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Guitar Warm-Ups and Solos

Guitar Warm-Ups and Solos edited by William Bay. For Guitar (Flatpicking). Perfect binding, Technic. Qwik Guide Series. All Styles. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21148BCD).

ISBN 9780786672714. All Styles. 5.5 x 8 inches.

This handy case-size QWIKGUIDE book offers a baker's dozen effective warm-up exercises plus 31 progressive Warm-Up Solos. The book is written in notation and tablature with above average backup chords suggested for the solos. While written with the flatpicking guitarist in mind, fingerstyle and classic players would also benefit from sightreading these pieces. The original solos present a wealth of bluegrass and swing material that can be played with a rhythm guitarist or the companion CD, which includes all of the tunes and exercises in the book.

The solos are presented in the keys of C/Am (no sharps or flats), the sharp-bearing major and relative minor keys through E major/C# minor (4 sharps), and in the flat-bearing keys and their relative minor keys through E-flat major/C minor (3 flats). The tunes offer a great introduction to swing eighths, triplets, and syncopated rhythms. Author and company president William Bay's gift for writing engaging tunes that offer insight to the fretboard is clearly evident here, making this book an excellent sight-reading resource.

  • 5th Avenue Swing   Performed by William Bay
  • Bacon In The Skillet   Performed by William Bay
  • Blue Ridge Waltz  Performed by William Bay
  • Bluesin' the Frets   Performed by William Bay
  • Bumpin'  Performed by William Bay
  • Catskill Night   Performed by William Bay
  • Coldwater Creek   Performed by William Bay
  • Collin's Quest   Performed by William Bay
  • Copthorne Blues   Performed by William Bay
  • D Lite   Performed by William Bay
  • Dublin Dance   Performed by William Bay
  • Fiddler's Dream  Performed by William Bay
  • Heebie Jeebie   Performed by William Bay
  • High five  Performed by William Bay
  • Lost Roanoke   Performed by William Bay
  • Mackinaw Straight   Performed by William Bay
  • Midnight Flight   Performed by William Bay
  • Molambe   Performed by William Bay
  • Obadiah Johnson   Performed by William Bay
  • Shuckin' The Corn  Performed by William Bay
  • Sidney Street   Performed by William Bay
  • Silverheel's Shuffle   Performed by William Bay
  • Soulard   Performed by William Bay
  • Suffolk Stroll   Performed by William Bay
  • Sundance   Performed by William Bay
  • Swing LTD   Performed by William Bay
  • Swing Steppin'   Performed by William Bay
  • Territory Ahead   Performed by William Bay
  • The Broken Marionette   Performed by William Bay
  • The Promenade   Performed by William Bay
  • Winfield Waltz   Performed by William Bay

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