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101 Essential Country Chord Progressions
101 Essential Country Chord Progressions
A concise discussion of song form is provided to help beginners understand the structure of country songs. Overall, a great learning and reference tool for beginners and pros alike. All creative musicians and writers who study, perform, or compose country music will benefit from this book.
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101 Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar
101 Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar
Here are over a hundred great riffs that can be played in virtually any style! Easy to learn, these sizzling licks will make learning guitarists better players, whether in blues, folk, bluegrass or country music. Numerous examples are included that will show how to use these lead lines in songs. LEVEL 3
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101 Essential Rock 'n' Roll Chord Progressions
101 Essential Rock 'n' Roll Chord Progressions
This innovative book teaches the chord progressions and rhythms heard on hundreds of legendary rock recordings. This is a great learning/reference sourcebook for beginners and pros alike. All creative musicians and writers who study, perform, or compose rock music will benefit from this book.
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101 Kickin' Country Rhythm Guitar Runs
101 Kickin' Country Rhythm Guitar Runs
This book/CD set teaches 101 rhythm guitar runs played to 21 popular traditional songs. Included in the collection are up-tempo songs ("Cotton-Eyed Joe"), waltzes ("Knoxville Girl"), minor-key songs ("The Wayfaring Stranger"), train songs ("New River Train"), gospel standards ("Amazing Grace"), blues ("Corrine, Corrina"), and more.
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101 Must Know Rock Licks
101 Must Know Rock Licks
Now you can add authentic rock licks to your vocabulary. Here are 101 definitive phrases, plus a demonstration CD, from every major rock guitar era, neatly organized into easy-to-use categories. Includes licks from the Early Rock era, and the '60s through the '90s, plus a listing of suggested recordings.
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101 Must-Know Jazz Licks
101 Must-Know Jazz Licks
A Quick, Easy Reference for All Guitarists

Now you can add authentic jazz feel and flavor to your playing! Here are 101 definitive licks, plus a demonstration CD, from every major jazz guitar style, neatly organized into easy-to-use categories.

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101 Red Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks
101 Red Hot Bluegrass Guitar Licks
This book contains 101 authentic bluegrass guitar licks in the favorite bluegrass keys of C, G, D, and A minor. The licks are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. In addition, several endings and crosspicking licks are included. Each lick is played to a chord progression that is standard in bluegrass.
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101 Red Hot Bluegrass Mandolin Licks and Solos.
101 Red Hot Bluegrass Mandolin Licks and Solos.
In music, the term "bluegrass" describes the hot string-band style pioneered by Kentuckian Bill Monroe, which blends old-time country music with blues rhythms and jazz-influenced improvisation. This book contains 101 authentic bluegrass mandolin licks in the favorite bluegrass keys of C, G, D, and A minor written in notation and tablature. The licks are broken down into phrases of two, four, and eight bars. In addition, several endings and crosspicking licks are included. Each lick is played to a chord progression that is standard in bluegrass, country, and folk music. Comes with access to online audio containing All 101 examples with guitar accompaniment at a moderate tempo. Whether you are a fan of old-time country music, traditional bluegrass, or newgrass, you are sure to find lots of great ideas in this new collection of bluegrass licks. So, grab your instrument, put on the audio, pull up a chair, and let's start pickin'. Includes access to online audio.

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101 Three-Chord Songs for Guitar, Banjo
101 Three-Chord Songs for Guitar, Banjo
You need only minimal playing skills and three chords--G, C, and D7--to accompany all the great songs in this innovative book. If you are just getting started, or if you are a 'casual' player on a chording instrument, this is the perfect book for you.
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12-Bar Blues
12-Bar Blues
The term "12-bar blues" has become synonymous with blues music and is the basis for an incredible body of jazz, rock 'n' roll, and other forms of popular music. This book/CD pack is solely devoted to providing guitarists with all the technical tools necessary for playing 12-bar blues with authority.
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2" Nylon Guitar Strap
2" Nylon Guitar Strap
This strap is an economy 2" nylon web strap with genuine leather end tabs and adjustable length nylon slider for perfect comfort and durablity.
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20 Gospel Songs That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know
20 Gospel Songs That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know
This detailed course in beginning, intermediate and advanced flatpicking techniques teaches a dazzling set of gospel standards that are great for playing at bluegrass jam sessions or family gatherings.
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3 Finger Banjo Pickin' Songbook
3 Finger Banjo Pickin' Songbook
All of the arrangements in this book were especially prepared for the beginning bluegrass banjo student. Written in G tuning, melody and accompaniment tabs are shown for 51 banjo favorites! Lyrics are included with the melody tabs. Includes a CD in split-track format with performance of all the songs in the book.
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30 Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin
30 Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin
These 30 classic fiddle tunes will add depth to any player's repertoire and technical proficiency. Butch plays each piece slowly and up-to-speed, and provides rhythm tracks. Songs: St. Anne's Reel Fisher's Hornpipe Whiskey Before Breakfast Little Rabbit Cherokee Shuffle Fire on the Mountain etc.
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300 Fiddle Tunes
300 Fiddle Tunes
This comprehensive collection of fabulous fiddle tunes includes reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, jigs, waltzes and slow airs.
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5 String Banjo Natural Style
5 String Banjo Natural Style
This great songbook for 5-string banjo pickers features 10 easy, 10 intermediate and 10 difficult arrangements of the most popular bluegrass banjo songs. This book/CD pack comes complete with a chord chart.
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5-String Banjo Chord Chart
5-String Banjo Chord Chart
The only chart showing the open and moveable chord positions. Explains the two main playing styles: bluegrass and clawhammer, and includes a fingerboard chart.
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50 Classical Guitar Pieces
50 Classical Guitar Pieces
50 pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras arranged, edited and fingered by Joseph Harris. Includes notes about the composers and each period, and performance suggestions. All pieces are in standard notation and tablature.
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50 Fiddle Solos
50 Fiddle Solos
Seane Keane, popular fiddler of the Chieftans has selected, arranged, and recorded 50 superb jigs, reels and hornpipes. Songs include The Legacy, Molloy's, Music in the Glen, Imelda Roland, Dunmore Lassies and many more favorites. With accompanying CD.
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50 Tunes for Banjo
50 Tunes for Banjo
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Banjo is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the banjo.
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50 Tunes For Bass
50 Tunes For Bass
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Bass is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the bass.
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50 Tunes for Fiddle
50 Tunes for Fiddle
This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series for guitar, mandolin, bass and banjo, but carefully designed for the fiddle. The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced. All tunes contain a simple melody and most of the tunes contain an intermediate or advanced part. Companion CD's included.
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50 Tunes for Guitar
50 Tunes for Guitar
The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books on guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass, but carefully designed for the guitar. The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Designed for "flatpicking" on the acoustic guitar. Flatpicking is a style of guitar playing, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music which features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. Companion CDs included. Book written in tablature only.
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50 Tunes for Mandolin
50 Tunes for Mandolin
The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books on guitar, banjo, fiddle and bass, but carefully designed for the mandolin. The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Companion CDs included. Book written in tablature and standard notation.
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60 Hot Licks for Country Fiddle
60 Hot Licks for Country Fiddle
Great Texas fiddle artist Ed Marsh teaches 60 of the best country fiddle licks as heard on today's top-selling recordings. These licks will help make you intros, solos, and fills sound like the great nashville artists of today.
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60 Hot Licks for Country Guitar
60 Hot Licks for Country Guitar
Joe Carr teaches 60 blazing country guitar licks for playing today's popular country guitar style.
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60 Hot Licks for Harmonica
60 Hot Licks for Harmonica
Nashville songwriter and studio musician Lonnie Joe Howell teaches 60 hot licks for harmonica. The styles covered include country, blues and rock.
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60 Hot Licks for Western Swing Guitar
60 Hot Licks for Western Swing Guitar
Get that authentic, professional "Texas" Western swing sound with these all-time best Western swing guitar licks from master guitarist Joe Carr (60-minutes)
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7- String Guitar
7- String Guitar
Introducing 7-String Guitar, the first-ever method book written especially for seven-stringed instruments. It teaches chords, scales and arpeggios, all as they are adapted for the 7-string guitar. It features helpful fingerboard charts, and riffs & licks in standard notation and tablature.
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7-String Guitar Chord Book
7-String Guitar Chord Book
This convenient reference features easy-to-read diagrams of the most commonly used chords, including 30 chord qualities for each root note for a total of more than 350 chords. Includes an interesting introduction on the history of the 7-string guitar.
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A Banjo Christmas
A Banjo Christmas
Over 20 of your favorite Christmas songs written for the banjo. A supplement to the Hal Leonard Banjo Method.
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A Banjo Player's Guide to Jamming
A Banjo Player's Guide to Jamming
This book will show you what you need to know to sit in on a hot jam session. Geared toward beginner and intermediate players, it covers playing chords, including which ones to play and when to play them. You'll also discover how jam sessions work and how to act in a session, along with advice on practicing at home.
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A Bass Player's Guide To Jamming
A Bass Player's Guide To Jamming
This book presents everything a beginning or intermediate bass player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette and chords and keys for jamming. A play-along CD is included with 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes. The tunes are played twice: once with the tune played on the left channel and a verbal description on the right channel and once in stereo. Joining a jam session can be intimidating.
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A Collection of Original Music For Hammered Dulcimer and Other Instruments
A Collection of Original Music For Hammered Dulcimer and Other Instruments
Historically, music composed specifically for the hammered dulcimer has been rare. Here are 56 Rizzetta original pieces, including reels, waltzes, hornpipes, jigs, rags, blues, boogie, airs, and music for meditation and healing, that explore all the depth, power, versatility, and emotion of this ancient and expressive instrument. The book includes background about the people, places, and events that inspired each composition. While some pieces require a 16/15 chromatic dulcimer, many fit a 12/11.
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A Dulcimer Christmas
A Dulcimer Christmas
This popular book brings the festive sound of the dulcimer to this joyous season. Creative, beautiful arrangements on 23 Christmas favorites, each with a notated melody line and tablature. Finger positions for each chord are included.
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A Fiddle Player's Guide To Jamming
A Fiddle Player's Guide To Jamming
This book presents everything a beginning or intermediate fiddler player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe the anatomy of a jam session, jam session etiquette, chords and keys for jamming, and vamping. A play-along CD is included with 9 typical bluegrass jam tunes.
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A Fiddling Christmas
A Fiddling Christmas
This book contains many types of Christmas and holiday tunes from a wide variety of sources. Each tune has suggested bowings, guitar chords, an optional harmony part and a piano accompaniment along with information on the origin of the tune.
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A Guide to American Fiddling
A Guide to American Fiddling
A Guide to American Fiddling exposes serious students of the violin to the technical nuances of traditional Old Time fiddling. In this book, violinist/fiddler Andrew Carlson provides a detailed technical analysis of Missouri-style fiddling, focusing primarily on the use of the bow.
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A Hundred Favorite Fiddle Tune
A Hundred Favorite Fiddle Tune
One hundred great fiddle solos and duets on reels, waltzes, jigs, hornpipes, two-steps, breakdowns, clogs, and schottisches by well-known Canadian fiddle Bill Guest. This book was compiled mainly for the violin student who is interested in learning to play old-time fiddle music.
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A Mandolin Player's Guide to Jamming
A Mandolin Player's Guide to Jamming
Joining a jam session can be intimidating. Presented here is everything a beginning or intermediate mandolin player needs to know to participate in a jam session. There are sections that describe how jam sessions work, and jam session etiquette. The book also describes the typical chords and keys for jamming, and describes right hand usage
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