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Mastering the Guitar 1A - Spiral

Mastering the Guitar 1A - Spiral composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. For Guitar (All). Wire bound, Methods. Mastering Guitar. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96620S).

ISBN 9780786605644. All Styles. 9 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.

  • Allegro  Performed by Mauro Giuliani
  • Cumberland Ridge   Performed by William Bay
  • Drivin' D  Performed by William Bay
  • Early American Hymb  Performed by William Bay
  • Jazz Breakdown   Performed by William Bay
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow 
  • Parson's Farewell  Performed by William Bay
  • Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms 
  • Room 124  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Shady Grove  Performed by William Bay
  • Smithfield Boogie   Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • The South Wind   Performed by William Bay
  • The Water Is Wide 
  • Two-Part Estudio  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Minuet  Performed by J. S. Bach; William Bay
  • Misty Morn  Performed by William Bay
  • Morrison's Jig  Performed by William Bay
  • Red Rocking Chair 
  • Soliloquy  Performed by William Bay
  • Three Fishermen 
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken? 
  • Triplet Blues  Performed by William Bay
  • Velocity Study #1  Performed by William Bay
  • At Midnight   Performed by William Bay
  • Baby Don't Love Me  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Hard Drive  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • O Mio Babbino Caro  Performed by Puccini; Mike Christiansen
  • On The Banks Of That Lonely River  Performed by William Bay
  • Soldier's Joy  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Sourwood Mountain 
  • Star of the County Down  Performed by William Bay
  • Washed In That Beautiful Pool  Performed by William Bay
  • Xiomara  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Ashley's Song  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Classic Boogie  Performed by William Bay
  • Drivin' Pick 
  • Estudio  Performed by D. Aguado
  • Four-String Blues  Performed by William Bay
  • Gilotte  Performed by William Bay
  • How Pleasant It Is To Dwell In Harmony  Performed by William Bay
  • Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier  Performed by William Bay
  • Not Forgetting Her  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Swamp Buggy  Performed by William Bay
  • Tambourin  Performed by William Bay
  • You're The Cure  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • 16 G's  Performed by William Bay
  • Blue Fingers  Performed by William Bay
  • Flyin' South  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Good Mornin' Blues 
  • Midnight Drive   Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Oh, Sinner Man 
  • Rainy Day Blues  Performed by William Bay
  • Salt Creek  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Tab Song  Performed by William Bay
  • The Flowers Of Sweet Erin The Green  Performed by William Bay
  • Two String Tab  Performed by William Bay
  • Arcadian Melody  Performed by William Bay
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Cara's Farewell  Performed by William Bay
  • Chanson  Performed by William Bay
  • Eleven Mile Canyon   Performed by William Bay
  • English Maiden  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • G Scale Velocity Study #1  Performed by William Bay
  • Guitar Rock  Performed by William Bay
  • House Of The Rising Sun 
  • Irish Mist  Performed by William Bay
  • Spring Song  Performed by William Bay
  • Sweet Sunny South 
  • Tango Guitarra  Performed by William Bay
  • Toll Free  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Bransle Double  Performed by William Bay
  • C Velocity Study #3  Performed by William Bay
  • C Velocity Study #4  Performed by William Bay
  • Cripple Creek  Performed by William Bay
  • Gavotte  Performed by William Bay
  • Hungarian Dance #4  Performed by Brahms; William Bay
  • Jamaican Shoreline  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Menuet  Performed by Johann Quantz; William Bay
  • Morning Song  Performed by William Bay
  • Rock Feeling 
  • Slide Song  Performed by William Bay
  • Sugar In The Gourd  Performed by William Bay
  • Anitra's Dance Theme  Performed by Grieg; William Bay
  • Anna's Axe  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Barcelona  Performed by William Bay
  • Call The Ewes  Performed by William Bay
  • Early Christmas Morn  Performed by William Bay
  • Echoes  Performed by William Bay
  • Half Past Midnight  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Memories Past  Performed by William Bay
  • Sakura  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Three Past Midnight  Performed by William Bay
  • Velocity Study #2 
  • A Poor Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Arpeggios Picking  Performed by William Bay
  • Bending The Blues  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Cruisin' Sunset  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Greensleeves 
  • Guitar Diary  Performed by William Bay
  • Hammer-On Blues  Performed by William Bay
  • Lonesome Blues  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Marianne 
  • Spanish Dance  Performed by William Bay
  • St. James Infirmary  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Swallowtail Jig  Performed by William Bay
  • Tabbing  Performed by William Bay
  • The Marsh of Rhuddlan  Performed by William Bay
  • Triads  Performed by William Bay
  • 4 String Tab  Performed by William Bay
  • Ball Line Lead/ Bluegreass Style  Performed by William Bay
  • Ballad  Performed by William Bay
  • Blow Away The Morning Dew  Performed by William Bay
  • Celtic Dawn  Performed by William Bay
  • In The Pines  Performed by William Bay
  • Kentucky Rise  Performed by William Bay
  • Rondeau  Performed by William Bay
  • Song of Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • The Ash Grove  Performed by William Bay
  • The Teetotaller's Reel   Performed by William Bay
  • Bahia Tranquillo  Performed by William Bay
  • Big Ben  Performed by William Bay
  • C Picking Study #2  Performed by William Bay
  • Chimes  Performed by William Bay
  • Classic Rock Boogie #2  Performed by William Bay
  • Down in Yon Forest  Performed by William Bay
  • Far From Home  Performed by William Bay
  • French Carol  Performed by William Bay
  • G Scale Velocity Study #3  Performed by William Bay
  • Heavy Weight  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Jimmy's Shuffle  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Lord Randal  Performed by William Bay
  • Moon Drops  Performed by William Bay
  • Speed Study 
  • That Distant Shore  Performed by William Bay
  • The Cuckoo  Performed by William Bay
  • Trev And Tom  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • A minor Blues  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • C Picking Study #1  Performed by William Bay
  • C Velocity Study #1  Performed by William Bay
  • Don't Step On Alligators! 
  • Double Stop Study  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Mexican Lament  Performed by William Bay
  • Na Pali Coast  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Same As You  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Spanish Groove  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Down Shift  Performed by William Bay
  • Flatt Shuffle  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • G Scale Velocity Study #2  Performed by William Bay
  • Picardy  Performed by William Bay
  • Sao Paolo  Performed by William Bay
  • Shabat Shalom  Performed by William Bay
  • Slane  Performed by William Bay
  • Start Picking Up and Down 
  • The Clergy's Lamentation  Performed by William Bay
  • Three Ravens 
  • Blow, Ye Winds  Performed by William Bay
  • C Velocity Study #2  Performed by William Bay
  • Danny Boy  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • I Don't Know Why  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Interlude  Performed by William Bay
  • Running the Strings  Performed by William Bay
  • Silent Night  Performed by Franz Xaver Gruber
  • Slide Groove  Performed by William Bay
  • Spanish Knights  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Spanish Nights  Performed by William Bay
  • Spanish Romance  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • The Clock  Performed by William Bay
  • Velocity Study  Performed by William Bay
  • Classic Rock Boogie #1  Performed by William Bay
  • Octave Chorale  Performed by William Bay
  • The Sally Gardens  Performed by William Bay
  • Walking Guitar  Performed by William Bay
  • Acres Of Bluegrass  Performed by Mike Christiansen
  • Blue Ridge  Performed by William Bay
  • Buena Vista  Performed by William Bay
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow  Performed by William Bay
  • Cruising Down The Super Highway 
  • Midnight Special Blues 
  • Minor Song  Performed by William Bay
  • Molly Malone 
  • Renaissance Dance  Performed by William Bay
  • Shaker Dance  Performed by William Bay
  • Andante  Performed by Matteo Carcassi
  • Caleb's Gorge   Performed by William Bay
  • Casa De Grout  Performed by Habanera; Mike Christiansen
  • G Scale Velocity Study #4  Performed by William Bay

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  • 5

    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 11, 2008 An Excellent Method for Guitarists

    This is an excellent method for guitarists! It is written by two oustanding guitarists in their own rights, William Bay and Mike Christiansen. It uses both notation and tab, though it doesn't duplicate songs in both mediums. It teaches you various styles, including: Gospel, Bluegrass, Classical, Fingerstyle, Rock, Jazz...

    , Flamenco, and Rythmn. If you want to learn only one style, however, I would recommend the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method. But for those who like all styles, this is an outstanding bargain. A DVD/CD would provide icing on the cake.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Norway
    Difficulty Level:
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  • May 19, 2007 Fabulous.

    After trying a huge array of other instructional books for guitar newbies, I finally found something that doesn't only explain for lengths of time (or skips the explaining), but has you doing the stuff within a few minutes. And it works. Great stuff!

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