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Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition
Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition
by Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell, Hal Leonard Corporation

Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119293354) was previously published as Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119151432). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, ...
Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition
Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition
by Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell, Hal Leonard Corporation

Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119151432) is now being published as Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119293354). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Ed ...
Ukulele For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Ukulele For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Alistair Wood

The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawai ...
Classical Music For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Classical Music For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by David Pogue, Scott Speck

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical ...
Music Business For Dummies
Music Business For Dummies
by Loren Weisman

Start your music career off right with this fun guide to the music industry Music Business For Dummies explains the ins and outs of the music industry for artists and business people just starting out. You'll learn how file-sharing, streaming, and iTunes have transformed the industry, and how to navigate your way through the new distribution models to capitalize on your work. It all begins with the right team, and this practical guide explains who you need to have on your side as you begin to gr ...
Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies
Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies
by Bill Evans

Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today’s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book’s clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete – and fun - banjo instruction experi ...
Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction
Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction
by Desi Serna

Improve your guitar-playing rhythm, feel, and timing If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll learn to play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms—including common strum patterns heard in popular music—to improve your ...
Music Theory For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Music Theory For Dummies, 3rd Edition
by Michael Pilhofer, Holly Day

Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. Wit ...
Violin For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 3rd Edition
Violin For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 3rd Edition
by Katharine Rapoport

The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read — and feel — the mu ...
iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies
iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies
by Ryan C. Williams, Mike Levine

The easy way to use your iPad or iPhone to make amazing music If you are a budding or established musician looking to use your iPad or iPhone as a portable musical instrument, recording studio, or composition tool, then you've come to the right place! iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies explains in plain English how to hook up your preferred instrument to your iPad or iPhone to work on music projects within a plethora of recording apps. You'll also learn how to incorporate both real and MI ...
Fiddle For Dummies, Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
Fiddle For Dummies, Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
by Michael John Sanchez

Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and ...
DJing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
DJing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
by John Steventon

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering bot ...
Harmonica For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Harmonica For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Winslow Yerxa

Master the harmonica fast with this fun, easy guide Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of American music. With Harmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonica faster than you ever thought possible, even if you have little to no p ...
Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies
Guitar Amps and Effects For Dummies
by Dave Hunter

Learn the secrets to achieving your ultimate sound Whether amateur or pro, guitarists live for the ultimate sound. Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies provides the information and instruction you need to discover that sound and make it your own! Written in the characteristically easy-to-read Dummies style, this book is ideal for beginners and experienced musicians alike, and can help all players expand their skill set with effects. Guitarists tend to be gearheads when it comes to sound, and th ...
Piano For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 3rd Edition
Piano For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 3rd Edition
by Hal Leonard Corp., Adam Perlmutter

Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and countr ...
Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 5th Edition
Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, 5th Edition
by Jeff Strong

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy ...
Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 2nd Edition
Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 2nd Edition
by Hal Leonard Corporation, Jon Chappell, Mark Phillips, Desi Serna

Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitar guide There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even once you can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along the way. That's where Guitar All-In-One ...
Logic Pro X For Dummies
Logic Pro X For Dummies
by Graham English

Crank your sound up to X with Apple's premier recording software and Logic Pro X For Dummies! Apple's Logic Pro X levels the playing field, making high-quality studio recordings accessible for any musician. It's a professional-level tool with a user-friendly interface and loads of new features to keep you more organized so you can focus on creating rather than computing. Record live audio and MIDI tracks and edit faster with the new Mixer. Create your own drum kit, or work with the native virtua ...
Mandolin Exercises For Dummies
Mandolin Exercises For Dummies
by Don Julin

Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levels If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book to improve your playing, you've come to the right place. Mandolin Exercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you picking with the best of them—or at least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction&# ...
Piano and Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies
Piano and Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies
by Holly Day, Jerry Kovarksy, Blake Neely, David Pearl, Michael Pilhofer

The go-to reference for aspiring pianists and keyboard players Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever to make music! If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies it to playing the piano and keyboard. And if you've been playing for awhile—or took lessons when you were a child but haven't played since—you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your p ...

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