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The Guitar Chord shapes of Charlie Christian

by Joe Weidlich
The concepts and fingerings in this book have been developed by analyzing the licks used by Charlie Christian. Chord shapes are moveable; thus one can play the riffs in virtually any key without difficulty by simply moving the shape, and fingerings used to play them, up or down the fingerboard. The author shows how the chord shapes – F, D and A – are formed, then can easily be modified to major, minor, dominant seventh and diminished seventh chord voicings. Analyzing licks frequently used by Charlie Christian, Joe has identified a series of what he calls tetrafragments, i.e., the core element of a lick. The identifiable ""sound"" of a particular lick is preserved regardless of how many notes are added on either side of it, e.g., pickup notes or tag endings. Many examples are shown and played on the CD of how this basic concept was used by Charlie Christian to keep his solo lines moving forward. Weidlich also makes observations on the physical manner Charlie Christian used in playing jazz guitar, and how that approach contributed to his smooth, mostly down stroke, pick technique.
00000388Book/CD Pack $19.95
 
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The Nasty Blues

by Tom Ball
A celebration of crude and lewd songs by the best bluesmen and women in history, including Bo Carter, Bessie Smith, Irene Scruggs, Lil Johnson, Georgia White, Charlie Pickett, Lonnie Johnson, Ethel Waters, Dirty Red, and more. 30 songs in all, including: Sam, The Hot Dog Man, I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Send Me a Man, Empty Bed Blues, One Hour Mama, and more.
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The Patriotic Guitarist

arranged by Larry McCabe
This red, white and cool collection contains 22 all-American guitar solos for fingerpickers and flatpickers. Includes: America the Beautiful, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Marines' Hymn, The Star Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, and many more patriotic favorites. The accompanying CD includes demo tracks for all the tunes.
00000293Book/CD Pack $19.95
 
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The Scottish Guitar

40 Scottish Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar
by Rob MacKillop
Rob MacKillop is regarded as one of Scotlandís finest musicians. In this ground breaking book, he defines a uniquely Scottish way of playing the guitar, incorporating rich traditions into later material Ė from Gaelic songs to traditional airs and dances. His arrangements reflect the origins of the tunes, with appropriate ornaments and phrasing. The accompanying CD helps players gain a deeper understanding of the subtle art of phrasing. Tunings used are DADGAD, Open D and Open G.
00001507Book/CD Pack $19.99
 
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The Sound and Feel of Blues Guitar

by John Tapella
This comprehensive blues book features information on rhythm patterns, fingerpicking patterns, double stops, licks in A, D, E, and G, and more. The accompanying CD features several compositions and all examples in the book.
00000092Book/CD Pack $17.95
 
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