Blues

$26.65

The guitarist's guide to mastering the blues. Learn the concepts, techniques and theory specific to the blues, and apply them to both lead and rhythm guitar playing. Licks in the styles of legendary blues guitarists like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and John Lee Hooker are explored in detail. 96 pages.

Author:David Hamburger
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-8230
Format:Book & CD
$26.65

This book is great for the musician who knows the basics of blues guitar and is ready to take the next step. After a quick review of the fundamentals, the topics include blues fills and phrasing techniques, non-scale tones, chord extensions and substitutions, R&B, funk blues and more. The final section is devoted to licks in the styles of master blues guitarists. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 96 pages.

Author:Matt Smith
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-8233
Format:Book & CD
$15.25

This book is packaged with a play-along CD at an unbeatable price, and full of pictures of the pros in action, providing motivation for students. The gradual and rewarding learning pace is based on sound educational values loved by teachers and students alike.

Author:Wayne Riker, Matt Smith
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14919
Format:Book & CD
$22.15

For music lovers who've always wanted to play guitar but have been put off by traditional guitar methods, these books get you playing right away without having to pick through heavy theory and music-reading lessons first. Every book in the For Beginners series progresses from the very basics of buying your first instrument through the fundamentals of playing your favorite style of music. 48 pages each with enhanced CD.

Author:Drew Giorgi
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14973
Format:Book & CD
$15.25

This handy resource illustrates 36 chords in each key with the most commonly used fingerings, along with chord theory such as intervals, chord structure, building chords and the circle of fifths. With the CD, which includes listening examples for all the chords and styles found in the book, examples of how to play different chords come to life in a variety of styles, such as bluegrass, blues, country, funk, heavy metal, jazz, R & B, reggae, rock and rockabilly.

Author:Alfred Music Publishing
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-16750
Format:Book & CD
$15.25

Basix® Bass Method supplies you with everything you need to get started! It includes tips on buying and maintaining your instrument, teaches how to read TAB and standard music notation and includes instruction in a wide range of popular styles including rock, blues, country, jazz and more! There are essential licks and bass lines from different eras. The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises.

Author:Ron Manus, Morton Manus
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-16764
Format:Book & CD
$8.90

Jazz, Rags & Blues, Books 1 through 5 contain original solos for late elementary to early advanced-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music. Available separately (item #18115), the CD includes dynamic recordings of each song in Books 1-3 of this series.

TITLE COMPOSER
Dandelion Rag Martha Mier (composer)
Fickle Fourths Martha Mier (composer)
Low C Boogie Martha Mier (composer)
Persistent Rhythm Martha Mier (composer)
Pine Cone Rag Martha Mier (composer)
Railroad Street Blues Martha Mier (composer)
Taking It Easy Martha Mier (composer)
Waterfront Jazz Martha Mier (composer)
What a Glorious Day! Martha Mier (composer)
Worrisome Blues Martha Mier (composer)

Composer:Martha Mier
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-16871
Format:Book
$12.70

Solid guitar instruction at a great value. Each book in this series comes with a CD so you can listen and play along with every song and example—all for the same price as the book alone! Learn by playing familiar blues, rock, jazz, classical, folk and country songs, from the fundamentals of level 1 to the more advanced techniques of level 4. 40 pages.

Author:Morton Manus, Ron Manus
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-17864
Format:Book & CD
$8.90

Jazz, Rags & Blues, Books 1 through 5 contain original solos for late elementary to early advanced-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.

TITLE COMPOSER
Birmingham Blues Martha Mier (composer)
Good Time Rag Martha Mier (composer)
Grandview Boulevard Martha Mier (composer)
Jackson Street Blues Martha Mier (composer)
Katy's Dance Martha Mier (composer)
Last Chance Blues Martha Mier (composer)
Mr. Trumpet Man Martha Mier (composer)
Steamboat Rag Martha Mier (composer)
Tuxedo Jazz Martha Mier (composer)

Composer:Martha Mier
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-18770
Format:Book
$26.65

This, the third book of a power-packed series, begins with exercises for developing speed and agility. Techniques such as "machine gun strums," right-hand muting, slapping, tapping, slap harmonics and tremolo are introduced. You'll go further into Celtic music, blues, modal improvisation and alternate tunings and learn some world music styles, such as reggae, African/Brazilian, norteno and conjunto. This in-depth, thorough method for intermediate to advanced acoustic guitarists includes a look at more than ten alternate tunings and teaches analysis, counterpoint and voice leading. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing with this book. The CD offers play-along opportunities and demonstrates the examples.

Author:Greg Horne
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-19341
Format:Book & CD
$8.90

Students will be inspired and motivated by the syncopated rhythms and the colorful, rich harmonies of jazz. Detailed articulation, dynamic and pedal markings create a thoughtful and thorough performance. Titles: Christmas Medley * The First Noel *Go Tell it on the Mountain * Jingle Bells * Jolly Old St. Nicholas * We Three Kings of Orient Are * We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

TITLE COMPOSER
Christmas Medley
The First Noel
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Silent Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Arranger:Martha Mier
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-22419
Format:Book
$8.90

Students will be inspired and motivated by the syncopated rhythms and the colorful, rich harmonies of jazz. Detailed articulation, dynamic and pedal markings create a thoughtful and thorough performance. Titles: Away in a Manger * Deck the Halls * Fum, Fum, Fum * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Good King Wenceslas * Jingle Bells * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * Joy to the World * Toyland * Up on the Housetop * We Three Kings of Orient Are.

TITLE COMPOSER
Away in a Manger Martha Mier (arranger)
Deck the Halls Martha Mier (arranger)
Fum, Fum, Fum Martha Mier (arranger)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Martha Mier (arranger)
Good King Wenceslas Martha Mier (arranger)
Jingle Bells Martha Mier (arranger)
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Martha Mier (arranger)
Joy to the World Martha Mier (arranger)
Toyland Martha Mier (arranger)
Up on the Housetop Martha Mier (arranger)
We Three Kings of Orient Are Martha Mier (arranger)

Arranger:Martha Mier
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-24435
Format:Book