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Guitar Practice Guide: A Practice Guide for Guitarists and other Musicians

A 5900 word Practise Guide for Guitarists. Important areas are covered (listed below) giving a grounding on how to approach practise generally and make improvements on the guitar. Various issues you may come across are discussed with guidance on how to deal with them. Where appropriate, statements are backed-up by references to scientific research papers. Subject covered include the following:How much PractiseHow OftenConcentrationPatiencePhysical LimitsSmall Intermittent BreaksMental LimitsCoordinationSense of Timing and RhythmHow to Stay in TimePractise SpeedDownload your Free Practise Guide for Guitarists Now!


"Vic's book is an amazing read, full of his entertaining sense of humour and a reservoir of miscellaneous facts and tales of the studios and the musicians who made London such a fabulous place to be in the '60s. Miss it at your peril." - Pipeline (UK)This book is by a musician who worked in every major recording and television studio in London during that wonderful musical period of the 1960s and 1970s.One of the first call session guitarists in the UK, Vic Flick has a bounty of true stories. Stories of the drama and humor, the tensions and the rewards of working with first class musicians and internationally known artists in the world of recording, Television and Radio..Vic Flick's connection with the James Bond films is legend. His guitar sound on the James Bond Theme stirred the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Here is a book that tells of the music business from the inside, about the music, the good and the bad business practices, the money, the agents and the managers.From the Beatles to Nancy Sinatra, from Tom Jones to Dusty Springfield, it's all within the pages of Vic's autobiography.

Free Guitar Lesson Pack: Starter Bundle

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!Scroll up and download now to get started!

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...Download your copy today!Don't leave your guitar playing to chance!Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $0.99!This book is part of a series that teach guitar technique, theory, improvisation, and eventual mastery.

Music Theory: The Complete Guide to Read, Write and Understand Music from Beginner to Expert - Vol. 2

BUY THE KINDLE VERSION AND GET THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION FOR FREE!!!You Are About To Learn How To Become An Expert In All Aspects Of Music (Including Reading And Writing), And Master The Art Of Singing And Music Production!Have you been trying to make some progress in music by learning how to write and read written music, or teach yourself the whole concept of music from scratch but you often find it difficult to get past some concepts, activities, or plainly don’t know where to start?Then keep reading…Are you sick and tired of not being able to decipher simple music pieces, not mastering a particular musical instrument, or any other aspect of music like rhythm and harmony-that has been keeping you from making progress in your music learning journey?Have you tried putting in time and practical work but you never make any significant progress?Are you ready to take a fresh turn, boost your understanding of music and accelerate your career?If so, then you’ve come to the right place.You see, reading, writing and understanding the overall concept of music well enough to do achieve any music-related goal doesn’t have to be difficult.In fact, it’s easier than you think.A report published in Music Education Researchasserts that music reading and learning is often not difficult for those to whom the process of mastering the skill is well adapted, and as long as the learning material is within the scope of the capacities of the learners or readers.First of all, that means that with a good guide, you can master the art of music without the common struggles.Secondly, that is exactly what makes this book different.But where do you even begin in learning music whether you are a complete beginner or have prior knowledge of music?How do you understand music from a composer and instrumentalist perspective?What key concepts of music do you need to be learn and master and how do you go about learning them all?How do you apply your understanding of the different concepts in songwriting and in other facets of music production?Can you learn how to sing and be able to sing well even if you’ve always thought of yourself as having a bad voice?If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading.More precisely, the book will usher you into the ins and outs of:How music affects our deepest emotions in ways that nothing else doesHow music preferences differ globallyChild prodigies and their musical intelligenceThe magic of the melodyWhy music makes us happyTuning, header, burst, background, blows, notation and the clefsIntervals, melody, rhythm and timbreThe scales and different music modesChords and chord progressionArranging chords in songwritingMusic productionVocal training and singingThe spirituality of music…and much, much more!Take a second to imagine how your life would be once you perfect your reading, writing, singing and producing music like an expert. How would you feel when you achieve that goal in music you’ve been yearning to achieve?If you have a burning desire to get there, and enjoy the countless benefits that come with the accomplishment, don’t miss the opportunity to learn music to a level where you understand it like the proverbial ‘back of your hand’!So why wait any longer?

Guitar Tablature Guide and Manuscript

It's a MUST have guitar guide and manuscript for beginners, intermediate and advance guitarists to keep track of their progress and save time transcribing and composing music for the next upcoming performance.

Songs From A Quarantine

What is your favourite song, and why ? During his sixteen week shielded isolation from the Coronavirus, David Plumbley wrote a daily blog about his favourite songs.This is the book version of those 102 song reviews. Two pages are dedicated for each song, analysing what makes them special, attempting to understand their meanings and supplying any history or miscellaneous facts. The music ranges from the 1950s to the present day, containing legendary artists (such as Rolling Songs, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, The Byrds, Elvis Costello, The Clash), more recent stars (such as Lana del Rey, Sharon Van Etten, Gotye, All Saints, PJ Harvey), famous songs (such as Wichita Lineman, Peggy Sue, American Pie, Ode to Billie Joe, Don't Stop Believin', Sweet Home Alabama, Centrefold, There She Goes, Blister in the Sun, Torn), but also some more obscure performers (such as Hazeldine, Mike McGear, Kasey Chambers, Emmy the Great, Kathleen Edwards, Dar Williams, Ros Serey Sothea, Little Jackie). All artists are limited to one song, apart from The Beatles and Bob Dylan, who are given three each. There is also a definite Liverpool flavour too (Gerry & the Pacemakers, China Crisis, The Mighty Wah! and Echo & the Bunnymen). But what will be is his all-time favourite? "Songs from a Quarantine" will make you eager to revisit old favourites, and encouraged to discover new classics.

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.

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.

Rock Notes (The Heartbeat Series Book 1)

Writer Madison Tierney's husband suddenly walked out on their ten-year marriage, destroying her. On her own, she slowly tries to rebuild her life. When the opportunity to write a book about a local band, Rolling Isaac's, comes her way, she jumps on it.What she hadn't expected, though, was to fall for the lead singer, several years her junior.Max Rand is no stranger to tragedy, and it has ripped his heart to pieces. Believing he has no love left to give, he settles for groupies and one night stands--until Madison walks into his life.Two lost individuals, scared to reach out to one another, writing words they can't speak. Madison's feelings are penned in secret love letters, while Max's are poured into his lyrics.Can these two empty souls feel love again?ORWill what ignites between them simply fade away after the concert lights dim?

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story: Free Sampler

‘A triumph’ - Time OutTransformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story.Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris’s classic biography.Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career. It opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated his memories of childhood and never stops revealing layer after layer of this complex and often anguished artist and man. Transformer is based on Lou’s collaborations with the hardest and most romantic artists of his times, from John Cale, Andy Warhol, and Nico, through David Bowie, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson and the ghost of Edgar Alan Poe. Rippling underneath everything he did are Lou’s relationships with his various muses, from his college sweetheart to his three wives (and one drag queen).Leading Lou Reed biographer, Victor Bockris - who knew Lou throughout the Rachel Years, from Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal to the Bells - updates his original biography in the wake of Lou’s death. Through new interviews and photos, he reveals the many transformations of this larger-than-life character, including his final shift from Rock Monster to the Prince Charming he had always wanted to be in the twenty years he spent with the love of his life, Laurie Anderson . Except with Lou, you could never really know what might happen next…Including previously unseen photographs and contributions from Lou’s innermost circle and collaborators that include similarly esteemed artists such as Andy Warhol and David Bowie, Transformer is as captivating and vivid a read as befits an American master.

The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967

Amy Absher’s The Black Musician and the White City tells the story of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-twentieth century. While depicting the segregated city before World War II, Absher traces the migration of black musicians, both men and women and both classical and vernacular performers, from the American South to Chicago during the 1930s to 1950s.Absher’s work diverges from existing studies in three ways: First, she takes the history beyond the study of jazz and blues by examining the significant role that classically trained black musicians played in building the Chicago South Side community. By acknowledging the presence and importance of classical musicians, Absher argues that black migrants in Chicago had diverse education and economic backgrounds but found common cause in the city’s music community. Second, Absher brings numerous maps to the history, illustrating the relationship between Chicago’s physical lines of segregation and the geography of black music in the city over the years. Third, Absher’s use of archival sources is both extensive and original, drawing on manuscript and oral history collections at the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago, Columbia University, Rutgers’s Institute of Jazz Studies, and Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archive. By approaching the Chicago black musical community from these previously untapped angles, Absher offers a history that goes beyond the retelling of the achievements of the famous musicians by discussing musicians as a group. In The Black Musician and the White City, black musicians are the leading actors, thinkers, organizers, and critics of their own story.

The Art of Equalization (The Art Of Mixing Book 3)

Are you passionate about mixing, and want to learn more about the art of Equalization?In this eBook, Grammy Award winning Mix Engineer Thomas Juth shares his personal views on Equalizers and Equalization, as well as lots of great tips and secrets. Although there are already many books about 'mixing techniques' this unique and personal book focuses more on the philosophy (of working with EQ's).This book will help you to:- See EQ's in a much simpler and clearer way- Get a new perspective on EQ's (and mixing in general) - Approach your future mixes in a way that helps you to work faster- To get the most out of each individual EQ- Clear out some common misconceptions regarding this complex subject

Almost A Virgin: Wish Me A Cowboy ( A Sweet Western Contemporary Romance )

Almost A VirginAfter a HUGE moment that almost left Aaron with his head in his hands, Zoe will answer the questiona and peace must come to the land, or will it?As fate decided! - The found peace may be temporary when an old devil comes in the relationship throwing names that arise emotions too hard to bare.Some are peace makers, but this one is a peace breaker who volunteers information that leaves Zoe breathless.Read and find out who is a virgin and who is not!A Great read for the lovers of Kindle westerns, historical western romance, cowboy romance...♥ ♥ ♥