing includes Martin Simpson, Paul Simon, John Renbourn, Christopher Parkening, Baden Powell, Pierre Bensusan, Leo Kottke and many, many more.

    SKU: AM1949
    £17.99
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  • The Guitar Grimoire: Scales and Modes

    the most complete book on scales and modes ever written. An Encyclopedia with over 6,000 diagrams, charts and graphs. Complete explanation of all 5, 6, 7 and 8 tone scales and modes. The essential volume for every guitarist's library.

    SKU: AM1950
    £20.49
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  • The Guitar Grimoire: Chords and Voicings

    Every chord of every key and mode is presented With thousands of diagrams and charts. Includes polychords, chord substitutions, inversions and moveable voicing's. This indispensable volume belongs in every guitarist's library.

    SKU: AM1951
    £19.49
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  • Latin American Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar



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    John Zaradin is a gifted performer both in jazz and in the field of classical guitar. He is especially knowledgeable in the wide and diverse world of Latin American guitar styles. This book contains six solos based on the rumba rhythm and six solos in the bossa-samba mode. Each solo reflects the vitality, rhythm and improvisationary nature of th...

    SKU: AM1954
    £12.95
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  • Eight Preludes

    'Musing', 'Desire', 'Doubt', 'Frustration', 'Anger', 'Regret', 'Solitude', 'Elation'. For solo guitar.

    SKU: AM1958
    £12.55
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  • Pájaros de Primavera

    For solo guitar.

    SKU: AM1971
    £6.49
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  • Art of the Shuffle for Guitar



    This method book explores shuffle, boogie and swing rhythms for guitar. It covers Delta, country, Chicago, Kansas City, Texas, New Orleans, West Coast and bebop blues. Also includes companion CD for demonstration of each style and to jam along with.

    SKU: AM1985
    £16.95
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  • Rhythmic Training

    A continuation of 'Basic rhythmic Training', this collection of progressive rhythmic drills is designed to increase a music student's proficiency in executing and understanding rhythm. The exercises begin very simply and proceed to more complex meters, beat divisions and polyrhythm's. The book can be used as a supplement to any method, or as a d...

    SKU: AM1990
    £8.50
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  • Fretboard Roadmaps



    This book will show you how to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key; play a variety of lead guitar styles; play chords and progressions anywhere on the fretboard; expand your chord vocabulary and learn to think musically, the way the professionals do. Each chapter presents a pattern and shows you how to use it, along with p...

    SKU: AM1994
    £9.95
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  • Blues for Guitar



    If you could fuse the styles of Michael Bloomfield, Albert Collins and B.B. King, you'd begin to understand the tasty touch of Robben Ford. Through his hotline demonstrations and analysis, he gives you an uncommon look inside his magical style.

    SKU: AM1996
    £13.95
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  • The Herb Ellis Jazz Guitar Method: Swing Blues

    the Herb Ellis Jazz Guitar Method is designed to take the mystery out of playing jazz guitar. Each book in the series: 'Rhythm Shapes', 'All the Shapes You Are' and 'Swing Blues', is based on one of three pivotal chord progressions in the jazz guitarist's repertoire. Herb teaches single note improvisation through a system of simple guitaristic '...

    SKU: AM2000
    £15.95
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  • Andrés Segovia: The Finest Pieces from His Repertoire

    This anthology contains the finest pieces from the repertory of the unforgettable Andrés Segovia with which he gained dignity and prestige for his instrument in the world of music. Titles are: 'Aria con Variazioni detta La Frescobalda' (Girolamo Frescobaldi), 'Chaconne', 'Gavotte' (J. S. Bach), 'Passacaglia' (Louis Couperin), 'Sonata aus '8 Ayle...

    SKU: AM2001
    £15.49
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