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Hal Leonard Guitar Method
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...
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)
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, ...
A Modern Method for Guitar
William Leavitt - Dec 01, 1999
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(Berklee Methods). Now guitarists can have all three volumes of this classic guitar method in one convenient book! Created by popular demand, this new edition of the method used as the basic text for the renowned Berklee College of Music guitar program is a complete compilation of the original Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Innovative solos, duets and exerci...
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 by Joseph Alexander
Fretboard Logic SE by Bill Edwards
Modern Chord Progressions by Ted Greene
Music Reading for Guitar by David Oakes
Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant
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
The Guitar Grimoire by Adam Kadmon
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
Learn Your Fretboard by Luke Zecchin
Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords by Chad Johnson
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course by Ron Manus
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar by Charles Kim
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children by Sonia Michelson
101 Guitar Tips by Adam St. James