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  • Good Medicine

    National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Mark Cosgrove presents a compilation of nine challenging, enjoying flatpicking solos, three of which helped him clinch the title at the famed Winfield, Kansas competition in 1995. Of significance to the potential contender, these tunes contain some of the required ingredients for a national competition: Cross...

    SKU: AM2257

  • Expanding Techniques Through Pieces

    This book will teach the plectrum style guitarist to play accompaniments in fingerstyle, and the fingerstyle guitarist to play lead guitar using a pick! All-time favourites have been chosen to illustrate each style. Selections include; 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra', 'Capricho Arabe' (Tarrega), 'Waltz in C Sharp Minor' (Chopin), 'Maple Leaf Rag' (Jo...

    SKU: AM2371

  • J. S. Bach for Electric Guitar

    Although a few of these pieces may be played on a standard acoustic guitar, most require an electric guitar or a guitar with a cutaway. All pieces are in their original keys. Titles are; 'Badinerie', 'Praeludium in A Minor BWV 543', 'Preludio in E', 'Gigue in E', 'Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565', 'Fantasia in G BWV 572'.

    SKU: AM2427

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time for the Future: Polyrhythm in Harmony

    Many polyrhythm's and polymeters (simultaneous combinations of more than one rhythmic pattern) exist in today's music, with some being so common they could be referred to as 'rhythm licks.' This book presents a unique and comprehensive approach to polymetric applications of various rhythms over common chord progressions and song forms in 3/4 and...

    SKU: AM3283

  • Getting into Jazz Guitar

    This book provides the aspiring jazz guitarist a comprehensive knowledge of the compositional and performance techniques of jazz through an understanding of key-centre music, improvisation, and visual-tactile relationship with the guitar. Writing in a casual, conversational style, Jackie takes you through examples, etudes, and exercises combinin...

    SKU: AM3291

  • Getting into Rock Guitar

    Getting Into Rock Guitar is a simplistic approach to learning the language of rock guitar. Written from a player's perspective, this book demonstrates how to apply basic concepts and put them into your playing today. The material covers essential scales, rhythms, and techniques that make up the rock idiom. With over one hundred examples and play...

    SKU: AM3350

  • Mastering the Guitar 1A

    Mastering the Guitar presents the essential foundational studies for contemporary guitar performance; containing more than 140 scale and picking studies, chord etudes, and accompaniment pieces; and teaching contemporary techniques such as the slur, hammer-on, pull-off, vibrato and slide. Book 1A includes over 155 solos and duets in the keys of C...

    SKU: AM3402

  • Complete Arpeggio Study Method

    Knowing your arpeggios is essential to becoming a complete guitarist. In this book you will find written out all of the arpeggios that you will need to learn and commit to memory. This book includes Major 7, Major 6, minor 7, minor 6, dominant 7, augmented, and diminished arpeggio studies for guitar at the beginner/intermediate level. It is left...

    SKU: AM3414

  • All Intros & Endings for Jazz Guitar

    The fifth book from Jim Ferguson, All Intros & Endings features dozens of hip intros and endings that you can use not only for gigs, but also as a staring point for developing your own ideas. There are chord progressions, voice-led ending chords, vamps (bebop, swing, Latin, and ballads), extended ideas, classic intros, and many concepts which ar...

    SKU: AM3429

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