This handy booklet includes 120 of the most commonly used chords, as well as information on chord theory and easy-reference diagrams. MORE»
Quick – what's that chord? This compact reference guide includes: over 2,700 guitar chord diagrams in all 12 keys; 58 chord qualities and four voicings for each chord; instructions on reading chord diagrams; and music theory to aid in chord construction. Measuring just 4″ x 6″ inches, this info-packed volume is small enough to take everywhere! MORE»
Here's the first book in this respected series to address the needs of novices who want to play right away, without lessons or reading music and tab. The Wizard presents 4+ hours of video instruction that can be accessed online, with a supplementary book. Beginners will start playing chords and songs immediately, and after the first few lessons, they will be improvising and composing. Try this magical method and be amazed – it really works! MORE»
Since its appearance in Guitar World in 1990, Vai's intensive guitar regimen has been the Holy Grail for serious players. Here is the lesson that shaped a generation of guitarists. Vai sat down with guitarist/transcriber Dave Whitehill and outlined his practice routine for the January 1990 issue of Guitar World. Never before had a guitarist given such an in-depth explanation of his musical exercise regimen. It became a must-have for guitarists. Many of the players interviewed in GW have cited it as an influence on their development as guitarists. Here's a chance to experience the workout in its original form and to learn some of the things Vai has done to develop his formidable chops and remarkable music vocabulary.
In this book, Steve Vai reveals his path to virtuoso enlightenment with two challenging guitar workouts – one 10-hour and one 30-hour – which include scale and chord exercises, ear training, sight-reading, music theory, and much more. These comprehensive workouts are reprinted by permission from Guitar World magazine. MORE»
Take your lap steel guitar playing to the next level with this great package that will teach you how to play solos, licks and backups, all over the fretboard, in any key, plus teach you how to navigate in several tunings including G, D, E7 and more. Easy-to-follow diagrams and instruction are included for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. 63 demonstration audio tracks of tunes and licks matching the music examples in the book are available for download or streaming online. MORE»
Small in size but loaded with valuable info, this 5-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ guide features: easy-to-read chord grids, easy-to-see color photos, basic chord theory and fingering principles, open chords and barre chords, partial chords and broken-set forms and more. Over 1,600 glorious chords in all – keep this puppy in your guitar case! MORE»
The most comprehensive guitar chord resource ever! Beginning with helpful notes on how to use the book, how to choose the best voicings and how to construct chords, this extensive, 264-page source for all playing styles and levels features five easy-to-play voicings of 44 chord qualities for each of the twelve musical keys – 2,640 chords in all! For each, there is a clearly illustrated chord frame, as well as an actual photo of the chord being played! Includes info on basic fingering principles, open chords and barre chords, partial chords and broken-set forms, and more. Great for all guitarists! Also available in 9″ x 12″ version (HL00695224) MORE»
This book for both acoustic and electric guitarists is designed to be a handy guide to the two most important components of playing: chords and scales. More than just a reference, it will also help you understand how chords and scales are created, named and used, and how they are related to each other. Includes over 1,400 chord diagrams; major, minor, pentatonic, blues and diminished scales; and modes. Teaches how to understand intervals and build major, minor, augmented, diminished and extended chords. MORE»
This handy resource was created to assist guitarists in learning to play today's most commonly used scales. It's a fast and fun way to gain instant access to 120 scale patterns through easy-reference diagrams. It also features a useful section on scale theory. MORE»
The most comprehensive guitar chord resource ever! Beginning with helpful notes on how to use the book, how to choose the best voicings and how to construct chords, this extensive, 272-page source for all playing styles and levels features five easy-to-play voicings of 44 chord qualities for each of the twelve musical keys – 2,640 chords in all! For each, there is a clearly illustrated chord frame, as well as an actual photo of the chord being played! Includes info on basic fingering principles, open chords and barre chords, partial chords and broken-set forms, and more. Great for all guitarists! MORE»
The Hal Leonard 12-String Guitar Method is the perfect introduction for 6-string players to the acoustic or electric 12-string guitar. This easy-to-use book and audio pack includes many useful exercises, nearly 60 popular songs and riffs, invaluable tips, and full-band audio tracks online for demonstration or play-along.
Lessons include: Mechanics & Maintenance • Acoustic & Electric Tips • Chords • Arpeggios • Fingerpicking • Alternate Tunings • Playing with a Capo • Recording Ideas • Technique Tips • Standard Notation & Tablature • and more.
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. 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. MORE»
Learn to use the entire fretboard with the Incredible Scale Finder! This book contains more than 1,300 scale diagrams for the most important 17 scale types, including major and minor scales, pentatonics, the seven major modes, diminished, melodic minor, harmonic minor, and more – in all 12 keys! Basic scale theory is also presented to help you apply these colorful sounds in your own music. MORE»
The complete book on the world of rock guitar, covering fretboard basics, chords, structure, and all rock styles, with accompanying illustrations. MORE»
A reference guide to blues, R&B, jazz, and rock rhythm guitar, with hundreds of voicings, chord theory construction, chord progressions and exercises and much more. Blues You Can Use: Guitar Chords is useful for the beginner to advanced player. MORE»
This convenient reference features easy-to-read diagrams of the most commonly used chords, including 30 chord qualities for each root note for a total of more than 350 chords. Includes an interesting introduction on the history of the 7-string guitar, a handy diagram of the complete 7-string fingerboard, basic chord theory, 7-string guitar tab manuscript paper, and notes explaining how to use the book. Covers all styles of music. MORE»