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Mel Bay

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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