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It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon. Because this musical instrument is significant to so many in ways that are emotional, cultural, and economic guitar making has experienced a renaissance in North America, both as a popular hobby and, for some, a way of life.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Book 2 offers carefully sequenced instruction in notereading, music theory and piano technique for the adult student. Students explore pieces arranged in the keys of D and F Major, as well as D and E Minor. Keyboard harmony is taught using "lead sheets" with chord accompaniment patterns. Contents include: Cathedral Chimes * 'O Sole Mio * Sloop John B * Brahms' Lullaby * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * Hava Nagila * Give My Regards to Broadway * Scarborough Fair * Malaguena * Pachelbel's Canon * and more.
For the first time in one book, Steve Clarke brings together a collection of the most iconic guitars used on classic recordings. With permission from the artists and private collectors he takes the guitars apart so we see in astonishing detail close up photographs, specifications previously unknown and Steve manages to bust many a myth associated with the guitars. This book provides an insight that will be appreciated by guitarists and fans alike into what made these guitars unique. Guitars used by George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Paul Kossoff, Keith Richards, Bruce Welch, Marc Bolan, Jan Akkerman and many more all come under scrutiny.
What a thrill for any musician: playing a fine-sounding instrument that he or she has lovingly crafted from scratch. With this richly illustrated manual, well-known luthier and guitarist John Bogdanovich shows exactly how to build that first, beautiful guitar, using traditional, time-tested methods. All that's required are basic woodworking techniques and a minimally equipped shop. Bogdanovich discusses the anatomy of the guitar, sound, choosing an instrument, selecting woods, templates and molds, and preparation. In more than 300 pages of text, he painstakingly lays out the details of construction, from assembling the neck and sides to installing the fingerboard and bridge.
Want to be a classical guitarist but never had a lesson?
Want to be a classical guitarist, but never had a lesson? No problem -- this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book
Get acquainted with your guitar -- familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar
Start making some music -- play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scales
Ramp up your technique -- play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positions
Build your classical repertoire -- from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical music
Practice makes perfect -- improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the book
Open the book and find:
Tips and techniques for playing beautiful pieces
How to read music notation and tablature
Basic finger and thumb strokes
Right- and left-hand techniques
Musical examples, charts, and photos
Music pieces from the guitar greats
The best ways to care for your guitar
A step-by-step tutorial on changing your strings
Bonus CD IncludesMore than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the bookPieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the musicTuning notes to help you tune up your guitar
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
(Guitar Play-Along). The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch 8 songs: Aces High * Flight of Icarus * The Number of the Beast * Run to the Hills * Running Free * The Trooper * Two Minutes to Midnight * Wasted Years.
Now for the left hand guitarist, introducing a major new feature for print books: sound! With your mobile, scan the QR code to launch flametreemusic.com and listen to the chord as a strum, or an arpeggio. Of course, Flame Tree'e easy-to-use diagrams make this a fantastic new book for home, studio, writing and rehearsal.
Video game soundtracks both old and new feature work by some of the
greatest composers of our time. Orchestras all over the world play
entire concerts of video game music. This collection of themes from
The Legend of Zelda(tm) series is arranged for solo guitar
performance with full notation and TAB. Each song is arranged in
easy guitar keys at an easy--intermediate level, and all pieces are
suitable for recitals, concerts, and solo performances. There are
33 songs drawn from The Legend of Zelda(tm), Zelda II(tm) - The
Adventure of Link(tm), The Legend of Zelda(tm): A Link to the
Past(tm), The Legend of Zelda(tm): Link's Awakening(tm), The Legend
of Zelda(tm): Ocarina of Time(tm), The Legend of Zelda(tm):
Majora's Mask(tm), The Legend of Zelda(tm): The Wind Waker(tm), The
Legend of Zelda(tm): Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of
Zelda(tm): Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda(tm): Phantom
Hourglass, and The Legend of Zelda(tm), Spirit Tracks.
This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and 'one hell of an attitude'.
In the music world, there are dozens of talented photographers known for their images of flesh-and-blood rockers doing their thing for the audiences that love them. But there is only one Lisa S. Johnson. She is the Annie Lebowitz of the musical ax, whose nuanced approach to still instrument photography has placed the veteran photographer in a league of her own. Armed with a macro lens, laser-focused eye for detail, and a unique, singular vision, Johnson's guitar art has become imbedded in pop culture's six-string consciousness. The follow-up to her 2013 debut book, 108 Rock Star Guitars, Johnson continues her journey photographing guitars that have rocked the world with Mortal and Immortal Guitars. Johnson's intimate guitar portraits illustrate the wear-and-tear details of America's greatest musical icon belonging to the worlds' most famous players. Mortal and Immortal Guitars presents a who's who of instrumental avatars both living and passed, including: Billy Sheehan, Dave Grohl, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Geezer Butler, Joe Perry, B.B. King, Albert Lee, Robin Trower, Vernon Reid, Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Susan Tedeschi, Steve Stevens, George Thorogood, Chris Squire, Dave Davies, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, Buddy Guy, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Michael Anthony, Lita Ford, Nita Strauss, Mike Bloomfield, Nuno Bettencourt, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Elvis, Prince, and Iron Maiden's Steve Harris, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith, to name a few.
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 exercises progressively teach melody, harmony and rhythm. Perfect for the serious guitar student and instructor alike.
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