This songbook will have even beginning guitarists playing 34 of the best acoustic rock songs ever with the help of performance notes and guitar tab arrangements. Songs include "Angie," "Blackbird," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and more!
The Acoustic Guitar Starter Pack For Dummies is the easiest and most convenient way to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. This pack provides everything you need to start playing guitar — all in one box!
Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to ... Read More
The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides the tips and drills designed to help perfect your ... Read More
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions ... Read More
Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today’s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book’s clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete – and fun - ... Read More
Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts ... Read More
Clear instruction & performance notes to help you master 35 blues tunes: All Your Love • Boom Boom • Born Under a Bad Sign • Cross Road Blues • Everyday I Have the Blues • Got My Mo Jo Working • I Ain't Got You • I'm Tore Down • I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man • Killing Floor • Pride and Joy • Statesboro Blues • Sweet Home Chicago • The Thrill Is Gone • more!
Blues harmonica is the most popular and influential style of harmonica playing, and it forms the basis for playing harmonica in other styles such as rock and country. Blues Harmonica for Dummies gives you a wealth of content devoted to the blues approach—specific techniques and applications, including bending and making your notes sound richer and fuller with tongue-blocked enhancements; use of amplification ... Read More
Learn the most popular Broadway songs, the Dummies® way! Provides piano arrangements, lyrics, guitar chords and performance notes for 47 theatre favorites: All I Ask of You • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life • Cabaret • Camelot • Don't Cry for Me Argentina • Hello, Dolly! • I Could Write a Book • Mamma Mia • Memory • Popular • Seasons of Love • The Sound of Music • Sunrise, Sunset • Tomorrow • more.
Be a hit this holiday - learn the most popular sacred carols, traditional favorites and pop standards! Includes piano arrangements, lyrics, guitar chords and plain-English performance notes for 56 favorites: Auld Lang Syne * Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * The Christmas Song * Deck the Halls * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * My Favorite Things * Silent Night * more!
Want to play the clarinet? No problem! This hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.
Clarinet For Dummies gives you the ideal introduction to play clarinet. You?ll begin by learning how to properly hold a clarinet and move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a variety of styles, including classical, ... Read More
Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart ... Read More
Learn the most popular classical piano music of the past 300 years – from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & more! 90 selections from the classical repertory with fingerings, each with their own performance notes detailing the wheres, whats, and hows – all in plain English!
This friendly, plain-English guide explains all of the digital music basics, including how to work with the latest hardware and software, use templates ... Read More
The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how ... Read More
Groove to the beat in no time with this ultimate rockin' guide!
Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares, or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book-and-CD package makes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with new information on contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms from around the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented ... Read More
This electric guitar pack is perfect for aspiring guitar players and seasoned pros! This complete kit provides everything you need to play the electric guitar. Included in the pack are a full size Kona electric guitar, 10 watt amplifier with 6.5-inch speaker, and more!
Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This ... Read More
An excellent primer for those with little or no experience playing the flute
Always wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances of playing the flute as an accompanying instrument or for playing a solo, in a variety of musical styles. ... Read More
Find out how to record, edit, mix, and master like a pro!
Are you the next big thing in music - but the world just doesn't know it yet? Here's the guide that will help you create great-sounding recordings with GarageBand. Packed with useful information on setting up a digital studio, laying down tracks, working with loops, playing with MIDI and software instruments, and mixing tracks, the ... Read More
There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even once you can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along ... Read More
Whether amateur or pro, guitarists live for the ultimate sound. Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies provides the information and instruction you need to discover that sound and make it your own! Written in the characteristically easy-to-read Dummies style, this book is ideal for beginners and experienced musicians alike, and can help all players expand their skill set with effects. Guitarists tend to ... Read More