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Guitar Tuning for the Complete Musical Idiot

The Complete Book on Tuning, Strings, and Intonation
by Ron Middlebrook
There’s nothing more distracting than hearing a musician play out of tune. This user-friendly book/DVD pack teaches various methods for tuning guitars – even 12 strings! -and basses, including a section on using electronic tuning devices. Also covers intonation, picks, changing strings, and much more!
00000002Book/DVD Pack $16.95
00001198DVD $9.95

Hallelujah Ukulele

19 of the Best and Most Beloved Hymns & Spirituals
by Dick Sheridan
Here’s a truly special collection of gospel favorites drawn from the traditions of many faiths and cultures. It brings a delightful mix of treasured worship songs, including: Amazing Grace • Go Down, Moses • Hine Mah Tev • In the Garden • The Old Rugged Cross • Rock My Soul • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot • What a Friend We Have in Jesus • and many more. This book contains basic melodies with notes and tablature, exciting creative harmonies, chord symbols and large, easy-to-read diagrams, and selected solos and lyrics.
00122113 $12.99

He Was Singin' This Song - Revised and Updated

by Jim Bob Tinsley, Forewords by Gene Autry, Douglas B. Green and Omar Baker
In this book Jim Bob Tinsley shows the cowboys' songs to be an essential metaphor of their lives and times. He follows the image of the cowboy from the ""cow-keeper"" of colonial America, through the Civil War, the war for Texas's independence, the banditry of the Old West. He follows the image along the trail of the cattle drive, fighting Indians and rustlers, and into the saloons and dance halls with the gunfighter and gambler, and arrives finally at the hero we know from films and television.
00001133Softcover Book/CD Pack $35.00
00001132Hardcover Book/CD Pack $50.00

Hip-hop Grooves for Bass

by Max Palermo
From the irresistible party jams of South Bronx to the urban sounds of today, hip-hop has maintained close links with its roots. Many of its characteristic sounds and beats come from funk, soul, and R&B origins. The electric bass plays a key role in creating the groovin’ that gives hip-hop a unique, attractive feel. This book/CD set contains 90 authentic hip-hop licks that will lead you to the vibrant world of hip-hop style. All the bass lines are demonstrated on the CD’s full-performance tracks and transcribed in standard notation and tablature. Jamming along with these patterns, you will improve your technique while you learn how to lay down the right groove. Just listen to the tracks and concentrate on playing with a good-time feel. Enjoy!
00001174 $14.95

History of Japanese Electric Guitars

By Frank Meyers
Many guitar players, famous and not so famous began playing on Japanese electric guitars, yet the history of the people and factories that produced these instruments has remained largely ignored. For the first time in this illustrated history, author Frank Meyers will examine the Japanese electric guitars and factories that were active during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, identifying the various people, companies, and guitars that contributed to the huge guitar boom of the 1960s. Includes hundreds of fantastic color photographs, a chapter of 130 pickups, and a chapter on collecting vintage Japanese guitars. A must-have for guitar collectors.
001441718.5 x 11 Full Color $34.99

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