Moltissimi suggerimenti, consigli, segreti per la regolazione e la cura del vostro strumento, come i famosi tubicini di plastica che Stevie Ray Vaughan usava al ponte per proteggere dalla rottura le corde; tutti i trucchi e le misure della Lucille. 

Series: Book
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Medium: Softcover with DVD
Author: Dan Erlewine
This expanded edition for beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance. Features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever. New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics. 322 pages

Book/DVD pack. Newly expanded edition of this indispensable step-by-step manual for maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Learn how to adjust your own truss rod, install tuners, close and glue cracks, replace a nut, make finish repairs, wind your own pickups, and much, much more. Content is now highlighted based on skill level: Basic, D.I.Y., and Deep. New features include stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams and expanded coverage of acoustics. DVD features segments on: how to evaluate any guitar before buying, how to set your own intonation, how to install strings without damaging your guitar, more. 

In my boundless optimism, I expected clues to sonic miracles. I was talking to Bob Ezrin, who produced Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Peter Gabriel and many others, and, in the process, conjured some of the hippest guitar sounds ever blasted across the airwaves. Surely, there must have been some voodoo in his microphone selection, his mic placement and his choice and manipulation of preamps, compressors and other arcane signal processors. But Ezrin made it clear that everything started with the guitar itself. "An excellent setup is at the center of every good, complex guitar recording," he said. "The pickups must be in good shape, the electronics must be as clean as possible, and the fretboard must be buzz-free." At a time when the quality of inexpensive, off-the-rack guitars can be downright awesome, we tend to forget how a beautifully set up instrument-more specifically, one tailored to a player's every ergonomic desire and technical idiosyncrasy-can enhance a guitarist's tone and performance. Perhaps we also forget that some guitars have souls that influence our playing in mysterious ways. (Just ask Clapton about Blackie, or B.B. King about Lucille, or Brian May about his Red Special.) The lesson here is just because you can easily replace an instrument that's broken, cranky or sickly, it doesn't mean that you should. In some cases, a few simple repairs can bring a guitar back to life-or even make it better than ever. And don't forget the whole concept of hot-rod ding. With a little guidance and tech savvy, you can swap pickups, futz with wiring and enlist some other tricks to make a cheap guitar rage like a cornered panther, or turbocharge a fine guitar until it's something truly magical. As Ezrin revealed, it all comes down to the guitar and what you do with it. And that's where Dan Erlewine becomes your guru, mentor, coach, visionary, taskmaster, guide and, most likely, savior. Dan knows more about guitars and guitarcraftthan pretty much anyone left standing on this planet, and decades of his wisdom, tips, and techniques are encapsulated in this musthave book-which should now and forever be your guitar-repair bible. Dan has been a vital and much-respected member of the Guitar Player family for many years, writing the seminal "Repairs & Modifications" column, as well as the "Repairs" column and the innovative "Mod Squad" feature (which profiled Dan's youthful shop crew pimping out various guitars) during my tenure as editor. Dan has also produced several how-to DVDs, and is currently developing a series of video repair guides for Guitar Player's Web television station, GPTV. To quote a cliche, "Dan is the Man." But that's the whole truth. And after this book inspires you to transform your guitars into the easiest-playing, best-sounding machines you've ever plugged into an amp, you'll probably build a little shrine to Dan Erlewine in your music room, rehearsal space or home studio. Yeah, you'll be that thrilled with your instruments, and the man deserves it. Now, read on and start making your guitars play better and sound great. Guitar Player

... serious problem. Most acoustic guitars with problems suffer from sharpness and need to be compensated by adding to the string length. Occasionally, though, flat- ness caused by over-compensation isfound on acoustics on which the bridge has been installed out of position. Don't expect the guitar you buy to have perfect intonation. Tweaking the intonation needs to be done to suit the the individual player's needs, governed by the factors mentioned here. When setting intonation, we try to get a stri ng to play the same note when fretted at the 12th fret aswhen played open, only an octave higher. In theory, the distance from the nut to the 12th fret isthe same asfrom the 12th fret to the saddle. The 12th fret octave is the halfway point of the scale (scale length equals the measurement from the nutto the 12th fret, times two). In practice however, the string length must be increased to compensate for the sharpness that results when the string is pressed down during playing. The mathematical distance of the scale is based on a straight line from the nut to the saddle's center, but when you press the string down it becomes stretched, and goes sharp. This isa basic explanation of the need for compensation. Add in the factors below, and you'll see why the seemingly simple job of setting the intonation can cause you to tearyour hair out before you finally take the guitarto a repair shop, so they can teartheir hair out! The closer the strings are to the fingerboard, the less compensation is needed, since the strings go sharp lesswhen pressed. However, guitars with lighter strings generally need more compensation than heavier ones, since asstring tension decreases (going from heavier-gauge strings to lighter), the compensation need increases.Therefore, the lighter the strings and the lower the tension, the more need for compensation. So, perhaps one cancels out the other. Confusing, but you can prove it for yourselfby trying this test: Using an electronic tuner, check your guitar's intonation on the low Estring at concert pitch. Retune the string to D.lt will intonate sharper, which indicates the need for more compensation, or added string length. That's why the modern electric player, who uses .010 strings or lighter, often searches far and wide to find a repairman to set the intonation.
Wound strings need more compensation than plain ones. Because of their extra weight and slower, low-pitched vibrations, wound strings need more clearance from the fingerboard to avoid buzzing. The extra clearance isgained by raising the string height from the fingerboard for wound strings. This increase in heigh causes the strings to go sharp more than the unwounds when depressed. This iswhy bridge saddles slant toward the bassside on steel-string acoustics or electrics. I like the term "speaking length" of a string. Franz Jahnel's comprehensive Manual of Guitar Technology refers to the mathematical string length asthe "true" length (the measured distance from nut to bridge saddle), and the actual vibrating length asthe "playing” or speaking, length. A string, especially a wound one, doesn't actually start vibrating, or speaking, until it gets a certain distance from the nut orthe saddle. So, part of the string's length (in terms of sound) isalways lost-another reason for compensation. Notice that c1assicaI guita rs have sadd les with no slant. Why? The wound strings have a stranded core rather than a solid one, and sharp out at a rate similar to that of the solid nylon treble strings. Classical strings have a more even tension acrossthe fingerboard than steel strings. Therefore, they require close to the same amount of compensation per string, and in general are more uniformly spaced from the fingerboard in terms of height. You may find saddles that have been slightly filed off-center (compensated) under the Band G strings some classicals. Instruments with longer scales need less compensation than shorter-scaled ones, because the longer string must be tighterto reach the same pitch. Thus the longer string is lessapt to be sharp when fretted and needs lesscompensation (the higher the tension, the lessa string goes sharp).The two most common scales are long and short. Long scales are 25-112" or thereabouts (these include Strats, all their clones, and many Gibsons; Martin uses a 25.4" and guild a 25-518",but we lump them all together as long scale): short scales are 24-314" or thereabouts (Gibson Les Pauls, ES-335s,smaller Martins at 24.9",etc.).Classical guitars have long scales.There are many other scales, but only a few really common ones: a "medium" 25" scale is used ...


This Repair Guide is the leading step-by-step

maintenance manual for every guitar owner. New
in this edition: the content is highlighted for you based
on your skill level.
Basic: If you're not handy with tools, use the basic sections to keep your guitar out of the repair shop and playing its best.
d.i.y. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, th is book shows you how to do both simple and advanced repairs. 
deep If you want to go further into guitar repair, the 
deep sections are for you.
A few sample topics include:
Cleaning your guitar: what to use
How (and when) to adjust your own truss rod
Electric guitar adjustment, including Fender's own 10-step Strat setup"
Free DVD included. Dan shows you:
How to evaluate any guitar before buying
How to set your own intonation (It's simple!)
How to install strings without damaging your guitar
Computer files on the DVD:
Printable guitar assessment forms useful for repair work

Cleaning and care

basic basic

Supplies 1

Cleaning the finish

Cleaning the fingerboard

Avoiding cracks, dealing with humidity


Installing strings


Installing strings on electrics

Installing strings on acoustics 1

Installing strings on c1a~sicals 1

Neck evaluation and truss rod adjustment


Neck evalution


Truss rod adjustment

Understanding relief

Pro-quality straightedges

Typical neck adjustment scenario


Rescuing a broken truss rod

Setup and action


What is a setup?


The basics of setup

Setting up an electric guitar

Setting up a guitar with tremolo

Setting up an electric bass

Setting up a flattop acoustic

Setting up an archtop

Setting up a classical


Low action and the blues

Setups for pro players: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck

John Mooney's slide

Albert Collins




Intonation and compensation

basic Understanding compensation

d.i.y. Setting intonation

Adjustable bridges (electrics)

Non-adjustable bridges (acoustics)

deep Buzz Feiten Tuning System


Tuning machines

Tuner basics

d.i.y. Installing tuners

Steinberger tuners

Tuner repairs, broken mounting screws

Damage from over-oiled tuners


Rotted plastic knobs

Making new tuners look old

Reconstructing rotted knobs


Electric guitar bridges: non-tremolo


The manyTune-O-Matics

TonePros and Pigtails

Steve Rowen on T-O-M hardware


Slotting Gibson bridge saddles

Adjusting an ABR-1bridge radius

Bridge posts and tailpiece studs

De-rusting metal bridge saddles


Electric guitar bridges: tremolos


Setting up your tremolo system


Floyd Rose installation and setup

Kahler installation and setup

Fine-tuning a Strat tremolo

The Trem-Setter

Roller nuts


String benders


9 Acoustic guitar bridges


Fitting flattop bridge pins

Evaluating acoustic action


Replacing a bridge saddle -

Archtop bridges

Fitting an archtop bridge


10 Acoustic body repairs


Clamps and glues

Closing and gluing cracks

Gluing loose braces


Reattaching loose bridges

Bridge pad problems

Neck resets


11 Necks


basic d.i.y.

Fender guitar neck shapes

Fender bass neck shapes


Installing bolt-on necks

Fret buzz in the high registers


Broken pegheads


12 Fretwork


What to expect from afret job


Loose frets

Fret files

Compound radius fingerboards

Fret dressing


Choosing yourfretwire

Hammer-in method

Compression fretting

Martin bar-style fretting

The glue-in method

Bound fingerboards

Vintage Fender fretting

Fret slots and tang size


The neck jig

The Plek machine


13 Nut replacement


About nut replacement


steps for replacing a nut


Removing the old nut

Roughing in the blank

Cutting slots, finishing up

String spacing


14 Bindings and pickguards


Loose bindings

Shrinking Strat pickguards

Regluing an acoustic pickguard


15 Guitar electronics

Tools and supplies for electronics

Soldering technique

Using a multi meter

Caps and pots



Acoustic guitar amplification

Seml-hollowbody wiring

Pickup replacement

Pickup repair

Rewiring, modifications

Wiring diagrams


Wind your own pickups


6 Finishing and finish repairs


A basic finishing schedule

Spraying necks and bodies

Finish repairs

Supplies for finish repairs

Fixing chips

Fixing dents and scratches

Touching up color


Faking an aged finish


17 Shipping a guitar or amp

How to pack a guitar

How to pack an amp


18 Tools

basic tool list

d.i.y. tool list

deep tool list

sharpening chisels and scrapers


19 Resources and schools

Training for a career in lutherie

Lists: schools, suppliers, organizations



Price: €39,99


'90S ROCK BASS PLAY-ALONG Volume 4. All I Wanna Do -Fly Away -Give It Away -Hard To Handle -Jeremy -Know Your Enemy -Spiderwebs -You Oughta Know. CD TAB.

Series: Bass Play-Along
Medium: Softcover with CD
Artist: Various

The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch!
64 pages. Songs:

All I Wanna Do
Fly Away
Give It Away
Hard To Handle
Know Your Enemy
You Oughta Know

Price: €15,99



Series: Guitar Recorded Version
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Transcriptions in notes & tab for all 8 songs from Skynyrd's 1977 album, released just days before many members of the band were tragically killed in a plane crash. A rock classic, this album contains:

Ain't No Good Life
Honky Tonk Night Time Man
I Know A Little
I Never Dreamed
One More Time
That Smell
What's Your Name
You Got That Right

101 pages

Price: €20,99


LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Guitar Play-Along Volume 43. Basi. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar Play-Along
Softcover with CD - TAB
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch!

This volume includes eight songs:

Don't Ask Me No Questions
Down South Jukin'
Free Bird
Gimme Three Steps
I Know A Little
The Needle And The Spoon
Sweet Home Alabama
That Smell

80 pages

Price: €24,99



Alex De Grassi - The Six-String Workshop
Series: Instructional/Guitar/DVD
Format: DVD
Artist: Alex De Grassi

Guitar players are always trying to figure out the trademark tricks of their heroes. Now, on of the most influential acoustic guitarists of all time lets viewers in on his secrets. This workshop DVD shows guitar fans valuable inside tips on playing techniques, tunings and other guitar secrets. Songs include: Short Order • Lay This Body Down • Single Girl • St. James Infirmary • Shortnin' Bread • The Last Steam Engine. 57 minutes.

Malone Media Group
Castle Rock. CO 80104
Running rme: 57 Minutes
Produced & Diected by: Brian Malone
All Arrangements by: Alex de Grassi
Audio Engineer: Bruce Marshall
Mastered by: David GIasser, Airshow Mastering, Boulder. Colorado
Sleeve Design: Trantow
Produced and Recorded at: Acoustic Music Revival, Englewood. Colorado
Alex de Grassi plays lowden and Jeff Traugott guitars and uses D'Addario strings
2004 Malone Media Group. UC and
Tropo Records. AI rights reserved

Music & Discussion:
Short Order
Lay This Body Down
Single Girl
St. James Infmlay
Shortnin' Bread
The Last Steam Engine

De Grassi shows guitar fans valuable inside tips on playing techniques, tunings and others guitar secrets.

Inventory #HL 00320532

ISBN: 9781423407782
UPC: 884088035761
Width: 5.25"
Length: 7.25"
Run Time: 0:57:00

Price: €23,99

WHITE PAGES TAB OF VOLUME 3 Guitar Recorded Version TABLATURE-My Sharona-KNACK-Lithium-LIBRO


series: Guitar Recorded Version TAB
Artist: Various
By popular demand, here's Volume 3 of our best-selling guitar tab songbook featuring 150 MORE, great note-for-note PAGES: 1152
transcriptions, including:

Dreams performed by Fleetwood Mac
Heartbreaker performed by Pat Benetar
Catfish Blues performed by Jimi Hendrix
Cold Sweat, Pt. 1 performed by James Brown
Zombie performed by The Cranberries
Creep performed by Radiohead
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love performed by Van Halen
This Love performed by Maroon5
Rock'n Me performed by Steve Miller Band
Time performed by Hootie & The Blowfish
Buddy Holly performed by Weezer
Whip It performed by Devo
Burning For You performed by Blue Oyster Cult
Jane Says performed by Jane's Addiction
Hand In My Pocket performed by Alanis Morissette
Alive performed by Pearl Jam
No Rain performed by Blind Melon
Dream Police performed by Cheap Trick
All Along The Watchtower performed by Jimi Hendrix
Heaven performed by Los Lonely Boys
Lightning Crashes performed by Live
Wish You Were Here performed by Incubus
Stupid Girl performed by Garbage
Highway Star performed by Deep Purple
That Thing You Do! performed by The Wonders
Gone Away performed by The Offspring
Santeria performed by Sublime
Just A Girl performed by No Doubt
All For You performed by Sister Hazel
Shimmer performed by Fuel
Breakdown performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Carry On performed by Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Heaven Tonight performed by Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
Turn The Page performed by Metallica
Keep Away performed by Godsmack
What's My Age Again? performed by blink-182
American Pie performed by Don McLean
Lay It On The Line performed by Triumph
If You're Gone performed by Matchbox Twenty
Grace performed by Jeff Buckley
Fat Lip performed by Sum 41
Cuts Like A Knife performed by Bryan Adams
Aqualung performed by Jethro Tull
Photograph performed by Def Leppard
Oh Well Part 1 performed by Fleetwood Mac
Like The Way I Do performed by Melissa Etheridge
The Warrior performed by Scandal
Sharp Dressed Man performed by ZZ Top
Blue Sky performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Cherry Pie performed by Warrant
I Get Around performed by The Beach Boys
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You performed by Led Zeppelin
I Am The Highway performed by Audioslave
Kryptonite performed by 3 Doors Down
Bang A Gong (Get It On) performed by T. Rex
Bark At The Moon performed by Ozzy Osbourne
Here I Go Again performed by Whitesnake
Are You Gonna Be My Girl performed by Jet
The House Of The Rising Sun performed by The Animals
Somebody Told Me performed by The Killers
Black Velvet performed by Alannah Myles
Blaze Of Glory performed by Jon Bon Jovi
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) performed by Styx
Born To Be Wild performed by Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl performed by Van Morrison
Carry On Wayward Son performed by Kansas
Cold Shot performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Damn Right, I've Got The Blues performed by Buddy Guy
Dear Mr. Fantasy performed by Traffic
Deuce performed by Kiss
Don't Stand So Close To Me performed by ThePolice
Don't Tell Me You Love Me performed by Night Ranger
Empire performed by Queensryche
Evil Woman performed by Electric Light Orchestra
Fight For Your Right (To Party) performed by Beastie Boys
Funk #49 performed by The James Gang
Gypsy Road performed by Cinderella
A Hard Day's Night performed by The Beatles
Hollywood Nights performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet band
Hurts So Good performed by John "Cougar" Mellancamp
I Can't Explain performed by The Who
I Want To Hold Your Hand performed by The Beatles
Jessie's Girl performed by Rick Springfield
Killer Queen performed by Queen
Land Of Confusion performed by Genesis
Last Child performed by Aerosmith
Le Freak performed by Chic
Lithium performed by Nirvana
Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) performed by The Hollies
Magic Man performed by Heart
My Sharona performed by The Knack
Once Bitten Twice Shy performed by Great White
Peg performed by Steely Dan
Practice What You Preach performed by Testament
Pretending performed by Eric Clapton
Rock This Town performed by Stray Cats
Rocky Mountain Way performed by Joe Walsh
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) performed by Elton John
Secret Agent Man performed by Johnny Rivers
Should I Stay Or Should I Go performed by The Clash
Sweet Home Alabama performed by Lynyrd Skynrd
Texas Flood performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan
(So) Tired Of Waiting For You performed by The Kinks
Turn Me Loose performed by Lover Boy
25 Or 6 To 4 performed by Chicago
Up All Night performed by Slaughter
Wanted Dead Or Alive performed by Bon Jovi
We Built This City performed by Starship
White Rabbit performed by Jefferson Airplane
Hard To Handle performed by The Black Crowes
Evil Ways performed by Santana
One Way Or Another performed by Blondie
We're Ready performed by Boston
I'd Love To Change The World performed by Ten Years After
Too Rolling Stoned performed by Robin Trower
Hold On Loosely performed by 38 Special
Yankee Rose performed by Dovid Lee Roth
Seven Bridges Road performed by Eagles
Ziggy Stardust performed by David Bowie
Panama performed by Van Halen
Big City Nights performed by Scorpions
Pornograffitti performed by Extreme
White Wedding performed by Billy Idol
Free performed by Phish
Fall To Pieces performed by Velvet Revolver
One Step Closer performed by Linkin Park
Get Ready performed by Rare Earth
Ain't Too Proud To Beg performed by The Temptations
I Wish performed by Stevie Wonder
Hot Legs performed by Rod Stewart
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) performed by The Four Tops
I Heard It Through The Grapevine performed by Marvin Gaye
It's Your Thing performed by The Isley Brothers
Cherub Rock performed by Smashing Pumpkins
No More Mr. Nice Guy performed by Alice Cooper
Fly performed by Sugar Ray
Space Lord performed by Monster Magnet
Midnight Train performed by Buddy Guy (with Johnny Lang)
Mas Tequila performed by Sammy Hagar
Everyday performed by Dave Matthews Band
Lovesong performed by The Cure
Nookie performed by Limp Bizkit
Lights Out performed by Michael Schenker
Jeremy performed by Pearl Jam
Talk Dirty To Me performed by Poison
The Trooper performed by Iron Maiden
Lost In Germany performed by King's X
Back In Black performed by AC/DC
The Boys Are Back In Town performed by Thin Lizzy

Price: €36,99


FRETBOARD MASTERY. Stetina, 168 pagine. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar Educational
Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Troy Stetina

Untangle the mysterious regions of the guitar fretboard and unlock your potential. Fretboard Mastery familiarizes you with all the shapes you need to know by applying them in real musical examples, thereby reinforcing and reaffirming your newfound knowledge. The result is a much higher level of comprehension and retention. 168 pages.

Price: €23,99


INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ GUITAR SOLOING, A Comprehensive Improvisation Method. Musicians Institute Press. CD TABLATURE

Introduction to Jazz Guitar Soloing
A Comprehensive Improvisation Method

Series: Musicians Institute Press
Publisher: Musicians Institute Press
Format: Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Joe Elliott

Perfect for seasoned rockers seeking new challenges and jazz newcomers looking for a good start, this book/CD pack covers scales, chords, licks, techniques and other vital jazz improv concepts step by step. The accompanying CD features 65 full-band demo and play-along tracks.

Inventory #HL 00695406
ISBN: 9780634009709
UPC: 073999998580
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
104 pages

• Key Center Soloing
• Chord Tone Soloing
• The Connecting Game
• Situation Playing
• Acquiring Vocabulary and Repertoire
• Scales
• Arpeggios
• Color Notes
• Chromatics
• Harmonization
• Solo Shaping
• Writing and Using Licks
• How to Practice
• Much More!

Whether you're a seasoned rocker seeking a new challenge or a jazz newcomer looking for a good start, this book and CD pack will provide the vital concepts you need to begin your journey into jazz improvisation. Includes loads of step-by-step information, scales, licks, and techniques, plus the accompanying audio CD features 65 full-band demo and play-along tracks!

If you're like me, your first experience playing a guitar solo was in your friend's basement or garage. You probably learned the A minor pentatonic scale in fifth position, learned a few repetitive "didlee-diddies," a couple of bends, and had a great time jammin'. When I figured out what key a song was in, I would move my minor pentatonic shape, didlee-diddles, and bends to the place on the neck that seemed to fit and-jam. The soloist in me didn't really seem to care that I didn't know too much. Well, this was how I played for quite some time. I gradually expanded my knowledge by learning more patterns of minor and major pentatonic scales. I played with this amount of scale knowledge until I got into college and was introduced to some jazz guys. Playing tunes with them, I continued this basic approach but had to adapt to the songs changing keys more often. My solo approach, however, was still basically the same: figure out the key and wander around the pattern hoping I'd get lucky and play something good. This is called key center soloing, and there is nothing wrong with it. It's a wonderful way for us to break into the world of soloing early on in our musical development. It's great that we guitarists can learn to make good music with a small amount of information. But I knew there had to be more. Most guitarists live in this stage of development for a long time with a growing sense that they are missing some important element that would make them sound better. They're right. What's missing is the knowledge of how to make your solo fit the chords the band is playing. How do the great players pick those great notes in their solos? Some people might refer to these notes as "sweet notes," but they are really just chord tones. Chord tones are simply the notes of the chord that the band is playing. This very simple concept, which is called chord tone soloing, is the basis for the technical side of playing jazz. The vehicle for playing chord tones is the arpeggio. Understanding the concept is simple; implementing it requires some special and organized efforts. This book is designed to do just that: organize and gradually build your fretboard knowledge to a level where chord tone playing becomes as natural as wandering around the minor pentatonic scale. This book is based on the jazz improvisation method I've taught at G.I.T. since 1988. It works for the seasoned rocker who is ready for a new challenge or the jazz newcomer looking for a good start. The essence of the book can be summarized by the following statement.
As a developing player, you have two simple goals:
• To acquire a vocabulary (licks you know)
• To acquire a repertoire (songs you know)
(For a song to be "in your repertoire" you must be able to play the melody, improvise a solo, and comp for another soloist-all from memory.)
This book will cover the following general topics to help you develop vocabulary:
• key center soloing
• chord tone playing
• arpeggios
• organizing arpeggios
• situation playing-the concept of extracting common chord progression fragments from tunes and learning vocabulary to play over them
• colorful note options
• writing licks (developing vocabulary)
• inserting the licks into songs
• acquiring and developing repertoire
• other melodic devices
• solo shaping



A Comprehensive Improvisation Method by Joe Elliott


Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Organizing Arpeggios in Major Scale Patterns
Chapter 3: Organizing Arpeggios in Minor Scale Patterns
Chapter 4: Situation Playing
Chapter 5: The Connecting Game
Chapter 6: The Connecting Game in More Patterns
Chapter 7: Expanding Note Options with Added Color Tones
Chapter 8: Introducing the Melodic Minor Scale
Chapter 9: Adding Altered Tones
Chapter 10: Referencing and Worksheets
Chapter 11: The Connecting Game with the Altered Scale
Chapter 12: The Locrian #2 Scale
Chapter 13: Writing Licks
Chapter 14: Inserting Licks
Chapter 15: Disguising Licks
Chapter 16: Harmonizing the Melodic Minor Scale for Altered Dominants
Chapter 17: Harmonizing the Melodic Minor Scale for Minor 7 (b5)Chords
Chapter 18: Turnaround Licks in Major (1I1-VI-II-V-I)
Chapter 19: Turnaround Licks in Minor (I-VI-II-V-I)
Chapter 20: The Lydian b7 Scale
Chapter 21: Harmonizing the Melodic Minor Scale for Non-Functioning Dominants
Chapter 22: Non-Resolving II-V Progressions
Chapter 23: The Bebop Bridge
Chapter 24: Chromatic Connections
Chapter 25: Other Melodic Devices
Chapter 26: Putting It Together
Chapter 27: Solo Shaping
Chapter 28: How to Budget Practice Time

ISBN 978-0-634-00970-9


Price: €26,99



Series: Guitar Recorded Version
Softcover - TAB
Artist: Avenged Sevenfold

California metalcore quintet A7X scored big with their first three CDs, winning MTV's Best New Artist award in 2006. This folio matches their latest self-produced release, featuring note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all 10 songs, including the hit single Almost Easy. PARENTAL ADVISORY FOR EXPLICIT CONTENT. 120 pages.
Almost Easy
Brompton Cocktail
Critical Acclaim
Dear God
A Little Piece Of Heaven
Unbound (The Wild Ride)

Price: €24,99



Series: Guitar Recorded Version
Artist: B.B. King
The All Music Guide praises B.B. King in no uncertain terms as the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. This outstanding new book in our Guitar Recorded Versions series provides note-for-note transcriptions with tablature for 35 hits from this living legend from 1950 to 2000, 216 PAGES, including:

Ask Me No Questions
B.B. Blues
Bad Luck Soul
B.B.'s Boogie
Beautician Blues
Chains And Things
Cryin' Won't Help You
Don't Answer The Door
Everything I Do Is Wrong
Five Long Years
Fools Get Wise
Get Off My Back Woman
I Want You So Bad
It's My Own Fault Darlin'
Just Like A Woman
King Of Guitar
King's Special
Miss Martha King
A New Way Of Driving
Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
Please Accept My Love
Recession Blues
Riding With The King
Rock Me Baby
She's Dynamite
So Excited
Sweet Little Angel
Sweet Sixteen
Three O'Clock Blues
The Thrill Is Gone
Watch Yourself
When Your Baby Packs Up And Goes
You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
You Upset Me Baby

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