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Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition
Will Schmid - Jan 01, 1994 (first published in 1980)
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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, ...
Guitar Aerobics
A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique Bk/online audio
Troy Nelson - Dec 01, 2007
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From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned for a full 52 weeks. The guitar exercises cover several musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, an...
Music Theory for Guitarists
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)
Tom Kolb - May 01, 2005
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Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying CD provides 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more!...
Guitar All-in-One For Dummies
Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
Hal Leonard Corporation - Aug 11, 2014 (first published in 2009)
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Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitar guideThere's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bouree, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to lear...
Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners
David M. Brewster - Apr 01, 2004
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(Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a com...
Guitar For Absolute Beginners
Daniel Emery - Feb 15, 2009
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How to play guitar: The effective guitar method successfully used by thousands of busy New Yorkers in their classes at New York City Guitar School. Learn the fundamentals of guitar in the motivating step-by-step comprehensive course for beginners from New York City Guitar School. This program cover all the basics of guitar playing, and includes det...
Ted Greene -- Chord Chemistry
Ted Greene - Mar 01, 1985 (first published in 1981)
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Ted Greene's Chord Chemistry was originally published in 1971 and has become the classic chord reference book for two generations of guitarists. Whether you are just beginning to search beyond basic barre chords or are already an advanced player looking for new sounds and ideas this is the book that will get you there. Designed to inspire creativit...
My First Guitar
Learn To Play
Ben Parker - Jan 30, 2013
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This book is the perfect introduction to the Guitar for kids of all ages. With no sheet music to follow, kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first chords, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first guitar! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice...
The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists
The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist's point of view (Guitar theory)
Mr Joseph Alexander - Nov 20, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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Learn guitar theory - The simple way, musical way Third Edition Are you sick and tired of guitar theory being taught in overly complicated language?  Are you looking to become a better musician and guitar player? Do you want to discover creative guitar soloing and songwriting approaches? Do you want to understand & use guitar scales, ...
Guitar Fretboard Workbook
Barrett Tagliarino - Aug 01, 2003
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(Musicians Institute Press). Navigate the guitar neck better than ever before with this easy-to-use book! Designed from Musicians Institute core curriculum programs, it covers essential concepts for players of every level, acoustic or electric. A hands-on guide to theory, it will help you learn to build any scale or chord on your own and unleash cr...
Complete Technique for Modern Guitar
Develop perfect guitar technique and master picking, legato, rhythm and expression
Mr Joseph Alexander - May 14, 2019
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The ultimate guide to modern guitar technique The guitar has evolved into a complex instrument and you'll require a complete complete control of its extensive techniques to stay relevant as a modern musician.  Luckily, every single essential technique used by modern guitarists is explained, taught and mastered in Complete Technique f...
Fretboard Logic SE by Bill Edwards
Modern Chord Progressions by Ted Greene
Music Reading for Guitar by David Oakes
Pumping Nylon by
Guitar Reading Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino
Guitar for Kids by Jeff Schroedl
Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo
GUITAR CHORDS by Jake [Editor] Jackson
The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer
Guitar Fretboard by Guitar Head
The Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine
A Modern Method for Guitar - Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete by William Leavitt
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 by Will Schmid
No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists by James Shipway
Creative Guitar 1 by Guthrie Govan
Guitar for Kids by Gareth Evans
Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetina
Guitar Chord Bible by Phil Capone
Melodic Rhythms for Guitar by William Leavitt
The Guitar Grimoire by Adam Kadmon
Learn Your Fretboard by Luke Zecchin
Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords by Chad Johnson
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Complete by Ron Manus
The Chord Wheel by Jim Fleser
The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
Guitar by Mr Joseph Alexander
The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux
Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners by Bert Casey
Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners - Deluxe Edition by Bert Casey
The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar by Mr Joseph Alexander
Neoclassical Speed Strategies for Guitar by Mr Chris Brooks
Beatles Complete Easy Guitar by The Beatles
Vaideology by Steve Vai
The Ultimate Scale Book by Troy Stetina
The Guitar Grimoire by Adam Kadmon
The Strat in the Attic by Deke Dickerson
The Ultimate Fake Book by Hal Leonard Corp.
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists by Tom Kolb
JustinGuitar Beginner's Course by Justin Sandercoe
A Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 1 by William Leavitt
Jazz Guitar, Complete Edition by Jody Fisher
Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar Boxed Dvd/CD Set Legacy Of Learning by Steve Krenz
Guitar Adventures by Damon Ferrante
Beginner's Guitar Lessons by Mr Joseph Alexander
Guitar Book for Kids 5 & Up - Beginner Lessons by Damon Ferrante
Guitar Book for Adult Beginners by Damon Ferrante
Reading Studies for Guitar by William Leavitt
The Strat in the Attic 2 by Deke Dickerson
Julio S Sagreras Guitar Lessons Books 1-3 by Julio S. Sagreras
Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant
Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 1 by Morty Manus
Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing, Volume 1 by Ted Greene
GT2 - The Guitar Grimoire - Chords and Voicings by Adam Kadmon
Rhythm Guitar 365 by Troy Nelson
Burst Believers by Vic DaPra
Classical Studies for Pick-Style Guitar - Volume 1 by William Leavitt
The Guitarist's Music Theory Book by Peter Vogl
Sunburst by Tony Bacon
The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2020 by Alan Greenwood
GT15 - Guitar Grimoire by Adam Kadmon
Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Book 1, Deluxe Beginner Edition by Will Schmid
Guitars by David Schiller
Burst Believers II by Vic DaPra
Creative Bass Technique Exercises by Dan Hawkins
Burst Believers IV by Vic DaPra
The Craft of Musical Composition by Paul Hindemith
The Telecaster Guitar Book by Tony Bacon
Blues You Can Use by John Ganapes
Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 by William Bay
The Stratocaster Guitar Book by Tony Bacon
Patterns, Scales & Modes for Jazz Guitar by Arnie Berle
Burst Believers III by Vic DaPra
50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul by Tony Bacon
The Ultimate Guitar Book by Tony Bacon
The Complete Jazz Guitar Soloing Compilation by Mr Joseph Alexander
The Missing Method for Guitar by Christian J. Triola
Tonal Harmony by Stefan Kostka
The Rickenbacker Book by Tony Bacon
100 Acoustic Lessons by Michael Mueller
100 Songs for Kids by Hal Leonard Corp.
Fretboard Freedom - Book/Audio Online by Troy Nelson
Les Paul by Les Paul
Playing Guitar by David Hodge
Little Black Songbook by
Total Acoustic Guitar - Book/CD by Andrew DuBrock
A Modern Method for Guitar by Larry Baione
Progressive Classical Guitar Method by Jason Waldron
Acoustic Guitar Book 2 by Bert Casey