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12 MEDIUM-EASY JAZZ, BLUES & FUNK ETUDES - BASS CLEF INSTRUMENTS

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Created for a wide variety of musicians, 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. Accessible, yet with some challenges, this music was written by world-renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, and member of the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer. Designed for the medium-easy difficulty level. Written in stndard notation only (no TAB). Includes audio CD. 56 pages.

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15 EASY JAZZ, BLUES & FUNK ETUDES

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Written for a wide variety of musicians, 15 EASY JAZZ, BLUES & FUNK ETUDES will appeal to both aspiring players and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is given to range, rhythmic figures and overall playability. The more accomplished musician will appreciate the high level of musicality, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise. Either way, the format is simple; Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included CD. You learn each etude slowly. When ready, you play the etude with the CD accompaniment. Each of Bob Mintzer's 15 etudes focuses on the 'melodic groove' and is drawn from the jazz and blues tradition. Everything you need to play jazz, funk and blues is included in this book a. All books are compatible so they can be performed together. Written in standard notation only (no TAB). Includes audio CD. 40 pages.

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'70S FUNK & DISCO BASS

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101 Groovin' Bass Patterns! CD included features 99 demo tracks. Written in standard notation and TAB. 32 pages.

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BASS AEROBICS

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Perfect for beginning to advanced players, this book/CD pack by world-renowned bassist and educator Jon Liebman provides a 52-week, one-exercise-per-week workout program for developing, improving and maintaining bass guitar technique. Liebman teaches: chromatics; scales & arpeggios; string-crossing and advanced patterns; slapping & popping; and more – all in styles ranging from rock, funk and R&B to jazz, disco, reggae and more. Bassists using Bass Aerobics will benefit from increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy and heightened coordination – not to mention an awesome new groove vocabulary! The accompanying CD contains all 52 workout grooves for both demonstration and play-along. Written in standard notation and tab. 112 pages. Includes Audio CD.

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BEGINNING FUNK BASS - DVD

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Beginning Funk Bass features Abe Laboriel, one of today's most talented session players and a Berklee College of Music graduate. Abe has performed with many popular musicians, including Herb Albert, Lee Ritenour, Al Jarreau, George Benson and Quincy Jones, to name just a few.

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CLASSIC FUNK AND R&B GROOVES FOR BASS

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101 examples of Funk and R&B lines. There are no 'exercises,' only actual bass grooves. Classic Funk and R&B Grooves does cover techniques and concepts, including the use of muted (ghost) notes, string raking, vibrato, syncopation, and the use of non-scalar intervals such as octaves and dominant sevenths. Instead of putting these to work in drills, though, the player goes straight into grooving. Call it instruction by osmosis, if you will, but bear in mind that the great funk bassists learned to play this way. If you study enough vocabulary, and use it in a real setting, you learn the language. Every bass groove you find here was played and recorded first in real-time jams with living, breathing drummers, then transcribed later. By contrast, most instruction books are written first, and the musical examples are played to a drum machine. It’s critical to the spirit of this book/CD package that live drums are used throughout, and you’ll feel the difference from the first track. Written in standard notation and TAB. 36 pages.

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COMPING STYLES FOR BASS (FUNK)

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Comping Styles for Bass is a collection of 36 different progressions with both guitar and bass parts written out, so a bass player can see what the guitar is doing and also get used to reading bass parts in a funk style. It includes a CD which demonstrates the progressions in a trio setting of guitar, bass, and drums. It is a useful tool for learning to interact with a rhythm section. 103 pages.

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COMPING STYLES FOR BASS VOLUME TWO: FUNK

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Comping Styles for Bass Volume 2 Funk is a collection of 36 different progressions that are presented in a funk style. Both the guitar and bass parts are presented in staff notation so a bass player can see what the guitar is doing and also get used to reading bass parts in a funk style. Includes a CD containing these progressions in a trio setting of Guitar, Bass and Drums.

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COMPING STYLES FOR BASS VOLUME TWO: FUNK - EBOOK/PDF VERSION

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Comping Styles for Bass Volume 2 Funk is a collection of 36 different progressions that are presented in a funk style. The chord progressions include 12 versions of a blues, minor blues and "Rhythm Changes in all 12 keys. This allows a bass player to see multiple options for playing through these common chord progressions with a variety of funk bass lines.

Both the guitar and bass parts are presented in staff notation (No Tab) so a bass player can see what the guitar is doing and also get experience reading bass parts on a professional level in a funk style. The Included MP3s contain all progressions in a trio setting of Guitar, Bass and Drums.
 118 pages.

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FINGERSTYLE FUNK BASS LINES

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Learn the art of creating a solid fingerstyle funk bass groove. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned bass player, this workshop will help you learn many of the bass lines and styles found in your favorite funk tunes, and inspire you to experiment with your own creations. Learn to: use fingerstyle funk technique, including hand position, tips for muting, and getting a good fingerstyle funk sound; play 69 solid funk riffs, set in both traditional notation and tablature; develop your own funk lines; identify the notes, scales, and chords used in funk bass lines; listen and jam along with funk grooves by playing along with the included CD; and much more. Each lesson contains several practice exercises, a funk song using the lines, and play-along tracks on the accompanying CD. Also included in each lesson is a section for you to write out your own bass grooves. Groove with attitude and confidence. Take your bass playing to the next level with Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines! Written in standard notation and TAB. 50 pages.

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FRANCIS ROCCO PRESTIA - LIVE AT BASS DAY 1998 - DVD

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Francis “Rocco” Prestia has earned a place among the all-time great bass stylists. Here, accompanied by Tower of Power members David Garibaldi and Jeff Tamelier along with original member Lenny Pickett, he performs a burning set of seven TOP classics, including Oakland Stroke, Soul Vaccination, Squib Cakes, and What Is Hip? plus tunes from his acclaimed solo album.

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FUNK BASS

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The Best Single Source For Playing Funk and Slap Style Bass

Introduces the contemporary bassist to the funk style of playing. A step-by-step real world approach. Standard notation and tab. 96 pages. Includes Audio CD.

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FUNK BASS AND BEYOND

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Bill Dickens teaches all of his amazing funk grooves and patented slap, pop, and percussive techniques. Everything is demonstrated slowly on the included CD and all music is in notation and tab.

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FUNK BASS BIBLE

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32 funk classics transcribed note-for-note with tablature for bass. 264 pages. Written in standard notation and TAB.

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FUNK BASS FILLS

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For Funk, R&B, Soul & Hip-Hop
This book by Berklee bass prof Anthony Vitti will help you make your bass lines more creative, unique and memorable. Tap into the groove and evolve your bass lines by using fills. This book brings you beyond the basics and helps you incorporate figures into your lines that are natural to the groove, and applicable to many styles. The play-along recordings let you hear the fills in context, then practice them with a rhythm section. Written in standard notation and TAB. Includes audio CD. 72 pages.

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FUNK GUITAR & BASS

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Details the history of funk, then teaches guitarists and bassists lessons and exercises in the styles of the pros. All of the greats get their due, including James Brown, Sly Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kool & the Gang, the Isley Brothers, Average White Band, Prince, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others. The accompanying CD contains all of the musical examples, and a funk glossary lays out the lingo. Hardcover, with spiral binding. Written in standard notation and TAB. 149 pages.

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FUNK/FUSION BASS

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The Best Single Source For Mastering the Two-Finger Technique

A comprehensive source of instruction for beginners and experienced players alike. A full range of exercises as well as a complete discography of dozens of bassists for reference. Standard notation and tab. 96 pages. Includes Audio CD.

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FUNK/R&B BASS LICK SAMPLES - DVD

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Jerry Barnes, bassist for Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and others, shows you 27 of the ultimate funk/R&B bass patterns in this lesson filmed in 1999. He covers classic patterns from the 1960s to '80s, plus exciting performances with bass, drums and a full band. Includes a lesson booklet with complete transcriptions with tab. Running Time: 53 minutes.

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HAL LEONARD BASS METHOD - FUNK BASS

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The Hal Leonard Funk Bass Method is your complete guide to learning funk bass. It uses real funk songs to teach you the basics of grooving and soloing funk bass in the style of Flea, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Rocco Prestia, and many others. Includes audio CD. Written in standard Notation and Tab. 96 pages.

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HIP HOP BASS GROOVES

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Hip Hop Grooves is the latest book released by Anthony Vitti. It includes 84 examples written in standard notation (no Tablature is included) and includes the drum key/notation. Comes with an audio CD that includes the audio track of each example.

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JERRY JEMMOTT - BLUES AND RHYTHM & BLUES BASS TECHNIQUE

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The Mastery of Blues, Soul, and Funk Styles

The bassist of King Curtis's 60's era lineups let's you in on his approach. Standard notation and tab. 78 pages. Includes Audio CD.

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LARRY GRAHAM: GRAHAM FUNK BASS ATTACK - DVD

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The master of slap bass, funk giant Larry Graham shows you his intense bass work. Features exclusive reunion performances with special guests, including legendary rock/R&B group Sly & The Family Stone's original drummer Greg Errico, and Graham Central Station's original keyboard player Robert “Butch” Sam.
Running Time: 62 minutes.


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LEARN TO PLAY FUNK BASS LEVEL 1 - DVD

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The Learn Funk Bass DVDs take a two step approach with a Level 1 and Level 2. In Level 1 you will learn left and right hand variations, the G Major Scale and key elements of funk playing like slap & pop, thump, pluck, grove and timing. Also covered are octaves and how to put major and minor triads into full progressions. Through the two programs you will also learn more about how Freekbass developed his personal style of play.

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LEARN TO PLAY FUNK BASS LEVEL 2 - DVD

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The Learn Funk Bass DVDs take a two step approach with a Level 1 and Level 2. In Level 2 you will be encouraged to develop your own creativity and learn how to fuse funk and blues elements. You then graduate to more challenging techniques like the dorian thump mute groove, double thump, ghost note percussive and multiple position scales spanning the entire neck. Through the two programs you will also learn more about how Freekbass developed his personal style of play.

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MAKE IT FUNKY: BASS EDITION

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Make It Funky - Bass Edition is a celebratory investigation of the classic funk bass sounds and styles of the FUNK ERA (1965-1980). Within these 80 pages, you’ll uncover the techniques and styles of the funk-bass masters that made it all happen.

Topics include: finger-style, slap-bass styles, thumping, plucking, ghost notes, dead notes, the use of “blue notes,” funk tone sets, funk articulation, ostinato patterns, vamp improvisation and much more. This edition will develop your understanding & application of funk harmony; from chord to chord progressions, to double-stops, to single-note lines within a funk riff. Written in standard notation and TAB. 80 pages.

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PROGRESSIVE FUNK BASS

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A great introduction to the fundamentals of funk Bass playing. Covers all essential Funk rhythms and syncopationsalong with stacatto, left hand hammer-ons and pull-offs, ghost notes, slapping, popping, slides, vibrato and double stops, as welll as showing you which fingerings to use to get the best sounds. Written by Stephen Richter in both standard notation and TAB. 56 pages. Includes audio CD.

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READ IT! (NO MORE EXCUSES)

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This is a new title that has not yet arrived in stock. We are scheduled to receive them 05/14/2014. If you order it now as part of a larger order, we will ship out all the titles we have in stock as normal and then ship out this title as soon as we get them in stock. There are no additional shipping charges for this service.

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From naming all the different parts of the Bass and explaining the Bass clef to sixteenth note runs, triplets and everything in between, Rod Goelz’s READ IT! (NO MORE EXCUSES) has you covered. His wealth of knowledge and experience is more than evident in this book, providing insightful hints, quotes and practice ideas for players of any skill level.

Rod’s attitude and humor is made obvious from the first page, he comes right out and tells you the purpose of the book. “The idea is simple, give em’ a book that makes it fun to learn how to read music, and they will learn to read music. No nursery rhymes, no folk melodies adapted for electric bass… the real stuff… in the style of real players. Death to the reading methods that are older than your parents – methods that never witnessed James Brown or The Beatles… Woodstock or Punk Rock. It’s a brand new age,” and that age deserves a new kind of book. This is it. Written in standard notation, with fretboard diagrams and TAB. 101 pages.

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SIGHT READING FUNK RHYTHMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS

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This material is really stuff that I had written over time for me to practice my sight reading. I was trying to write material that would present myself with all conceivable combinations of 16th note rhythms. The problem with just writing exercises is that you quickly memorize the rhythms. To avoid this, I wrote the examples in a song like form. By this I mean there are obvious verse and chorus like sections. Just the way real songs are. The other thing I did was to put in just enough variation that you cannot memorize any of the examples. You will be hard pressed to find four measures that are the same. The book is not just complicated for the sake of being hard. The basslines all make sense. They sound like difficult R&B or Fusion style basslines. Music is written in standard notation only - no tab.

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SITTIN' IN WITH ROCCO PRESTIA OF TOWER OF POWER

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A funk institution and Tower of Power founding member, Rocco Prestia is one of the most important innovators of the electric bass. This Play-It-Like-It-Is Bass book/CD pack from Cherry Lane allows bassists to learn Rocco's authentic bass parts.

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SLAP IT!

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First published in 1981 and written by Tony Oppenheim, Slap It! has become one of the standard books for electric bass players wanting to learn more about playing and sight-reading slap bass lines.

Slap It! has been updated! It still includes the same classic 151 slap bass exercises, but now all examples are now provided in both Standard and TAB notation. The latest edition of the Slap It! companion CD now includes an additional 28 audio tracks, now totaling 99 tracks. Additional revisions include example numbers for every example and CD track numbers for all recorded examples (this was a suggestion from one of our BassBooks.com customer reviews!). 48 pages.

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STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN

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The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove – the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Written in standard notation (no TAB). 194 pages. Includes 2 audio CD's.

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THE COMPLETE FUNK BASS BOOK

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Funk music is challenging with regard to technique and note selection This text covers these important areas, in addition to sections on articulation, fingerstyle funk, slap style funk, listings of important scales and modes, playing with a drummer, moving between chords, plus a special section on soloing and variations on bass lines.

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THE FINGER FUNK WORKBOOK VOL. 1

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This book focuses on developing the techniques of great Finger style bass players from the past and present. We all know names like Jaco Pastorius, Rocco Prestia, Jeff Berlin & James Jamerson. But did you ever really think about what made each of these players great? That's a tough thing to describe, but it's one of those things you know when you hear it.
Includes audio CD and written in standard notation only - no tab.

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THE FINGER FUNK WORKBOOK VOL. 2

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Those of you who are familiar with 'The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 1' will know what to expect from this book. If you don't own Vol. 1, it doesn't make a difference. Of course you should get it, but the two books are not linked in any kind of order. This book is just more of the same of what people have been asking me for. 32 pages. Includes audio CD. Written in standard notation only (no TAB).

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THE FUNKMASTERS: THE GREAT JAMES BROWN RHYTHM SECTION 1960-1973

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Twenty-three James Brown classics have been transcribed, broken down into individual lessons, and meticulously re-created on two one-hour CD's for drums, bass and guitar. Also included is a full history of the James Brown band along with rare photos. The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections: 1960-1973 will inspire and enlighten your as your groove takes new direction and finds primeval levels of rhythm you never knew were possible. It will challenge your musicianship, your sense of time, and most of all, your soul. Are you bad enough to handle it? Written in standard notation and TAB. 148 pages.

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THE NEW SOUND OF FUNK BASS

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The New Sound of Funk Bass, written by Josquin de Pres provides over 90 bass lines played over 45 fully produced tracks reminiscent of old school funk combined with new groove R&B. Written in standard notation and TAB. 40 pages. Includes audio CD.

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THE SLAP BASS BIBLE

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This book is written in the style that I like to teach. I have never been big on studying exercises. My book is filled with grooves, not exercises, but if you play the grooves, you will get the exercise. That's the way I always liked to learn to play. Show me how I'm going to use what I'm practicing! Includes audio CD. Written in standard notation only - no tab.

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THE TOTAL FUNK BASSIST

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The Total Funk Bassist is a unique and exciting journey through the diverse world of funk bass playing. Funk is one of the most popular genres for bass players, and it’s difficult to find a bassist who hasn’t been influenced by it. You can hear strong funk influences in many genres of music, including rock, jazz, and pop. At the heart of great funk bass playing is rhythm, and this book helps you fully understand that concept. Included are exercises and examples that will solidify your command of sixteenth notes, syncopation, and other funky rhythmic concepts. You’ll also learn the two essential funk bass techniques-fingerstyle and slap & pop–as well as others like double thumping and double plucking. Whether you are a beginning or advanced bass player, you’ll find practical, challenging, and fun lessons in The Total Funk Bassist. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included. Written in Standard Notation and TAB. 127 pages.

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