• Mel Bay Julio S. Sagreras Guitar Lessons: Books 1-3 (English and Spanish Edition)

    The guitar lessons of Julio Sagreras are among the most universally used collections of guitar music and represent a milestone in didactic guitar literature. This book, which includes the first three volumes of the original six-volume series, is an ideal introduction to classical guitar playing as well as to Latin American guitar music. Text written in English and Spanish with French and German translations in an appendix at the back of the book.

    • Brand: Mel Bay
    • ASIN: 0786627239
    • UPC: 796279042901

  • Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 2, Expanded Edition

    Grade 2/Expanded version of the famed Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method adds new, carefully graded playing material for every concept taught. Solos are presented in various styles. A special feature is the addition of in-depth picking studies in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, and Bm. Additional studies are contained in second position and in 6/8 time. In short, if you really want to learn to play great guitar, this is the method! It is unmatched in its thoroughness in teaching every important concept. • Additional New Music for Every Concept Taught • Picking Studies in 8 keys • New Solos in Diverse Styles • Begins Study of Position Playing • Carefully Graded to Move at a User Friendly Pace • Unmatched in Comprehensiveness • Spiral Binding Available BOOK ONLY

    • Brand: Brand: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
    • ASIN: 0786673818
    • UPC: 796279099295

  • The Changes - Sid Jacobs: Guide Tones for Jazz chords, Lines and Comping for Guitar (Mel Bay's Private Lessons)

    The Changes: Guide Tones for Jazz Chords, Lines, and Comping is offered for beginning to advanced players as a way to visualize guide tones on the fretboard. From these shapes lines can be created for soloing and voicings can be built for comping and chord melody. Most importantly, the changes of the progression being played can be heard with only a few notes. The simple approach is always best; guide tones are easy to play and are how the ear identifies a chord progression. Embellishing guide tones is what improvising musicians from baroque to bebop to beyond have been doing to make the changes. Companion online audio recording includes all exercises.

    • ASIN: 078668948X

  • Creative Comping Concepts for Jazz Guitar (Mel Bay's Private Lessons Series)

    Pianists are the main sources of inspiration for new developments in jazz guitar comping. Yet guitarists have been slow to develop a comping vocabulary with harmonic sophistication, subtle voice leading, and rhythmic flexibility on the level of the best contemporary pianists. This book seeks to remedy the situation by articulating a comping vocabulary in the context of six of the most often played tunes in jazz: 12-bar blues, rhythm changes, minor blues, a modal tune, and a couple of standards. The comps are written out in notation and tablature and include rhythms with forward motion, chords built in fourth intervals, parallel constant structure voicings, polychords, slash chords, etc. The focus is on developing a contemporary approach to rhythm, phrasing, chord voicings, voice leading, chord substitution, and reharmonization. A play-along online audio recording of the guitar comps with bass and drums helps get the sounds and rhythms in your ear. The theory of how the comping concepts are applied to the music is explained, with ideas on how to use them creatively.

    • ASIN: 0786695609

  • Mel Bay Julio S. Sagreras Guitar Lessons, Books 4-6 and Advanced Technique (Spanish, English, French and German Edition)

    The Guitar Lessons of Julio Sagreras are among the most universally used collections of guitar music and represent a milestone in guitar didactic literature. The original six lesson books, along with the book Advanced Technique, were an immediate success on their introduction and remain so today. This edition brings together under one cover Lesson Books Four, Five, and Six as well as Sagreras's Advanced Technique volume. The studies in each book are carefully fingered and graded. They are charming, melodious and extremely effective in the classroom. They are also an ideal introduction to classical guitar playing and also to Latin American guitar music. Some of the later studies are appropriate as concert repertoire. This text is in English and Spanish, with French and German translations in an appendix at the back of the book.

    • Brand: Brand: Chanterelle Verlag
    • ASIN: 0786627247
    • UPC: 796279042918

  • Modern Chords: Advanced Harmony for Guitar (Mel Bay’s Private Lessons)

    One of the world’s great jazz guitarists, Vic Juris shares his insight into the wonderful world of harmony in this book. Not for the fainthearted, Vic teaches polychords and intervallic structures derived from the major, minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor and harmonic major scales in this must have jazz guitar book. Each section has etudes that will help students integrate each concept into their own playing. The companion audio gives students the opportunity to hear and play along with these cutting edge concepts. Includes access to online audio.

    • ASIN: 0786690135

  • Jazz Pentatonics: Advanced Improvising Concepts for Guitar (Mel Bay’s Private Lessons)

    Jazz Pentatonics is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and audio is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The audio was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the audio recording as well as play-along tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers the minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7(b5) and major (b6) pentatonics and gives the student many etudes and exercises from which to draw improvisational ideas. Includes access to online audio.

    • ASIN: 0786691603

  • Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards (Mel Bay’s Private Lessons)

    An in-depth approach by Mimi Fox to mastering arpeggios for guitarists, beginning with simple arpeggio studies, this book progresses through simple concepts and tunes then proceeds to tackle some of the great standards that jazz musicians play. The lesson concludes with advanced arpeggio concepts including super-imposition of unusual arpeggios over various chord types to create startling tonal clusters. This is a must-have for all serious guitarists who want to achieve great technique while developing their sense of harmony. This book comes with an online audio download.

    • ASIN: 0786687711

  • Jazz Intros and Endings (Mel Bay’s Private Lessons)

    Jazz Intros and Endings offers 60 intros and endings for songs in many keys and styles. Ron is a well known and admired guitar player having played with Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, among many others. These harmonically rich phrases offer many great ideas and insight into creating your own intros and endings. Book is in standard notation with chord diagrams and has an online audio recording featuring all the examples.

    • ASIN: 0786691042