The perfect introduction for anyone just discovering the tenor guitar. This easy-to-use book and audio pack also functions as a crossover method for folks who already play guitar, mandolin, or tenor banjo. Many useful exercises, fun songs and popular arrangements await! Topics covered include: tuning, scales, arpeggios, sequences, position shifting, chord strumming, single-note picking, fingerpicking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and more.
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.
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!
This book offers a large number of essential chords and scales for the DADGAD tuning of the guitar. The material assembled here opens up a multitude of possibilities to expand and improve your playing in this unique tuning. Chords are shown in their customary harmonic contexts.
We believe this to be the most complete and thorough book of its kind in print! The Scale Section contains major and minor scales in numerous forms and positions. The Arpeggio Section contains a multi- octave presentation of each chord-related arpeggio. The Chord Section presents carefully voiced, powerful-sounding chords in every key. In addition, chord spelling, chord notes, and scale tones are shown. A wealth of information for daily practice performance.
This is a very "user friendly" text. It is ideal for daily practice sessions and contains frequently used major and minor guitar scale forms. In addition, each scale is shown in numerous positions up the guitar fingerboard. Also included is a special section on blues and scales in various positions. Each scale form is carefully shown in diagram, notation and tablature.
This is a handy reference chart detailing the common chord positions that all squareneck resonator slide players should know. Major, dominant and minor chords are illustrated in both closed and open string versions.
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.
O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makes them accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanying audio lays bare 20 classic Irish compositions for melody and backing players using standard notation and chords. For all 5-string banjo players, fretting and picking-hand fingerings are included in the transcriptions which match the play-along tracks. This is Hanway's fourth collection demonstrating Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning. It is part of a Celtic 5-string series that includes Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012) and Mel Bay's Easy Irish andCeltic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes (2013). Tom Hanway's pioneering work, Mel Bay's Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo (1998), was acclaimed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (1999) "as 'the bible' for any 5-string player with an interest in this joyous music." The current collection breathes life into the Gaelic classical melodies of Ireland. Access to online audio download.
This 4-volume teaching series continues to be enormously successful and popular. It aims to stimulate young players in particular, with all the new technical and musical ideas introduced one by one in a lucid and logical fashion.The light heartedillustrations by Peter Nuttall and Gerald Garcia are another attractive feature of the series.
This book/online audio 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.)
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.
Learn to play authentic bluegrass with clear instructions from a professional. Discover useful techniques, solos, backup and plenty of bluegrass songs. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
This is an easy to understand yet very comprehensive method. You will learn to play classic guitar in all of the basic keys. In addition you will play a very wide assortment of solos ranging from the Renaissance to 20th Century compositions. Also, you will be taught to play many of the great student masterpieces by composers such as Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Guiliani, Bach, Handel and Dowland. Finally, studies are contained for playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions.Link to online audio Included
This is a step-at-a-time, enjoyable method for learning to play great sounding country guitar. Dix Bruce, in his humorous yet musically "right on" teaching style, introduces you to country back-up, bass runs, Carter-style bluegrass picking, the Nashville Numbering System for indicating chord changes, use of the capo, transposition, and much more. Work at your own pace and learn to sound like the country greats! Written in notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio and video.
Volume 2 continues the exploration of the classic Hawaiian guitar solos from the Golden Age of Hawaiian music that began in Volume One of the Art of Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Includes access to online audio.
Winnie Winston and Bill Keith. A complete guide to the pedal steel guitar. Beginning to advanced instruction in the E9 tuning and an introduction to the C6 tuning. Includes access to audio examples online.