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Mastering the Guitar 1B Book/2-CD Set

Mastering the Guitar 1B Book/2-CD Set composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. For Guitar (All). Perfect binding, Methods. Mastering Guitar. All Styles. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/2-CD Set. 144 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96621BCD).

ISBN 9780786629282. 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 internationally acclaimed Mel Bay teaching concept to the vast array of musical styles and techniques found in today's music. Written in notation and tablature, it covers guitar solo and accompaniment styles ranging from Celtic, to Classic, to Cajun; from Flamenco to Fiddle tunes; from Renaissance, to Rock, to Reggae; from Baroque, to Blues, to Bluegrass; from Latin, to Country, to Jazz. A special feature of this method is that it teaches both flatpicking and fingerstyle solo accompaniment techniques. Book 1B covers the keys of D, A, E, F, D minor, and B flat. In addition, book 1B has over 130 solos and duets and over 40 comprehensive scale and picking studies. Numerous chord progression studies and chord accompaniment pieces and etudes are also included. A companion double compact disc set is available for this book. We feel that Mastering the Guitar is the most comprehensive approach to guitar technique repertoire and performance to be found anywhere. Mastering the Guitar 1B CD is a special double companion CD set to the new comprehensive Mel Bay method of the same title. These CD's contain almost all of the solo and duet settings found in the book and are performed by William Bay, Mike Christiansen and Corey Christiansen. The recordings present an eclectic assortment of guitar styles played on steel string guitar, nylon string guitar and electric guitar. Some of the selections feature fingerpicking; others feature the use of the flatpick. The keys covered on this recording are D, A, E, F, D minor, and B flat. Both CD's contain over 100 minutes of recorded guitar solo and duet material.

  • I. 16th Notes 
  • Sixteenth Notes 
  • Table of Notes and Rests 
  • Solos 
  • o Sea Breeze 
  • o Cumberland Trail 
  • o Wellsville Ridge 
  • 8th and Two 16ths 
  • o What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor? 
  • o Island Fever 
  • o Reggae Jam 
  • o Waly, Waly 
  • o East Coast Groove 
  • o West Side Blues 
  • Sixteenth Note Triplets 
  • o 2/4 Time 
  • o The Downfall of Paris 
  • o Reel De Lapin 
  • o The Lily of the Valley 
  • o Drowsy Maggie 
  • Dotted Eighths and Sixteenths 
  • o The Keel Row 
  • o Loch Lomond 
  • A New Chord: Bm 
  • o Swamp Blues 
  • o The Burning of the Piper's Hut 
  • o Tango For Edgar 
  • II. Key of D 
  • D Scale 
  • Largo (Vivaldi) 
  • Texas Tea 
  • Young Mcgoldrick 
  • Take One 
  • Petronella 
  • You and Me 
  • Gavotte in D 
  • Sheebeg and Sheemor 
  • Idlin' On By 
  • English Cradle Song 
  • Cut Time 
  • o Canon in D 
  • o Dance (John Dowland) 
  • o Dance From the Spanish Renaissance (Gasper Sanz) 
  • o English Carol 
  • o Dixie Breakdown 
  • Dropped D Tuning< 
  • Fingerpicking Solos 
  • o I Saw Three Ships (Carol) 
  • o Kemp's Jig 
  • o Paper of Pins 
  • o The Galway Shawl 
  • o Gymnopedie (E. Satie) 
  • Chords in the Key of D 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Travis Picking 
  • o Worried Man Blues 
  • III. Key of A 
  • A Scale 
  • High C# 
  • Ballo Francese (Don Giorgio Manierio) 
  • Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster) 
  • o Prelude 
  • o Blues in A 
  • o Estudio (Diabelli) 
  • o La Paloma (Yraider) 
  • o Polovtsian Dance (Alexsandr Borodin) 
  • o Darling Nelly Gray (Stephen Foster) 
  • Chords in the Key of A 
  • Lonesome Road 
  • Chord Symbols and Abbreviations 
  • Additional Chords in the Key of C 
  • 6/8 , 12/8 Time 
  • o 6/8 and 12/8 Strums 
  • o When Johnny Comes Home 
  • o Goin' To See My Baby 
  • IV. Key of E 
  • Key of E Scale 
  • Upper Notes On the First String 
  • Recuerdo De Escorial 
  • The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (C. Debussy) 
  • Chords in the Key of E 
  • Fingerpicking 3/4 Time 
  • The Bend 
  • flats 
  • o Benny's Flat 
  • Key of F 
  • o F Scale 
  • o Etude in F 
  • Chords in the Key of F 
  • Additional Chords in the Key of G 
  • V. Key of D Minor 
  • High Note Review 
  • D Natural Minor Scale 
  • D Harmonic Minor 
  • D Harmonic Minor Scale 
  • 6/4 Time 
  • Fingerstyle Solos 
  • o Espanoleta 
  • o Long Time Gone 
  • o Prayer 
  • o Seven Long Years 
  • o The Lonesome Dove 
  • o Chords in the Key of D Minor 
  • o Key of Bb 
  • o Review 
  • o Bb Major Scale 
  • o Chords in the Key of Bb 
  • o Fingerpicking Summary 
  • o A Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • o Diminished Chords 
  • o Augmented Chords 
  • o Additional Chords in the Key of A 
  • o Appendix Chords Reference 
  • o Appendix Major Scales 
  • VI. Major Scales 
  • C Major Scale 
  • Bb Major Scale 
  • Appendix Minor Scales 
  • C Major 
  • C Natural Minor 
  • A Major 
  • A Natural Minor 
  • A Harmonic Minor 
  • Appendix Identifying Key Signatures 
  • Identifying Key Signatures 
  • Appendix Circle of Fifths 
  • Circle of Fifths 
  • Appendix Transposing 
  • Transposing 
  • Appendix the Capo 
  • The Capo 
  • Capo Chart 

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