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The Flatpicker's Guide

by Dan Crary
This instruction/method book for flatpicking teaches how to play accompaniments, cross-picking, and how to play lick strums. Examples in the book are explained on the accompanying CD. The CD also allows the player to play along with the songs in the book.
00000231Book/CD Pack $19.95

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 Ð F, D and A Ð 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

The Irish Tenor Banjo

by Dick Sheridan
Play 47 Irish selections on the tenor banjo with this collection of reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, polkas, & slides. The tunes are presented in multiple keys (both traditional and modal) and are presented in both standard notation and tablature with chord names and large diagrams. Songs include: Bag of Spuds - Cherish the Ladies - Drowsy Maggie - Farewell to Whiskey - Lark in the Morning - Rocky Road to Dublin - The Tempest - and more. Audio tracks are available for learning and listening with pitch and speed control for download or streaming online. Also features traditional Irish GDAE tuning with a chart of basic chords.
00370212Book/Online Audio $19.99

The Kilted Fiddler

by Alan Lerwick
A collection of 167 Scottish-fiddle tunes compiled and arranged by Alan Lerwick, including: Reels and Scotch measures, Strathspeys, Jigs, Hornpipes, Waltzes, Descriptive Tunes, Marches, Slow Airs and Laments, and more. Includes historical notes, playing tips and photos.
00000194 $24.95

The Low G String Tuning Ukulele

by Ron Middlebrook
25 popular songs for the ukulele in standard music notation, tablature and easy chords. To get the most out of this book, you’ll want to replace the fourth (high G) string with one of a heavier gauge and tune it an octave lower to get that full, deep sound – a lá Hawaiian uke virtuoso Jesse Kalima – in playing the melodies in this book. The chords can be played with or without the low G sound.
00001534Book/CD Pack $19.99

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