Method Books for Fretted Instruments

    21st Century Guitar Method 2 EL03843
    Book 2 includes music theory, the keys of C, G and D, exploring the neck, second position, syncopation, rhythm and lead guitar techniques, cut time, solo guitar style, and pop and classical songs like: Fur Elise * Margaritaville * Romanza * Classical Gas. Method Book available in three levels, as is the Theory, Song Trax, Rock Shop, and Guitar Ensemble books. Teacher's editions also available. Level One of the Method, Rock Shop, and Theory books are available in English and Spanish. Video available for Method and Rock Shop.
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    Price: $7.99
    21st Century Guitar Method 3 EL03844
    Beginning where Guitar Method 2 left off, Guitar Method 3 provides a more in-depth exploration of guitar playing techniques. Topics covered include movable major and minor scale fingerings, barre chords, pick and fingerstyle technique and music theory. Features songs in all styles including rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical.
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    Price: $6.99
    Absolute Beginners Fiddle HL14000996
    The award-winning Absolute Beginners method has been designed to make learning the fiddle (violin) easier than ever before! Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing your first complete songs. Absolute Beginners Fiddle gives you: an 'owner's manual' approach to the fiddle; practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance; a look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures to illustrate every step of learning; CD audio tracks to let you hear how things should sound, plus full-length accompaniments so you can play along; and more!
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    Price: $12.99
    Alfred's Basic Guitar Method 2 33306
    Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students.
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    Price: $6.99
    Arpeggios for Bass HL00695133
    The ultimate reference guide for electric bass! This book covers triad and seventh chord arpeggios, patterns covering the entire 4-string neck, easy-to-use fretboard diagrams, inversions, and more.
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    Price: $14.95
    Bass Blueprints HL00696026
    Learn step by step how to create interesting bass lines and grooves using notes that outline the chords, in multiple positions on the neck. With this comprehensive book/CD pack, bass blueprints will be revealed by using diagrams and tablature to visualize patterns on the fingerboard. The accompanying CD features 85 demo and play-along tracks! Covers: arpeggios, triads, seventh chords, sixth chords, inversions, slash chords, chromatics, extensions, intervals, and more.
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    Price: $18.99
    Contemporary Class Guitar Bk1 HL00699225
    A revolutionary new course of instruction for class guitar offering the ultimate in solid educational value and maintenance of student interest. Teaches chords for singing, strumming and finger picking; instruction in melody playing and music theory; guitar solos and ensemble, improvisation and writing music. Many popular songs, including: Eleanor Rigby * By The Time I Get To Phoenix * Hey Jude * Yesterday * You Needed Me * The Long And Winding Road * It's Hard To Be Humble * Daniel * Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys * and more! Each book has more than 45 songs and is 96 pages long.
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    Price: $9.99
    Easy Pop Melodies HL00697281
    Play your favorite hits from The Beatles, Elton John, Elvis Presley, The Police, Nirvana and more! The 20 songs in this book are presented in order of difficulty: All My Loving • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Dust in the Wind • Every Breath You Take • I Get Around • I Shot the Sheriff • I Walk the Line • Imagine • Let It Be • Love Me Tender • Maggie May • My Cherie Amour • My Girl • My Heart Will Go On • Nowhere Man • Smells like Teen Spirit • Stand by Me • Walk Don't Run • We Will Rock You • Your Cheatin' Heart.
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    Price: $6.99
    EE Electric Bass Book 1 HL00862581
    Now the best-selling band method is even better! The same great method that directors have come to trust now includes a CD AND a DVD. Features include: • BOOK: Same great Essential Elements 2000 method! • CD/CD-ROM FEATURES: Play-Along Tracks 1-58 (with a professional player for every instrument) • DVD FEATURES: Startup Video (learn the basics - 15 min.); ALL 185 Play-Along Tracks; More Duets and Trios; Music Listening Library • CD AND DVD EACH FEATURE: SmartMusic® Software (practice, record, and e-mail a performance, plus on-screen assessment - includes Ex. 1-99 with special offer to continue); Finale® NotePad® Software; Tempo Adjustment Software (for Play-Along Tracks)
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    Price: $9.99
    EE Electric Bass Book 2 HL00862603
    Book 2 features: • CD with more great play-along tracks, covering Exercises 1-55 and Individual Studies (pages 38-41) • Book 1 review section • Rhythm Raps • Daily Warm-ups • Theory • History • Multicultural Music • Creativity and Assessment • Sight-reading and Improvisation • Etudes created specifically for each instrument, demonstrated by a professional soloist • Rubank Studies and Solo - designed for each instrument from the very best of student etude and solo literature • 12 full band arrangements, including a planned concert • and more!
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    Price: $8.99
    Electric Bass Method 2 MB93235
    The most widely used beginning bass method available! Presents note reading, solo playing, and chord arpeggio studies. Included are handy charts of arpeggios featuring major, minor, augmented, diminished, seventh chords, and even upper harmonic extensions. Applicable to any style of music, this method has gained acceptance as the foundational text for electric bass study.
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    Price: $5.95
    Even More Easy Pop Melodies w/ CD HL00697439
    An excellent pop supplement to the Hal Leonard Guitar Method, or any guitar method book 3. Includes 20 songs: Another One Bites the Dust • Change the World • Crazy • Crazy Train • Good Vibrations • Heart Shaped Box • Heartache Tonight • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds • Sea of Love • Tequila • Yesterday • Y.M.C.A • You May Be Right • and more!
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    Price: $14.99
    Guitar Basics  W Cd  - Mi HL00695134
    This pack gives essential instruction on open chords, barre chords, power chords, strumming; scales, rhythm playing, the blues, and moveable chord shapes. It includes inversions, 'color' chords, practice tips, chord charts, songs, and progressions.
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    Price: $17.99
    Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 1 HL00695067
    The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world! The second edition has been totally revised and features all new engravings and photos. The books have been updated to meet the needs of today's bass students by renowned bassist and author Ed Friedland.
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    Price: $7.99
    Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 2 HL00695069
    The Hal Leonard Bass Method is designed for anyone just learning to play electric bass. It is based on years of teaching bass students of all ages and it also reflects some of the best bass teaching ideas from around the world. Book 2 teaches: the box shape; moveable boxes; notes in fifth position; major and minor scales; the classic blues line; the shuffle rhythm; tablature; and more!
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    Price: $5.99
    Hal Leonard Bass Method Book 3 HL00695072
    With the third book, progressing students will learn more great songs, riffs and examples; sixteenth notes; playing off chord symbols; slap and pop techniques; hammer ons and pull offs; playing different styles and grooves; and more.
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    Price: $9.95
    Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 HL00699010
    The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. Book 1 includes tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; over 80 great songs, riffs, and examples.
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    Price: $8.99
    Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 2 HL00699020
    Book 2 continues the instruction started in Book 1 and covers: Am, Dm, A, E, F and B7 chords; power chords; fingerstyle guitar; syncopations, dotted rhythms, and triplets; Carter style solos; bass runs; pentatonic scales; improvising; tablature; 92 great songs, riffs and examples; notes in first and second position; and more!
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    Price: $8.99
    Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 3 HL00699030
    Book 3 covers: the major, minor, pentatonic and chromatic scales, sixteenth notes; barre chords; drop D tuning; movable scales; notes in fifth position; slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and string bends; chord construction; gear; great songs, riffs & examples; and more! The CD includes 60 full-band tracks for demonstration or play-along.
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    Price: $7.99
    Hal Leonard Mandolin Method HL00699296
    Noted mandolinist/teacher Del Grosso has authored this excellent mandolin method that features great playable tunes in several styles (bluegrass, country, folk, blues) in standard music notation and tab. Optional audio features play-along duets.
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    Price: $7.99