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I Used to Play Guitar

If you once played guitar and have always wanted to pick it up again, this is the book for you. Jody Fisher's friendly, step-by-step method will reintroduce you to concepts and techniques you used to know and take you further down the road to guitar proficiency. Part 1 will reacquaint you with the guitar itself and how to take care of it. All of the basic chord forms and strumming patterns are covered in Part 2, including barre chords and other moveable chords. Part 3 will remind you how to read standard music notation in an easy, fun-to-use way. Part 4 will give you all the ideas and tricks for improvising that you once knew and the tools you need to rise to a new level. By the time you finish the book, you'll not only be up to your old tricks, you'll be better than ever. Book and CD. $19.95
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Ear Training for the Contemporary Guitarist

Ear training is the study of tonal relationships. Recognizing notes, scales and chords is important whether you are learning tunes from recordings, composing music, playing with others or studying the music of other players. The exercises in this book require listening and the desire to improve one's ear. Working with both the book and the CD, you should, with repeated study, see a gradual improvement in your ability to hear changes, intervals and chords. This book can be used on its own but it also correlates with Theory for the Contemporary Guitarist by Guy Capuzzo (also published by Workshop Arts and Alfred).

Book and CD...................$19.95
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Mel Bay's Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos--Vol.2

This book features solos by Andrea Benzoni, Tommy Emanuel, Jody Fisher, Michael Fix, Jim Goodin, Lars Johansson, Michael O'Dorn, Larry Pattis, Bill Piburn, Preston Reed, Colin Rein and Rick Ruskin.

Book and CD....................$19.95
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Books

30-Day Guitar Workout

Becoming a proficient guitarist requires two things: first, an intellectual understanding of music and the guitar; and secondly, physical dexterity so you can translate your ideas onto your instrument. Most of us are highly developed in some techniques but embarrassingly under developed in others. Maybe you can play very fast but your hammer-ons are weak. Can your right hand ALWAYS keep up with your left hand? Are your fingerstyle chops great and your pick chops poor? Or vice-versa? How about string skipping? Playing triplets? This book will help you develop a balanced set of hands. Includes: daily warm-ups, lessons on left and right hand technique, exercises for chords, single notes, pickstyle and fingerstyle as well as a 30-day technical development plan for all guitarists. Standard notation and TAB.

Book......................$7.50
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Jazz Guitar Master Class

The players whose lessons appear in this volume are some of the real movers and shakers in the jazz guitar world and it is a rare opportunity to hear them explain in their own words how they think, practice and perform. Steve Khan helps with Building a Phrase Vocabulary for the ii-V7-I Progression. Ron Eschete provides a Finger Style Blues lesson. Scott Henderson teaches about Creating Harmonies with Intervallic Patterns. Joe Diorio gives 19 Ways to Handle the imin7-V7-imin7 Progression. Mark Whitfield gives Exercises for the Left and Right Hands. Jody Fisher teaches about Using Symmetrical Chord Movement to Create Altered Dominant Lines. Standard notation and TAB.

Book..............$5.95
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Guitar Chord and Scale Finder

The purpose of this book is to give you a single source to refer to when looking for information regarding the use of scales for improvisation. This is not a method. Rather, it is a reference book. You can look up any chord to learn what scales will work with it. You can also look up any scale to learn every chord it works with. You will find two fingering diagrams for every scale and several voicings for the chords. Standard notation and TAB.

Book................$9.95
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Guitar Mode Encyclopedia

This volume covers the 21 modes of the major, melodic minor and harmonic minor scales. Each mode is examined from five different perspectives. Includes: the harmonized modes with suggested voicings, modal theory, open, closed and and single string fingerings, lots of sample solos and more. Packed with useful information. Standard notation and TAB.

Book......................$19.95
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Book and DVD sets

Beginning Jazz Guitar w/DVD

This book is for guitar players who want to start playing jazz. If you have a knowledge of basic chords and scale fingerings, then you are ready for this. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way to extended chords and the modes, this book features a full-length etude or song to go with every new concept introduced in the book. Beginning Jazz Guitar provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style. Organized into easily mastered segments, each chapter is divided into separate lessons on harmony or improvisation. Standard notation and TAB.

Book and DVD...................$24.95
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30-Day Guitar Workout--Book and DVD

Becoming a proficient guitarist requires two things: first, an intellectual understanding of music and the guitar; and secondly, physical dexterity so you can translate your ideas onto your instrument. Most of us are highly developed in some techniques but embarrassingly under developed in others. Maybe you can play very fast but your hammer-ons are weak. Can your right hand ALWAYS keep up with your left hand? Are your fingerstyle chops great and your pick chops poor? Or vice-versa? How about string skipping? Playing triplets? This book will help you develop a balanced set of hands. Includes: daily warm-ups, lessons on left and right hand technique, exercises for chords, single notes, pickstyle and fingerstyle as well as a 30-day technical development plan for all guitarists. Standard notation and TAB.

Book and DVD......................$23.95
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DVDs

Beginning Jazz Guitar--DVD

This video starts with basic chords and moves on to jazz chord-scales, the major scale and basic jazz improvisation. You will be accompanied by a live jazz combo featuring Jeff Seigal--Drums, Peter Einhorn--guitar and Troy Millard--bass. Close-ups of the hands, split screens and other techniques make this video easy to follow. Complements the book, Beginning Jazz Guitar.

DVD....................$19.95
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30-Day Guitar Workout--DVD

Becoming a proficient guitarist requires two things: first, an intellectual understanding of music and the guitar; and secondly, physical dexterity so you can translate your ideas onto your instrument. Most of us are highly developed in some techniques but embarrassingly under developed in others. Maybe you can play very fast but your hammer-ons are weak. Can your right hand ALWAYS keep up with your left hand? Are your fingerstyle chops great and your pick chops poor? Or vice-versa? How about string skipping? Playing triplets? This book will help you develop a balanced set of hands. Includes: daily warm-ups, lessons on left and right hand technique, exercises for chords, single notes, pickstyle and fingerstyle as well as a 30-day technical development plan for all guitarists. DVD. $19.95
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An Evening With John Abercrombie--Hosted by Jody Fisher--DVD

An intimate session with one of the leading jazz artists of our time. This 60-minute collection of performances and conversations includes thoughts on: improvising over standards, free improvisation, guitar synthesis, use of scales, composition and much more. Participate in this free wheeling and enjoyable discussion with a great jazz virtuoso. John Abercrombie's insight, humor, and brilliant playing will bring you back to video again and again.

DVD.....................$19.95
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An Evening With Tal Farlow, Hosted by Jody Fisher

This 65 minute collection of performances and conversations with the master includes his approach to Right and left hand technique, chord melody arranging, flat five substitutions, solo over 11-V7-I progressions, and reharmonization. Learn about Tal's influences, thought processes, and discover how one great jazz musician's mind works.

DVD......24.95
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Teach Yourself Guitar Repair and Maintenance with John Carruthers--Hosted by Jody Fisher--DVD

Everything you need to know to start working on your guitar! John Carruthers, whose clients have included some of the greatest guitarists of our time, brings you the ultimate guide to guitar maintenance. Includes:
--Simple step-by-step instructions.
--Tips on proper string removal and installation for both standard guitars and Floyd Rose systems.
--Guidelines to help fix intonation problems.
--Instructions on setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting the Floyd Rose system.
--Close-ups of John Carruthers performing detailed repair tasks plus simple interactive navigation make learning easy and fun.
DVD. $19.95
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