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Mastering the Guitar 1A Book/2-CD/DVD Set

A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!

By William Bay and Mike Christiansen

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A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!. Composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. Perfect binding, Methods. Mastering Guitar. All Styles. Book/2-CD/DVD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96620SET).

Item Number: MB.96620SET
ISBN 9780786668649. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Mastering the Guitar is an innovative, exciting way to learn the guitar. Co-authored by William Bay and Mike Christiansen, this extremely comprehensive method applies the array of musical styles and techniques found in today's music. Written in notation and tablature, it covers a vast array of guitar solo and accompaniment styles. A special feature of this method is that it teaches both flatpicking and fingerstyle solo and accompaniment techniques. We feel that Mastering the Guitar is the most comprehensive approach to guitar technique repertoire and performance to be found anywhere. Volume 1A: Presents the essential foundational studies for contemporary guitar performance; Immediately introduces the student to the concept of playing contemporary music through the creative use of tablature; Logically and methodically teaches note-reading, utilizing the notes in first position on each string in numerous pages of playing material (over 155 solos and duets in the keys of C, A minor, G, and E minor); Contains more than 140 scale and picking studies, chord etudes, and accompaniment pieces, teaching contemporary techniques such as the slur, hammer-on, pull-off, vibrato and slide; Includes in-depth sections on back-up guitar and rhythm; Incorporates guitar duet material. Includes DVD.

  • Barcelona 
  • Bottleneck Joe 
  • English Maiden 
  • Hard Drive 
  • Midnight Drive  
  • Midnight Special Blues 
  • Morning Song 
  • Same As You 
  • Star of the County Down 
  • The Clergy's Lamentation  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Buena Vista 
  • Classic Rock Boogie #1 
  • Echoes 
  • Estudio  Performed by Dionisio Aguado
  • Lonesome Blues 
  • Menuet  Performed by Johann Joachim Quantz
  • Minuet  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Moon Drops 
  • Sakura 
  • Slane 
  • The Water Is Wide  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Trev And Tom  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • A Poor Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Bahia Tranquilo 
  • Caleb's Gorge  
  • Cruising Down The Super Highway 
  • Gavotte  Performed by Michael Praetorius
  • Gilotte 
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
  • Greensleeves 
  • I Don't Know Why 
  • Nepal Sunrise 
  • Sugar In The Gourd 
  • The Clock  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • The Teetotaller's Reel   Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Three Past Midnight  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Xiomara  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Hammer-On Blues 
  • Jazz Breakdown  
  • Mexican Lament 
  • Minor Song 
  • Room 124 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Spanish Nights 
  • Sweet Sunny South 
  • Walking Guitar  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • In The Pines 
  • Interlude 
  • The Cuckoo  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Blow Away The Morning Dew 
  • Blue Elegy 
  • Down in Yon Forest 
  • Early American Hymn 
  • Flyin' South 
  • Arcadian Melody 
  • Brighter Side 
  • Heavy Weight 
  • Baby Don't Love Me 
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair 
  • Cumberland Ridge  
  • Down Shift 
  • Four-String Blues 
  • The Flowers Of Sweet Erin The Green  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Three Ravens  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Allegro  Performed by Mauro Giuliani
  • Anitra's Dance Theme  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • Bending The Blues 
  • Chanson 
  • Classic Boogie 
  • Cruisin' Sunset 
  • Far From Home 
  • Hard Luck Street 
  • Irish Mist 
  • Jamaican Shoreline 
  • Midnight Walk 
  • The South Wind   Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • A minor Blues 
  • Anna's Axe 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Ashley's Song 
  • Bransle Double  Performed by Michael Praetorius
  • Don't Step on Alligators 
  • Early Christmas Morn 
  • House Of The Rising Sun 
  • Morrison's Jig 
  • Parson's Farewell  Performed by John Playford
  • Spanish Dance 
  • Ballad 
  • Blow, Ye Winds 
  • Blue Ridge 
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow 
  • Call The Ewes 
  • Cara's Farewell 
  • Celtic Dawn 
  • Double Stops 
  • Drivin' Pick 
  • Flatt Shuffle 
  • Half Past Midnight 
  • Hiking up the Mountain 
  • Jimmy's Shuffle 
  • O Mio Babbino Caro  Performed by Giacomo Puccini
  • Salt Creek 
  • Shaker Dance 
  • That Distant Shore 
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken?  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Andante  Performed by Matteo Carcassi
  • Arpeggio Picking 
  • Casa De Grout  Performed by Habanera
  • Chimes 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Danny Boy 
  • First Gear 
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow 
  • Memories Past 
  • Red Rocking Chair 
  • Shabat Shalom 
  • Sourwood Mountain 
  • Swallowtail Jig 
  • Swamp Buggy 
  • Eleven Mile Canyon  
  • Good Mornin' Blues 
  • How Pleasant It Is To Dwell In Harmony 
  • Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier 
  • Misty Morn 
  • Soliloquy 
  • Song of Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • St. James Infirmary 
  • The Marsh of Rhuddlan  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Triplet Blues  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Two-Part Estudio  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • You're The Cure  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Bass Line Lead/Bluegrass Style 
  • Hungarian Dance #4 
  • Picardy 
  • Silent Night  Performed by Franz Xaver Gruber
  • Smithfield Boogie  
  • Spanish Knights 
  • Spanish Romance 
  • Acres Of Bluegrass 
  • Lord Randal 
  • Molly Malone 
  • The Tie  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Washed In That Beautiful Pool  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Marianne 
  • Not Forgetting Her 
  • Oh, Sinner Man 
  • Past midnight 
  • Tango Guitarra 
  • The Ash Grove 
  • Three Fishermen  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • French Carol 
  • Kentucky Rise 
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 
  • Octave Chorale 
  • Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms 
  • Rondeau  Performed by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  • Sao Paolo 
  • Shady Grove 
  • Tambourin  Performed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Two-String Solo  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Blue Rain 
  • Hills Of Eire 
  • Na Pali Coast 
  • On The Banks Of That Lonely River 
  • Renaissance Dance 
  • Running the Strings 
  • Spanish Groove 
  • The Sally Gardens  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Toll Free  Performed by Turlough O'carolan

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