(Musicians Institute Press). Stop straining to hit those high notes! Unlock your true potential and start singing easily and effortlessly with this book by Musicians Institute vocal instructor Dena Murray. She teaches how to: breathe naturally; improve your speaking voice; stop holding, pushing and squeezing; develop your natural three-octave range; place your chest and head voices; and bridge the registers to sound like one voice. Includes online access to professionally recorded demonstrations, guided exercises, and plenty of practice tracks.
Alfred's Chord Fingering Dictionary contains photos and charts for all major, minor, seventh, diminished and augmented chords. It also includes instructions on how to tune and hold your guitar.
Learn the sound of modern chords and chord progressions. You will play all basic and extended chord forms, solos and chord substitutions. The chords are divided into six major categories of sounds---major, seventh, augmented, minor, diminished and minor-seventh flat fifth. The purpose is to portray their sound in context of the category.
A modern approach for guitar teachers and students who prefer rock, folk, country and blues music included in their course of study.
Licks in every substyle of punk including the New York scene, the LA scene, the London scene, thrash and grunge, with detailed information about important artists and their contributions. All licks are shown in standard music notation and TAB and demonstrated on the CD.
Book, 2 DVDs, 1 CD & 1 DVD-rom. An indispensable self-teaching method including 26 easy-to-follow lessons introducing note reading, chords and rhythms. Full colour, step-by-step lessons to learn to play any style of guitar. Includes: 2 DVDs, 1 CD and 1 DVD-rom: over 346 audio and 348 video files to download to your PC, Mac, iPod or MP3 player; 104 pages, 26 lessons, 125 examples, 40 songs, 40 chords, 60 strumming patterns; Free Guitar Chord Chart. Key features: Teaches all the important Chords, Rhythm strumming patterns and technique used by the world's best guitarists; The method uses all the song melodies contained in the international best selling "Progressive Guitar Method: Book 1"; The book can be used for any type of Guitar: Electric, Acoustic or Classical; No prior knowledge of music or guitar is needed; Covers notes on all six strings; Includes many well-known pop, rock, Classical and blues songs.
The conclusion of this power-packed acoustic blues guitar method begins with a review of transposition and immediately proceeds to great acoustic blues music. It provides an in-depth and exciting exploration of fingerstyle blues---with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings. Slide guitar technique is also covered, with examples in standard and open tunings. The book takes a much closer look at pentatonic and blues scale theory and application. Modal theory is introduced, with special attention given to the Mixolydian and Dorian modes. Jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping the bass and advanced muting techniques are all covered as well. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing and learn lots of great music with this book.
This beginner's method for 12-string guitar by veteran guitarist Tommy Flint covers all of the basics for getting started. Topics include tuning and strings; reading chord diagrams, notation and tablature; blues; triplets; slurs; slides; melody playing on the 1st and 2nd strings; two and three part harmony; movable chords; and rolls. Numerous solos give the student a chance to practice the skills being taught. the companion CD is a helpful audio tool for attaining the correct sound.
A thorough method of instruction that teaches both pickstyle and fingerstyle playing for acoustic and electric guitar. You will get a thorough introduction to note reading, scales and chords. Includes optional duets, favorite classical and folk melodies from around the world arranged for guitar solo or duet. Designed to be used simultaneously with Bass Today. Clear diagrams and photos included.
Being unplugged doesn't mean you're without power. Develop the agility and strength that will give your performances power by making them appear effortless. All music in each 96-page book is shown in TAB and standard notation and recorded on the accompanying CD and/or DVD for demonstration and playing along.
The third edition of Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. New to the third edition is a CD-ROM with sections including Live Links, an expanded and easily searchable Tech Talk, and sample print music scores. Also new to the third edition are sections on digital sheet music and video game music, as well as an updated bibliography.
(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together, available as a book only (00699040) or book with three CDs (00697342)!
Steve Kaufman, three-time National Flatpicking Champion, does it again. This installment of a four-part series brings us Steve's favorite Celtic hornpipes transcribed for the mandolin (and fiddle too). This is a large collection of hornpipes that will build your repertoire as well as help you develop more ideas, licks and runs for arranging your own melodies. Companion audio is available for this title in which all the songs are played note for note at about 3/4 speed.
Book, 2 DVDs, 1 CD & 1 DVD-rom. An indispensable self-teaching, learning and reference manual for the adult beginner. 52 full-colour, step-by-step lessons to learn to play any style of guitar. Includes: 2 DVDs, 1 CD and 1 DVD-rom: over 570 audio and 350 video files to download to your PC, Mac, iPod or MP3 player; 52 lessons, 300 examples, 30 songs, 150 Chords, 100 strumming patterns, 80 lead licks and 25 fingerpicking patterns; Free Guitar Chord Chart. Key features: No prior knowledge of music or guitar is needed; Includes Notes, Chords, Rhythms, Lead and Fingerpicking; Easy Read Tab -- don't need to read music to learn from this book; Covering notes on all six strings, lead guitar picking technique, rhythm guitar chords and strumming patterns, fingerpicking; Includes many well-known pop, rock, folk and blues songs; The book can be used for any style of Guitar: Electric, Acoustic or Classical.
DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.
This two-volume method uses both standard music notation and TAB making it great for teaching yourself or learning with a teacher. Book one gives you information on subjects such as the different types of guitars, a history of the guitar, what to look for when buying a new or used guitar, caring for your guitar, tuning your instrument and reading music There are also lots of great songs that help introduce techniques important to good guitar playing. In addition to more great songs, book two introduces techniques such as bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, palm mute and more. Rock, heavy metal, blues, country, jazz and jazz-rock TAB licks are included along with some handy reference charts that make learning fun and easy.