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Guitar books galore!! A wide range of guitar books, sheet music books, tabulature, exercises, techniques, instructional books, dvds, cds, videos, some with accompaniment backing and jam tracks selected from the wide range available at our affiliates. Bass players - what are you doing here? - Yep.... go visit the Bass Guitar & Double Bass book section! Click the links to read more information and if you cannot see what you are looking for here browse the Fake Books, Miscellaneous Book and Sheet Music sections or use the search boxes provided.

The Blues Guitar Handbook: A Complete Course in Techniques and Styles (Book/CD)
This latest entry in Backbeat's best-selling handbook series starts by exploring the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century, moving into profiles of such players as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. As the story moves into the 40s and 50s and blues players migrate to major urban centres author Adam St James follows the evolution of the music at the hands of such electric blues kingpins as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and B.B. King. Then it's the blues-rockers of the 60s, 70s, and 80s (including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) before the story comes up to date, with blues flame-keepers such as Keb Mo' or Duke Robillard, and some not-quite-traditionalists, such as Robben Ford or Derek Trucks. A comprehensive tutor for mastering electric and acoustic blues follows this historic overview. Starting from the very basics it leads you into more advanced rhythm and lead techniques, before examining four key styles: acoustic blues, classic electric blues, blues rock and jazz blues. The many exercises in the tutor are supported by specially recorded audio tracks on the accompanying CD.
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Classic Blues Guitar Jam With Songbook (Book/CD)
Ultimate Beginner Series Cd Included Edited by Aaron Stang. Fretted instrument mixed folio (Guitar tablature). 52 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. Learn each main riff and lick, then jam with ourband on the included play-along tracks. Matching songbooks are available for guitar, drums and keyboard. Titles in this book are: Born Under a Bad Sign, Hideaway, Bad to the Bone, Stormy Monday, La Grange, Look at Little Sister.
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Classic Blues Jam SESSION For Guitar (Book/CD)
For guitar and voice. Includes guitar tablature songbook and accompaniment CD. Play along with 9 of the greatest Blues guitar songs ever!!! This book and CD pack contains authentic transcriptions and jam tracks for nine complete songs. Each piece chosen to represent an important classic in blues history. Songs incl: Confidence Man, Hideaway, Life W/O You, and Rock Me Baby.
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Classic Guitar Duets (Book/CD)
(Deluxe Remastered 2 CD Set) For Guitar. What is more lovely than the sound of a classical guitar? Maybe two! These magical duets are wonderfully rewarding and will keep you coming back for more! Now digitally remastered in a 2-CD set with complete stereo versions; and stereo versions minus guitar for your accompaniment pleasure. Includes a high-quality printed music score with both primo and secondo guitar parts in dual-guitar duet format, and also comes with two compact discs containing a complete performance in stereo and minus primo/minus secondo recordings. Published by Music Minus One.
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Classic Rock Guitar Jam With Songbook (Book/CD)
Ultimate Beginner Series Cd Included Edited by Aaron Stang. These songbooks are correlated to the immensely successful Ultimate Beginner Series Basics books. Learn each main riff and lick, then jam with our band on the included play-along tracks. Matching songbooks are available for guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. Songs include: Hotel California, Europa, Tush, Refugee, Riders on the Storm, Proud Mary.
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Complete Country Blues Guitar Book (Book/Audio Download)
by Stefan Grossman. This comprehensive book has 260 pages and over 50 fingerpicking guitar solos in notation and tablature in country blues, Delta blues, ragtime blues, Texas blues and bottleneck styles. An extremely comprehensive blues solo collection. Audio download available online.
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Cool Jazz for Guitar (Book/CD)
An album chock-full of originals and contemporary standards for the modern guitarist. Listen to the complete versions, then jump in and play them yourself with the band! Includes engraved, authoritative solo part printed on high-quality, acid-free ivory paper, and a digital stereo CD with full performance, and second performance minus you, the soloist. For Guitar. Includes a printed music score on high-quality ivory paper; and a compact disc containing a complete performance with soloist; then a second version with the accompaniment, minus you, the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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Eric Clapton: From The Album Eric Clapton Unplugged (Book/CD)
Performed by Eric Clapton, written by Wolf Marshall. For guitar. Includes instructional book (song exerpts only) and examples CD. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, guitar notation legend, introductory text, instructional text and performance notes. Learn the techniques Clapton used on his best-selling acoustic album. 14 songs are covered, including: Alberta, Layla, Lonely Stranger, Nobody Knows You When You're down and Out, Rollin' and Tumblin', Tears in Heaven and more.
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Eric Clapton: From The Cradle
Performed by Eric Clapton. For guitar and voice. Format: guitar tablature songbook. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. Blues rock and adult contemporary. Includes: Blues Before Sunrise, Blues Leave Me Alone, Driftin' Blues, Five Long Years, Goin' Away Baby, Groaning the Blues, How Long, How Long Blues, I'm Tore Down, I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, It Hurts Me Too, Motherless Child, Reconsider Baby, Sinner's Prayer, Someday, After Awhile, Standin' Around Crying, Third Degree.
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Eric Clapton, John Mayall: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton
Performed by Eric Clapton, John Mayall. For guitar and voice. Format: guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar notation legend. Blues rock and classic rock. Guitar tab for the legendary 1966 British blues album featuring Eric Clapton on guitar and future Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie on bass.
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Easy Blues Solos For Guitar (Book/CD)
By Ed Lozano. The fun and easy way for beginners to learn the basics of blues soloing! The music in this book is graded from basic rhythms and rests, to scales and arpeggios, to playing over chord changes, to more advanced techniques. Includes an accompanying one-hour CD with practice tracks by a pro backing band. This proven method will teach you everything from basic ideas that are applicable in real-life playing situations to actual licks and solos that make up the blues vocabulary.
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Essential Blues Guitar (Book/CD)
Dave Celentano brings you a handy guide to playing blues guitars and takes care to emphasise the essentials of this emotive style. He includes sections on chord changes, scales, rhythms, turn arounds, phrasing, soloing and more. With a large reserve of examples and diagrams, plus 10 rhythm tracks for soloing and improvising. An Emphasis on the Essentials of Blues : Chord Changes, Scales, Rhythms, Turn Arounds, Phrasing, Soloing & Examples.
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Everything About Playing The Blues (Book/CD)
Full instruction on blues theory, chords, rhythm, scales, advanced solo technique, beginnings and endings, riff construction and more. An ideal reference guide to playing the blues for all guitarists. Full instruction on blues theory, chords, rhythm, scales, advanced solo technique, beginnings and endings, riff construction and more. Includes a play-along CD with 12 jam tracks.
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Fast Forward: Blues Guitar Improvisation (Book/CD)
This exciting series of instrumental instruction books includes complete music plus easy-to-follow instructions, tips and advice. The accompanying CDs allow you to listen and play along to the matching audio tracks. These user-friendly book/CD packs provide riffs, licks, chords & tricks you can learn now and easily incorporate into your own playing style! With this 87-track CD and book, you can learn to play and improvise like a real pro. You start at the beginning, going through the blues scale and the traditional blues chord sequence, then you move on to some essential techniques: fretboard chord shapes, arpeggios, slides, double-stops, string bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs and more. All exercises are demonstrated on the CD at both full speed and a slower practice speed, so in no time at all you will be creating your own solos in the style of such great blues legends as Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Five complete solos are included in easy-to-follow tab: Eric's Dominoes, One for Stevie Ray, Robben's Bag, The Ali Shuffle, The Iceman Cometh.
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Fast Forward Classic Blues Guitar Licks (Book/CD)
This exciting series of instrumental instruction books includes complete music plus easy-to-follow instructions, tips and advice. The accompanying CDs allow you to listen and play along to the matching audio tracks. These user-friendly book/CD packs provide riffs, licks, chords & tricks you can learn now, and easily incorporate into your own playing style! This volume allows you to play along to the matching CD and discover the secrets of authentic blues lead guitar playing. Includes information on blues, slides, pull-offs and hammer-ons, solos, turnarounds and genuine blues licks and authentic blues guitar phrases and scales.
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Fast Forward Lead Guitar Licks (Book/CD)
This exciting series of instrumental instruction books includes complete music plus easy-to-follow instructions, tips and advice. The accompanying CDs allow you to listen and play along to the matching audio tracks. These user-friendly book/CD packs provide riffs, licks, chords & tricks you can learn now, and easily incorporate into your own playing style! In this book, you'll get essential information on how to get all the great rock guitar sounds, from classic 1950s lick to pull-offs, hammer-ons, bends and the slide. Plus, how to get the very best effects from your pedal, and inside tips and tricks on scales and position playing.
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Fast Forward: Slide Guitar (Book/CD)
This exciting series of instrumental instruction books includes complete music plus easy-to-follow instructions, tips and advice. The accompanying CDs allow you to listen and play along to the matching audio tracks. These user-friendly book/CD packs provide riffs, licks, chords & tricks you can learn now, and easily incorporate into your own playing style! A comprehensive guide to slide guitar playing learn how to play slide guitar in the styles of Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt and other top musicians. Apply slide techniques to blues, rock and other playing styles. Learn how to use tunings, string damping and vibrato, and play single note melodies and chords.
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Favorite Folks Songs For Guitar (Book/CD)
More than just a collection of folk songs, Harry Tuft and Dick Weissman have created an album designed to aid the beginning guitarist in everything from holding the guitar properly to illustrating a large selection of strums and chords along with each song. A complete method for the beginner, illustrated with finger positions and fret diagrams as well as notation for each song. Songs include: He'd Got the Whole World in His Hands, Down in the Valley, The Cuckoo, 500 Miles, Greensleeves, Man of Constant Sorrow, Walking Bass, This Train and more. Includes a high-quality printed music book and a narrated compact disc featuring every exercise and composition in the method book. Published by Music Minus One.
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Folk & Blues Fingerstyle Guitar (Book/CD)
In these CD lessons Dave Van Ronk presents his arrangements of folk tunes and blues. These lessons are for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist. The book includes an interview, a discography, and the 11 tunes taught on the three CD's in standard notation and tablature. LESSON 1: The alternating bass technique is presented with four arrangements: Green Green Rocky Road, Kansas City Blues, Stackerlee and Saturday Night Shuffle. LESSON 2: Alternating the bass in 3/4 with The Ballad Of The IRT. Elizabeth Cottens Wilson Rag, Blind Blakes That Will Never Happen No More and Miss. John Hurts Spike Drivers Moan. LESSON 3: Brownie Mc-Ghee's Sportin Life Blues played in dropped D tuning. Blues in 12/8 with St. James Infirmary played in Am.
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Fred McDowell: The Voice of Mississippi Delta Blues Guitar
A collection of 15 note-for-note transcriptions from Fred McDowell's Good Morning Little School Girl and You Gotta Move compact discs. All pieces contain vocal line, lyrics and fingerpicking guitar solo.
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Freddie King: The Freddie King Collection
An outstanding collection of 15 of this blues legend's best, including: Have You Ever Loved a Woman, Heads up, Hide Away, I'm Tore Down, Lonesome Whistle Blues, The Sad Nite Owl, See See Baby, Wash Out and more. Guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams.
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Fretboard Roadmaps - Blues Guitar (Book/CD)
Arranged by Fred Sokolow. For guitar. Includes instructional book and examples CD. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, introductory text, instructional text and illustrations. Instructional and blues. These essential fretboard patterns are roadmaps that all great blues guitarists know and use. This book teaches how to: play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key; play a variety of lead guitar styles using moveable blues boxes, chord-based licks, blues scales and double-note licks; play boogie woogie licks and turnarounds; and much more! Each chapter presents a pattern and shows how to use it, and provides helpful playing tips. Great for beginning, intermediate and advanced players.
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Fretboard Roadmaps - Slide Guitar (Book/Digital Audio)
A must for every slide guitarist, this book with online audio files teaches how to: play lead and rhythm anywhere on the fretboard, in any key; play a variety of slide guitar styles using moveable scale patterns, common licks and slide techniques; play in open G tuning, open D tuning, open A tuning, open E tuning, and standard tuning; and more. The book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instruction for beginning to advanced players, and the audio includes 47 demonstration tracks. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, instructional text, introductory text and illustrations.
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Gary Moore: Still Got The Blues
Performed by Gary Moore. For guitar and voice. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, introductory text and instructional text. Blues rock and hard rock. The finest effort yet from Gary Moore includes: Still Got The Blues, That Kind Of Woman, All Your Love, Texas Strut and many more. Includes color photos and a special introduction section. Eleven songs in all.
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George Thorogood: The Best of George Thorogood
Authentic transcriptions of 12 songs from the legendary George Thorogood plus color photos, a glossary and a biography. The titles include: Bad to the Bone, If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave), Move It on Over, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Who Do You Love and more. Performed by George Thorogood. Format: guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, guitar tab glossary and color photos. Blues rock.
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Giants of Blues (Book/CD)
Blues guitar is the most passionate and emotional style there is. It is also one of the most difficult to teach. But lessons can be learned from the world’s greatest players. From Robert Johnson through Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and many more, this book explains each player’s definitive playing techniques, showing how to emulate their solos and develop their tricks to expand your own musical vocabulary. The 84-track accompanying CD includes two licks from each player, a solo including those licks and a ‘jam track’. Along with a chapter explaining blues chords and the best guitars to use, Giants Of Blues contains everything you need to help you play blues guitar.
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cover Guitar for Dummies (Book/CD or Online Audio)
The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent. Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skills. Tune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working order. Choose the right guitar and equipment for your needs. Explore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country. Guitar For Dummies, guides you in the development of your strumming talent and who knows where that can take you!
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cover Guitar Player Repair Guide (Book/DVD)
by Dan Erlewine. This expanded edition for beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance. It features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever. New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics. Dan Erlewine is a widely respected guitar builder and repairman. As the author of Guitar Player's popular Repairs column, he has shown thousands of guitar owners how to keep their instruments in top condition.
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Guitar Workout: (Book/CD)
David Mead got the idea for this book from the Canadian Air Force, who published a ten minute a day physical fitness schedule for modern times. The book recognized that a lot of people needed some sort of fitness regime but had little time to spare, so it offered a series of graduated exercises that would bring about a good level of fitness from a time investment of only ten minutes daily. From his own guitar-teaching experience, David Mead knows that time is also the biggest obstacle, preventing music students from making progress on their instruments. This is a condensed practice schedule for his busier students whereby they can cover all the vital areas of learning in the shortest possible time and still see a satisfying result from their labor.
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cover Guitar World Presents : The Bonehead's Guide to Effects
by Dominic Hilton. Like the special effects used in Speilberg movies, guitar effects can be equally as dramatic and baffling. The Boneheads Guide to Effects gets right to the point with an illustrated description of every type of guitar effect, including their sound, application and the various formats available. From a simple "stompbox" to high-powered rack systems, all are clearly explained in terms of how they function and how they can be used to enhance your playing. The text includes a detailed buyers guide to assembling your ideal effects system, alongside useful safety and maintenance tips. There is also vital info on "chaining" effects and recipes for basic tones and outrageous sounds. The bizarre technology of guitar effects uses everything from feet to floppy discs and this guide provides the necessary knowledge to choose and apply these weird devices according to your style and budget. If you feel the urge to wah, flange, uni-vibe or pitchshift, then this is the book to get you effected!
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cover Guitar World Presents : The Bonehead's Guide to Amps
by Dominic Hilton. For many novice players their amp is the boring, functional part of their first set-up. This guide explains how it can be as exciting, inspirational and as important as their guitar. Viewing the amp as an instrument in its own right, this book defines both the fundamental and subtle differences between many types of amplifier, while offering valuable info on "tone-tweaking" every kind to suit different styles. Learn how to adjust your amp for a whole range of different tones and how to use its functions to maximum effect. The text also explains how to choose the right products within your price-range and requirements, and how to maintain amplifier equipment for safe and reliable use. By taking an objective and comprehensive view of available guitar amps, this book offers the best bang-for-buck advice to getting killer tones easily, affordably and blasting at the right level. If you want to get your guitar cooking, then make sure it has the right ingredients with this invaluable guide.
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Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar (Book/CD)
Written by Greg Koch. The Hal Leonard Blues Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning blues guitar. This book uses real blues songs – no corny arrangments of nursery rhymes here! (well, except “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” but this is NOT the version you learned in kindergarten!) – to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead blues guitar in the style of B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, and many others. Lessons include: 12-bar blues; chords, scales and licks; vibrato and string bending; riffs, turnarounds, and boogie patterns; hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides; standard notation and tablature; and much more! Songs include: Boom Boom, Born Under a Bad Sign, Double Trouble, Killing Floor, Sweet Home Chicago, You Shook Me and more. The online audio includes over 70 tracks for demo and play-along, and is available using the unique code printed inside each book.For guitar. Includes instructional book (includes guitar tablature) and accompaniment CD. With introductory text, instructional text, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and guitar chord diagrams. Blues.
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Happy Traum Teaches Blues Guitar (Book/CD)
A Hands-On Beginner's Course In Acoustic Country Blues Homespun Listen & Learn Series Take a lesson in fingerstyle blues guitar from one of the world's most respected teacher/performers. All you need to know is how to play a few basic chords to get started playing along with this user-friendly book/audio package. Beginning with the most basic strumming of a 12-bar blues pattern. Happy gradually starts adding fills, runs, turnarounds, bass rhythms and 'boogie woogie' walking bass patterns that make the basic blues progression come alive. All of these elements are notated in both notes and tab.
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Howlin' Wolf: Howlin' Wolf
Performed by Howlin' Wolf. For guitar and voice. Format: guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, black & white photos and guitar notation legend. Blues. Includes transcriptions, performance notes, and lessons for songs including: Baby, How Long, Killing Floor, All Night Boogie, I'm Leavin' You and more.
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Inside Blues Guitar (Acoustic Guitar Guides)
By Steve James. Boost your blues I.Q. with this lively, comprehensive introduction to one of America's most vital musical legacies from the origins of the blues in the rural South and early masters like Charley Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson, to the guitars and techniques used by acoustic blues players, then and now. Leading roots-music performer and recording artist Steve James answers 50 key questions for contemporary blues guitarists and fans alike and provides invaluable reference information on essential recordings, books, websites, workshops and more. With Inside Blues Guitar , you'll find the right gear, repertoire and resources to play the blues and truly appreciate America's most accessible and enduring musical tradition.
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