News & Views Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Category: Guitar Music

Worship Guitar Anthology Volume 1 11 August, 2014

This Worship Guitar Anthology  Vol. 1  has the melody, lyrics and chords for one hundred songs.  It includes favorites worship guitar“Beautiful One”, “Revelation Song”, “Our God”, and more.  Chord grids for guitar are printed at the beginning of each song, so there’s no digging through a chord dictionary trying to find some of the more exotic chords.  Because there are chords included, a keyboard player can play along.  This collection of sheet music could be used for solo vocal with guitar, or it could be used as a starting point for a praise band to work with various songs.  It’s not easy to find this many praise favorites in one collection!  For more information about this collection or others like it, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


This summer, learn to play the guitar! 22 July, 2014

00-42548Stanton’s got a shipment of the best guitar methods from Alfred!   You can learn to play rock guitar. blues, electric,  jazz or acoustic.   We got some ukulele books and bass guitar books, too. While away the  evenings on your deck (or patio) with your guitar in the summer breeze!  For more information about these helpful methods, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

 


Jam Session! 16 July, 2014

00240112What is a jam session?  It is a musical event, process, or activity where musicians play (“jam”) by improvising.  At a typical folk music or Bluegrass jam, players in the group take turns choosing a tune to play and the key to play it in. (Example- “Let’s play “In the Pines” in the key of D.”)  Most of the group will be familiar with the songs, so people can strum, pick, or fiddle along to the song.  Maybe one person will sing the verses, and everyone will sing the chorus in harmony.  Often, the leader will give a nod to different people and the chosen person will improvise a solo for a verse of the song.  Jams can go on for hours with people coming and going as time passes.  It’s great fun!  I’ve been in jams where I’ve alternated playing fiddle, mandolin, or ukulele.   Sometimes, I stop playing and just sing. To learn the songs associated with a particular style of music, fakebooks are helpful, as is listening to lots of music in your chosen style. Eventually, your ear kicks in, and you can play “by ear”.  That is, you can hear a song and play it without sheet music.  For information about fakebooks for different styles of music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


The Boss is Back! 11 July, 2014

Bruce Springsteen’s new album, “High Hopes” has been released for piano/vocal/guitar, and for guitar.   This collection includes several old favorites (The Ghost of Tom Joad”)  and several newly re-recorded  songs are presented (The Wall.)  The Boss is back on tour, and back on a roll!  Play along with the Guitar Songbook Edition!  For more information about “High Hopes” or other Springsteen music, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


Iron Butterfly 12 June, 2014

00322242In June of 1969, the group Iron Butterfly still had a popular album on the charts that included a song that can be found in over a dozen songbooks for guitar in 2014.  The song was “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida“.  It had been on the charts  since December 7, 1968.  It stayed on the charts until July of 1969.  220px-Inagaddadavida-singleThe Boomer’s Book of Classic Rock Guitar” is full of hits from the 60′s and 70′s that the Boomers grew up with, including “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”.  Of the six titles on the album,   only this song has endured.  For more information about this special-order collection please call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

It is NOT a “Flamingo Guitar”! 14 May, 2014

Flamenco is a style of Spanish dance.  Flamenco is also  the style of music played for the dancers to dance to.  This collection, “Essential Flamenco Guitar” by Juan Martin, includes two DVD’s, and 134 pages of flamenco pieces that are written in both standard notation and tablature. You can watch the flamenco group playing, singing, and dancing and get an idea of how the ensemble functions together.  For an enjoyable exploration of the flamenco style, this book and the DVD’s included are a great introduction!  For more information about this collection or other guitar literature, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Dream Theater 06 May, 2014

Dream Theater’s twelfth album, self titled “Dream Theater” is now out in Recorded Version Guitar from Hal Leonard.  The album, released in September of 2013, was written during the tour for “A Dramatic Turn of Events.”  Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty says that Dream Theater has crafted a record that is” front-to-back great.”  This book of sheet music for Dream Theater will help you learn to play your favorite pieces from the album! For more information about this book of guitar music or music for other bands, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

AM-Arctic Monkeys 01 May, 2014

Arctic Monkey’s fifth studio album is in print!  All twelve songs from “AM” are included in this book of sheet music  for  guitar.  This collection is “Recorded Versions Guitar“, which means these are authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature.  Parts have been written out for guitars one and two.  If a certain song has more than two guitar parts, those are written out as well.  This English indie rock band has been a very popular group since the band began performing in 2003 and began giving out demo recordings for free. (Which they only did for a limited time.) If you are trying to figure these songs out, you can stop guessing!  For more information about this songbook for guitar(s), call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website, http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Joni Mitchell Guitar Songbook 28 April, 2014

This collection of guitar sheet music by Joni Mitchell includes the songs from eighteen albums of her works.  “Joni Mitchell Complete So Far” includes words, chords and tablature for her songs.  Joni Mitchell is forever experimenting with various tunings, so the tuning for each song is given, along with directions for use of a capo when called for.  At the beginning of the book there is a biography by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. One of the interesting stories about Joni Mitchell is about how she traveled Europe for about a year with a dulcimer and a flute.  Most of the album “Blue” was written on that dulcimer.  It has been a long time since a Joni Mitchell songbook has been published, so this collection is a welcome release!  For more information about this collection or other personality collections, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Have Yourself a Merry, Folky Christmas! 06 December, 2013

Most of us are used to piano and organ music for Christmas, but did you know there is Christmas sheet music for folk instruments? From accordion to ukulele, we have collections of Christmas songbooks and instrumental solo books.  Most predominantly feature carols, but two collections have both carols and some Celtic Christmas tunes:  “A Celtic Tinwhistle Christmas” and “A Scottish Christmas for Hammered Dulcimer“.  “Christmas Favorites for Harmonica” includes some carols and at least twelve pop Christmas songs. “Christmas Songs“, for the recorder, includes mostly pop songs.  Whether you are looking for Christmas music for guitar, harp, fiddle mandolin, or another folk instrument, give us a call at 1-800-42-MUSIC to see what we have for you.  You can also email us at keyboard@stantons.com or browse our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Christmas Carols for Easy Guitar 26 November, 2013

It’s getting closer to Christmas  and carol sing-along time.  Christmas Carols for Easy Guitar has twenty-four Christmas favorites to play, and all the words to sing along with.  This would be just right for Sunday School kids of any age, for an adult party, or for your own enjoyment.  The chord grids are printed just below the title of each song, so there’s no scrambling for the chord dictionary if you forgot one of the chords.  The Easy Christmas Fake Book contains one hundred songs, all in the key of “C”.  This collection of Christmas sheet music works well for piano, guitar, or any chorded instrument.  Christmas Carols “Joy To the World”, “Deck the Hall” and “Silent Night” are among the songs.  Popular Christmas songs like “Frosty the Snowman”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, and “Blue Christmas” are included.  There are Christmas books of sheet music for instruments from accordion to ukulele, so call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.   Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Class Guitar Method 01 November, 2013

More schools are adding a guitar class to their music programs.  What’s a teacher to use?  Essential Elements for Guitar is a comprehensive guitar method written by Will Schmid and Bob Morris. It’s a great book for a beginner. How to tune the guitar is  shown.  Basic music reading is presented, plus how to play certain strums, and how to play chords.  A small chord dictionary is at the back of the book.  Students will learn to play simple versions of some classic rock songs, such as “Teach Your Children”,  “Duke of Earl”, and “Dust in the Wind”.  This book may be purchased with or without a CD.  For more information about this guitar method or others, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website,   http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Children’s Songs for Guitar 23 August, 2013

Children love to sing along with the music!  “Children’s Songs for Guitar” is great for the general music classroom.  If you play guitar as well as the piano, this will be a welcome addition to your classroom for kindergarten and first grade. There are 59 classic children’s songs including “Billy Boy” , “Michael Finnegan”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider“, and “Where oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?”  The songs are easy to play and easy to sing. There is a guitar chord dictionary in the back of the book.

For more information about this collection of sheet music or other children’s song books, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC or email us. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Modern Blues Guitar 15 August, 2013

Blues Guitar Tab” is a collection of  twenty three transcriptions of modern blues guitar’s greatest performances.  This collection is from the “Recorded Versions Guitar” series from Hal Leonard, so the guitar solos are note-for-note as you hear them on the recordings.  Solos include “Voodoo Daddy” by Lonnie Brooks, “Rugged Road” by Robben Ford, “Empty Arms”  by Stevie Ray Vaughn, and “Rock Me Right” by Susan Tedeschi.   Each song has the melody line and the lyrics, then the guitar part in tablature.  Under the guitar tablature line, there is the guitar solo written in standard notation.  This collection of guitar sheet music will keep a player happily busy for hours.  For more information about this collection or other Blues collections, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Blues Guitar 12 August, 2013

Blues” is the name given to a musical form that started in the deep South among the African-American communities in the late 1890s. The “twelve bar blues” chord progression  is the most common form.  The Blues is an enduring form.  Many people love to play the blues, some on the piano, some on the guitar, and some on the harmonica.

Alfred’s  “Learn to Play Blues Guitar“  comes with a DVD that has over 4 1/2 hours of video instruction on it.  The book explains about playing tablature, how to play rhythm blues guitar, and techniques used to play the blues.  If you have wanted some clear instruction about playing blues guitar, then this “Alfred’s Learn to Play Blues Guitar” will get you started.  There are over one hundred pages of instruction,  songs, and licks.  For more information about this music book or other books of the Blues, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us or visit our website.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Awakened, by As I Lay Dying 25 June, 2013

In October of 2012, Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying released their sixth studio album, “Awakened“.  Now, in June of 2013, the collection of the  authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature to match that album has been released.  The album has received some great reviews.  The guitar riffs are blistering . Josh Gilbert’s vocals are clean, he really shows off in “Defender”.    If  you have enjoyed the album and have wanted to play the songs, this collection of sheet music for guitar is the thing for you.  There are parts written out for multiple guitars, so get some friends together! For more information about this collection or other guitar collections, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Pat Metheny, What’s It All About 11 June, 2013

What’s It All About” is the first of Pat Metheny‘s albums that contains none of his own compositions.  The recording of his arrangements  was released in June 2011, and received a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in February of 2012.  Metheny’s arrangements of these tunes uses  solo baritone guitar with some restringing and retuning.   The editor of this collection, Masa Takahashi, has transcribed the pieces so they can be played on a standard six string guitar.  Each piece has directions for retuning for that piece, standard notation and tablature.  If you have wanted to play some of these songs, this will help you to achieve that goal! For more information about this collection or other collections of guitar sheet music, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or check our website,  http://www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

The Nashville Number System 29 April, 2013

What is the Nashville Number System?   It is probably the easiest, fastest method to transpose keys for people who play chords.  For session players and jammers, it is the way to change keys instantly.  Duck’s Deluxe explains and illustrates the Nashville Number System with a dial that shows the guitar chords and basic progressions.  If you don’t play guitar, it doesn’t matter.  All you have to do is use the chords for your own instrument and follow the chord progressions.  This dial is indispensable for learning the Nashville number system.  It’s a great time saver for those who work with vocalists, and need to change keys on the spot! For more information about this or other helpful guides for playing guitar, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, write us at keyboard@stantons.com, or check out our website at www.stantons.com.  Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs.

Guitar Class Ensembles 22 March, 2013

This group of books from Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Guitar Ensembles is perfect for your guitar class, beginning at the mid-beginner level, and going up to the mid intermediate level. As long as all three parts are covered, any number of players can participate. These are great fun if you have 2 more guitar buddies who want to play ensembles, too.

Each book includes the score with all three parts, and has 14-15 songs per book.  Each book of sheet music costs $9.99, so each trio costs only sixty- six cents!  There is a melody part, a harmony part, and a bass line written for the regular six string guitar.  There are several styles of music to choose from:  pop, rock, jazz, and even Disney!

If you would like to know more about these or any other sheet music we have, feel free to contact us at 1-800.42-MUSIC or at keyboard@stantons.com.

How To Play Classical Guitar 07 March, 2013

Sometimes there is just not enough time to do everything you want to do.  Taking music lessons can be one of those things.  “You Canmelbay-95119-f Teach Yourself Classic Guitar” is a good book to use to help you learn a new style of guitar playing.   Fingerpicking in classical style is covered; rhythms, scales,  and arpeggios are also covered.  The songs and exercises is this book were written for the classical guitar by players and composers such as Fernando Sor, Carulli, and Carcassi.   A second book , “Fifty Easy Classical Guitar Pieces” , is a collection of beginning classical guitar pieces that were written by those same composers, plus a few more.  A CD is included with this book, which can be helpful in deciding the tempo to play a piece at, or checking  what some rhythms should sound like.  For more information about these or other classical guitar books, call 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at keyboard@stantons.com, or visit our website at www.stantons.com.