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Electric Guitar Basics

Electric-Guitar-BasicsThe Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. This book, CD, and DVD package will teach you everything you need to know to start playing electric guitar. Topics include guitar basics, chords and strumming, music notation and TAB, the blues progression, lead guitar techniques, lead scales, and barre chords. The CD plays all the examples in the book. The DVD includes video…

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Bass Guitar Basics

Bass-Guitar-BasicsThe Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. This book, CD, and DVD package will teach you everything you need to know to start playing bass. Topics include picking techniques, common bass lines, playing with a drummer, slap and pop techniques, and reading music notation and TAB. The CD plays each example in the book. The DVD includes video lessons that clearly…

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Slide Guitar for the Rock Guitarist

Mel-Bay-Slide-GuitarThis book contains the scales, licks and techniques the lead guitarist needs to play electric slide in any key. Presents many options including several approaches to soloing in four open tunings as well as standard tuning. Sample songs illustrate how to play in the styles of today’s slide masters. In notation and tablature. CD plays examples and sample songs. Music notation and TAB makes it easy.
By Fred Sokolow
PRICE: $14.95 Includes Book and CD

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You Can Teach Yourself Fingerpicking

YCTY-Finger-Pickin-GuitarEclectic guitarist and veteran Mel Bay author Tommy Flint provides a comprehensive introduction to fingerstyle guitar technique. Intended for the serious student learning the guitar without the advantage of having a teacher teacher- clear photographs, diagrams, and standard notation and tab will guide you every step of the way. The book is 96 pages. Also the included Cd contains 71 tracks of examples and sample songs. Original fingerstyle tunes and arrangements of folk standards abound…

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First Lessons: Clawhammer Banjo

1st-ClawhammerFirst Lessons Clawhammer Banjo is an ideal book for beginners and banjo players interested in learning the clawhammer style. This style of banjo playing dates back to the 1800’s where the player strikes the strings with the back of the fingernails of the right hand and plucks the bass strings or the drone string(5th) with the thumb in a melody-chord fashion. This clawhammer banjo style has evolved over the past 175 years, making it one…

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You can Teach Yourself Banjo

YCTY-BanjoThis is the ideal beginner’s book, presenting the basics of playing the 5-string banjo is a way that is both fun and produces quick results. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument’s fundamental techniques as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. This book teaches the Earl Scruggs (thumb, index…

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First Lessons: Mandolin

1st-MandolinFirst Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn…

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You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling

YCTY-FiddlinDesigned for beginning fiddle students, these 36 lessons present basic techniques by applying them to fiddle tunes. Reading music is unnecessary, as the lessons are explained step by step, and fingerings are given for every note. Each version builds on the previous one and helps students to create their own arrangements. Includes a split- track CD. Forty-eight songs from the book are on the CD. The DVD with this set is designed to complement the…

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