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Legends of Country Guitar: Authentic Transcriptions with Notes and Tablature by Fred Sokolow
MP125 .L43 1999  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Legends_of_Country_Guitar.jpg‎ From the back cover:
"This songbook includes 18 songs that helped make the legends [of country guitar], plus biographies, rare photos, a discography, and performance notes."
Charlie Parker Omnibook by Charlie Parker
MP106.P3 C4 C ver.  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Charlie_Parker_Omnibook.jpg‎ From Amazon.com:
"60 solos such as Moose the Mooch, Ornithology and Anthropology, transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone. A cross section of the music of Charlie Parker. Spiral-bound, with chord symbols, metronome markings, record information, and practice suggestions."



Guitar Classics: Works by Albéniz, Bach, Dowland, Granados, Scarlatti, Sor and Other Great Composers arranged and edited by David Nadal
M125 .G857 1999  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Guitar_Classics_David_Nadal.jpg‎ From Amazon.com:
"This treasury of more than 50 classic guitar works, all newly edited and/or transcribed, features rarities such as the 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria by Spanish ruler Alfonso X, a modern transcription of the 16th-century Fantasy for lute by Francesco da Milano, and J. S. Bach’s Prelude and Bourrée. More recent masterworks include Granados’ Two Spanish Dances, Albéniz’s Asturias (Leyenda), and much more. Both students and experienced guitarists will prize this inexpensive collection of enduring works."
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny Werner
ML3830 .W476 1996  Check Availability
Image:Student_Success_Effortless_Mastery.jpg From Amazon.com:
"[This] is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that 'Mastery is available to everyone,' providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While Werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking."



The Art of the Jazz Guitar: Charley Christian edited by Dan Fox
MT588.C47 A7  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Charlie_Christian_Art_of_Jazz_Guitar.jpg‎ From Amazon.com:
"12 of Christian's classic tunes including: Seven Come Eleven * Air Mail Special * Grand Slam * Solo Flight."
Rockabilly Guitar Bible 
MP125 .R63 R64  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Rockabilly_Guitar_Bible.jpg‎ From Amazon.com:
"This collection of note-for-note guitar transcriptions with tab features over 30 rockabilly songs from artists such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra."



The Anthology of Blues Guitar by Woody Mann
MP125 .A58 1993  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Anthology_of_Blues_Guitar.jpg‎ From Amazon.com:
"Thirty-four important blues songs by Charlie Patton, Blind Blake, and Jimmy Reed, plus classics like Traveling Riverside Blues. Includes standard music notation and tablature and vocal line lyrics."
Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix
MP1615.H46 A74 1996  Check Availability
Image:Guitar_Are_You_Experienced.jpg‎ From jimihendrix.com:
"The debut release from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is widely regarded as the greatest, most influential debut release from any artist. When first released in 1967, Are You Experienced turned the music world upside down as Hendrix showed everyone exactly what it meant to be 'experienced.' Remastered from the original 2-track mix down master tapes, this expanded 17-song collection features the ageless classics 'Purple Haze,' 'Red House,' 'Stone Free,' 'Hey Joe,' and 'Are You Experienced?'"