Melodic Rhythms for Guitar (Music Instruction)

Melodic Rhythms for Guitar (Music Instruction)

(Guitar Method). A thorough presentation of rhythms commonly found in contemporary music, including 68 harmonized melodies and 42 rhythm exercises. This highly respected and popular book is also an excellent source for duets, sight-reading and chord studies.

A Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 1 (Music Instruction)

A Modern Method for Guitar - Volume 1 (Music Instruction)

(Guitar Method). This practical, comprehensive method is used as the basic text for the guitar program at the Berklee College of Music. Volume One builds a solid foundation for beginning guitarists and features a comprehensive range of guitar and music fundamentals, including: scales, melodic studies, chord and arpeggio studies, how to read music, special exercises for developing technique in both hands, voice leading using moveable chord forms, and more.

Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Chord/Melody

Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Chord/Melody

Your guitar becomes the ultimate jazz solo instrument when you master the techniques and concepts in this book. Picking up where the harmony lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off, topics include melody and harmony integration, bass line development, chord enhancement, quartal harmonies, and how to arrange a guitar solo. Learn to simultaneously play the harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of any song! Concepts are illustrated with lots of examples to practice, including arrangements of some traditional melodies. All music is shown in standard notation.

Singer's Handbook (Music Instruction)

A Total Vocal Workout in One Hour or Less!

Singer's Handbook (Music Instruction)

(Berklee Methods). The Berklee in the Pocket Singer's Handbook is a must-have guide that sets a perfect 45- to 60-minute practice routine for you. Use it as your practice manual for a total vocal workout, from warm up to cool down. Covers: breathing exercises, tips for productive practice, mental practicing, breathing for relaxation, cool down techniques and more. Learn new tunes, clarify diction, and improve all aspects of your singing!

Basics 1 - The Wolf Marshall Guitar Method (Music Instruction)

Basics 1 - The Wolf Marshall Guitar Method (Music Instruction)

(Guitar Method). This first book launches you straight into a hands-on contemporary approach to learning the basics of both guitar and music. The essential visual element of shapes and patterns on the fingerboard unlock the secret to successful and creative playing. You'll learn exciting power chords, strum patterns, riffs, guitar techniques like muting and string bending, and 12 bar blues progression. All presented with contemporary music examples and figures (from rockabilly to hard rock). In addition, you'll gain essential musical knowledge from the basics of notation (including tablature and grids), rhythm and meter and intervals transposition. Special Playing Tips and Music Builders sections further enhance your guitar and music chops. 41-minute audio. Chapters include: * Two- and three-note power chords * Single note playing riffs over chords in all styles * 12-Bar blues used in most styles of popular music * Riff-building over 12-bar blues * Building scale riffs and motifs over open chord forms

Brazilian Rhythms for Guitar

Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao, Frevo, and Other Brazilian Styles

Brazilian Rhythms for Guitar

Educator and performer Carlos Arana captures Brazil's rich musical heritage with impeccable stylistic, historic, and technical analyses. The first section of this book covers the fundamental rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of samba, bossa nova, and choro styles followed by practical applications on the guitar. The practical applications break each of the styles down to their historic and regional roots combined with examples that capture the essence of each style. The next section takes you to the northeast of Brazil with the rhythm figures of bai�o, toada, xote, afox�, frevo, Marcha, and Marcha Rancho. Over 60 examples, written in standard notation and tablature, are demonstrated on the included CD.

Music Theory 101

From keys and scales to rhythm and melody, an essential primer on the basics of music theory

Music Theory 101

Learn the basics of music theory in this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide. From classical to hard rock, and jazz to hip hop, music is constantly evolving, but many of the basics have stayed the same. Understanding these basics is key to becoming a successful musician and well-rounded music lover. Music Theory 101 covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know, including: -How to read sheet music -Understanding the construction of chords and scales -The different rhythm and time signatures -How keys are identified and organized Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction, and visual aids of scales, music symbols, and chords throughout, Music Theory 101 is the essential guide you need for a crash course in music theory that even professional musicians would envy.

Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Jazz Guitar -- Chord/Melody, Book & CD

Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Mastering Jazz Guitar -- Chord/Melody, Book & CD

Your guitar becomes the ultimate jazz solo instrument when you master the techniques and concepts in this book. Picking up where the harmony lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off, topics include melody and harmony integration, bass line development, chord enhancement, quartal harmonies, and how to arrange a guitar solo. Learn to simultaneously play the harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of any song! Concepts are illustrated with lots of examples to practice, including arrangements of some traditional melodies. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.

Song Sheets to Software

A Guide to Print Music, Software, and Web Sites for Musicians

Song Sheets to Software

This second edition of Song Sheets to Software includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and music-related Internet Web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. This book is a particularly valuable resource for the private studio and classroom music teacher.

The Guitar Style of George Benson (Music Instruction)

The Guitar Style of George Benson (Music Instruction)

(Guitar Educational). Learn the licks, tricks, techniques, funky phrasing and hip melodic ideas of jazz great George Benson in these transcriptions of 13 of his signature standards: Affirmation * Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce) * Breezin' * The Cooker * Easy Living * Gentle Rain * Low Down and Dirty * Poquito Spanish, Poquito Funk * Sack of Woe * So What * Song for My Father * This Masquerade * What's New?. Includes in-depth lessons, an introduction by Dave Rubin, and information on Benson's guitars.