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Student strummers will have anything but slim pickings from Hal Leonard. The world’s largest pop & educational music print publisher proudly releases these instructional titles.
Most classic guitar songs contain unforgettable riffs – those hooks that everyone wants to know. CliffsNotes® to Guitar Songs (HL00702987 / $19.99) is your shortcut to learning them! This book for electric and acoustic players teaches not only the signature riffs for 150 guitar classics: author Chad Johnson also discusses equipment and tone; the artists; song and album facts; theoretical analysis; performance tips; and more. From hard rock, metal and punk to folk and rock ’n’ roll, there’s something for everyone. Includes: Aqualung · Back in Black · Barracuda · Beat It · Born to Be Wild · Brown Eyed Girl · Cheap Sunglasses · Come as You Are · Crazy Train · Dust in the Wind · Eye of the Tiger · Free Ride · Iris · Iron Man · La Grange · Layla · Monkey Wrench · Peter Gunn · Pride and Joy · Smells like Teen Spirit · Smoke on the Water · Sunshine of Your Love · Walk This Way · Welcome to the Jungle · You Really Got Me · and many more.
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns (HL00696445 / $19.99) by Tom Kolb is perfect for guitarists who find themselves trapped in the pentatonic box. This hands-on book/CD pack offers examples for players of any level, beginner to advanced, who have a basic understanding of the minor pentatonic scale and a desire to expand their fretboard horizons. By studying this book, guitarists will soon be soloing all over the neck with the greatest of ease. The CD features demonstrations of every example in the book, plus jam tracks for practicing.
 
Play Acoustic Guitar in Minutes (HL00696621 / $19.99) by Andrew DuBrock, will help beginners quickly learn easy chords, basic fingerpicking, strumming patterns, chord progressions, and much more. The companion DVD features DuBrock himself as your personal teacher, reinforcing all the lessons in the book. This 176-page book/DVD pack is an outstanding value, and makes a great gift to go along with a new guitar.
 
Arguably the best blues guitarist today, Grammy winner Duke Robillard co-founded the band Roomful of Blues and has also been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In his latest Hal Leonard publication, Stretchin’ the Blues (HL00696069 / $19.99), Robillard provides 30 ways for guitarists to improve and expand their blues soloing and comping, all in an easy-to-use book/CD set. Designed for aspiring and experienced blues players alike, these lessons present unique concepts, merging elements of jazz with blues to take playing to new heights.
 
A new Guitar Recorded Versions songbook celebrates the game-changing sounds of the best guitarists ever. 50 Greatest Guitar Tones (HL00691174 / $27.99) contains note-for-note transcriptions (with tab) of classic hits by Hendrix, Slash, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, The Edge, David Gilmour and others, plus detailed descriptions of the gear they used to achieve their famous sound. Songs include: All Along the Watchtower · Black Hole Sun · Bridge of Sighs · Cliffs of Dover · Comfortably Numb · Couldn’t Stand the Weather · Helter Skelter · Killer Queen · Pride (In the Name of Love) · Surfing with the Alien · Sweet Child O' Mine · Ziggy Stardust · and more.
 
For more information or to order these and other guitar publications from Hal Leonard, please visit www.halleonard.com.
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