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The New York City Guitar SchoolYouTube testimonialCarl Fischer Music welcomes the New York City Guitar School

We are pleased to announce two complete foundational guitar classes, designed to introduce would-be guitarists to the instrument and to get them up and strumming (or picking) in no time flat! These are the course books used at the School, but they are also effective with a guitar teacher or as self-study. Information is presented logically, in step-by-step facility, and beginners will soon be playing the music that brought them to guitar. Watch a YouTube testimonial video here.

 

 

Guitar for Absolute BeginnersGuitar for Absolute Beginners
By Dan Emery
Guitar

New York City Guitar School
NYC1 • $17.95

This is where it starts - no prior knowledge required! Pick up a guitar, go over its features and components, learn to strum, and you're off and running. This true step-by-step method brings all of the basics to bear, one at a time, in a natural, time-tested progression, as if you were attending the School. Learn chord symbols, tab, chord progression, and much more as you move through the book, and make use of the YouTube channel for corresponding videos and extra help. Students who complete this book will be able to play arrangements of many of their favorite songs!

 

Finger Style BasicsFinger Style Basics for Guitar
By Lenny Molotov
Guitar

New York City Guitar School
NYC2 • $15.95

The NYC Guitar School's own Lenny Molotov guides students into finger style playing. Although designed for beginners on the instrument, the book suggests that a basic familiarity with open chords and strumming helps, but no prior knowledge of fingerpicking is a good thing. (No bad habits.) First lesson - the thumb must always be outside of the fingers (this will be reinforced throughout). Then, after trying out some simple exercises, it's on to arpeggios and actually playing the first of many original solos included in the book. This is a detailed study of the use of thumb and fingers, the physics of playing ("angle of attack"), and an ever-deeper study of techniques, all presented in study-at-your-own-pace format. Besides the copious use of illustrations and music examples, there are lots of videos available on the NYC Guitar School's YouTube channel, that will be of further help.

NEWThe NEW Carl Fischer Instrument Case Book Series:

The Guitar Grimoire on the GO!

Carl Fischer Music's best-selling Guitar Grimoire series from Adam Kadmon has swept away all others in the world of guitar and bass pedagogy, and the new pocket-size edition makes it easier than ever for players to consult its wealth of information on the go. The new Carl Fischer Case Book Series now features guitar case-sized versions containing the complete contents of the original, but have been rearranged and condensed to a more gig bag friendly size. These volumes are simply essential for guitar players, containing complete scales and modes along with thousands of diagrams, charts, and graphs; a professional reference for years of use. "Why study from an imitator when you can learn from the innovator?"

The Guitar Grimoire: The Exercise Book - Parts One & Two
By Adam Kadmon
Carl Fischer Music
GT109 • $15.99

The Guitar Grimoire: The Exercise Book - Parts Three & Four
By Adam Kadmon
Carl Fischer Music
GT110 • $15.99

Also available in the NEW Carl Fischer Instrument Case Book Series:

The Guitar Grimoire

The new pocket-sized Carl Fischer Case Book Series now contains guitar case-sized versions of The Guitar Grimoire: Scales & Modes Volume 1 (GT107) and The Guitar Grimoire: Chords & Voicings Volume 2 (GT108).

Both Case Book versions contain the complete contents of the original, but have been rearranged and condensed to a more gig bag-friendly size. These volumes are simply essential for guitar players, containing complete scales, modes, chords and voicings along with thousands of diagrams, charts, and graphs; a professional reference for years of use.


The Guitar Grimoire: Scales & Modes Volume 1

By Adam Kadmon
Carl Fischer Music
GT107 • $15.95

The Guitar Grimoire: Chords & Voicings Volume 2
By Adam Kadmon
Carl Fischer Music
GT108 • $15.95

Matteo CarcassiMatteo Carcassi
Classical Guitar Method, op. 59
     and Twenty-five Melodious and Progressive Studies for Guitar, op. 60

Book w/CD
Edited by Philippe Bertaud
Guitar
Carl Fischer Music
GT216 -$24.95
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Professional guitarist and teacher Philippe Bertaud has meticulously edited and revamped the classic Carcassi guitar method for use by today’s guitar student. Bertaud’s sensitive reworkings of the method retains the original intent, but also adds many modern conventions in the instruction of the classical guitar. As an added bonus, this book includes an MP3 CD containing recordings of all 25 studies of the Carcassi op. 60 beautifully performed by Bertaud. This combined edition of Matteo Carcassi’s Classical Guitar Method, op. 59 and Twenty-five Melodious and Progressive Studies for the Guitar, op. 60, along with the enclosed CD make this new edition of the Caracassi method an indispensible addition to the library of any student or teacher of classical guitar.

Camp Jam: Rock SolidCamp Jam: Rock Solid – Guitar with CD
By Steve Freeman
Guitar
Carl Fischer Music CF00003 • $24.95

Camp Jam: Rock Solid
The official books of the popular Camp Jam Summer Rock Camps, the Camp Jam: Rock Solid series takes the aspiring rock musician from beginner level to playing in a rock ’n’ roll band in no time at all! Developed by some of the greatest rock musicians in the business, including Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel), Jim Peterik (guitarist/vocalist for Survivor), Peter Stroud and Tim Smith (guitarist and bassist for Sheryl Crow), the Camp Jam instructional program is packed with essential playing techniques that can be learned quickly and easily.

Perfect for all musicians at various ability levels—the lessons and exercises are not only fun to play, but are proven effective to get budding rock stars jamming right away! With Camp Jam locations now established in 16 cities across the United States, this series gives players the chance to get in on all the action, learn the Camp Jam playing secrets, and start living the dream!

Read more about Camp Jam at their website.

See Also:

Camp Jam: Rock Solid – KEYBOARD with CD
Camp Jam: Rock Solid – DRUMS with CD
Camp Jam: Rock Solid – BASS with CD

The Art of Rhythm GuitarThe Art of Rhythm Guitar
Stephane Gagnon
Carl Fischer Music
GT210 • $19.95

Learn to read music and play rhythm guitar with sophisticated-sounding exercises structured like elements of pop songs, including the verse, chorus and bridge structure – as opposed to other beginning guitar books that rely on children’s songs. This book features standard chord graphics with fingerings, easy-to-read single line rhythmic notations, and picking indications. All tracks included on the accompanying CD are featured in both slow and normal tempos.

Philippe Bertaud on Heitor Villa-Lobos DVDPhilippe Bertaud on the Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos,Vol. 1 DVD
Classical Guitar
Instructional and Performance DVD
Miramuse
DVD25 • $19.95

International guitar performer Philippe Bertaud brings us the intricate rhythms of legendary Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos on this instructional/performance DVD for classical guitar. Bertaud offers instructions for practice, narrated lessons and performances, exercises and practice tips, arpeggio exercises, fast scales exercises, and so much more in the context of Villa-Lobos’ great music for classical guitar. For intermediate to advanced players.

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Lansky PartitaPartita
By Paul Lansky
Guitar and Percussion

Carl Fischer Music
MXE44 - Score and Part - $29.99
See sample pages (PDF)

Master guitarists David Starobin and Jason Veaux inaugurated the new classical guitar program at Curtis Institute with a student recital including the premiere of Lansky's Partita.

Starobin, whose personal mission is the promotion of new music, can be seen in performance with student Mari Yoshinaga on percussion at WHYY's On Stage at Curtis, and he has also included the Partita on his eighth volume of New Music with Guitar for Bridge Records. Described as "four beautifully wrought and intricate movements," the Partita features percussion (primarily vibraphone) in a tight interplay with guitar. For advanced performers. Dur.: 17'25"

Joaquin is DreamingJoaquin Is Dreaming (Joaquin Soñando)
By Martin Bresnick
Solo Guitar
Carl Fischer Music
GT218 - $9.99
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Martin Bresnick’s impassioned piece for solo guitar was inspired by the birth of his grandson, Joaquin, in 2007, leading the composer to reflect in a musical way on his arrival into a brave new world. This work was commissioned and edited by Bresnick’s friend and colleague, Ben Verdery, professor of guitar at the Yale School of Music.

Jason EckardtPaths of Resistance
By Jason Eckardt
Guitar

Carl Fischer Music
GT215 - Score - $17.25
See sample pages (PDF)

This solo from Jason Eckardt offers a fascinating examination of the composer's works. Certainly for masters of their instrument, Paths of Resistance uses all of the skills of the performer and capabilities of the instrument in unique settings. The score represents a study of Eckardt's cutting-edge compositional style. For advanced performers.

Allan Kozinn, The New York Times: "Jason Eckardt clearly rejects the argument, made with increasing frequency, that the mid-20th-century atonalists were working toward a musical dead end. Harmonically and rhythmically his music thrives on complex, constantly changing relationships, but like many composers under 40 (he was born in 1971) he tempers the more prickly, jagged elements of the post-tonal style with humor and eclecticism. What holds your attention in his music is not its ingenuity but its relentless energy and drive."

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The Bass Grimoire DVD

Bass Grimoire DVD
by Adam Kadmon
Carl Fischer Music
DVD20 • $19.95

Unlock the secrets of the bass with Carl Fischer's newest addition to the Grimoire series, The Bass Grimoire DVD by Adam Kadmon. This DVD representation of the best-selling publication The Bass Grimoire reveals the mystery of the bass in twelve lessons ranging from The Major Scale to Scale Tone Degrees. The Bass Grimoire DVD video lays out the mechanics of bass-playing right before your eyes by presenting intricate on-screen fingering patterns as well as lesson summaries. These valuable tools allow the audience to follow along visually while practicing and then receive a full break down of the lesson that was just taught! Carl Fischer's The Bass Grimoire DVD is an essential item for any bass player looking to improve upon their skills and would be an invaluable lesson and practice tool. Reach your highest musical potential as taught by Adam Kadmon, a master of the bass, with The Bass Grimoire DVD.

Bassline DVD

Bassline DVD
Bass Guitar
Bassbooks.com
BBV001 • $19.95

Danish professional bass player Henrik Deleuran’s comprehensive instructional DVD has been remastered in English and updated for a new publishing by Bassbooks.com! The ultimate private study guide for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, Bassline is organized progressively by difficulty, guiding players through the essential topics of melody, fretless playing, acoustic playing, solos, and tons more. As a special bonus, each lesson can be downloaded as a PDF file on the computer, in standard notation or tablature, making the lesson even easier to understand. This DVD promises to improve a bassist’s chops at any level!

Camp Jam: Rock Solid - Bass

Camp Jam: Rock Solid - Bass with CD
By Don Klayman
Bass Guitar
Carl Fischer Music
CF00004 • $19.95

Camp Jam: Rock Solid
The official books of the popular Camp Jam Summer Rock Camps, the Camp Jam: Rock Solid series takes the aspiring rock musician from beginner level to playing in a rock ’n’ roll band in no time at all! Developed by some of the greatest rock musicians in the business, including Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel), Jim Peterik (guitarist/vocalist for Survivor), Peter Stroud and Tim Smith (guitarist and bassist for Sheryl Crow), the Camp Jam instructional program is packed with essential playing techniques that can be learned quickly and easily.

Perfect for all musicians at various ability levels—the lessons and exercises are not only fun to play, but are proven effective to get budding rock stars jamming right away! With Camp Jam locations now established in 16 cities across the United States, this series gives players the chance to get in on all the action, learn the Camp Jam playing secrets, and start living the dream!

Read more about Camp Jam at their website.

See Also:

Camp Jam: Rock Solid – KEYBOARD with CD
Camp Jam: Rock Solid – DRUMS with CD
Camp Jam: Rock Solid – GUITAR with CD

Patrick Pfeiffer Daily Grooves for Bass

Daily Grooves for Bass with CD
By Patrick Pfeiffer
Bass Guitar
Carl Fischer Music
GT214 • $17.95

New York City bassist and teacher Patrick Pfeiffer has created a regimen that will teach the developing bassist how to become truly great, through practice, discipline, and perseverance. But who said it has to be boring?

Daily Grooves for Bass is jam-packed with a different groove for every day of the year – and these funky, hip, and inspiring exercises will get newcomers reading and playing grooves worthy of any bassist’s repertoire. Bassists can forget the “chore” of trudging through a typical exercise book, as grooves are limited to one or two measures and then repeat, just like bass grooves in real playing situations. Players can capture the musical flow of each groove, try them out in their own bands, make them their own, and enjoy riding their “groove-waves”! Daily Grooves for Bass is written in standard notation, with TAB files available on the included CD, which also contains all of the grooves in MP3 format. For intermediate to advanced players.

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