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Mastering the Guitar 1B

A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!

By William Bay and Mike Christiansen

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Guitar - Beginning-Intermediate
A Comprehensive Method for Today's Guitarist!. Composed by William Bay and Mike Christiansen. Flatpicking, Method, Wire bound, Contemporary. Mastering the Guitar. Style. Book and online audio. 144 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #96621M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96621M).

Item Number: MB.96621M

ISBN 9780786693269. 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 1B: Teaches keys of D, A, E, F, D minor, and B flat; Contains over 130 solos and duets; Contains over 40 comprehensive scale and picking studies; Includes numerous chord progression studies and chord accompaniment pieces. Includes access to online audio.

  • 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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