With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.
Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own.This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments
If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources
Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music.
Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible.Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments
Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.
Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level.
Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies:How electric guitars and amplifiers work
Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them
Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniquesThe different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about
Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band.
So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick reviewEach skill, chord, or technique is clearly described Detailed color photos demonstrate proper fingering and technique Concise and understandable instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises and technique-building practice opportunities tailored to bass guitar From classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae bass patterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises and chords presented Shows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and hand positions Each lesson concludes with a music piece for you to try The audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany the exercises and drills presented in each section Helps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity when playing bass
Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking to stretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies is the book for you!
CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
When other musicians invite you to jam, do you worry that you won’t be able to keep up?
Are you a veteran guitarist who has played for years, but you’re embarrassed to admit you have no idea what you’re doing?
If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory.
Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes and more. The hands-on approach to theory shows you how music "works" on the guitar fretboard by visualizing shapes and patterns and how they connect to make music.
* Learn pentatonic and major scale patterns as used to play melodies, riffs, solos, and bass lines
* Move beyond basic chords and common barre chords by playing the types of chord inversions and chord voicings used by music's most famous players
* Chart guitar chord progressions and play by numbers like the pros * Identify correct scales to play over chords and progressions so you can improvise at will
* Create new sounds with music modes and get to know Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian
* Add variety to your playing by using intervals such as thirds, fourths, and sixths
* Increase your chord vocabulary by using added chord tones and extensions to play chord types such as major 7, minor 7, sus2, sus4, add9, and more
* Learn how all the different aspects of music fit together to make a great song
* See how theory relates to popular styles of music and familiar songs
Fretboard Theory will have you mastering music like a pro easier and faster than you ever thought possible. Plus, it's the ONLY GUITAR THEORY RESOURCE in the world that includes important details to hundreds of popular songs. You learn how to play in the style of pop, rock, acoustic, blues, and more!
This guitar instruction is perfect whether you want to jam, compose or just understand the music you play better. The material is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar, plus it features many references to bass.
Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up.
Fretboard Theory is also available as a 21-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.
Fretboard Theory Volume II
When you're ready to take your playing to the next level, get the second book in the series, Fretboard Theory Volume II, which is also available as a 12-hour video series.
In this fun and practical guide, you’ll learn how to match keys and chords to the mood you want to convey, work a form without limiting your creativity, and hammer out a musical idea, even when your mind is drawing a blank. You’ll find out how to create popular songs, classically structured pieces, and even film, TV, and video game soundtracks. And, you’ll learn what you need to know about music composition software, including Finale, Sebelius, Pro Tools, and more. Discover how to:Preserve and organize your musical ideas Work with established chord progressions or create your own Develop great rhythms Select the right instruments Find melodies in your head, your instrument, and the world around you Use major and minor scales Work with modes and moods Build melodic motifs and phrases Use the circle of fifths to harmonize Write for multiple voices Make a demo recording
Filled with creative exercises to build your composing skills, Music Composition for Dummies is the resource you need to get that melody out of your head and into the world.
* Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities so that you have total control over the music you play
* Get to know scale formulas and new number systems so you know music from the inside out
* Push to and resolve on chords using dominant function and voice leading
* Change keys, borrow chords, and mix modes in order to add more variety to your chord progressions
* Get jazzy by using chromatic, diminished, and augmented passing chords
* Become a more proficient lead guitarist by narrowing your focus to the scale patterns preferred by the pros
* Make your lead lines more melodic and give them more direction with chord tone soloing
* Create new sounds and new chord progressions with the harmonic minor scale
* Add more depth and dimension to your playing by using pedal point and pedal tones
Fretboard Theory Volume II is also available as a 12-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.
Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up who have already completed the first volume of Fretboard Theory.
The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.
Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time.Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics
If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.
If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll learn to play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms—including common strum patterns heard in popular music—to improve your guitar rhythm, feel, and timing. Plus, access to audio downloads and online video lessons complement the coverage presented in the book, giving you the option of supplementing your reading with additional visual and audio learning.
There's no denying that guitar is one of the coolest musical instruments on the planet. Okay, perhaps undeniably the coolest. Whether you bow at the feet of Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, the Edge, or Eddie Van Halen, they all have one thing in common: they make it look incredibly, naturally easy! However, anyone who's actually picked up a guitar knows that mastering rhythm and technique is something that takes a lot of practice—not to mention good coaching. Luckily, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies makes your aspirations to play guitar like the pros attainable with loads of helpful step-by-step instruction on everything from mastering hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to perfecting your picking—and beyond.Covers strum patterns, articulations, picking techniques, and more Showcases musical styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, and funk Includes techniques for playing with both your right and left hand Provides access to online audio tracks and video instruction so you can master the concepts and techniques presented in the book
Whether you're new to guitar or an advanced player looking to improve your musical timing and skills, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies quickly gets you in the groove before the rhythm gets you.
Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide will give you the skills you need to:Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues
In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included so that you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs and chords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It also features a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions on albums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With Blues Guitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of the blues legend without the expensive lessons!
Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever to make music! If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies it to playing the piano and keyboard. And if you've been playing for awhile—or took lessons when you were a child but haven't played since—you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your playing, or use the book as a refresher course.
This indispensible resource combines the best of For Dummies books, including Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies to get you up and running in no time. The handy reference helps you to master the traditional black-and-white keys and gives you an understanding of the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology.Discover the secrets for becoming a master on the piano and keyboard Improve your skills with a wealth of easy-to-apply piano exercises Tap into your creativity and get the lowdown on composing an original song Find out how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets
Dive right in! This comprehensive book offers the most complete learning experience for aspiring pianists, keyboard enthusiasts, and students of music.
The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online
The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent.Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skills Tune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working order Choose the right guitar and equipment for your needs Explore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country
Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition guides you in the development of your strumming talent—and who knows where that can take you!
* Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin)Œæ
* Beautiful (Bethany Dillon)Œæ
* Better Than a Hallelujah (Amy Grant)Œæ
* Blessings (Laura Story)Œæ
* Christ Is Risen (Matt Maher)Œæ
* Cinderella (Steven Curtis Chapman)Œæ
* City on Our Knees (TobyMac)Œæ
* Cut (Plumb)Œæ
* East to West (Casting Crowns)Œæ
* Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) (Casting Crowns)Œæ
* Grace (Laura Story)Œæ
* Hallelujah (Bethany Dillon)Œæ
* Happy Day (Tim Hughes)Œæ
* Held (Natalie Grant)Œæ
* Hero (Skillet)Œæ
* Hold On (TobyMac)Œæ
* How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)Œæ
* I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe)Œæ
* I Lift My Hands (Chris Tomlin)Œæ
* I Refuse (Josh Wilson)Œæ
* I Will Be Here (Steven Curtis Chapman)Œæ
* I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)Œæ
* In Christ Alone (Newsboys)Œæ
* In My Arms (Plumb)Œæ
* Lead Me (Sanctus Real)Œæ
* Let the Waters Rise (MIKESCHAIR)Œæ
* Love Never Fails You (Brandon Heath)Œæ
* Only Hope (Mandy Moore)Œæ
* Perfect Peace (Laura Story)Œæ
* Strong Enough (Matthew West)Œæ
* Stronger (Mandisa)Œæ
* The Way (Jeremy Camp)Œæ
* When God Made You (Newsong)Œæ
* When I Say I Do (Matthew West)Œæ
* Wonder of the World (Rush of Fools)Œæ
* You Are My King (Amazing Love) (Newsboys)Œæ
* You Deliver Me (Selah)Œæ
* You Raise Me Up (Selah)Œæ
* Your Great Name (Natalie Grant)Œæ
* Your Love Is a Song (Switchfoot)
* Even So Come (Come Lord Jesus) (Passion Band)
* Ever Be (Bethel Music)
* Good Good Father (Chris Tomlin)
* Great You Are Lord (All Sons and Daughters)
* Have It All (Bethel Music)
* Holy Spirit (Francesca Battistelli)
* In the River (Jesus Culture)
* Lamb of God (Vertical Worship)
* No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)
* O Come to the Altar (Elevation Worship)
* O Praise the Name (Anastasis) (Hillsong Worship)
* One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
* Remember (Passion)
* Resurrecting (Elevation Worship)
* This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham)
* Your Love Awakens Me (Phil Wickham)
Whether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing technique, singing in performance, maintaining vocal health, and performing like a pro. This Second Edition is an even greater resource with additional vocal exercises, new songs, and information on the latest technology and recording devices.Covers comprehensive singing techniques, finding one's pitch, the importance of posture and breath control, and taking care of one's voice Discover how to sing alone or with accompaniment The updated CD features new tracks and musical exercises, as well as demonstrations of popular technique, scales and pitch drills, and practice songs for singers of all levels
Singing for Dummies, Second Edition contains all the information, practices, techniques, and expert advice you need to hone your vocal skills with ease!
Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.
This beautiful matching songbook encapsulates all the atmosphere and excitement of the film in 14 pieces from the score. Each is carefully arranged for Piano and Voice with chord symbols. Alongside this are full colour photography sections and a note from the composer, Howard Shore. There is no better way to relive the magic and immerse yourself in Tolkien’s world.
Including every tune from both + and X, the Guitar Chord Songbook will help you learn to play and sing The A Team, Lego House and You Need Me, I Don't Need You, as well as more recent hits like Sing and Don't. The songbook gives you full lyrics, full chords in the original key, as well as helpful chord boxes so that you can confidently explore and recreate Sheeran's songs exactly as he plays them.
Afire LoveAll Of The StarsAutumn LeavesBloodstreamDon'tDrunkEven My Dad Does SometimesEverything Has ChangedGive Me LoveGold RushGrade 8I See FireI'm A MessKiss MeLego HouseLittle BirdNina OnePhotographyRunawayShirtsleevesSingSmall BumpSunburnTake It BackTenerife SeaThe A Team The CityThe ManThe Parting GlassThinking Out LoudThisU.N.I Wake Me UpYou Need Me, I Don't Need You
Over 10 in-depth lessons, this book will deepen your understanding of pentatonic scales while opening your eyes to a myriad of ways in which they can be used and exploited to build up an arsenal of improvisational tools based on these five-note scales. We’ll also cover the difficult transition from pentatonics to modes through a new method that allows you to retain your pentatonic prowess by intertwining it with the modes instead of abandoning pentatonic scales in favor of other more cumbersome scale systems.
In truth, most guitarists have barely scratched the surface when it comes to pentatonic scales, believing the major and minor pentatonic scales to be the end of the story when in fact, it’s just the beginning.
So, if you know those five minor/major pentatonic boxes, and want to see how much farther this can go, this book is for you.
This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs.
Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between
Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more
Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges
Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song
Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience
Open the book and find:
What you need to know before you write a single note
Tips on finding inspiration
Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics
Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting
A look at famous songwriting collaborators
Writing for stage, screen, and television
How to make a demo to get your song heard
Advice on how to make money from your music
Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros
Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public
Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions
* All My Love
* The Battle of Evermore
* Black Dog
* The Crunge
* Fool in the Rain
* Going to California
* Good Times Bad Times
* No Quarter
* The Ocean
* The Rain Song
* Rock and Roll
* Since I've Been Loving You
* Stairway to Heaven
* Thank You
* Trampled Under Foot
* You Shook Me
* Your Time Is Gonna Come
* Don't Chain My Heart
* Georgy Porgy
* Hold the Line
* I Won't Hold You Back
* I'll Be Over You
* Lovers in the Night
* Make Believe
* Stop Loving You
* Stranger in Town
* Without Your Love
* Skid Row (Downtown)
* Grow for Me
* Somewhere That's Green
* Some Fun Now
* Suddenly, Seymour
* The Meek Shall Inherit
* Mean Green Mother from Outerspace and more.
Always wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances of playing the flute as an accompanying instrument or for playing a solo, in a variety of musical styles.Readers will learn how to play, step-by-step – from the correct angle for blowing into the mouthpiece and controlling pitch, to proper breathing, creating vibrato, and much more The book's accompany CD allows readers to play what they are learning, and listen to the accompanying track to see if they're getting it right Karen Moratz is Principal Flutist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Artist in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Flute at the School of Music/Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University
Easy-to-understand methods and instructions make learning to play this beautiful instrument as simple and straightforward as possible!
- Words Of Amber [Ólafur Arnalds]
- Berlin Song [Ludovico Einaudi]
- The Earth Prelude [Ludovico Einaudi]
- Waterways [Ludovico Einaudi]
- Ambre [Nils Frahm]
- Over There, It's Raining [Nils Frahm]
- Etude No.11 [Philip Glass]
- Three Secrets From The Abyss - II. Unutterable Sadness [John Harle]
- Can You Dance For Me [Hauschka]
- Early In The Park [Hauschka]
- Until It's Dawn [Hauschka]
- Cadena Acuática [Angel Illarramendi]
- A Model Of The Universe [Jóhann Jóhannsson]
- An Uncertainty [David Julyan]
- The Inescapable Light #1 [Kris Lennox]
- A Hudson Cycle [Nico Muhly]
- Fine [Dustin O'Halloran]
- Opus 26 [Dustin O'Halloran]
- Lines Of Desire [Tarik O'Regan]
- Horizon Variations [Max Richter]
- Vladimir's Blues [Max Richter]
- Cloud Watching [Joby Talbot]
- Transit Of Venus [Joby Talbot]
- Moving Ground [James Whitbourn]
In a collection of vignettes telling of family history and bar stool interviews and stubborn beliefs and resignation, Mark Phillips gathers a collage of the forgotten Americans—the Americans that urbanites didn’t know existed, pollsters couldn’t define, and politicians sought to target. The Alleghenians featured, the author among them, feel left adrift. They are not politically active; they are more concerned with eking out a living at failing factories than with the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act.
Love and Hate in the Heartland goes beyond talking heads and superficial media portrayals to tell stories of humanity, strength, resilience, generosity, and self-reliance. Faced with a bleak outlook, these noble ideals mingle with resignation and misguided bitterness. Written in evocative and graceful prose, it gives faces to the voices we heard in November 2016.
The book includes complete lyrics and chords to 100 songs by artists such as The Beatles, Bob Marley, Kings of Leon, Nirvana, Cat Stevens and more, building up from easy three-chord songs through to more advanced tunes. Every song is accompanied tuition notes from Justin advising you on strumming patterns and chord changes, with diagrams to illustrate all the chord shapes you need.
Completely revised and updated, this really is the ultimate beginner’s songbook!
“If you told me you wanted to get going on guitar, I’d recommend Justin Sandercoe.” - Mark Knopfler
“One of the most influential guitar teachers in history.” - The Independent
“Justin is one of the most impressive guitar teachers on the planet... he knows exactly how to communicate the knowledge he has to share.” - Martin Taylor
*Price and Son Theme
*The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
*Take What You Got
*Land of Lola
*Sex Is in the Heel
*The History of Wrong Guys
*Not My Father's Son
*Everybody Say Yeah
*What a Woman Wants
*In This Corner
*Charlie's Soliloquy (Reprise)
*Soul of a Man
*Hold Me in Your Heart
*Raise You Up / Just Be
Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading.Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument
For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.
This collection includes:
- Ain’t No Sunshine [Bill Withers]
- All About You [McFly]
- All Of Me [John Legend]
- All Shook Up [Elvis Presley]
- Angels [[Robbie Williams]
- Ave Maria [Schubert]
- Baby [Justin Bieber]
- Black Magic [Little Mix]
- Blame It On Me [George Ezra]
- Bridge Over Troubled Water [Simon & Garfunkel]
- Can’t Fight The Moonlight [Leann Rimes]
- Can’t Stop The Feeling [Justin Timberlake]
- Changes [David Bowie]
- Chasing Cars [Snow Patrol]
- Chasing Pavements [Adele]
- Diamonds are Forever [Shirley Bassey]
- Does Your Mother Know [ABBA]
- Don’t Speak [No Doubt]
- Eye Of The Tiger [Survivor]
- Fly Me To The Moon [Frank Sinatra]
- Georgia On My Mind [Ray Charles]
- Goldfinger [Shirley Bassey]
- Good Vibrations [The Beach Boys]
- Greatest Day [Take That]
- Happy [Pharrell Williams]
- Ho Hey [The Lumineers]
- Hold Back The River [James Bay]
- Hopelessly Devoted To You (from Grease)
- I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing [Aerosmith]
- I Think We’re Alone Now [Tiffany]
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) [Whitney Houston]
- If I Were A Boy [Beyoncé]
- I’m Yours[ Jason Mraz]
- It Must Be Love [Madness]
- The James Bond Theme
- Let It Go (from Frozen)
- Life On Mars? [David Bowie]
- Live And Let Die [Paul McCartney & Wings]
- Love Yourself [Justin Bieber]
- Lush Life [Zara Larsson]
- Man In The Mirror [Michael Jackson]
- Next To Me [Emeli Sandé]
- Nobody Does It Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me)
- Paradise [Coldplay]
- Put Your Records On [Corinne Bailey Rae]
- The Ride Of The Valkyries [Richard Wagner]
- Rocket Man [Elton John]
- Rolling In The Deep [Adele]
- Run [Leona Lewis]
- Skinny [Love Birdy]
- Somebody Told Me [The Killers]
- Somewhere Only We Know [Lily Allen]
- Songbird [Eva Cassidy]
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Eurythmics]
- Under Pressure [Queen & David Bowie]
- Uptown funk! [Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars]
- Waterloo [ABBA]
- Waterloo Sunset [The Kinks]
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together [Taylor Swift]
- What A Wonderful World [Louis Armstrong]
- What Makes You Beautiful [One Direction]
- Wrecking Ball [Miley Cyrus]
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me (from Toy Story)
And many more…
Ideal for strumming and singing, this collection places some of the most popular and well-respected country artists at your disposal, including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bill Monroe, The Carter Family, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell, Hank Williams and many more!
Perfect for any aspiring guitarist, these tunes are ideal for a group singalongs, a spot of busking or, using the Spotify playlist included within the book, simply to explore the rich history of the world's best country music.
Included within this little book are:
- Always On My Mind (Willie Nelson)
- Big River (Johnny Cash)
- Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Willie Nelson)
- Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys)
- By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Glen Campbell)
- Can The Circle Be Unbroken (The Carter Family)
- Coal Miner's Daughter (Loretta Lynn)
- El Paso (Marty Robbins)
- Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
- Gentle On My Mind (Glen Campbell)
- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (The Soggy Bottom Boys)
- I Just Wanna Love You (The Shires)
- I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow)
- Islands In The Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton)
- Jolene (Dolly Parton)
- Lonesome Whistle (Hank Williams)
- Long Black Veil (Lefty Fritzell)
- Pancho And Lefty (Townes Van Zandt)
- Portland, Oregon (Loretta Lynn & Jack White)
- A Satisfied Mind (Porter Wagoner)
- Sea Of Heartbreak (Don Gibson)
- Sin City (The Flying Burrito Brothers)
- Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
- Stand By Your Man (Tammy Wynette)
- Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)
- The Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page)
- That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine (Gene Autry)
- There's Your Trouble (Dixie Chicks)
- Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan)
- Wabash Cannonball (Roy Acuff)
- Whiskey Lullaby (Brad Paisley feat. Alison Krauss)
- Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
- Wildwood Flower (The Carter Family)
- You Are My Sunshine (Norman Blake)
... And many more!
Perfect for any aspiring guitarist, ideal for group singalongs, a spot of busking or simply to play some of the most finely crafted pop and rock songs ever written. This is the ultimate chord songbook for the ultimate rock band. Anyone with even a passing interest in popular music deserves to delve into these timeless gems and explore their beauty, energy and diversity.
Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction.
With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style. For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy reference to keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include:Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your piano The intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, and change-ups Melody, harmony, and the building blocks of sound The role of individual technique, and finding your own groove
The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently and improving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue more advanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life of the party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the resource you want!