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Play guitar even if you can't read music. This easy to follow guide book tells you everything you need to know about Tab, the easy alternative to standard notation. Keep this easy-to-follow guide book in your guitar case for easy reference.

£5.95
This tutor, written in tablature by Peter Flanagan, provides a carefully worked out method to give instant gratification from the moment you Pick up the Guitar. You are taught to play tunes with a simple accompaniment rather than just how to strum. Soundtrack available.
£13.99

This book presents a comprehensive guide to chords and scales in the popular G,D,E,A, and D minor tunings. In addition to their application as elementary accompaniment, there is sufficient material here for soloing and improvisation.

£16.99
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.
£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.

£9.99

Learn to play chords and scales on the pedal steel Guitar. This simple-to-follow guide includes over 1,100 chords and 430 scale forms.

£16.99

These favorite Irish tunes have been arranged in sections of varying difficulty to provide material for beginning to advanced students. The first section of each arrangement is the easiest to play, with one or two more advanced sections following.

£6.95

Whether you play rock, blues, Jazz, Country or any other style the correct chord information is contained in this essential guide.

£9.99

First Lessons Bass is intended to introduce beginning students to the fundamental concepts of playing the electric bass. The material covered in this book is approximately the material covered in the first 8 lessons of private bass instruction. This book makes use of the "3-finger" left hand position commonly found in double bass technique. The emphasis on left hand technique allows the student to develop a consistent fingering approach to the fingerboard, reduces unnecessary strain on the left hand, and makes the bass more accessible to younger students or students with small hands. After the left hand technique has been established, the book introduces the student toimportant elements of bass line construction including blues patterns, the root-fifth relationship, and common rhythmic patterns. - Introduction for beginning students to the fundamental concepts of playing the electric bass.- Book is approximately the material covered in the first 8 lessons of private bass instruction.- Makes use of the "3-finger" left hand position commonly found in double bass technique.- Offers student important elements of bass line construction: blues patterns, root-fifth relationship, and common rhythmic patterns.- Companion CD included.

£12.99

Written by expert educator David Harrison, this book has been designed to give you all the information you will need, from the first time you pick up a guitar, through to playing along with the brilliant backing tracks. With in-depth advice, large and clear pictures and easy-to-play exercises that focus on a different aspect of playing, this book will fast-track you from novice to confident guitarist in no time! With the included download card, you can listen to professionally-recorded demonstration tracks as well as backing tracks, allowing you hear how things should sound, before playing them yourself.

£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.

£18.95
Compilation album of four songbooks. Contains over 180 songs written by the great songwriters.
£12.95
This owner's guide for electric guitarists and bassists features numerous tips on auditioning and buying a (Bass) Guitar, choosing new strings, maintenance and tuning, and other aspects that are unique to an Electric Guitar. This book also includes chapters on the history and the production of these instruments, as well as an index, a glossary, and the unique Interactive Tipcodes that allow you to hear online audio examples.
£14.99

The guitarist's complete guide to traditional Irish music, containing 50 tunes, advice on alternative tunings, chord substitution, techniques for solo playing and much more.An excellent and informative tutor. Soundtrack available.

£11.99

Book 1 in the best-selling guitar course.

£12.95
An owner's guide for acoustic guitarists at all levels, this book features numerous tips on auditioning and buying an Acoustic Guitar, choosing new strings, maintenance and tuning, and much more. Also included are chapters on the instrument's family, history, and production, as well as an index, a glossary, the unique Interactive Tipcodes, and a complete set of chord diagrams.
£30.50

The ultimate source book for the traditional guitar player. Contains over two hundred and fifty jigs, reels, rags, hornpipes and breakdowns from all the major traditional instrumental styles; written in guitar tablature. Special introductory materials on regional styles, interpretation and ornamentation. Includes an extensive discography.

£17.99

2,400 chord positions which can be found quickly by means of the index.

£21.99

Includes hundreds of guitar tunings, all styles, rock to celtic rock, comprehensive artist listing. 128 pp.

£18.99

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.

£11.95

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.

£9.99

The Mel Bay Guitar Chords book is considered to be the largest selling basic guitar chord book ever published! Twelve basic guitar chord types are shown in three ways: photograph, notation, and chord diagram. In addition, a special bonus section is contained showing in photo and diagram the essential moveable rhythm guitar chord forms. This special section contains the basics of Mel Bay's acclaimed Rhythm Chord Playing System showing the guitarist how to finger numerous advanced chord forms with a minimum of hand movement!

£14.95
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.
£18.99
The sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar is sweet, nostalgic, and unmistakably Hawaiian. You can almost feel the trade winds and the surf in its subtle vibrato. In this well-illustrated and easy-to-understand book, acclaimed musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen shares everything you need to know in order to play this beautiful instrument from purchasing a guitar, to performing with that special Hawaiian flourish. This primer, adapted from Allen’s popular self-published guide, features a history of the Hawaiian steel guitar; instructions for reading musical notation; a practical guide to buying and tuning a steel guitar; guidance on using the bar; sheet music for 11 original songs; exercises; a discussion of the nuances of the Hawaiian touch; and much more. Written for beginning and intermediate students alike, this book and its accompanying audio CD will have you playing like a pro in no time.

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