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Hal Leonard Guitar Method
Will Schmid - 1994-01-01 (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, ...
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Guitar Aerobics
A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique Bk/online audio
Troy Nelson - 2007-12-01
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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...
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Music Theory for Guitarists
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)
Tom Kolb - 2005-05-01
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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!...
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Teach Yourself to Play Guitar
A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners
David M. Brewster - 2004-04-01
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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...
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Guitar All-in-One For Dummies
Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
Hal Leonard Corporation - 2014-08-11 (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...
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Fretboard Logic SE
The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning Plus Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete(2 Volumes)
Bill Edwards - 1989-01-01 (first published in 1997)
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Fretboard Logic Special Edition Book. A bound combination of Books I and II in the Fretboard Logic guitar lesson series. Volume I explains the guitar's unique tuning and a basic set of fretboard patterns. Volume II integrates this foundation into an exploration of chords, scales, and arpeggios....
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Chord Chemistry
Ted Greene - 1985-03-01 (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...
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A Modern Method for Guitar
William Leavitt - 1999-12-01
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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...
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Guitar Fretboard Workbook
Barrett Tagliarino - 2003-08-01
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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...
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Guitar Fretboard
Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours
Guitar Head - 2018-05-13
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Learning all the notes on the fretboard taking too long? Or worse - seems impossible? This book will unlock all the notes in 5 Simple steps! Why Should I learn the Fretboard? Throughout my years of experience with the guitar, I have come across multiple "pro guitarists" who cannot name the note they just played. Learning guitar theory with no knowl...
Guitar For Absolute Beginners by Daniel Emery
Melodic Rhythms for Guitar by William Leavitt
Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo
Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists by Joseph Alexander
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists by Tom Kolb
Modern Chord Progressions by Ted Greene
Music Reading for Guitar by David Oakes
Guitar Reading Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino
The Guitar Grimoire by Adam Kadmon
Vaideology by Steve Vai
My First Guitar by Ben Parker
The Guitar Player Repair Guide by Dan Erlewine
Complete Technique for Modern Guitar by Joseph Alexander
No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists by James Shipway
Creative Guitar 1 by Guthrie Govan
Guitar Book for Adult Beginners by Damon Ferrante
Pumping Nylon by Scott Tennant
Patterns, Scales & Modes for Jazz Guitar by Arnie Berle
Guitar for Kids by Jeff Schroedl
Ultimate Guitar Chords, Scales & Arpeggios Handbook by Damon Ferrante
The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick
Guitar Theory For Dummies by Desi Serna
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar by Charles Kim
Guitar For Dummies by Mark Phillips
GUITAR CHORDS by Jake [editor] Jackson
Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners by Bert Casey
The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar by Joseph Alexander
Guitar for Kids by Gareth Evans
Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetina
Guitar Chord Bible by Phil Capone
Reading Studies for Guitar by William Leavitt
Learn Your Fretboard by Luke Zecchin
Guitarist's Guide to Scales Over Chords by Chad Johnson
Rhythm Guitar 365 by Troy Nelson
Classical Studies for Pick-Style Guitar - Volume 1 by William Leavitt
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course by Ron Manus
Fretboard Freedom - Book/Audio Online by Troy Nelson
Complete Acoustic Guitar Method by Greg Horne
The Chord Wheel by Jim Fleser
Guitar All-In-One for Dummies by Mark Phillips, Hal Leonard Corporation, Jon Chappell, Desi Serna
Guitar Scales Handbook by Damon Ferrante
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children by Sonia Michelson
Clear Solutions For Jazz Improvisers by Jerry Coker
101 Guitar Tips by Adam St. James