Every Rose Has Its Thorn [Poison]
Fly To The Angels [Slaughter]
Hole Hearted [Extreme]
Love Is On The Way [Saigon Kick]
Love Of A Lifetime [Firehouse]
Signs [Tesla]
To Be With You [Mr. Big]
When The Children Cry [White Lion] 


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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! 8 songs, 56 pages

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CLASSIC ROCK FOR FINGERSTYLE GUITAR. 18 canzoni arrangiate per chitarra: Angie -Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You -Brown Eyed Girl -Dream On -Dreams -Dust In The Wind -Every Breath You Take -Fire And Rain -Free Bird -Free Fallin' -Imagine -Just The Way You Are -Layla -New Kid In Town -Something -Wonderful Tonight -Your Song -you're in my heart. TABLATURE

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ROCKABILLY GUITAR PLAY-ALONG Vol. 20. Basi: Be-Bop-A-Lula -Blue Suede Shoes -Hello Mary Lou -Little Sister -Mystery Train -Rock This Town -Stray Cat Strut -That'll Be the Day. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar Play-Along
Softcover with CD - TAB
Artist: Various

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! 8 songs:

Blue Suede Shoes
Hello Mary Lou
Little Sister
Mystery Train
Rock This Town
Stray Cat Strut
That'll Be The Day

56 pages

Price: €21,99


CLASSICAL THEMES FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR, 25 Solo Guitar Arrangements, Jean Marc Belkadi. CD TAB.

Series: Musicians Institute Press
Publisher: Musicians Institute Press
Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Jean Marc Belkadi

This book/CD package contains 25 timeless classical themes from the Renaissance to the Romantic Era and beyond. It includes works by J.S. Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dowland, Guiliani, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Purcell, Satie, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky. A bio for each composer is also included and the CD features demo tracks of each piece.
48 pages

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GIBSON'S FABULOUS FLAT-TOP GUITARS An Illustrated History & Guide Vinopal-Erlewine-Whitford LIBRO

GIBSON'S FABULOUS FLAT-TOP GUITARS, An Illustrated History & Guide, Vinopal. 224 pagine.

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Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author : Dan Erlewine
Author : David Vinopal
Author : Eldon Whitford

Finally back in print! The must-have book on Gibson's killer acoustic guitars, now updated.

From the 1920s to the present, Gibson and its flat-tops have been synonymous with American music. Whether the music you listen to is from the North or the South, the country or the city, it is likely that a Gibson guitar was involved in creating it. Through more than 200 photos and detailed text, this book chronicles the development and evolution of Gibson's fabulous flat-tops, showing why these guitars have been the choice of so many great musicians, professional and amateur alike, over the last 70 years. 224 pages

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SWING GUITAR, Fred Sokolow. A String Of Pearls -Choo Choo Ch' Boogie -Go Daddy-O -I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) -In The Mood -It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) -Jersey Bounce -Jump, Jive An' Wail -Just A Gigolo -Route 66 -Sentimental Journey -Since I Don't Have You -Take The 'A' Train -Tuxedo Junction -Zoot Suit Riot. Basi Jam play-along. CD TABLATURE

Series: Guitar Educational
Softcover with CD - TAB
Author: Fred Sokolow

Learn to play swing rhythm and lead guitar in the style of the masters! With this book / CD pack you get: transcriptions of 15 original hit recordings from the classics of the 1930s and '40s to the revival of the '90s; performance notes to help you understand the solos; instruction in comping patterns and chord embellishment; a history of swing guitar; and more. Songs, The accompanying CD includes full-band demos of all the songs, with guitar parts isolated. 80 pages

The Swing Era and the Swing Revival

Swing was America's pop music from the mid-1930s to the late 1940s. Some bands (like
Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw) were sweeter and milder, while others (like Benny Goodman and
Count Basie) were hotter and wilder. Some featured hot, improvised solos-the horn players
were the stars-and others strictly read the arrangements. But they all played dance music and
performed for jitterbugging and lindy-hopping couples. In the early 1930s, African-American
bands like those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Fletcher Henderson launched the swing
era, and predominantly white bands like those of Benny Goodman, the Dorseys, and Harry
James made it a mainstream pop phenomenon.
A typical swing band consisted of a rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass, and drums), four or
five saxophones, the same number of trumpets and likewise trombones, and at least one vocalist.
The leader was usually a virtuoso player, and expert arrangers made up intricate charts in
which horn sections often played repetitious, rhythmic riffs in counterpoint to one another.
As World War II ended, the popularity of the big bands waned. (In 1946, eight major big
bands folded!) Smaller, more rhythm 'n' blues-oriented combos like Louis Jordan and the
Tympany Five came on strong to take their place. The new music was still horn- and riff-driven,
but bands emphasized boogie-woogie, a strong backbeat, and simpler, bluesier chord progressions.
It led to rock 'n' roll in less than a decade. If you were a teenager in 1954, swing was the
"square" music your parents liked!
But what goes around comes around, and in the late 1980s a swing revival was bubbling up
all over the U.S. By the early 1990s, most large cities in the country had at least one nightclub
where swing bands played, and dancers dressed in retro styles displayed the steps they had just
learned at the swing-dance lesson that preceded the live band. (In between dances, instead of
holding a cigarette and cocktail, the hoofers had a towel and a bottle of Evian!) Groups like
Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Royal Crown Revue, and Big Bad Voodoo
Daddy had hit singles and albums, were featured in major films, and even played at the World
Series halftime show (a sure sign of popular acceptance). Most of these new bands were smaller
than the Dorseys' or Ellington's, and they borrowed as much from Louis Jordan and Louis Prima
as they did from Benny Goodman. But by the turn of the new millennium, the message was unmistakable:
swing was back.
The Role of Guitar in Swing
During the original swing era, guitars were acoustic. Charlie Christian introduced the electric
guitar to big band music in 1939 when he joined Benny Goodman's band, but by the time it
took hold in other bands, the swing era was nearly over. Most players favored arch-top, F-hole
guitars like the Gibson L-5 and the Epiphone Broadway or Emperor. (Epiphone was not owned
by Gibson in those days.) These guitars had no cutaway, and their purpose was to provide fourbeats-
to-the-bar rhythm. Since single-note guitar solos could hardly be heard above a horn section,
chords-rather than hot licks-were the guitarist's main tools. The steady chunk-chunkchunk
of the guitar kept the rhythm section flowing.
Often, when swing guitarists "comp" (play chord backup to a vocalist or soloist), theyembellish
the basic chord progression. Going beyond chord ornamentation (e.g. playing a G9 instead
of a G7), they improvise whole progressions that are not found on sheet music, to make
the music hip (or "hep," as they said during the swing era). So in order to comp in the authentic
swing style, the guitarist who is unschooled in jazz needs some hip ness (hepness?) lessons!

Choo Choo Ch' Boogie - Louis Jordan and The Tympany Five, 1946
Go Daddy-O - Big Bad Wodoo Daddy, 1995 
I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) - Spencer Williams, 1956
In The Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1939
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington - Sophisticated Ladies, 1932
Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman, 1942
Jump, Jive An' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra - Louis Prima, (1956) 1998
Just A Gigolo - Leonello Casucci, 1930 
Route 66 - Nat Cole Trio, 1946
Sentimental Journey - Les Brown and his Orchestra, 1943
Since I Don't Have You - Brian Setzer Orchesta, (1959) 1988
A String Of Pearls - Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1942
Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington - Billy Strayhorn - 1941
Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1940
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies - 1997 - Steve Perry

Price: €39,99


BONAMASSA JOE, Signature Sounds, Styles & Techniques. DVD

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Joe Bonamassa reveals the playing techniques, tips and gear behind his powerhouse blues-rock guitar style. Topics covered include: rhythm, soloing, slide guitar, effects, amps & speakers, and more. Features the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, and Gibson guitars. 61 minutes.


Red hot Blues master Joe Bonamassa reveals the secrets behind his powerhouse blues-rock guitar style, from the equipment he uses to the licks that make up his incredible signature style.

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Watch and listen as Steven Adler demonstrates techniques, grooves and fills designed for the beginning rock drummer. He teaches: parts of the drums; the pyramid of rhythms; basic rock beats; rock fills; dynamics and more, discussing his own influences and history with the drums. 43 min. Run Time: 43:00

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ASAP CLASSICAL GUITAR Learn How to Play the Classical Way James Douglas Esmond LIBRO CD TABLATURE gymnopedie

ASAP CLASSICAL GUITAR, Learn How to Play the Classical Way, James Douglas Esmond. CD TABLATURE.


Per chi incomincia a suonare la chitarra classica, ASAP, As Soon As Possible, con il significato di: "al più presto possibile".

Serie: Guitar
Editore: Centerstream Publications
Copertina morbida con CD - TAB
Autore: James Douglas Esmond

Teacher-friendly or for self-study, this book/CD pack for beginning to intermediate guitarists features classical pieces and exercises presented progressively in notes and tab, with each explained thoroughly and performed on the accompanying CD. A great way to learn to play ASAP! 36 pages.


List of piece playing tips and explanations of exercises

R.H.Exercise Group #1
An easy introduction to the most basic finger patterns used in these pieces as well as good reading for the open strings.

R.H.Exercise Group #2
Moreindex and middle combinations. Start slowly and work for balance in the hand and an even tone.

L.H.Exercise #1
Stay on one string for as long as necessary to get perfect. Moving each finger deliberately and independent of others.

L.H.Exercise #2
Work to keep fingers down until they absolutely need to move.

Spanish Theme
Use this as a reinforcing piece for first position reading by saying notes out loud while playing. Index and Middle throughout for the top line. Work this line separately for awhile before adding the Bassline.

Ode to Joy
This piece, like the last is introduced in two parts and the Bassline will require a bit more attention.

Minuet in C
This piece should be approached like the last two but the parts require even more attention. Follow the left hand fingerings very closely. Get the left hand and the Bassline very good before adding together.

R.H.Exercise Group #3
These arpeggiations will be useful and comprehensive in regards to learning the next pieces in the book. Take one at at a time and practice very slowly.

L.H.Exercise #3
The L.H. and RH. should be practiced equally in this exercise. Practice the right hand alone and don't go too fast.

Pastoral Theme
Feel the left hand being free even thought the 3rd finger is rooted to the low G. Practice the top line by itself as well.

Gymnopedie #1
This is the first Chordal piece and therefore working on it by "Blocking" the left hand and just practicing the motions that the left hand uses from ms. to ms. will be beneficial. Also practice the Bassline and right hand motions alone.

New World Theme
Approach this piece the same way as the first three "Break-Down" pieces.

Etude in C
For this piece just looking at the tablature and practicing the arpeggio patterns by themselves with no left hand is a good way to start. Then incorporate blocking the left hand motions as well before putting together slowly.

Etude in A minor
Approach this piece the same way as the Etude in C.

Approach this piece by breaking up the two lines, but pay very close attention to the top line. De-emphasize the
Bass notes as much as possible. A light touch when holding down the repeated C and G is good for the other fingers.

Academic Festival Overture
Practice the chords that happen on every other beat to start. Try to de-emphasize the middle voices as well.

A Dance
Get familiar with the repeating Bassline in this piece so it can be put into the background while the top voice and middle voices can focused on more. Follow the fingering strictly.

Simple Lamentation
Practice the Bassline a lot by itself, being careful to shape it and work on having a good volume and even tone.

Soldier's March
Practice the chords without worrying about the rhythm at first and then after working the RH. motions, combine.

Approach this piece in the same way as Musette, being careful to have a light left hand, especially when moving up
the neck.

Practice the RH. arpeggio pattern by itself before learning the L.H. Focus on some of the harder chord changes.

Practice the melody by itself a lot to get a very good, even sound. Make sure to de-emphasize the middle voices.

Musetta's Waltz
Use the same approach as with Adagio, take your time to plant the L.H./ RH. fingers on the ending 8th note run

Practice the repeating Bassline first to get it very solid, then work on each 4 measure piece before connecting them.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Special care on the opening octaves should be taken. Be careful not to tense up the right hand on repeated fingerings throughout.


Foreword - How to use the Book
This book, while organized progressively, is constituted of all pieces that are developmental in nature for a beginner's technique. It is therefore recommended but not necessary to go through the book in a stepwise fashion. In addition the pieces can be broken in to several technique categories( i,m studies, arpeggio studies, chordal, etc.) and some pieces fall in to several of these categories. To ease the student into reading on the guitar the pieces have been arrange in very manageable keys, no more than 1# used.
I strongly suggest following all the fingerings that are suggested, however, if there are places in the book where a teacher or student wishes to change a fingering then that should be fine as long as the student adheres to it. There are many options for fingerings on the guitar and the important thing to remember is that the student is building what I like to call a "Technique Memory" and that each piece, or section of a piece can be seen as a set of directions that will, if practiced carefully, be absorbed and adhered readily to the next similar piece. As Guitarists, we are always building towards more difficult pieces but in a way always dealing with some of the same as well so it makes sense to stick closely to fingerings for some time.
Write in even more if necessary.
The exercises and 1st section of Broken-Down pieces are meant to really help the student ease into the book. The exercises do not have to be mastered before studying the pieces, especially due to the reading aspect, but should be incorporated into a daily practice routine.
I hope you enjoy the pieces and find this to be fun and helpful on your journey as a Classical guitarist.


James Douglas Esmond started playing the guitar
seriously in his teens. He received his Bachelor's
of Music Theory and Classical Guitar performance
from Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.Upon graduating
he became involved in church music. He has held
positions in various churches, as a guitarist, organist,
singer and conductor. In addition to his church
work, he also teaches Guitar and Piano at Blue Sky
Studios in Delmar, N.Y., and writes and arranges
compositions in various genres and styles. He currently
serves as the Organist/Music Coordinator at
Newtonville Methodist Church in Loudonville, N.Y.
He resides in Albany N.Y.with his wife Meighan.


Table of Contents and C.D. Track List

Exercises and Pieces in graded order, with playing Tips

Foreword and Biography

Track 1. -R.H.Exercise Group #1
Track 2. - R.H.Exercise Group #2 .
Track 3. -L.H.Exercise #1 .
Track 4. -L.H.Exercise #2 .
Track 5. -Spanish Theme (Melody and Bassline) .
Track 6. -Spanish Theme .
Track 7. - Ode to Joy (Melody and Bassline) .
Track 8. - Ode to Joy .
Track 9. - Minuet in C (Melody and Bassline) .
Track 10. - Minuet in C .
Track 11. -R.H.Exercise Group #3 .
Track 12. -L.H.Exercise #3 .
Track 13. - Pastoral Theme .
Track 14. - Gymnopedie #1 .
Track 15. - New World Theme .
Track 16. -Etude in C .
Track 17. -Etude in A minor .
Track 18. -Musette .
Track 19. - Academic Festival Overture .
Track 20. - A Dance .
Track 21. - Simple Lamentation .
Track 22. - Soldier's March .
Track 23. - Sunrise .
Track 24. - Reflections .
Track 25. - Adagio .
Track 26. - Musetta's Waltz .
Track 27. - Cannon .
Track 28. - Eine Kleine Nachtmusic .

Price: €16,99



Liutaio personale di Keith Richards (ROLLING STONES), Buddy Guy, Leo Kottke, Roger Glover (DEEP PURPLE) e molti altri. DVD

Series: Instructional/Guitar/DVD
Format: DVD
Author : Denny Rauen

Denny Rauen is a nationally acclaimed master luthier whose clients include many top musicians and collectors from around the world - Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Leo Kottke, Roger Glover and many others. In this must-have instructional DVD, Denny personally teaches: installing a pickup; shielding a guitar (taming the single coil hum); wiring modification (Telecaster); adjusting the truss rod; adjusting intonation; tools of the trade; tech secrets; and more. Includes printable wiring schematics! 1 hr. 57 min.

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