Written by an experienced teacher and renowned scholar of the genre, Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History, Second Edition, offers a chronological narrative that explains country music's origins, development, and meaning from the first commercial recordings of the 1920s up to the present. It highlights significant performers, songs, and institutions throughout the history of country music. It also considers key social, political, and musical issues that span many decades of evolution within the genre.
This easy piano collection features the most popular country songs of today. It includes famous songs in a variety of styles---from ballads to up-tempo rockers. Lyrics and basic chord symbols are included along with helpful fingering and phrasing indications. Each arrangement is fun and easy to play, and great for solo performance or sing-alongs. Titles: All-American Girl * Amazed * American Honey * Anyway * Before He Cheats * Blown Away * Crazy Girl * The Dance * Do You Believe Me Now * For You * Go Rest High on That Mountain * Good in Goodbye * How Do I Live * I Could Not Ask for More * I Swear * I Told You So * If I Die Young * I'll Stand By You * In My Daughter's Eyes * Jesus, Take the Wheel * Let Me Down Easy * Live Like You Were Dying * Love Can Build a Bridge * Mama's Song * Margaritaville * My Heart Can't Tell You No * Smile * Some Hearts * Stand By Your Man * Take Me Home, Country Roads * Teardrops on My Guitar * Temporary Home * There You'll Be * Undo It * Wagon Wheel * Walk Me Down the Middle * When I Said I Do * When You Come Back Down * Whenever You Remember * Whiskey Lullaby * White Horse * Why Wait * You Light Up My Life.
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Country volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard noation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus audio tracks featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of country guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: open-chord licks, rhythm techniques, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, double-stop licks, triple-stop licks, standard bends, pedal-steel bends, Travis picking, hybrid picking, fingerstyle country, chord embellishments, and more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Easy Guitar). Easy arrangements with tab for 50 all-American country classics, including: Act Naturally * All My Ex's Live in Texas * Boot Scootin' Boogie * Crazy * Elvira * Faded Love * Folsom Prison Blues * For the Good Times * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Hey, Good Lookin' * King of the Road * Lucille * Rocky Top * Sixteen Tons * Take Me Home, Country Roads * There's a Tear in My Beer * You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more.
As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series this comprehensive and thorough collection of fingerpicking guitar lessons contains invaluable tips and instruction implemented throughout the arrangements in this book. The three audio CDs give 3 full hours of note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Lesson One: Basic fingerpicking patterns, bass runs, intermediate fingerpicking patterns, arpeggios, basic rock and blues beats. Fred teaches the songs Nine Pound Hammer, Careless Love, Red River Valley, Worried Man Blues, House of the Rising Sun and more. Lesson Two: Fingerpicking syncopation, blues backup techniques, Boogie Bass pattern, turnarounds and licks. Songs: Railroad Bill, Hesitation Blues, Betty and Dupree and more. Lesson Three: Country Fingerpicking, hammer-ons. Songs include: Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Roll In My Sweet Babys Arms, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms and more.
(Piano Instruction). Expand your keyboard knowledge with the Keyboard Lesson Goldmine series! The series contains four books: Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. Each volume features 100 individual modules that cover a giant array of topics. Each lesson includes detailed instructions with playing examples. You'll also get extremely useful tips and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus two audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! 100 Country Lessons includes the Floyd Cramer Slip-Note Technique; left-hand comping styles; special techniques; blues scales, pentatonic scales, et. al.; the country ballad; and much more!
Attention all harmonica enthusiast! Join in the fun of playing at a bluegrass festival with a bluegrass band. This book brings to you the often performed tunes by every bluegrass and country player of all instruments. Select a few of these tunes and play them on your harmonica and you will be an instant hit! The book contains diatonic, cross harp, and chromatic stylings on 48 country/ bluegrass favorites: Bile 'Dem Cabbage Down; Arkansas Traveler; Wildwood Flower; Old Joe Clark; Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms; Crawdad Song; and many more. The stereo accompaniment CD has 18 of the songs recorded. All 18 songs are recorded on the beginning tracks with the harmonica, and again without the harmonica included. Shown in standard notation with lyrics, guitar chords & harmonica tab.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2B Lesson Book offers a systematic approach to scales, primary chords (I, IV, V7), and transposition for the keys of C, G, and F major. This new edition features nine new songs, plus enhanced arrangements of favorite pieces from the first edition. The new "Scale and Chord Adventures" appendix offers teachers the flexibility to explore major and minor scale and chord patterns in all twelve keys.
10 for 10 Sheet Music: Country Hits contains the most popular and most requested songs from country artists. Titles: All-American Girl (Carrie Underwood) * Amazed (Lonestar) * The Dance (Garth Brooks) * How Do I Live (Leann Rimes) * I Swear (John Michael Montgomery) * Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw) * Love Will Always Win (Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood) * Somebody Like You (Keith Urban) * Sunshine on My Shoulders (John Denver) * This Kiss (Faith Hill).
(Guitar Method). This book uses real country songs to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead country guitar in the style of Chet Atkins, James Burton, Albert Lee, Merle Travis, and many others. Lessons include: Chords, Scales and Licks * Common Progressions and Riffs * Carter Style and Travis Picking * Steel Licks, String Bending and Vibrato * Standard Notation and Tablature * and much more! Songs include: Could I Have This Dance * Green Green Grass of Home * I Fall to Pieces * Satin Sheets * Yakety Sax * and more. This edition also includes 99 full-band tracks for demonstration and play along. The audio files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed. They also include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.