Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar.
This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such as cross-curricular activities, quizzes, multicultural songs, basic improvisation and more. Concepts covered in Book 1 include: getting started; basic music theory; guitar chords; notes on each string; music history; ensemble playing; performance spotlights; and much more!
Songs used in Book 1 include such hits as: Dust in the Wind; Eleanor Rigby; Every Breath You Take; Hey Jude; Hound Dog; Let It Be; Ode to Joy; Rock Around the Clock; Stand By Me; Surfin' USA; Sweet Home Chicago; This Land Is Your Land; You Really Got Me; and more!
Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is also available for guitar! These handy 5" x 8" flash cards help students learn material taught in the method book. Concepts covered include: music symbols, musical terms, notes on each string, keys and scales, guitar chords and more! 96 cards.
The Authentic Course of Study for Traditional Mariachi Ensemble. Twelve classic Mariachi songs are featured in this unique new method. The step-by-step pedagogy ensures success. Each song is preceded by graduated exercises to help students learn to play in the correct style-from ranchera valseada to son jaliscience. The Enhanced CD with accompaniments, included with each student book, is ideal for home practice. Songs include De Colores, La Bamba, La Llorona, Tristes Recuerdos, El Caballito and more.
Title: Mariachi Mastery, By Nevin, Jeff, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling
Classical Guitar Method, Op. 59 and Twenty-five Melodius and Progressive Studies for Guitar, Op. 60
Professional guitarist and teacher Philippe Bertaud has meticulously edited and revamped the classic Carcassi guitar method for use by today's guitar student. Bertaud's sensitive reworkings of the method retains the original intent, but also adds many modern conventions in the instruction of the classical guitar. As an added bonus, this book includes an MP3 CD containing recordings of all 25 studies of the Carcassi op. 60 beautifully performed by Bertaud. This combined edition of Matteo Carcassi's Classical Guitar Method, op. 59 and Twenty-five Melodious and Progressive Studies for the Guitar, op. 60, along with the enclosed CD make this new edition of the Caracassi method an indispensable addition to the library of any student or teacher of classical guitar.
Mel Bay's own method for the classic guitar, featuring a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music and reading guitar notation, plus graded studies and pieces. Musical and technical concepts are introduced gradually as needed throughout the text and driven home with ample musical illustrations. Information is provided on: basic right and left-hand techniques, reading standard notation, harmonics, and playing in various keys and positions. Also includes many classical etudes and works by Aguado, Bach, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Sor, and others. Written entirely in standard notation only.
Play 8 yuletide favorites with sound-alike CD tracks! The book includes melody and lyrics to sing along and chord symbols to elaborate on the melody. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and MAC computer users, the CD is enhanced with tempo adjusting software that does not change the pitch!
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Deck the Hall
The First Noel
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Joy to the World
O Little Town of Bethlehem
This book is an excellent introduction to one of America's most
quintessential instruments, the pedal steel. The first part of the book
covers the skills required to play the instrument, including technique
for the pedals and knee levers, bar control, and picking. The second
half includes songs and licks that illustrate the full spectrum of the
pedal steel's capabilities. Exercises and songs are presented in
tablature and standard notation. The book comes with accompanying audio
and video, including play-along tracks.
This revolutionary new
method combines solid pedagogy with a focus on real-world guitar skills
such as strumming and fingerpicking, pivotal rock and blues riffs,
improvising, reading music, and music theory.
The included MP3
recordings demonstrate every example and song in the book, and
specialized instructional tracks feature concise explanations and
demonstrations of all new concepts and techniques. The included SI
Player software lets students slow tracks down and loop sections for
continuous practice, and video lessons on the included DVD explain and
demonstrate all the concepts and techniques.
An easy-to-understand, yet very comprehensive method. Learn to play classic guitar in all of the basic keys along with a wide assortment of solos ranging from the Renaissance to 20th Century compositions by composers such as Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Bach, Handel and Dowland. Finally, studies are contained for playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions.
A handy left-handed reference chart showing "E-Z Form" chords grouped by
key. Full chord forms are also shown. An added feature is a note
finder chart showing the location of every note on the first five frets.
Ideal for student, studio or classroom. 35" x 24" poster.
This book/CD package offers the young classic guitarist a thorough grounding in reading standard notation in the first position. Following the Mel Bay tradition, this book presents music theory incrementally, providing only what is required of the student at any given point in the book. Numerous studies and folksong melodies are presented with suggested chord changes for accompaniment by a teacher or a second student guitarist. Also includes guides to purchasing a classic guitar, proper posture and hand positions, tuning the guitar, and much more. A companion CD is included. Written in standard notation.
This book and accompanying audio CD are a great introduction to the world
of classical guitar. The user friendly method is ideal for self
instruction or for use with a teacher. The book contains many great pieces playable by the beginning student.
Subjects include: How to hold the guitar, tuning, left and right hand functions, note reading, key-signatures, musical terms, and many short, easy songs.
Esta es una introduccion paso a paso, concisa para aprender acordes,
patrones ritmicos y canciones. La musica se encuentra en las tonalidades
de G, D, E menor y C con CD de acompanamiento incluido. El libro
tambien contiene secciones que hablan de distintos tipos de guitarra,
preguntas frecuentes, como encordar una guitarra y terminos musicales y
guitarristicos. Ideal para principiantes de cualquier edad. Un metodo
conciso, paso a paso y facil para aprender acordes, patrones ritmicos y
canciones - perfecto para principiantes de cualquier edad. La musica se
encuentra en las tonalidades de G, D, E menor y C. Contiene secciones
explicando el tipo de guitarras, preguntas frecuentes, como encordar una
guitarra y terminos musicales y guitarristicos.CD de acompanamiento
incluido. El material audiografico de este libro se encuentra en el
Forty original John Dowland (1563-1626) lute solos transcribed for classic guitar solo. The book is intended for the guitarist with intermediate to advanced fingerstyle technique, and can be played on both nylon and steel string instruments. In order to help capture the unique character of Dowland's music, renaissance lute tuning (capo on the third fret with the G string tuned to F sharp) is used throughout. The pieces progress more or less in order of increasing difficulty, and special care has been taken to be sure any group of consecutive pieces can be played with satisfying results. Standard notation only. Includes FREE downloadable companion audio files.
These ensemble pieces for four guitars are wonderfully original, with depth and musical sophistication. They were composed for the technical level of Suzuki students in Book 5 or beyond. Great favorites with students! Titles include: Variations on La Folia, Prelude and Fugue, and The Fading Shore.
The Total Flamenco Guitarist is an exciting journey into the world of flamenco guitar playing, a style loved by the world for its explosive techniques and depth of emotion. This book and CD kit is a complete curriculum for beginning to advanced flamenco guitarists. The lessons are based on a three-pronged approach of technique, rhythm, and listening. The material is organized according to the major rhythmic families: fandango, tango, solea, siguiriyas, and more. You?ll learn popular styles including rumba, bulerias, and sevillanas, and lots of authentic flamenco techniques such as rasgueado, arpeggio, picado, and tremolo. Whether you want to be a flamenco guitarist, or just incorporate some of these techniques into your own music, The Total Flamenco Guitarist is the book for you!
This folio gathers 35 of Piazzolla's finest and arranges them for violin and guitar duets. Titles include: Adios nonino * Buenos Aires Hora Cero * Decarisimo * Extasis * Fievre (Fiebre de Tango) * Greenwich * La fin del mundo * Made in USA * Misteriosa Vida * Nuevo Mundo * Recuerdo New York * Tango choc (Doudou) * Yo canto un tango . . . and more. Includes bio.
Title: Astor Piazzolla for Violin and Guitar, By Piazzolla, Astor, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00695888
Written as a follow-up to the popular dance rhythms featured in Latin American Rhythms for Guitar. Renowned Argentine virtuoso Jorge Morel offers insight in the playing of complex Latin dance rhythms: the milonga, tango, malambo, and baião -plus a bossa nova tune! Written in standard notation and tablature.
Easy Baroque Pieces for Classical Guitar is an outstanding introduction for the beginner to intermediate guitarist to the music of the Baroque. Jerry Willard explains the intricacies of Baroque ornamentation (including trills, mordents, and notes inégale) in an easy-to-understand way, and performs each piece on the accompanying audio CD.
Includes 51 pieces:
Aria (from the Anna Magdelena Notebook)(J.S. Bach) Bourrée in A Minor (theme, from the Second Violin Partita) (J.S. Bach)
Largo (Arcangelo Corelli)
The Harmonious Blacksmith (George Frideric Handel) Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
Minuet (Henry Purcell)
Gavotte (Giovanni Zamboni)
and many more
23 classics arranged in easy-to-read notes with tablature.
The Chipmunk Song
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Frosty The Snow Man
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
A Holly Jolly Christmas
(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I'll Be Home For Christmas
It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
A Marshmallow World
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
This in-depth scale and arpeggio text is core curriculum at the
University of Southern California's Studio Guitar Department. Using a
comprehensive approach that includes three different organizational
systems, it covers the technical foundation that is necessary for
playing any style of music. The CAGED system (five positions), the
Finger Stretch system (all twelve keys in one position) and the
Three-Note Per String system (seven patterns) are examined. Although
each of these three systems is examined, the CAGED system serves as the
basis for much of the material covered in this book.I nstead of
traditional musical notation, the book uses fingerboard diagrams to
focus on the visual aspect of the patterns. The goal is to present an
approach to understanding and mastering the fingerboard by outlining the
best and most practical elements of these different systems.
presents patterns for the harmonic minor and melodic minor scales and
all of their relative modes: the bebop scale (major, minor and
dominant), chromatic scale, whole-tone scale, diminished scale
(whole/half and half/whole) and augmented scale. Along with these scale
forms, patterns for minor (major 7) and augmented (major 7) arpeggios
Marcin Dylla: GFA International Competition Winner 2007
Polish Guitar sensation Marcin Dylla, winner of the 2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, performs three virtuoso guitar solo competitions. Included on this DVD is Rossiniani, No. 1 by Mauro Giuliani, Variations on a Theme by Sciabin by Aleksander Tansman, and Tres Piezas espanolas by Juaquin Rodrigo. In an interview segment on this DVD, Marcin Dylla discusses his training, his outlook on music and his philosophy on entering and winning musical competitions. 58 minutes, filmed in 2009.