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Flatpicking Guitar Christmas - by Roberto Della Vecchia
Price: $19.95

Flatpicking Guitar Christmas: 10 Carols Arranged for Solo Flatpicking Guitar
Book and Audio CD
By Roberto Dalla Vecchia

During the holiday season, it is not uncommon for guitar players to be asked by family and friends if they would play a few seasonal tunes. Unfortunately, most guitar players do not spend a lot of time practicing and learning these tunes. For a flatpicker, picking up the guitar and playing a Christmas melody without the accompaniment of other musicians is something that is typically outside of their comfort zone. But that doesn't have to be the case!
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.
Flatpicking Essentials - Volume 1: Rhythm, Bass Runs, and Fill Licks Book / Audio CD by Dan Miller
Price: $24.95

Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 1: Rhythm, Bass Runs, and Fill Licks - Spiral Bound Book and CD
Written and Compiled by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Editor Dan Miller
This 96-page spiral bound instructional book, with audio CD, teaches you how to play interesting and exciting rhythm guitar accompaniment by showing you how to fill the rhythm guitarist roles of: Keeping Good Time, Outlining the Chord, Leading the Listener's Ear to the Chord Change, and adding Texture, Excitement, Drive, and Interest. The goal of this book and accompanying CD is to make you a better rhythm player, and to also prepare you to begin playing lead guitar in Volume 2 (Learning How to Solo: Carter Style Leads and Beyond).
Flatpicking Essentials - Volume 2: Learning How to Solo - Carter Style and Beyond Book / audio CD by Dan Miller
Price: $24.95

Learning How to Solo - Carter Style and Beyond  This Edition is the Spiral Bound Hardcopy Book with 2 CDs
You CAN learn how to take a guitar solo on ANY vocal tune!!   In the 108-pages of Volume 2 of the Flatpicking Essentials series you will be given very detailed instruction designed to teach you how to:
1) Select a Vocal Song
2) Learn the Chord Progression by Ear
3) Learn the Basic Melody by Ear
4) Find the Carter Style Arrangement
5) Learn How to Simplify the Melody
6) Embellish the Carter Style Arrangement using techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, alternate chord strums, tremolo, double stops, crosspicking, neighboring notes, scale runs, drones, and fill licks.
Guitar Player's Guide to Developing Speed, Accuracy & Tone - Book / 2 CDs by Brad Davis and Dan Miller
Price: $29.95

The Guitar Player's Guide to Developing Speed, Accuracy, and Tone (by Brad Davis and Dan Miller) is a 150 page book, with 157 audio tracks, that will show you how to develop speed, accuracy, volume, tone, note clarity, and fluidity for the acoustic guitar. Most books teach you the notes to songs, this book teaches you how to make each note that you play in those songs sound clear and distinct with rich tone and how you can bring all of those notes together in a smooth and fluid flow at any tempo.
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.
   
 
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