This book offers an 8 week guitar course, starting from complete beginner and concluding at intermediate. The book covers the fundamentals of guitar playing, from tuning, to your first chords, to learning scales and modes. The book is laid out in daily lessons, presenting short tasks, a short weekly refresher test, plus a stylistic study piece including elements of the weeks lessons. The book includes two CD's, with all of the examples recorded, making practise and study easy and approachable. The CD also contains full performances, and backing tracks of the weekly study pieces from your to jam along to. The book also explains the basics of tab and standard notation, as well as including a brief equipment synopsis.
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Giants of Metal is Jamie's first published guitar tuition book, and features in-depth style analysis of 20 influential Metal bands. The book includes includes "in the style of" lessons and full transcriptions on such artists as "Black Sabbath", "AC/DC", "Metallica" "Deep Purple" "Pantera" and "Megadeth". The book also includes technique and scale prima sections. The book includes a CD that features full and backing track version of all of the artist based tracks. This book is ideal for the budding metal guitarists, or great if you just want some tracks to jam along to.
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Giants of Rock carry's on from Giants of Metal, including in-depth analysis of 20 influential rock and hard rock artists. The book includes "in the style of" lessons and full transcriptions on such artists as "Red Hot Chilli Peppers", "U2", "Incubus", "Jimi Hendrix", "Bon Jovi", "The Eagles", "Pink Floyd" and "Van Halen". The book also includes a technique and scale section, as well as a CD including full and backing track version of the artist based tracks. This is a great addition to any practising rock guitarists library who wants to learn some new licks, or simply jam to the great live band backing tracks.
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Jamie began working at Total Accuracy, which later became Lick Library, more than 18 years ago, and was originally hired as a transcriber. Jamie was responsible for transcribing many of the popular "Jam With" series book and CD packages. These books contain 8 note for note transcriptions, and are accompanied with a CD containing full track and backing track versions of the songs included in the book, also recorded by Jamie. These books are available to order from Lick Library.
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Something for the drummer in your band. Jamie also recorded guitars on the backing tracks featured on the CD with Pete Riley's Crash Course Drums book. Pete can be heard on Jamie's Giants of Rock, and Crash Course Electric Guitar CD's.