(Musicians Institute Press). The essential guide to jazz chord voicings and substitutions, complete with a color-coded method for over 500 essential voicings. Players will understand chord functions and their harmonic possibilities better than ever before, as well as inversions, extensions, alterations, and substitutions. Players will also be able to increase their harmonic vocabulary for accompaniment, composing and chord-melody playing.
(Guitar Educational). This instructional guide presents you with everything you need to make the journey from a mediocre acoustic player to a solid one. It's perfect for anyone who feels that they may be in a rut a situation all too familiar to the advancing beginner. Packed with tons of examples and audio demonstrations, this book/CD package breaks down the most common, essential acoustic techniques with clear, concise instruction and then applies them to real-world musical riffs, licks, and songs. You'll learn syncopation, power chords, arpeggios, rhythm fills, and much more. Songs include: House of the Rising Sun * Midnight Special * Amazing Grace * Scarborough Fair * Frankie and Johnny * and more.
(Guitar). Master guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine contributing writer Danny Carnahan teaches how to play 15 Scottish classic songs in fingerstyle arrangements with standard notation and tablature, in both standard and dropped-D tuning. Each song includes background information, complete lyrics, a video download and can function as a guitar and voice arrangement or a solo guitar piece. Songs include: Both Sides the Tweed * Cam Ye O'er Frae France * Fair Flower of Northumberland * The False Lover Won Back * Fortune Turns the Wheel * Glenlogie * Hughie the Grahame * Now Westlin Winds * Rattlin' Roarin' Willie * The Rigs of Barley * So Will We Yet * Tae the Beggin' * Tae the Weavers * The Wild Mountain Thyme * Will Ye Go to Flanders.
(Easy Guitar). 14 hits from some of the most popular names in contemporary Christian music, such as Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, and David Crowder*Band. Songs include: All I Need * Dare You to Move * Holy Is the Lord * My Will * No Better Place * Open the Eyes of My Heart * What If * Wholly Yours * and more.
(Easy Guitar). Sixty-seven great guitar songs spanning classic to modern rock. Each song is carefully arranged to be easily playable by novice and intermediate guitarists with the focus always on the core guitar parts that you love! Includes songs from Joni Mitchell, Kenny Loggins, Simon and Garfunkle, Green Day, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, James Taylor, Plain White T's and many, many more!
(Musicians Institute Press). Learn the tools of the trade for recording acoustic guitar parts in your home studio! Topics covered in this one-on-one lesson with MI faculty instructor Dallan Beck include miking techniques, direct recording, EQ, compression, recording techniques, and effects such as chorus, reverb and delay. The accompanying CD features 48 demo tracks.
(String Letter Publishing). The unmistakable voice of the mandolin has been heard from the earliest incarnations of blues to the contemporary roots music revival. Now learn the essentials of the style by playing 13 classic tunes! Covers: tuning & basic technique; blue notes & tremolo; songs in G; changing keys; moving to A; open tuning & slide mandolin; and so much more. Songs include: Corrina * Dupree Blues * Florida Blues * Short'nin' Bread * Trouble in Mind * and more. Great for guitarists who want to learn to double on mandolin, or mandolin players who want to add blues to their repertoire. The complete set of accompaniment audio tracks for the musical examples and songs in the are available as a free download to those customers who have already purchased that book. Follow the directions in the book to obtain the files.
David Hamburger, leading sideman, solo performer and teacher, guides players through this complete introduction to bottleneck slide guitar playing with progressive lessons in open tunings and fingerstyle technique, tips on slide guitars and gear, technical exercises, and full songs. You can access accompanying audio examples online of all of the music played slowly, then up to tempo online. In standard notation with tablature and chord diagrams.
Steve James presents a treasure trove of traditional American guitar styles in this unique book/CD pack. Guitarists will learn fingerpicking and slide techniques not through dry exercises but by playing 25 songs from James' own repertoire and from such masters as Furry Lewis, Blind Willie McTell, Sam McGee, and Mance Lipscomb. Drawing on his extensive research and first-hand experience with these guitar pioneers, James tells the stories behind the songs, too. Features authentic arrangements in notes and TAB, vocal melodies and lyrics, historic photos, and more. Songs: Take Me Back * Sugar Babe * Milwaukee Blues * Sebastopol* John Henry * more!
Acoustic Guitar Book 2 with Video & Audio Access by Bert Casey is the followup course to Acoustic Guitar Primer. This comprehensive book for intermediate players takes your rhythm playing to the next level by teaching a variety of rock & country strums, arpeggios, barre chords, and how to play along with other guitarists. By using 17 popular songs, the student plays and sings along with a full band on extended versions of all songs. This is a great way to work on playing in rhythm and expanding your approach to chord progressions and strum patterns. Watch & Learn, Inc.