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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!

Lee Andrews - First Jams: Flatpick Guitar - Book and CD
The First Jam series was created to give children and beginners of all ages a book of simple, common tunes to learn. These are standard “Jam” tunes in the Bluegrass/Old Time music styles. All the books in this series are written in the same keys; they can all be played together without any problems. So get your friends or family who play guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer or Dobro together, grab these books and start jamming. Improvisation - Another idea behind writing the First Jam series was to provide a number of tunes that were easy to learn, but that are also a great to begin working on improvising. Each books offer the melody for that particular instrument as well as back-up chords for another instrument to accompany you. Each song is represented in Tab, notation and chord symbols. The accompanying CD has two tracks for each song. The first playing the song with the melody line, the second track offers just the backup so you can play the melody over it or even improvise. Tunes include: "Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and many more!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Chet Atkins - Get Started On Guitar - Book and DVD
Chet teaches you all the guitar basics including tips on tuning, changing chords and fingerpicking plus you'll have fun learning to play "Yesterday, Jambalaya, Country Roads, New Guitar Blues, In Tunisia, On Top Of Old Smokey, Playing For Scale, Greensleeves, Pickin Produce, A Quick Picker, Yankee Doodle Dixie". For each song you'll learn the chords, the melody, plus some of Chet's hottest licks - all carefully explained. Split-screen close-ups let you see exactly how each phrase is played.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $26.95
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Russ Barenberg - Teach Yourself Bluegrass Guitar - Book and CD
This book will get you acquainted with many of the standard songs and instrumentals in the bluegrass repertoire as it teaches you the details of bluegrass guitar playing. You'll find interesting guitar breaks for all of the tunes, and backup parts for several of them. All the parts of each song, including the melody are written in tablature so that you don't have to know how to read music to use the book. Clear instructions from a professional- basics, right and left-hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance, and much more. Tunes include: "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Wildwood Flower, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, John Hardy, Willow Garden, Under the Double Eagle, All The Good Times Are Past and Gone, Old Joe Clark, Soldier's Joy, Cripple Creek, Fire On The Mountain, Salt Creek, Blackberry Blossom, Turkey In The Straw, Nine Pound Hammer, Sitting On Top of The World, Footprints In The Snow, Little Maggie, Pretty Polly, Farewell Blues, John Henry, Dark Hollow, Live and Let Live".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $17.95
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Beginning Solo Guitar - The Beatles - Book
15 Beatles classics arranged in "chord-melody" style in standard notation and tab include: "All My Loving * Eight Days a Week * Eleanor Rigby * Girl * Here Comes the Sun * Here, There and Everywhere * Hey Jude * Let It Be * The Long and Winding Road * Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds * Michelle * Norwegian Wood * Something * Yesterday * You've Got to Hide Your Love Away". Each solo combines melody and harmony in one full-sounding arrangement that can be played with a pick or fingers.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Beginning Solo Guitar - First Jazz Standards - Book
The songs in this book are arranged in "chord -melody" style. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one full-sounding arrangement that can be played with a pick or fingers. Features 15 favorites: "All the Things You Are * Alone Together * Autumn Leaves * Cheek to Cheek * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Fly Me to the Moon * Georgia on My Mind * Just Friends * Laura * Moon River * My Funny Valentine * Night and Day * Satin Doll * Star Eyes * Summertime".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

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Bob Brozman - Learn To Play Bottleneck Blues Guitar - Vol 1 - DVD
In this DVD, the powerful blues of the Mississippi Delta, as developed by legendary players like Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton and Bukka White, is taught to you in remarkable detail by a true master of the form. Bob Brozman begins with the basics, teaching the open tunings needed to get the typical bottleneck sound. Through careful explanations of left and right-hand technique, exercises and songs, this video unveils the secrets of traditional blues/slide guitar. Beginning and experienced slide players alike will benefit from his detailed instruction teaching powerful licks and runs, rhythm techniques, vibrato, harmonics and other ways to get the true Delta sound. Before you know it, you'll be playing dynamic tunes like "Can't Be Satisfied" by Muddy Waters.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Dix Bruce - Teach Yourself Country Guitar - Book and Online Video
These lessons teach all the basics that will get you s tarted playing country guitar. You will learn all the important major, minor and seventh chords, practice these chords in traditional American country and folk songs, and use these songs and chords to master different accompaniment techniques. Also, basic backup, beginning flatpicking and fingerpicking, how to transpose and how to use a capo. The online video demonstrates all songs and techniques at slow and regular speed - the faster speed has a drum and rhythm section back-up so that you can jam along! Songs include: "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Handsome Molly, I Ride an Old Paint, Red River Valley, Shady Grove, Home On The Range, Going Down This Road Feeling Bad, The Cuckoo, I Get Blue, Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Some Drink, Life's Railway to Heaven, The Nine Pound Hammer, Sweet Sunny South, I'll Love You Still, Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, Don't That Road Look Rough and Rocky, Fair and Tender Ladies, In the Pines, The House of the Rising Sun, Nobody Sleeps At My Place, Wildwood Flower, Devil's Dream, Darling You're a Fool".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95
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Dave Celentano - Beginning Rock Lead Guitar - DVD
For electric and acoustic guitar. This comprehensive DVD introduces you to all the essential scales and techniques used to play rock lead guitar. On this video Dave Celentano demonstrates and will have you playing the following: alternate picking, sweep picking, hammer-ons, pull offs, slides, vibrato, tapping, string bending, legato, pinch harmonics, and many tips. At the end of the video you'll put it all together by learning a complete solo and then performing it over the rhythm track.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95
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Mike Christiansen - Teach Yourself Blues Guitar - Book and Online Video
These lessons teach all the basics that will get you started playing blues guitar. You will learn basic chords, power chords, how to read tab, strum bars, barre chords, ties, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, vibrato, turnarounds, fill-ins, double stops, common blues licks, and bass line accompaniments. Tunes include: "Stay Away From Mine, Worn Out Shoes, Beg Steal or Borrow, Swamp Blues, Jimmy's Shuffle, You're The Cure".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95
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Mike DeMicco - You Can Play Jazz Guitar - Vol 1 - DVD
Mike DeMicco gives you a complete understanding of what jazz guitar is all about, taking you through a wide variety of scales, modes, arpeggios and chord voicings, then teaching you how to practice them so you can move around the fingerboard with ease. The enormous amount of information presented here will be invaluable to you in all situations, whether you're jamming on simple chord progressions or approaching a complex jazz standard. Mike provides numerous exercises and plays musical examples to illustrate the techniques he teaches. You'll gain an understanding of the fretboard and the elements of music theory - all the tools you'll need to start playing jazz. For the lesson's culmination, Mike teaches his original tune, "Just Too Minor", which features a melodic "head" (or melody) followed by a variety of comping and soloing ideas. When Mike is joined by Vinnie Martucci on keyboards and Rich Syracuse on bass, the ensemble perfectly demonstrates how it all fits together!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Tommy Flint - Teach Yourself Fingerpicking Guitar - Book and Online Audio
These lessons teach all the basics that will get you started fingerpicking your guitar. You will learn basic chords, arpeggios, timing, reading chord charts and tab, left and right hand techniques, picking patterns, slurs, slides, barres, and accompaniment techniques. Use these new skills in tunes including: "Walking Blues, Skip to My Lou, Thumbing It, The Only One, Three in One, Getting Good, Getting Better, Lonesome Polecat, Hitting on All Four, The Second Time, In the Early Morning Mist, On the Appalachian Trail, The Bluestem Slopes, Stepping Out, Little Brown Jug, The Fiery Skipper, Luna's Tune, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Snap Crackle Crackle and Bang, Albert Lea Ann, Riding Out of Dodge, Lonely Guitar, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, House of the Rising Sun, Prelude, Blue River Train, Powder House Blues, Quaker Notes, Legend of the Carpathians, Carnival of Venice, Wildwood Flower, Walking Blues, Stomping on the Steppe, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Etude, Amazing Grace, The Ballad of Jesse James, Cockles and Mussels, Aura Lee, The Rolling Flint Hills, Once Upon a Time".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95
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Aaron Gilmartin - Easy Steps To Bossa Nova Guitar - DVD
Add Brazilian sounds to your repertoire! The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years - influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos! Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge. He opens the lesson with his original song "Hold the Place" which is based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing an instantly recognizable Brazilian sound, while putting it into a present day singer-songwriter context. Teaching in "little bites" so you can absorb each musical idea, Aaron carefully demonstrates the chord shapes, rhythms, turnarounds, and progressions that will allow you to work out arrangements for songs like The Girl from Ipanema, Black Orpheus, Desafinado and other international hits!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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John Griggs - Teach Yourself Jazz Guitar - Book and Online Audio
These lessons teach you how to get started playing jazz guitar. You will learn principles of chords in all keys, scales and key signatures, improvisation, intervals, jazz rhythms, connecting chord scales, arpeggios, and arranging. It includes jazz and blues tunes such as: "Space Blue, American Blue, Summertime Blue, Satellite Blue, Flamenco Blue, Gypsy Blue, Canadian Blue, Brazilian Blue, Lightly Row, Spanish Blue, Shortnin' Bread, So Attracted To You, Convince Me, Jammin' in G, Angeline, Jive Blues".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Guitar Apprentice - Rock Roots - DVD
Guitar Apprentice teaches you real hit songs in a rhythm game format by breaking them down into easy portions on multiple levels, showing you exactly what and when to play. By watching the scrolling fretboards and playing as they drop into place, you'll never be lost or overwhelmed. On the first level, you play only a chord or two. By the time you reach the highest level, you're playing the entire song like the original recorded version. Grab any real guitar, pop in a DVD, and you're ready to rock – even if it's the first time you've picked up a guitar! Every Guitar Apprentice DVD includes: 15 levels of play per song * easy color-coded finger diagrams * moving guitar necks show what's coming * strings light up to show you what and when to play * instruction on the fundamentals of playing guitar. Includes: "Sharp Dressed Man * Takin' Care of Business * You Really Got Me".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95
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David Hamburger - The Acoustic Guitar Method - 2 DVD Set
This clearly organized, carefully graded set of lessons by popular guitarist and author David Hamburger teaches beginners to play guitar using the techniques and songs of American roots music. DVD 1 covers all the basic chords and flatpicking techniques; DVD 2 gives you a solid start on fingerpicking along with more advanced flatpicking styles. David gives total beginners a great start as he teaches you how to tune up, use the capo, play bass runs, vary your strumming patterns and form all the most important chords and chord progressions. DVD 2 continues on an intermediate level, giving those with some previous guitar experience a solid start with fingerpicking and an introduction to more advanced flatpicking styles, including scales and single note playing. Throughout the lessons you'll learn to play more than two-dozen classic songs drawn from blues, folk, country and bluegrass traditions including: "Careless Love, Columbus Stockade, Darling Corey, In the Pines, Scarborough Fair, Man of Constant Sorrow, Stagolee, Hot Corn Cold Corn, East Virginia, House of the Rising Sun, Banks of the Ohio, The Crawdad Song, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Gambler's Blues, and many others! Bonus: A four-song play-along session with guitarists Happy Traum and David Hamburger gives you a chance to practice your newly learned flatpicking instrumentals!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $39.95
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Greg Horne - Acoustic Guitar: Beginning - Book and DVD
Contains lessons on the basics of holding the guitar, right and left hand technique and reading music. You'll learn to play with a pick, count time, and play the basic chords. After learning the basics, you'll be introduced to fingerpicking, the blues, barre chords, basic improvisation, playing bass lines and even arranging. Contains numerous examples and solos to practice.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $25.95
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Paul Howard - Folk Guitar For Beginners - Book and CD
This book gets the student playing right away, without having to pick through heavy theory and music-reading lessons first. Enduring and beautiful folk songs are taught in a clear and easy-to-understand fashion that is perfect for every beginner. Teaches basic strumming, fingerpicking and a variety of accompaniment styles. Songs include: "Skip To My Lou, Hey Ho Nobody Home, Aunt Rhody, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Shady Grove, John Henry, Amazing Grace, Careless Love, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, New River Train, Wayfaring Stranger, I Am a Pilgrim, Greensleeves, Paddy On The Railway, Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky, Sloop John B, Wildwood Flower, Creole Belle, Blues in A, Frankie and Johnny, Sittin' On Top of The World, A Spoalin, Railroad Bill, Fair and Tender Ladies".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $20.95

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Steve Kaufman - Get Started On Bluegrass & Country Guitar - DVD
Country bluegrass guitarist Steve Kaufman introduces new players to all the elements of guitar flatpicking! No previous experience is necessary. All that's needed is a guitar, a flatpick and the desire to accompany and play lead on great folk, bluegrass and country songs. This lesson doesn't stop at the basics. It moves ahead quickly, introducing you to all the elements of guitar flatpicking: alternating bass patterns, single-string lead (melody) notes, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and more. By the time you finish working through this DVD you will have left the "beginner" label behind forever! Songs include: "Down in the Valley * Aura Lee * Blue Ridge Cabin Home * Wildwood Flower * Amazing Grace * Shady Grove * Soldier's Joy."
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Dave Kilminster - Acoustic Guitar For Beginners - DVD
Are you a complete beginner? Or maybe you had some lessons once and got discouraged because you found it too difficult. If so, this is the DVD for you! It shows you the easiest possible way of playing guitar, with no pointless exercises or inane, nursery rhyme type tunes…just good, inspirational music. Lessons include tuning, moveable chord shapes, cool strumming patterns and much, much more!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95
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Jeff Klepper - Easy Jewish Songs - Book and CD
Includes great songs everybody loves that are easy to play and also includes strumming patterns for each song. Songs include: "Artza Alinu, Ein Adir, Eit Dodim, Hafinjan, Hava Nagila, Hinei Ma Tov, Not By Might, Trii of Life, Oseh Shalom, Tum Balalaika, Shir Chadash, Uism' chu Hashamayim, Hatikva, Nigun, Shabbes, Dodi Li".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Dennis Koster - Guitar Atlas: Flamenco - Book and CD
The Guitar Atlas series continues with a vivid exploration of flamenco guitar. Dennis Koster, one of New York's most sought-after teachers and performers for over 25 years, guides you through distinctive flamenco rhythms while also teaching you important flamenco guitar techniques like rasgueado, tremolo, arpeggio, picado, and golpe. The book also includes a demonstration CD which is sure to make learning this style both easy and fun! Contains specific lessons on basic flamenco rhythms including: "Soleares, Alegrias, and Bulerias". Also included are a number of authentic flamenco solo guitar compositions!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $15.95
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Lou Manzi - Fingerstyle: Beginning Guitar Method - Book and DVD
The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar contains lessons on technique, basic fingerstyle patterns, playing two lines, basic theory, basic chords, alternating bass, special techniques, alternate tunings, and some fingerstyle pieces: "Three Plus Three Plus Two, Surfin' in the Sand, Coffee Time Rag, Blues in G, Boogie in E, Sounds Like Lightning, Garden Song, Lucy's Waltz, The Light Through the Leaves".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95

Mark Lonergan - Teach Yourself Rock Guitar - Book, CD & DVD
These lessons teach all the basics that will get you started playing rock guitar. You will learn basic chords, picking patterns, basic blues rhythm, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, vibrato, reading tab, bends, chord diagrams, scales and arpeggios, right-hand tapping, false harmonics and numerous licks and examples.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Luigi Marraccini - You Can Teach Yourself Flamenco Guitar - Book and Online Audio
This book/CD contains instruction, examples and exercises on the various aspects of flamenco guitar including: rasgueados, the triplet, golpe, el picado, legato, arpeggio, and tremolo. It also includes flamenco pieces: "Rumba, Sevillanas (I - IV), Fandangos de Huelva, Malaguena, Verdiales, Soleares, Bulerias, Farruca, Alegrias".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95
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Marcy Marxer - Guitar Soloing 101 - DVD
An Easy Guide To The Fingerboard. Anyone can learn to solo on the guitar! As long as you know your basic chords, you can start playing melodies and improvising lead parts. Marcy Marxer's user-friendly method brings all the notes, frets and strings into clear focus, giving you an invaluable roadmap to the fingerboard. Marcy provides both practical exercises and theoretical knowledge to demystify the guitar for learning players. You'll learn scales both up the neck and across the strings, how to find and identify intervals and how melodies can be revealed out of chord shapes. Using these techniques, simple tunes like "Frere Jacques" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" can be easily played. By adding passing tones, slides, hammer-ons, and other ornaments, you'll soon be improvising blues, swing (Lady Be Good), a fiddle tune (Chicken Reel) and a pop song (Tennessee Waltz). This comprehensive 2-hour course imparts a huge amount of information that will take you from the basics of improvisation to the intricacies of the CAGED system. As a bonus, Marcy and Cathy Fink provide rhythm backup so you can practice your new solos!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Susan Mazer - Learn To Sing & Play Guitar - Book and CD
A guide to singing and playing for the absolute beginner. Learn the basic chords and a variety of strums and fingerpicks that will work with all of your favorite songs. Learn vocal techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, singing from the mask and more. Other topics include learning lyrics, embellishing chords, playing slash chords and improvising guitar fills. Songs include: "Amazing Grace, Sitting On Top of the World, The Water is Wide, Scarborough Fair, C.C. Rider, Wandering, Sloop John B, Down By the Riverside, What Child Is This?, When The Saints Go Marching In, Deck The Halls, Midnight Special, Silent Night, The First Noel, Jingle Bells, Bill Bailey, House Of The Rising Sun".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95
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Roger McGuinn - Basic Folk Guitar - DVD
Roger McGuinn (lead guitarist for The Byrds) brings his love of folk guitar to novice and intermediate players - providing a solid repertoire of classic songs along with the basic techniques needed to play them. Roger shows you the chord progressions, bass runs and special licks that make his arrangements so distinctive. You can use either standard fingerpicking or Roger's flatpick-and-fingers approach to make these songs come to life. The sea chanteys, ballads, blues, spirituals and cowboy songs you'll be learning are part of the backbone of the American folk music tradition and they are great fun to learn and sing. You'll also be playing McGuinn originals such as "Gate of Horn, May the Road Rise to Meet You, Chestnut Mare". By the end of this lesson you'll also be playing these great classic folk songs: "Off to Sea Once More, Buffalo Skinners, Spanish is the Loving Tongue, The Water is Wide, East Virginia, Delia's Gone, Wayfaring Stranger, All My Trials, Long Time Man".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Arlen Roth - Beginning Dobro - DVD
Master guitar teacher Arlen Roth explains the differences between dobro and "upright" slide guitar and shows you the basics of Open D and High Bass G tunings, slide control, fingerpicking and intonation. Basic skills (hammer-ons, pull-offs, open-string licks, double stops, and vibrato) as well as advanced techniques (bending behind the slide, tilting the slide, harmonics and blues harp, and Chicago blues sounds) are demonstrated in real time and slow-motion standard pitch with right and left-hand close ups for easy learning! Learn blues, country and Eastern scales and licks as well as the classic "Hawaiian" sound.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95
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Rhythm Guitar Essentials - Book and Online Audio
This 12-pack of lessons from Acoustic Guitar magazine offers all sorts of ways to improve rhythm playing. Learn the fundamentals, then discover new chord positions, bass lines, muting techniques, syncopated strums and more. Features exercises, licks and full songs to play in notes, tab and chord diagrams, with all songs and examples on the online audio!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $19.95

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!
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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".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Troy Stetina - Left Handed Guitar: The Complete Method - Book and Online Audio
Finally, a method solely devoted to lefties, complete with photos, diagrams, and grids designed especially for the left-handed player! Includes instruction on: chords, scales, riffs, strumming, rock, blues, fingerpicking, and other styles, tuning, theory, and reading standard notation and tab. The online audio includes 99 tracks for demonstration or play along!
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95
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Scott Tennant - Basic Classical Guitar Method - Vol 1 - Book and DVD
For beginners. This is a fun and friendly method that starts at the very beginning and prepares you for a lifelong enjoyment of classical guitar repertoire. This step-by-step approach will teach you the basics of the guitar (choosing, and maintaining, tuning, positioning ) reading music, right-hand basics, left-hand basics and several songs including: "The 1st String Polka, Jig, Greensleeves, Theme From Beethoven's 9th Symphony, The Volga Boatman, My Heart's in the Highlands".
Standard notation..........................................................................Price - $23.95
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Artie Traum - Essential DADGAD For Beginners - Vol 1 - DVD
Here is an easy introduction to DADGAD for those who are new to alternate tunings and want to explore its' unique sounds on the guitar. It brings beautiful progressions, unique chords, ringing open strings and rich tones to your playing. In his "guided tour" guitarist Artie Traum shows you how to retune your guitar quickly and easily, form the important chords in the key of D (some using only one finger), improvise instrumentals, write songs and get funky with country blues ideas. Using the folk classic "The Water is Wide" as an example, Artie reveals how a song can be harmonized using basic chord positions in this tuning, Playing in DADGAD tuning will transform the way you create music on your guitar. Its unique tonality will help you improvise beautiful fingerstyle pieces and its sounds will inspire you to go on to more advanced studies in alternate tunings.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Happy Traum - Easy Steps To Guitar Fingerpicking - Vol 1 - DVD
Demystifying alternate thumb style.  For many aspiring players the ability to maintain a rock steady rhythmic pulse with the thumb while picking out off-the-beat melody notes with the index and middle fingers represents a "holy grail" of country, folk and blues playing. In this DVD lesson, Happy Traum trains you to "rewire your brain" so that playing in this style becomes second nature. Happy also imparts invaluable information about finger picks string damping, Travis style picking and other important topics. The simple song "Skip to My Lou" helps you learn the basic concepts before you move on to fingerpicking standards such as "Spike Driver's Blues, Green Green Rocky Road, Staggerlee, Nine-Pound Hammer, Hobo's Lullaby". With each piece you'll acquire new skills and by the end of this lesson you'll be able to apply them to any song in your repertoire.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $29.95
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Nick Vecchio - Beginning Guitar For Adults - Book and DVD
The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Guitar. With this book/DVD lesson, you will enjoy learning to play with Nick's friendly step-by-step method. This fun introduction to guitar is both a great self-help book and a great method for use with a teacher. Learn how to play chords, melodies and strums. He teaches both pickstyle and fingerstyle technique. This book makes it easy to play guitar! Songs include: "Be On My Side, Let Me In, It's a Good Life, Dance On a Rope, Taking a Walk, Sharp Suite Nice Tie, Hitting On All Six, Buffetville, Crazy Girl, Reggae Tune, You Can Usually Get What You Need, Twisted, Dark Cloudy Day, Great This Evening, Country Blues, Rockin' Rodent, Waltzing My Baby, Let's Party, Lost Love, House Cat Dreaming, The Rain in Spain, Swing It, Eric's Boogie".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95

Howard Wallach - Easy American Folk Songs - Book and CD
Includes great songs everybody loves that are easy to play and also includes strumming patterns for each song. Songs include: "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, In Good Old Colony Times, Wildwood Flower, Shenandoah, Cumberland Gap, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Old Joe Clark, The Erie Canal, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, Amazing Grace, A Worried Man, I Wonder as I Wander, The Streets of Laredo, Short'nin Bread, Aura Lee, The Farmer Is the Man, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Wade in the Water, Shady Grove".
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $14.95

Keith Wyatt - Getting Started On Acoustic Guitar - DVD
The most comprehensive DVD learning method ever created for the beginning guitarist! Keith Wyatt offers clear, step-by-step instruction that incorporates easy-to-follow 3-D graphics and unique play-along tracks, to teach the essential chords, scales, and techniques used by acoustic guitar players in every popular style, including rock, blues and country. DVD technology allows you to learn at your own pace, choosing and replaying material and looping practice tracks to get the most out of every lesson. Lessons include: tuning up, essential chords and scales, musical references (notes, scales, chords and rhythms), practice tips, rhythm techniques, soloing techniques, electrified acoustic, complete rhythms and solos for rock, blues and country and live play-along tracks in each style.
Notation and tab...........................................................................Price - $24.95
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