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Mel Bay

  • 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

  • Soul Jazz Guitar

    Soul Jazz Guitar is a collection of Randy Johnston's tunes and solos specifically designed for the intermediate student. Rather than merely transcribing solos from his CDs, he plays material at a reasonable tempo specifically with the student in mind. There are tunes ('Downtime,' 'The Philadelphians,' and 'Rolling at the Summit') that appear on ...

    SKU: AM3530

  • 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

  • Essential Jazz Etudes: The Blues

    This collection of jazz etudes with accompanying CD gives students a fun and effective way to learn to play jazz style blues lines. The CD tracks provide a professional rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to play along with, plus recordings of professional jazz musicians playing each etude. The recordings help to provide a model for the student'...

    SKU: AM3589

  • 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

  • Melodic Studies & Compositions for Guitar

    A collection of studies and compositions written to provide a creative approach to a common problem. Most guitar students have not worked through a methodical approach to reading music notation, which limits their personal progress and sometimes their career development. The author has approached the studies from two directions: horizontal, or u...

    SKU: AM3594

  • The Banjo Encyclopedia

    The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of...

    SKU: AM3600

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Ragtime, Pop, Blues and Jazz

    As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Basic picking patterns...

    SKU: AM3709

  • Ultimate Fretted Tuning Chart

    This chart contains 87 tunings (47 for guitar) for various common and hard to find instruments. The accompanying CD has all the tunings played on the actual instruments. Many tunings are offered for most instruments. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, bass, harp guitar, balalaika, oud, charrango, bouzouki, tres, ukulele, bajo...

    SKU: AM3716

  • Jazz Guitar Chord Workout

    This book has been designed to give beginning jazz guitar students a jazz chord workout. Most of the exercises in this book have been developed around chord progressions found in most jazz standards. Some of the exercises will be short and others long, but each exercise should be played fluidly and by doing so proper technique will be acquired.

    SKU: AM3748

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