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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
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
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
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
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
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
Ragtime Blues Guitar

Stefan Grossman Ragtime Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

Rev. Gary Davis was a musical giant. His ideas spanned a wide range of techniques and styles. His repertoire featured blues, rags, show instrumentals and gospel songs. He played with his thumb and index finger to pick out complex melodies, rhythmic licks and lightning fast single-string runs. In this book, seven of Rev. Davis's blues are presented. These arrangements have been performed and recorded by a host of great artists including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and many others. These lessons are for the intermediate to advanced fingerstyle guitarist. The accompanying three CD lessons teach these arrangements phrase by phrase as well as presenting the original recordings.

  • £20.99

Lee 'Drew' Andrews Dobro Christmas Songbook

Featuring 28 well-known Christmas songs arranged for squareneck resonator guitar with chord symbols for an accompaniment instrument. Book contains chord diagrams for accompaniment guitar as well as common strum patterns to use for rhythm backup. All songs are arranged in standard notation and tablature for Dobro®.

  • £8.99
The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook

Wise Publications The Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook

Eighty acoustic classics from the last twenty-five years, arranged for guitar and voice. Sing and play all your favourite hits with just a few simple chords, all arranged from the actual recordings. Includes songs by David Gray, Travis, Eels, Crowded House, Oasis, The Verve, Belle & Sebastian, Supergrass, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, The Smiths, Beck, Elliott Smith, Coldplay, Stereophonics and Gomez.

  • £12.99
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Mel Bay Little Roy Wiggins - Memory Time Book/CD Set

The name Little Roy is misleading! He was considered an Icon during those early years and was the most imitated player at that time era. That era is long past but the popularity of "Little Roy" continues today. Like so many other players Roy used the E13th tuning but had his own sound that complimented Eddy Arnold's singing style. Many players still use this tuning and is your chance to see and hear the sounds that made Roy popular. And more importantly, "You will be able to duplicate his musical arrangements" by use of the tablature in this book. The tablature will allow even the novice to play these arrangements as it is presented in a very simple manner. Any serious minded fan of "Little" Roy Wiggins will want his book! Member: The Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame, Inc. Inducted: 1985

  • £14.99

Mel Bay Don Helms - Your Cheatin Heart - Steel Guitar Song Book/Online Audio

The long awaited songbook of one of the most popular players of all time. These ten tunes are among the most popular songs sung by Hank Williams. The Tab and Online Audio features the intro, backup behind the singer, the turn around and the ending of each song. You will be surprised that Don never used the E13th tuning as we know it. He had the 7th and 8th strings tuned to C# and A, and he never once used a slant bar position! The solo book can be played on the 6 or 8 string guitar as Don never used the 7th and 8th strings in this book. Online Audio includes every tune and backup for each.

  • £15.99
Hank Williams Songbook

Fred Sokolow The Hank Williams Songbook

Follow the brilliant but ill-fated career of the legendary hero of fifties country music in this superb songbook. Contains 26 classic songs in easy-to-intermediate arrangements for fingerpicking and flatpicking guitar, including 'Lovesick Blues', 'Move It On Over', 'You Win Again' & more.

  • £9.95
Celtic Encyclopedia

Weiser, G Celtic Encyclopedia - Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. The book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of th

  • £22.99
Celtic Back-Up for All Instrumentalists

Smith, C Celtic Back-Up for All Instrumentalists Book/CD

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This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisun (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up includes accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. These concepts are particularly useful in an improvisational setting.

  • £16.95

Phillips, S Beginning Dobro Solos Book/Online Audio

Easy solos in several styles for beginners, including Shine On, Harvest Moon; Saint Louis Blues; Maui Chimes; Home Sweet Home; Sun's Gonna Shine in My Back Door; and many others. Each tune includes a complete explanation of rhythm and playing hints. In G tuning with tablature only.

  • £14.99
Irish Folk Songs for Classical Guitars

Marsh Irish Folksongs for Classical Guitar

Author Steve Marsh has spent many years playing guitar in the folk clubs of the United Kingdom where Irish music is in abundance. This collection draws from his extensive collection of original arrangements of traditional tunes.

  • £11.99
Irish DADGAD

McQuaid, S Irish DADGAD Guitar Book CD Edition

Learn all about playing and backing traditional Irish music using DADGAD open tuning. This book contains selections on how to use the tuning, the chords, hints on the playing of Irish music and of course plenty of traditional tunes in easy to read tablature as well as notation.

  • £14.95
Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment (Book & CD)

Ralston, G Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment (Book & CD)

Learn the exciting new accompaniment styles used by today's great players from Steve Cooney to Arty McGlynn. Written in dropped-D tuning, this book contains tablature, alternative chord shapes, bass melodies, bass runs, scratching, flamenco rolls, and more. If you want to back traditional Irish music with drive, energy and flamboyance then this is the book for you. Numerous examples will take a variety of new chord shapes and strum patterns, demonstrating how they can be used to make tunes come

  • £14.95

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