Hayes Music | Piano & Other Music | Guitar
This series is designed primarily for those who are taking their first steps in playing the guitar, either in small groups or as individuals. It is assumed that there will be a teacher to give appropriate individual guidance, including how to hold and tune the guitar.
This book moves into new areas of technique and musicianship while reinforcing the skills learned in Book 1 We discover quavers dotted rhythms and two-note chords as well as sharps flats and naturals The remaining bass notes are introduced through a series of caerfully graded melodies We then move on to a few higher notes combined wuth some simple position changing
An important feature of this book is the development of a secure free stroke technique through the playing of arpeggios and chords Second and seventh positions important in both solo and ensemble work are also explored Left hand technique is developed by the introduction of slurs and there is a page of common chords at the end of the book
Here we introduce some new and interesting rhythms continue to develop left and right hand techniques and explore a wider range of keys and musical styles There is also opportunity for more expressive playing in some of the higher positions The range of musical styles includes blues south american and spanish music
A very popular collection of eight attractive pieces drawn from many parts of the world. The pieces are suitable for the elementary player who is ready to study music in two voices and have been chosen for their musical value whilst remaining within strict technical limits. Younger players can use this book as a companion volume to books 2 and 3 of The Guitarist s Way
This book contains all the scales and exercises required for Trinity Guildhall Guitar and Plectrum Guitar examinations from 2007, for Initial-Grade 8.
Sound At Sight: Guitar Initial - Grade 3 offers a wealth of approachable and attractive sight reading pieces which are carefully graded to match Trinity's requirements. This is invaluable practice material for all Guitar players at this stage and vital preparation for Trinity examinations. This book is based around the sight-reading tests for Guitar and aims to help players develop their skills and build confidence. This book contains the tests which equal those found in the Initial an up to Grade 3 examinations.
Sound At Sight: Guitar Grades 4-8 offers a wealth of approachable and attractive sight reading pieces which are carefully graded to match Trinity's requirements. This is invaluable practice material for all Guitar players at this stage and vital preparation for Trinity examinations.This book is based around the sight-reading tests for Guitar and aims to help players develop their skills and build confidence. This book contains the tests which equal those found in the Grades 4-8 examinations.
The Absolute Beginners course has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you pick up your instrument With this superb book you get a comprehensive guitar course featuring step-by-step pictures which take you from first day exercises to playing along with backing tracks
Learning to play bass guitar is now easier than ever before Each book in this fantastic series contains practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up playing and maintenance
Selected pieces and exercises for the Initial Grade examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 1 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 2 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 3 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 4 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 5 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 6 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 7 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
Selected pieces and exercises for the Grade 8 examination for the Trinity Guildhall Guitar syllabus 2010-2015.
A fantastic method to begin learning guitar with a CD of accompaniment and demonstration tracks
The Mel Bay Left-Hand Guitar Chord Book contains chord forms for all of the most commonly used chords Chords include major minor altered 7ths diminished augmented and many more All forms are shown in picture and diagram form for the left-handed guitarist
Younger students will enjoy the creative approach to playing simple guitar chords in William Bay s Children s Guitar Chord Book Chords are taught with exercises that build upon each other and eventually lead the student to playing logical and common chord progressions These progressions include I-iii-vi-ii-V-I and twelve bar blues in many different keys Chords are shown in chord diagram form with detailed illustrations showing finger positions in relationship to the fretboard Open chords for folk music as well as power chords for rock music are presented clearly and easily in this text A complete easy chord chart and capo chart is provided at the end of the book for easy reference Examples and exercises are presented in strum bar notation
This collection of jazz standard chord solos for guitar is compiled from Mel Bay and Warner Bros collaborations Jazz Guitar Standards Vol 1 and 2 What makes this work so special is that each artist has personally recorded their solo guitar arrangement The book comes with the CDs which have all 44 tunes This book is a wonderful anthology of solo guitar that can be used for performances as well as educational purposes
The incomparable Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel presents four fingerstyle exercises plus an arrangement of the classic tune Freight Train and two signature compositions- Mister Guitar and Dixie McGuire This book would serve either as a reference text for one of Tommy s workshops or as a helpful guide to developing fingerstyle guitarists working on their own All selections are written in notation and tablature for the guitar in standard tuning A convenient chord chart is provided in the appendix All of the selections in the book appear on the companion CD Intermediate to advanced in difficulty playing these tunes literally involves the thumbs of both hands Gaining flexibility and control of your left thumb you too can play like TE
Number ten in the Mel Bay/Warner collaboration contains a collection of beginning to intermediate arrangements for Brazilian Guitar All tunes included in standard notation and tablature are One Note Samba Meditation Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars Chega de Saudade How Insensitive The Girl from Ipanema A Day in the Life of a Fool The Island So Nice Desafinado A Felicidade Sabia and Gentle Rain Tunes arranged by John Zaradin and Mike Christiansen All tunes included on companion CD in solo and rhythm styles
First Lessons Beginning Guitar is a step-by-step concise user-friendly guide to learning chords strumming and songs Music is presented in the keys of G D E minor and C with a play-along CD The book also features sections on types of guitars frequently asked questions how to string a guitar and musical and guitar related terminology Ideal for beginners of any age
First Lessons Lap Steel is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control picking and string groups with fun exercises to play This book also includes several catchy tunes and an accompanying CD with play-along tracks
The Modern Guitar Method Grade 1/Expanded Edition provides valuable enhancement to the world s most popular guitar method This comprehensive spiral-bound volume doubles the quantity of studies and solos presented in the original edition Every new concept is reinforced by numerous pages of fresh study material In addition every note contained in the original Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 is included and supported by additional playing material Available as a book only or deluxe book/CD set
Written in tablature You Can Teach Yourself Banjo is a straightforward easy-to-understand method teaches rolls chords bluegrass banjo techniques playing up the neck licks endings and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic style banjo A great beginner s text The companion stereo play-along CD features Janet Davis teaching and lively banjo performance