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Mel Bay

  • Anthology of 19th Century Studies for Five Fingers of the Right Hand

    This is an anthology of beautiful easy-to-moderate level pieces by 19th century masters of the guitar: Dionisio Aguado, Antonio Cano, Federico Cano, Matteo Carcassi, Fernando Sor, and Francisco Tárrega, adapted for a modern right-hand technique that includes the little finger. German Professor of Guitar Leonhard Beck has compiled this collection...

    SKU: AM4678

  • Mel Bay's School Of Country Guitar: Chords, Accompaniment Styles & Basic Leads

    This volume from the popular 'School of Country Guitar' series covers basic chords and accompaniment styles. Featured throughout are fills and runs made famous by the first generation of recorded country musicians. The Carter and crosspicking styles are introduced and explained. Playing in thirds and other lead guitar tricks are fully detailed l...

    SKU: AM4687

  • Just Us: 14 Complete Notation & Tab Transcriptions

    Although his scorching fingerpicking was most impressive at first glance, a closer look at "Just Us" reveals that he is equally adept at what many musicians consider as a more difficult task: playing fewer notes... ones that mean more, and say more with less, as he does on album opener "A Simple Gift", title cut "Just Us", and "One Sad Clown".

    SKU: AM4757

  • Music of the British Isles for Banjo

    A treasure trove of Anglo-Celtic music adapted to the 5-string banjo. Music of the British Isles for Banjo provides material for banjo players to expand beyond the confines of the key of G major û playing in different keys while retaining G major tuning. There is a section where each tune is arranged in more than one key û either in tow or three...

    SKU: AM4825

  • Flamenco Studies: Falsetas de mi Padre

    The legendary flamenco guitarist and best-selling Mel Bay Publications author, Juan Serrano, is well-known for his sound recordings, transcriptions of his music, and technical methods for flamenco guitar. Now the music that formed his technical repertory and was the musical foundation given to his by his father, Antonio el del Lunar, (guitarist ...

    SKU: AM4827

  • A Guide to Non-Jazz Improvisation

    The non-jazz improvisation series is a concept that germinated in Dick Weissman's mind while he was attending music school. He wrote a 15-piece arrangement of the old square dance tune, Cripple Creek, and wanted the trombone to take a solo as part of the arrangement. When the trombonist kept playing a bebop solo that was totally unsuitable for t...

    SKU: AM4828

  • Contemporary Anthology of Solo Guitar Music for Five Fingers of the Right Hand

    This is the first compilation of guitar music specifically composed for right-hand technique that includes the little finger. The 57 compositions include original pieces in the Easy-Intermediate to Intermediate -Advanced levels by renowned guitarist/composers from Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean. Music by Ernesto Cordero, ...

    SKU: AM4829

  • Complete Electric Blues Guitar Book

    From blues rhythm guitar to soloing, this book will help you learn in a step by step manner to play blues guitar styles similar to greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Eric Clapton and others. You will learn the different techniques used in playing blues guitar and how to combine these elements to create your own blues solos and rhythm par...

    SKU: AM4836

  • Graduated Soloing

    This method book by renowned jazz artist Mimi Fox utilizes a unique approach to helping guitarists develop strong solos. Scales, arpeggios, patterns, and syncopated rhythms are introduced in a logical clear fashion. All of this is then applied to the "graduated" studies that follow.Starting with simple melodies, and then progressively ...

    SKU: AM4845

  • The Latin Guitar Handbook

    The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured count...

    SKU: AM4887

  • Music of Girolamo Frescobaldi for Classic Guitar

    A modern transcription and performance edition of selected works of early Italian Baroque composer, Girolamo Frescobaldi for the classical guitar. The collection also features an introductory commentary written by Dr. Vivian Montgomery, detailing history, interpretation, ornamentation, and performance practice relative to each piece. Frescobaldi...

    SKU: AM4905

  • Just Between Frets

    Just Between Frets is the latest collaboration of Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola. Frank and Tommy turn many a well known tunes inside out with their virtuosity and unique chemistry as a duo, creating a non-stop chain of magical musical moments that were captured in a couple of spontaneous recording sessions. This book is a transcription of the...

    SKU: AM4927

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