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Pentatonic Scales: Master the Fretboard Quickly and Easily & Sound Like a Pro, In One Hour (or Less) (Guitar Technique, Improvisation, Scales, Mastery)

Do YOU Know Your Scales? Are You Sure..?

I spent 9 years playing guitar, even getting to a high level, without knowing my scales backwards and forwards. I was actually embarrassed when I jammed with others. It turns out that I focused too much on technique instead of theory.

So I dropped everything and created a never-before-seen system that would go on to help me master my scales. Now, I play them backwards and forwards.

Today only, get the new 'Guitar Pentatonic Scales' ebook for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $3.99.

Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

You're about to discover how to play four scales anywhere on the fretboard:

The natural major The natural minorThe major pentatonic, and The minor pentatonic

You will be able to look down at your fretboard, and instead of looking at it with confusion, you'll be able to play your scales anywhere you'd like.

When your friend plays a chord, you'll be able to play over that chord anyway you'd like.

You'll also be able to jump between the natural and pentatonic scales.

These skills form the basis to every other skill related to improvisation on the guitar.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Learn how these four basic scales are connectedLearn five basic building blocks that make it so very easy to learn all scales Jump around the fretboard, both upwards and sidewaysLearn how scales are connected to chordsDiscover how the CAGED system is intimately connected to these four scales Learn how to convert one type of scale into another at willTons of charts, for both left-handed and right-handed playersMuch, much more!Can you honestly say that you can do all those things?

If yes, show this to a friend. If not, then...

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This book is part of a series that teach guitar technique, theory, improvisation, and eventual mastery.

BC Guitar

Welcome to Beginning Contemporary Guitar,

As a teacher, I've observed that new students vary widely in age and past experience. Some students have played an instrument and have learned to read music but are new to the guitar. Others may have some experience with the guitar but no formal training in the language of music. And some students have never played a musical instrument.

No matter which background applies to you, if you're taking this course, then you've decided to start from the beginning to develop a solid foundation with both the guitar and reading music.

The materials list for this course has three required elements:

1) You'll need a six string acoustic or electric guitar,

2) A medium gauge guitar plectrum (guitar pick),

3) And a computer, laptop, or handheld electronic device.

This course is offered in digital format, and some of the course material includes interactive audio/visual media. In order to take full advantage of the interactive elements, be sure to use a device with audio/video capability.

Thank you for choosing this coursework for your lessons. After many years of watching new students develop into musicians, I strongly believe that a program which embraces the language of music is the best beginning for a lifetime of musical fulfillment.

Samuel Larson

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)



Hank Williams (1923-53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music's mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville's star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers, So Lonesome explores what it means to live an authentic life within the confines of marketing popular culture.

FL Studio Cheatbook - Make Impressive Music, Quick: Mixing, Mastering, Workflow, Plugins, And More

FL Studio can be a complex piece of software if you don't understand it thoroughly or come from a musical background. In this book I cover what you need to know to quickly improve:

- Mixing

- Mastering

- Improving workflow

- Creating chords and melodies

- Automation

- And more!

For aspiring producers that want to step up their game quickly, this book is for you.

Here Comes The Quiz Book Vol 2: 250 Multiple-Choice Questions on The Beatles & After

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 250 multiple-choice questions will bring hours of fun. Just how extensive is your knowledge of The Beatles and what they did after they split up? To find out play on. All You Need Is Answers

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor Swift

The first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift's stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who's taking over the world.

A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?

From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she's stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of success and the intense pressure of expectation, Taylor Swift: The Whole Story is a full account of Taylor's incredible journey, with everything you need to know about America's Sweetheart.

This compelling book is packed full of fascinating details revealing the true Taylor - what drives, motivates and moves her, how she overcame the challenges that loomed on the road to fame and how authentic her wholesome image is, plus the truth about her relationships with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy and who she's really talking about on her tracks.

The full portrait of a girl who could so easily have faded into the background - but who blossomed in the spotlight into a grounded, graceful and inspiring young woman.

Pop Quiz Vol 1: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions on 7 Decades of Pop Music (Rock, Pop, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, Indie, Punk Rock, New Wave, Rap, Grunge, Country, Soul, Glam Rock, Folk, Brit Pop)

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions on 7 decades of pop music will bring lots of fun.

Learn Guitar the Quick & Easy Way with The Easiest Guitar Method: 7 Steps Beginners Must Take to Learn Guitar Successfully. (Chords, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Lessons, Guitar Method)

Learn These 7 Highly Effective Steps to Get Playing Beginner Guitar Quickly and Easily.

Have you tried guitar before but quit...for whatever reason?

Do you struggle with chords?

Do you need some inspiration and motivation to really make some progress with guitar?

Or do you simply want to start from scratch?

If any of these sound like you, this book will show you the 7 steps to making real progress on your guitar learning journey and set you up for success right from the start.

You'll feel motivated and excited about playing the guitar and best of all, the tips and tricks taught in this book take very little time and effort.

Here's a Preview of What You'll Learn...

Why Beginners Shouldn't Start With the ChordsHow to Break Things Down Into Smaller & More Manageable StepsHow to Prevent Learning MistakesHow to Build Up a Repertoire of SongsGetting Rid of Limiting Beliefs About Your AbilityFinding Inspiration to Learn and Play GuitarAnd much more!

So there's no need to put off learning guitar any longer!

The Easy Christmas Songbook for Guitar: 42 of your favorite Christmas Carols with lyrics and chords, alphabetically organized for great Sing-a-Longs.

A book with 42 Classic and Contemporary Christmas Carol favorites, alphabetically organized lyrics and chords for easy guitar singalongs. No more wasting time while browsing online for the proper lyrics and chords. All songs are key friendly for a mix of voices from bass to soprano. No need for sheet music, just chords placed exactly where the music follows the lyric changes. Every carol features a little paragraph on its history, composers and quirky facts, if any, and for sing-a-longs, the entire lyrics without chords are repeated in the addenda pages for easy printing. This e-book will help you pull off a well organized, fun season of caroling. From "Adeste Fidelis (oh Come all ye Faithful)" to "All I want for Christmas" and from "Silent Night" to "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and dozens of others are featured. Have fun.

George Goodman's Harmonica Cheat Sheet

George Goodman's Harmonica Cheat Sheet is a combination of three great tools to kick-start your harmonica playing.

Included are

- The Blues Harp Chart: provides chords, cross harp key, 12 Bar Blues Progression, and Blues Scale harmonica tabs covering all 12 keys.

- Major Key Degrees of Scale: unveils blow and draw holes for all diatonic chord tones. These are the notes that make up the majority of notes in any melody. It is also very valuable in helping determine song keys and transposing songs to new keys.

- Circle of Fourths and Fifths: makes sense of playing in positions and teaches how to choose the correct key harmonica depending on the key and style of a song.

Bottom line - pick the right key harmonica, then find the notes that make up the melody.

Kpop Why?

Kpop Why?

-Stories behind k-pop news

-Answers to questions about k-pop idols

-Written by an experienced k-pop journalist

Are you a k-pop lover? Well, don't you want to know stories behind k-pop news then? Welcome to the real world of k-pop. Kpop Why? contains various unknown stories about k-pop stars. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to various questions about k-pop idols such as "Why did they disband their team?", "Why did they deny their romantic relationship?" and "Why are they so popular?".

Billionaire Baby Secret Book One: A Curvy, Secret Pregnancy Romance

His eyes tell me every last, dirty detail of what he'll to do to me.

It was supposed to just be karaoke for my birthday. But the way that sexy stranger at the bar is looking at me, I'm afraid I'll be singing twice tonight - first on stage. And then in his bedroom.

Maybe it's his gorgeous English accent. Or those sizzling eyes that undress me right here in the bar. Well, my good-for-nothing cheating boyfriend has just broken up with me, so I'm going to let the stranger buy me a drink.

Not that I'd be brave enough to actually follow through. I'm not the type of girl that just goes out and sleeps around. Even when those lips make me tremble. Even when all I want to do is rip that million dollar suit off his smoking hot body and take him right here in the bar.

He shouldn't be interested in a girl like me. Guys don't go for curvy and intelligent - or at least, that's what my ex-boyfriend kept telling me.

But that stranger - he keeps looking at me like like I'm the only one in the room. I don't know what to do - I mean, how long do you have to wait after you've broken up with somebody?

And what happens if my ex-boyfriend wants me back?

Warning: Billionaire Baby Secret Book 1 is a short, steamy romance so hot it will have you fanning yourself (and looking for your closest karaoke bar). It contains smoking hot action between a curvy BBW and a gorgeous Billionaire, and includes sizzling scenes which are for adults only.

This is the first book in the Billionaire Baby Secret Series by Nikki Steele, the mistress of billionaire romance sagas.

Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

This 16-hour free course explored Schubert's 'Lieder', a selection of his settings of Goethe's poems and his place in the history of German song.

The Golden Road and Beyond: A Grateful Dead Primer

A career-spanning overview of the Grateful Dead's long strange trip. Includes brand-new artwork, listenable discography, and original essays by Dennis McNally, the band's longtime publicist.

Plug In And Play: Guitar!

As the title suggests it's plug in and play- no messing about. Any guitar will do, electric, acoustic, classical so long as its got some frets and strings!

Pick Grip, Tuning, Strumming, Chords and Songs. All you need to get going. Each example also has a free online video demo, so you can really see what's going on.

Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground

This 20-hour free course introduced 'voice-leading' or 'Schenkerian' analysis of tonal music, focusing on the 'foreground level' of voice leading.

Sing Like You Speak™ Power Exercises: Learn to Sing as Naturally as Talking to Your Best Friend with over 100 Musical Practice Tracks

This book walks you step-by-step into Sing Like You Speak(TM) power exercises, from the brilliant contemporary vocal technique developed by voice trainer, Sally Morgan. She has helped 1000's of singers - real people like you - to unlock the voice trapped inside you, to find your signature sound and to take the stage with unshakeable confidence. Reach your full singing potential.

Sing Like You Speak(TM) is based on the fact that the human body is a perfect musical instrument. You are the perfect musical instrument! Singing so simple and natural it's like talking to your best friend - without sounding trained.

Truth is that singing is the most natural of all musical instruments. This book teaches you with specific practice routines how to use your brilliant instrument to sing with power, freedom and joy!

Dramatically Increase...

oConfidence

oRange - higher and lower

oVocal quality

oFreedom

oVocal power

oClarity

oEmotional connection through song

Dramatically Decrease...

oStage fright

oVocal damage

oCracking and strain

oPushing and struggle

Each exercise is taught in simple detail for understanding and exponential vocal growth. The more than 100 mp3 practice tracks make practicing fun and easy - ensuring you will actually practice! And practice is the ONLY way to improve your singing.

Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Practice makes your singing habits - good or bad - part of your muscle memory. If you don't practice technique - how to use your body as an instrument - if you just sing your songs, then you are reinforcing your current habits of singing that might not be productive or healthy.

When you don't like what you hear and would rather have a stronger, freer more expressive voice, singing your songs over and over will not give you the result you want. You will continue to have the same vocal challenges.

Want to sing better, reach your full potential as a singer? Want to feel confident, powerful and free? Want to connect with the audience and express all you are feeling inside? Then you need the techniques in this book!

What's Inside...

1.Sing Like You Speak

2.Practice Makes Permanent

3.Speak on Pitch

4.Meditative Breathing

5.Opening Exercises

6.Best Breathing Exercise Ever

7.Commercial for Your Technique

8.Sample Practice Sessions



BIO

Sally Morgan wrote the book on contemporary voice technique - literally - Sing Like You Speak(TM). SLYS(TM) is specifically designed to restore the effortless singing that is natural-making your singing powerful, joyful and free. Singing so simple it feels like talking to your best friend without sounding trained.

Sally has been successfully training singers for more than 40 years. She has helped her clients heal vocal damage, expand vocal range, land a Broadway show, record their original music and tour internationally without vocal fatigue or strain.

Sally' infectious energy and expertise make her a sought after speaker who fascinates and challenges her audiences to become vocally empowered and professionally polished. She is a frequent presenter at national theater and voice trainer associations such as SXSW, AFTRA, ATHE, VASTA, MTEA, NYSTA, the Voice Foundation and many music conferences.

You can see and hear some of Sally's clients on Broadway stages, Off-Broadway, in Regional Theater, on Major Label Recordings, the Conan O'Brian show, A Prairie Home Companion and in Federal Courts, the PA House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate.

Free Guitar Lesson Pack: Starter Bundle (Book + Online Bonus)

Free Mini Lessons for Guitar

Looking for inspiration? Not sure where to start? Welcome to the Free Guitar Lesson Pack! Here you'll find a collection of popular lessons taken from our series of bestselling guitar books. Topics include fretboard memorization basics, an introduction to good technique, fundamentals for understanding chords and scales, tips on effective practice, and more.

Whether you're stuck in a rut or are just starting out, these mini lessons are the perfect guitar kick-starter--and best of all, they're completely free!

ONLINE BONUS: This book comes complete with free online bonus material. We've compiled a companion website to enhance your reading experience. Extras include audio examples, backing tracks, bonus downloads, and more.

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Rocket 88: Classic Singles

What you are about to read is the personal opinion of a team of music fans, journalists and editors on a wide variety of music tracks. Although, while that's what they're called in the post-iTunes world, back when they were first recorded and released, the songs discussed and celebrated in this book had been collectively known as 'singles', and came engraved on slabs of shellac (between 1949 and 1958 or so) and vinyl (from 1955 to 1995 or so). The singles of the latter half of the 20th century were two-sided, with the designated 'A' side being the version that record companies wanted radio stations and jukeboxes to play, and considered to be commercially stronger than the 'B' side (which often appeared only on a single's 'B' side and wasn't usually included on any subsequent LP release). Please bear with me if this is all a little 'duhhh' for those of you old enough to have grown up owning singles, and caring desperately whether your single was going to make the charts each week; there are now at least two generations of music fans for whom the idea of having to leave the house, travel to a specialist store, and ask someone if they could listen to a single before buying it--and receiving a physical object, wrapped in a specially designed sleeve when they hand over hard cash--is plain weird. You try telling kids today that you had to physically hunt out music and travel vast distances just to hear anything other than mainstream pop music, and they will probably laugh at you. They'd probably ask 'Why should you care so much?'

Hopefully, this book will help explain some of why music fans of the rock 'n' roll era and beyond care so much about music. The singles included are not listed in any kind of charts format, nor is it a list of singles you must hear before you die. Many of the singles included here were not the biggest-selling records of the year of their release. However, all of them are considered important milestones in the history of popular music, and all meant something to the writers who've chosen to highlight them. The singles included in this book add up to a short history of popular music as viewed from the hip side. There are major, mainstream hits in here, but equally there are the marginal but inspirational singles which never sold in any significant number outside of the home state of the record label who released it. There are no wilfully obscure singles to be found in this book, although there are some arguably perverse choices for 'Single of the year'. Who'd agree that 'My Boy Lollipop' deserves the accolade for 1964 ahead of 'A Hard Day's Night?'

Prepare to be intrigued, amazed, possibly irritated -- but always inspired to search out copies of each single in order to hear the magical sounds of each year between 1949 and 1999.

Written In Awe: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions On David Bowie

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions on David Bowie will bring lots of fun. Just how extensive is your knowledge of the genius that is Bowie? To find out play on. Thanks for the wonderful memories, David Bowie, of all the times I have seen you perform live, especially the Glass Spider concert in 1987 and Sound+Vision concert in 1990, both at Manchester City Football Stadium, and the 2002 Move Festival at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, where it had been pouring down with rain all day and the sun came out the moment you walked on stage. The clouds actually parted for you.

Sonatas & Partitas of J.S. Bach: Educational Edition

During the years of instruction he received from master Georges Enescu, Serge Blanc collected and marked technical and interpretive indications for what Enescu called "The Himalayas of violinists" : the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

This exceptional document brings together these notes which regard sonority, phrasing, tempo, fingering, and expression, the culmination of the life's work of a master considered as one of the greatest interpreters of this work.

After having taught his own students for more than half a century, Serge Blanc wished to pass on to future generations of violinists the valuable guidance of Georges Enescu by collecting and commenting on his notes. Here they are, available in a single book.

The OHNI Voice Book: Straight Talk with Dr. Reena Gupta

The OHNI Voice Book is a multimedia guide to the voice and vocal health, with embedded videos and pictures that make difficult concepts easy to grasp. Written by laryngologist and voice surgeon, Dr. Reena Gupta, The OHNI Voice Book empowers the reader with the knowledge they need to protect and preserve their vocal health. Voice and vocal care are explained in simple, understandable language, while diving into the complexities of the human voice. How does the voice works? How can injury be detected and prevented? What are the best practices for treatment? This book answers these questions and more, making it an invaluable tool for the professional voice user.

Old Scores and New Readings Discussions on Music & Certain Musicians

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

FL Studio: Composing Chords and Melodies: Easily Create Amazing Chords, Melodies and Become a Better Producer

Do you have trouble composing melodies or chords in FL Studio? It's often one of the biggest sticking points for producers and I've been there myself. This book is going to teach you how to create incredible chords, melodies and other harmonics with basic music theory and special techniques. After finishing it you will have the knowledge to:

- Build any scale and play in the correct key.

- Compose melodies easily.

- Compose chords easily.

- Basic music theory to make a good foundation.

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story

Title: Transformer( The Complete Lou Reed Story) Binding: Paperback Author: VictorBockris Publisher: Harper

Rock Notes: (Book One of the Heartbeat Series)

Madison Tierney's a writer, whose husband, Thomas suddenly left her after 10 years; she is destroyed and now recently alone and divorced. She picks herself up slowly trying to restore her lost confidence and ability to love again. She follows her writing passion and ventures to follow a local band - Rolling Isaac's and write about them, raw and real and how they follow their dreams. Her book is titled ROCK NOTES. Her ex-husband wants to come back, and she is torn with what she had for ten years with him which was safe, comforting and a committed relationship. And now she is falling hard for the band singer - Max Rand (Madison calls him Rand), who is several years younger than her and every moment with him is intense and unpredictable. Rand has tragically lost love in his life. He has no love left to give. He fills his time with many groupies and late nights. The story travels you to various concert venues, from a sexy piercing party to a New Years rocking eve. There are many interruptions and assumptions for this couple along their journey. While Madison is writing ROCK NOTES, somewhere along the way she begins to write LOVE NOTES, which are personal secret love letters for Rand. Also Rand is always writing music with the hope of creating his first solo album. Both Madison and Rand appear to be able to write their feelings on paper effortlessly but have a hard time conveying them to one another. This story is about being so broken inside from having your heart ripped apart, to attempting to rebuild trust, follow your dreams and hopefully find love. Will there be a new beginning for Madison and Rand? Or will the passion that ignites between them fade after the concert lights dim?

Haydn