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7-STEP CHORD PROGRESSION THEORY GUIDE

guitar ebookMany beginning players and songwriters believe that you need to know hundreds of chords to play or write lots of songs. Not so. You can play or write thousands of songs with just a handful of chords AND a basic understanding of chord progressions. This simple theory guide will explain what a chord progressions is, show you how they are formed, and teach you how to construct and apply them in any key easily and quickly. Many music teachers would argue that this guide is an oversimplified, superficial shortcut to understanding chord progressions and the theory behind them. They would be 100% correct. Nonetheless, this guide will get you up and running very quickly; all you need to learn are just a few musical terms, a Major scale, a simple numbering system, and how to interpret a simple chart. NOTE! This guide assumes that you know the names of the notes on each fret of the low E and A string on your guitar. To get the most out of this guide, you should also know the basic open position and barre chords (major, minor and seventh chords). Ready? Dig in!

7-Step Chord Progression Theory Guide - FREE
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CHORD PROGESSIONS FOR SONGWRITERS

guitar ebookAn intensive study of the twenty-one most popular chord progressions that every songwriter should know inside and out. You'll learn how key, duration, substitution, variation (adding or subtracting chords), and displacement (rearranged chord orders) are used to vary the sound of each progression.

Chord Progessions for Songwriters - $14 (50% OFF Retail Price)
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MONEY CHORDS

guitar ebookA comprehensive reference book of eighty popular chord progressions that have been used to write hit songs and also drills down on twelve essential tools for creating them. Chord progressions are categorized both chronologically and by progression type. Progression type listings compare how the best songwriters and performers have utilized similar chord progressions.

Money Chords - $14 (50% OFF Retail Price)
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD PRIMER VOL. 1

guitar ebookThis book is a good beginner method for electric or acoustic guitar. It contains a massive amount of information to help a beginner strum chords, play scales and chord progressions. This book has a large resource of additional Videos, PDFs, MP3's and Midifiles that can be downloaded from the internet. The Book provides detailed information on: Care of the Guitar. Holding the Guitar (multiple pictures and videos covering this subject). How to use a Guitar Pick (multiple pictures and videos covering this subject). Tuning the Guitar (multiple mp3 files). Notes found on the Guitar (a chart showing all notes on the guitar). Music Theory (written in simple terms with videos to clarify each subject). Nuts and Bolts of learning Rhythm.

New York Guitar Method Primer Vol. 1 - $9.95
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RIGHT HAND TECHNIQUE FOR GUITAR

guitar ebookTendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injury are specters haunting the life of every musician; they are career stoppers. It is unfortunate that the teaching of contemporary guitar rarely includes the basics of proper stance, posture or positioning of the arms, wrists and hands, even though this is the most basic foundation of technique! Most students tend to fixate on the left hand, due to the complex nature of its task, but the right hand has an equally important, if seemingly simple function. Incorrect technique in this area and its painful consequences can be avoided by applying the information found in this book. The exercises and positions described have been developed by the author in conjunction with physiotherapists and major players in both the classical and jazz world. This book is invaluable for the beginning student who wishes to get on the right path immediately, the musician who is experiencing fatigue or pain in playing, and the musician who may already have some damage. The exercises are geared to help the muscles respond smoothly to the demands placed upon them, and develop fast, precise playing. 24 exercises can be downloaded from the internet to facilitate correct practice and aid internalization.

Right Hand Technique for Guitar - $13.95
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SINGLE STRING STUDIES FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR VOL. 1

guitar ebookThis book is specifically targeted to the classical guitarist who wants to master the full range of his or her instrument. Because guitar literature is usually written using only a few keys and within a limited range this book expands the classical guitarist's command of the entire instrument. Volume one of Single String Studies series aims at getting a student proficient at recognizing and playing notes on the guitar. By limiting each exercise to one string the student gains a familiarity with the notes found on each string. This in turn will also help a student to just "feel" where the notes are on each string rather than having to look down at the instrument. Each exercise is accompanied by an audio example. These audio examples can be downloaded free of charge from the internet at http://www.muse-eek.com. The audio files use midifiles which can be played on a Mac or IBM computer by using a midifileplayer or any sequencer program. Midifile players are available free of charge at many sites on the internet, muse-eek.com lists a few places to download this software.

Single String Studies for Classical Guitar Vol. 1 - $9.95
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SINGLE STRING STUDIES FOR GUITAR VOL. 1

guitar ebookThe exercises presented here are the same that great teachers and world class music schools give to their advanced students. This is the first book to present them formally, and is a milestone of its kind. This book contains hard-core information and exercises that are plainly difficult; only dedicated musicians need apply. But if you are serious about your instrument, learning how to read on it, and learning where the notes are without looking at it, you've come to the right place. This book works in tandem with audio examples that can be downloaded from the internet, which will greatly aid in the absorption of information and the building of skill. Exercises for each string are presented in all keys. The book culminates in a final section which integrates playing on all six strings.

Single String Studies for Guitar Vol. 1 - $11.95
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SINGLE STRING STUDIES FOR GUITAR VOL. 2

guitar ebookThis book is a continuation of volume one but now using non-diatonic notes. Volume two helps the intermediate and advanced student improve their ledger line reading and general knowledge of each string of the guitar. Each exercise concentrates a students attention of one string at a time. This allows a familiarity to form between the written pitch and where it can be found on the guitar along with improving one's "feel" for jumping linearly across the guitar neck.

Single String Studies for Guitar Vol. 2 - $11.95
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SWEEPS FOR GUITAR

guitar ebookTake your playing to a new level with these sweep patterns for guitar. This PDF gives you four pages of sweeps covering all 6 strings of the guitar. These include all 13 chord types from root, 3rd, 5th and 7th. A total of 52 sweep patterns with fingerings and fret position.

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BLUES COMPING COMPLETE

guitar ebookThe MP3s and accompanying eBook help a musician develop a feel for the overall form of a Major and Minor Blues. The MP3s play the chord progression one chorus then there is only a metronome clicking on 2 and 4 for one chorus. The student improvises or comps the changes during this chorus. The accompanying chords then come in and play the next chorus of changes. By working with these MP3 files you will develop a feel for both a Major and Minor 12 bar blues form. It will also help with your ability to keep the form as you solo. This eBook can be used by any instrumentalist and contains 12 Major Blues Progressions and 12 Minor Blues Progressions in PDF format and 24 MP3s.

Blues Comping Complete - $14.95
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CHORD WORKBOOK FOR GUITAR VOL. 1

guitar ebookYou've just learned four new chords. How will you use them? Do they relate to each other in any way? How will you remember them? These are questions and problems that most beginning players encounter. This book addresses these problems by teaching chord progressions. (No man is an island, and neither is a chord.) Each chord is shown within the context of several different progressions, and most importantly, the theory behind these relationships and constructions is carefully and clearly explained. In addition, only the chords most often used by professional musicians are presented. MP3 files of the chord progressions are included in the download.

Chord Workbook for Guitar Vol. 1 - $14.95
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CHORD WORKBOOK FOR GUITAR VOL. 2

guitar ebookThis book is unique in that it has all the possible chord voicings on the top four strings of the guitar. These are the voicings that are used in funk, rock, R&B, and jazz. A chord progression section is also included and allows the student to use the common progressions of a blues and minor blues. The information presented in Volume Two builds on the theoretical material presented in Volume One, but also introduces highly advanced reharmonization concepts. Intermediate students will find the progressions challenging, while the reharmonization section will be a most rewarding exercise for the advanced student. This book is the required text at both New York University and Princeton University.

Chord Workbook for Guitar Vol. 2 - $14.95
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COMPING STYLES FOR GUITAR VOL. 2

guitar ebookFor intermediate or advanced students. Comping Styles for Guitar Volume 2 Funk is a collection of 36 different progressions that are presented in funk style, using the chord progressions found in the Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One. This digital download includes MP3s for each chord progression.which gives you these progressions in a trio setting of Guitar, Bass and Drums; a crucial learning tool for interacting with a rhythm section. All examples are presented in regular staff notation. This is a highly challenging but rewarding workout.

Comping Styles for Guitar Vol. 2 - $14.95
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GUITAR CLINIC

guitar ebook"Guitar Clinic" contains techniques and exercises Mr. Arnold uses in the clinics and workshops he gives throughout the United States and is written as a response to the many questions students have asked him over the years. Essential information and instruction is given in clear, easy to understand language, addressing the needs of both beginning and advanced students. Much of the material in this book is culled from Mr. Arnold's educational series, over thirty books in all. The student wishing to expand on his or her studies will find suggestions within the text as to which of Mr. Arnold's books will best serve their specific needs. Topics covered include: how to read music, sight reading, reading rhythms, music theory, chord and scale construction, modal sequencing, approach notes, reharmonization, bass and chord comping, and hexatonic scales.

Guitar Clinic - $14.95
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MUSIC THEORY WORKBOOK VOL. 1

guitar ebookThe Theory section of this eBook uses extremely simple language to explain the basics of music theory. The exercises require the student to write out the problem or example using staff notation, and then to find those notes on a guitar fretboard diagram. This book takes the student through simple interval examples to highly complex chords, and unlike any other workbook used in academia, the answers to all problems are found in the back of the book. All theory is made to apply directly to the fretboard of the guitar, thus ingraining the information in both the head and hands.

Music Theory Workbook Vol. 1 - $14.95
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MUSIC THEORY WORKBOOK VOL. 2

guitar ebookThis eBook provides real hands-on application for 22 different scale types. A theory section written in concise and easy to understand language prepares the student for all exercises. Worksheets are given that quiz a student about scale construction using staff notation and guitar tablature. Answers are supplied in the back of the book enabling a student to work without a teacher.

Music Theory Workbook Vol. 2 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD ENSEMBLE BOOK 1

guitar ebookThe companion book to Volume One, "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One" contains multiple exercises to apply scales to guitar. Other exercises include reading on one string to develop fretboard knowledge and recognition of notes on a staff. Arrangements for four guitars using the jazz standard "Rhythm Changes" are provided for ensemble practice. Chord progressions and written solos are also included. These exercises allow students to play and accompany each other.

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book 1 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD ENSEMBLE BOOK 2

guitar ebookThe companion book to Volume Two, "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book Two" concentrates on jazz melodies and chords. The application of approach note theory is explored through various exercises to ingrain the many possibilities of this melodic concept. Four note chord voicings for the upper four strings of the guitar are thoroughly investigated through various comping styles.

New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book 2 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD PRIMER VOL. 2

guitar ebookThe New York Guitar Method continues the process of taking a beginning guitarist and making them into a professional musician. This book contains: 1. Most commonly found Barre Chords for 13 chord types which includes; Major 7th, Minor 7th, Dominant 7th, -7b5, Dom7sus4 Diminished7, MinorMajor7, Major7#11, Major7#5, Dominant7b5, Dominant7#5, Major 6th, Minor 6th 2. Music Theory Exercises 3. Modal Sequencing This series of books are structured for a total beginner to learn the tools necessary to become a master musician from the ground up. This Primer Book Two should be used in conjunction with New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book Two.

New York Guitar Method Primer Vol. 2 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD PRIMER ENSEMBLE BOOK 2

guitar ebookNew York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Book 2 contains various exercises to learn to read music. It includes many classic exercises that help a guitarist learn to read quickly and prepare them for a career as a professional guitarist. This book should be used in conjunction with the New York Guitar Method Primer Two Book. This book is a prerequisite for entering New York University's Summer Guitar Intensive Program and provides students studying independently with the tools they will need to successfully move on to Volume 1. Our Ensemble Method presents a breakthrough approach for teaching guitarists how to sight read. Each chapter has eighth note, sixteenth note, single string, lines, and chord exercises. The book also includes modal jazz vamps and solos and is an excellent resource for lab/ensemble studies as it contains 3 and 4-part reading examples.

New York Guitar Method Primer Ensemble Vol. 2 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD VOL. 1

guitar ebookThis book is the Holy Grail for guitarists that wishes to know everything about scales. New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One is the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Volume One. This book contains music examples of the information covered in this book so that a student can apply the information through memorization and sight reading.

New York Guitar Method Vol. 1 - $14.95
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NEW YORK GUITAR METHOD VOL. 2

guitar ebookA continuation of Volume One, "New York Guitar Method Volume Two" covers the use of approach notes to create melodic lines in both a traditional and contemporary setting. Each chapter presents a different method of using this classic technique. The chord voicings for all chords contained on the upper four strings of the guitar are also covered, giving a guitarist the voicings commonly used in all styles of music. There is a companion volume "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book Two" which applies the information learned in this book along with other sight reading exercises. Equipped with the musical foundation of these two books, the guitarist will gain a deep understanding and mastery of contemporary music.

New York Guitar Method Vol. 2 - $14.95
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110 ESSENTIAL FINGERINGS FOR A C SCALE

guitar ebookThis book is a first of its kind. It explores many different ways to play a C scale on the guitar. There are even more than 110 ways to play a C scale. Frank Vignola has chosen the 110 essential ways to play a C scale in this easy to use PDF book. Tab and fingering options for each of the 110 scales are included, as well as a free download of Frank's song "Salad & Donuts."

110 Essential Fingerings for a C Scale - FREE (for a limited time only)
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