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The Complete Book of chords, Scales, Arpeggios for the Guitarist

by Al Politano
Every chord, scale and arpeggio is plotted out in every practical position and, with some dedicated study, one could play all of them in every position and in all keys. Written with just a minimum amount of text. Use this book for improvisation, studying or playing exercises. This is the best, most complete reference book you can buy.
00000021 $8.95

The Contemporary Hand Drummer

by José Rosa & Héctor Pocho” Neciosup
Develop contemporary hand drumming techniques with extraordinary speed &?independence with this book/CD pack. The foundation of Afro-Caribbean music is explained, including the clave concept, and a comprehensive chapter containing the patterns of many of the most popular rhythms. Includes clear instructions, logical sequences, and sections on applying rudiments and on independence training which have applications beyond hand drumming.
00001213Book/CD Pack $19.95

The Country Guitar Style of Charlie Monroe

Based on the 1936-1938 Bluebird Recordings by The Monroe Brothers
By Joseph Weidlich
One of the most popular acts of the 1930s was The Monroe Brothers, featuring Bill on mandolin and tenor vocals, and Charlie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. This great overview of Charlie Monroe’s unique guitar performance style (he used just his thumb and index finger) presents 52 songs, with an in-depth look at the backup patterns & techniques from each chord family, plus special note sequences, common substitutions and stock backup phrases. Includes the bluegrass classics “Rollin My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” “My Long Journey Home” and “Roll On, buddy.” Plus a discography and complete Bluebird recording session info.
00001305 $19.99

The Diatonic Harmonica Workbook

by Bobby Joe Holman
This book is for the person who can already play the diatonic harmonica, but wishes to master the techniques, positions and scales required to play with a greater degree of proficiency. The lessons in the book are presented clearly, and every lesson is then repeated on the accompanying CD as a lesson/rhythm track with and without harmonica parts so you can listen to how the part should sound, then play along.
00000289Book/CD Pack $19.95
00000335DVD $19.95

The Early Minstrel Banjo

by Joe Weidlich
Featuring more than 65 classic songs, this interesting book teaches how to play the minstrel banjo like players who were part of various popular troupes in 1865. The book includes: a short history of the banjo, including the origins of the minstrel show; info on the construction of minstrel banjos, chapters on each of the seven major banjo methods published through the end of the Civil War; songs from each method in banjo tablature, many available for the first time; info on how to arrange songs for the minstrel banjo; a reference list of contemporary gut and nylon string gauges approximating historical banjo string tensions in common usage during the antebellum period (for those Civil War re-enactors who wish to achieve that old-time "minstrel banjo" sound); an extensive cross-reference list of minstrel banjo song titles found in the major antebellum banjo methods; and more. (266 pages)
00000325 $29.95

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