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Acoustic guitar lead and melody basics
Publication Information:
San Anselmo, Calif. : String Letter Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
59 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Music appears in staff notation and tablature; includes guitar chord diagrams.

Learn the fundamentals of soloing and playing tunes from the master teachers at Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
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MT582 .A36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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(Fretted). The latest in the Private Lessons series from the editors of Acoustic Guitar magazine, this book introduces students to the essentials of playing melodies and leads in a number of roots styles, including folk, blues, Celtic and bluegrass. Includes a full lineup of lessons and 9 songs (including Cripple Creek * Pink Panther Theme * Arkansas Traveler) expertly played slowly & up to tempo by the teachers on the accompanying CD. Features accessible arrangements in standard notation and tablature, plus chord diagrams.

Table of Contents

Jim WoodDylan SchorerDavid HamburgerPaul SchlueterMike ChristiansenDix BrucePaul KotapishDylan Schorer
CD Track Listp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Music Notation Keyp. 6
About the Teachersp. 9
Getting Started
Melodies and Major Scalesp. 11
Cripple Creekp. 13
Cotton-Eyed Joep. 14
Adding Melodies to Strum Patternsp. 15
Cottonwoodp. 21
Beginning Blues Soloingp. 22
Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slidesp. 29
Pink Panther Themep. 31
Moving On
Improvising around the Melodyp. 33
She'll be Comin' 'round the Mountainp. 34
Learning to Transposep. 39
Arkansas Travelerp. 40
Wildwood Flowerp. 43
Arpeggios and Melodiesp. 45
Walker Streetp. 47
Tripping up the Stairsp. 49
Melodic Solos up the Neckp. 50
Scale Libraryp. 56