Learn how to play jazz and blues on your 3 string cigar box guitar (GDG). A comprehensive two book series. Book one includes: tablature, notation and chords, over 100 jazz and blues riffs, jazz and blues tunes, scales and arpeggios, theory and improvisation and much more.
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Learn how to play jazz and blues on your 4 string cigar box guitar (GDGB). A comprehensive two book series with tablature, notation and chords. Book Two includes: jazz and blues tunes, jazz chord voicings, chord progressions, a massive chord library, chord theory and much more.
In "The Pop Rock Guitar Looper Pedal Book" you will learn how to effectively use your looper pedal and improve your pop/rock guitar playing.
There are 30 practice loops from 2 to 16 bars long divided into five separate loops or parts. The five parts are: riffs or melody, bass, chords, rhythm, and an extra optional part to enhance the overall loop. The book also covers a wide variety of instructional materials including looping and improvising tips, pop and rock chord progressions, scales and fingerboard charts, plus much more. Take your guitar playing to the next level and become a looper pro!
The Complete Cigar Box Guitar Chord Book is the most extensive library of chords ever assembled for the 3-string cigar box guitar. With over 2000 chords, chord progressions, strumming patterns and exercises included. Chords are shown with diagrams, tablature, notation, and some photos. A must have for all cigar box guitar players. 177 pages.
The looper pedal is ideally suited for the blues genre! Most styles of blues have repeating chord progressions like the twelve-bar blues making it perfect for looping. Guitarist Brent Robitaille has created two, four, eight, twelve, and sixteen bar multi-layered loops divided into four to five separate layers or parts. Each loop contains riffs or a melody, a bass line, chords, and a rhythm pattern.
Get your loops sounding better with the "ten tips for making great loops" and also improve your solos with the "ten tips for making great solos." Also included: full blues scales and standard blues chord progressions in all keys, blues strumming patterns, chord spelling charts, fingerboard charts, and a section on how to play slide guitar with exercises.
This book serves two functions: how to use your looper pedal musically and efficiently to create blues loops for soloing and performing, and how to overall improve your blues guitar playing.
The first book of its kind and a welcome addition for any guitarist looking to expand their blues playing using a looper pedal.
In Improve Your Guitar Chord Playing - Chord Switching Tips, Tricks & Exercises, you'll learn the essential skills required to master the most frequently used guitar chords. 200 PAGES!
Discover important lessons and exercises to play faster precise sounding chords and an improved 3-way visual chord learning system with tests to help remember chords by shape.
Inside you'll find the essential chords to play thousands of songs, simplified easy to play chords for beginners, another 35 of the most commonly used chords, 16 sharp and flat chords, 8 main types of barre chords, and rock power chords. More than just another book full of chords:
• 12 Tips, tricks, and exercises to improve your chord switching • Step by step chord switching exercises excellent for beginners and all levels • 45 of the most useful chord progressions in pop, rock, folk, and blues. • 7 Barre chord tips with strengthening exercises • Master the fingerboard with unique triangle patterns and diagrams • Key and capo charts to transpose from key to key
You'll also find a variety of strumming and fingerstyle patterns, ten classic practice songs with notes and tablature in two keys, plus how to read and improve your rhythm.
Improve Your Guitar Chord Playing is perfect those wanting to advance from their current level. If you want to become a better guitar player this book is for you!
JUST RELEASED! (181pages) "Cigar Box Guitar – The Ultimate Collection: Volume 2.” More great blues, rock, classical, traditional and jazz tunes and instruction to learn your CBG! Great for beginners and experienced players. A good selection of slide, fingerstyle, songs, riffs, scale and chord charts and some useful tips for accompanying and learning chords. Also included: rock riffs, popular chord progressions with chord diagrams, lessons and practice riffs, fingerboard charts and more. Everything you need to learn your CBG!
NEW "101 Riffs and Solos" is arranged for the 3 string fretted or fretless cigar box guitar tuned to GDG. A great resource for beginners and a good review of useful techniques for players of all levels and styles including blues, rock, country, popular and more. The riffs cover all the main slide techniques needed to improve your playing. Lesson tips and instructions are also included for each of the 101 riffs and solos. How to read tablature, rhythms and how to play slide are presented for beginners or those in need of a refresh. Download the free audio mp3's from my website to help learn the riffs and solos. Scales and chord tone charts are also included to further your knowledge and to help create your own riffs and solos. You will also find a few pages of commonly used chords and fingerboard charts at the back of the book.
SALE (25% off ) Master the blues! Everything you need to learn the blues on the 3 String Cigar Box Guitar (GDG). A complete blues method with over 330 pages! Included in the book: blues tunes and patterns; 40 blues riffs in all keys; blues chord progressions: 12 bar, 8 bar, 16 bar, minor, jazz blues, shuffle blues; walking bass; blues scales and maps with tablature and notations; blues strumming and fingerstyle patterns; complete chord charts with common blues chords; how to play slide. A must have for all cigar box guitar players!
There are many books that show you how to play slide with lots of riffs and scales but often what is overlooked is to just play simple melodies you recognize. Playing these tunes will help you develop correct intonation and important techniques like muting. There are 7 main slide techniques that you will master and put into practice as presented in the how to play slide pages. The included slide exercises also help to reinforce the 7 main principles of slide playing that you will apply to the 25 tunes presented here.
The 25 tunes are some of the most well known traditional, classical, blues & western tunes. They are arranged specifically for slide guitar in standard tuning. Playing in standard tuning offers many rewards without the trouble of re-tuning which again is often overlooked in most slide guitar books. The tunes are in relative order of difficulty and perfect for those new to slide guitar. Even the simplest song can be difficult when considering the challenges of playing with good tone and tuning. Most of the tunes are arranged to keep the melody on one or two strings so a consistent tone can be produced. This is a common practice and much easier to play when less string skipping is involved. Some of the arrangements have the tablature written in the middle or down the fretboard to facilitate easier position changes when switching between notes. The added fingerboard charts are a reference for those that prefer to read the notation instead of the tablature. With this collection of tunes you will learn all the fundamentals of playing slide guitar with a little practice and of course the right slide and correct action. Tune List - House of the Rising Sun - Amazing Grace - Scarborough Fair - The Parting Glass - Worried Man Blues - Be Thou My Vision - Ode to Joy - Danny Boy - Fur Elise - Greensleeves - Little Brown Jug - The Water is Wide - Streets of Laredo - Wild Mountain Thyme - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - When the Saints - Wayfaring Stranger - Skye Boat Song - Shenandoah - Bill Bailey - Saint Louis Blues - The Blue Danube - After You’ve Gone - Air on a G String - Beale Street Blues -