This handy chart includes clear, easy-to-see chord fingerings in all keys, plus a bonus section that provides favorite intros and endings in different keys. Also includes information on relative tuning. MORE»
The Hal Leonard Lap Steel Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the six-string lap steel guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by country music veteran Johnie Helms includes many fun songs and hot licks to learn and play. The accompanying online audio contains 95 tracks of hot licks and cool songs for demonstration and play along. Topics include tunings, chords, scales, key positions, right- and left-hand techniques, vibrato, string pulls, slants, music reading, and much more! MORE»
Play jazz ukulele! Learn the essential theory, concepts, and techniques to perform jazz. This book will help you to understand and play jazz harmonies and tension substitutions, and the principles for improvisation and accompanying other musicians. It includes traditional notation and tablature, and also introduces additional types of notation common in jazz. The accompanying online audio lets you hear the concepts and then practice them along with a jazz combo. By the end of the book, you will be able to play jazz ukulele in ensemble and solo settings.
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Learn the techniques, common practices, and essential repertoire of the classical mandolin. You will learn long-established mandolin techniques and their contemporary applications. You will discover gems from the classical mandolin literature, and familiar classical melodies arranged for mandolin. You will also gain insights into how to arrange your own musical ideas, including classical melodies, for solo mandolin. This book and its online videos and play-along audio tracks will help to enhance your understanding of the greater context of mandolin traditions. Additional notation is provided for arrangements of small mandolin and guitar ensembles.
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The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Irish bouzouki. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide focuses on teaching the basics of the instrument as well as accompaniment techniques for a variety of Irish song forms. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book and can be accessed online via streaming or download. Includes: purchasing an instrument; playing position; tuning; picking and strumming patterns; learning the fretboard; accompaniment styles; double jigs, slip jigs, and reels; drones; counterpoint; arpeggios; playing with a capo; traditional Irish songs; basic music reading; standard notation and tablature.
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This book is designed as a guide to help you learn to play & jam to the blues. The method presented in this book with CD (67 lesson tracks PLUS bonus Jam Traxs) will enable you to gain a basic understanding of blues ukulele to amaze and impress your friends, family, and even your dog with your new knowledge and playing abilities! Written in standard music notation and tablature, you'll learn blues form, 12-bar blues, blues shuffle rhythm, 8-bar blues shuffle, the secret method of jamming, how to bend the notes, blues scales in different keys, minor blues, blues songs, bonus jam trax and much more. This book will have you playing blues in no time! MORE»
There are two ways to approach writing a cookbook – and this goes for cooking food and cooking up some great music. One way is to give you a bunch of recipes and tell you, “Here's how to make this dish, or here's how to play this tune.” Another way is to teach you how to cook. In other words, by providing you with techniques for mixing flavors, the knowledge of when, where, and how to apply heat, and ideas on how to add your own touches, you can make the dish – or the tune – your own. This book takes the second path. The goal of this book isn't to tell you how to play tunes or how to play like anyone else. It's to teach you ways to approach, arrange, and personalize any tune – to develop your own unique style. To that end, we'll take in a healthy serving of old-time music and also expand the clawhammer palate to taste a few other musical styles. The CD contains demos of all the songs and examples to aid in the learning process. MORE»
This complete guide to pedal steel guitar is a simple, straightforward instruction manual starts at the very beginning with tuning and playing fundamentals. It covers beginning to advanced instruction in the E9 tuning and an introduction to the C6 tuning. Includes a CD and discography. MORE»
A great addition to any pedal steel guitar player's arsenal, this special book/CD pack features 100 hot 'n' tasty licks for pedal steel guitar in E9 tuning. The licks range in difficulty from extremely easy to more advanced, and can be applied to any key or musical style – country, rock, bluegrass, pop, blues and more. The audio CD features a demo of every lick! MORE»
The purpose of this book and its accompanying audio is to give the student not only a method from which to learn the oud, but also an overview of the history, folklore and origins of this beloved ancient stringed instrument. This book teaches the fundamentals of standard Western music notation in the context of oud playing, and serves as an introduction for absolute beginners as well as those experienced on other instruments. The book covers: types of ouds, tuning the oud, playing position, how to string the oud, music notation, scales, chords, arpeggios, tremolo technique, studies and exercises, songs and rhythms from Armenia and the Middle East, and 25 audio tracks for demonstration and play along.
The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each 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»
This comprehensive manual includes easy-to-follow tablature, diagrams and pictures along with step-by-step instructions on set-up, accessories, and other necessities. You'll learn all the parts of the pedal steel guitar, chords and scales, and great songs and licks that you can play while learning. The CD includes demonstrations of the songs. MORE»
One of Carcassi's (1792-1853) most famous collections of classical guitar music – indispensable for the modern guitarist's musical and technical development. Performed by Paul Henry. Book includes audio demos of each study for 49-minutes of audio. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each 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»
The ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and professional-quality audio is now available for Dobro®! This book pack can be used by students who want to teach themselves, or by teachers for private or group instruction. Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book as you listen to 66 demo tracks provided for download or streaming online. You'll learn all the basics: playing melodies; chord accompaniment; double stops and vibrato; rolls; hammer-ons and pull-offs; and much more! Learn at your own pace and open the door to the world of Dobro® music! MORE»
Centerstream proudly presents the first-ever comprehensive book about lap-steel and console steel guitars. Includes: interviews and profiles of more than 35 of the greatest electric and acoustic steel guitarists of the past and present, representing most forms of music played in the world today; previously unpublished photos and commentary on vintage steel guitars and new instruments from the best modern builders; resources for guitars, amplifiers, accessories, instructional materials, steel guitar tunings; and much more. Players covered include: Junior Brown, Bob Brozman, Jerry Byrd, Papa Cairo, Jody Carver, Cindy Cashdollar, Bruce Clarke, John Ely, Pete Grant, Steve Howe, Andy Iona, Harry Manx, Dick McIntire, Santo & Johnny and dozens of others. 336 pages, with 40 pages of wonderful color! MORE»
The Hal Leonard Chinese Pipa Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the pipa. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide serves as an introduction to the Chinese pipa and its techniques. The accompanying online video lessons feature demonstrations of examples and exercises throughout the book. Lessons include: About the Pipa; Tuning; Western & Chinese notation basics; Left and right hand techniques; Positions; Tremolo; Bending; Vibrato and overtones; Classical Pipa repertoire; Popular Chinese folk tunes; much more! MORE»