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  • Drop-2 Concept for Guitar



    Drop-2 chord forms have been used by guitarists in all musical genres for years. The concept refers to 4-way, closed voicings in root position or any inversion, dropping the second note from the top by 1 octave, hence the term 'drop-2'. In practice, a nifty guitar harmonic symmetry occurs as drop-2 chords are invariably played on any four succes...

    SKU: AM2871
    £13.95
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  • Complete Works of Scott Joplin



    Fifty-two piano rags, waltzes and marches transcribed for solo guitar. Titles are: 'The Entertainer', 'The Heliotrope Bouquet', 'Eugenia', 'Bethena', 'The Pine Apple Rag', 'The Weeping Willow', 'The Sunflower Slow Drag', 'Solace', 'Elite Syncopations', 'The Chrysanthemum', 'The Maple Leaf Rag', 'Sugar Cane', 'The Peacherine Rag', 'The Cascades',...

    SKU: AM3028
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  • Get Started on Guitar



    If you're serious about learning to play the guitar, now you can learn all of the basics and a lot more from the master himself. This title was originally released as a video in 1986 and is now available in book form. You'll have hours of fun playing along with Chet on songs like 'Yesterday', 'Jambalaya', 'Country Roads' and 'New Guitar Blues'. ...

    SKU: AM3159
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  • Ragtime Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis



    Rev. Gary Davis was a musical giant. His ideas spanned a wide range of techniques and styles. His repertoire featured blues, rags, show instrumentals and gospel songs. He played with his thumb and index finger to pick out complex melodies, rhythmic licks and lightning fast single-string runs. In this book, seven of Rev. Davis's blues are present...

    SKU: AM3172
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  • Two to Tango & Millenium Duet



    These two pieces for classic guitar duo were composed for the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo. 'Two to Tango' is a tango rhapsody for two guitars using mainly tango rhythm combined with that of the milonga, another Argentinian dance closely related to the tango. The interaction of the two guitars playing single lines at times and then changing roles...

    SKU: AM3206
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  • Homage to Villa-Lobos and Other Compositions



    This is the first compilation of guitar music for a right hand technique that includes the little finger. The 12 complete compositions include original pieces by Charles Postlewate, transcriptions of piano pieces by Claude Debussy, arrangements of Peruvian popular songs, and new editions of standard repertoire pieces, two studies by Fernando Sor...

    SKU: AM3207
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  • Etudes Mécaniques: 12 Easy-Intermediate Studies for Guitar



    These twelve 'mechanical studies' for guitar are intended as an atmospheric modern counterpart to the classical arpeggio study, a fundamental aspect of right-hand training. Accordingly, the left hand is kept relatively in the background while the right hand explores a particular pattern, texture, or technique.

    SKU: AM3209
    £5.95
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  • Twenty Studies in Fixed Position for Classic Guitar



    Designed for intermediate players this collection of etudes for classic guitar includes six etudes in open position, nine in Position II, and five in Position IV. This will aid guitarists in visualizing the first half of the guitar.

    SKU: AM3211
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  • J. S. Bach for Mandolin



    These arrangements of many pieces by J. S. Bach make a great composer's works accessible to the mandolinist. Since the bulk of the music has been adapted from various suites, sonatas, and partitas, the authors provides an explanation of each dance form and other similar pieces. Includes: 'Bauree Angloise' from Partita in A Minor for solo flute; ...

    SKU: AM3223
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  • Mandolin Crosspicking Technique



    This methodology book designed for the intermediate to advanced mandolinist offers you, as a mandolin player, a new voice. Or, if you're already crosspicking, many new ideas can be added to your arsenal. Each song includes a preparatory study that allows you the opportunity to gain a solid footing before attempting the piece itself. These studie...

    SKU: AM3224
    £12.95
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  • Technique, Mechanism, Learning

    Here is a book for guitar students who wish to develop their instrumental capabilities to the point of mastery. This book, while not a method, is an attempt to help students internalize the most important aspects of practicing and performing music: Mechanism, the set of acquired reflexes that makes playing the guitar possible; Technique, the pro...

    SKU: AM3228
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  • Music for Flute and Guitar



    This small yet colourful collection includes five pieces by three well-known composers arranged for flute and guitar. The eighteenth century is represented by a Gavotte from one of the best-known composers of the period, Padre Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784). Two movements are taken from Tchaikovsky's famous piano cycle, Album for the Youn...

    SKU: AM3268
    £6.95
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