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The Complete Junior Guitarist is the perfect starter course for young boys and girls.

£5.95

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.

£16.50

The latest instalment in Kate's songbook collection, this brand new book of written music (single line melodies and chord letter symbols) and lyrics containing songs from Kate’s 4 recent albums;

Make the Light,

Ghost,

Life in a Paper Boat &

Philosophers, Poets & Kings. 

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A total of 44 songs from Kate’s repertoire.

£20.99

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.

£18.99

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!

£30.99

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

£16.99

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.)

£9.99

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.

£18.99

The purpose of this book is to present the essential elements of flatpicking guitar. Particular attention is given to correct pick direction which is a crucial element of smooth flatpicking. The first part of the book covers basic rythm and chords and the second section deals with beginning lead flatpicking

£11.99

The Mel Bay Left-Hand Guitar Chord Book contains chord forms for all of the most commonly used chords. Chords include major, minor, altered 7ths, diminished, augmented and many more. All forms are shown in picture and diagram form for the left-handed guitarist.

£6.99

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.

£22.99

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.

£15.99

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.

£13.99

With First Lessons Lap Steel Guitar, author Jay Leach has created a fun, easy-to-follow approach to learning the Lap Steel Guitar.

In this comprehensive book, Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. First Lessons Lap Steel Guitar also includes several catchy tunes and accompanying online audio with play-along tracks.

£18.99

This fingerstyle guitar collection features 20 engaging lyrical tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales plus three original pieces by accomplished guitarist, trumpeter and composer William A. Bay, president, and editor-in-chief at Mel Bay Publications. Tasked with writing intermediate-level arrangements in either standard or dropped-D tuning, guitarist/arranger Raymond Gonzalez displays uncommon music rethinking skills while preserving the plaintive and lilting nature of these enduring melodies. Unique to these settings, you will find sparse, open-chord harmonies accentuated by double hammer-ons and pull-offs, and the odd harmonic mixed with normal tones within a melodic line— all reminiscent of gentle waves washing up against a rocky island shore. Conceived to be played on either steel or nylon-string guitar, these pieces are written in both standard notation and tablature. Includes online access to the author’s own audio recordings.

£5.95

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 hearted illustrations by Peter Nuttall and Gerald Garcia are another attractive feature of the series.

£12.95

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.

£13.99

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

£9.99

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®.

£13.99

If you are only going to get one guitar chord book, make it this one! Thousands of chord forms are presented. Chords are presented in each key and numerous forms are shown for each type of chord.

£18.99

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.

£30.50

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.

£27.99

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.

£24.99

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine declares Norman Blake a legend, and includes him in the "first name club" on the Internet flatpicking news list. The Norman Blake Anthology offers complete lyrics and melody lines to 40 original songs, written and notated just as Norman sings them. Often, the vocal version is followed by a second flatpicking solo edition in notation and tablature including introductions and solos within a given tune- all authorized by Norman himself! 200 pages, illustrated with photos

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