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Way to Play: Jazz Guitar, Riffs and Chords
Mark Tonelli and Philip Groeber

G1052 / 7.95

Dig into the two most desirous components of jazz guitar performance: soloing, and lush chord voicings.

1) Play and improvise a guitar solo using the unique sounds of jazz. Learn new riffs, analyze, and apply these riffs to various song forms, and add a touch of improv to five jazz styles:

Straight Eighth Notes
Jazz Waltz
Bossa Nova

2) Fill a room with the lush sounds of a beautiful chord melody. Learn how the pros take traditional chord changes and substitute jazz chord voicings to create beautiful jazz harmonies. Who doesn’t want to play a beautiful chord melody on guitar? Discover the three steps that enable you to arrange and perform you own chord melodies.

You will be doing these things and much more by using this intuitive publication.

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Way to Play: Bluegrass Guitar, Solos and Rhythm
Jay Hicks and Philip Groeber

G1053 / 7.95

Who doesn’t want to play bluegrass guitar? The music is easy to get into but hard to let go. Learn the basic chords and strumming patterns, add a little guitar solo magic and you are off into a new world of exciting acoustic guitar performance, very similar to playing jazz guitar.

1. Learn the way to play solo guitar the way the pros play. This easy to follow, step-by-step approach will have you “taking a break” with ease and playing some of the best known bluegrass songs in no time at all. Discover how to take a melody and create an improvised solo. Improve your guitar chops by learning classic bluegrass performance nuances and a lot more!

2. The basic keys of bluegrass music are explored using chords and various strumming patterns. Strumming techniques such as: the root strum, changing the boom, introducing the “9”chord, and using alternative fingerings teach you to jam in bluegrass style like a pro.

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My First Easy to Play Guitar Tablature Book
Philip Groeber

G1058 / 6.50

If you are:
• new to the guitar
• a guitarist who has been away from practicing for a while
• interested in learning how to read guitar tablature
• a guitar student (or teacher) who wants to add a little zip to their lesson

This book is for you!

This book is intended for the guitar student who has a little experience playing the guitar and wants to learn how to use tablature. A superb supplement to any Grade 1 guitar method, it is perfect for students taking private lessons, group lessons, or students who are teaching themselves.

The use of TAB in this book allows the author to introduce many performance tips that are not often included in most beginning guitar methods. Look for these tips throughout the book.

Here is what you get:

  • clear and concise explanations of the different styles of guitar tablature (Published TAB and ASCII TAB)
    easy-to-play TAB melodies, many include the 5-line staff
  • simple chords with guitar frames at every chord change
  • a multitude of valuable tips to help you learn new techniques quickly and accurately
  • many famous melodies and popular rock/blues riffs
    that you can easily learn
  • a glossary that contains the musical terms you
    need to know
  • Free Downloadable Recordings with melody
    and chord accompaniment

Get ready! This book will take you from simple TAB examples to the coolest sounding guitar riffs
found on the internet.

Every book in the My First Easy to Play guitar series is chock full of helpful tips and suggestions that you will not find in most guitar instruction books. These tips appear throughout the book to enhance the learning process and provide thorough understanding of every new concept and technique.

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The Big & Easy Songbook for Guitar with Tablature
Philip Groeber

G1059 / 10.95

Welcome to the The Big & Easy Songbook for Guitar with Tablature! This book is a unique collection of music that has been specifically selected for the beginning guitarist: songs that are easy and fun to play and will sound wonderful performed on any type of guitar.

Included are: American Folksongs, Classical Themes, Holiday Music, Multicultural Songs, Patriotic Songs, Popular Music Styles, and Sacred Music. Enjoy the songs that you want to play at home, with your friends, or at public appearances such as recitals and festivals. For easy use, all of the songs are listed in three ways: alphabetically, by level of difficulty, and by genre. Anyway you look at it, you can quickly find the exact song you want.

Positively Educational
Finding appropriate instructional music for aspiring guitarists can be a tough, sometimes overwhelming process. Music books can be too hard to play, too easy, too difficult to read, etc. Teachers often comment, “I want my students to be excited and have fun learning new music, good music; music that has stood the test of time.”

The FJH Music Company understands this. That is why we have created this exciting publication that gives guitar teachers and beginning through early intermediate students a source for fun, time-tested, quality music in a variety of engaging styles that is arranged specifically for their level. This book can be used as a supplement to any guitar method or even as a method itself. FJH feels this is the quintessential reliable songbook containing numerous, valuable resources that deserves to be in the personal library of guitarists spanning all ages and levels of difficulty.

The Big & Easy Guitar Song Book
with Tablature

  • Newly engraved music with standard notation, tab staff with rhythm indications, chord fingerboard diagrams at every chord change, and lyrics when applicable.
  • A variety of musical genres, including: America Folksongs, Classical Themes, Holiday, Multicultural, Patriotic, Popular, and Sacred
  • Get Familiar with the Music provides interesting background material for every song in the book
  • Song titles indexed three different ways: alphabetical, by genre, and by level of difficulty
  • Strum Tips Page and Music Notation Page give helpful information and music examples
  • Bonus Songs for intermediate study include popular styles such as: Blues, Boogie, Honky-Tonk, and Power Chords
  • Performance Tips for the early intermediate player
  • Glossary helps students learn useful musical terms and symbols
  • Summary chart of Chords Used in This Book

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