Ben Bolt – Getting Into Classic Guitar

Jun 09 2015

Ben Bolt – Getting Into Classic Guitar

This manual is designed for beginners who want to learn classic guitar style and technique the right way, as well as for guitarists already familiar with a few technical concepts who want to broaden their knowledge. Includes a ‘crash-course’ on Ben Bolt’s approach to the guitar with many of his best original didactic compositions and arrangements plus detailed photographs illustrating sitting position, string attack, and more. Features a private photo essay lesson with Professor Bolt, humorous stereotypical portraits of teachers you might encounter, thoughts on tools of the trade, how to tune and change strings, and a wealth of...

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El McMeen – Art of Dropped D Guitar

Apr 17 2015

El McMeen – Art of Dropped D Guitar

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. The tunes range from Celtic, to spiritual, to Americana, to pop music, with a classical piece also included. The accompanying CD contains performances of certain tunes by Warren S. Haskell, an acclaimed player, teacher and recording artist based in Northern California. Warren’s precise playing makes it easy for the student to hear and understand the music. McMeen is an outstanding guitarist, and these transcription...

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Guitar Legendary Licks: Classical Guitar Favorites

Apr 11 2015

Guitar Legendary Licks: Classical Guitar Favorites

An in-depth visual guide to playing six well-known classical guitar pieces, featuring on-screen tablature for every piece. Discover this revolutionary way to learn pieces such as Bach’s Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring or the wonderful Malaguena, and get your classical guitar skills off the ground without having to read any complicated notation! This is an excellent instruction DVD. Danny Gill does a great job presenting 6 well known pieces.The video is very clear so you can see the action of both hands. This DVD is targeted at Intermediate level guitarists. Danny goes through each piece a bar at a...

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Apr 08 2015

Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became famous and very influential for his neo-classical approach in heavy metal music. He is often considered one of the most talented rock guitarists of all time and is considered to be a pioneer of shred guitar. Yngwie Johann Malmsteen – swedish guitarist, gained inspiration from Jimi Hendrix whilst watching a TV program on his death… not by listening to him!!! He also became inspired by classical baroque music, mainly Bach, and a violinist named Niccolo Paganini. He Mainly uses Harmonic Minor and Phyrigian modes and...

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Peppino D’Agostino’s New Acoustic Guitar

Mar 26 2015

Peppino D’Agostino’s New Acoustic Guitar

Fingerstyle virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino examines topics such as solo guitar arranging, composition, alternate tunings, chord voicings, and fingerstyle techniques. New Acoustic Guitar contains 11 original Peppino works. This instructional book is very detailed in D’Agostino playing including alternate tunings, practice exercises and actual instrumentals that he tabs out very articulately! The book also comes with a CD of each track covered in the book which is very helpful. This book is simply the icing on the cake. The layout of the book makes sense for the various tunings you might want to explore. Each section has an intro lick...

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David Nadal – Lute Songs of John Dowland

Mar 19 2015

David Nadal – Lute Songs of John Dowland

Lute Songs of John Dowland: The Original First and Second Books Including Dowland’s Original Lute Tablature (Dover Song Collections). The preeminent lute virtuoso and composer of the early 17th century, John Dowland wrote numerous songs, both gay and melancholy, that dazzled the courts of England and Europe. This rare compilation features 43 of these splendid works in transcriptions for voice and guitar, plus two dances. Original lute tablature and complete song texts included. These book can be used in a couple different ways. It’s written in a systems of 3 clefs – lute tablature, the same notes written in...

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Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Mar 16 2015

Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Play all studies slowly enough to be comfortable and relaxed. Gradually increase the tempo, but stay relaxed. Use the metronomic markings on the etudes as a goal for that Etude and corresponding Study. Rick Kvistad has been the principal percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1980. Before that he had the same title with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on numerous recordings such as the Star Wars Trilogy by John Williams. Rick has had an interest in combining musical elements of classical, world music and jazz through his involvement with diverse...

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Ben Bolt – 39 Progressive Solos for Classical Guitar: Book 2

Mar 11 2015

Ben Bolt – 39 Progressive Solos for Classical Guitar: Book 2

39 outstanding classical guitar solos arranged with tablature for the first time. Baroque, Classical Period and Instructional. Guitar solo book and examples CD. Standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and guitar tab glossary. The recordings on the CD sound very nice. The song selections are excellent. They are a little more up beat and lively. Classical guitarist sometimes play the most boring songs but Ben Bolt’s selection is superb. The first book here. This book is full of great songs, and they are simple to play in terms of basic fingering. The hard part is the mastering of the speed...

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Hans-Gunter Heumann – Easy Piano Solos: 70’s Hits

Nov 14 2014

Hans-Gunter Heumann – Easy Piano Solos: 70’s Hits

This is a fabulous collection of 70s Hits all arranged for Easy Piano. Each one’s a classic that will take you back to the days of flares and platforms! This is a great book – Invaluable to teachers and students alike. Complete With Chord Symbols and Lyrics. You may be interested in Easy Piano Solos 50’s Hits or Hits for Kids. Contents: Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) By Bill Withers The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies) By Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood Can’t Smile Without You (Barry Manilow) By Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow Crocodile Rock (Elton John)...

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George Lawrence Stone – Stick Control

Oct 19 2014

George Lawrence Stone – Stick Control

George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving “control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination,” with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all types includes hundreds of basic to advanced rhythms and moves through categories of single-beat combinations, triplets, short roll combinations, flam beats, flam...

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