1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

Guitar Beginners

1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist

with free audio files, MIDI files and video available online in our member's area.

Whether you watched the video above or not the Bottom Line... this book is unique. You will find no other book that presents so much information in such a clear and accessible way. Whether you learn best by reading notation, reading diagrams, watching videos or listening to audio this method has it all.

If the answer is YES then 1st Steps for the Beginning Guitarist is exactly what you have been looking for.

1st Steps for the Beginning Guitarist... is different. All guitar beginners no matter what you problem is, can get answers and you will find that a whole member's area has been created to help you get those answers along with the added bonus of a sending the author an email to get help.

Mr. Arnold is famous for his in-depth email communications with students. More importantly 100's of videos and MP3s have been created to help you through any problems. What if you are having problems playing chords so they sound good or you can't get your strumming and your chords to sync up. You need more than just an email, you need someone to show you through videos and audio files how to get past your problem. This is exactly what you get with 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist This is distance learning in hyperdrive. Years of questions have created a resource second to none to help you get on track!

What is inside 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist?

OK so you have a problem where a video or an audio file or an additional PDF would help you understand something better. Where are you going to get that information? The MEMBER'S AREA to the rescue!

Let's look at some examples of guitar beginners files found in the member's area.

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Help files: From Videos to Mp3s to Midifiles 1st Steps has it all.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression.

If you are just getting started here is an extremely slow example of "Knocking on Heaven's Door." This will help you to develop your time and give you the extra time to finger each chord.

Here is a faster example of "Knocking on Heaven's Door." As you get faster at changing chords you can play with the faster MP3s for this chord progression

Now you can graduate to playing the chords once per bar rather than once every two bars.

Then speed up the chords once every bar.

Once you have mastered these two easier rhythms you can start working on the final rhythm for the song.

Then finally you can speed up your chord progression with the final rhythm

There are 8 MP3s for each level and an extremely slow version so no matter where you are at with your playing you can find a comfortable level to start. This will really help you to master your coordination of both hands when playing chords.

So what are people saying and how to they feel about working with 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist?

If you are one of the many guitar beginners you can reach your goals. Keep yourself on track. Get an answer to any question that pops up. Learn some great music and have people turning their heads when you start to play.

Get 1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist and get on the path to playing music

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The Essentials: Chord Charts, Scales, Lead Patterns for Guitar

The Essentials:

Chord Charts, Scales, Lead Patterns for Guitar.

If you answered YES, then The Essentials is your best first stop to get all the basic ingredients you need.

Get playing quickly

The Essentials will get you playing as quickly as possible, while still getting a firm grounding in good musicianship.

It will show you:

  • A clear and logical presentation of what you need to learn …
  • Only the information you need to get playing right away - without overloading you with too much background …
  • Which materials you don't need to study at this point …

Videos and audio will help you learn

Videos and audio are available on-line to demonstrate everything presented. The Essentials gives you a well organized system and quickly gets you going with these crucial ingredients:

Plus you’ll learn how to play notes so they sound great -- better known as Articulation … Chord Progressions to use … and you'll get MP3s to practice them along with.

Most beginning guitar books cover a little basic material but leave you with nowhere to go if you have any questions. So if you discover you have a problem with technique, fingerings, strumming, or rhythm – you have to begin your search again for maybe another book that “might” help.

Not so with The Essentials …

Within “The Essentials” you will find links to other books about every subject covered. The Essentials also gives you immediate access to our online Member's Area where many PDFs are available free of charge to help you dig deeper into any subject.

There is a world of knowledge to absorb when you are first learning the guitar, but The Essentials gives you just the right combination of common sense and good information to get you through the first crucial steps.

Plus strumming patterns to get you applying your newly learned chords, and specific information on strumming technique

The Essentials includes:

  • Loads of easy to understand diagrams of chords, scales and lead patterns …
  • Internet links to get additional information on subjects such as music theory, tuning notes, additional chord progressions, and string changing guides …
  • Free access to countless files in our member's area that will help you develop your guitar playing by providing the best information--and the least amount of confusion …

Get Started today with this great highly targeted book!

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Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two

Guitar Music theory

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two

Do you need to develop a better understanding of scales and want to get away from patterns?

Have you ever wondered how the true masters of guitar can - at the drop of a hat - transform their sound from one mood to another - and mezmerize their audience?

What is the source of their amazing ability to touch the hearts and souls of total strangers?

How do they gain such hypnotic power over their listeners?

What they possess - which you can also - is a deep understanding of the CHOICES they have with music ... the different feelings and moods they can evoke depending upon their scale and chord combination choices. These are the colors on your musical palette, the tools to create great music.

Would you also like to understand, on a deep level, the 22 most important scales in music? And then have at your fingertips a rich variety of feelings you can use to weave your own rich tapestry of music?

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two gives you a concise and easy to comprehend method for learning the 22 most important scales found in music. You ll be provided with worksheets where you finds the notes for each scale on a guitar fretboard diagram and on a music staff. Answers are given for all exercises so you can work at your own pace to master the material.

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Would you like to:

  • Understand 22 different scales from the ground up ...
  • Instantly see all the important scales across and up and down the guitar fretboard ...
  • Know common chord progressions that work for the 22 most important scales ...
  • Understand which chords work with which scales...
  • Have hands-on exercises that help engrain the theory behind each scale ...

If you answer is YES, then Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two will give you the roadmap to get there.

Guitar Music Theory Help is on its Way: Get access to additional materials in our member's area which include:

  • Additional PDFs and MP3s on many subjects
  • Jam Tracks to help you apply scales to musical situations ...
  • And much more ...

Get real hands-on application for the most important 22 different scales. This worksheet style book is unique and these types of exercises can only be found in this book. Stop wasting time and get music theory under your belt once and for all. With the answers being supplied in the back of the book you can master music theory without having a teacher.

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Guitar Music Theory

Essential Scales: Core Study Material for Any Instrumentalist

Essential Scales: Twenty Two Indispensable Contemporary Modes for all Instrumentalists by Bruce Arnold

Learning the essential scales is key to your success as a musician. Watch this video to learn more.

Essential Scales: Twenty Two Indispensable Contemporary Modes.

When you start to think about which essential scales to learn ask yourself these questions:

  • What techniques do professional musicians use to play scales at super-fast tempos?
  • What is the best way to learn scales?
  • What are the important scales to know?
  • How do chords and scales interact?
  • How does my ear influence my scale choice?
  • What chords can be derived from a scale?

All of these question are answered in Essential Scales: Twenty Two Indispensable Contemporary Modes for all Instrumentalists

Essential Scales: Twenty Two Indispensable Contemporary Modes for all Instrumentalistsis an in-depth study of the scales you must know to be ready for any musical situation. For all instrumentalists (with a special section showing guitar fingering) this book covers the 22 most commonly used scales in contemporary improvisation, which include:

  • Modes of Major.
  • Modes of Melodic Minor Ascending.
  • Diminished.
  • Symmetrical Diminished.
  • Whole Tone.
  • Blues.
  • Major and Minor Pentatonic.

Essential Scales goes the extra mile

Most books stop with these previously mentioned scales but Essential Scales: Twenty Two Indispensable Contemporary Modes for all Instrumentalists goes the extra mile with a close-up look at that "secret sauce" the professionals use to gain their Master Musician ability.

You too can gain this knowledge which includes:

  • Chord/scale relationships are explored in depth including how your "ear" will influence your scale choices.
  • The 3 and 4 note chords generated from each scale used in composing, developing modal chording patterns and exploring new chord voicings; Guitarists, pianists, and composers will find this specifically useful.
  • Only this book demystifies the process professional musicians use to achieve master musician facility and knowledge of scales, using 2 and 3 note modal sequencing.
  • The secret to shred level speed which is revealed with the "Long Line Rhythm" concept. This will take your playing to warp speed.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced musician this book will open the world of scales to you in a way that no other book can.

Get Started today with Essential Scales and have a whole new experience learning scales!

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Guitar Clinic

Guitar Clinic

Get the inside scoop on the techniques and ideas Mr. Arnold discusses in his clinics throughout the world

This book is a power house of ideas about how to practice, what to practice and the tools that will take you to the next level

Have you been asking yourself:

  • How can I better organize my practice sessions?
  • What are the important things to learn if I want to play like a professional guitarist?
  • What are the secrets that professional players use to gain such a high degree of skill?
  • How can I learn music theory on the guitar when it seems impossible?
  • How can I organize scales so they make sense on the guitar?
  • How can I play chromatic and jazzy melodic lines in my soloing?
  • How can I change chord progressions so they sound aren't so boring?
  • How can I get a modern sound into my playing?
  • What is a good way to play scales on the guitar?
  • How do contemporary musician organize their melodic and harmonic thinking to get such interesting sounds?

The secret techniques and exercises to take you to the next level.

Guitar Clinic provides you with techniques and exercises Mr. Arnold uses in the many clinics and workshops he has given over the years, and was written as a response to the many questions students have asked him. Essential information and instruction is given in clear, easy to understand language, addressing the needs of both beginning and advanced students.

I know Mr. Arnold's books are considered cutting edge but which ones are right for me?

Much of the material in Guitar Clinic is culled from Bruce's educational series, over 100 books in all. The student wishing to expand on his or her studies will find suggestions within the text as to which of his books will best serve their specific needs.

A great introduction to Mr. Arnold's teaching methods

Guitar Clinic is a great introduction to Mr. Arnold's teaching methods.

Get on board and energize your practice and playing sessions with a well organized system.

Guitar Clinic has more information than you will find in most books even though it's primariy excerpts from other Bruce Arnold books. This gives you a clue to the deep amount of information contained in all of his other books. Guitar Clinic really lays it out for you so that you have an overview of some of the major books Mr. Arnold has written for guitar.

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013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center

"013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center" contains 336 études exploring 28 hexatonic scales ( 6 note scale) in all keys. Each of these 28 hexatonic scales can be played over a dominant 7th chord. A dominant 7th of course is one of the most commonly used chords in music so if you are looking for new sounds to explore these études are an excellent resource. Each étude is played at three different tempos so it is good for beginning to advanced students. Midi files are also included so you can play these études at any tempo. All études are played over a dominant 7th chord which repeats every measure, so you can hear exactly what each étude will sound like in a real musical situation. It will also improve your key center recognition when it comes to a dominant key center. These études can be used as an ear training exercise as well; you can either transcribe the étude or a more general ( and a lot more fun ) ear training exercise is see how quickly you can identify the 6 notes that are being used in the étude. These études are all written on the 16th note metric level so they are also a great way to develop your ability to sight read 16th notes. Each étude is one page in length so reading one or two études each day is a quick way to improve your sight reading or ear training skills.

What are Hexatonic Études?

The "013 Hexatonic Études" are composed of 2 three note groups of notes that alternate back and forth using two, three or four notes from each group. This pivot back and forth between two different three note groups creates a very modern sound. In these specific études we are pivoting back and forth between 2 three note groups whose internal structure is made up of a half step and a minor third. Using pitch class set theory we would call this grouping an 013 which is just a way of looking at the intervals contained within the three note group. The course will explain this idea of thinking with pitch class sets which is easy but takes a little explanation.

336 Études for Developing New Sounds Over a Dominant 7th Chord.

The following list shows the different études included. These études are played at 3 different tempos so that a beginning to advanced student will find an appropriate level. Please see drop down menu below for a complete list of content:

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

You should also be aware that there is a multitude of other courses that are closely related to this course in that they will help you to develop both the technical and aural perception skills needed to master this type of sound.

Below are some examples of the études with MP3s to hear each example. Each étude is has accompanying MP3s that play the example at 3 different tempos. Midifiles are also included so a student can choose any tempo.

  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level Three for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • Listen for the interesting sound this hexatonic scale creates: Click triangle above to see dropdown score. Count off is two measures of half note C Dominant Chords.
  • Level Two MP3 for example above
  • Level 3 for example above
  • Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Recommended way to proceed with the course

Since these études are using 28 different hexatonic scales and each scale has 12 different unique études you are getting a good sampling of possible sound of each hexatonic scale. In total this gives you 336 exercises to help you immerse yourself in these new sounds. A good way to work through this course is to first listen to the level 3 études which will be at the fastest tempo. This will help you to decide if you like the sound of the hexatonic scale and want to investigate it further by playing through the études.

Just listening can really change your perceptions!

It can't be stressed enough that just listening to these examples can really effect your perception and expand your harmonic and melodic palette. It is also a good idea to just casually listen to these études because they will influence your overall musicianship.

Get 013 Hexatonic Études: Pitch Class Set Exercises for Dominant 7th Key Center today and explore some exciting new sounds?

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Jazz Piano Vocabulary Volume 1: The Major Scale

Jazz Piano Vocabulary Book 1: The Major Scale

The amount of theoretical knowledge required to become a fluent improvisor on the piano can be overwhelming to the aspiring jazz pianist. Jazz Piano Vocabulary is series of books designed to help students learn and apply jazz scales by mastering each scale and its uses in improvisation.

Each book in the Jazz Piano Vocabulary series focuses on a different scale, and features:

• the scale in all twelve keys - two octaves up and down with complete fingerings
• chords and left hand voicings that work with the scale
• motivic sequences and melodic ideas (with right hand fingerings)
• transcriptions and/or etudes using the scale
• ideas for further study and listening
• detailed instructions and suggestions on how to practice the material
• opportunity to contact the author online if questions arise

Volume 1 includes a detailed primer on note reading, rhythmic notation, and theory basics including intervals, triads and seventh chords.

This book is based on Roberta Piket’s twenty-plus years of educational experience. In addition to her private students and her
experience coaching jazz ensembles at Long Island University, Roberta has given clinics or masterclasses at the Eastman school
of Music, Rutgers University, California Institute of the Arts, Macalester College, Duke University, The Jazz School, and countless
middle and high schools throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Sound samples and additional information are made available to the reader on the publisher’s website.

An unusual feature of this book is the author's availability to answer questions on the material at the Muse Eek Publishing website, creating an interactive learning experience for the student.

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Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar Volume One

Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning bass guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the bass guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult techniques simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what level they are on. At the same time this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students, because it is the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the bass guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included in the downloadable version of this book and are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website for the physical version of this book. These files will help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the bass guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-782-5
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-95-7
  • 110 pages with downloadable midifiles to check accuracy.

 

 

 

           
  • It's very difficult to find books that give you any exercises for a five string bass so this book was a welcome addition to my study of the instrument. If you are trying to get used to that extra string this book is great for giving you exercises up and down the low B string to get you up and running. F. Bianchi
  • I found the single string and multiple string études in Single String Studies for 5 String Bass Guitar Volume One to be very helpful. Because each etude covers a different scale in a different key it was idea to helping me get these scales together in a linear fashion on the bass. A. Hoxha
  • I got into 5 string bass a few years ago but hadn't really worked on my reading skills. Getting the lower ledger lines together was killing me. You now how it is. You look at the note with all the freaking ledger lines above or below it and you just say "shoot me now." I had total approach-avoidance. But this book took care of both the low and high ledger line reading. It was great to run into this book, because it forced me to DEAL WITH IT. Now I feel like "Oh yeah, ledger lines? I laugh at you!!!!!" R. Wright.

 

 

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  • Because this book is used for so many varied reasons it's recommend to contact Mr. Arnold at the email at the bottom of this page for further recommendations.

 

 

 

           
  • Because this book is used for so many varied reasons it's recommend to contact Mr. Arnold at the email at the bottom of this page for further recommendations.

 

 

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Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two

Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two

Continuing the develop of four crucial aspects of learning bass guitar.

Volume Two continues the development of these 4 important bass guitar skills. Again, these are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the bass fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the bass guitar by feel not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The unique exercises in this book help you learn all four of these important techniques simultaneously

In Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two the exercises are similar to Volume One but now rather than using traditional 7 note scales for each exercise, you have the introduction of pitch class sets based on 013. 014, 016, 027 and combinations. For more information on pitch class sets and their relationship to modern improvisation please see Sonic Resource Guide or Mr. Arnold's My Music book. Both the aforementioned books will show you applications of pitch class sets to composition and improvisation.

Volume Two continues your development of guitar fretboard mastery by kicking these highly targeted exercises up a notch, making it a challenge for any bass guitarist at any level. Again, this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students. It's all about the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm, a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problem with:

  • Learning all the notes on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the bass guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the bass guitar fretboard without looking.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included in the downloadable version of this book and are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website for the physical version of this book. These files will help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the bass guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-781-8
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-06-3
  • 91 pages with downloadable midifiles to check accuracy.

 

 

 

           
  • Well call me crazy but I've worked through Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One and now I'm starting Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two. So far what I see is that Volume Two really kicks it up a notch especially if you are working on these books with an acoustic bass as an intonation study. Basically you are reading 12 tone lines so it is pretty difficult. I contacted Mr. Arnold and he recommended using the MetroDrone audio files with this book to create a key center. This led me into checking out Muse-eek's ear training studies. The combination of the Single String Studies and an understanding of how Contextual Ear Training fits into the bigger picture is still something I'm getting my head around but this is getting quite deep and interesting. I'm hooked, but in a good way. S. Bergman
  • This book kicks butt! If you can read through these studies on one string with no mistakes and not look at the fretboard your a master hands down, and that's what I'm doing! A. Gorley.

  • This isn't exactly a review of Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume Two although I'll say up front it's excellent. I initially got into the book because I wanted to get out of position reading. One day I decided to just play these quarter note melodies in position over a one chord groove. These are unusual melodies with a very modern sound, something I really like. I contacted Mr. Arnold about this and he pointed me to the Sonic Resource Guide and the Time Transformation Book. I have found both of these to be amazing resources for anyone who wants to dig deeper into music. You may never use all the info in them, because that would take several lifetimes, I think! The point is that the single string studies are like a springboard to so many other great things. G. Aranofsky

 

 

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Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One

Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning bass guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the bass guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult techniques simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what level they are on. At the same time this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students, because it is the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for Bass Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the bass guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the bass guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included in the downloadable version of this book and are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website for the physical version of this book. These files will help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the bass guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

Start Mastering the Bass Guitar Fretboard Today!

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FREE SHIPPING WHEN ORDER TOTAL IS OVER 200.00 USD.

 

           
  • Digital Edition IBSN: 978-1-59489-781-8
  • Physical Edition IBSN: 978-1-890944-02-5
  • 91 pages with downloadable midifiles to check accuracy.

 

 

 

           
  • This book looks easy but is rather difficult to play 100% correctly especially if you follow the rules Mr. Arnold sets down. 1. Don't look at the neck. 2. Play only on one string. 3. Use your ear to know whether you are playing the right note. With that in mind it's not easy to get through a whole page without getting off somewhere. What do you get from doing all this. Well for me I know the fretboard without looking and not playing so much in position anymore and my ear is getting better. Yes simple exercise with a big payoff. D. Nicholas
  • I'm somewhere between an intermediate and advanced acoustic bass guitarist. My teacher recommended Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One to help my intonation. It comes with midifiles so I can play along and check my pitch as a go. In just a few short weeks my intonation has improved dramatically, so what more can you ask for? S. Bergman
  • Mr. Arnold recommended this book for me because I wanted some exercises to help break out of position playing and get a more linear approach to the bass neck. Single String Studies for Bass Guitar Volume One is perfect for that. I just spend 10 minutes a day reading through one page. It took me about 3 months to get through the book but I really feel like I know my scales much better up and down the neck. Mr. Arnold recommended not looking at the fretboard but I found this VERY hard to do. Still, I know that when I look at the fretboard, I risk losing my place in the music. That's something I don't want to do when I'm playing in an ensemble. So that's my next hill to climb. Gonna start the book over again with NO looking at the fretboard! F. Rushefski.
  • I was initially disappointed when I opened up this book. Just a bunch of pages with quarter note rhythms with all notes on one string. I contacted Mr. Arnold to find out what's up because usually the Muse Eek books are great. He pointed out what these exercises were trying to accomplish and also said that this exercise has been assigned by many great music teachers over the last 40 years as a way to break out of position playing and get control of the neck. I had to admit trying to play through one page even at a medium tempo, while not looking at the fretboard and nail every note was beyond me. So I was humbled. So if you are like me and having problems with always playing in one position and getting better control of the fretboard these exercises will do the trick! S. Howell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level

Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level

Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level improve your ability to read in 19 different modes in all 12 keys.

Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level is a series of books for any student seeking to improve their sight reading skills. It is meant for students seeking to become professional musicians. Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level consists of sight reading études using the modes of:

  • Major
  • Melodic Minor Ascending
  • Diminished
  • Whole Tone
  • Two modes of Harmonic Minor

Prepares you for the most common types of melodies found in modern music.

The Intermediate level is for the advanced beginner. It concentrates on highly rhythmic examples commonly found in contemporary music.

Midi files help you gain accuracy.

Downloadable midi files for each exercise helps the student to develop a high level of accuracy at any tempo. These files are included with the digital download.

Take your sight reading skills to a new level with Sight Reading Solved Intermediate Level

Get started with Rhythms Volume Four today and start expressing those fast rhythms you have always wanted to play!

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New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two

New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two.

Looking for the perfect guitar method?

New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2 continues on the path toward taking an intermediate student to becoming a professional guitarist and covers the foundations of Blues, Rock, Jazz and Folk. In is highly recommend you start with New York Guitar Method Primer Book One so that you don't miss any information. Remember each NYGM is packed with information usually not contained in most method books.

If you are looking at New York Guitar Method Primer Book Two as a possible method book as yourself:

  • Do I want a serious method that will give me professional level ability on the guitar?
  • Do I want to finally understand every thing about modes and scales and how they are related?
  • Do I want to learn all the chords that a professional guitarist needs to know?
  • Do I want to clear up any misunderstandings about music theory?
  • Do I want to understand "diatonic chords" and why they are crucial to building great chord progressions?
  • Do I want a method that comes with a companion "ensemble book" for applying all the information you are learning, so you remember it?
  • Do I want a unique method for learning and applying music theory directly to the guitar fretboard?

If this is what you want for your playing, then this book will get you organized and heading straight toward becoming a professional musician.

NYGM Primer Book Two gives you detailed information on:

New York Guitar Method Primer Book 2 will also take you through simple targeted exercises that apply commonly used scales directly to the guitar.

Secret Cycle 5 system of learning help you remember chords.

A special "Cycle 5" system is employed to help you memorize chords and learn the fretboard in a logical and lasting way

That's a lot of chords to remember, but simple chord progressions are given to help you apply these newly learned chords, and to help you to memorize each chord in all keys.

Music theory exercises that really work by applying the knowledge directly to your guitar fretboard.

And if you finally want to understand music theory and achieve a natural balance where you just "see" the music theory relationships on your guitar fretboard with little or no mental energy, then the unique exercises presented will help you see all chord and arpeggio relationships instantly on the guitar.

You will also learn about diatonic chords, so that you understand:

  • How scales and chords are interrelated.
  • The "secret code" to understanding how songs are composed.
  • Which chords sound good together to make your own songs.
  • How arpeggios can be used over chords and chord progressions.

Primer Two Demystifies Music

This is a no-nonsense method that demystifies music and gives you the tools to understand how modern music is organized. Along with all this information you will also get free access to the muse-eek.com "member's area" where you can watch and download hundreds of files to help you learn.

Help is an email away.

But what if you don't understand something about the book or need further advice would you like someone to answer your questions?

Mr. Arnold is famous for his in-depth email communications with students. These emails range from recommendations on what books are the right fit for a student to specific aspects of a book that a student finds confusing. Remember it only takes one thing that you don't understand to stop the whole process of learning. If you run into problems just email Bruce and he will get you back of track. What other author does that?

Guitar chords and chord progressions:

Both Open and Barre Positions for Major, Minor, and Dominant Chords with videos showing common problems student have in playing these chords.

Below is a video showing you some of the common problems found with a C Major Chord.

10 graduated chord progressions to apply newly learned chords with 30 MP3s links per chord progression. These MP3s allow the student to hear the chord progression and slowly develop speed and dexterity. Each chord progression contains 3 different strumming styles using the hard rock, rock, folk, blues and country styles.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Many great books in one!

New York Guitar Method in many cases is a compilation of other Muse Eek Publications. Many books have been excerpted to form this series. In the case of NYGM Primer Book One you will additional content has been taken from:

  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One.
  • Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume Two.
  • Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One.

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining both the theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

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New York Guitar Method Volume One

New York Guitar Method Volume One

The flagship book of the New York Guitar Method Series.

New York Guitar Method Volume One is the "Holy Grail" of scale books. Everything you ever wanted to know about scales is included in this book. But this book isn't just a collection of scales; it's an in-depth method for raising your musicianship through the understanding of how scales interface with every aspect of music.

If you are a student who wants to master:

  • 22 most used scales in music
  • Chords with additional tensions added.
  • Music theory and its relationship to scales.
  • Slash chords; what they are and how to use them.
  • Modal Sequencing and the common patterns that form great melodies.
  • Polyrhythmic Feel.
  • Rhythmic permutation of scales.

Then look no further; this book will set you on the road to world class musicianship.

This 348 page book will:

This book demystifies all of these subjects and then goes way beyond.

Learning scales using the 3 notes per string method will help break you "out of the box." You'll go way beyond just scales and their fingering patterns. By knowing how to apply sequencing to scales, you can forget about buying every new Shred video that comes out. This book gives you the theory behind all the cool licks you ever wanted to learn but it doesn't stop there; is also includes Modal Sequencing with Rhythmic permutation to give you kick-ass scale ideas. In other words, you'll have what you need to start creating your OWN sound!

Need further information? Here's a detailed list on the contents of this book

Take a deep breath.

The following scales and their theory are covered in great detail:

All the Chords with Tensions that you need to know to become a World Class Guitarist.

Added tensions for the following chord types are covered:

  • Major7
  • Minor7
  • Dominant7
  • Dominant7 sus4
  • Minor7b5
  • Diminished 7
  • Minor Major 7
  • Major7#5

Articulations: the secret ingredient to soulful playing.

In-Depth coverage of the following Articulations:

  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-Offs
  • Slides from Below
  • Slides from Above
  • Bends
  • Pre-Bends
  • Vibrato
  • Accents
  • Staccato
  • Legato

Modal Sequences: A comprehensive explanation of how to build great melodies.

In-Depth look at the following Modal Sequences:

  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Seconds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Thirds
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Fifths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sixths
  • Two Note Modal Sequencing-Sevenths
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing
  • Four Note Modal Sequencing

Scale and Music Concepts

A Black Belt in Scales

We can say with full confidence that you'll have a black belt in scales after studying this book. Of course you'll want to apply all this knowledge to make it stick. That's why there is also the "New York Guitar Method Ensemble Book One," the companion book for the New York Guitar Method Volume One This book has you apply all the information covered through etudes, exercises, soloing, chord progressions and sight reading.

So is this book the right book for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you sometimes not know what is the right scale to play?
  • Do you mostly use a few scales and can't figure out how to use the rest?
  • Do you find your scale playing to be bland?
  • Are you bored with the way you play scales when you improvise?
  • Do you feel like you play the same things every time you improvise?
  • Do you need more ideas on how to use scales?
  • Do you need to get more rhythmic interest into you scale playing?
  • Do you feel like you need some new sounds in your playing?

If the answer is YES then New York Guitar Method Volume One will get you on track to solving your scale problems. Filling in these gaps in your playing will make you a much better musician and give you the confidence to tackle any type of music.

Here is a couple of examples of MP3s that can be played or downloaded to help you learn each chord progression

Bringing together many Muse Eek Books to raise your musicianship

New York Guitar Method contains carefully selected excerpts from other Muse Eek Publications, making each book a targeted compilation. In the case of New York Guitar Method Volume One additional content has been taken from:

The New York Guitar Method is an unmatched series of book covering all the things you need to become a world class guitarist.

By combining theoretical and practical application this series of books gives you everything you need to become a great guitarist. Get a consistent, comprehensive education by working through the entire New York Guitar Method series.

Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced guitarist there is a book in this series that is perfect for you. GET STARTED TODAY!

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Single String Studies for Classical Guitar Volume One

Single String Studies for Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for Classical Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the classical guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult technique simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what their ability. At the same time this book can be used by a beginner, intermediate or advanced students. It's all about the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included with download or downloadable from the muse-eek.com website to help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

Start Mastering the Guitar Fretboard Today!

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Single String Studies for Guitar Volume Two

Single String Studies for Guitar Volume Two

Continuing the develop of four crucial aspects of learning guitar.

Volume Two continues the development of these 4 important guitar skills. Again, these are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the guitar by feel not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The unique exercises in this book help you learn all four of these important techniques simultaneously

In Single String Studies for Guitar Volume Two the exercises are similar to Volume One but now rather than using traditional 7 note scales for each exercise, you have the introduction of pitch class sets based on 013. 014, 016, 027 and combinations. For more information on pitch class sets and their relationship to modern improvisation please see The Sonic Resource Guide or Mr. Arnold's My Music book. Both the aforementioned books will show you applications of pitch class sets to composition and improvisation.

Volume Two continues your development of guitar fretboard mastery by kicking these highly targeted exercises up a notch, making it a challenge for any guitarist at any level. Again, this book can be used by beginner, intermediate or advanced students. It's all about the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm, a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problem with:

  • Learning all the notes on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the guitar fretboard without looking.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies for Guitar Volume Two is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are downloadable from the muse-eek.com website to help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercise and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

Start Mastering the Guitar Fretboard Today!

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Single String Studies for Guitar Volume One

Single String Studies for Guitar Volume One

Develop four aspects of learning guitar at the same time with Single String Studies for Guitar Volume One

There are four aspects of learning the guitar that are particularly difficult to master. These are:

  • Learning the names of all the pitches found on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes found on a music staff to their location on the fretboard.
  • Knowing where the notes are on the guitar by feel, not by sight.
  • Learning scales without relying on patterns.

The Single String exercises help you learn all four of these difficult technique simultaneously with one exercise.

The exercises found in the book look deceptively simple but mastering them is one of the hardest things to do for any musician no matter what their ability. At the same time this book can be used by a beginner, intermediate or advanced students. It's all about the speed at which you play the exercise that will determine the skill needed to play it correctly. A reminder that the Single String Studies for Guitar books do require you to read music BUT the notes are all found on the same string for each exercise which actually makes it easier for a beginning student to master each exercise. All exercises use one rhythm: a repeating quarter note so you can spend all your energy playing the correct notes rather than worrying about various rhythms.

These concentrated exercises pay off with great dividends.

If you are having problems with:

  • Learning all the notes on the guitar.
  • Connecting the notes of the music staff to their position on the guitar fretboard.
  • playing notes on the guitar fretboard without looking at it.
  • Learning all the notes in common scales.

Then Single String Studies is your ticket to mastering these techniques.

Midifiles let you hear the correct pitches and you can control the speed of the exercise.

Midifiles are included with download or downloadable from the muse-eek.com website to help you check your accuracy. Students can also use this exercise for ear training if they incorporate the single string exercises and the audio files from MetroDrone.

A few minutes a day with this book will make a huge difference in your ability.

This book will:

  • Make negotiating the guitar fretboard second nature.
  • Help you learn how to connect music staff notation to your fretboard.
  • Help you learn the ledger line notes above and below the staff.
  • Help you learn all the notes in common scales.

Start Mastering the Guitar Fretboard Today!

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