Music Instruction: Guitar
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Mel Bay's Fun With the Guitar
Mel Bay's Fun With the Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871664453

An excellent beginners book that teaches simple chord strumming. A companion CD and DVD are currently available and the use of one of these is highly recommended to insure accuracy of interpretation and ease in learning.

You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662620

This is a very popular guitar method. Its success lies in the fact that it is extremely easy to understand and very flexible. It moves at a slow, steady pace and enables you to play chord accompaniments in 7 primary guitar keys In addition, you will learn to strum blues chords and you will also begin to play fingerstyle backgrounds. A play-along CD is available to supplement this book, and the course is also taught on a video.

Dobro Songbook
Dobro Songbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221981

This is a diverse and interesting collection of 34 songs arranged for the beginning Resophonic guitarists. Each song is rendered as a melody with chords and lyrics, as well as a Resophonic guitar solos arrangement.

Jazz Guitar: Bebop and Beyond
Jazz Guitar
Bebop and Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 0757982816

The most complete method for the modern jazz guitarist. This book explores advanced, modern jazz, and bebop concepts and techniques, including music theory, scales, modes, chord voicings, arpeggios, soloing, and comping concepts. More than 170 music examp

Fun With the Baritone Uke
Fun With the Baritone Uke
Paperback      ISBN: 0871664356
Mel Bay Presents Mastering the Guitar: A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!
Mel Bay Presents Mastering the Guitar
A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!
Paperback      ISBN: 0786644494

Mastering the Guitar is an innovative, comprehensive method for learning the guitar. Level 2 Book C includes a wealth of challenging and creative guitar solos, duets and studies in the keys of A-flat, F-minor, G-minor, D-flat, and B-flat minor. Special concepts presented in this volume include: basic improvisation, rhythmic variation, barre chords, key of A-flat/closed position, passing tone studies, harmonized scales, western swing, fingerstyle performance, chord progression studies, blues, chords, common rock and blues licks, bass string chords, Latin rhythms, and comping. Guitar solo material provided in rock, jazz, bluegrass, Latin, blues, Baroque, Renaissance, and from a wide variety of historical periods and contemporary musical styles. Mastering the Guitar 2C Double CD set is a recording to accompany the volume of the same title. These CDs contain most all of the solo and duet settings found in the book as performed by William Bay, Mike Christiansen, and John McClellan.

Guitar People
Guitar People
Paperback      ISBN: 1884883060

With two or three interviews in each issue of Vintage Guitar magazine, Willie G. Moseley has to be one of the most prolific guitar player interviewers on Earth. This, his fourth book, contains over 60 of his best interviews from the past several years with the greats of yesterday and today, including legends such as B.B. King, Billy Gibbons, Duane Eddy, and many more. Guitar People is fully illustrated and has an added bonus of tours of several American guitar companies. Now at a new lower price

Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668653

A handy photo/diagram chord book which shows, in C tuning, the chords in each key. A special section on moveable chords is also included. The chords are grouped by type, including major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and more.

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0882846795

Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to advanced tablature techniques such as bends, slides, and palm muting, which will help you color your musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style.

The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Tablature licks
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Guitar note chart
* Magic chord accompaniment guide
* Guitar fingerboard chart

The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
Acoustic Guitar: The Ultimate White Pages : Guitar Tab
Acoustic Guitar
The Ultimate White Pages : Guitar Tab
Paperback      ISBN: 0757903126

(Guitar Recorded Versions). With over 200 songs in each book, the Ultimate Song Pages series really is the "ultimate " These jam-packed collections feature lyrics with piano and chord arrangements in the piano books, and transcriptions in standard notation and tablature in the guitar books. With music in various styles covered in these songbooks, these really are some of the greatest compilations ever assembled This ultimate collection is jam-packed with more than 200 songs for the acoustic guitar, all fully transcribed in standard notation and tablature. Songs include: 500 Miles * 6th Avenue Heartache * Absence of Fear * Ain't Misbehavin' * All You Wanted * American Pie * The Ancient * And I Love You So * And It Stoned Me * As Time Goes By * Ave Maria (Schubert) * Baby, Now That I've Found You * Back to Georgia * Beth * Big Yellow Taxi * Black Water * Body and Soul * Both Sides Now * Bouree * Broken Arrow * Cajun Moon * California * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Can't Find My Way Home * Caravan * Carefree Highway * Castles in the Air * Cat's in the Cradle * Change the World * Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes * Cheap Day Return * Chelsea Morning * The Circle Game * Clair de Lune * Clap * Classical Gas * Cocaine * Come Monday * Come Running * Copperhead Road * Copperline * Cotton Jenny * Crazy Love * Creeque Alley * Czardas (Hungarian Folk Song) * Daniel * Days of Wine and Roses * Deep Water * Desperado * Doctor to My Eyes * Dog & Butterfly * Domino * Don't Speak * Dreamboat Annie * Drop in the Ocean * Early Mornin' Rain * Emily's Song * Everywhere * Fantasie Impromptu * Fat Man * Fearless Heart * Fernando * The First Noel * A Foggy Day * Foolish Games * For Lovin' Me/Did She Mention My Name * For the Roses * Forever Autumn * Fur Elise * Glory Row * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Goodbye Again * Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit * The Greatest Love of All * Greensleeves * Guitar Town * Hands * Handy Man * Harvest Moon * Havana Daydreamin' * Head Over Feet * Heart of Gold * Helpless * Here with Me * A Horse with No Name * Hotel California * House at Pooh Corner * I Believe I Can Fly * I Can Let Go Now * I Feel Alright * I Got a Name * I Got Rhythm * I Love My Dog * I Need You * I'll Make Love to You Anytime * If Mary Were Here * Impossible Dreamer * Ironic * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * It Had to Be You * It's You * Jesse * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * John Barleycorn (Must Die) * Joy to the World * Layla * Long May You Run * Lookin' in the Eyes of Love * A Love Song * Lyin' Eyes * Margaritaville * Matthew and Son * Mexico * Millworker * Minority * Misty * Mood for a Day * Moondance * Moonlight Sonata * Mr. Bojangles * My Beat * My Funny Valentine * My Sweet Lady * Needle and the Damage Done * Never Going Back Again * Night Train * Nights in White Satin * Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out * Nothing Can Be Done * and more.