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This is the world's premier method for learning to play plectrum-style guitar, time-tested and proven to be successful in building the harmonic knowledge and technique needed to play in any style. Book 1 teaches note reading in first position and presents solos, duets, scales and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Mel Bay, a pioneer in guitar education, devised a teaching system which requires the student to learn only enough music theory and technique to understand and perform the assignment at hand. Standard notation only. In SPANISH.
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Mel Bay was born on February 25, 1913 in the little Ozark Mountain town of Bunker, Missouri. He bought a Sears Roebuck guitar at the age of 13 and several months later played his first "gig." (He recalled playing until his fingers were raw!) Mel took up the tenor banjo shortly thereafter and continued to play both instruments. During his teenage years Mel played with a wild assortement of bands and characters in rural Missouri. Perhaps no "gig" was as strange as the job he landed with, in Mel's words, "a snake oil salesman." This flamboyant peddler would pull his ostentatious Pierce Arrow automobile, complete with steer horns mounted on the grill, into the center of a small, rural town. Mel would sit on the car and play up a storm on the tenor banjo. After a crowd gathered, the peddler took over and began extolling the merits of his "wonder elixer." In 1933 Mel Bay moved to St. Louis and began his professional career. He played with numerous local and traveling bands. In addition, he landed staff guitar jobs on several radio stations. Mel fronted his own trio (piano, bass, guitar) and played steadily for 25 years! He was equally adept on most fretted instruments and played mandolin, uke, Hawaiian guitar, tenor and plectrum banjo professionally. While Mel was actively pursuing his playing career, he continued to teach as many as 100 students a week. He decided to begin writing instructional materials due to the difficulty encountered by guitarists at playing good sounding chord forms in rhythm sections and due to the poor note reading ability prevalent among guitarists. After the war Mel was asked to write instructional materials on guitar for GI's wanting to learn music under the GI Bill. In 1947 Mel formed his own publishing company and wrote his landmark initial book titled The Orchestral Chord System for Guitar. (This book is still in print under the title Rhythm Guitar Chord System and continues to be one the finest rhythm guitar chord texts available!) His Modern Guitar Method was penned shortly thereafter. For years Mel traveled from town to town talking to guitar teachers and players and showing them his publications. At one time Mel claims to have known virtually every guitar teacher in America on a first name basis! The guitar and Mel Bay books caught on in a big way in the 1950's. Things have continued to grow ever since. Mel used to sell D'Angelico guitars. At any given time he would have 5 or 6 "lying around the house." Mel played professionally on his New Yorker model but his favorite was the initial Mel Bay Model crafted as a gift for him by John D'Angelico. This famous guitar had all of the main features of the New Yorker but was a "cut away" model and had a slightly thinner neck. This instrument has been pictured on the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method for decades. Someone once calculated that sales of guitar books written by Mel Bay have exceeded 25 million copies. When asked, Mel frequently said that he quit counting long ago. Sales of his Modern Guitar Method have alone surpassed the 7 million mark. It is safe to say that Mel Bay is one of the pivotal figures in the world of guitar music and instruction in this century.
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Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX156222011X
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M156222011X
Book Description Mel Bay Pubns, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 48 pages. Spanish language. 11.50x8.00x0.20 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk156222011X
Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11156222011X
Book Description Mel Bay, 1986. paperback. Condition: New. This is the world s premier method for learning to play plectrum-style guitar, time-tested and proven to be successful in building the harmonic knowledge and technique needed to play in any style. Book 1 teaches note reading in first position and presents solos, duets, scales and chords in the keysof C, A minor, G and E minor. Mel Bay, a pioneer in guitar education, devised a teaching system which requires the student to learn only enough music theory and technique to understand and perform the assignment at hand. Standard notation only. In SPANISH. Acampando Bajo Tiendas Esta Noche Aire De Terry Amor Indiferente Aura Lee Buffalo Gals Cancion De La Cuna Johann Brahms Arr: Mel Bay Cancion Del La Noche Sor-Bay Cancion Sin Palabras Arr Mel Bay Casa Propia Puedo Olvidarte? Arr Mel Bay Chester Cindy Coquinas Y Almejas Corriendo Corriendo Los Tercios En G Cuando Los Santos Se Hacen Entrada Deslizamiento Dueto Para Guillermo El Creador Mel Bay El Principe Pequeno Mazas Arr: Mel Bay El Vals De Acordes Mel Bay El Viejo Molino Arr Mel Bay En La Cadena Arr Mel Bay En La Noche Por La Luz Del La Luna Estilos De Acompanamiento En A Menor Estilos De Acompanamiento En El Tono De EMenor Estilos De Acompanamiento En El Tono De G Estrella Brillante Frito Como Del Sur Hay Mucho Tiempo Arr Mel Bay Himno De Austria Franz Haydn Arr: Mel Bay Juego Jugando Pleyel Arr: Mel Bay Kum-Ba-Ya Lamento Mel Bay Las Campanas Azules De Escocia Arr Mel Bay Llevame Al Viejo Virginia Bland Arr Mel Bay Los Hombres Joviales Melancolia Melodia Menor Merced Pasmosa Miguel Rema El Barco A Tierra Negro Es El Color Del Pelo De Mi Amor Verdadero Nuestro Primero Dueto Arr Mel Bay Rio Colorado Del Valle Rondo Mazas, Op. 85 Arr: Mel Bay Salmo 100 Shenandoah Siga Al Guiador Arr Mel Bay TiempoDe Mayo Wanhall-Bay Un Poquito De Hanon Una Serenata Mel Bay Una Visita A Los Parientes Vals De Bluegrass Vals De Sor Arr: Mel Bay Viaja. 23 X 30 Cm. Lingua: spanish. Seller Inventory # M2690
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