Frankie Presto ist ein Waisenjunge, der von einem blinden Musiklehrer in einer spanischen Kleinstadt großgezogen wird. Im Alter von neun Jahren schickt ihn sein Ziehvater in die USA, mit nur einer alte Gitarre und sechs wertvollen Saiten im Gepäck. Frankie fasst rasch Fuß in dem neuen Land und wie von Zauberhand wird er schnell geachteter und respektierter Teil der Musikszene des 20. Jahrhunderts, von Klassik über Jazz bis zu Rock'n'Roll. Er trifft und beeinflusst auf vielerlei Weise Hank Williams, Elvis, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, KISS und viele weitere Größen der Musikszene. Irgendwann wird er selbst zum Star, nimmt eigene Platten auf und wird verehrt. Doch seine Begabung wird zur Bürde, als er feststellt, dass er durch seine Musik das Leben der Menschen verändern kann. Denn jedes Mal, wenn eine Saite seiner Gitarre blau leuchtet, hat er Einfluss auf das Leben eines Menschen genommen. Auf dem Zenit seines Erfolgs verschwindet Frankie spurlos, seine Legende wächst. Erst Jahrzehnte später taucht er wieder auf, nur um kurz vor seinem eigenen Tod noch ein letztes Menschenleben zu verändern. Mitch Albom hat in diesem Forrest Gump-gleichen Ritt durch die Musikwelt einen wunderbar magischen Roman geschaffen über die Gruppen, deren Teil wir im Leben sind. Denn, so sagt der begeisterte Hobbymusiker Mitch Albom: "Wir alle sind im Leben Teil einer Band."
Von Akkord bis Zupftechnik Alles, was Sie Über das Gitarrespielen wissen mÜssen Wer wÜnschte sich nicht schon einmal, als Gitarrist auf der BÜhne zu stehen oder an einem idyllischen Lager - feuer mit seinem Gitarrenspiel zu glÄnzen? Die leidenschaftlichen Gitarristen Mark Philipps und Jon Chappell zeigen Ihnen den Weg: Hier lernen Sie schnell, Akkorde und Melodien zu spielen, selbst wenn Sie noch keine einzige Note lesen kÖnnen! Sie erfahren, wie man die Gitarre richtig hÄlt und den eigenen Sound verbessert. DarÜber hinaus lernen Sie alles Wichtige Über die Gitarre von Kauf, Pflege und Stimmen des Instruments bis hin zuden verschiedenen Stilrichtungen.
New classical guitar edition of the world leading Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method written by well-known concert guitarist and teacher Stanley Yates. the beginning classical guitarist will learn music reading, hand and sitting positions, practice techniques, arpeggio and scale technique, chordal and melodic playing, and solo and duet playing in the first position.Many of the exercises and study pieces include accompaniments that can be played along with a teacher during lessons or with the included CD (the student and teacher parts are presented on separate stereo channels allowing either part to be turned off if desired). the CD also contains all of the exercises, studies and solos presented in the book.An instructional DVD containing demonstrations, practice tips and performances of many of the exercises, studies and solos contained in the book is also available.
The mysteries of the challenging flamenco style are unlocked in this exciting method for guitarists at all levels. Carefully graded examples present every flamenco form, first with basic techniques and then with increased virtuosity. Written in standard notation and tablature, complete with chord diagrams and detailed right-hand instructions. Every example in the book appears on the companion CD.
Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy guitar lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free guitar videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.*** "Great, and a fun way to learn. Very good well written easy to follow book [...] this book would suit both young and old." - Driver [Amazon UK] Progressive Guitar Method - Book 1 Deluxe Color Edition contains all you need to know to start learning guitar - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson guitar tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of guitars including acoustic guitar and electric guitar. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play guitar from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play acoustic guitar and how to play electric guitar • How to play basic guitar notes for beginners and rhythms required for beginner guitar songs • All the fundamental guitar basics and guitar techniques of guitar playing • Practical guitar theory for learning how to read guitar music for beginner to intermediate • How to tune a guitar • Short informative guides to acoustic guitars, electric guitars and accessories • Guitar tips and guitar tricks that every player should know when learning guitar • Shortcuts for how to learn guitar fast by getting the most from guitar practice sessions Contains everything you need to learn how to play the guitar today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners guitar lessons written by a professional guitar teacher • Easy-to-read guitar music and guitar chords for beginner to intermediate • Full color photos and diagrams • Guitar chord chart containing chord diagrams for all important guitar chords • 49 guitar exercises and popular easy guitar songs for beginners in rock guitar, blues guitar, traditional and folk guitar styles Beginner guitar lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's guitar lessons for beginners are used by students and guitar teachers worldwide to learn how to play guitar. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted guitar lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.
New-York-Times-Bestsellerautor Tim Ferriss’ Spezialität ist es, uns zu zeigen, wie wir die größten Erfolge mit dem geringsten Aufwand und in kürzester Zeit erzielen. Ob im Job, bei der Körperfitness oder eben beim Kochen. Anhand des Kochenlernens macht uns Ferriss mit dem »Metalernen« vertraut, einem Schritt-für-Schritt-Verfahren, mittels dessen Sie beliebige Dinge erlernen können, sei es die Steakzubereitung oder das Werfen von Dreipunktern im Basketball. - Das ist das eigentliche »Rezept« in Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef. Sie werden in der Küche für alle Dinge außerhalb der Küche trainieren. Der 4-Stunden-(Küchen-)Chef ist ein Kochbuch für Menschen, die keine Kochbücher kaufen. Es enthält unzählige Tipps und Tricks von Schachwunderkindern, weltberühmten Küchenchefs, Spitzensportlern, Meistersommeliers und Supermodels, um nur einige wenige zu nennen.
This book provides real hands-on application for 22 different scale types. A theory section written in easy-to-understand language prepares the student for all exercises. Answers are supplied and audio files are available for free online.
Have you ever wished you could better understand the guitar s fretboard, so that you could: See it as a interconnected map in your minds eye ... Instantly apply that roadmap to great solos improvised not by accident, but totally by YOUR design ... Understand chords and without hesitation, construct both simple and complex chords on the fly starting anywhere on the fretboard ... Can you imagine what such abilities could do for your confidence and your playing? Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One creates just this type of seamless marriage between your visual knowledge of the guitar fretboard and your understanding of the music theory behind what you are playing ... Both guitar fretboard diagrams and traditional music notation are used to help you learn music theory. You can SEE, COMPARE and UNDERSTAND how notes look on your guitar fretboard and on a music staff at the same time. This crucial combination will be your secret weapon to learning music theory quickly and easily AND retaining it with no problems. The unique approach of this book has been used by thousands of guitarists to conquer the intricacies of the guitar fretboard. With time and application, the mystery disappears and you can not only understand music theory but also see it and know how to use it on your guitar. This ability will revolutionize your playing ... With only a few minutes a day working with the Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One, you will master the ability to: * Pick up what others are playing on the guitar by sight more rapidly ... * See all intervals and chords by sight on the guitar ... * Understand music theory and be IN SYNC with your fellow musicians ... * Make music theory a natural process as you see it on your guitar ... * Build a solid foundation for great solos, comping and great composing ... * See, understand and build countless chord combinations, from simple to complex, starting anywhere on your guitar fretboard ... * Understand how the notes on the guitar fretboard relate to notes found on a music staff ... * Understand key signatures ... * Understand the names of all intervals ... You will also have access to the Muse-eek.com member's area where you will find free PDFs to help you learn and apply music theory. You ll have access to additional materials that: * Show all the notes found on the guitar and their related positions on the musical staff ... * Help you further understand the two different ways to figure out the notes found in any chord type ... * Provide exercises to apply music theory to your instrument ... * Further your understanding of the correct method for building intervals, and naming intervals with the correct spelling ... * Explain diatonic chords and their importance in the music you play ... Plus you ll receive videos showing how to apply the information learned in Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One to the guitar fretboard and help files for learning to read music. In addition, all possible alternate answers to the exercises are provided. It's not uncommon to find guitarists who have worked through this book skipping past multiple levels of college based theory, and going into advanced placement. You will have a black belt in music theory in no time and remember it forever because it will be part of you when you play your guitar. The Theory section of this book uses extremely simple language to explain the basics of music theory. The exercises require the student to write out the problem or example using staff notation, and then to find those notes on a guitar fretboard diagram.
The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.A supplementary study book entitled Grade 1 Studies, two different play-along CD recordings (pop version and traditional), and a DVD are available. the companion recordings feature Tommy Flint and William Bay playing in split-track format, with the solo parts performed on the right channel, and the accompaniment or second duet parts played on the left. the student can play along with the full recording, or tune out either channel and play the missing part.
Contemporary Rhythms Volume Two develops your knowledge of highly syncopated rhythms written with contemporary notation. A serious musician must not only be able to recognize, read and play rhythms fluidly but be aware of alternate notation used especially in contemporary classical music but found more and more in all styles of music. This volume concentrates on sixteenth note rhythms and the rhythmic patterns often associated with that rhythmic level. Each exercise uses one pitch which allows the student to focus completely on time and rhythm. Exercises use modern innovations common to twentieth century notation, thereby familiarizing the student with the most sophisticated systems likely to be encountered in the course of a musical career. Midifiles for all exercises can be downloaded from the the muse-eek.com "Member's Area" to facilitate learning.
Pumping Nylon - das Technik-Handbuch nicht nur für Klassik-Gitarristen - ist der moderne Bodybuildingkurs für Gitarristen! Neben Technikübungen und Warm-Ups, zur Ausbildung von Kraft, Kondition und Virtuosität für linke und rechte Hand finden sich hier viele Tipps zu Fingerunabhängigkeit, Bewegungsabläufen, Flamenco, Tremolo und Saitenwechsel in Standardnotation und Tabulatur. Darüber hinaus sind Mauro Giulianis 120 Studien für die rechte Hand sowie Francesco Tarregas Arpeggiostudien und viele msuikalische Beispiele berühmter Komponisten wie Bach, Turina, Rodrigo u.a. enthalten.
This book gives a music student rhythm exercises with sixteenth notes in a 3/4 time signature. Although there are many books out that help you learn your rhythms the rhythm series of books from muse-eek.com is unique in that each example is accompanied by an audio example. These audio examples can be from our Member's Area which is free to join at http://www.muse-eek.com. These audio files are midifiles which can be played on a Mac or Windows based computer by using a midifile player or any sequencer program. Midifile players are available for free at many sites on the internet. This book is part of a sight reading series aimed at getting a student profi cient at recognizing and playing rhythms. Other volumes in this series will introduce melodic shapes in different stylistic contexts. See the final pages of this book for a complete listing and description of current music related publications.
Flamenco Explained, The Guitarist's Survival Guide, is the first book that breaks down the inner workings of flamenco and helps the guitarist truly understand this this amazing art form. Flamenco Explained presents the underlying architecture of flamenco in a new way that is accessible to all musicians and prepares the aspiring guitarist to accompany flamenco dance and Cante and communicate with other flamenco musicians. Flamenco Explained has already been used as the foundation for Berklee College of Music's first ever flamenco guitar class.
Mr. Slowhand packt aus Eric Clapton ist eine Legende. Er ist einer der besten Gitarristen der Welt, wenn nicht der beste überhaupt. Seit den 60er-Jahren einer der ganz Großen in der Musik, war er bislang auch bekannt für seine Verschlossenheit. In My Life gibt er seinem Publikum zum ersten Mal Einblick in sein Privatleben. Mit seinen Bands The Yardbirds, Bluebreakers und Cream schrieb Eric Clapton Musikgeschichte. »Clapton is God« stand im Frühjahr 1965 auf vielen Mauern in London und New York. Er spielte als Gastmusiker u.a. mit den Beatles, den Rolling Stones und George Harrison, in dessen Ehefrau, Patti Boyd, er sich unsterblich verliebt. Layla, Claptons berühmte Ballade, ist ihr gewidmet. Mehrere Jahre wirbt er um sie, auch mit harten Mitteln (»Ich nehme eine Überdosis Heroin, wenn du George nicht für mich verlässt«). 1977 heiraten die beiden endlich, doch die Ehe steht unter keinem glücklichen Stern. Endlich runter vom Heroin, verfällt Clapton dem Alkohol, einer Sucht, die ihm mehrmals fast das Leben kostet. Mitte der Achtziger scheint ihm ein Neuanfang zu glücken, als er, nach jahrelangen Abstürzen und Entzugsversuchen endlich clean, mit Lori del Santo einen Sohn bekommt. Doch das Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer: Als Vierjähriger stürzt Conor aus dem Fenster eines Manhattaner Hochhauses. Clapton verarbeitet den tragischen Tod seines Sohnes in Tears in Heaven, einem seiner bekanntesten Stücke. In den letzten Jahren arbeitet Clapton als Solokünstler mit Musikern wie Carlos Santana, B.B. King oder J.J. Cale zusammen, tourt mit seiner Band um die Welt – und ist unbestritten: die Nummer 1 unter den Gitarristen. Mit trockenem Humor und großer Aufrichtigkeit erzählt Eric Clapton von den Höhen und Tiefen seines Lebens, von seinem Aufwachsen bei den Großeltern im armseligen Nachkriegs-Surrey bis heute. Eine beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte.
Here is a book for guitar students who wish to develop their instrumental capabilities to the point of mastery. This book, while not a method, is an attempt to help students internalize the most important aspects of practicing and performing music: Mechanism, the set of acquired reflexes that makes playing the guitar possible; Technique, the procedures to follow in order to master a given passage or overcome a given difficulty; and Learning a Mechanism or Technique, the process of acquiring a reflex or of mastering a passage or overcoming a specific difficulty. the exercises strive to ingrain proper techniques and mechanisms both physically and mentally, making the interpretation of music as natural to the guitarist as walking. the author encourages the student to conquer musical difficulties through critical and intelligent analysis rather than mere repetition. These techniques are intended to return the indispensable feeling of creative playing to musical work, having freed the student from consciously focusing on the physical aspects of playing. Musical examples are in standard notation only.
Classical Guitarists fills a void in the special world of the classical guitar. Although this realm is inhabited by world-class musicians, much of what they think and feel has never been captured in print. The interviewees, including Julian Bream, John Williams, Sharon Isbin, Eliot Fisk, David Starobin and David Tanenbaum are a select group at the peak of their prowess who speak openly and thoughtfully about their opportunities, accomplishments, and lessons learned. Each has made important contributions from establishing significant academic programs to broadening the audience for the classical guitar. The author shares his reviews of their most important recordings and New York City concerts during the 1990s, as well as discographies of their recordings. There are also interviews with Harold Shaw, the most prominent artist manager in the history of the classical guitar and several of today’s most important composers for the guitar, including Pulitzer Prize winners George Crumb and Aaron Jay Kernis. An introductory chapter provides an historical perspective on classical guitar and a postscript explains how to create a basic repertoire of recordings.
Well-respected educator and best-selling author Jerry Snyder has put together the most versatile guitar method available. This comprehensive method for classroom or individual study comes in two sections: the first section teaches chords and accompaniment, while the second teaches note reading. This flexible method allows you to start with either section or use both sections simultaneously. Includes 58 songs and progressions for accompaniment, 26 songs for learning how to read music, 25 accompaniment patterns, fingerstyle and pickstyle techniques, and all basic chords and keys. 96 pages.
A thorough course, paced for beginners. Become a great blues guitarist by starting with the fundamentals-like holding the guitar, tuning up, and playing simple chords and notes-and continue to grow with more advanced topics explored later, like slides, tritone patterns and double stops. All the music in each book is shown in TAB as well as standard music notation.
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