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Complete Blues Guitar Method: Beginning Blues Guitar, Book & Online Media [With DVD]
Complete Blues Guitar Method
Beginning Blues Guitar, Book & Online Media [With DVD]
Paperback      ISBN: 0739095366

Perfect for beginning blues and blues-rock guitarists, Beginning Blues Guitar is an introduction to basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, rhythm styles of Texas swing, slow blues, and minor blues---plus the styles of blues greats like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Learn about call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and even improvisation. The second edition features new licks in the styles of some of the hottest contemporary blues artists, like Joe Bonamassa and Gary Clark, Jr., and includes brand-new video---hosted by expert educator and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker---with exciting demonstrations of examples and techniques. Beginning Blues Guitar is the best step-by-step method for learning the substance and style of the blues.

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar
You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0786639253
The Music's All That Matters: A History of Progressive Rock
The Music's All That Matters
A History of Progressive Rock
Paperback      ISBN: 0704380366

Drawing on an encyclopedic knowledge of the music, social and cultural background and extensive interviews, Paul Stump has written an entertaining and vigorous study of an important area of popular music.

Gospel Favorites for Solo Ukulele
Gospel Favorites for Solo Ukulele
Paperback      ISBN: 0786684313
Black & White Blues
Black & White Blues
Hardcover      ISBN: 3857094710
The Guitar Collection -- Rhythm & Blues: 65 Soul, Blues, and Funk Classics
The Guitar Collection -- Rhythm & Blues
65 Soul, Blues, and Funk Classics
Paperback      ISBN: 1470619970

The Guitar Collection: Rhythm & Blues contains 65 key R&B songs from past greats such as Sam Cooke, Al Green, and James Brown, all the way up to instant classics by contemporary artists like Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, and Alicia Keys. Every book in The Guitar Collection series features guitar TAB transcriptions with complete lyrics, and the sheer variety and quality of the selections make them a no-brainer bargain for guitarists and musicians of all ages. Titles: Ain't That a Shame (Fats Domino) * Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke) * At Last (Etta James) * Baby It's You (The Shirelles) * Body and Soul (Anita Baker) * Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey) * Breezin' (George Benson) * Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke) * Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) * A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) * Crossfire (The Orlons) * Cupid (Sam Cooke) * Disco Inferno (The Trammps) * Driftin' Blues (Charles Brown) * Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) (The Penguins) * Flashlight (Parliament/Funkadelic) * Forget You (Cee Lo Green) * Georgy Porgy (Toto) * Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys) * Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) (Parliament/Funkadelic) * Got to Be Real (Cheryl Lynn) * Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) * Here We Go Again (Aretha Franklin) * Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) * Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Mel Carter) * I Don't Have the Heart (James Ingram) * I Got to Handle It (The Capitols) * I Live for Your Love (Natalie Cole) * I Turn to You (Christina Aguilera) * Just the Way You Are (Amazing) (Bruno Mars) * Lady Love Me (One More Time) (George Benson) * Let's Stay Together (Al Green) * Living in America (James Brown) * (Hey There) Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman) * Lookin' for a Love (The Valentinos) f* Lowdown (Boz Scaggs) * Mama Said (The Shirelles) * Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe) * Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett) * Nutbush City Limits (Ike and Tina Turner) * Oh Happy Day (The Edwin Hawkins Singers) * Ooh Child (The Five Stairsteps) * Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band) * Pla

Blue Guitar Highway
Blue Guitar Highway
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816676429

This is a musician's tale: the story of a boy growing up on the Iron Range, playing his guitar at family gatherings, coming of age in the psychedelic seventies, and honing his craft as a pro in Minneapolis, ground zero of American popular music in the mid-eighties. "There is a drop of blood behind every note I play and every word I write," Paul Metsa says. And it's easy to believe, as he conducts us on a musical journey across time and country, navigating switchbacks, detours, dead ends, and providing us the occasional glimpse of the promised land on the blue guitar highway.

His account captures the thrill of the Twin Cities when acts like the Replacements, Husker D , and Prince were remaking pop music. It takes us right onto the stages he shared with stars like Billy Bragg, Pete Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen. And it gives us a close-up, dizzying view of the roller-coaster ride that is the professional musician's life, played out against the polarizing politics and intimate history of the past few decades of American culture. Written with a songwriter's sense of detail and ear for poetry, Paul Metsa's book conveys all the sweet absurdity, dry humor, and passion for the language of music that has made his story sing.

Kingdom of Rhythm
Kingdom of Rhythm
Paperback      ISBN: 0769216676

For eight players plus bass and piano. The great jazz drummer Louie Bellson has composed an original work for percussion ensemble in the true big band style. Instrumentation: standard percussion ensemble instruments with bass and piano, plus extensive solos for drumset, djembe, tubanos, and pandiero.

Beginning Delta Blues Guitar
Beginning Delta Blues Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 073903006x

Get Fruteland Jackson's Guitar Roots: Delta Blues together with the Beginning Delta Blues Guitar DVD and save!

I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
I'll Take You There
Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
Hardcover      ISBN: 1451647859
The untold story of living legend Mavis Staples--lead singer of The Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the Civil Rights era--researched and written by acclaimed music journalist and author Greg Kot.

This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples--lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, she and her family fused gospel, soul, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a sound track to the civil rights movement--inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. himself.

Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot cuts to the heart of Mavis Staples's music, revealing the intimate stories of her sixty-year career. From her love affair with Bob Dylan, to her creative collaborations with Prince, to her recent revival alongside Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, this definitive account shows Mavis as you've never seen her before. I'll Take You There was written with the complete cooperation of Mavis and her family. Readers will also hear from Prince, Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne, Marty Stuart, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper, and many other individuals whose lives have been influenced by Mavis's talent.

Filled with never-before-told stories, this fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer and group during a historic period of change in America.