Method Books for Fretted Instruments

    Know Before You Blow - Jazz Modes for Tenor Sax TS425
    Know Before You Blow - Jazz Modes for Tenor Sax with CD by Chris Tedesco. For tenor sax. This edition: Paperback. Instructional. Jazz Method. Book & CD. Text Language: English. 32 pages. Published by Santorella Publications (SP.TS425).
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    Price: $14.95
    Learn to Play 5-String Bass Book/CD Set MB94721BCD
    The five-string bass is growing rapidly in popularity due to its expanded tonal range plus the added versatility and creativity it offers. Mike Hiland is an accomplished bassist and writer. Building on the player's knowledge of four-string bass, this easy-to-understand, nuts-and-bolts method in notation and tablature gives the player the tools to tackle the extra low end (low B string). It presents what the bass student both wants and needs to know including finger exercises, scales, arpeggios, slapping, and tricks to help you around the 5-string! A companion CD is included which demonstrates each of the scales and exercises at full tempo with a drum machine.
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    Price: $19.95
    Mel Bay's Guitar Method Grade 3 MB93202
    This book begins with the key of A major and immediately introduces right-hand accompaniment concepts before moving on to the relative minor key of F#. Notes in the first position on the first four strings are reviewed before approaching scales, chords and etudes in keys of B-flat major/G minor, E-flat major/C minor, and A-flat major/F minor. Includes theory lessons regarding intervals, harmonized scales, triads, expression marks and syncopation plus techniques of glissando, ascending and descending slurs, and tremolo. Written in standard notation only.
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    Price: $9.99
    Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 2 MB93201
    Grade 2 explores more complex rhythms in carefully graded solo and duet settings with parallel lessons in music theory- just enough to keep students up to speed in terms of what they are expected to play. The book begins with a review of playing in the key of C major but soon goes to F major/D minor followed by D major/B minor. Written in standard notation only. A companion double CD set is also available for this book.
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    Price: $7.99
    Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade One MB93200
    The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.
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    Price: $9.99
    Modes for Guitar HL00695555
    In this one-on-one lesson, MI instructor Tom Kolb unravels the mystery of the modes, giving guitarists a complete approach to soloing and a thorough, hands-on explanation of Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. He also covers: melodic minor, harmonic minor and the blues scale; soloing over diatonic and modal progressions; superimposing modes; patterns, progressions, licks; and much more. The accompanying CD includes 83 full-band tracks.
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    Price: $18.99
    Rhythm Guitar HL00695188
    A comprehensive source for learning rhythm guitar in a variety of musical styles. It covers: open chords, barre chords, and other movable shapes; strumming, fingerstyle, flatpicking and arpeggiation; common progressions and basic chord theory; triads, sixth, seventh, ninth, and many other chords; and much more.
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    Price: $17.95
    Rock Guitar Basics w/CD HL00695144
    A method exploring the techniques, scales and fundamentals used by the greatest legends of rock guitar. CD includes over 75 full demonstration tracks. Covers pentatonic and diatonic scales, bending, vibrato, lead licks, and more. Includes standard notation and tab.
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    Price: $18.99
    Rock Lead Techniques HL00695146
    Jam along with Danny Gill and Nick Nolan as they present material from this MI elective course. Covers: licks, scales, soloing concepts, picking technique, three-note-per-string scales, sweep picking, string skipping, harmonics and more. The CD includes 97 full-demo tracks.
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    Price: $16.99
    Shred Guitar HL00695977
    Learn the lead techniques of shred masters such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, John 5 and Paul Gilbert with this awesome book/CD pack! It covers warm-ups; practice techniques; speed development; three-note-per-string scales; sweep, economy and hybrid picking; string skipping; tapping and much more! The CD contains 95 demo and play-along tracks.
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    Price: $19.99
    Standard of Excellence BK1 w/CD - Guitar/Piano PW21PG

    The Standard of Excellence ENHANCED Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 & 2 combines a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening, composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Each book comes with two CDs containing all the full band accompaniments and the revolutionary iPAS Practice and Assessment Software. Directors will welcome the complete accompaniments and inspiring software. Students will find the new package makes practicing not only fun — but effective, too! The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.

    Features include:
  • Full color drawings and color-coding of important text and music motivate and inform.
  • Three starting systems help ensure positive results in any beginning situation.
  • FOR ... ONLY exercises (i.e. FOR FLUTES ONLY) offer idiomatic solutions to the unique challenges of each instrument.
  • Excellerators (advanced supplemental exercises) reinforce and enrich performance basics.
  • A nine page FOR OBOES ONLY starting system gives beginners a solid foundation for learning in the full band setting.
  • Expanded French Horn and Percussion books, including a separate book for Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion, address the unique needs of beginners on these instruments.

    Also includes:
  • A comprehensive, totally-correlated Electric Bass book offers expanded opportunities for student involvement.
  • Music from over 20 countries, with correlated enrichments, encourages multicultural study.
  • Achievement Lines and GO FOR EXCELLENCE! test lines ensure objective assessment of students' accomplishments.
  • A built-in reward system motivates students and encourages musical growth.
  • Expanded 48 page part books (instead of the usual 32 pages) provide added reinforcement of musical skills.
  • 2 CDs of Audio Accompaniment Recordings for all full band exercises
  • Interactive Pyware Assessment Software (iPAS), for Windows or Mac, takes students through the entire book and provides numeric performance scores
  • Tuner and Metronome included with iPAS
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    Price: $9.95
    The Beatles for Ukulele HL00700154
    Ukulele players can strum, sing and pick along with 20 Beatles classics! Includes: All You Need Is Love • Eight Days a Week • Good Day Sunshine • Here, There and Everywhere • Let It Be • Love Me Do • Penny Lane • Yesterday • and more.
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    Price: $16.99
    The Gig Bag Book of Mandolin Chords HL14020490
    Never be at loss for a chord again! Over 1,100 chords presented with standard notation and diagrams that illustrate the fingering, inversion, and scale degrees for every chord. Several chord forms in different positions are given for common chords. This is the ultimate chord reference book for all mandolinists.
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    Price: $14.99
    The Mandolin Chord Book HL14020489
    This useful chord book, developed for mandolin players, features clear, readable chord diagrams. The diagrams are grouped by key for easy reference. No page flipping needed!
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    Price: $5.99
    The Musical Marimbist CAP16640
    This book of twenty etudes is designed for a comprehensive keyboard percussion pedagogy program. Each etude is written on a grand staff and can be performed on a 4.3-octave marimba.
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    Price: $20.00
    The Musicians Guide to Recording Acoustic Guitar w/CD HL00695505
    Learn the tools of the trade for recording acoustic guitar parts in your home studio! Topics covered in this one-on-one lesson with MI faculty instructor Dallan Beck include miking techniques, direct recording, EQ, compression, recording techniques, and effects such as chorus, reverb and delay. The accompanying CD features 48 demo tracks.
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    Price: $12.95
    TOE Electric Bass Book 1 W61EBS
    Price: $10.95
    TOE Electric Bass Book 2 W62EBS
    Price: $9.95
    TOE Guitar/Piano Book 1 W61PG
    Price: $12.95