The Latin Bass Book
The only comprehensive book ever published on how to play bass in authentic Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean and various South American styles. Over 250 pages of exact transcriptions of every note Oscar plays on the 3 accompanying CDs. Endorsed by Down Beat magazine, Latin Beat magazine, Benny Rietveld, etc.
Make Analog Synthesizers
Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community. At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay. With this book, you’ll learn: The differences between analog and digital synthesizers Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget
FastTrack Bass Method
(Fast Track Music Instruction). Everything you need to know about playing the bass, including music notation, tablature, riffs, licks, and scales, syncopation, and rock and blues styles. Method Book 1 includes 75 songs and examples.
The Art of Solo Fingerpicking
(Music Sales America). Mark Hanson's focused method includes an instructional and accompaniment CD, 14 solos, and measure-by-measure instruction. It also features standard notation and tablature, tunes and exercises played at slow and performance speed, and detailed, thorough instruction for numerous different styles and techniques. Topics covered include: hand position * alternating-bass fundamentals * beyond pattern playing * thumb techniques * right hand rolls * damping * gaining speed/left-hand articulation * and more!
Hal Leonard Guitar Tab Method
(Guitar Tab Method). The First and Only Beginning Guitar Method of Its Kind! This is the guitar method students and teachers have been waiting for. Learn single notes with riffs like "Day Tripper" and "Crazy Train," power chords with classics by AC/DC and the Who, strumming with songs from Neil Young and Nirvana, and much more. The method's unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin will keep them playing and having fun. Book 1 includes: parts of the guitar, easy-to-follow guitar tablature, notes & riffs starting on the low E string, tempo & time signatures, understanding notes and rests, palm muting, vibrato, power chords, open chords, strumming, slides and slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, many music styles, nearly 100 riffs and songs, and more!
Treatise on Instrumentation
The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples. Complete with Berlioz' chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss. Glossary.
The Guitar Cookbook
(Book). Spice up your playing with The Guitar Cookbook ! Written by Guitar Player magazine music editor Jesse Gress, this collection of "recipes" for satisfying a wide variety of musical appetites is for beginning to advanced guitarists. It covers all the ingredients for cooking up great music on the guitar: music notation, tuning, intonation, rhythm, melody, scales, motifs, harmony, ear-training, technique, improvisation and much more. Players will develop a personalized musical vocabulary; learn how to apply it to many different styles; master basic guitar techniques; and let the musical ideas sizzle!
The Rockabilly Legends
Looks at the history of rockabilly music, profiling such greats as Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Buddy Holly.