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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.
£12.99
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.
£18.99

A resource guide for any Dobro owner, collector, or fan. Using the techniques taught here, almost any song can be played dobro style.

£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.

£14.95
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
£13.95
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.

£12.99

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

£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.

£8.99
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®.
£4.99

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!

£16.99
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. Cd Included.
£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.
£16.99
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.
£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.

£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.
£20.99
Instead of approaching Dropped D tuning via the route of "Standard" tuning, El went directly from CGDGAD tuning, and has succeeded in finding in Dropped D tuning musical qualities that are very unusual and compelling.
£20.99
As part of Stefan Grossman's innovative Guitar Workshop Audio Series, this comprehensive lesson contains invaluable tips and notes for playing bottleneck/slide guitar. Lesson One presents open G and A tunings while Lesson Two contains D and E tunings. Lesson Three winds up the progressions and solos in standard tuning. All selections are written in standard notation and tablature with chord diagrams. Includes 3 CD's.
£14.99
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
£20.99
In these three audio lessons, Duck Baker, Stefan Grossman, and John Renbourn teach six Celtic fingerstyle guitar solos. The three compact discs offer three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction, and all of the arrangements appear in the book in notation and tablature. Lesson One, by Duck Baker, teaches Planxty Irwin in Drop D tuning and Hewlett in standard tuning. Lesson Two, by Stefan Grossman, introduces Open G minor tuning for Logan Water and Captain Magan. Lesson Three, by
£29.99
The piano rag is musical form unlike any other. Although melodious, ragtime's excitement and appeal derives from its syncopated rhythms.
£29.99
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
£6.95

Whether you play rock, blues, jazz, country or any other style of guitar music, the correct chord information is contained within. By keeping this handy chord guide in your gig bag you will always have the chord form you need. Special edition for left-handed guitarists.

£15.99
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