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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
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  • 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
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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos

    This book and DVD package brings together Jeff Linsky's Mel Bay Artist Series Video, Latin Guitar Jazz, with music for all the pieces in notation and tablature. There are some direct transcriptions, but there are also arrangements of the pieces and analysis of Linsky's style, his techniques and his approaches to certain musical problems. Jeff Li...

    SKU: AM3442
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  • In The Pocket: Playing in the Groove

    One of the roles of a jazz guitarist is providing accompaniment. Economy of rhythm and harmony while comping and grooving with a band will get jazz guitarists further with their fellow bandmates than playing lots of bulky, cluttered rhythms and chords. 'Playing in the Groove' will demonstrate to jazz guitar students how not to overplay in a smal...

    SKU: AM3444
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  • How to Make a Band Work

    This 'guide to success' has been created especially for bluegrass and acoustic performers, with applications for all levels of the music/entertainment business. Many of the skills necessary for a band's success do not directly involve music and are rarely formally taught. This book is an attempt to fill that gap and teach you how to help yoursel...

    SKU: AM3448
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  • Early Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar

    This is a collection of jazz music arranged for fingerstyle guitar and spanning the years form the turn of the last century until the end of the 1930s. There are classical ragtime numbers, jazz band tunes, stride piano, and blues. All are a part of an important musical legacy that shaped the beginnings of popular music. 'Buddy Bolden Blues', 'Cr...

    SKU: AM3580
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  • DADGAD Chords, Scales, and Tuning

    This book offers a large number of essential chords and scales for the DADGAD tuning of the guitar. The material assembled here opens up a multitude of possibilities to expand and improve your playing in this unique tuning. Chords are shown in their customary harmonic contexts, instead of just listing them (as is done in most other chord-books)....

    SKU: AM3590
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  • Getting into Country Guitar

    In this comprehensive study, Joe Carr presents all the major country guitar styles in tablature and standard music notation. Beginning with basic chords and strum patterns, this book/CD combination covers flatpicking, fingerpicking and the major country lead styles including Rockabilly, Swing and modern electric. Special sections explain The Nas...

    SKU: AM3643
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  • Getting into Funk Guitar

    This book serves as a practical as well as a conceptual guide to help you navigate through various idioms that have become common practice in funk guitar.

    SKU: AM3698
    £3.24
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