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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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20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler
20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler
In nearly three hours of play-along instruction, Jim Wood teaches new fiddlers everything they'll need to play America's best-loved tunes. With the help of his wife Inge on guitar and second violin, Jim gives beginners pointers on bowing, accurate noting, and details on playing in several keys. Download now from PlayBetterBluegrass.com!
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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar
A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar
Now Available With CDs!

This multi-volume method was developed to allow students to study the art of classical guitar within a new, more con-temporary framework. For private, class or self-instruction.

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A Modern Approach to Jazz, Rock & Fusion Guitar
A Modern Approach to Jazz, Rock & Fusion Guitar
Jean Marc Belkadi gives you over 30 great lines using a variety of techniques and melodic ideas. Covers: alternate, sweep, and skip picking; major scale, chromaticism, arpeggios, superimposing triads; legato, wide intervals, alterations; and much more. Includes standard notation and tablature.
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Absolute Beginners Irish Fiddle
Absolute Beginners Irish Fiddle
Paul McNevin, master teacher and musician, takes you step by step from holding the fiddle and bow to playing your first tunes. Complete with live stage performances featuring...Gavin Ralston - guitar, Gerry O'Connor - banjo. Paul McNevin is one of Ireland's finest fiddle teachers and performers.
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Acoustic Blues Guitar
Acoustic Blues Guitar
This book for intermediate-level guitarists is a follow-up to Kenny's Introduction to Acoustic Blues. It covers blues in five different keys and positions, and incorporates slide or bottleneck playing in both open and standard tunings. All songs are primarily fingerstyle with a monotone bass used for most.
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Acoustic Blues Guitar Essentials
Acoustic Blues Guitar Essentials
Straight from the experts at Acoustic Guitar magazine! The 12 "private lessons" in this book/CD pack are full of helpful examples, licks, great songs, and excellent advice on blues flatpicking rhythm and lead, fingerpicking, and slide techniques from some of the finest teachers around.
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Acoustic Guitar Book 2
Acoustic Guitar Book 2
Acoustic Guitar Book 2 with CD 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 using 17 popular songs, the student plays and sings along with a full band on extended versions of all songs. Video and DVD also available.
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Acoustic Guitar Chord and Harmony Basics
Acoustic Guitar Chord and Harmony Basics
Learn the fundamentals of acoustic guitar, from your first chords and beyond! Whether you're a beginning or an intermediate acoustic guitarist, chords are the foundation for the songs you play. Here's a book that teaches you the real-world chord voicings, shapes and progressions used by today's top acoustic players.
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Acoustic Guitar Lead and Melody Basics
Acoustic Guitar Lead and Melody Basics
The latest in the Private Lessons series from the editors of Acoustic Guitar magazine, this book introduces students to the essentials of playing melodies and leads in a number of roots styles, including folk, blues, Celtic and bluegrass. Includes a full lineup of lessons and 9 songs expertly played.
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Acoustic Guitar Primer
Acoustic Guitar Primer
The only book designed to take the raw beginner through the basics of bluegrass and country guitar, including both rhythm and lead playing. Contains a complete chord chart and all music is written in both standard music notation and tablature. Includes lyrics and melody lines. Companion DVD or VHS tape also available.
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Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics
Acoustic Guitar Slide Basics
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.
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Acoustic Guitar Solo Fingerstyle Basics
Acoustic Guitar Solo Fingerstyle Basics
Enrich your playing with the expressive, dynamic, symphonic textures of solo fingerstyle guitar. With the guidance of master teachers, you'll learn to build simple melodies into complete guitar arrangements, understand fingerings that will bring intimidating chords within your reach.
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Acoustic Rock for Guitar
Acoustic Rock for Guitar
This handy guidebook helps you discover: basic string patterns; how to read rhythm charts; classic acoustic parts in the style of The Beatles, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and Sheryl Crow; the basics of fingerstyle guitar; classic fingerstyle parts in the style of James Taylor, Extreme and more!
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Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Wyatt Rice
Advanced Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Wyatt Rice
In this 90-minute DVD, rhythm guitar master Wyatt Rice teaches you how to greatly expand your rhythm guitar abilities by teaching: crosspicking rhythm; syncopated rhythm; a variety of right hand patterns combined with left hand technique to develop a "groove" rhythm; unique bass runs; passing chords; chord substitutions; and chord inversions. Additionally, Wyatt is shown improvisationally accompanying various instruments (banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin) and then analyzing what he has done to provide the rhythmic foundation behind each instrument.
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Advanced Reading Studies for Guitar
Advanced Reading Studies for Guitar
This Berklee Workshop is designed for serious guitarists who want to sharpen their high register reading skills and take their playing expertise to the next level. It introduces studies in all keys, using positions 8 through 12 and all major, minor and symmetric scales.
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All Chords in all Positions
All Chords in all Positions
A pocket reference for constructing and playing guitar chords anywhere on the fingerboard. Includes: building chords of all qualities - over 30 types; terminology and intervals; moving chord shapes; sample songs and progressions; open, barre, power, and extended chords; inversions; and more.
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All Scales in all Positions for Guitar
All Scales in all Positions for Guitar
This book featuring Jim Scott's revolutionary "rows" concept gives guitarists the tools to really understand scales, and to create any type of scale in any position. It covers: major and minor scales; pentatonic and blues scales; the modes; and more.
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