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

A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!

By William Bay and Mike Christiansen

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Mastering the Guitar 1A Book/2-CD/DVD Set, Spiral (A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!). Composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. For Guitar (All). Spiral, Methods. Mastering Guitar. All Styles. Beginning. Book/2-CD/DVD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96620SSET).

ISBN 9780786678396. 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.

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

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A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!

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