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Acoustic Guitar Fundamentals DVD - Tim Stafford
Price: $19.95

In this 2-hour DVD from bluegrass guitar veteran Tim Stafford you will learn the fundamental skills that will make you a better guitar player no matter what your current ability level.

Tuning, Timing, Tone, Technique, and Taste are all essential skills that guitar players from beginners to professionals need to address on a regular basis. Tim's masterful presentation of these concepts and the practical, time tested methods he teaches you on this video will not only help you understand, improve and maintain these skills, but will advance your overall guitar skills considerably.
The 50 Greatest Guitar Books by Shawn Persinger
Price: $19.95

Providing the "What," "How," and "Why," master guitarist and teacher Shawn Persinger shows you how to get the most out of the best guitar books. You'll find insightful commentaries and more than 100 individually tailored guitar lessons - in all styles - that will provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced players with a lifetime of knowledge, insight, and inspiration.
Unlike any other guitar method, The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is part guitar instruction, part music appreciation, and part literary criticism. Persinger delivers as much practical musical content as he does analysis and educated insight.
Learning Music By Ear For All Stringed Instruments - Book and CD
Price: $19.95

Learning how to play your musical instrument by ear is a skill that is vital to your development as a musician. While reading music is also a valuable skill, in many forms of music—folk, old-time, bluegrass, rock, Celtic, blues, country, jazz—you are not typically going to have a music stand sitting in front of you at a jam session or stage performance. Also, in these genres of music, it is very likely that a given song that you want to learn will not be available to you in written form and so the only way you will be able to learn the song is if you know how to do it by ear.
Guitar Player's Practical Guide to Scales & Arpeggios by Tim May and Dan Miller
Price: $29.95

Scales and Arpeggios form the foundation of all song melodies, arranged solos, licks, phrases, and improvisations on the guitar. If you are familiar with scales and arpeggios, and know how to use them, your ability to arrange and improvise your own solos will be greatly enhanced. Scale knowledge is the road map that can take you anywhere you want to go in music.

This new 160 page book (with 136 audio tracks on 2 CDs) by Dan Miller and Tim May not only teaches you how to learn scales in a way that is easy, fun, interesting, and informative, it also shows you how to practically apply scales when learning new melodies, embellishing those melodies to create your own solos and variations, and in exploring improvisations.
The Guitar Player's Guide to Rhythm, Timing, and Groove
Price: $29.95

he Guitar Player's Guide to Rhythm, Timing, and Groove - 240 page book with 3 Audio CDs (over 200 audio tracks!)

This book presents material that will help you provide strong acoustic guitar accompaniment in any musical situation by teaching you how to:

1) Keep better time and learn to develop and maintain a solid groove.

2) Outline and define the chords and chord changes in ways that provide texture and interest.

3) With the use of bass runs and passing chords, lead the listener’s ear through the chord progression in a way that helps provide forward movement and momentum to the music.

4) Provide texture, dynamics, and interest to the rhythm accompaniment in ways that positively and tastefully support the vocalist and lead instrumentalists and improve the overall band sound by using fill licks, bass runs, passing chords, chord substitutions, chord extensions, and chord inversions.

Create Guitar Solos
The Guitar Player's Guide to Developing Creative Solos
Price: $29.95

he Guitar Player's Guide to Rhythm, Timing, and Groove - 240 page book with 3 Audio CDs (over 200 audio tracks!)

This book presents material that will help you provide strong acoustic guitar accompaniment in any musical situation by teaching you how to:

1) Keep better time and learn to develop and maintain a solid groove.

2) Outline and define the chords and chord changes in ways that provide texture and interest.

3) With the use of bass runs and passing chords, lead the listener’s ear through the chord progression in a way that helps provide forward movement and momentum to the music.

4) Provide texture, dynamics, and interest to the rhythm accompaniment in ways that positively and tastefully support the vocalist and lead instrumentalists and improve the overall band sound by using fill licks, bass runs, passing chords, chord substitutions, chord extensions, and chord inversions.

Flatpick Rhythm Guitar - Book plus Audio CDs
Price: $29.95

For nearly 19 years Joe Carr wrote a column for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine on the topic of rhythm guitar. Each of Joe’s articles not only addressed a very interesting and important rhythm guitar topic, he also provided wonderful historical context in his text, tabs and recordings. He brought our readers many wonderful examples of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, swing, Irish, and Western swing rhythm styles.
Over the years Joe’s column featured transcriptions of great early rhythm players such as Riley Puckett, Red Smiley, Jimmy Martin, Jimmie Rodgers, Edd Mayfield, Hank Snow, Doc Watson, Rodney Dillard, John Herald, Josh White, Charlie Monroe, Homer Haynes, Eldin Shamblin, Tommy Allsup, Charlie Waller, Arther Smith, and Lonnie Johnson. His column also covered the styles of more contemporary players like Clarence White, Tony Rice, Charles Sawtelle, Peter Rowan, Roland White, Del McCoury, Wyatt Rice, David Grier, and John Doyle. Additionally, his column covered many technical rhythm guitar topics such as extended chords, chord substitutions, and alternate chord progressions. Joe’s rhythm guitar knowledge was extensive and he graciously and generously shared it though his column in this magazine.
Adam Granger —Column Compilation - Book plus mp3 Audio
Price: $29.95

This book includes every column that Adam Granger produced during the 20 years we published Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. There are 120 articles in this 258 page book and 123 mp3 audio files are included. We didn't produce audio CDs for our first three years the magazine was published, but for this project Adam went back and recorded audio for those columns to include in this book. So, every column that included tab has corresponding audio tracks.
Improvisation Discount Bundle
Price: $34.95

Save $15 when you buy these two products as a bundle!

In this discount bundle you will receive Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 5: Improvisation and Style Studies, plus the 90-minute Guitar Player's Guide to Improvisation DVD by Tim May and Dan Miller


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