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Absolute Beginners Guitar

Dick, A Absolute Beginners Guitar

Step by step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track. Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your guitar. CD included.

  • £8.95

Hal Leonard Celtic Songs : Strum Together Book

The Strum Together series enables players of five different instruments – or any combination of them – to “strum together” on dozens of great songs. This new, easy-to-use format features melody, lyrics, and chord diagrams for five popular folk instruments: standard Ukulele, baritone Ukulele, Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo.

  • £13.99
Easiest Guitar Case Chord Book

Amsco The Easiest Guitar Case Chord Book

An introduction to basic, first-position chords for the beginning guitarist. Includes large, easy-to-read photos and diagrams. A must for the absolute beginner.

  • £3.99
O'Carolan for Everyone

Hinchcliffe, K O'Carolan for Everyone

This collection presents 55 tunes by the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan arranged for guitar, keyboard, or instrumental duet. The basic layout for each tune is an easy to intermediate guitar version in standard notation only, designed to also be usable for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups. The chord names above the music give simplified accompaniments that can be played instead of or in addition to the full bass lines. The chords can be used for second guitar parts, for keyboar

  • £7.95
Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar

Kilkelly, F Accompanying Irish Music on Guitar

This book and its companion recording give an insight into some of the many guitar styles that have been developed to accompany Irish music. The author assumes a basic understanding of guitar chords and strumming ability but no specific knowledge of Irish music. He delves into DADGAD, dropped D and double dropped D tunings and several different ways of playing in each tuning.

  • £10.95
Teach Yourself Bluegrass Guitar

Barenberg Teach Yourself Bluegrass Guitar

Learn to play authentic bluegrass with clear instructions from a professional. Discover useful techniques, solos, backup and plenty of bluegrass songs. Includes a CD.

  • £13.95
5 String Banjo Styles for 6 String Guitar

Dobbins, Craig 5 String Banjo Styles for 6 String Guitar

This book/CD set presents six complete songs and 19 licks and patterns (in both standard and open G tuning) in the styles of banjoists Earl Scruggs and Allen Shelton, and guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. (Also included is the 3-finger roll tour de force ‘Strike It Rich’ by 2001Winfield Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith.)

  • £15.99
DIY Guitar Repair

Fillet, P DIY Guitar Repair

The term "set up" used by a professional guitar repairman can be re-read to mean "guitar adjustment" which is exactly what a set-up involves. All guitars from time to time need adjustment and often what is required is too minor to warrant taking your instrument to a professional. This book will guide you through what is required from the tiny adjustment to major repairs.

  • £5.50
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WISE Absolute Beginners Classical Guitar Book/CD

A step-by-step approach to classical guitar. This includes: A look-and-learn course that used clear pictures instead of long explanations Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance CD demonstration tracks, plus full-length accompaniments to play along with Develop correct playing techniques Learn to read and understand standard music notation and guitar tab

  • £8.95
Guitar Method for Kids

Hal Leonard Guitar for Kids

Guitar for Kids is a fun, easy course that teaches children to play guitar faster than ever before. Popular songs such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Hokey Pokey,” “I'm a Believer,” “Surfin' U.S.A.,” “This Land Is Your Land” and “Hound Dog” keep students motivated, and the clean, simple page layouts ensure their attention remains focused on one concept at a time.

  • £14.95
101 Three-Chord Songs for Guitar, Banjo and Uke

Mccabe, L 101 Three-Chord Songs for Guitar, Banjo and Uke

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. The book is absolutely bursting with a great variety of music: Old-time, bluegrass, gospel, Christmas, children's, Stephen Foster, British and Celtic, cowboy, blues, and more. Because melody and lyrics are provided with every song, singers will also enjoy this wonderful collection of the world's favorite songs. Truly a book of outstanding arrangements, made playable for folks who play for their own enjoyment. (Some of these songs, like "Dark Hollow" and "Way Downtown," are hard to find in print.) Guitar, uke, and five-string banjo diagrams are included for the three chords, along with tips on strumming and transposing tips for singers. An invaluable reference book for teachers and pros, too!

  • £14.99

Hideo Kamimoto Complete Guitar Repair

Hideo Kamamoto. Absolutely everything on the repair, set-up, restoration and construction of acoustic and electric guitars. Hundreds of illustrations. A must for every true guitarist.

  • £16.95
Celtic Guitar Songbook

Hal Leonard Celtic Guitar Songbook

Strum the chords and sing along with your favourite hits. All the songs are shown in their original keys complete with chords, strum patterns, melody and lyrics. Contains 35 songs including 'Black Velvet Band', 'Finnegan's Wake', 'The Irish Washerwoman', and 'Whiskey In The Jar'.

  • £5.99

Hal Leonard Best of Glen Campbell Book

13 classic songs from this popular country guitarist, arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Includes A Better Place • By the Time I Get to Phoenix • Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.) • Galveston • Gentle on My Mind • I'm Not Gonna Miss You • It's Only Make Believe • Reason to Believe • Rhinestone Cowboy • Southern Nights • True Grit • Try a Little Kindness and Wichita Lineman.

  • £12.99
Lap Steel Guitar

Jay Leach First Lessons Lap Steel Guitar

First Lessons Lap Steel is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar. Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. This book also includes several catchy tunes and an accompanying CD with play-along tracks.

  • £7.99
Blues Dobro

Cox, Doug Blues Dobro

Renowned Dobro instructor Doug Cox presents proven jamming techniques for the lap-style resophonic guitar in blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, country and jazz music styles. The CD includes examples of all music taught within the book.

  • £12.95

Mel Bay Understanding DADGAD for Fingerstyle Guitar Book/Online Audio

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Understanding DADGAD is a complete introduction to using the DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. The book systematically explores the tuning, starting with simple chords and scale patterns, ultimately showing how DADGAD can be used to play in nearly any key and in many different musical styles. Topics include moveable and open-string chords and scales, intervals, the harp-effect, common chord progressions in DADGAD and more, all in the context of either short musical examples or complete tunes.

  • £20.99
The Guitarist's Guide To The Capo

Ricky Rooksby The Guitarist's Guide To The Capo

The Ultimate user's guide to the capo including tips on choosing your capo from the wide variety of shapes sizes and uses, Essential capo effects, alternative tunings, and advanced techniques. Includes 63 demo tracks on CD.

  • £12.99
Complete Dobro Player

Stacy Phillips Complete Dobro Player

Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed soloist and author on Resonator Guitar. This comprehensive book took years to produce and is the culmination of Stacy's many years of playing the instrument, studying new Resonator techniques and interviewing other Resonator greats

  • £29.99

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