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Ever thought about playing an instrument but didn’t know where to begin? Try these helpful books and DVDs! Whatever instrument appeals to you, BCLS has the resources you need to music up your life. Good luck!

Guitar:

Teach Yourself Visually Guitar

Kim Charles

Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a guitar and start strumming! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar shows you the basics-photo by photo and note by note. You begin with basic chords and techniques and progress through suspensions, bass runs, hammer-ons, and barre chords.

Guitar for Dummies

Mark Phillips

The bestselling music guide-now updated! Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Who wouldn′t? Think of Jimi Hendrix wailing away on his Stratocaster. . . Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage to "Johnny B. Goode". . .B.B. King making his "Lucille" cry the blues. No doubt about it-guitars are cool. Guitar For Dummies gives you everything a beginning or intermediate guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it, this book has it all-and you don′t even need to know how to read music.

Bass:

Bass 101 : A Contemporary Approach to Playing Bass

Ron Manus

Bass 101 uses a contemporary approach that starts with the very basics and gets you playing right away. Watch, listen, and learn as the DVD instructor explains every lesson from the book and performs each song and exercise— just like taking a class in the privacy of your own home. If you are new to bass and want an easy grasp of the fundamentals so you can enjoy playing your favorite songs, get started with Bass 101 now!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar

David Hodge

Every musician knows that the bass guitar provides the underlying heart and soul of a band. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar provides a complete instruction program for beginners and helps walk even experienced guitarists through the most confusing concepts. The book covers the basics of the bass clef; how to play chords and arpeggios; advanced techniques like dead notes, slapping, and popping; locking with your drummer; and techniques for developing speed and agility.

Piano/Keyboard:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano

Brad Hill

Whether you are an aspiring concert pianist or just want to play keyboards in your own band, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano, Third Edition, gives you just what you need to know. From reading music and learning chords, to understanding music notation or buying an instrument, expert author Brad Hill tells you how to get started. Learn posture, positioning, fingering, notations, drills, and advice from a master.

Keyboard 101: A Contemporary Approach to Playing Keyboard

Willard Palmer

Keyboard 101's contemporary approach starts with the very basics and gets you playing right away. Every lesson in the book is explained and performed by the instructor on the DVD. It's just like taking a class in the privacy of your own home. If you’re new to keyboard and want a grasp of the fundamentals so you can start playing your favorite songs, pick this up today!

Drums:

Beginning drum. Volume 1

Teaches beginners about setting up a drum kit and proper positioning, holding the sticks, playing basic grooves and fills, bass drum patterns, snare drum rudiments, hi-hat and cymbal techniques, and more.

 

 

 

The Drummer's Bible : How to Play Every Drum Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco

Mick Berry

An encyclopedia and instructional guide on the many styles of drumming

 

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