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  • Mel Bay is pleased to present a comprehensive book focused on the mandolin stylings of "The Father of Bluegrass Music," Bill Monroe. Author Joe Carr dissects Monroe's unique approach to the mandolin through analysis of the icon's stylistic nuances, licks and repertoire. This book contains transcriptions, new "in the style of" arrangements, and characteristic chord voicings and rhythm/backup patterns. In addition, the author has included 32 never-...
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  • A comprehensive repertoire book of fiddle tunes adapted for banjo, in easy to read tablature, by the renowned player and teacher of the 5-String Banjo, Tony Trischka. For the early picker to the advanced player, this book and its online audio will enable the player to learn by example and broaden their technical range.Fiddle tunes have been adapted for Banjo since the early 1850's. The explorations contained here include a large collection of pop...
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  • First Lessons Harmonica - Softcover w/ Online Audio & Video
    Item # QIU245145
    | Mfg # 20118M
    | UPC # 9780786687923
    First Lessons Harmonica is an exciting set-by-step instruction course for the ten-hole diatonic harmonica. Subjects covered are: reading music notation; rhythm training; train patterns; folk tunes; blues; bending; vibrato; tongue blocking single notes and octaves; and instruction on all three common harmonica positions (1st, 2nd and 3rd). Book is accompanied by an online audio recording and video of all examples played by author David Barrett alo...
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  • Guitar Chords - Softcover w/ Online Video
    Item # QIU160353
    | Mfg # 93261M
    | UPC # 796279000703
    This book is considered to be the largest selling basic guitar chord book ever published! Twelve basic guitar chord types are shown in three ways: photograph, notation, and chord diagram. In addition, a special bonus section is contained showing in photo and diagram the essential moveable rhythm guitar chord forms. This special section contains the basics of Mel Bay's acclaimed Rhythm Chord Playing System showing the guitarist how to finger numer...
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  • Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 - 2 CD Set
    Item # QIU183843
    | Mfg # 93201CD
    | UPC # 796279000154
    Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 features a tremendous amount of playing material for the guitar student! Because of this, a special two-CD package is offered with hours of playing material. The split-track format featuring the guitars of Tommy Flint and William Bay contains the solo parts on the right channel and the accompaniment parts on the left. The guitar student may play with melody, accompaniment, or both.
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  • The American Fiddle Method Volume 2 - Intermediate Fiddle Tunes and Techniques
    Item # QIU205963
    | Mfg # 99472M
    | UPC # 9780786688036
    Designed as a follow-up to Volume 1, Volume 2 addresses such important skills as: 1) expanding a basic repertoire of common intermediate-level tunes, 2) learning to use low first position, 3) mastery of bowing down on the beat and corrective slurring, 4) artistic slurring, 5) understanding basic music theory, and 6) learning double-stop backup combinations. Some students who have studied violin or fiddle music before may be able to skip Volume 1 ...
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  • Anyone Can Play C6 Lap Steel Guitar by Rob Haines, DVD
    Item # DD0262
    | Mfg # 21721DVD
    | UPC # 796279106559
    Anyone Can Play C6 Lap Steel Guitar is designed for the absolute lap steel beginner. The course will take you through the very basics of getting started, including the proper way to hold the steel, tuning, changing strings, right and left hand technique, as well as licks and positions. Advanced techniques, intros and a classic song are also taught. Rob will also cover topics such as the necessary gear and an explanation of how to get the right so...
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  • Anyone Can Play E9 Pedal Steel Guitar by Rob Haines, DVD
    Item # DD0263
    | Mfg # 21686DVD
    | UPC # 796279106566
    Anyone Can Play E9 Pedal Steel Guitar is designed for the absolute steel beginner. The course will take you through the very basics of getting started, including the proper way to hold the steel, tuning, changing strings, right and left hand technique as well as licks and positions. Pedal and knee lever configurations, basic music theory and advanced techniques are also discussed. Rob will also cover topics such as the necessary gear and an expla...
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  • Drummer's Cook Book - Softcover
    Item # QIU164665
    | Mfg # 93301M
    | UPC # 9780786692859
    Take your creativity to another level with this book! Rock music is, or should be, a form of personal expression. This text was written to encourage and develop the drummer's ability to create and develop his own ideas from a solid foundation. This is one in a series of books that deals with one of the most important aspects of rock drumming that of rhythmic improvisation. Topics covered in this book are: The Rock Feeling, The Variations and Deve...
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  • Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method - Grade 1
    Item # QIU175748
    | Mfg # 93200M
    | UPC # 9780786693276
    The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is a...
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  • Wade Ward - Clawhammer Banjo Master - Book/CD Set
    Item # QPC321372
    | Mfg # 22243M
    | UPC # 9780786690329
    Wade Ward Clawhammer Banjo Master is a collection of clawhammer banjo tablature as played by Wade Ward, with modern interpretations by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson. This book is the second in a series of transcriptions of tunes from the old masters--in this case, Wade Ward--who gave definition to our style of old time clawhammer banjo playing. The repertoire, presented in tablature, is intended to be a starting point for your journey through the o...
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  • 20 Celtic Fingerstyle Uke Tunes - Softcover w/ Online Audio
    Item # QIC321519
    | Mfg # 22129M
    | UPC # 796279112437
    This book includes 20 favorite Scottish and Irish tunes, brilliantly arranged for fingerstyle ukulele by Rob MacKillop. Rob is a master of the campanella style of ukulele fingering, which exploits the unique tuning of the ukulele. This specific style helps these airs, jigs and reels flow across the fingerboard effortlessly, at times sounding like a small Celtic harp. The audio download available online contains all 20 pieces performed by Rob MacK...
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