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101 Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Solos

by Larry McCabe. Beginning-Intermediate. This book with CD contains a wealth of time-honored songs arranged for beginning to intermediate guitarists. Many styles are covered including American standards, country songs, blues, hymns and spirituals, calypso, train songs, European standards, children's songs, Christmas songs, Stephen Foster songs, patriotic songs, light classical, and more.

Book/CD Set (99333BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786657933

5-String Banjo Styles for 6-String Guitar

by Craig Dobbins. Intermediate-Advanced. This book/CD set presents six complete songs and 19 licks and patterns (in both standard and open G tuning) in the styles of banjoists Earl Scruggs and Allen Shelton, and guitarists Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. (Also included is the 3-finger roll tour de force `Strike It Rich' by 2001Winfield Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith.

Book/CD Set (20622BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670086

Acoustic Guitar Anthology

Various Artists. Multiple Levels. Experience a unique repertoire of progressive and classic styles from this comprehensive collection of contemporary guitarists including the sophistication of Paulo Bellinati, the creativity of Steve Baughman, the energy of Beppe Gambetta, the versatility of Steve Kaufman, and others.

DVD (21337DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279099752

Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

taught by Stefan Grossman. IntermediateAdvanced. The guitar styles and techniques of Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy and Rev. Gary Davis combine blues and ragtime techniques into a style that can best be described as raggin' the blues.

DVD (GW929DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093422

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101 Essential Blues Progressions

by Larry McCabe. Beginning-Intermediate. This user-friendly book and CD shows how to transform standard three-chord blues changes into harmonically sophisticated jazzblues progressions. The book covers chord substitution, twelvebar blues, minor blues, eight-bar blues, and sixteen-bar blues.

Book/CD Set (98339BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786647316

60 Hot Licks for Western Swing Guitar

by Joe Carr. Intermediate. Get that authentic, professional "Texas" western swing sound with these alltime best western swing guitar licks from master guitarist Joe Carr. In this book/CD combo, Carr breaks down 60 great western swing guitar licks and how to use them in common progressions.

Book/CD Set (95101BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671441

Acoustic Guitar Chords, Pocketbook Deluxe Series

by William Bay. Beginning. A comprehensive 96-page, pocket/case sized perfectbound book of chord diagrams specifically written for today's contemporary acoustic guitarists. Chords include major 7 add 9, suspended, major 7 add 6, major 13 and many more.

Pocketbook (21193) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780786674183

Advanced Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques/Blues Guitar

taught by Stefan Grossman. IntermediateAdvanced. In this lesson, Stefan Grossman teaches four multi-sectioned blues instrumentals based on traditional techniques, blues piano ideas, single-string melodic guitar licks and horn styled solos.

DVD (GW928DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093415

101 Essential Country Chord Progressions

by Larry McCabe. Beginning-Intermediate. This book will help you play and write songs in both contemporary and classic country styles. The book is for music students, teachers, performing artists, recording studios, composers, songwriters, advertising agencies, and any person or music company who needs a user-friendly, comprehensive reference guide to country chord progressions.

Book/CD Set (99043BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786654185

A Closer Walk with Thee

by Martin Simpson. Intermediate. Martin Simpson is one of the most brilliant and lyrical fingerstyle guitar soloists on worldwide acoustic guitar scene. In this masterful book, Martin captures the melodic beauty, earthy rhythms, and haunting modal temperaments found in the American gospel tradition.

Book (95285) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786601349

Acoustic Guitar Photo Chords

by William Bay. Beginning. Chords shown in photo and diagram form. 15 Major chord categories shown in all keys. Includes chords used in contemporary acoustic guitar styles. Major 13, add 9, Maj 7 add 6, minor add 9 and many more shown.

Book (21296) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786674350

African Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by John Low. Multiple Levels. The golden age of African fingerpicking guitar was in the 1950s and 1960s. The great players and recording artists of that time included Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo from Zaire and George Mukabi from Kenya.

DVD (GW932DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093453

African Guitar The Mighty Popo

Taught by Mighty Popo. Intermediate. Let The Mighty Popo introduces you to some of the main elements of African guitar playing and history in this easy-to-understand lesson for the intermediate guitarist.

DVD (MPDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196060591

333 Book

by Mike Ihde. Multiple Levels. Ever wished you could learn practically every lead style, cool tricks, great sounding licks that you'll actually use, all the chord scale rules, all the chords you'd ever need and much, much more in one book? Well, wish no more! Berklee faculty member Mike Ihde has put all this and more into his latest publication.

Book+DVD (9780615208589) $34.95 ISBN 13: 9780615208589

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

by Richard Gilewitz. Beginning-Intermediate. Direct from the master of guitar clinics, this 96-page book contains a plethora of topics based on Richard Gilewitz's experience of conducting fingerstyle guitar and sound seminars for nearly a decade in a variety of settings worldwide. Sections are built around the most frequently asked questions from players of all ages and skill level, with topics supported by written explanations, exercises, original music tablature and notation pieces, charts, and photographs.

Book+CD+DVD (20184SET) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671038

Advance Touch Technique for Solo Guitar

by Tony Keck. Advanced. In this third lesson on Touch Technique Tony Keck presents a series of advance techniques. The tunes range from jazz blues to funk to country and demonstrates how versatile tapping can be.

DVD (GW977DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105309

African Guitar

Multiple Levels. This DVD offers a rare view into the rich textures of African fingerstyle guitar music. It was recorded by the famed cultural anthropologist Gerhard Kubik between 1966-1993.

DVD (13017DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094542

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Albeniz for Acoustic Guitar

by Laurindo Almeida. Intermediate-Advanced. The international acclaim of audiences and critics alike established Laurindo Almeida as one of the world's truly great concert guitarists. With these transcriptions of Isaac Albeniz' unique piano compositions, he takes the guitar to new heights.

Book (97041) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634132

Americana Acoustic Guitar Styles

by Mark Stuart. Beginning-Intermediate. A great lesson for the guitarist who wants to spice up his/her playing with some new idea on backing themselves or other singers. Mark Stuart is master at this style of playing and is known Internationally as one of the great sidemen.

DVD (MSDVD02) $29.95 UPC: 306196080490

Anyone Can Play Nashville Lead Guitar

taught by James Van Nuys. BeginningIntermediate. This course is designed to help beginning to intermediate guitarists learn to improvise fills and solos for country songs. You'll learn to create your own lead licks using a major pentatonic scale, then advance to a slightly more complex approach.

DVD (96010DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279100519

The Art of Solo Fingerpicking Guitar

taught by Craig Wagner. Intermediate-Advanced. Craig Wagner's unique approach to fingerstyle guitar includes equal amounts of jazz, funk, blues, rock, pop, bluegrass and country flavorings. He turns the guitar into a whole musical combo with adventurous techniques incorporating two-handed tapping, polyrhythms, walking bass, banjo rolls, exotic chords, and moving inner voices.

DVD (GW954DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093682

An American Christmas

arranged for guitar by Mary Lord. BeginningIntermediate. An American Christmas includes carols from the very rich Shaker, spiritual, shape-note and folk song traditions of the United States. They have been set as solo versions for the beginning to intermediate guitarist, who has been playing for about a year and would like to spread Christmas cheer using the guitar.

Book/CD Set (20328BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670581

Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night DVD

by Muriel Anderson. This DVD is jam packed with talent. Presents 18 performances plus artist lessons and closeup interviews. Performed live in Nashville for the All Star Guitar Night 10th Anniversary Concert.

DVD (20383DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279097109

Arias for Acoustic Guitar

arranged by James Edwards. Intermediate. Beautiful operatic arias by Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, and others tastefully arranged for intermediate to advanced classic guitar performance. Includes the gorgeous melodies: O mio babbino caro, Habanera, Voi che sapete, Plaisir d'amour, Marta, and other favorites.

Book (95565) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678907

Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed

by Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. These two masters of the guitar complemented each other so well that it is hard to imagine one without the other! Chet Atkins, the subdued quiet picker, thrilled at performing the fast, frantic instrumental written by his energetic alter ego, Jerry Reed.

DVD (13092DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409203

American Primitive Guitar

taught by John Fahey. Intermediate. John Fahey teaches a wide variety of instrumental solos. Includes tablature and notation with three compact discs featuring note-bynote, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (99802BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662081

Anyone Can Play Country Guitar

taught by Scott Pack. Beginning. No music reading ability is needed to learn from this video lesson. You'll start with easy chords, strumming, and fingerpicking techniques by playing along with songs on the video.

DVD (94888DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279097284

Art of Dropped D Guitar

by El McMeen. Intermediate. Instead of approaching Dropped D tuning via the route of "Standard" tuning, El went directly from CGDGAD tuning, and has succeeded in finding in Dropped D tuning musical qualities that are very unusual and compelling. The tunes range from Celtic, to spiritual, to Americana, to pop music, with a classical piece also included.

Book/CD Set (20467BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670130

Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions, Volume 1

by John McClellan and Deyan Bratic. Advanced. This tribute contains twenty-two of Chet's greatest solos and duets along with interviews with his daughter, Merle Atkins Russell and close friends such as Jerry Reed, Vince Gill, Eddy Arnold, Don Mclean and many others. This book offers touching insight into the character of an American original, who did much to shape the course of music history and the guitar.

Book (20385) $35.00 ISBN 13: 9780786670451

American Treasures

by Phillip Lester transcribed by Bill Piburn. Intermediate. These solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements cover a wide spectrum of American music. They include early hymns of the pilgrims, American Revolutionary war tunes, British folk ballads that later became colonial pop songs, sea chanteys, spirituals, Civil War tunes, pioneer frontier ballads, military hymns, and songs of patriotism.

Book/CD Set (20045BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667000

Anyone Can Play Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Paul W. Hayman. Beginning. Paul has taught for the past 15 years - not only guitar but also banjo, resonator guitar, hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, and autoharp. The lessons he presents are derived from his own easy-tolearn method which doesn't require the student to read music.

DVD (94327DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279084246

The Art of Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate-Advanced. The performers in this 60-minute DVD express different traditions, personalities and stylistic approaches through their guitars. Yet there is a commonality, not only in the instrument and fundamental approach to it but also in the choice of these players to take risks and to respect tradition.

DVD (13021DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409968

Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions, Volume 2

by John McClellan and Deyan Bratic. Advanced. The much-anticipated second book in the highly acclaimed series that showcases personal insights into the life and music of "Mr. Guitar. Rare photographs, loving tributes and great music are the heart of this wonderful volume-a must for all fans of the guitar.

Book (20839) $49.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658770

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Chet Atkins in Three Avalon Blues taught Dimensions: Chet Licks

by Chet Atkins & John McClellan. Advanced. Continues the best-selling Mel Bay book series: Chet Atkins In Three Dimensions, Fifty Years of Legendary Guitar Volume 1 & Volume 2. New and fascinating work (instruction and commentary) on Chet Atkins; Close-up views of right & Left Hands; Graded progression from Part 1 to Part 2 (alternating bass to advanced harmonics) and Like having a private master class from a Master Coach.

DVD (21426DVD) $29.99 UPC: 858283001005

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20495BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671397

Duck Baker's Fingerstyle Blues Guitar 101

by Duck Baker. Intermediate-Advanced. A collection of 12 great acoustic blues guitar solos by Duck Baker in notation and tablature. The solos are intermediate to advanced in difficulty and successfully capture the earthy myriad of influences comprising classic American blues guitar stylings.

Book/CD Set (95068BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672103

Barrios in Tablature, Volume One

edited by Rico Stover. Intermediate. Augustin Barrios was one of the greatest geniuses who ever played and composed music for the guitar. This book features a variety of his works ranging from the moderately easy to complex.

Book/CD Set (95705BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616756

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Chet Atkins "Off the Record"

transcribed by Tommy Flint. IntermediateAdvanced. Chet's actual recorded solos are: I'll Say She Does; Me and Merle; Yanky Doodle Dixie; Mr. Bojangles; Walk-Don't Run; Wheels; The Odd Folks of Okracoke; Yellow Bird; Windy & Warm; Just As I Am; John Henry; Spanish Fandango; Wimoweh; Liebestraum; and Czardas.

Book (93395) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780871668240

J. S. Bach for Acoustic Guitar

by Ben Bolt. Advanced. Best selling author Ben Bolt has inked 12 solos for guitar in this book. Included are moderate to advanced solos in notation and tablature.

Ballads & Songs of the Civil War for Guitar

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. This comprehensive and historically significant collection captures the hope and tragedy of the Civil War era with period photographs and lithographs. Includes guitar/vocal and guitar solo arrangements of 38 favorite songs of the period.

Book (96292) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786624546

Agustin Barrios: Complete Guitar Recordings 1913-1942 MP3CD

by Agustin Barrios. Newly mastered and expanded product on 4 discs. 9 new recently found tracks are included.

Compact Disc (CHR102) $29.95 UPC: 796279109826

Book/CD Set (97104BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634255

J. S. Bach in Tablature

arranged by Jake Pincus. Intermediate. This edition contains 10 of J.S. Bach's finest compositions scored in notation and tablature. Works include: Two Part Invention in C Major; Gavotte, from the 3rd Lute Suite; Prelude in D Minor; Bouree in E Minor, from the 1st Lute Suite; and others.

Book/CD Set (94581BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786628773

Chet Atkins Rare Performances 1955-1975

The much traveled Mr. Guitar is seen playing in this video collection everywhere from Nashville to Norway. His signature Gretsch Tennesseean guitar, on which Chet made it exquisitely effective use of its Bigsby vibrato bar, is heard in all its sweet, reverb-laden glory on many of these clips.

DVD (95990DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409043

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: 30 Short Pieces for Guitar

by John Griggs and Carlos Barbosa-Lima. B e g i n n i n g Intermediate. Brazilian guitar virtuoso Carlos Barbosa-Lima and guitarist/ instructor John Griggs present this collection of short pieces by various Classical composers, plus a few of their own original compositions. Beginning to intermediate in difficulty, each piece has been meticulously set for solo guitar in standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (97038BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635214

Basic Guitar Strumming and Fingerpicking

by Nori Kelley. Beginning. This book equips the beginner with the basic techniques necessary to succeed in the modern world of music. Numerous strumming patterns are covered, as are several fingerpicking patterns.

Book/CD Set (98098BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786648016

Back Porch Picking

taught by Buster B. Jones. Intermediate. Buster B. Jones was a master of the guitar styles of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed. In this lesson he presents six original instrumentals that will charm you as well as challenge your playing techniques.

DVD (GW964DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093781

Chet Atkins Rare Performances 1976-1995

Intermediate. Chet's tonal palette draws varied colors from electric guitars, nylonstrung classics, and even a resophonic guitar. Foremost in this collection are his traditional strengths as a tasteful soloist, but we also see him swap licks with the fiery Jerry Reed and Larry Carlton.

DVD (VS13091DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279081351

Baroque Music for Acoustic Guitar

by Stephen C. Siktberg. Intermediate-Advanced. A comprehensive volume of musical selections from the masters of the Baroque period. Pieces chosen for this book required little alteration from the original manuscript and so do not stray from the composer's original musical intent.

Book (96588) $29.99 ISBN 13: 9780786630110

Steve Baughman Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

by Steve Baughman. Intermediate. This DVD showcases guitarist Steve Baughman demonstrating his incredible fingerstyle creativity while he performs guitar solo settings on 14 Celtic and traditional compositions. Of special interest is Steve's analysis of alternate tunings and innovative new fingerstyle performance techniques.

DVD (97259DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279105781

Bag of Tricks Pocketful of Licks

taught by Buster B. Jones. Multiple Levels. In this unique DVD lesson, Buster presents his approach to many facets of fingerstyle guitar techniques that will open up new horizons for the student of fingerstyle guitar.

DVD (GW925DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093385

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Steve Baughman's Celtic Guitar Method

by Steve Baughman. Beginning. Traditionally the role of the guitar in Celtic music has been confined to accompaniment of lead instruments or a vocalist. In this book Steve Baughman suggests ways to break free of this mold, allowing the guitarist to internalize techniques that make the expression of Celtic melodies a pleasant endeavor.

Book (96700) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678556

Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. In this DVD, Fred Sokolow starts at the very beginning (tuning up and playing simple chords), and shows you patterns, licks and grooves you can use to play any style of music. By the end of this DVD session, you'll be able to play several fingerpicking patterns/rhythm grooves, bass runs and licks in five different keys.

DVD (GW402DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092746

The Stephen Bennett Fingerstyle Collection

by Stephen Bennett. Advanced. This book features 12 of Stephen Bennett's favorite fingerstyle solos for the sixstring acoustic guitar. Perhaps best known for his work with the harp guitar, Stephen shows the same relaxed, sharpwitted spirit he exudes on stage in his insightful performance notes for these inspired guitar solos.

Book/CD Set (20225BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670185

Pat Bergeson Contemporary Improvisation

by Pat Bergeson. Multiple Levels. Pat Bergeson shares his knowledge of major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, and mode scale positions. Also included are arpeggios, approach notes, use of the metronome and more!

DVD (95388DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279108997

Beginner Touch Technique for Solo Guitar

by Tony Keck. Beginning. Tony Keck has put together a three DVD series that clearly shows the student how to develop a Touch Technique. In this first lesson the starts at the beginning and patiently teaches the basics of this fascinating technique.

DVD (GW975DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105286

Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Folk, Blues and Country

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of noteby-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20496BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669141

Stephen Bennett: Harp Guitar Artistry

by Stephen Bennett. In what is neither an instructional nor a concert-style format, acoustic guitar master and acknowledged harp guitar pioneer Stephen Bennett plays ten captivating harp guitar solos, demonstrating the capabilities of this rarely heard instrument in a relaxed recording studio setting. With one exception, the traditional fiddle tune Westphalia Waltz, Stephen composed all of the music heard here.

DVD (20179DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279098878

Best in the West, Nashville Guitar

by Richard Kochli. Beginning-Intermediate. A comprehensive analysis of American country music from a European perspective, this massive 275-page book comes with a companion CD with 97 tracks. Everything from basic rhythm accompaniment to blazing bluegrass solos is addressed including: Carter lead style, fingerpicking, rockabilly riffs, Nashville lead styles, Western swing and honky-tonk, country blues and rock, Cajun history and styles, and a forecast of the future of country.

Book/CD Set (610228E) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9783899220155

Beginner's Blues Guitar

by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. Starting from ground zero, Fred Sokolow teaches you how to accompany yourself while singing the blues. You'll learn to play melodies and solo in several keys, throughout the neck.

Book/CD Set (98506BCD) $24.99 ISBN 13: 9780786650262

Stephen Bennett Live!

by Stephen Bennett. Given the number of skilled luthiers and guitarists in evidence today, the current era has come to be known as "The Golden Age of the Acoustic Guitar". Among numerous richly talented players, flatpicking/fingerstyle acoustic and harp guitarist Stephen Bennett stands out as both a supreme melodist and groove master.

DVD (21268DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279101318

Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar: Ragtime, Pop, Blues and Jazz

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of noteby-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20497BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669165

Best of Blues Guitar

by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. A must for any contemporary blues guitarists. Contains 12 great "down home" blues solos, each inspired by an original blues guitar giant like Blind Lemon Jefferson on Robert Johnson.

Book (94138) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780871662811

Beginner's Blues Guitar

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. By the end of this DVD lesson, you will be playing the blues in several keys and styles. You'll know how to play blues turnarounds, boogie-woogie bass lines, several strumming and fingerpicking accompaniment patterns, as well as blues solos, licks, and fills.

DVD (GW401DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092739

Pierre Bensusan in Concert

by Pierre Bensusan. The evocative and exciting music of Pierre Bensusan is presented in its full glory in this 75 minute concert recorded at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California in 1995. His diverse influences yield a sound and style that confounds classification and has thrilled and captivated audiences around the world.

DVD (13045DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409845

Best of Country Guitar Solos

by Tommy Flint. Intermediate. A wonderfully diverse collection of 33 great Tommy Flint fingerstyle guitar solos in Nashville lead, bluegrass, blues, and ragtime guitar styles. Tunes include: "Fisher's Hornpipe", "Soldier's Joy", "Amazing Grace" and more.

Book (94336) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780871665751

Beginning Open Tunings

by Steve Baughman. Beginning. This book is devoted to introducing guitarists to the basics of playing in alternate tunings. This book provides an in-depth look at four popular tunings, Open C, Open G, DADGAD and Orkney Tuning.

Book/CD Set (20056BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670932

Beginner's Country Guitar

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. Country music is more popular than ever and all you need to put over a good country song is your voice and a guitar. This 65-minute DVD gives you the tools you need to play old-fashioned country, honkytonk and country rock.

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DVD (GW407DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092791

Better Lead Guitar Through Chords

taught by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. If you're trying to improve your lead guitar playing by studying scales, that's only half the picture. The best lead guitarists in rock, jazz, country, bluegrass and R & B base much of their improvisation and soloing on chords-even when they're playing single note solos.

DVD (GW415DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105019

Blues and Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar

by Dave Van Ronk. Intermediate. In these lessons for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist Dave Van Ronk presents his arrangements of blues and a classic rag. The book includes a conversation with Dave, a discography, 6 tunes in notation and tablature, and 3 CDs teaching each tune phrase by phrase.

Book/CD Set (99470BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659272

Blues Guitar Songbook

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. This is a great resource for the guitarist interested in blues. Jerry Silverman has picked out 31 all time favorite blues classics. Each songs is presented two ways: first with the melody line, lyrics and chords with a written fingerpicking accompaniment part; secondly as a fingerpicking blues guitar solo in notation and tablature.

Book (95064) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786600359

Blues, Rags & Hot Fiddle Tunes

by Stefan Grossman. Beginning-Intermediate. Contains solos that will challenge intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists. These arrangements show the broad musical textures, fingerstyle techniques, and styles available to fingerstyle guitarists.

Book/CD Set (98514BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650217

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Blarney Pilgrim Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Volume Two

Intermediate. This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study and adaptation of the tradition by the featured musicians: Pat Kirtley, Martin Simpson, Steve Baughman, Duck Baker, Pierre Bensusan, Tom Long, and El McMeen. The 4 basic categories of music in this collection are: dance music, songs (ballads and airs), martial music, and the unique music of the blind Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan.

DVD (13063DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409982

Blues Classics for Acoustic Guitar

by Steven Zdenek Eckels. Multiple Levels. A sparkling collection of 12 classic American blues songs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. All arrangements are in notation and tablature and convey the exciting yet earthy moods found in this popular genre.

Book (95273) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786602544

Bottleneck Blues Guitar

taught by Stefan Grossman. BeginningIntermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of noteby-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20493BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670987

Blues Guitar Wall Chart

by Corey Christiansen. Beginning. This chart provides the basics of playing the blues guitar. Common scale and chord diagrams as well as blues chord progressions are laid out in fashion anyone can understand.

Wall Chart (20150) $8.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667185

Blues Guitar Chart

by Corey Christiansen. Beginning. This chart provides the basics of playing the blues guitar. Common scale and chord diagrams as well as blues chord progressions are laid out in a fashion anyone can understand.

Chart (20693) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672349

Blues Rock Licks and Tricks

taught by David Gogo. Multiple Levels. Whatever you thought the 'blues' is -- get ready to learn from one of Canada's flat-out best. Multiple JUNO nominee and Maple Blues Award winner David Gogo will rawk you with a guitar playing style second to none.

DVD (DGDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196040395

Bottleneck Blues Guitar

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. This 82 minute dvd is a MUST for anyone interested in bottleneck blues guitar. It is a complete survey of country blues bottleneck styles and techniques featuring rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb and Bukka White.

DVD (GW902DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093156

Bluegrass and Country Blues Guitar

by David Essig. Intermediate-Advanced. A study of David Essig's many styles of roots guitar for the intermediate/advanced guitarist. In this intimate lesson with David Essig, while learning 4 songs, you will learn about the following: Bluegrass Style Flatpicking and Walking Bass Lines, Lester Flatt Chord Voicings, Open G tuning and Open D Tuning, David's Slide Guitar!, DADGAD Tuning Basic Chords and More, Roll Patterns, Travis Picking with thumbpick and fingers, Single String (Bass) thumping, and much more!

DVD (DEDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196040999

Blues Guitar for the Young Beginner

by Steve Eckles. Beginning. Written with the young beginner in mind, this book presents the basics of blues guitar. Any beginner can play the blues using the concepts and etudes presented in standard notation and tab.

Book/CD Set (20147BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672073

Blues, Rags and Slide Guitar

by Tim Williams. Beginning-Intermediate. Mention blues anywhere in Canada and Tim William's name will inevitably come up. Tim has become a favorite teacher at music camps all over Canada and in the United States and he really shines in his clear teaching abilities of his style of blues and ragtime guitar.

DVD (TWDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196040296

Bottleneck Slide Guitar

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. Nothing sounds as bluesy as a slide guitar, and this DVD shows how it's done on electric and acoustic, as a soloist or with a group. Using classic blues tunes Fred Sokolow shows you how to play and improvise slide in the styles of some of the greatest bluesman: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Duane Allman.

DVD (GW409DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092814

Blues and Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Franco Morone. Intermediate. A collection of 20 different 4bar patterns and 10 original solo compositions by one of Europe's finest guitarists. Designed for the serious fingerstyle guitar student, this book presents rhythm patterns in a wide range of moods written in standard notation and tablature, along with new concepts about blues and jazz.

Book/CD Set (99397BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786660803

Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

by Rev. Gary Davis, taught by Ernie Hawkins. BeginningIntermediate. In this double DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins teaches in detail nine of Rev. Gary Davis' best known blues arrangements.

DVD (GW978SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279105484

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Bottleneck/Slide Guitar

by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's innovative Guitar Workshop Audio Series, this comprehensive lesson contains invaluable tips and notes for playing bottleneck/slide guitar. Lesson One presents open G and A tunings while Lesson Two contains D and E tunings.

Book/CD Set (98513BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650224

British Fingerstyle Guitar (Martin Carthy)

taught by Martin Carthy. Multiple Levels. Martin Carthy has forged his own personal and unusual approach to fingerstyle guitar. In this lesson, Martin explains in detail his playing techniques and style for seven of his most popular arrangements.

DVD (GW927DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093408

Carolan's Dream

arranged for the guiatr by Keith Hinchliffe. Intermediate.Contains accurate and extremely clear fingerstyle guitar transcriptions, comprehensively notated in tablature only from this album of 19 tracks of tunes by the renowned harper Turlough O'Carolan. This book is an absolute must for those wishing to emulate Keith's sweet and haunting arrangements.

Book (A156) $14.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512379

Celtic Crossing Guitar

by William Coulter. Intermediate. This much-anticipated book presents favorite Irish melodies in stunning fingerstyle arrangements that blend traditional and modern influences. The majority of tunes are performed with the guitar in DADGAD or DGDGBD tuning.

Book (96316) $19.99 ISBN 13: 9780786624874

Brazilian Jazz Guitar

arranged by Mike Christiansen & John Zaradin. IntermediateAdvanced. This Mel Bay/Warner collaboration contains a collection of beginning to intermediate arrangements for Brazilian Guitar. All tunes included in standard notation and tablature are: "One Note Samba", "Meditation", "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars", "Chega de Saudade", "How Insensitive", "The Girl from Ipanema", "A Day in the Life of a Fool", "The Island", "So Nice", "Desafinado", "A Felicidade", "Sabia" and "Gentle Rain".

Book/CD Set (WMB010BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670239

Robin Bullock Acoustic Guitar Artistry

by Robin Bullock. Celtic acoustic guitar and cittern wizard Robin Bullock takes the vibrating string to astonishing places with four of his own compositions, artful arrangements of another five traditional Celtic tunes, and tunes by Norman Blake and Dougie MacLean. From highoctane performances on Spider; Maho Snaps; Matelot Jig; and Old Brown Case to the extraordinarily moving and trancelike tune Between Earth & Sky(original title piece of his CD), the slow Irish air For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name; and Tiger Baby's Lullaby; Robin displays the fingerpicking and flatpicking styles that, combined with his composing and multi-instrumental skills, have earned his reputation with such renown Celtic and worldmusic groups as Helicon, Billboard's "world music" TOP 10 artist John Whelan's new Celtic band, and Riverdance guest artists Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble.

DVD (97258DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279105828

Clive Carroll In Concert

By Clive Carroll. The level of musicality that Clive displays is truly astonishing, one not automatically present in even the most skilled of professional guitarists. Stylistically, Clive's compositions rove eclectically and brilliantly through and across genre boundaries.

DVD (13098DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408534

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus, Volume 1

by Tony McManus. Intermediate-Advanced. Tony McManus is an adept master of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, both in terms of adapting Celtic music to the guitar, and in its performance- presenting all its intricacies, graces, and frills, yet at the same time maintaining the pace and drive which characterizes the style of this music. In this first lesson, Tony discusses in detail the importance of ornamentation and triplets in Celtic music and how they can be technically achieved.

DVD (GW960DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093712

Celtic Airs, Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. Celtic music offers the fingerstyle guitarist many beautiful and haunting melodies as well as intriguing dance rhythms and exciting tunes. In this DVD, Duck Baker explores the possibilities of playing a wide variety of Celtic music.

DVD (GW909DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093224

The Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Rick Udler. Intermediate. Brazil has produced some of the most vibrant and exciting guitar music in the instrument's history. In this lesson, Rick Udler discusses and demonstrates styles, techniques, and rhythms of Brazil's great players. This is a unique opportunity for guitarists to delve into the beautiful sounds of this musical land.

DVD (GW993DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279109239

Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar According to Tony McManus, Volume 2

by Tony McManus. Intermediate-Advanced. In this second lesson on Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar, Tony McManus explores all the dance rhythms of Scottish music, with its pipemarches, strathspeys, single and double jigs, slip jigs and reels. Three unusual tunings are presented: CGCGCD, CGDGCD and DAAEAE.

DVD (GW961DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093750

The Capo Chord Book

by Lance Beaumont. Beginning-Intermediate. The Capo Chord Book is an instructional method designed to aid the beginner/intermediate guitarist in capo transpositions. This book shows the player how to play in these difficult keys while using easy to play chord shapes.

Book (20751) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672400

Celtic Back-Up

by Chris Smith. Beginning-Intermediate. This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment.

Book/CD Set (97205BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786640652

British Fingerpicking Guitar

compiled by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. A tribute to the innovators and an analysis of the unique guitar fingerstyles and techniques developed in Great Britain. Presents guitar instrumentals by Davey Graham, Burt Jansch, and John Renbourn - over 20 solos in notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (94507BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634569

Carcassi In Tablature

by Ben Bolt. Intermediate. This book contains over 100 pages of the best of Carcassi's works. All music is digitally recorded by Ben Bolt in the order of publication.

Book/CD Set (98958BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675029

Celtic Guitar Encyclopedia Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

by Glenn Weiser. Intermediate. This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars.

Book (96985) $25.00 ISBN 13: 9780786634118

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Celtic Melodies & Open Tunings

taught by John Renbourn. Intermediate. John Renbourn is well known for his recordings and performances of Celtic music. In this lesson he discusses and teaches his approach to arranging Celtic melodies using a wide variety of open tunings.

DVD (GW908DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093217

Chickin' Pickin' Vol. 1

by Johnny Hiland. Intermediate-Advanced. Recorded Lessons from one of America's greatest guitarists Johnny Hiland teaches his stellar hi-low, low -hi soloing techniques in a 14-5 pattern across the keys of A, D & E. Lessons in standard notation and TAB with complete audio instruction.

Book/CD Set (20375BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671458

Christmas Encyclopedia Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

by Steve Eckels. Beginning-Intermediate. The arrangements in this book have been designed for use by the beginner and professional alike. The arrangements consist primarily of the melody, bass and chord symbols so that the professional will be able to easily sight read and embellish them during holiday performances.

Book (99881) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667345

Christmas Together: Creating Holiday Keepsakes

Holiday heirlooms link us to the magic of Christmases past and help create wonderful new memories for the future. Creating Holiday Keepsakes celebrates this spirit with ideas and instructions for making your own family treasures, along with the cozy sounds of acoustic guitar playing traditional holiday favorites.

Compact Disc (20252CD) $5.00 UPC: 796279087872

FINGERPICKING GUITAR

Celtic Melodies for Fingerpicking Guitar

by John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker. Intermediate. In these three audio lessons, Duck Baker, Stefan Grossman, and John Renbourn teach six Celtic fingerstyle guitar solos. The three compact discs offer three full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction, and all of the arrangements appear in the book in notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (99805BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662555

Chopin for Acoustic Guitar

by Richard Yates. Intermediate. Frederic Chopin was one of the most original and influential composers in history. Although he only lived 39 years, he wrote music that has thoroughly embedded itself in our culture.

Book/CD Set (97854BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644179

Christmas Music for Acoustic Guitar

by Stephen Siktberg. Intermediate. "Oh, Holy Night," "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem," and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" are just a few of the carols in this collection arranged for classical guitar. The author's intent while arranging these carols was to maintain their traditional flavor while making them idiomatic for the guitar.

Book (94428) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9781562220150

Classic American Folk Blues

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate-Advanced. This lesson is designed to give the intermediate/advanced student a wide assortment of technical challenges and an arsenal of hot licks that can be used, expanded and explored when playing blues themes. New approaches to arranging and improvising are featured in five popular blues that range from country blues to ragtime and folk to a barrelhouse stomp.

DVD (GW919DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093323

The Christmas Book Michael Chapdelaine: Land of Enchantment

by Michael Chapdelaine. Intermediate. A transcription of GFA and Winfield Fingerstyle winner Michael Chapdelaine's fourth CD. These 10 pieces are classical in technique, although not totally classical in style, featuring blues, rock, and contemporary idioms.

Book/CD Set (98364BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786607778

by Elias Barreiro. Intermediate. This book offers solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of 35 Christmas melodies from around the world. To eliminate page turns, the settings are presented in separate standard notation and tablature versions.

Book (99255) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658787

Christmas Songs and Holiday Melodies

Taught by John Fahey. Intermediate. In this DVD lesson John explains and teaches nine of his most popular and requested Christmas and holiday arrangements. Normal fingerpicking styles are used, along with slide techniques. Regular and Open G tunings are featured.

DVD (GW946DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093606

Classic Guitar in Tablature, Volume 1

by Dennis Franco. Intermediate. Many guitarists contend that tablature is easier to read than standard notation. This book offers progressively more difficult selections from the classic guitar repertoire in both formats featuring introductory remarks in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese.

Book (94098) $8.95 ISBN 13: 9780871669285

Chet Atkins Plays Back Home Hymns

arranged by Chet Atkins, transcribed by Jerry R. Ozee. Intermediate-Advanced. This book of hymn arrangements as recorded by Chet Atkins was done in hopes that other guitarists will benefit from the availability of beautiful hymns for guitar, both for use in worship services and for personal enjoyment as well. The arrangements are given in notation and tablature just as Chet played them.

Book (99766) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786626014

Christmas Carols and Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by El McMeen. Multiple Levels. The variety of Christmas songs and carols provides a fertile ground for fingerstyle guitarists. At the same time, the familiarity of these tunes requires the guitarist to explore creative approaches in order to bring new textures and meanings to these timeless melodies.

DVD (GW923DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093361

Christmas Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Beginning. Easy arrangements of 23 Christmas favorites. Each is shown in notation and tablature, with chords pictured.

Classic Ragtime Guitar

by Stefan Grossman, Duck Baker, and Leo Wijnkamp, Jr. Intermediate. The study of classic ragtime guitar is very challenging. For this set of lessons for the intermediate and advanced guitarist we have picked four ever-popular rags.

Book/CD Set (99462BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659197

Book (93788) $7.99 ISBN 13: 9780871667915

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by David Laibman. Intermediate. In this unique lesson David Laibman teaches two classic ragtime compositions: Red Carpet Rag and Scott Joplin's 1899 famous Maple Leaf Rag. These are difficult arrangements but they are taught section by section, including split-screen segments, where you can see exactly what the left and right hands are doing.

DVD (GW974DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279104982

Complete Blues Guitar Book

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning-Intermediate. This book will take you from basic concepts in blues guitar through performance level blues solos and techniques. Chapters include: Notation and Tablature, Time Values, Strumming, Blues Techniques, The Blues Progression, Open String Power Chords, Barre Chords, Blues Turnarounds, Blues Fill-Ins, The Blues Scale/Improvising, Double Stops and Fingerpicking Blues Solos.

Book/CD Set (94682BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786653799

Complete Chet Atkins Guitar Method

by Tommy Flint and Chet Atkins. Multiple Levels. This is an updated edition of Chet Atkin's famous guitar method. It contains numerous picking studies, chord etudes and great Atkin's style guitar solos.

Book/CD Set (93232BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786665174

Complete Fingerstyle Guitar Method

by Tommy Flint. Multiple Levels. One of the very best at teaching the basics of fingerpicking. Learn chording, Travis picking, soloing, scales and accompaniment patterns, playing over the entire fingerboard, barre-chords, twostring harmony, combining hammer and slide, three-against four roll, contrary motion, crosspicking, harmonics, right and left hand agility studies, and much more.

Book/CD Set (98722BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786666355

Classic Tangos For Guitar

by Ole Halen. Intermediate. Due to some deep-seated cultural irony known only to its native population, the Argentine tango has a profound grip on Finland where dance clubs and popular singers thrive on this particular style of music. In this collection, Finnish guitarist Òle Halen shares his enthusiasm for the genre by presenting tangos for solo guitar by some of the best Latin American and Spanish tango composer/guitarists, plus transcriptions and arrangements by such luminaries as Francisco Tárrega and Daniel Fortea of Spanish and Italian works originally composed for instruments other than the guitar.

Book (97066) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786646883

Complete Country Blues Guitar Book

by Stefan Grossman. Beginning-Intermediate. 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.

Book/CD Set (94710BCD) $35.00 ISBN 13: 9780786651269

Complete Blues Guitar Book

taught by Mike Christiansen. BeginningIntermediate. This DVD accompanies the book of the same title. It will take you from basic concepts in blues guitar through performance level blues solos and techniques.

DVD (94682DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279084314

Complete Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar

by Alan De Mause. Multiple Levels. This book is complete in the sense that there is something for everyone: beginners, intermediate players and professionals. Along with learning the basics, this book teaches fingerstyle guitar players to play two-string harmonies, accompaniment styles and much more.

Book/CD Set (95434BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786665594

Complete Blues Guitar Book

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning-Intermediate. This book and video will take you from basic concepts in blues guitar through performance level blues solos and techniques. Chapters include: Notation and Tablature, Time Values, Strumming, Blues Techniques, The Blues Progression, Open String Power Chords, Barre Chords, Blues Turnarounds, Blues Fill-Ins, The Blues Scale/Improvising, Double Stops and Fingerpicking Blues Solos.

Book+CD+DVD (94682SET) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667987

Complete Country Guitar Book

by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. This book is an encyclopedia of Carter flatpicking style back-up, bluegrass back-up, Carter flatpicking style lead, Doc Watson-style lead, Clarence White-style bluesy lead, Atkins/ Travis fingerpicking style, rockabilly guitar style, Nashville lead styles, and Western swing. The tunes and exercises in the book are included on the CD.

Book/CD Set (93935BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786628414

Classical Masterpieces in Tablature

transcribed by Dennis Franco. Intermediate. A sequel to Dennis Franco's popular initial offering Classical Guitar in Tablature, this book presents some of the most popular classic guitar solos scored in notation and tablature. The composers include Fernando Sor, Vincenzo Galilei, Gaspar Sanz, Robert de Visee, Johann Sebastian Bach, and John Dowland.

Book (95688) $12.99 ISBN 13: 9780786616404

Contemporary Christian Fingerstyle Guitar Solos

By Jay Leach. Intermediate. This unique book combines two of the best loved hymns of the Christian church, "Amazing Grace" and "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," with eight original compositions. These selections were chosen from three different solo albums recorded by renowned Los Angeles guitarist Jay Leach.

Book/CD Set (98163BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786663811

Complete Country Guitar

taught by Joe Carr. Beginning. This comprehensive DVD course was designed for guitarists who want a more complete understanding of country style guitar. Joe Carr teaches the fundamentals of country guitar including major, minor and 7th chord forms, major scales and flatpicking techniques.

DVD (95615DVD) $19.95 UPC: 796279101998

Complete Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

by Stefan Grossman, Duck Baker and El McMeen. Multiple Levels. The ancient Celtic repertoire offers the fingerstyle guitarist a tantalizingly wide range of moods and emotions from sad laments to lyrical ballads to vibrant dance rhythms. This collection presents a vast array of fingerpicking guitar solos settings on timeless airs, hornpipes, reels, planxties, set dances, jigs, slip jigs, marches, songs and compositions by the renowned 17th century blind Irish bard, Turlough O'Carolan.

Book/CD Set (95217BCD) $35.00 ISBN 13: 9780786634330

Complete Anthology of Medieval & Renaissance Music for Guitar

by John Renbourn. Intermediate. A collection of 28 fingerstyle guitar solos and duets by fingerstyle guitarist John Renbourn. These solos are drawn from Medieval and Renaissance lute dance tunes and solos.

Book (95394) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786603657

Elizabeth Cotten in Concert 1969, 1978 & 1980

by Elizabeth Cotten. This DVD presents three concert performances by Elizabeth Cotten recorded in 1969, 1978 and 1980. Recollections of her life and music are prompted in the 1978 concert by interviewer Mike Seeger, who played a major role in recording Cotten's repertoire. Mike is also close by in the 1969 and 1980 performances.

DVD (13019DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409821

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Country Ballads for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Intermediate. Presents eleven fingerstyle guitar arrangements of beautiful traditional country ballads portraying struggles and the joys of life. These arrangements are written in notation and tablature, along with a CD featuring Tommy's performance of each piece.

Book/CD Set (98925BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786656905

Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunings

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. This lesson explores all three tunings with seven exciting fingerstyle blues arrangements. Also discussed are Delta blues ideas in Open G tuning as well as applying bottleneck techniques in an open tuning setting.

DVD (GW969DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279096942

DADGAD Encyclopedia

by Jim Goodin. Intermediate. A progressive look at the popular D-based harplike tuning. Classical, Celtic, blues, folk, gospel and several original compositions are represented in the 15 notation/tablature arrangements each arranged proportionately to offer beginning, intermediate and advanced fingerstyle players opportunities to grow their technique.

Book/CD Set (99934BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786676156

Alex de Grassi in Concert

by Alex de Grassi. Recorded before a Nashville studio audience, Alex de Grassi in Concert captures the solo artistry of one of the world's finest steelstring fingerstyle players. Known for his flawless technique, inspired compositions, and melodically inventive style, de Grassi demonstrates his richly orchestrated sound on a dozen standards and originals.

DVD (21457DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279105064

FINGERPICKING GUITAR

Country Blues Guitar

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. In these three lessons the ideas and techniques of Rev. Gary Davis, Charley Jordan, Tommy Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt are presented. The arrangements vary from alternating bass to a Delta strum to a monotonic bass. In notation and tablature with three compact discs featuring 3 full hours of note-bynote, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (99465BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659227

Country Blues Guitar in Open Tunings

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. Open tunings have been used by many country blues guitarists. From the alternating bass styles of Furry Lewis and Mississippi John Hurt to the evocative and haunting sounds of Skip James to the ragtime blues of Blind Blake.

Book/CD Set (99466BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659234

DADGAD Guitar With Simon Fox

taught by Simon Fox. Intermediate. Let Australian guitarist Simon Fox take you on a journey in this master class through the mysteries of DADGAD guitar playing for the fingerstyle guitarist. Simon will take you through various techniques that will help you get going in the DADGAD guitar tuning.

DVD (SFDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196050295

Delta Blues Guitar

taught by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. The Mississippi Delta of the 1920s-1940s was a treasure chest of powerful blues performances. These lessons detail tunes by Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt.

Book/CD Set (99467BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659241

Country Guitar Country Blues Guitar 3-Volume DVD Set

taught by Stefan Grossman. In this three DVD lesson series Stefan Grossman explores the world of Country Blues Guitar. It is a fascinating and challenging study that covers blues, folk and ragtime arrangements in the the keys of A, C, D, E and G.

DVD (GW904SDVD) $49.95 UPC: 796279097420

Delta Blues Guitar Duets

taught by Bob Brozman and Woody Mann. Intermediate. In this unique lesson, Bob Brozman and Woody Mann describe and teach in detail duet arrangements in the styles of the great Delta blues guitarists: Charley Patton, Robert Johnson , Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson and Son House. Techniques and ideas forcreating a cohesive guitar part that compliments, rather than competes or conflicts, are discussed.

DVD (GW311DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092708

by Tommy Flint. Beginning-Intermediate. A fine collection of flatpicking exercises and solos progressively arranged to teach and illustrate the varied styles and techniques of Nashville's studio guitarists. This book includes tunes in double-stop harmonies, country shuffle rhythm, country ballad style, steel guitar style, "chicken pickin" style and more.

Book/CD Set (96552BCD) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9780786626984

DADGAD Tuning

by Julie Henigan. Beginning-Intermediate. DADGAD is rapidly gaining acceptance as the "other standard tuning". Tune your guitar to it and find out why! This book is intended for guitarists who want to explore the D-A-D-G-A-D tuning, but feel a need for more guidance than their ears alone can provide.

Book/CD Set (95686BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616381

Country Blues Guitar Duets

taught by Bob Brozman and Woody Mann. Intermediate. While slowly illustrating classic country blues guitar duets in the styles of Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake and Lonnie Johnson, Woody Mann and Bob Brozman explore the techniques and thinking that go into creating cohesive duet guitar parts that compliment each other. Each part is taught separately.

DVD (GW310DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092692

DADGAD Chords, Scales, and Tuning

by Felix Schell. Beginning-Intermediate. This book offers a large number of essential chords and scales for the DADGAD tuning of the guitar. The material assembled here opens up a multitude of possibilities to expand and improve your playing in this unique tuning.

Book (98543) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786652464

Peppino D'Agostino: Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar

by Peppino D'Agostino. Multiple Levels. Fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino (voted "Best Acoustic Guitarist" by readers in the 2007 Guitar Player magazine Reader's Choice Awards) presents 14 tunes on this DVD. Filmed in Nashville in 2007, it features a collection of Peppino's most requested concert pieces.

DVD (21656DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279107013

Deluxe Anthology of O'Carolan Music for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn. Intermediate. Presents 45 melodies composed by the blind Irish bard and harpist Turlough O'Carolan arranged by such guitar greats as Dave Evans, Davey Graham, El McMeen, Duck Baker and many others. As these melodies lend themselves particularly well to guitar settings, O'Carolan's compositions have captured the imagination of guitarists world-wide.

Book (95266) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786601042

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Devil Got My Woman

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Extraordinarily powerful footage in which Alan Lomax recreated a juke joint at Newport, stocked the bar, and let nature take its course. The resultant film footage captures the blues experience in its first and truest milieu, one in which AfricanAmerican men and women drink, dance, and share their troubles and triumphs.

DVD (96597DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409180

Early Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Lasse Johansson. Intermediate. A collection of jazz music arranged for fingerstyle guitar and spanning the years from the turn of the last century until the end of the 1930s. There are classical ragtime numbers, jazz band tunes, stride piano, and blues.

Book/CD Set (99245BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658176

Easiest Fingerpicking Guitar for Children

by Larry McCabe. Beginning. With the small hands of children in mind, every arrangement is written in the first position and there are no hand stretches that present inordinate technical difficulties. Written in standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (21249BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675623

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Talk

by Tommy Emmanuel. Are you ready to become a better guitar player? Are you interested in seeing how Tommy makes his guitar "talk"? Either way, you'll find this video by Tommy Emmanuel, often called "...the greatest all-round guitarist in the world today...", to be informative and inspirational as he draws on 30 years experience to show you, in "typical Tommy style", the essentials of guitar playing.

DVD (2026825) $39.95 UPC: 796279098496

Dixieland Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Intermediate. A wonderful collection of Dixieland tunes for fingerstyle guitar. Titles include: Indiana, Bill Bailey, 12th Street Rag, When the Saints Go Marching In, That's a Plenty, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Royal Garden Blues, and Tiger Rag.

Book/CD Set (20855BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786647668

Early Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Lasse J o h a n s s o n . Intermediate. The ragtime and early jazz music pioneers during the first decades of the last century didn't know that the sounds they created would echo in the music that people loved for years to come. They started an American music tradition that is alive to this day.

DVD (GW991DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279109222

Easy Celtic Solos for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Lisle Crowley. Beginning-Intermediate. These favorite Irish tunes have been arranged in sections of varying difficulty to provide material for beginning to advanced students. The first section of each arrangement is the easiest to play, with one or two more advanced sections following.

Book/CD Set (99248BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658855

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Talk

by Tommy Emmanuel. Are you ready to become a better guitar player? Are you interested in seeing how Tommy makes his guitar "talk"? Either way, you'll find this video by Tommy Emmanuel, often called "...the greatest all-round guitarist in the world today...", to be informative and inspirational as he draws on 30 years experience to show you, in "typical Tommy style", the essentials of guitar playing.

DVD-PAL (2026829PAL) $39.95 UPC: 796279098908

Pat Donohue In Concert at the Freight & Salvage

by Pat Donohue. Intermediate. Pat Donohue combines the rare talent of being a superb guitar player with that of writing excellent songs. He is also a showman that weaves humor and wit into his performances.

DVD (13066DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409944

Early Roots of Robert Johnson

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. Learn essential exercises and tips as they are presented in this compilation of tunes by the legendary Robert Johnson. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series not only does this book contain valuable lessons, but as an added bonus, the three accompanying CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring noteby-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction to make the style and technique of Robert Johnson something that everyone can learn.

Book/CD Set (98510BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649990

Easy Gospel Guitar Solos

by Tommy Flint. Beginning. Nashville's fine guitarist, Tommy Flint, has penned 44 great sounding gospel guitar solos in notation and tablature. Each solo is carefully arranged to capture the popular fingerpicking gospel guitar sound while not being technically difficult.

Book/CD Set (94286BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634507

Tommy Emmanuel Live at Sheldon Concert Hall

by Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy captivates his audiences with his humor, charisma and musicianship, delivering knockout performances around the globe. Tommy's energy and the ideal acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall make this a video performance to be cherished. This DVD features nearly two hours of performance.

DVD (20064DVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279086332

Downhome Flatpicking Guitar

taught by Jody Stecher. Multiple Levels. This lesson is both a roadmap of Jody's development as a flatpicking guitarist of mostly American vernacular music and a guide to how any flatpicker can expand their expressive technique. It's a graded course starting with basics in which the technical relationship between fingerpicking and flatpicking is made clear.

DVD (GW606DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092944

Emmanuel Labor

by Tommy Emmanuel. Advanced. Emmanuel Labor provides a personal, one-on-one setting in which not only music aficionados can enjoy performances of some of Tommy's bestloved tunes, but also offers guitar players instruction by one of the world's best. Tommy Emmanuel, fingerstyle master and performer, shares his personal insight and technique to sixteen tunes.

DVD (21726DVD) $34.95 UPC: 796279108874

Easiest Fingerpicking Guitar

by William Bay and Tommy Flint. B e g i n n i n g . Fingerpicking accompaniment styles and solo styles for the beginning fingerstyle guitarist. Written in notation and tablature.

Book (94423) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780871669902

Tommy Emmanuel Only

by Tommy Emmanuel. Intermediate-Advanced. Tommy Emmanuel is one of the hottest fingerpicking guitar stars today. This complete transcription offers not only a look at his music, but insight to his style and techniques.

Book (20345) $25.00 ISBN 13: 9780786670109

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Tommy Emmanuel Up Close

by Tommy Emmanuel. Up Close is a 2-hour personal lesson with Tommy. It features detailed and "slowed down" demonstrations of many of Tommy's songs, including Stevie's Blues, Precious Time, and The Hunt.

DVD (2026835) $39.95 UPC: 796279098502

Essential Fingerpicking Guitar

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. This comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. Not only are they presented in book form, but the accompanying CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (98504BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649006

Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. It is a challenge to arrange and play American fiddle tunes and Celtic melodies on the guitar. This set of lessons presents several approaches for the intermediate guitarist with 3 CDs containing 3 full hours of instruction.

Book/CD Set (99460BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659173

Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Instrumentals

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. In this set of audio lessons, Stefan Grossman teaches six fingerpicking blues guitar solos. The three compact discs feature note-bynote, phrase-by-phrase instruction of the music featured in the book.

Book/CD Set (99806BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662777

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Tommy Emmanuel Fingerstyle Guitar Method

by Tommy Emmanuel, transcribed by Deyan Bratic. IntermediateAdvanced. The incomparable Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel presents four fingerstyle exercises plus an arrangement of the classic tune Freight Train and two signature compositions- Mister Guitar and Dixie McGuire. This book would serve either as a reference text for one of Tommy's workshops or as a helpful guide to developing fingerstyle guitarists working on their own.

Book/CD Set (20439BCD) $15.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670666

John Fahey

by John Fahey. We open this DVD with a 1969 appearance on Laura Weber's Guitar, guitar TV show. John talks about his sources of inspiration, guitar styles and techniques and general thoughts on playing and performs solos as well.

DVD (13065DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409838

Fiddle Tunes, Classic Rags & Cakewalks

taught by Leo Wijnkamp, Jr. Intermediate. Covers well-known tunes in each style taught by Leo Wijinkamp Jr.. These tunes are presented in Open G, Standard and Drop D tunings. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (21660BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786677634

Fingerpicking Blues Guitar Solos

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate-Advanced. This DVD lesson is for the intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitar player. It is for the student who feels comfortable with an alternating bass techique and wants to expand and explore ideas in blues and ragtime using more advanced right and left hand techniques.

DVD (GW968DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279096935

Famous Guitar Lines QWIKGUIDE

by Larry McCabe. Beginning-Intermediate. A fun-to-use book, jampacked with vibrant and varied licks. The book enables the emerging guitarist to develop selfconfidence, fingerboard awareness, and technique all at the same time.

Book/CD Set (21142BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650712

Fingerpicking 12-String Guitar Method Fingerpicking Blues by Tommy Flint. Guitar Solos Beginning-Intermediate.

This beginner's method for 12-string guitar covers all of the basics for getting started. Topics include tuning and strings; reading chord diagrams, notation and tablature; blues; triplets; slurs; slides; melody playing on the 1st and 2nd strings; two and three part harmony; movable chords; and rolls.

Book/CD Set (98653BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786657957

Encyclopedia of Irish and American Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Duck Baker. Beginning-Intermediate. This volume is intended as a folio of arrangements from the repertoire of a working musician. As such, there is only a minimum of discussion about the technical aspects of playing.

Book/CD Set (98545BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786656967

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. This fine text presents ten fabulous Stefan Grossman fingerstyle blues solos in notation and tablature. Solos include: Tribute to Lonnie Johnson; Yazoo Bass & Boogie; Lemon's Jump; Blues for the Mann; Right of Passage, and more.

Book/CD Set (94503BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627714

FAQ: Types and Uses of the Capo

by Tom Rasely. Beginning. The capo is a tool of the trade. This will guide you through an understanding of how it works, and how to select the one that is right for you and your guitar.

Book (21002) $3.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635689

Fingerpicking Blues and Rock Guitar

by Felix Schell. Beginning-Intermediate. Fingerpicking Blues and Rock Guitar by Felix Schell is designed for the beginning to intermediate fingerpicking guitarist. The book has three main chapters.

Book/CD Set (97821BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644186

Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. Offers a comprehensive collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons. In support of the book's contents, the three companion CDs contain three full hours of note-by-note, phraseby-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (98503BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786648993

Endless Road Tommy Emmanuel

by Tommy Emmanuel, transcribed by Mark Pritcher. IntermediateAdvanced. Presents a collection of arrangements and original compositions from Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel's 2005 CD, Endless Road. Not for the faint of heart, this outstanding collection of intermediate to advanced solos includes two pop standards ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Mona Lisa") plus thirteen of Tommy's incredible compositions.

Book (20872) $25.00 ISBN 13: 9780786674541

Favorite Hymns for Acoustic Guitar

by Rick Foster. Intermediate-Advanced. This book of hymns and popular sacred melodies is a note for note transcription of Rick Foster's award winning album. All solos were transcribed by Rick Foster and are in notation and tablature.

Book (95438) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786604548

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Fingerpicking Country Blues Guitar DVD

taught by Stefan Grossman. Multiple Levels. This DVD lesson has been designed to help beginner and intermediate students of fingerpicking country blues guitar improve their playing skills and increase their repertoires using an alternating bass technique. Stefan Grossman illustrates and explains in detail ten fingerstyle arrangements in the keys of C, D, E, A, G and F.

DVD (GW931DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093446

Fingerpicking Guitar for the Young Beginner

by William Bay. Beginning. This approach to playing fingerstyle guitar uses well-known folk songs to develop left and right-hand techniques. The tunes are first introduced with simplified chords and accompaniment provided by an easy downward strum of the thumb.

Book/CD Set (20626BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672042

Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

taught by Stefan Grossman. BeginningIntermediate. This book/3-CD audio lesson is designed for the beginner and intermediate student. Basic fingerpicking styles are illustrated in all the major keys.

Book/CD Set (20619BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671380

Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. This DVD illustrates how traditional country blues guitar techniques and styles can be extended and explored to create new textures and styles. Blues tunes are demonstrated in the keys of A, D and E, and Woody Mann teaches how variations and improvisational ideas can be developed.

DVD (GW914DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093279

Fingerpicking Hymns

by Jeff Devine. Intermediate. A collection of sacred favorites for fingerstyle guitar. In addition to the relaxing beauty of the arrangements, guitarists will find the music to be quite playable especially with the help of tablature and the companion stereo CD recording.

Book/CD Set (99969BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786668441

Fingerpicking Fiddle Tunes Volume 1

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phraseby-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20572BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669370

Fingerpicking Guitar Solos

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. This DVD is the followup lesson to Fred Sokolow's Beginner's Fingerpicking Guitar. It presents six classic fingerpicking tunes solos and accompaniments with a bluesy and country flavor: Creole Belle, Hesitation Blues, Sitting On Top Of The World, Ain't Nobody's Business, Hey Hey Hey and Blues For Dixie.

DVD (GW408DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092807

Fingerstyle Blues Method

by Steven Zdenek Eckels. BeginningIntermediate. This book teaches fingerstyle blues from the ground up. Concepts such as right-hand independence are taught so that bass lines and melody may be played at the same time while utilizing simple chord shapes.

Book/CD Set (98293BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649587

Fingerpicking Scales QWIKGUIDE

by Paul Lolax. Beginning-Intermediate. The intention of this QWIKGUIDE book/CD set is to give you a basic introduction to use the scales. Scales are the foundation upon which any style of music is based.

Book/CD Set (98651BCD) $5.95 ISBN 13: 9780786652419

Fingerpicking Fiddle Tunes Volume 2

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phraseby-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20573BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669387

Fingerpicking Guitar Solos in Open Tunings

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. Twelve tunes arranged for fingerpicking in open tunings. This book contains 3 CDs, each providing an hour of phrase-by-phrase audio instruction.

Book/CD Set (99461BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659180

Fingerstyle Blues with Rick Fines

by Rick Fines. In this 75 minute lesson, Rick Starts with his 'thumb driven' style of fingerstyle blues and slowly builds, adding new licks and techniques throughout the lesson. Rick's teaching is clear and concise and allows the student to begin playing from start of the lesson and to grow as a player in a methodical, fun process.

DVD (RFDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196080391

Fingerpicking the Gospels

by Tommy Flint. Intermediate. A collection of 22 gospel favorites including Lily of the Valley; Where He Leads Me; Glory to His Name; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; and more. The varied styles include: four-part church harmony, Mose Rager thumbstyle, counterpoint, and three part harmony with bass/rhythm.

Book/CD Set (96021BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786621521

Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

taught by Stefan Grossman. BeginningIntermediate. This two DVD set is for the beginner and intermediate guitarists who want to start fingerpicking. Explore how to master the alternating bass style. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and then played again slowly on a split-screen so that you can carefully see what both hands are doing.

DVD (GW967DVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279096928

Fingerpicking Guitar Exercises & Hot Licks

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. Offers an extensive compilation of finger- picking guitar lessons. Lessons address: finger strengthening exercises, the hammeron and pull- off, singlestring runs, and counterpoint lines, blues vibrato, and syncopated bass and rhythmic licks; plus walking bass lines, chromatic runs, hot licks and end tags.

Book/CD Set (98505BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649013

Fingerstyle Classics Made Easy

by Steve Eckels. Beginning. A wonderful volume of the world's most famous classical guitar masterpieces tastefully adapted to be playable by non-concert guitarists. In the past, beginning guitarists had to rely on overly simple pieces lacking in interest.

Book/CD Set (21089BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644629

Fingerstyle & Slide Guitar in Open Tunings

taught by John Fahey. Intermediate. John Fahey was a pioneer in composing and arranging guitar solos in open tunings. In this lesson series for the intermediate guitarist, John teaches a wide variety of techniques, musical textures and styles.

Book/CD Set (99801BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662074

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Fingerstyle Guitar Collection

by Seth Austen. Intermediate-Advanced. A collection of twelve of Seth's most popular fingerstyle guitar compositions. These pieces teach and demonstrate the use of various modern acoustic fingerstyle techniques including two-handed percussive playing, cross string or harp style arpeggios, open tunings, odd-metered rhythms and changing tunings while playing.

Book/CD Set (98141BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644087

Fingerstyle Guitar Hymns Made Easy

by William Bay. Beginning-Intermediate. All time favorite hymns arranged in notation and tab for easy to play fingerstyle guitar. A companion CD is included.

Fingerstyle Guitar: First Lessons New Dimensions & Folk Guitar Explorations Volume 3 by Corey

Includes performances by Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, Bob Brozman, Lary Coryell, Steve Howe, Martin Carthy, Peppino D'Agostino, Martin Simpson and Bob Brozman, Tim Sparks, Martin Taylor and Gordon Giltrap with bonus instructional tracks by Martin Taylor and Martin Carthy.

DVD (13018DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094559

FINGERPICKING GUITAR

Book/CD Set (20878BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786666256

Fingerstyle Guitar of Jody Stecher

by Jody Stecher. Intermediate. The seven arrangements presented in this lesson are crystallizations of the motifs and patterns typically used by Jody when playing these tunes. Five tunings and four styles of picking are presented.

DVD (GW940DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093538

Christiansen. Beginning. This beginning guitar method is unique in that it teaches the basics of playing guitar while focusing on the style of folk guitar. Designed to teach students the fundamentals of playing chords and melody on guitar, First Lesson Folk Guitar also provides lessons on correct posture, caring for the guitar, proper right and left-hand technique, and tuning the guitar to its self, a pitch pipe or a piano.

Book+CD+DVD (99919SET) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786628353

Fingerstyle Guitar From The Ground Up Volume One

taught by Buster B. Jones. BeginningIntermediate. Buster's no-nonsense, clear instruction will have you picking melodies in no time. You'll find phrase-by-phrase instruction for all the exercises and songs. Split-screen techniques are featured so that you can study and clearly see what each hand is playing.

DVD (GW201DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092586

Fingerstyle Jazz

edited by Corey Christiansen. Intermediate. This book is packed with great fingerstyle arrangements of jazz standards. Each tune is presented in standard notation and tab for easy reading.

First Lessons Folk Guitar

by Corey Christiansen. Beginning. This beginning guitar method is unique in that it teaches the basics of playing guitar while focusing on the style of folk guitar. Designed to teach students the fundamentals of playing chords and melody on guitar, First Lesson Folk Guitar also provides lessons on correct posture, caring for the guitar, proper right and left-hand technique, and tuning the guitar to its self, a pitch pipe or a piano.

Book/CD Set (99919BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627981

Book (WMB002) $16.95 Fingerstyle Guitar: ISBN 13: 9780786666461 New Dimensions & Explorations Volume 1 Fingerstyle Multiple Levels. The Jazz Guitar theme of this DVD is

Fingerstyle Guitar From The Ground Up Volume Two

taught by Buster B. Jones. BeginningIntermediate. In this second volume of Fingerstyle Guitar From The Ground Up, Buster B. Jones continues to show you all the tricks of his trade so that you'll be able to fingerpick in the style of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.

DVD (GW202DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092593

evolution, both stylistic and technological, as each of the ten performers takes a step beyond the footfalls of his influences. Features performances by Jorma Kaukonen, Will Ackerman, John Farley, Adrian Legg, Bert Jansch, Preston Reed, Peter Finger, Woody Mann, and Brad Jones.

DVD (13006DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094511

by Paul Musso. Intermediate. A very well-written book teaching the popular fingerstyle bass/chord "walking" jazz guitar technique. This book is made to order for the novice fingerstyle jazz guitarist who wants to tie chord progressions together with great sounding bass lines.

Book/CD Set (95376BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786603145

Folk & Blues Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Dave Van Ronk. Intermediate. In these CD lessons Dave Van Ronk presents his arrangements of folk tunes and blues. The book includes an interview, a discography, and the eleven tunes taught on the three CDs in standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (99469BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659265

Fingerstyle Guitar: Fingerstyle Pattern New Dimensions & Explorations Volume 2 Picking

Includes performances by Dave Evans, John Renbourn, Duck Baker, Stefan Grossman, Pat Donohue, El McMeen, John Knowles, Marcel Dadi, Chris Proctor, and Joe Miller. Bonus instructional tracks by Stefan Grossman and Pat Donohue.

DVD (13007DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094535

Fingerstyle Guitar Gig Book

by Bill Piburn. Intermediate. This collection of 146 fingerstyle transcriptions and arrangements covers a wide variety of styles including dozens of popular and jazz standards as well as blues and country songs, sea chanteys, folk ballads, sacred, gospel and Christmas melodies, Celtic and patriotic tunes, children's songs, classical and wedding music, and select Piburn originals. Designed as a resource for guitarists in virtually any solo performance situation.

Book (96196) $39.95 ISBN 13: 9780786622566

by Jon Ten Broek. Beginning. This priceconscious Mel Bay Value Line book presents 150 fingerstyle guitar picking patterns for 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time - all based on the first position C-major chord. An explanation of the pattern notation system is given in diagram form at the beginning, followed by the patterns themselves.

Book/CD Set (96936BCD) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786608546

Folk Blues For Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate-Advanced. In this double DVD set, Stefan Grossman teaches a wide array of folk blues arrangements. You will study playing in various tunings, i.e. Standard, Dropped D, DADGAD, Open D and Open C tunings.

DVD (GW990SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279109161

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FINGERPICKING GUITAR

taught by John Renbourn. IntermediateAdvanced. In this lesson, John Renbourn presents a wide variety of fingerstyle arrangements from traditional ballads to country blues, from a Booker T. & the MGs rock instumental to the church hymn Abide With Me. All receive the special touches of John's unique playing, and are explained in detail with the help of split-screen techniques that allow the student to clearly see and study what each hand is doing.

DVD (GW907DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093200

From The Woodshed To The Stage. Volume 2

taught by Buster B. Jones. IntermediateAdvanced. In this second lesson, Buster presents another set of exciting guitar solos. Each instrumental has evolved from its basic form to a complex arrangement featuring melodic variations, chromatic rolls, rhythmic licks and lyrical runs.

DVD (GW936DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093491

Getting Into Travis Picking

by Michael O'Dorn. Beginning-Intermediate. This book will enlighten Merle Travis enthusiasts and fingerstyle pickers alike. It will take you from an ordinary way of playing fingerstyle guitar to the extraordinary technique that Merle brought to the world.

Book/CD Set (20804BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672448

Gospel Fingerstyle Guitar Made Easy

by William Bay. Beginning. A collection of Southern Gospel and Camp Meeting alltime favorites scored in notation and tab for fingerstyle guitar. A companion CD is included.

Book/CD Set (20877BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786660568

Frailing the Guitar

by Steve Baughman. Intermediate-Advanced. The Travis pick revolutionized guitar picking in the 20th century, and frailing stands poised to do so in the 21st. This simple technique in which the thumb is employed on an upbeat, instead of on its usual downbeat, creates a driving groove reminiscent of Appalachian banjo.

Book/CD Set (99739BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786661725

Get Started on Guitar

taught by Chet Atkins and John Knowles. Beginning. For each song you'll learn the chords, the melody, plus some of Chet's hottest licks. Tips on tuning, changing chords, fingerpicking, and much more are carefully explained.

Book+DVD (99803DP) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786674848

Richard Gilewitz, Live at Charlotte's Web

by Richard Gilewitz. Known as one of the strangest men in acoustic music today, Richard Gilewitz fascinates his audiences with fingerstyle gymnastics while spinning yarns too unbelievable not to be true. His ability to make one guitar sound like an entire orchestra stems from 33 years of well-honed technique and 25 years of on the road touring ­ creating his own signature sound that has been captured on his six releases.

DVD (21640DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279105989

The Gospel Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

taught by Ernie Hawkins. BeginningIntermediate. In this series of four fulllength video lessons, Ernie Hawkins teaches fourteen of Rev. Davis's most requested and famous gospel guitar arrangements. Rare footage of Rev. Davis playing many of the tunes taught in this collection is featured.

DVD (GW813SDVD) $59.95 UPC: 796279088855

French Tangos for Guitar

by Ole Halen. Beginning-Intermediate. An intriguing collection of music for fingerstyle guitar. Selections include: Tango Fleur Bleue; As De Copas; La Modone D'amour; Un Tango d'autrefois; Ma Rose D'alsace; Insaisissable; Cara al Cielo; Sacre Tango; Tangorama; Soir de Pluie; Une Simple Carte Posta; and Joue Contre Joue.

Book (96928) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678570

Getting Into Fingerstyle Guitar

by Jonathan Adams. Beginning. This introductory-level book provides an overview of fingerstyle techniques for the guitarist who may not be familiar with the classical/ fingerstyle technique or who just wants to learn more. The first few chapters discuss some basic techniques and how to approach these techniques while developing good habits and correcting or avoiding the development of bad habits.

Book/CD Set (99885BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662036

Richard Gilewitz: All-Time Favorite Fingerpicking Guitar Tunes

by Richard Gilewitz. Beginning-Intermediate. Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz demonstrates and teaches, by rote method, a selection of popular tunes chosen for their common nature involving folk, blues or ragtime themes. Features Freight Train, Alice's Restaurant, In Christ There is No East or West, Scarborough Fair, The Last Steam Engine and St. Louis Blues.

DVD (21326DVD) $19.95 UPC: 796279100328

Great American Marches, Polkas & Grand Concert Waltzes for Acoustic Guitar

by Douglas Back. Intermediate. The works selected for this anthology represent the best of American parlor-salon guitar music. Several of the composers presented here, such as William Foden, Charles DeJanon, and William O. Bateman, are gradually becoming familiar to a new generation of fingerstyle guitarists interested in the classic guitar's American past.

Book (95668) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678914

From The Woodshed To The Stage. Volume 1

taught by Buster B. Jones. IntermediateAdvanced. Buster presents and teaches guitar solos that he plays in the woodshed as well as on stage. Each instrumental has evolved from its basic form to a complex arrangement featuring melodic variations, chromatic rolls, rhythmic licks and lyrical runs.

DVD (GW935DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093484

Getting Into Slide Guitar

by Steve Dawson. Beginning-Intermediate. Covers slide for acoustic or electric guitar and focuses on open-G tuning. The book explains the concepts of technique, basic theory, improvising, harmonic and melodic concepts and provides many essential examples.

Book/CD Set (20200BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786668014

Great Blues Solos QWIKGUIDE

by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. These tunes were inspired by the great "first generation" acoustic blues guitarists: Huddie Ledbetter, Mance Lipscomb, Gary Davis, Jesse Fuller, Blind Blake, and others. Author Fred Sokolow's tunes convey some of the same feelings as these early blues artists and are fun to play.

Book/CD Set (21226BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786673346

Gospel Classics for Acoustic Guitar

by Steven Zdenek Eckels. BeginningIntermediate. A collection of 12 favorite oldtime gospel classics arranged for fingerstyle guitar solo. Featured are: His Eye Is On the Sparrow; The Church in the Wildwood; Higher Ground; and many more.

Book (95704) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678884

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Great Fingerpicking Tunes QWIKGUIDE

by Tommy Flint. Beginning-Intermediate. Presents 15 favorite fingerpicking tunes in tablature only with suggested accompaniment chords. The selections are: Memphis Blues; Paddy Whack; Rosita's Canteena; Drakesboro Blues; Franky and Johnny; Bury Me Beneath the Willow; Dunmor Nights; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Greensleeves; Three Leprechauns; Irish Washerwomen; Nobody Know's The Trouble I've Seen; The Wily Weasel; Walking with the Blues; and Go Down Moses.

Book/CD Set (98654BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786653218

Guitar Aerobics

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate-Advanced. Presents a variety of amazing and challenging exercises and arrangements. Both your right and left hands, as well as each finger, will receive a complete work-out.

DVD (GW910DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093231

Guitar Artistry of Tony McManus

by Tony McManus. In this DVD Tony talks about his influences and approach to guitar playing as well as performing a wide array of tunes from jigs to reels to pop and jazz classics. Tunes Include: Medley: Hector The Hero, The Girls at Martinfield Guitar Tuning: DADGAD capo Maids of Mitchelstown Guitar Tuning: DADGAD Medley: An Ciarraioch Mallaithe (The Accursed Kerryman), Muireann's Jig Guitar Tuning: DADGBE Medley: Seathan, Chloe's Passion Guitar Tuning: CGCGCD capo 2 Breton Wedding Marches and many more.

DVD (13107DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408664

Guitar Artistry of Rory Block

by Rory Block. In this intimate portrait, Rory Block talks about her life and music. She reminiscences about the legendary bluesmen she met and learned from as well as how her own music developed.

DVD (13108DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408657

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Guitar Artistry of David Bromberg

by David Bromberg. In this intimate portrait, the legendary David Bromberg talks about his influences and performs the music he loves - a wide panorama of American blues, folk, country, bluegrass, ragtime, jazz and contemporary sounds.

DVD (13115DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408732

Guitar Artistry of Roy Book Binder

by Roy Book Binder. "It was 40 years ago that I first recorded for Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule record label! Much has changed over the years and much has pretty much stayed the same. I still love the music that caught my attention back in the old days and I still play it."

DVD (13114DVD) $24.95 UPC: 011671311494

Stefan Grossman: A Restrospective 1971-1995

by Stefan Grossman. This 75 minute DVD traces the career of Stefan Grossman from 1971 to 1988 during the twenty years that he lived in Europe and toured worldwide. He is seen performing with John Renbourn, Duck Baker and solo.

DVD (13036DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094597

Guitar Artistry of El McMeen

by El McMeen. In this DVD, El shares his insights on music and guitar playing, along with his evocative and distinctive guitar style. His music ranges from Celtic songs and dance tunes, through alternating-bass Americana, sacred music, pop tunes and his original compositions.

DVD (13112DVD) $24.95 UPC: 011671311296

Guitar Artistry of Ernie Hawkins

by Ernie Hawkins. In this DVD Ernie talks about his influences and performs a wide range of blues, ragtime and gospel tunes. Titles include: What You Gonna Do, Railroad Blues, Chump Man Blues, Rev.

DVD (13106DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408640

Guitar Christmas Carols

by William Bay. Beginning. A handy, case-sized book containing popular Christmas carols and songs arranged for guitar accompaniment to singing. Guitar chords appear above the melody line of each piece.

Book (93361) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780871667267

Guide to Capo, Transposing, & the Nashville Numbering System QWIKGUIDE

by Dix Bruce. Beginning. Begins with basic music theory about scales and keys and teaches how to transpose several songs with and without the capo. Then we look at chords in keys and explore some typical chord progressions by swapping numbers ("one, four, five") for the chord names ("D, G, A").

Book (98413) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649792

Guitar Artistry of Pat Donohue

by Pat Donohue. From swing to jazz to bottleneck blues to folk, Grammy winning acoustic guitarist Pat Donohue plays it all with a flourish of artistry and melodic inspiration. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing "haunting."

DVD (13113DVD) $24.95 UPC: 011671311395

Guitar Artistry of David Laibman

by David Laibman. David performs a wide variety of his compositions and arrangements of rags by Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb. He talks about his musical influences, arranging and working out fingerings for these complex pieces and how in recent times he has begun writing ragtime compositions for guitar.

DVD (13104DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408602

Guitar Class Method Volume 1

by William Bay. Beginning. Volume 1 of this method for individual or group study offers an overview of the various styles of guitars and playing techniques with advice on purchasing and caring for the instrument, selecting guitar strings, and playing positions. Includes special sections devoted specifically to chord strumming, blues structure and style, fingerstyle technique, note reading, and music theory.

Book (93300) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780871665300

Guide To The Capo

by Dix Bruce. Beginning. This DVD teaches everything you need to know about using a capo. Dix Bruce teaches basic music theory that explains how the capo works and why.

DVD (21594DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279107808

Guitar Artistry of Paul Geremia

by Paul Geremia. Paul Geremia is possibly the greatest living performer of the East Coast and Texas fingerpicking and slide styles. Paul has created a style which is very much his own combining his interpretations of the music of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Scrapper Blackwell and Blind Blake.

DVD (13109DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408671

Guitar Artistry of Harry Manx, Raga Meets the Blues

by Harry Manx. Harry has performed across Canada, into the USA, Australia, France, Singapore and Spain. He has appeared at festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and infamous Blues clubs around the globe.

DVD (13110DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408688

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Guitar Class Method Volume 1

by William Bay. Beginning. Volume 1 of this method for individual or group study offers an overview of the various styles of guitars and playing techniques with advice on purchasing and caring for the instrument, selecting guitar strings, and playing positions. Includes special sections devoted specifically to chord strumming, blues structure and style, fingerstyle technique, note reading, and music theory.

Compact Disc (93300CD) $9.98 ISBN 13: 9780786623501

Guitar Journals: Blues

edited by Lee Drew Andrews. Intermediate. The ultimate Reference guide of studies and solos in several different genres. This fantastic blues volume contains exercises on barre chords, power chords, progressions, strum patterns, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, double stops, scales, licks and also a wide variety of tunes.

Book/CD Set (20896BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786607204

The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan Volume 1

taught by Pierre Bensusan. IntermediateAdvanced. Pierre Bensusan's diverse influences yield profoundly original sound and style that defy classification. In this first video lesson, Pierre teaches Hekimoglu, LeLendemain de la Fete, La Danse Du Capricorne, The Return from Fingal, Voyage for Ireland, The Rakish Paddy, and many more.

DVD (GW938DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093514

The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller

taught by Ari Eisinger. This DVD gives a fullydetailed presentation of Blind Boy Fuller's intricate guitar work on six of his best recordings. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW803DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092975

Guitar Class Method Volume 1

by William Bay. Beginning. Volume 1 of this method for individual or group study offers an overview of the various styles of guitars and playing techniques with advice on purchasing and caring for the instrument, selecting guitar strings, and playing positions. Includes special sections devoted specifically to chord strumming, blues structure and style, fingerstyle technique, note reading, and music theory.

Book/CD Set (93300BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786665204

Guitar Journals: Fingerstyle

edited by Lee Drew Andrews. Intermediate. Included in this wonderful fingerstyle journal are a myriad of tunes in many styles: Easy, Blues, Gospel, Classic, Fiddle Tunes, Thumbpicking, Patriotic, Ballads, Early Jazz, Latin, Celtic, DADGAD, Ragtime and Contemporary.

Book/CD Set (20895BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786607211

The Guitar of Blind Lemon Jefferson

taught by Ari Eisinger. Intermediate. In this lesson Ari Eisinger explains the secrets to Lemon's playing technique and style. He teaches five of Blind Lemon's most popular and intriguing arrangements phrase by phrase and note by note. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW808DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093026

The Guitar of Pierre Bensusan Volume 2

taught by Pierre Bensusan. IntermediateAdvanced. Pierre Bensusan is known worldwide as an artist of superlative imagination and technical skill. In this second video lesson Pierre teaches suite Flamande, Nice Feeling, Four A.M., La Femme Cambree, Shi Bhig Shi Mhor, The Last Pint and Flamorgan Aire.

DVD (GW939DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093521

Guitar Lesson With David Bromberg

Intermediate. In this intimate DVD lesson, David presents some of his most popular arrangements. They vary from the folk blues Delia to the popular gospel song Just A Closer Walk with Thee to Bob Dylan's It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry to Jerry Jeff Walker's Mr.

DVD (GW992DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279109031

The Guitar of Blind Willie McTell

taught by Ernie Hawkins. Beginning. In this video lesson Ernie Hawkins teaches six of Blind Willie's greatest songs. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW805DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092999

Guitar Class Method Volume 2

by William Bay. Intermediate. Volume 2 of the Guitar Class Method focuses on melodic development and solo playing and provides a vast collection of solos, duets and quartets in multiple styles including rock, blues, classical, Gospel, and folk using flatpick and fingerstyle technique. A special quartet section presents the opportunity for intermediate-level players to experience ensemble playing.

Book (93726) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780871665324

The Guitar of Blind Blake

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. In this comprehensive new book/audio lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who has influenced generations of country blues guitarists. The three companion CDs contain three full hours on note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (98507BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649976

The Guitar of Bo Carter

taught by John Miller. Beginning-Intermediate. This DVD lesson presents songs by this great master of country blues: Let Me Roll Your Lemon; Pussy Cat Blues; Policy Blues; Dinner Blues; My Baby; and Arrangement for Me Blues. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW812DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093057

The Guitar of Chet Atkins

taught by Chet Atkins. Intermediate-Advanced. This DVD offers you something unique and powerful--a guitar lesson taught by CGP (Certified Guitar Player) Chet Atkins. Addressing intermediate and advanced fingerstyle guitarists, Chet performs and describes in detail, phrase by phrase, the playing of nine of his classic arrangements.

DVD (96018DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279081368

The Guitar of Blind Blake

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. In this DVD lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of a legendary musician who has influenced generations of country blues guitarists. A generous notation and tab booklet is included.

DVD (GW801DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092951

Guitar Classics in Tab

by Ben Bolt. BeginningIntermediate. Acquainted with the demands of both rock and classic guitar performance, the author presents the essentials of classic guitar technique and phrasing in an easy-tounderstand manner, providing a wealth of beautiful and fun-to-play arrangements. All of the solos in this fine collection are shown in both standard notation and tablature complete with biographical and performance notes.

Book/CD Set (96845BCD) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635177

The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. In this comprehensive audio lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who has influenced generations of guitarists. The CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phraseby-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (98508BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650255

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The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. In this video lesson, Woody Mann carefully analyzes Big Bill's technique and style. Includes rare footage of Broonzy from the 1950's. Selections include: Moppers Blues; Pig Meat Strut; Long Tall Mama; Saturday Night Rub; Brownskin Shuffle; How You Want It Done; Mississippi River Blues; Worrying You Off My Mind; and Hey, Hey.

DVD (GW802DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092968

The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt, Volume One

taught by John Miller. Intermediate. Presents instruction in John Hurt's repertoire, with songs chosen to showcase his playing in different keys. The video lesson includes, at its conclusion, rare documentary silent film footage of Mississippi John Hurt playing guitar at his home in Washington, D.C.

DVD (GW817DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279088732

The Guitar of Lonnie Johnson

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. Master instructor Woody Mann teaches you step-by-step to play these selections: Away Down in the Alley; Woke Up This Morning With Blues in My Fingers; Go Back to Your No Good Man; Blues in G; and Stompin' 'Em Along Slow. Written in standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (98509BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649983

The Guitar of Mance Lipscomb, Volume Two

taught by Ernie Hawkins. BeginningIntermediate. In this second DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins continues his study of Mance Lipscomb's guitar style and techniques. Ernie highlights the ever popular Spoonful, two ragtime instrumentals in the key of G and A and an extended blues in the key of G.

DVD (GW807DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093019

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The Guitar of Elizabeth Cotten

taught by John Miller. Intermediate. Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987) occupies a unique niche in American finger-picked guitar. This video includes rare film footage of Elizabeth Cotten performing all the songs that are taught and the accompanying booklet includes TAB/standard notation transcriptions and lyrics of the songs.

DVD (GW819DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279088749

The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt, Volume Two

taught by John Miller. Intermediate. It is no exaggeration to state that much of the interest in Country Blues today can be attributed to the tremendous appeal that Mississippi John Hurt exerted upon audiences during the brief period between his rediscovery in 1963 and his death in 1966. This second video guitar lesson devoted to Mississippi John's music presents more songs chosen to showcase his playing in different keys.

DVD (GW818DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279088763

The Guitar of Joseph Spence

taught by Elijah Wald. Intermediate. As well as being a joy to play, Spences arrangements have valuable lessons for any curious guitarist. Tunes taught include: Oh How I Love Jesus, Happy Meeting In Glory, Brownskin Girl, The Glory of Love, The Lord is My Shepherd, Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer.

DVD (GW970DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279101899

The Guitar of Robert Johnson

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate. It was rumored that Johnson sold his soul to the devil and this is what gave him the power to play the blues so well! Here, Woody Mann has carefully prepared this three CD series to describe and illustrate many of Robert Johnson's amazing guitar techniques and musical ideas.

Book/CD Set (20911BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786618675

The Guitar of Furry Lewis

taught by John Miller. Beginning. Furry Lewis was one of the most improvisatory of bluesmen. He was a two-finger picker with an unusually varied repertoire of right-hand attacks.

DVD (GW810DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093033

The Guitar of Lead Belly

taught by Harry Lewman. Intermediate. In this dvd lesson­ the first to show how Lead Belly played his booming 12-string guitar­ Harry Lewman explores the stories behind the songs and explains in detail the unusual way in which Lead Belly tuned, strung, and played the 12-string guitar. Also features rare footage of Lead Belly.

DVD (GW809DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279101882

The Guitar of Robert Wilkins

taught by John Miller. Beginning-Intermediate. Robert Wilkins' playing and singing from his 1920s recordings show us a musician with a pronounced compositional bent and an unusually imaginative gift for varying the blues structure in interesting ways. His lyrics are equally original and profoundly poetic.

DVD (GW811DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093040

The Guitar of John Fahey Volume 1

taught by John Fahey. Multiple Levels. In this first DVD lesson, John offers insights to playing seven of his best known instrumentals. Regular and open G (DGDGBD) tunings are featured. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW944DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093583

The Guitar of Lightnin' Hopkins

taught by Ernie Hawkins. Beginning. This lesson features rare video footage from the 1950s and 1960s of Lightnin' playing five tunes. Lightnin' plays the tune and then Ernie analyzes it lick by lick. This video presents a wonderful opportunity to go to the source of Texas blues and learn from the master who inspired generations of guitar heroes.

DVD (GW804DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092982

The Guitar of Mance Lipscomb, Volume One

taught by Ernie Hawkins. Beginning. In this DVD, Ernie Hawkins carefully takes you through the complete range of Mance's playing, revealing all the tricks of the trade. Most importantly, you will learn how to play in Mance's style so that you can effortlessly adapt it to any kind of song. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW806DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093002

The Guitar of Merle Travis

taught by Marcel Dadi. Multiple Levels. Merle Travis's playing combined blues, jazz, ragtime and country music into a unique style that defined "Country Fingerstyle Guitar. " In this exciting dvd lesson, Marcel Dadi teaches seven of Merle's greatest instrumentals: Fuller's Blues, Cane Break Blues, Blue Bells, Saturday Night Shuffle, Memphis Blues, Cannon Ball Rag and Walkin' The Strings.

DVD (GW918DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093316

The Guitar of John Fahey Volume 2

taught by John Fahey. Multiple Levels. In this second video lesson John explains and teaches eight of his best known Instrumentals Regular, Open G (DGD GBD) and Open D (D A D F# A D) tunings are featured. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW945DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093590

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Guitar Playing Hawaiian Style

by Ozzie Kotani with Dennis Ladd. Beginning. Written by a master of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, this text teaches the history, tunings, and other techniques found in slack-key guitar music. Because of the altered tunings in slack-key guitar music, all of the examples and exercises in this text have been written in tab only.

Book/CD Set (99263BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658930

Guitar Tabsongs: Classic Rock

edited by Corey Christiansen. BeginningIntermediate. Fourteen classic rock favorites arranged for beginning/intermediate fingerstyle guitar. These arrangements can be easily played on nylon or steel string guitar.

Book (WMB005) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786666492

Gypsy Songs of Russia Hot Fiddle Tunes and and Hungary Rags

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. Features 37 vibrant and passionate songs transliterated from Russian and Hungarian to singable English. In this guitar/vocal edition, each song is shown with lyrics in the original language and English with chord symbols and annotated guitar accompaniment, as well as in a separate, stand-alone guitar solo version.

Book (95684) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616343

taught by Stefan Grossman. IntermediateAdvanced. The study of fiddle tunes and rags offers the fingerstyle guitarist an array of styles and techniques. In this lesson, Stefan Grossman presents five hot instrumentals that combine alternating bass techniques, counterpoint lines, singlestring runs, complex chord fingerings and rhythmic licks.

DVD (GW930DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093439

Guitar Portraits

by Buster B. Jones, Stefan Grossman, and John Miller. In 1988, Buster Brad Jones entered Guitar Player Magazine's International Guitar Competition with his own composition Back Porch Boogie and a rendition of Limehouse Blues. He entered on a whim, at the last minute, using a $1.

DVD (13096DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409814

Guitar Tabsongs: Popular Country for Fingerstyle

Beginning-Intermediate. This Mel Bay/Warner joint project features 14 country favorites for the fingerstyle guitarist. All for the beginning to intermediate player, these arrangements are presented in standard notation and tablature.

Book (WMB008) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670215

Hispanic-American Guitar

by Douglas Back. Intermediate. Features 21 solos and two duets which range in difficulty from easy to advanced. An extensive and well researched text along with photos and a companion recording by acclaimed guitarist/ scholar Douglas Back help to make this a landmark book.

Book/CD Set (97100BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667260

Hot Licks, Rhythms and Grooves

taught by Buster B. Jones. Intermediate. Hot Licks, Rhythms and Grooves is a journey through 30 years of Buster's musical life. He touches on many different styles and approaches to playing lead and rhythm guitar.

DVD (GW955DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093699

Guitar Styles & Techniques of Jerry Reed

taught by Buster B. Jones. Intermediate. In this video lesson Buster B. Jones teaches the essential elements of the Reed style, and don't doubt for a moment that he is up to the task! Jones delivers fabulous performances and teaches the fine points of each tune. Includes a free instructional booklet in notation and tablature.

DVD (GW953DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093675

Guitarist's Guide and Almanac

By Jerry Silverman. Multiple Levels. Presents material relating to the guitar and the guitarist that is generally not touched upon in the usual method books. This material has been drawn from the personal experiences of the author, and it contains advice about choosing, studying and teaching the guitar, as well as discussions about strings, capos, fingernails and other "accessories after the fact."

Book (96703) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786628827

Holy Blues of Rev. Gary Davis

taught by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. Presents six of Rev. Davis' Holy Blues are presented-- gospel songs with a taste of the blues. The accompanying three CDs of lessons teach these arrangements phrase by phrase as well as presenting the original recordings. All of the music is in notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (99463BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659203

How To Play Blues Guitar, Lesson 1

taught by Stefan Grossman. Beginning. In this series of lessons we will explore various fingerstyle blues guitar styles and techniques. This first lesson focuses on the Key of C and delves into the alternating as well as monotonic bass techniques; blues slides, hammer-ons and pulloffs and blues slurred notes. The playing techniques of Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Blake are discussed.

DVD (GW971DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279101905

Guitar Tabsongs: Bluegrass

compiled and arranged by Jerry Silverman. Beginning. Here are 27 favorite bluegrass tunes for all bluegrassloving guitar players. Each tune includes the melody in notation with lyrics and chord symbols plus a fingerstyle accompaniment in notation and tablature.

Book (99383) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658978

A Guitarist's Treasury of Songs

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. This huge collection of traditional and folk tunes includes song catergories such as love songs, songs of the sea, fun songs, train songs, sentimental songs, and songs based on historic events. Written in simple leadsheet format with complete lyrics and chord symbols, this collection is perfect for gatherings around the campfire or as a general sourcebook.

Book (95489) $39.95 ISBN 13: 9780786605552

John Lee Hooker Rare Performances 1960-1984

by John Lee Hooker. This DVD has been compiled from very rare footage and we have tried to remaster this to produce the best possible results. However, the listener should approach this DVD in it's historical perspective realizing that there are imperfections in the original source material.

DVD (13035DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279087971

How To Play Blues Guitar, Lesson 2

taught by Stefan Grossman. BeginningIntermediate. In this second lesson the focus is on the Keys of G and D. The playing techniques of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Gary Davis, Tommy Johnson and Lonnie Johnson are discussed as well as many other facets of fingerpicking in these keys.

DVD (GW972DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279102728

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How To Play Blues Guitar, Lesson 3

taught by Stefan Grossman. BeginningIntermediate. This third lesson features a wide variety of fingerpicking blues styles and techniques played in the keys of A and E. From slow blues in the style of Lightnin' Hopkins to playing a blues in A in a dropped D tuning (D A D G B E).

DVD (GW973DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279102735

Introduction to Alternate Tunings

taught by Pat Kirtley. Intermediate. This DVD provides the answer for guitarists who want to begin to explore the world of alternate tunings. In this lesson Pat Kirtley presents simplified but highly musical and playable arrangements in four different tunings.

DVD (GW302DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092616

Introduction to Thumbstyle Guitar

taught by Pat Kirtley. Intermediate. Learn the basics of this style, and how to play five repertoire-building tunes which will illustrate various aspects of the style. The tunes range from the basic and essential, I Am a Pilgrim, to a contemporary thumbstyle arrangement of the 1970 country hit, Ready for the Times to Get Better.

DVD (GW301DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092609

Irish Reel Book

By Patrick Steinbach. Beginning-Intermediate. Contains 250 selected pieces of traditional folk music. It encompasses every variety found in Irish music and is divided into categories such as reels, marches, jigs, flings, hornpipes, airs and polkas.

Book/CD Set (610307) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9783899220230

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Irish Songs Forever for Guitar

by Patrick Steinbach. Beginning-Intermediate. The best from the song repertoire of the green island. Background information on each song, melody line and verse lyrics, a guitar accompanying pattern as well as a solo version for guitar.

Book/CD Set (610288) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9783899220018

Instrumental Artistry of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

taught by Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Intermediate. This DVD presents Bhatt, accompanied by tabla master Sukhvinder Singh Namadhari, performing four ragas and a folk tune, among them the majestic Yaman, a cornerstone of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music. Bhatt introduces each performance with detailed commentary about his music and musical life, as well as fascinating remarks about the Mohan Vina, including specifics of tunings and technique.

DVD (13068DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781884691980

Introduction to Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Pat Kirtley. Intermediate. This DVD is for guitarists who want to get familiar with the world of Celtic music on fingerstyle guitar. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Pat Kirtley, presents challenging arrangements in the DADGAD tuning of six traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland.

DVD (GW303DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092623

Irish and Scottish Airs and Ballads for Acoustic Guitar

by Bill Brennan. Beginning-Intermediate. These 20 arrangements can be played using either fingerstyle or hybrid picking (plectrum and fingers). Brief technical and performance notes are provided for each piece.

Book (95739) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678891

Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment

by Gavin Ralston. Intermediate. A book on how to accompany traditional Irish music on the guitar. Learn the exciting new accompaniment styles used by today's great players from Steve Cooney to Arty McGlynn.

Book (98359WW) $20.95 ISBN 13: 9780786647774

Introduction to Fingerstyle Swing Guitar

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. Duck Baker is considered to be one of today's finest fingerstyle swing guitarists. In this lesson he teaches the basics of how to put that swing in to your playing.

DVD (GW313DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092722

Irish Guitar Encores

taught by El McMeen. Intermediate. Presents El McMeen's approach to arranging Celtic melodies for fingerstyle guitar utilizing CGDGAD tuning. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW916DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093293

Instrumental Innovators: Eastwood Guitars

Ever since it was founded in 2001, Eastwood's aim has not only been to replicate the most desirable guitars on the planet, but also to put them within the reach of the unwashed strummer. UK's Total Guitar Magazaine in a review ranking the EASTWOOD-GP a BEST BUY and giving it their highest 5-Star Rating.

DVD (21623DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279104906

Irish Hornpipes, Slip Jigs & Reels

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. In this set of audio lessons, Duck Baker presents several approaches for the intermediate guitarist on six fingerstyle guitar solos. The three CDs feature note-bynote, phrase-by-phrase instruction, and all of the music is in notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (20490BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669127

Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment

by Gavin Ralston. Intermediate. Learn the exciting new accompaniment styles used by today's great players from Steve Cooney to Arty McGlynn. Written in dropped-D tuning, this book contains tablature, alternative chord shapes, bass melodies, bass runs, scratching, flamenco rolls, and more.

Book/CD Set (98359WBCD) $34.95 ISBN 13: 9780786653089

Introduction to Gospel Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Duck Baker. Intermediate. Duck Baker explores and explains how this music can be arranged for fingerstyle guitar. He teaches arrangements of six wellknown Gospel songs played in standard and dropped-D tunings.

DVD (GW312DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092715

Intermediate Touch Technique for Solo Guitar

By Tony Keck. Intermediate. In this second lesson on Touch Technique Tony Keck introduces a wide variety of musical styles that can be enhanced and enriched using tapping. A split screen is used so that you can dearly see what each hand is doing.

DVD (GW976DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105293

Irish Jigs & Airs

taught by Duck Baker. Beginning-Intermediate. This set of audio lessons contains three compact discs featuring note-bynote, phrase-by-phrase instruction. All the music is presented in notations and tablature.

Book/CD Set (20489BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669110

Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment

by Gavin Ralston. Intermediate. This DVD tutor teaches how to accompany Irish traditional music on the guitar. Alternative chords, flamenco rolls, capo slide key changing and bass runs are just some of the brilliant techniques you'll learn with this action-packed video.

DVD (WM1444DVD) $32.95 UPC: 687802108426

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Islands: Guitar Interpretations of Celtic Music

by Keith Hinchliffe. Intermediate. This collection of 23 striking and varied Celtic melodies arranged for solo guitar in altered tunings is presented in tablature and standard notation. The selection spans the Irish, Scots, Welsh and Manx traditions over three centuries and includes slow airs, reels, jigs, hornpipes and strathspeys.

Book/CD Set (20453BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786668816

Jazzin' Up Your Guitar With Paul Pigat

by Martin Simpson. Intermediate-Advanced. A fun, accessible introduction to country swing and swing guitar for the intermediate/ advanced guitarist. It's a great lesson for any player who wants to `jazz up' their rockabilly, country or blues style guitar playing.

DVD (PPDVD03) $29.95 UPC: 306196070798

Ledward Kaapana & Bob Brozman in Concert

by Ledward Kaapana and Bob Brozman. This concert video includes Hawaiian slack key guitar (ki ho'alu) master Ledward Kaapana performing solo on many instruments (including: 6 string, autoharp and ukulele), Led is then joined by National Steel guitar king Bob Brozman. Together the two perform songs ranging from Hawaiian standards to slack key favorites.

DVD (13074DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094665

Pat Kirtley Irish Guitar

transcribed by John Roberts and Mark Pritcher. IntermediateAdvanced. World traveling fingerstyle guitarist Pat Kirtley presents 17 solo guitar arrangements of traditional Irish tunes including a few original compositions in the same vein by himself, Pierre Bensusan, and Duck Baker. As all of the tunes in this 1997 recording were arranged in altered tunings (DADGAD, EADEAE or DADEAD), each appears in both standard notation and tablature with insightful performance notes.

Book (97332) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670512

Jack Jezzro: Brazilian Nights

transcribed by Lenny Carlson. Intermediate. This book is a clear, simple way to learn how to play and improvise melodies over standard chords in Latin rhythms. There is material for students on several different levels.

Book (98210) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786649402

John Renbourn Rare Performances 1965-1995

by John Renbourn. Beginning-Intermediate. This DVD captures 30 years of music by John Renbourn. It follows him from the legendary London basement club 'Les Cousins' to his work with Bert Jansch and their group Pentangle to his traditional/medieval adventures with The John Renbourn Group and to his duet performances with Stefan Grossman.

DVD (13032DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409562

Phil Keaggy in Concert, PHILLY LIVE!

by Phil Keaggy. Presented for the first time on DVD are the acoustic guitar stylings and songs of the legendary musician, Phil Keaggy, live in concert. Spanning 30+ years of his recording career, Phil performs some of his timeless classic and guitar instrumentals.

DVD (21253DVD) $24.95 UPC: 881584000026

Pat Kirtley Irish Guitar

by Pat Kirtley. Intermediate-Advanced. World traveling fingerstyle guitarist Pat Kirtley presents 17 solo guitar arrangements of traditional Irish tunes including a few original compositions in the same vein by himself, Pierre Bensusan, and Duck Baker. As all of the tunes in this 1997 recording were arranged in altered tunings (DADGAD, EADEAE or DADEAD).

Compact Disc (97332CD) $15.98 UPC: 796279096027

John Jackson The Video Collection

performance by John Jackson. John Jackson grew up in rural Virginia, listening to the older musicians around him and the blues stars whose records he heard on his family's wind-up phonograph. For a while in his youth, he played at country dances, but mostly he just picked the guitar and banjo for his own amusement, and his tastes ranged from the Piedmont blues of Blind Blake, Josh White and Blind Boy Fuller to the hillbilly yodels of Jimmie Rodgers and an old-time banjo style that reached back to the 19th century.

DVD (13116DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408749

John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee In Concert

by John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee. John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee are two pivotal figures in the history of British folk music. Founding members of the British folkrock group Pentangle in the 1960s, guitarist John Renbourn and vocalist Jacqui McShee have been musical collaborators and innovators for four decades.

DVD (13097DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579408527

Kentucky Thumbpicking Blues for Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Intermediate. A collection of 15 intermediate level thumbstyle blues guitar solos in the style developed and played by some of the coal miners of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and surrounding areas in the early to mid-20th century. Jim Mason and Amos Johnson were two of the early players.

Book/CD Set (20126BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670338

La Bella CRITERION Acoustic Guitar C520S Light Gauge String Set

Gauges: 012 (1-E), 016 (2-B), 024 (3-G), 032 (4-D), 042 (5-A) & 054 (6-E).

Accessory (99210AX) $6.99 ISBN 13: 9780786657537

Jazz Comping for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Kent Murdick. Beginning-Intermediate. Through examples, writing assignments, and clear expository text, this landmark book teaches the novice or professional musician to create solo arrangements for fingerstyle jazz guitar. The book is divided in three main sections: Beginning fingerstyle guitar, Creating fingerstyle jazz solos, and Professional fingerstyle guitar.

Book (94021) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9781562222093

Just Us: 14 Complete Notation & Tab Transcriptions

by Thomas Redmond and Buster Jones. Intermediate-Advanced. Although his scorching fingerpicking was most impressive at first glance, a closer look at "Just Us" reveals that he is equally adept at what many musicians consider as a more difficult task: playing fewer notes.

Book/CD Set (20395BCD) $24.99 ISBN 13: 9780786660605

Ki Ho' Alu - That's Slack Key Guitar

by Susan Friedman. Featuring: Raymond Kane, Sonny Chillingworth, Ledward Kaapana, Leonard Kwan, Haunani Apoliona, Diana Aki, and George Kahamoku Jr. This compelling look at Hawaiian slack-key guitar unveils a cultural richness that is uniquely Hawaiian.

DVD (13039DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781884691942

Jean-Felix Lalanne Fingerstyle Guitar Impressions

performed by Jean-Felix Lalanne. In this Mel Bay Guitar Masters Live DVD, French fingerstyle guitar sensation JeanFelix LaLanne performs thirteen original solo guitar compositions. These pieces range in mood and texture from funky jazz to dreamy impressionism and contemporary classicism.

DVD (97766DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279109048

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Marty Lanham Get to Know Your Acoustic Guitar

by Marty Lanham. Beginning. Noted guitar builder and repair specialist Marty Lanham of The Nashville Guitar Company gives an inside look at the flattop, steel string guitar. Learn how the guitar creates its sound, and what each component contributes to the tone - plus what you need to know about common repair and maintenance of your guitar.

DVD (DML1) $35.00 UPC: 800684010803

Learn to Play Bottleneck Guitar

by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. A popular and easy to understand book which teaches and explores the many aspects of bottleneck/ slide guitar techniques developed nearly a century ago and made famous through the recordings of legendary blues greats like Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Muddy Waters. Much of the book is dedicated to teaching you how to use these assorted techniques to make original improvised solos.

Book/CD Set (94571BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627462

Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar

featuring Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Johnny Shines, Furry Lewis, and Jesse Fuller. This video presents rare and historical recordings from 1965 to 1970 of some of the greatest exponents of bottleneck blues technique.

DVD (13002DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409586

Legends of Country Guitar

This compilation of concert performance footage features Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Mose Rager, and Doc Watson.

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DVD (13070DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409241

Legends of Country Blues Guitar Volume One

The rare footage presented in this DVD is a treasure beyond imagining, drawn from a myriad of sources, depicting some of the greatest blues musicians who ever lived: Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Peter Williams, Josh White, and Brownie McGhee.

DVD (95233DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409128

Legends of Old Time Music

This rare video collection presents some of the finest old time musicians playing in a variety of ways with banjo, fiddle, guitar and dulcimer. The musicians are seen playing solo as well as in string band settings.

DVD (13026DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409500

Latin American Songs For Guitar

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. This is a collection of songs in Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian French from 19 countries including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, and Uraguay. All Lyrics appear in their original languages as well as in singable transliterated English.

Book (95482) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786614189

Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

by Mark Nelson and Keola Beamer. Beginning-Intermediate. Hawaiian slack key guitar (Ki Ho'alu) is one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. This tradition includes virtuoso guitar pieces, but the majority of songs played slack key are classic Hawaiian melodies either played as instrumentals or as accompaniment to vocals with instrumental breaks between the verses.

Book/CD Set (96695BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786641093

Legends of the Delta Blues

This video presents the unalloyed power of Delta legends Eddie 'Son' House, Johnny Shines, Bukka White, and John Lee Hooker as they performed in the 1960s and 1970s. This is music which has mesmerized everyone from a young Muddy Waters to today's blues-based rockers.

DVD (13038DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409616

The Latin Guitar Handbook

by Dr. Chris Mello. Beginning-Intermediate. The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music.

Book (21685) $17.99 ISBN 13: 9780786681471

Legends of Country Blues Guitar Volume Two

Collectively the performers presented here are an extraordinary group, keepers of bygone traditions whose legacies still resonate. A 16-page comprehensive booklet featuring biographical material, photographs and details on the tunes performed on this DVD is available for download.

DVD (95258DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409135

Legacy of Country Fingerstyle Guitar Vol. 1

taught by Buster B. Jones. Intermediate. In this unique video lesson, Buster B. Jones presents tunes from the repertoires of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Buster also explores the differences in how each of these giants might have approached arranging and playing a tune. A detailedtab/music booklet is included.

DVD (GW962DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093767

Legends of Traditional Fingerstyle Guitar

Traditional fingerstyle guitar is particular to its time and place, drawing heavily upon local culture, but allowing for personal expression and innovation. Features Merle Travis, Doc and Merle Watson, Elizabeth Cotten, Josh White, Roscoe Holcomb, Sam and Kirk McGee, Mance Lipscomb, and Rev. Gary Davis.

DVD (13004DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409579

Learn Guitar Techniques: Country

by Steve Trovato. Intermediate. Learn country guitar techniques and licks with Steve Trovato. This excellent DVD will teach you some of the guitar techniques that influenced country guitarists worldwide! If you're looking to take your playing to the next level, this DVD will provide you with an arsenal of Albert Lee style licks that you can incorporate into your own solos.

DVD (RDR0051) $19.95 ISBN 13: 5060088820568

Legends of Country Blues Guitar Volume Three

Much of the extremely rare performance footage presented in this video has never before been publicly seen and documents the diversity of a music which was a personal as a fingerprint yet as universal as the blues itself. Features John Jackson, Pink Anderson, Rev. Gary Davis, Josh White, Furry Lewis, Jesse Fuller and Robert Pete Williams. A 20-page comprehensive booklet featuring biographical material, rare photographs, and details on the tunes performed on this DVD is available for download.

DVD (VS13037DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409197

Legacy of Country Fingerstyle Guitar Vol. 2

taught by Buster B. Jones. Intermediate. In this second DVD lesson devoted to the styles, techniques and music of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, Buster B. Jones explores five instrumental arrangements that have become trademarks for these legends. Buster also illustrates how each of these guitarists approach their arranging and playing of a tune and how you can combine these to develop your own sound and style.

DVD (GW963DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093774

Legends of Western Swing Guitar

This video features legends such as Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, Jim Boyd, Muriel "Zeke" Campbell, Bob Kiser, and others. Includes recent performances from the 80s filmed in color.

DVD (13062DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094634

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Licks and Tricks Volume 1

by Johnny Hiland. Intermediate-Advanced. Recorded lessons from one of America's greatest guitarists Johnny Hiland teaches essential Licks and Tricks every great Blues and Rock player should know. Lessons in standard notation and TAB with complete audio instruction.

Book/CD Set (20377BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671472

Mance Lipscomb In Concert

Mance Lipscomb (1895-1976), the son of a former slave, lived almost his whole life in Navasota, Texas, supporting himself and his family by tenant farming. But he was also a guitar player and songster who played blues and rags for his neighbors at local Saturday night parties. This video presents a rare 1969 television concert.

DVD (13011DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094528

Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos, Volume 1

Intermediate-Advanced. This anthology includes both new pieces and outstanding previously published fingerstyle tunes. Veteran performers and talented young upstarts are given a forum for their best work.

Book/CD Set (98370BCD) $45.00 ISBN 13: 9780786652907

Masters of Fingerstyle Guitar, Volume 1

performed by Bob Evans, Craig Dobbins & John Standefer, produced by Bill Piburn. As editor of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, I have had the good fortune to meet some of the finest guitar players in the world. Today the scope of the players out there keeps growing and the level of musicianship keeps getting higher.

DVD (21523DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279104227

Licks and Tricks Volume 2

by Johnny Hiland. Intermediate-Advanced. Recorded lessons from one of America's greatest guitarists Johnny Hiland teaches essential Licks and Tricks every great country player should know. Lessons in standard notation and TAB with complete audio instruction.

Book/CD Set (20378BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671489

Living with the Blues

by Roger Sutcliffe. Intermediate. A book by virtuoso veteran bluesman Roger Sutcliffe, for the serious acoustic blues guitarist containing detailed transcriptions in standard notation and tablature of 11 of his favourite numbers all to be found on his album, Under the Rubber Eagle. This book has been in the works since the recording of these tunes was made many years ago.

Book (A182) $17.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512584

Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos, Volume 2

compiled and edited by Stephen Rekas. Intermediate. This collection of 12 challenging fingerstyle guitar solos in notation and tablature presents works by both relative newcomers and seasoned world-class performers. This eclectic group of compositions should appeal to players and listeners alike, be it country, blues, ragtime, jazz, Celtic, or gorgeous ballads that suit your fancy.

Book/CD Set (99633BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786660704

Masters of Fingerstyle Guitar, Volume 2

performed by Craig Wagner, Jim Nichols and Tim Thompson, produced by Bill Piburn. Jim brings the tradition of Joe Pass, and Lenny Breau as well as a bebop sound to his lines. Craig applies warp speed three-fingered scale techniques on his seven-string guitar and mixes traditional jazz repertoire with the pop styles of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Tim likes to give an edge to the groove of his traditional swing feels while playing solo and using a looping device.

DVD (21666DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279109253

Jeff Linsky Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos

by Jeff Linksy; transcribed by Lenny Carlson. Intermediate-Advanced. This book and DVD package brings together Jeff Linsky's videos along with music for all the pieces in notation and tablature. There are some direct transcriptions, but there are also arrangements of the pieces and analysis of Linsky's style, his techniques and his approaches to certain musical problems.

Book+DVD (97340DP) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635610

Mariachi Favorites for Solo Guitar

arranged by Laura Sobrino; adapted by Steve Eckels. BeginningIntermediate. Mariachi music for most of its 200 or so years has primarily been an aural tradition, passing songs down from generation to generation, ear to ear. This collection puts many popular tunes from the genre in print for any classical guitarist to play.

Book (99781) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786668090

Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos, Volume 3

compiled & edited by Stephen Rekas. Intermediate-Advanced. Twelve accessible solos in several styles and tunings from various parts of the world. Includes works by: Stephen Bennett, Tom Doyle, Howard Emerson, Joël Fafard, Tim Farrell, Simon Fox, Richard Gilewitz, Paolo Giordano, Phil Heywood, Sean McGowan, David Qualey, and Brad Richter.

Book/CD Set (20243BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670291

MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Traditional/Folk Solos

compiled by William Gangel, edited by Steve Siktberg. Intermediate. A collection of beautiful arrangements of traditional folk tunes as well as a few contemporary pieces composed in the folk style. Both standard classical guitar notation and tablature are provided throughout for the convenience of those who are more comfortable reading in one style or the other.

Book/CD Set (98165BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786674534

Jeff Linsky: Latin Jazz Guitar

performed by Jeff Linsky. Intermediate-Advanced. Guitarist/composer Jeff Linsky presents an exciting collection of original guitar music, featuring his trademark blend of fingerstyle jazz, classical, and Latin influences. Accompanied by noted percussionist Michael Spiro, Jeff showcases his gift for melodic composition as performed in his unique polyphonic improvisational style.

DVD (97340DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279105866

Master Anthology of Blues Guitar Solos Volume One

Intermediate-Advanced. This comprehensive book/CD set presents some of the first contemporary blues guitarists! These selections include both new pieces and some of the best previously published pieces from the latter half of the 20th century.

Book/CD Set (98424BCD) $29.99 ISBN 13: 9780786647248

Masterpieces of Country Blues Guitar

taught by Woody Mann. Intermediate-Advanced. Masterpieces of Country Blues Guitar from the playing of Blind Blake, Bo Carter, Scrapper Blackwell, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Tommy Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Josh White.

Book/CD Set (20498BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650927

MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Contemporary Solos

edited by Steve Siktberg, compiled by William Gangle. Intermediate. A collection of original pieces by some of today's leading fingerstyle guitarists as well as attractive arrangements of popular standards like "My Melancholy Baby" and "Nola." Both standard classic guitar notation and tablature are provided throughout for the convenience of those who are more comfortable reading in one style or the other.

Book/CD Set (21363BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675241

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MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Blues Solos

by William Gangel, edited by Steve Siktberg. Beginning-Intermediate. Provides a variety of pieces that range in style from the so called country blues of the old American South, to contemporary compositions written in the blues style. Guitarists will also find arrangements of well-known blues standards such as St. Louis Blues and St. James Infirmary.

Book/CD Set (21365BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675982

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

by Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. Beginning. This video career retrospective begins with two pieces filmed for the Library of Congress in 1948, including a rendition of, John Henry, with Woody Guthrie. Pete Seeger appears as appreciative host to the duo for two songs from his, Rainbow Quest.

DVD (13056DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094610

Metodo De Mariachi Guitarra, Vol. 1 Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Beginning. This volume teaches the basic fundamentals of acoustic guitar including your first chords, rhythms and strumming. You'll be studying with popular songs in the Mariachi style, as well as with rhythms such as ranchera, waltz, cumbia, bolero and many more.

DVD (MCGA1D) $19.95 UPC: 667749356067

Metodo De Mariachi Vihuela, Vol. 1, Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Beginning. Learn vihuela basics and how to apply them to Mariachi music at the same time! Learn exercises and songs that get you performing in no time. An effective first look at one of the most dominant instruments in this vital Latin-music style!

DVD (MCVH1D) $19.95 UPC: 667749364062

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MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Celtic Solos

by William Gangel and edited by Stephen Siktberg. BeginningIntermediate. A collection of tunes in the Celtic style arranged by some of today's bestknown Fingerstyle guitarists. Several of O'Carolan's pieces are included, along with a number of traditional favorites.

Book/CD Set (21379BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675968

Brownie McGhee Born with the Blues 1966-1992

Brownie showed a wide stylistic range from turn-of-the-century ragtime (Come on, Keep It Coming) to the lyrical sophistication of such original songs as Conversation With a River. His flair for the dramatic aside and autobiographical insight augment passionate vocals and splendid guitar work in 14 performances provide a moving retrospective of an artist too-long taken for granted. Sonny Terry accompanies Brownie on six songs.

DVD (13060DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094627

Metodo De Mariachi Guitarra, Vol. 2, Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Beginning-Intermediate. In this volume you will learn more advanced tips and techniques from the masters. You'll be learning popular Mariachi songs and rhythms such as ranchera, waltz, cumbia, ballads and more.

DVD (MCGA2D) $19.95 UPC: 667749357064

Metodo De Mariachi Vihuela, Vol. 2, Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Intermediate. As a continuation to Volume 1, this intermediate-level course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to become a professional Mariachi musician. You will learn to play minor chords and rhythms such as Waltz, Bolero and Huapango, ¡plus a lot more! Spanish only.

DVD (MCVH2D) $19.95 UPC: 667749365069

MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Ragtime Solos

by William Gangel, edited by Steve Siktberg. Intermediate. Offers the fingerstyle guitarist a diverse collection of ragtime pieces ranging from the classic piano rags of Scott Joplin and Tom Hayden to the "bluesier" rags typical of guitarists from the Mississippi Delta. Both standard guitar notation and tablature are provided throughout for the convenience of those who are more comfortable reading in one style or the other.

Book/CD Set (21362BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675975

Medieval and Renaissance Music for Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by John Renbourn. Beginning-Intermediate. "For some time now I have periodically made transcriptions of early pieces mainly for my own enjoyment. My own interest in early music runs parallel to my interest in Western folk music."

DVD (GW947DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093613

Metodo De Mariachi Guitarron, Vol. 1, Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Beginning. Learn guitarrón basics and how to apply them to Mariachi music at the same time! Covers exercises and songs that get you performing in no time. An effective first look at one of the most exciting instruments in this vital Latin music style!

DVD (MCGR1D) $19.95 UPC: 667749358061

Mississippi Delta Blues Fingerstyle Solos Made Easy

by Larry McCabe. Beginning. This book and CD has been carefully prepared for guitarists who are starting to learn blues fingerpicking-and yes, the book can actually be used by an ambitious total beginner. The arrangements, written in tab and standard notation, include new blues songs, standards, introductions, turnarounds, and more.

Book/CD Set (99566BCD) $16.99 ISBN 13: 9780786665969

MBGU Fingerstyle Curriculum: Best Thumbpicking Solos

compiled by William Gangel. Intermediate. A collection of original works and arrangements in the thumbpicking style by such fine guitarists as Chet Atkins, Paul Yandell and Marcel Dadi. Both standard classic guitar notation and tablature are provided throughout for the convenience of those who are more comfortable reading in one style or the other.

Book/CD Set (21364BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675234

Melodies Of Spain For Acoustic Guitar

by James Kalal. Intermediate-Advanced. Classical guitar soloist james Kalal has compiled 12 breath-taking guitar solos based of renowned Spanish melodies and themes. Solos include works by Milan, Mudarra, Sor, Tarrega, Calleja and James Kalal.

Book (95055) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9781562228934

Metodo De Mariachi Guitarron, Vol. 2, Spanish Only

taught by Rogelio Maya. Intermediate. As a continuation of Volume 1, this intermediate-level course will provide you with the needed knowledge so you can become a professional mariachi. To make it even more enjoyable, all the rhythms are based on some of the most popular Mariachistyle songs.

DVD (MCGR2D) $19.95 UPC: 667749359068

Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Method Grade 1

by Steve Eckels. Beginning. Gets the student up and playing within the first few pages. Introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos. Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book. Written in standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (21496BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786677580

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Music of Bob Dylan

taught by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. Learn how to play and sing nine classic Bob Dylan tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing.

DVD (GW502DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092852

FINGERPICKING GUITAR

by Chris Burgmann and Peter Morscheck. Intermediate. Based on the success of an earlier book for AMA Verlag [Ten Tickets for Two Roads], More Tickets presents 16 additional solo compositions that can be accompanied by a second melody. Through field testing with students, an effort was made to keep these pieces at a uniformly intermediate level of difficulty.

Book/CD Set (610356) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9783899220650

The Music of the Grateful Dead

taught by Fred Sokolow. There'll never be another band like the Grateful Dead, but the Dead's music lives on. Now you can learn to play and sing nine classic Grateful Dead tunes from start to finish.

DVD (GW503DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092869

Neshamah

arranged by Tim Sparks and notation by Bruce Muckala. IntermediateAdvanced. Transcriptions from Neshamah, Tim Sparks's ground-breaking recording for Tzadik Records of traditional Jewish melodies arranged for solo guitar. Neshamah is a Hebrew word meaning "soul," and in these soulful pieces, Sparks explores the music of the Jewish Diaspora, from the Caucasus to the Carpathians, from the Black Sea to Bosnia, from Jerusalem, Istanbul, Sarajevo, to New York's Lower East Side.

Book (99384) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616169

Music of Johnny Cash

taught by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. Johnny Cash left us a wonderful country songbook, and in this one-hour and twenty minute lesson Fred shows you how to play and sing eight of Cash's most popular gems. You'll learn to back yourself up singing, using basic fingerpicking patterns and first position chords, with lots of bass runs thrown in.

DVD (GW508DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279104999

Franco Morone: Acoustic Guitar Solos

by Franco Morone. Multiple Levels. One of the greatest performances of a top European fingerstylist showing his best selection of tunes . Blues, Irish and Italian traditionals played in different tunings and with a very special feeling and sensitivity.

DVD (21736DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279108027

Music of Turlough O'Carolan (Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar)

taught by Duck Baker. Multiple Levels. The compositions of Turlough O'Carolan, born 1670, have a special place in the story of Irish music, as does the figure of Carolan himself, a blind itinerant harper living at a time of significant change in Irish history. Carolan seems to embody the image of the old bards in whom resided the last vestiges of the ancient music, and the lost art of extempore poetry.

DVD (GW926DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093392

New Orleans Jazz for Fingerstyle Guitar

by Steve Hancoff. Intermediate. New Orleans Jazz is the American music that took the country by storm and spread from there. Titles include: Original Dixieland One-Step, Mabel?s Dream, High Society, Folies Du Carnaval, Easy Money: A Ragtime Sonata, Roberto Clemente, Goose Pimples, and Over in the Gloryland/Just a Little While to Stay Here.

Book/CD Set (99916BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672882

Mozart for Acoustic Guitar

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged by Ben Bolt. Intermediate. Because Mozart was a profoundly versatile composer, his music suits the guitar as well as it does a chamber orchestra. Includes outstanding transcriptions of movements from several well-known compositions. The text is written in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese and includes both standard notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (95526BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786605972

Music of Latin America for Acoustic Guitar

by Elias Barreiro. Intermediate. This superb collection features 31 solo guitar settings of a colorful spectrum of music from Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. The music is derived largely from 19th and 20th century piano literature.

Book/CD Set (97843BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786641215

Nashville Picking 1: Guitar Solos of Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, and Chet Atkins

taught by Marcel Dadi. Multiple Levels. In this unique series of video lessons, Marcel Dadi presents the guitar arrangements of Merle Travis, Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. These three titans of the guitar have defined and established country fingerstyle guitar.

DVD (GW933DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093460

Jim Nichols Fingerstyle Jazz

by Jim Nichols. Intermediate. Jim Nichols has been a part of the jazz guitar scene for over four decades. He has performed with artists such as Joe Pass, Toots Thielemans, Buddy Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Art Pepper, Julio Iglesias, Hubert Laws, Della Reese, Martin Taylor, Kenny Rankin and many more.

DVD (98536DVD) $24.99 UPC: 796279100632

The Music of Paul Simon

taught by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. Learn how to play and sing nine classic Paul Simon tunes from start to finish. You will learn how to fingerpick backup arrangements while singing.

DVD (GW501DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092845

Music from the British Isles for Acoustic Guitar

by Jamey Bellizzi. Intermediate. A master solo collection by classic guitarist James Bellizzi containing 16 English airs and country dances; 21 Irish tunes by O' Carolan and others; and 14 lively Scottish tunes and country dances. The arrangements capture the unique tone and spirit of these wonderful folk melodies and compositions.

Book (94742) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9781562224202

Nashville Picking 2

taught by Marcel Dadi. Multiple Levels. In this second video lesson dedicated to Nashville Picking, Marcel Dadi presents more guitar arrangements by Merle Travis, Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. These three titans of the guitar have defined and established country fingerstyle guitar.

DVD (GW934DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093477

Northumbrian and Border Folk Songs

by Bill Brennan. Beginning-Intermediate. A unique collection of traditional Northumbrian music arranged for fingerstyle guitar. Selections include Salmon Tails Up the Water; Johnny Armstrong; Jimmy Allen; Felton Lonnen; Sir John Fenwick; Bonny Gallowgate Lad; Buy Broom Besoms; Elsie Marley; Sweet Hesleyside; Chevy Chase; Lea Riggs; Noble Squire Dacre; Dolia; Are You My Hinny Burd; and more.

Book/CD Set (96475BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786653232

Music of the Grateful Dead

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. Using nine classic Grateful Dead tunes, Fred Sokolow show you how to play fingerpicking backup while singing; how to play an instrument solo' and how to begin and end a tune. Along the way, you'll learn a lot about backup patterns, soloing ideas and chord position.

Book/CD Set (99408BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659753

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Novelty Instrumentals of Rev. Gary Davis

taught by Ernie Hawkins. IntermediateAdvanced. In this lesson Ernie Hawkins teaches three Rev. Davis arrangements that will challenge your fingers.

Open Tuning Guitar Chords, Pocketbook Deluxe

by William Bay. Beginning. A comprehensive 96-page, pocket/case sized perfectbound open tuning chord book. Tunings shown: Drop D, DADGAD, Open G, Open E, Open A, Open D, Open C and Orkney.

Pocketbook (21453) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675395

Pickin' Like Chet: Chet Atkins Vintage Classics, Vol. 1

taught by Pat Kirtley. Advanced. Pat Kirtley has assembled a collection of favorites from Chet's "Golden Era" -some of the best of Chet Atkins' vintage classic tunes-- and teaches you the secrets of how it's done, and how to get the feel of the originals in this double DVD set.

DVD (GW985SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279109178

Popular Guitar Styles Reggae & Music of the Islands

by Burkhard "Buck" Wolters. Intermediate. Popular Guitar Styles: Reggae and Music of the Islands reflects recent popular styles and transfers them to classical or fingerstyle technique. Guitar players who want to add reggae or Island music to their solo-repertoire will find an original and unique collection of compositions which will give joy to both players and listeners.

Book/CD Set (20967BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786675852

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DVD (GW984DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105521

O'Carolan for Everyone

by Keith Hinchliffe. Beginning-Intermediate. Presents 55 tunes by the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan arranged for guitar, keyboard, or instrumental duet. The basic layout for each tune is an easy to intermediate guitar version in standard notation only, designed to also be usable for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups.

Book (A186) $14.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512607

Open Tunings

by Robert Klein and Jan Mohr. Beginning. Open tunings offer guitarists an opportunity for a fresh new view of the instrument and an expansion of their creative options. From Open D to tuning in fourths, here are more than 20 of the most common open tunings.

Book (20042) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9783802403972

Pickin' Like Chet: Chet Atkins Vintage Classics, Vol. 2

taught by Pat Kirtley. Intermediate-Advanced. Pat teaches you note by note and phrase by phrase six of Chet's greatest arrangements. Using split-screen you can study both the left and right hands in detail. A printed tab/music booklet is included as well as a PDF file of the booklet on each DVD.

DVD (GW988SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279109185

Popular Guitar Styles Samba & Bossa Nova

by Burkhard Buck Wolters. IntermediateAdvanced. Popular Guitar Styles: Samba and Bossa Nova reflects recent popular Brazilian styles as played with classical or fingerstyle technique. This collection of original pieces will delight both listeners and guitarists who want to add samba and bossa nova music to their repertoire.

Book/CD Set (20969BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786677771

Michael O'Dorn in Concert

by Michael O'Dorn. Michael O'Dorn devotes his life to performing and the promotion of Fingerstyle guitar music. This DVD contains many styles of fingerstyle guitar picking.

DVD (21371DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279102308

Open Tunings for Beginners

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. Fred shows you how, contrary to what many beginners might think, open tunings make it easier to play guitar. You'll learn songs from various musical genres in open D, open G and DADGAD tuning. In addition to learning songs, you'll get some tips on how to improvise and play chords in G and D tuning. It's a great way to expand your range on the guitar and get a whole different sound!

DVD (GW414DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279105002

Play Guitar: Guitar Method Part 1

by Michael Langer and Ferdinand Neges. Beginning. Here is a step-by-step introduction to guitar playing ­ a new, comprehensive guitar school, which combines the tried and tested with new, didactically effective material. Includes 96 new classic and pop pieces all consisting of indispensable basic material as well as additional complementary items.

Book/CD Set (35907) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9783900695682

Portraits of Christmas for Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate. Christmas carols get a breath of fresh air in the hands of the twelve master solo guitarists presented in this collection. Their contemporary, yet classic treatment of these pieces is absolutely stunning and charged with emotion.

Book/CD Set (96519BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786626694

Open Tuning Chord Book

by Felix Schell. Beginning. A comprehensive guide to chords and scales in the popular G, D, E, A, and D minor tunings. In addition to their application as elementary accompaniment, there is sufficient material here for soloing and improvisation.

Book (98286) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786646920

Paganini for Acoustic Guitar

by Ben Bolt. Intermediate. This collection makes the legendary music of Niccolo Paganini accessible to guitarists. Selections include: Allegro, Andantino; Allegretto; Andante; Sonata; Valtz; and more.

Book (97103) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678617

Praise Fingerstyle Guitar Made Easy

by William Bay. Beginning. Today's top praise songs scored in notation and tab for easy to play fingerstyle guitar. Songs include Sanctuary, As the Deer, Give Thanks, Lord, Reign in Me, Draw Me Close and many more.

Book/CD Set (20880BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786607372

Play Guitar: Guitar Method Part 2

by Michael Langer and Ferdinand Neges. Beginning. Part 2 of Play Guitar requires only a little knowledge of musical basics at the start and can be used parallel with Part 1 after only a short time. Contained here are newly arranged and composed materials in a wide variety of styles.

Book/CD Set (35908) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9783900695699

Open Tuning Chord Chart

by Lee "Drew" Andrews. Beginning. Featuring chords and scales for DADGAD, Open G and Drop-D tunings. Moveable chords are shown with roots on the 6th, 5th and 2nd strings, including many alternate voicings.

Chart (20673) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671588

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Rags and Minstrel Show Songs of Rev. Gary Davis

by Gary Davis. Beginning-Intermediate. Ernie Hawkins teaches each tune phrase by phrase and carefully shows you the right hand picking as well as the left hand fingerings that were unique to Rev. Davis's approach. You will be able to easily follow the instruction with the tab/music booklet.

DVD (GW982SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279105507

Ragtime Guitar of Rev. Davis

by Gary Davis and Ernie Hawkins. BeginningIntermediate. In this double DVD lesson, Ernie Hawkins teaches each section phrase by phrase and carefully shows you the right hand picking as well as the left hand fingerings that were unique to Rev. Davis's approach. You will be able to easily follow the instruction with the tab/music booklet.

DVD (GW980SDVD) $39.95 UPC: 796279105491

John Renbourn In Concert 1990 DVD

by John Renbourn. John Renbourn's unique stylistic fusion of British folk music with elements of country blues, modern jazz, ragtime, classical and pre-Renaissance music has led to his becoming one of the foremost fingerstyle guitarists performing today. John explores all the facets of his music in this 75 minute solo concert, recorded 1990 in Toronto, Canada.

DVD (13048DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409890

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 4

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Intermediate-Advanced. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes a valuable selection of interesting chords, scales, rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle pieces in a range of styles ­ from traditional to contemporary.

Book/CD Set (1905908042) $13.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908042

Rags to Rock

taught by Pat Donohue. Intermediate-Advanced. Are you interested in challenging, difficult and advanced fingerstyle solos that stretch from a New Orleans standard to a Sonny Rollins's jazz classic to a Booker T. & The M.G.s rock hit? If so, then this video lesson is for you. Pat Donohue has prepared this lesson that presents six great arrangements.

DVD (GW924DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093378

Ramble to Cashel Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Volume 1

Intermediate. Contains Irish and Scottish music adapted to fingerstyle by such renowned players as Martin Simpson, Steve Baughman, Pierre Bensusan, Duck Baker, Tom Long, Pat Kirtley, and El McMeen. They follow in the footsteps of Scottish guitarist Davey Graham, whose attempt to find a way to play this music on guitar led him to develop the D-A-D-G-A-D tuning, which is now the predominant tuning for Irish guitarists.

DVD (13029DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094566

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 1

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Beginning. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes essential chords, scales, strumming patterns, fingerstyle studies and attractive wellknown melodies, plus chapters on musical knowledge, accompaniment playing and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities.

Book/CD Set (1905908011) $11.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908011

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 5

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Advanced. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle/flatpick pieces in a range of styles ­ from traditional to contemporary, plus a selection of essential chords, scales and arpeggios.

Book/CD Set (1905908059) $15.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908059

Ragtime Blues Guitar of Rev. Gary Davis

taught by Stefan G r o s s m a n . Intermediate. In this book, seven of Rev. Davis's blues are presented. These arrangements have been performed and recorded by a host of great artists including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, David Bromberg, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and many others.

Book/CD Set (99464BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659210

John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman in Concert

by John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. Two of the world's premiere acoustic guitarists join forces in this concert recorded in 1982 to define and explore the parameters of American and European folk, blues, jazz and ragtime music. Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn, play both solo and as a duo.

DVD (13053DVD) $24.95 UPC: 011671305394

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 2

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Beginning-Intermediate. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. Ideal for any players, whether children or adults, in the early stages of learning.

Book/CD Set (1905908028) $11.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908028

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 6

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes specially arranged fingerstyle/flatpick pieces in a range of styles ­ from traditional to contemporary, plus a valuable selection of chords, scales and arpeggios.

Book/CD Set (1905908066) $15.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908066

Ragtime Guitar

by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. A challenging set of three lessons presenting a variety of tunes from string band rags to classic rags to novelty instrumentals. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phraseby-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (99459BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659166

John Renbourn Fingerstyle Guitar

by John Renbourn. Intermediate. This comprehensive Guitar Workshop Audio Series book/3-CD set brings together a variety of fingerstyle arrangements featured in three of John Renbourn's video lessons. Illustrates unique and exciting fingerstyle techniques in the performance of traditional ballads and other tunes, using standard and several alternate tunings.

Book/CD Set (98511BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650248

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 3

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Intermediate. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes a valuable selection of interesting chords, scales, rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle pieces in a range of styles.

Book/CD Set (1905908035) $13.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908035

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 7

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Multiple Levels. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes fingerstyle/flatpick pieces in a range of styles ­ from traditional to contemporary, plus a valuable selection of chords, scales and arpeggios.

Book/CD Set (1905908073) $15.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908073

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RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Grade 8

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Multiple Levels. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes fingerstyle/flatpick pieces in a range of styles ­ from traditional to contemporary, plus a comprehensive selection of chords, scales and arpeggios.

Book/CD Set (1905908080) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9781905908080

RGT - Guitar Lessons Blues and Rock

by Tony Skinner and Andy Drudy. Beginning. Ten blues and rock guitar lessons from The Registry Of Guitar Tutors. Lesson subjects include: blues scales; pentatonic riffs; string bending; slide guitar; seventh chords; fingerstyle blues and much more.

Book/CD Set (1898466769) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9781898466765

Rockabilly Guitar

taught by Fred Sokolow. Multiple Levels. This DVD covers boogie woogie back-up licks, turnarounds, blues/ rock licks in the classic key of E, movable blues/rock scales, fingerpicking patterns and more. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW403DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279092753

Martin Simpson In Concert

by Martin Simpson. Intermediate. English acoustic guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson has come a long way from his roots in Lincolnshire, Northern England. He played his first paid gig at 14, became professional at seventeen, and shortly after found himself in the vanguard on the British folk-rock movement.

DVD (13046DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409951

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Brad Richter Solo Guitar Collection

by Brad Richter. Intermediate-Advanced. Included in this wonderful anthology are some of Brad Richter's most acclaimed compositions for solo guitar. The music is filled with an array of new sounds and tone colors that beautifully express the stories and images which inspired it.

Book/CD Set (20132BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667444

The Salutation

arranged by Duck Baker. Intermediate. This collection of carols arranged for guitar solo brings together twenty-four melodies that have had broad appeal through the ages. They were a spontaneous expression of musical joy that occurred over much of northern Europe in the fifteenth century, coinciding with the dawning of the modern age and the ending of the long medieval night.

Book/CD Set (99815BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786626021

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Initial Stage

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Beginning. This book is the first volume in a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes basic chords, scales, strumming patterns, and simple but attractive well-known melodies - making it ideal for both children and adult beginners.

Book/CD Set (1905908097) $9.50 ISBN 13: 9781905908097

Martin Simpson: Making Connections in Open Tunings

by Martin Simpson. Beginning-Intermediate. In this lesson, Martin looks at various tunings he uses as part of his signature sound and compares them in relation to each other and to standard tuning. He also demonstrates how to wrap your head around applying your knowledge you have of tunings you are familiar with to new tunings.

DVD (MSDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196080292

Right-Hand Arpeggio Studies for Acoustic Guitar

by Richard Matteson, Jr.. Beginning-Intermediate. This book teaches you how to play right-hand arpeggio patterns. With over 200 music exercises and performance pieces, RightHand Arpeggio Studies for Acoustic Guitar is a must for all serious fingerpicking and classical guitarists.

Book (98547) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786651016

A Scottish Christmas

by Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone, and Al Pettewat. Beginning. From across the highland moors, into the castle drawing rooms and out in the village squares, celebrate the many moods of a Scottish Christmas, Hogmanay and the New Year.

Compact Disc (96785CD) $15.98 ISBN 13: 9780786629985

RGT - Acoustic Guitar Playing - Preliminary Grade

edited by Tony Skinner and Laurence Harwood. Beginning. This book is the second volume in a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes basic chords, scales, strumming patterns, simple but attractive well-known melodies and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities ­ making it ideal for novice players, whether children or adult beginners.

Book/CD Set (1905908103) $10.50 ISBN 13: 9781905908103

Slide Guitar In Standard Tuning

taught by Sam Hurrie. Intermediate. Here's some of what you will learn: damping techniques, pentatonic licks for slide guitar, right hand techniques, movable slide patterns played around basic bar chord shapes, mixing rhythm and lead playing for slide guitar, turnarounds, famous open-tuning licks moved to standard tuning, country blues licks, slow blue, and lots of fun, jamming licks!

DVD (SHDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196040197

The Scottish Lute

by Ronn McFarlane transcribed by Jamey Bellizzi. BeginningIntermediate. This landmark book constitutes Mel Bay's first anthology of Renaissance lute and mandora literature in its original tablature form. It also offers the same 56 tunes tastefully transcribed in standard modern guitar notation and tab.

Book (96693) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786629176

Rockabilly Electric Guitar With Paul Pigat

Taught by Paul Pigat. Intermediate-Advanced. Let Paul Pigat (aka Cousin Harley) take you on an easily accessible lesson through the many techniques of Rockabilly guitar! Topics covered include: rockabilly intros, alternate picking/Travis James Burton styles, bends, gear set up, and much more!

DVD (PPDVD01) $29.95 UPC: 306196041095

Slide Guitar Wall Chart

by Fred Sokolow. Beginning. Fullsize wall chart featuring D and G tunings for the Resonator guitar. Each tuning shows chords, scales, and popular licks. Information on slide technique is also given.

Wall Chart (20166) $8.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667123

RGT - Classic Giltrap

by Gordon Giltrap , arranged by Raymond Burley. Intermediate. Gordon Giltrap is one of the UK's most accomplished fingerstyle guitarists and his instrumental compositions are highly regarded. In this collection, classical guitar master, Raymond Burley has taken some of Gordon's most attractive pieces and arranged them for the classical guitar.

Book (1898466491) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9781898466499

Shake That Thing

taught by Stefan Grossman. Intermediate. This comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction.

Book/CD Set (20494BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671403

Rockabilly Guitar

by Fred Sokolow. Intermediate. Focused lessons address: 12-bar blues, blues scales, triplets, shuffles, licks and more. All of these elements are then utilized in solos designed to implement the techniques learned.

Book/CD Set (98512BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650231

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Richard Smith: Fingerstyle Artistry

by Richard Smith. In this live Studio performance featuring a plethora of styles and compositions, Richard Smith plays in a variety of musical settings from solo guitar to guitar and cello duets with his virtuoso cellist wife Julie Adams. And when Richard invites an ensemble featuring more of Nashville's hottest pickers including Pat Bergeson on guitar, Aaron Till on Fiddle and Brian Zonn on Double Bass, the performance is unstoppable.

DVD (21391DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279102025

The Spirituals: Their Story, Their Song

Beginning-Intermediate. The Spirituals--Their Story, Their Song is both a collection of guitar solos and a songbook devoted to African-American spirituals. The music is placed in historical context to help the reader better appreciate and interpret this amazing musical legacy.

Book/CD Set (99420BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786663231

Super Fingerpicking Guitar Techniques

taught by Alan Munde. Beginning-Intermediate. Good fingerpicking requirer strength and accuracy in the right hand. In this thirtyminute DVD, internationally acclaimed musician Alan Munde teaches the basic techniques used by top professional fingerpickers.

DVD (96003DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279100700

Thumbpicking Chord Book

Beginning. A chord catalog and study guide for fingerstyle guitarists who want to build smooth thumbpicking technique. This book teaches how to read tab and chord diagrams, and shows chords and thumbpicking chords in various key signatures.

Book (20722) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786672387

Songs of Inspiration and Joy

taught by Buster B. Jones. Beginning-Intermediate. In this DVD lesson you will be treated to a wide variety of styles, techniques and approaches for arranging and playing gospel songs and holiday melodies. A tab/music PDF booklet is included on the DVD.

DVD (GW965DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093798

John Standefer Favorite Original Solos and Arrangements

by John Standefer. Intermediate. Great solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements by 2002 National Champion Fingerstyle Guitarist John Standefer. The collection contains John's most loved original pieces - and it's written in his own format, which he calls 'Picture-Perfect' TAB.

Book/CD Set (20465BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786669936

Tarrega in Tablature

by Ben Bolt. Intermediate. The importance of Francisco Tarrega in the history of the classic guitar is immeasurable. With his original compositions and transcriptions, Tarrega brought the classical guitar to new heights by giving it a repertoire of its own and consequently influencing virtually every modern day classical guitarist.

Book/CD Set (95689BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616411

Total Giltrap

by Gordon Giltrap. Intermediate. In this volume, we explore open tunings, legato technique, two-handed tapping and the harp-like technique of open strings and harmonics. This is all wrapped up in a very English approach to melody and invention.

Book/CD Set (20826BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786656769

Songs of the British Isles for Guitar

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. Jerry has taken the best songs from Songs of England; Songs of Ireland; and Songs of Scotland and arranged them for voice with complete lyrics and annotated guitar accompaniment, as well as guitar solos.

Book (95400) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786603749

Strictly Rhythm Vol. 1

by Johnny Hiland. Intermediate-Advanced. Recorded lessons from one of America's greatest guitarists Johnny Hiland teaches rhythm patterns essential to the working guitarist in the styles of, Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Blues, and Swing. Lessons in standard notation and TAB with complete audio instruction.

Book/CD Set (20379BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671496

The Martin Taylor Guitar Method

by Martin Taylor with David Mead. BeginningIntermediate. The Martin Taylor Guitar Method offers you the chance to study with one of the giants of jazz guitar. Hailed by guitar legend Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest and most impressive guitarists in the world today.

Book/CD Set (99650BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786665037

Traditional Irish Songs for Acoustic Guitar (German Language)

by Patrick Steinbach. Beginning-Intermediate. This volume contains 20 selected pieces of traditional Irish music, offering a simple and information-rich entrance into this timeless beautiful music. Part of this book is dedicated to Turlough O'Carolan, the Irish national composer and harp player, his compositions a firm component of Irish Folk music.

Book (610129) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9783927190191

Sor In Tablature

by F. Sor and Ben Bolt. Intermediate. This text includes 58 pieces of music as well as a recorded CD of the entire book. Ben Bolt believes these pieces are the "best of the best" for developing technique, musicianship, and exposing the guitarist to the ingenious musical world of Fernando Sor.

Book/CD Set (97109BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634248

Strings and Frets

performed by Howlin' Wolf. Intermediate. Featuring John Fahay, Jorma Kaukonen, John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman, Pierre Bensusan, Martin Simpson and Bob Brozman. The seven fingerstyle guitarists you are about to watch have all put their own, highly personal stamp on the instrument, not only by the way they play, but also by the music they write and interpret and the emotions and images their music invokes.

DVD (13088DVD) $24.95 UPC: 011671308890

Martin Taylor in Concert

featuring Martin Taylor. In this 75 minute concert, recorded at the Manchester Craftmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, PA, Martin explores all the facets of his dynamic solo playing.

Traditionals Forever

by Ralf Mrutzek. Beginning-Intermediate. A collection of the best traditional songs from blues and gospel music as well as several Irish folk songs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar in both standard notation and tablature. The arrangements include well-known songs as well as a few that have almost been forgotten, whose melodies are marked by a timeless beauty which has helped them survive for many decades.

Book/CD Set (610239) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9783932587467

Spanish Songs for Guitar

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning-Intermediate. This counterpart to Songs of Spain: Piano/ Vocal includes 22 beautiful Spanish folksongs in Spanish and singable English. Each song is shown both as a vocal line with guitar accompaniment written in standard notation, and as a separate guitar solo.

DVD (13067DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409548

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Book (95492) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786605583

Travis Picking Hillbilly Fingerstyle Guitar

taught by Paul Pigat. Intermediate-Advanced. Let Paul Pigat (aka Cousin Harley) take you on a fun, easily accessible lesson through the techniques of Hillbilly Fingerstyle incorporating the styles of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore and Lenny Breau.

DVD (PPDVD02) $29.95 UPC: 306196060799

Treasures of the Spanish Guitar

by Giovanni De Chiaro. Intermediate. This fine solo guitar text, written in notation and tablature, offers a brilliant array of music from many centuries. The composers featured present a colorful spectrum of the melodies, styles, moods, and temperaments that have characterized guitar music of Spain.

Book/CD Set (95379BCD) $22.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627387

Dave Van Ronk in Concert at the Bottom Line June 2, 2001

by Dave Van Ronk. Few folk or blues enthusiasts need to be introduced to Dave Van Ronk, the extraordinary singer and guitarist. His name is inextricably linked, first and foremost, to the folk music scene in New York City's Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

DVD (13093DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409227

Walking Bass Lines for Guitar

by Jean-Marc Pillard. Beginning-Intermediate. This book and CD teaches excellent techniques to use for walking bass lines on guitar when playing in a duet format, either with another guitar player or with a singer or other instrumentalists. The idea of this book is to give a few answers to the question, "How do I harmonize walking bass lines when I've never done it before?"

Book/CD Set (99406BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786659067

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Travis Picking for Beginners

taught by Fred Sokolow. Beginning-Intermediate. Fred breaks down and teaches each song step by step. First you learn the melody, then add the bass, then add the syncopation that makes it swing.

DVD (GW412) $29.95 UPC: 796279096874

A Tribute to Guitar Masters, Volume 1

by Michele Ramo. Intermediate. Original compositions and arrangements for fingerstyle guitar make up a terrific book of Classical, Brazilian, and Swing music by guitarist, violinist and composer Michéle Ramo. Each piece is dedicated to a special guitarist and reflects the spirit of the tribute with wonderful melodies and harmonies.

Book/CD Set (20761BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644759

Dave Van Ronk Memories in Concert 1980

by Dave Van Ronk. Dave Van Ronk was one of the central figures in the folk movement which flourished during the late 1950s and early 1960s and nurtured such performers as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Peter, Paul and Mary. He was the founding father of the blues and ragtime guitar revival and played an important roll in presenting this music to a wider audience.

DVD (13094DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409791

Well-Tempered Blues

by William Beauvais. Intermediate-Advanced. These pieces are designed to be fun and entertaining as they work through the sharp keys, which are most friendly to the guitar. By working through these keys however, they develop a player's awareness of the different tonalities and the way patterns may be altered to facilitate key changes. Written in notation and tablature.

Book/CD Set (99967BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786663262

Merle Travis Guitar Style

by Merle Travis and Tommy Flint. BeginningIntermediate. A thorough study into the renowned "Travis Picking Guitar Style" done by Merle's kinfolk, Tommy Flint. Includes vintage photos, interesting annotations and some great Travis solos.

Book/CD Set (93344BCD) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786602667

Ultimate Fretted Tuning Chart

by Lee "Drew" Andrews. Multiple Levels. This chart contains 87 tunings (47 for guitar) for various common and hard to find instruments. The accompanying CD has all the tunings played on the actual instruments.

Chart+CD (20475BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786671052

Dave Van Ronk: Folk, Blues & Ragtime

taught by Dave Van Ronk. Intermediate. This is a complete lesson for the intermediate guitarist that clearly illustrates how traditional music can be placed in a fingerstyle setting. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.

DVD (GW915DVD) $29.95 UPC: 796279093286

West Coast Blues Guitar Play-Along Trax

by David Barrett. Beginning-Intermediate. This book/2-CD set has been designed to help the guitarist with soloing studies. These 36 play-along rhythm tracks embody the electrifying feel of the West Coast Blues and provide you with the ability to place new licks and soloing concepts into context.

Book/CD Set (20003BCD) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786676705

Merle Travis Rare Performances 1946-1981 Vol. 1

This DVD captures 35 years of rare film and television performances by one of the all-time great American musicians. The music and guitar playing of Merle Travis have been a seminal influence on the American music scene.

DVD (95243DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409029

Understanding DADGAD

by Doug Young. Beginning-Intermediate. A complete introduction to using the DADGAD tuning for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. The book systematically explores the tuning, starting with simple chords and scale patterns, ultimately showing how DADGAD can be used to play in nearly any key and in many different musical styles.

Book/CD Set (21166BCD) $22.99 ISBN 13: 9780786676415

Frank Vignola Live At The Sheldon

by Frank Vignola. Filmed in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon concert Hall, guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola shows his timeless musicianship and talents in this live concert. The Frank Vignola Quintet has shattered the barriers between popular music and traditional jazz to create an exciting new sound in acoustic string music.

DVD/CD Set (21821CDVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279109024

Josh White Free and Equal Blues, Rare Performances

by Josh White. This video begins with a rare filmed snippet from the 1940s, then includes a range of European performances from the 1960s, showing the breadth and variety of Josh's repertoire, from traditional blues and gospel to folk revival standards and cabaret material. It captures the intimate, sophisticated style, swing and power that made Josh the most influential guitarist on the early folk scene and one of America's defining entertainers.

DVD (13090DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9781579409081

Merle Travis Sixteen Tons

performed by Merle Travis. Presents more rare footage from 1946 to 1981. The year of Travis's first hits on the fledgling Capitol label, 1946, is represented by a half-dozen "Soundies" in which a 29-year-old Travis fronts both an "all-girl band" and one of hot session players.

DVD (13034DVD) $24.95 UPC: 796279094580

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Paul Yandell Collection

by Craig Dobbins. Intermediate. This collection features 10 great Paul Yandell originals from his solo CDs Forever Chet, One More Again, Dream Train and In The Groove, transcribed by Craig Dobbins. In notation and tab, with background notes from Paul, plus performance tips and chord diagrams.

Book/CD Set (21759BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786678464

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning. A truly enjoyable in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar! Learn the blues progression, blues chords, strum patterns, how to accompany a blues song, 6/8 blues, minor blues, power chords, moveable chords, barre chords, the blues scale, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, double stops, blues licks, bass line accompaniments, 12/8 blues, blues techniques, how to build and play an improvised solo, and fingerpicking blues. Also included are dozens of blues solos and 9 great new blues songs!

Book/CD Set (94699BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786644049

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar

by Dix Bruce. BeginningIntermediate. This is a step-at-a-time enjoyable method for learning to play great sounding country guitar. Dix Bruce, in his humorous yet musically "right-on" teaching style, introduces you to country back-up, bass runs, Carter-style bluegrass picking, the Nashville Numbering System for indicating chord changes, use of the capo, transposition, and much more.

Book/CD Set (94818BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786650088

You Can Teach Yourself Fingerpicking Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Multiple Levels. Eclectic guitarist and veteran Mel Bay author Tommy Flint provides a comprehensive introduction to fingerstyle guitar technique. Intended for the serious student learning the guitar without the advantage of having a teacher- clear photographs, diagrams, and standard and tab notation will guide you every step of the way.

Book (96498) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627554

Paul Yandell: Fingerstyle Legacy

taught by Paul Yandell. Multiple Levels. Through this video, Paul shares with you what has made him one of the most respected guitarists in the fingerstyle world. From the beginnings of thumbstyle in the early 1900's, to the more complex fingerstyle of today, Paul covers the fascinating history of this style as it developed over the years.

DVD (95389DVD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786680108

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning. An in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar. Learn the blues progression, blues chords, strum patterns, how to accompany a blues song, moveable chords, barre chords, the blues scale, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, double stops, blues licks, bass line accompaniments, blues techniques, how to build and play an improvised solo, and fingerpicking blues.

Book+DVD (94699DP) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667710

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar

by Dix Bruce. BeginningIntermediate. This is a step-at-a-time enjoyable method for learning to play great sounding country guitar. Dix Bruce, in his humorous yet musically "right-on" teaching style, introduces you to country back-up, bass runs, Carter-style bluegrass picking, the Nashville Numbering System for indicating chord changes, use of the capo, transposition, and much more.

Book+CD+DVD (94818SET) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786619719

You Can Teach Yourself Fingerpicking Guitar

by Tommy Flint. Multiple Levels. Eclectic guitarist and veteran Mel Bay author Tommy Flint provides a comprehensive introduction to fingerstyle guitar technique. Intended for the serious student learning the guitar without the advantage of having a teacher teacher- clear photographs, diagrams, and standard notation and tab will guide you every step of the way.

Book/CD Set (96498BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786646661

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning. A truly enjoyable in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar! Learn the blues progression the blues scale, blues chords including power chords, moveable chords, and barre chords, strum patterns, and how to accompany a blues song in 6/8 or 12/8 time. Addresses blues in minor keys, fingerpicking blues, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, blues technique such as double stops, bending, hammering and pulling-off, blues licks, and bass line accompaniments, plus how to build and play an improvised solo.

Book (94699) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9781562223083

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

taught by Mike Christiansen. Beginning. This companion video to the book of the same title provides a truly enjoyable in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar! Learn the blues progression, blues chords, strum patterns, how to accompany a blues song, 6/8 blues, minor blues, power chords, moveable chords, barre chords, the blues scale, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, double stops, blues licks, bass line accompaniments, 12/8 blues, blues techniques, how to build and play an improvised solo, and fingerpicking blues. Also included are dozens of blues solos and 9 great new blues songs!

DVD (94699DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279084338

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar

taught by Dix Bruce. Beginning-Intermediate. Aimed at beginners and intermediate players, this video teaches everything you need to get started playing country guitar. Includes how to tune the guitar, all basic major, minor, and seventh guitar chords, guitar accompaniment strums from current country hits, all songs and examples from the book, basic flatpick technique, how to use a capo, and many easy play-along country songs.

DVD (94818DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279084383

You Can Teach Yourself Folk Singing Guitar

by Jerry Silverman. Beginning. An authoritative yet easy-tounderstand method that teaches various strum patterns and song accompaniment styles.

Book (94718) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9781562224233

You Can Teach Yourself Blues Guitar

by Mike Christiansen. Beginning. An in-depth look at the basics of acoustic blues guitar. Learn the blues progression, blues chords, strum patterns, how to accompany a blues song, moveable chords, barre chords, the blues scale, turnarounds, fill-ins, the capo, double stops, blues licks, bass line accompaniments, blues techniques, how to build and play an improvised solo, and fingerpicking blues.

Book+CD+DVD (94699SET) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786639250

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