Fred Sokolow Guitar Tab Books, Instruction DVDs, Chord Melody Solos, Arrangements, Video Lessons

       *FREE BOOK - "Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns" by Stacy McKee (with 1st order)*
            ..................................................Chord Melody Guitar Music.......................................................
        
1-800-913-9477 -Toll Free  843-838-2657 - Phone  843-838-7381 - Fax  chordmelod@aol.com
    
Acoustic Guitar Books/DVDs..........Classical Guitar Books/DVDs.............Lick Library Guitar DVDs
                 
Beginner's Guitar Books/DVDs.......Country Guitar Books/DVDs..............Play Along Guitar Books/DVDs  
                  Blues Guitar Books/DVDs................
Flamenco Guitar Books/DVDs............Religious Guitar Books/DVDs     
                           
Brazilian Guitar Books/DVDs..........Jazz Guitar Course Books/DVDs........Robert Conti Guitar Books/DVDs         
                Celtic Guitar Books/DVDs................
Jazz Guitar Books/DVDs (A-K)..........Rock Guitar Books/DVDs           

                   Christian Guitar Books/DVDs..........Jazz Guitar Books/DVDs (L-Z)...........Spanish Guitar Books/DVDs
         
Secure Order Form

      *Click Here For Featured DVDs Of The Week On Sale!!

        BBBOnLine Reliability Seal         Visa Mastercard, American Express, Discover Logos        Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.

      ==> Click Here To Search By Artist Name or Band Name <==

        Need Help Choosing The Right Guitar Book or Video? Peabody Conservatory
             trained guitarist Steven Herron is available to answer questions and make recommendations
           that will help you become a better guitarist!  Just call Toll-Free 1-800-913-9477 now!!

picture

   Fred Sokolow is an extremely versatile musician! Although he is most often seen playing jazz guitar and singing in Los Angeles night spots, he is just as likely to turn up playing 5 string banjo at bluegrass festivals or rock guitar at studio sessions. You may even spot him playing Resonator guitar or mandolin on various folk revivals seen on cable and public television.

    Born in Los Angeles September 14, 1945, by the early 1960s Fred was well known in the California bluegrass scene, playing with Jody Stecher, Brantley Kearns, Sandy Rothman and Eric Thompson. Relocating to Berkeley, he toured and recorded with a hippie rock band throughout most of the 60s, the Bay Area-based Notes From the Underground.

    In the early 70s Fred performed with R&B, rock, country and bluegrass bands. By 1975 Fred had played with bluegrass luminaries like John Herald, Frank Wakefield and Jerry Garcia, had opened for the Grateful Dead, the Doors, B.B. King, Country Joe and the Fish and countless other acts.
  
   Besides soloing as a jazz guitarist/vocalist, Fred Sokolow has also fronted his own jazz, bluegrass and rock bands. He has toured with Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford and The Limeliters. He has performed in such diverse settings as The Fillmore, The Fairmount Hotel and The Boarding House in San Francisco, The Denver Folklore Center, The Alladin, Sahara and Harrah's in Las Vegas and the Banjo Cafe, Donte's, and McCabe's in LA. 

   Fred has written over 50 instructional books and DVDs. If you think that Fred Sokolow still isn't versatile enough, know that he has MC'd for Carol Doda at San Francisco's legendary Condor Club, accompanied a Russian balalaika virtuoso, won The Gong Show, played lap steel on The Tonight Show, played Resonator guitar with Chubby Checker as well as written and performed the music score for the movie Rampaging Nurses!

Fred Sokolow - Jazz Chord Melody Solos For Beginners - DVD
If you love old standards like "Georgia On My Mind" and "Ain't Misbehavin" but always thought that only advanced guitarists could play them, you'll love Fred's easy-to-play jazz chord melody solos! In this DVD, you'll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish, how to play backup while you sing them and how to play a beautiful chord melody solo instrumental for each song. The tunes are arranged for beginners. There are no difficult chords and Fred explains each song measure by measure before playing it. Then you'll watch him re-play the song slowly on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Chord melody soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and cool sounding guitar style! This lesson will get you started and Fred's relaxed teaching style makes it easy! Songs include: "Summertime, Fly Me To the Moon, Georgia On My Mind, It Had To Be You, What a Wonderful World, Ain't Misbehavin".
(110 minutes) Booklet included...........................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Georgia On My Mind"

Fred Sokolow - Jazz Standards For Beginners - DVD
If you love old standards like Autumn Leaves and Moonglow, but always thought only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you'll love Fred's easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this lesson, you'll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish: how to play backup while you sing them, and how to play a beautiful chord melody solo/instrumental for each song. The tunes are arranged for beginners, with very few difficult chords. Fred plays and sings each song, then goes over the tricky spots in each tune before playing it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Best of all, you can read all six arrangements (tablature, music and chord grids) in the booklet that comes with this lesson as a PDF file on the DVD. Chord soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and satisfying guitar style. This lesson will get you started and Fred's relaxed teaching style makes it easy. Songs include: "Autumn Leaves, Moonglow, Gee Baby Ain't I good To You, Till There Was You, Young At Heart and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning".
(106 min) Printable PDF File................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Autumn Leaves"

Fred Sokolow - The George Gershwin Songbook - DVD
George and Ira Gershwin's beautiful songs are timeless jazz standards and they sound great on the guitar! In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six complete arrangements of Gershwin songs, including guitar rhythm chord backup comping (for singing) and instrumental chord melody solos for each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to three of the songs, as well as ad-lib instrumental solos. After playing each tune, Fred gives you a run-down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progressions and chord substitutions, Then he re-plays it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Chord melody soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and exciting guitar style. This lesson will get you playing some of the classiest jazz tunes ever written! Songs include: "They Can't Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Oh Lady Be Good, Someone to Watch Over Me, A Foggy Day".
(98 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "They Can't Take That Away From Me"

Fred Sokolow - The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook - DVD
In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six of Hoagy Carmichael's best songs, including guitar rhythm chord backup comping (for singing) and chord melody solo instrumental versions of each tune! Just for fun, Fred also includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to four of the songs as well as ad-lib instrumental chord solos. After playing each song, Fred gives you a run down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progressions and chord substitutions. Then he replays it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Chord melody soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and exciting guitar style. This lesson will get you playing some of the classiest jazz tunes ever written! Songs include: "Stardust, Georgia On My Mind, Lazy River, Skylark, Rockin' Chair, Lazybones".
(100 min) Booklet included..................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Stardust"

Fred Sokolow - The Cole Porter Songbook - DVD
Cole Porter's beautiful, witty songs have become timeless jazz standards and they sound great on the guitar! In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six complete arrangements of Cole Porter gems, including guitar rhythm chord backup comping (for singing) and instrumental chord melody solos for each tune. Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely-heard introductory verses to three of the songs, as well as ad-lib instrumental solos. After playing each tune, Fred gives you a run-down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progressions and chord substitutions. Then he re-plays it slower, on a split screen with close-ups of both hands. Chord melody soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and exciting guitar style. This lesson will get you playing some of the classiest jazz tunes ever written! Songs include: "Night and Day, At Long Last Love, Let's Do It, All Of You, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Easy To Love".
(90 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Night And Day"

Fred Sokolow - The Irving Berlin Songbook - DVD
In this DVD, Fred plays and teaches six Irving Berlin favorites, including guitar rhythm chord backup comping (for singing) and chord melody solo instrumental versions of each tune! Just for fun, Fred includes the rarely heard introductory verses to some of the songs and plays ad-lib instrumental chord solos for all of them. After playing each song, Fred gives you a run down on the arrangement, going over tricky spots and analyzing the chord progressions and chord substitutions. Then he replays it slower, on a split-screen with close-ups of both hands. Chord melody soloing (playing the melody and chords at the same time) is a very complete and exciting guitar style. This lesson will get you playing some of the classiest jazz tunes ever written! Songs include: "Cheek to Cheek, Say It Isn't So, Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Change Partners".
(95 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Cheek To Cheek"

Fred Sokolow - Playing & Understanding Jazz Guitar - DVD
This DVD lesson presents a very clear and thorough introduction to playing jazz guitar! You will learn all the licks, chords, scales and theory that you will need to know to get started. Fred  shows you chord construction and chord types including inversions and diminished chords as well as scalewise progressions and how to use them. Circle-of-fifths progressions and how to play and recognize them, chord comping, chord melody soloing and playing single-note solos to standards like "I Got Rhythm, Honeysuckle Rose, and Watch What Happens". You'll also learn how to improvise solos using scales and chord-based licks as well as how to solo over II-V-I standard changes.
(75 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "I've Got Rhythm"

Fred Sokolow - Understanding Chord Progressions - DVD
When you know how chord progressions work it's much easier to learn and remember new songs! And when you understand a song's chord structure you're not just memorizing letter names - in fact, you will now be able to play the tune in any key. Learning how songs are put together also develops your musical ear and enhances your appreciation of music in general. In this lesson, Fred draws from several musical genres (rock, blues, jazz, pop and country) to illustrate many standard types of chord movement and song structures. You'll learn about chord families, the twelve bar blues, circle-of-fifths changes, diatonic chord movement and more! Along the way you'll learn how to play and comprehend the progressions of many classic tunes including "All of Me, Every Day I Have the Blues, Blue Skies, Your Cheatin' Heart, Blue Moon, Mister Sandman, Honeysuckle Rose, Like a Rolling Stone, Ain't Misbehavin, I Got Rhythm". Fred explains everything in terms of the guitar fretboard so you'll not only learn how to play these songs but learn how to use your guitar to understand music theory and harmony at the same time!
(109 min) Booklet included..................................................Price - $29.95

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Bessie Smith - DVD
In the 1920s and 30s Bessie Smith was “empress of the blues.” Her passionate singing and performing style and her songwriting influenced all the blues and jazz singers that followed. Many of the songs she popularized, both blues and “tin pan alley” tunes, have become standards in blues, jazz, rock and pop music. Songs in this collection have been recorded by artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Leadbelly, Billie Holiday, Chet Atkins, Bing Crosby, David Lee Roth, Big Bill Broonzy, B. B. King and Sam Cooke. They’re great tunes for guitar pickers and Fred shows you how to back yourself up singing them as well as how to fingerpick instrumental versions of six classics. With his explanations of the arrangements, split-screen, slowed-down versions of the songs, and with the tab and music in the accompanying booklet, you’ll learn how to play: "The St. Louis Blues, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, Backwater Blues, After You’ve Gone, I Ain’t Got Nobody and the sensational Send Me To the Electric Chair". The songs sound terrific on guitar and with Fred’s instruction the arrangements are easy to follow. A 1920s film of Bessie Smith singing The St. Louis Blues is featured at the end of the lesson!
(98 min) Printable PDF booklet...........................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "I Ain't Got Nobody"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Buddy Holly - DVD
Though Buddy Holly’s career was short, he was a huge influence on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and most of the rockers and songwriters of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. Most of the songs in this collection have been hits many times over and they’re still covered today by rock, pop and country bands. Fred makes Buddy’s tunes accessible to fingerpicking guitarists in this instructional DVD that includes rockers like "That’ll Be the Day, It’s So Easy, Maybe Baby", and pretty ballads like "Raining In My Heart" and "Everyday". He explains the tricky parts of the arrangements, and presents a split-screen, slower version of each tune, so that you can back yourself up singing and can play instrumental versions of every song as well. His easygoing instructional style makes it fun to learn! Other Buddy Holly tunes in this set include: "Peggy Sue, Lonesome Tears, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore". All the songs (backup and solos) are written out in tab and music in the PDF file on the DVD.
(115 min) Booklet included..................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "It's So Easy"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Johnny Cash - DVD
Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash's most popular gems. You'll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in. You'll also learn to fingerpick a solo for each tune. Fred grew up with Johnny Cash's music, and his natural, easy arrangements suit the material and are easy to learn. After playing and singing each song, Fred goes over any tricky techniques or runs, then he plays the tune on a split screen so you can watch what each hand is doing. A booklet that accompanies this DVD has all the split-screen versions written out in tab and standard music notation (with lyrics, too), so you can read the exact same arrangements Fred plays. If you put the DVD in your computer, you can access a PDF file and print it all out in a larger size. Whether you're beginner or intermediate player, this DVD lesson is a great way to get into Johnny Cash's songs…and carry on his legacy. Songs include: "I Guess Things Happen That Way, I Still Miss Someone, I Walk The Line, Ways Of a Woman In Love, Folsom Prison Blues, Big River, Ring Of Fire, Give My Love To Rose".
(80 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Big River"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Bob Dylan - DVD
Learn how to play and sing nine classic Bob Dylan tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing. You will learn to play instrumental solos and how to begin and end each song. While studying Fred’s arrangements of these Dylan hits you will also learn a lot about fingerpicking: backup patterns, soloing ideas and various chord positions. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down with a split-screen that gives you a close-up look at the picking as well as chording hand. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Songs include: "My Back Pages, Blowin' In The Wind, Mr. Tambourine Man, The Times They Are a Changing, Lay Lady Lay, I Shall Be Released, Don't Think Twice, Too Much Of Nothing, Just Like Tom Thumb' Blues".
(90 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Don't Think Twice"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Paul Simon - DVD
Learn how to play and sing nine classic Paul Simon tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing. You will Learn how to play instrumental solos and how to begin and end each song. While studying Fred’s arrangements of these Paul Simon hits you will also learn a lot about fingerpicking: backup patterns, soloing ideas and various chord positions. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down with a split-screen. That gives you a close-up look at the picking as well as chording hand. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included. Songs include: "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), Bridge Over Troubled Water, American Tune, The Boxer, Mrs. Robinson, Scarborough Fair, Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Hearts and Bones, Mother and Child Reunion".
(90 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Me And Julio"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of The Grateful Dead - DVD
There will never be another band like the Grateful Dead, but the Dead's music lives on. Now you can learn to play and sing nine classic Grateful Dead tunes from start to finish with Fred Sokolow's exciting instructional DVD! For each song Fred show you how to fingerpick backup while singing, how to play instrumental solo, and how to begin and end the tune. Along the way, you'll learn a lot about finger-picking: backup patterns, soloing ideas and chord positions. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down on a split-screen that gives you a close-up look at the picking and chording hands. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Songs include: "Friend Of The Devil, Ripple, Sugar Magnolia, Touch Of Grey, Uncle John's Band, Truckin', Alabama Getaway, Dire World, Deal".
(92 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Friend Of The Devil"

Fred Sokolow - The Music Of Woody Guthrie - DVD
Woody Guthrie's songs gave direction and purpose to a generation of songwriters in the 1950s and 1960s and they continue to move millions of people today. This Land Is Your Land has become an alternate national anthem! In this DVD lesson, Fred Sokolow teaches you how to play backup and solo instrumental versions to ten of Woody's best known songs. It's a great lesson in fingerpicking as well as an intro to some moving, classic tunes from America's legendary poet/songwriter. Fred makes it easy to learn, with split-screen, slowed down versions of the songs and helpful hints about the licks and picking styles. All the songs are written out in tab and music notation in the PDF file that comes with the lesson. All lyrics are also included. Titles include: "Pastures of Plenty, So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh, Bound For Glory (This Train), Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee), Do Re Mi, Philadelphia Lawyer, Oklahoma Hills, My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky), Hard Travelin' and Pretty Boy Floyd".
(101 min) Printable PDF File................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Do Re Mi"

Fred Sokolow - Bawdy Blues For Fingerstyle Guitar - DVD
The blues has always been spiced with suggestive metaphors. This collection of bawdy blues songs celebrates the off-color blues repertoire: Bessie Smith is wild about her kitchen man's turnip tops, but Bo Carter's pencil won't write no more! There's lots of variety, with songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s; some are simple three-chord blues tunes and others have beautiful, ragtime chord changes. Fred shows you how to play accompaniment and solo instrumental versions for all the songs. The evocative titles include: "Ain't Got Nobody to Grind My Coffee (Clara Smith), She's Your Cook But She Burns My Bread Sometimes and My Pencil Won't Write No More (Bo Carter), Kitchen Man (Bessie Smith), Big Ten Inch (Bull Moose Jackson), You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark (Alberta Hunter) and the holiday perennial Let's Make Christmas Merry Baby (Amos Milburn)". Fred's easy-going instructional style, his tips on playing the arrangements, and his slowed-down, split-screen performances of each tune make learning easy and fun!
(91 min) Printable PDF File..................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee"

Fred Sokolow - Travis Picking For Beginners - DVD
Merle Travis' brilliant fingerpicking style inspired Chet Atkins and generations of country, folk, bluegrass and rock guitarists. Travis picking is a very complete use of the guitar: when you play steady, alternating bass notes with your thumb and pick melodies with your fingers you're playing lead, rhythm and bass all by yourself. But how do you keep that thumb-bass independent so it doesn't get derailed when your fingers pick the melody? Fred makes it easy for beginners or intermediate guitarists by breaking it all down and taking each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add the bass, then add the syncopation that makes it swing. Split screen versions of the songs with close-ups of both hands will help you learn Travis style - it's a great introduction to fingerpicking! Songs include: "Nine Pound Hammer, I Am a Pilgrim, Windy and Warm, Whispering, Mack the Knife".
(92 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "I Am A Pilgrim"

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar - DVD
Fred Sokolow starts at the very beginning (tuning up and playing simple chords), and shows you patterns, licks and grooves you can use to play any style of music. By the end of this session you will know how to play: several fingerpicking patterns/rhythm grooves useful for many styles of music, chords and licks in five different keys, connecting "bass runs" in all five keys, melodies (solos) and alternating thumb-bass at the same time, and lots of well know tunes including "Sloop John B, Stealin', Stagolee, Wabash Cannonball, Nine Pound Hammer, Jamaica Farewell, St James Infirmary Blues, Careless Love, House of the Rising Sun, Scarboro Fair, Streets of Laredo".
(70 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Stealin"

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Blues Guitar - DVD
In this lesson, Fred starts at the very beginning: tuning up and playing simple chords. But by the end of this session you will be playing the blues in several keys, strumming and fingerpicking. You'll know how to play: blues turn-arounds, boogie woogie bass lines, several strumming and fingerpicking accompaniment patterns, blues solos, licks and accompaniment styles of Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed, Mississippi John Hurt and classic blues tunes like "How Long Blues, Keys To The Highway, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Blues With a Feeling, Hesitation Blues". Fred Sokolow's teaching is clear and very easy to understand.
(70 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Blues With A Feeling"

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Country Guitar - DVD
Fred Sokolow gives you the tools you need to play old-fashioned country, honky-tonk and country rock. You'll learn to play accompaniment strums for different rhythmic feels, a variety of first-position chords, bass runs, major scales, solos and turnarounds -all in five different keys. Playing classics like "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, The Bottle Let Me down, I'm Movin' On, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Silver Wings and Jambalaya, Fred's teaching is easy to understand with lots of helpful hints for beginners.
(65 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Waltz Across Texas"

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Rock Guitar - DVD
In this DVD, Fred Sokolow uses your favorite garage-band tunes to demonstrate how to: play power-chord backup in any key - the "Louie Louie" way, solo and play Chuck Berry style boogie back up on tunes like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "School Days", use blues scales and 'substitute' scales for soloing, solo with sliding - g major pentatonic scales in the styles of Dickey Betts and Jerry Garcia, play chord-based licks and double-note Steve Cropper-style licks, and play these tunes: "Stand By Me, Midnight Hour, My Girl, The Wind Cries Mary, Let It Be, Proud Mary".
(72 min) Booklet included...................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "I'm A Hog For You Baby"

Fred Sokolow - Better Lead Guitar Through Chords - DVD
If you're trying to improve your lead guitar playing by studying scales, that's only half the picture. The best lead guitarists base much of their improvisation and soloing on chords - even when they're playing single note solos. In this lesson, Fred Sokolow shows you several chord-based approaches to soloing and backup. He teaches you how to play arpeggios, country licks and fast flatpicking solos in country/bluegrass tunes like "Jambalaya" and "Wreck of the Old 97", solo and back-up R&B songs like "People Get Ready" and "Just My Imagination" in the colorful style Jimi Hendrix used on "Little Wing", play Steve Cropper style licks on "Dock of the Bay" and "Under the Boardwalk" as well as improvise Django Reinhardt style solos on swing tunes like "Avalon". You'll also learn some music theory and get a better understanding of the guitar as Fred shows you ways to instantly find chords up and down the fretboard - and connect them in chord families!
(90 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95

Fred Sokolow - Flatpicking Country Classics - DVD
In this DVD, Fred teaches nine standards every country picker/singer should know... from start to finish! You’ll learn an intro for each song, a backup pattern and bass runs to play while singing, an instrumental solo and an ending. Picking up where his Beginner's Country Guitar DVD left off, Fred keeps the arrangements fairly simple but also includes some up-the-neck chord positions and hot licks! You’ll learn solos and runs in five different keys. Each song is played at regular speed and then slowed down on a split-screen that gives you a close-up look at the picking hand and the chording hand. Titles include: "New San Antonio Rose, Wild Side of Life, Waltz Across Texas, The Race is On, Beautiful Kentucky Waltz, That’s the Way Love Goes, I Don’t Hurt Anymore, Someone I Used To Know, City of New Orleans".
(96 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "New San Antonio Rose"

Fred Sokolow - Fingerpicking Guitar Solos - DVD
This DVD is the follow-up lesson to Fred Sokolow's Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar. It presents six classic fingerpicking tunes with solo instrumental versions as well as accompaniments with a blues and country flavor. Songs include: "My Creole Belle, Hesitation Blues, Sitting On Top Of The World, Ain't Nobody's Business, Hey Hey Hey, and Blues For Dixie". Fred plays and sings each arrangement up to speed and then slows them down explaining any unusual or difficult licks. Close-up views of both hands make it easy to learn the arrangements. Along the way you will also be taught: How to fingerpick in several different keys, Soloing and accompaniment in standard, dropped D and open D tunings, Moveable chord formations, Several major scales, A fingerpicking scale exercise!
(60 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "My Creole Belle"

Fred Sokolow - Bottleneck Slide Guitar - DVD
Acoustic and electric guitar techniques taught by Fred Sokolow. Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this 70 minute lesson shows you how it's done on electric and acoustic, solo or with a group. Using classic blues tunes - "Little Red Rooster, Sittin' On Top Of The World, Reconsider Baby, The Sky Is Crying, Farther On Up The Road, One Way Out", Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of the great bluesmen - Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Duane Allman. In this lesson you will learn: solos, backup licks, turnarounds and fills in three tunings: open G, open D and standard, how to play slide in any key and how to improvise slide solos in standard and open tunings using moveable blues boxes. Close-ups of both hands help you see just how it's done and Fred's teaching is clear and easy to understand. This lesson is a great introduction to the soulful world of bottleneck / slide guitar!
(70 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Little Red Rooster"

Fred Sokolow - Rockabilly Guitar - DVD
Rockabilly is the roots of rock. It combines electric blues, country blues, Merle Travis style fingerpicking and more. Using classic rockabilly tunes like "Blue Suede Shoes, Little Sister, That's All Right Mama, Matchbox Blues, and That'll Be The Day" Fred Sokolow shows you the styles and techniques needed to play rockabilly guitar solos and backup. By the end of this hour plus session, you'll know how to play: boogie woogie backup licks, turnarounds, classic key of E blues / rock licks, moveable blues / rock scales, fingerpicking patterns as well as licks and solos by Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Scotty Moore and Chuck Berry. Fred Sokolow's teaching is clear and easy to understand. It's fun to follow this lesson and play along with him and it's a sure-fire way to learn rockabilly guitar!
(73 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Little Sister"

Fred Sokolow - Open Tunings For Beginners - DVD
Open tunings are as old as the guitar itself and they've been used to play blues, folk country rock and old-timey music. In this DVD lesson Fred shows you how, contrary to what many beginners might think, open tunings make it easier to play guitar. You'll learn songs from all the above musical genres in open D, open G and DADGAD tuning. In addition to learning songs, you get some tips on how to improvise and play chords in G and D tuning. It's a great way to expand your range on the guitar and get a whole different sound! Tunes include: "Buckets of Rain, Statesboro Blues, Mean Old World, Little Sadie, K.C. Jones, Stackerlee, The Way I Am, I Didn't See It Coming".
(92 min) Booklet included....................................................Price - $29.95
 Fred Sokolow Plays "Statesboro Blues"

Fred Sokolow - Building A Jazz Chord Solo - Book and CD
A guitarist's guide to the art of chord melody playing. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate guitarist, this book/CD will help you to understand and learn the art of jazz chord soloing in 4 stages. Four jazz standards are presented, each with 4 arrangements at varying levels of difficulty: a beginner's arrangement, using mostly first-position chords • an intermediate arrangement, using moveable chords and featuring a more developed chord vocabulary • an advanced arrangement, including ample chord substitutions and reharmonizations • an improvisational chord solo that leaves the melody behind. Songs include: "Indiana, Avalon, April Showers, My Melancholy Baby". This teaches how to improvise a chord solo over a given set of changes. Plenty of information is presented along the way that will teach you how to build your own chord solos as well as understand and play jazz progressions.
Notation, tab and chord diagrams......................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Fingerpicking The Beatles - Book
Includes solo guitar arrangements of the following Beatles songs: "And I Love Her, Come Together, Eight Days A Week, Eleanor Rigby, Girl, Here Comes The Sun, Here, There and Everywhere, Hey Jude, If I Fell, In My Life, Let It Be, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Michelle, Norwegian Wood, Something, Strawberry Fields Forever, When I'm Sixty-Four, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, With a Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday".
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Jazz Guitar: Fretboard Roadmaps - Book and CD
Includes the essential patterns all great guitarists know and use. Fred Sokolow teaches you to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard - in any key. Play a variety of lead guitar styles using moveable patterns, double-note licks, sliding pentatonic scales and more. You will know your way around the fingerboard like a pro by using easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions with CD recorded examples and practice tracks.
Notation, tab and chord diagrams......................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Jazzing It Up - Book and CD
The purpose of this book/CD is to demonstrate, with simple tunes that everyone knows, how you can improvise with chords like a jazz player does. Starting with a chord dictionary and a study of chord groups, you'll learn many substitution ideas and theories of chord movement. This preliminary work will prepare you for a series of jazz versions of simple, familiar songs, plus detailed analysis of how each tune was given a jazz sound. There's also a section on creative comping (chord back-up) that will give you a better understanding of chord progressions and chord improvisation. Chord melody solos include: "Shenandoah, Aura Lee, Frankie and Johnny, Red River Valley, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Home On The Range, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), Amazing Grace, Dixie, Betty and Dupree, The Old Kentucky Home".
Standard notation with chord diagrams.............................Price - $16.95

Fred Sokolow - The Roots Of Jazz Guitar - Book and CD
Contains: history and development, biographies of the pioneering artists, instruction in the essential playing styles, 6 note-for-note transcriptions as well as exercises and licks! Tunes include: "Dinah" -Eddie Lang, "East Of The Sun" -Barney Kessel, "Rose Room"-Django Reinhardt, "Honeysuckle Rose" -Charlie Christian, "I'll Remember April" -George Van Eps, "Yesterdays" -Wes Montgomery.  Detailed performance notes for each song are included to help you understand all of the details.
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $14.95 

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Fingerpicking: Folk, Blues & Country - Book and 3 CDs
These lessons contain 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction taught by Fred Sokolow. Includes the following tunes: "Nine Pound Hammer, Careless Love, Red River Valley, Worried Man Blues, Stealin', Spikedriver's Moon, Railroad Bill, Hesitation Blues, John Henry, Bury Me Beneath The Willow, The Wreck of Old 97".
Notation, tab and lyrics.......................................................Price - $24.95

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Fingerpicking: Ragtime, Blues & Jazz - Book and 3 CDs
These lessons contain 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction taught by Fred Sokolow. Includes the following tunes: "Stealin', Cocaine, Oh Babe Ain't No Lie, Bill Bailey, Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer, Bully Of The Town, Nine Pound Hammer, Wabash Cannonball, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree".
Notation, tab and lyrics.......................................................Price - $24.95

Fred Sokolow - Country Classics - Book
Contains 30 all-time country favorites arranged for fingerpicking and flatpicking guitar including: "Act Naturally, Always On My Mind, Any Time, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Born To Lose, Crazy, Faded Love, Folsom Prison Blues, Funny How Time Slips Away, Heartaches By The Number, Help Me Make It Through The Night, I Can't Stop Loving You, I Fall To Pieces, I Walk The Line, I'm Movin' On, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time), It Makes No Difference Now, King Of The Road, Making Believe, Mama Tried, Oh Lonesome Me, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, Release Me, Rocky Top, Sweet Dreams, Tennessee Waltz, Together Again, Walking The Floor Over You, Your Cheatin' Heart".
Notation, tab and lyrics........................................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Country Guitar: Fretboard Roadmaps - Book and CD
Includes the essential patterns that all great guitarists know and use. Fred Sokolow teaches you to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard - in any key.  Play a variety of lead guitar styles using moveable scale patterns, sliding scale patterns, chord-based licks, double-note licks and more. You will play basic country progressions, boogie licks, steel licks and other melodies and licks. He uses easy-t0-follow diagrams and instructions with CD recorded examples and practice tracks.
Notation, tab and chord diagrams......................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Hank Williams Songbook - Book
Contains 26 of Hank Williams' classic songs arranged for fingerpicking and flatpicking guitar including: "Baby, We're Really In Love, Cold Cold Heart, Half As Much, Hey Good Lookin', Honky Tonkin', I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You), I Saw The Light, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Jambalaya (On The Bayou), Kaw-Liga, Long Gone Lonesome Blues, Lovesick Blues, Mansion on the Hill, May You Never Be Alone, Mind Your Own Business, Moanin' the Blues, Move It on Over, My Sweet Love Ain't Around, Take These Chains from My Heart, There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight, There's a Tear in My Beer, Why Don't You Love Me, You Win Again, Your Cheatin' Heart, Honky Tonk Blues".
Notation, tab and lyrics.......................................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Western Swing Guitar - Book
Includes: "Across The Alley from the Alamo, A Big Ball in Cowtown, Bring It on Down to My House, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Don't Let Go, Red Wing, Yearning" -Asleep At The Wheel, "The Blues Come Around, Honky Tonkin" -Hank Williams, "Cajon Stomp"-The Farr Brothers, "Corrine Corrina, Fat Boy Rag, My Window Faces the South, New San Antonio Rose, Stay a Little Longer, Steel Guitar Rag" -Bob Wills, "Faded Love" -Eldon Shamblin, "Hesitation Blues, Right or Wrong"-Milton Brown, "Hide Your Face" -Spade Cooley, "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It" -"T" Texas Tyler, "A Six Pack To Go" -Hank Thompson, "Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon" -Hank Penny, "Smoke Smoke Smoke, You Waited Too Long" -Tex Williams.  All guitar parts transcribed note-for-note from the original recordings.
Notation, tab and lyrics........................................................Price - $19.95

Fred Sokolow - Blues Guitar: Fretboard Roadmaps - Book and CD
Includes the essential patterns all great guitarists know and use. Fred Sokolow teaches you to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard - in any key. Play a variety of lead guitar styles using moveable blues boxes, chord-based licks, blues scales and double-note licks. You will play boogie woogie licks and moveable turnarounds and  will know your way around the fingerboard like a pro.  He uses easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions with CD recorded  examples and practice tracks.
Notation, tab and chord diagrams......................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - The Dictionary Of Strum & Picking Patterns - Book and CD
If you play rock, blues, country, pop, soul/funk, heavy metal, or folk, here are all the strumming and picking patterns you need to help you cover any musical situation. It contains over 150 picking patterns and nearly 100 strums with a recorded example of every pattern. Musical styles are cross-referenced and tips on equipment and effects are also included. 
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $14.95

Fred Sokolow - Electric Blues & Rock Guitar: The 1930s, 40s & 50s - Book and 3 CDs
Lesson 1: The Roots of Electric Blues - Electric blues stylists grew out of the guitar picking of versatile single-string soloists like Lonnie Johnson and Scrapper Blackwell and the country bluesmen, turned electric, like Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker. Fred slows down and analyzes the licks, scales and techniques of these players. Lesson 2: Electric Slide Guitar - Using several sample tunes, Fred teaches how to play electric slide guitar in the styles of the blues masters, the players who inspired Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers, Ron Wood and the rest of today's rock slide guitarists. Several techniques are covered as you learn the techniques of Tampa Red (open D), Muddy Waters (open G), Elmore James (open E) and Robert Nighthawk (standard tuning) and how to apply these techniques to rock progressions. Lesson 3: Early Blues/Rock: Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley  - These two guitarists defined rock guitar in their day. The licks and styles they used, derived from blues players, are still an important part of every rock guitarist's repertoire. These lessons include 3 CDs (3 full hours of instruction) featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction!
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $24.95

Fred Sokolow - Electric Blues & Rock Guitar: The 1960s & 70s - Book and 3 CDs
Lesson 1: King of Modern Blues: BB. King, Albert King, Freddie King and T. Bone Walker  - By analyzing sample tunes, Fred teaches how to play electric single-string blues licks. You will learn several scale positions and how to improvise with them, how to do the "blues vibrato" and how to use fill-in licks, chords and turn-arounds. Lesson 2: Modern Rock: English Blues and Heavy Metal - This lesson concentrates on the licks, scales and playing styles of Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Ted Nugent and Jimmy Page - guitarists whose playing directly derives from the blues masters. This lesson includes instruction in effects (distortion, vibrato bar, etc.), blues and sliding scales. Lesson 3: Jazzy Electric Blues - Our last lesson in the series illustrates how to jazz up the 12-bar blues progression, how to vary the blues scales with diminished scales á la Charlie Christian, how to apply blues scales to jazz tunes, how to "substitute scales" and the special techniques used by Wes Montgomery and George Benson. These lessons include 3 CDs (3 full hours of instruction) featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction!
Notation and tab...................................................................Price - $24.95

Fred Sokolow - Slide Guitar: Fretboard Roadmaps - Book and CD
Include the essential guitar patterns that all great guitarist know and use. Fred Sokolow teaches you to play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard - in any key. Play a variety of slide guitar styles using moveable scale patterns, common licks, and slide techniques. Play slide guitar in open G tuning, open D tuning, open A tuning, open E tuning, and standard tuning. You will know your way around the fingerboard like a pro using easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions with CD recorded examples and practice tracks.
Notation, tab and chord diagrams......................................Price - $12.95

Fred Sokolow - Beginner's Blues Guitar - Book and 3 CDs
This book contains 3 full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction taught by Fred Sokolow. Includes the following tunes: "Early Morning Blues, Twelve Bar Blues, That's Alright, Airport Blues, Hesitation Blues, Cocaine, Worried Blues, Call Me a Dog".
Notation, tab and lyrics........................................................Price - $24.95

Guitarists who like Fred Sokolow also like:
The Hank Mackie Solo Guitar Collection

The Huey Long Solo Guitar Collection

The Johnny Smith Solo Guitar Collection

Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns - Stacy McKee - This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library.  Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown and The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only, we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!
==> Click here to see the Stacy McKee Chord Melody Solo Collection <==

Wikipedia article on Fred Sokolow
Wikipedia article on guitar technique

You can easily place your order Toll Free by calling 1-800-913-9477 now!
OR click on this link to use our
Secure Order Form  All orders are backed by
our "exclusive" 30-Day No-Risk Guarantee! 
See Our Guarantee!

Chord Melody Productions   PO Box 569  Beaufort, SC  29901
1-800-913-9477 -Toll Free  843-838-2657 - Phone  843-838-7381 - Fax  chordmelod@aol.com

.............................................
Home Page.......................................
Secure Order Form.........................................