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Jazz Guitar Improvisation Strategies
Jazz Guitar Improvisation Strategies

Learn to improvise fluently over common jazz progressions. Learn to use simple source material, such as four-note “cells,” and characteristic bebop motifs to help you make fast progress towards “making the changes” while developing creat…

Steinberger
Steinberger
A Story of Creativity and Design

Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design tells the story of musical instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Ned’s instruments have been pushing the boundaries both sonically and aesthetically for over 40 years and been played …

5-String Banjo Setup & Maintenance
5-String Banjo Setup & Maintenance

Follow along with Todd as he takes you through his easy-to-follow, step-by-step book and online video. Contains 9 chapters filled with details, techniques and over 60 photos on how to setup and keep your 5-string banjo maintained and sou…

Space Is the Place
Space Is the Place
The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra—aka Herman Blount—was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his…

The Post-Bop Drum Book
The Post-Bop Drum Book
A Complete Overview of Contemporary Jazz Drumming

With The Post-Bop Drum Book, jazz/funk drumming legend Mike Clark provides a complete overview of contemporary jazz drumming. The book combines conceptual text with notated exercises, transcriptions and performance concepts covering bebo…

A Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, & 3 Complete
A Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, & 3 Complete
Compilation of Volumes 1, 2, & 3, Including All Audio & Video Tracks

The William Leavitt Modern Method for Guitar, used as the basic text for the Berklee College of Music guitar program, has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors. By popul…

The Art of Mbira
The Art of Mbira
Musical Inheritance and Legacy

Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner’s The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work…

Blues Before Sunrise 2
Blues Before Sunrise 2
Interviews from the Chicago Scene

Face-to-face with the blues, one more timeIn this new collection of interviews, Steve Cushing once again invites readers into the vaults of Blues Before Sunrise, his acclaimed nationally syndicated public radio sh…

Hammond Organ Complete
Hammond Organ Complete
Tunes, Tones, and Techniques for Drawbar Keyboards

The secret to creating funky sizzles and classic Hammond sounds is mastering the combined use of the drawbars, expression pedal, and the Leslie speaker speed switch. Sound complicated and intimidating? It doesn’t have to be!This h…

Music of a Thousand Years
Music of a Thousand Years
A New History of Persian Musical Traditions

Iran’s particular system of traditional Persian art music has been long treated as the product of an ever-evolving, ancient Persian culture. In Music of a Thousand Years, Ann E. Lucas argues that this music is a modern phenomenon indelib…

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