In addition to the Hal Leonard Method books Kirk has personally authored, Kirk Tatnall Guitar Instruction carries an assortment of instructional books and song books to help you along on your journey with the guitar or bass. Need something special? Let us order it for you.

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JAZZ GUITAR CHORD THESAURUS – $19.99





Hal Leonard Guitar Method
Medium: Softcover with CD – TAB
Author: Kirk Tatnall
To become fluent in the language of jazz and music in general, musicians must develop equality of all twelve keys. The goal of this book is not only to provide a reference for learning chord fingerings, but to offer a daily practice routine to increase the guitarist’s vocabulary of chords. This book will provide a clear cut path to learning all the inversions of seventh chords by using the two main building blocks of jazz harmony: major and minor ii-V-I chord progressions. The accompanying CD includes backup tracks to 10 jazz standards to allow guitarists to apply their new chord vocabulary.

LEAD GUITAR SECRETS – $19.99


Unlock the Mysteries of Creating Great Solos
Hal Leonard Guitar Method
Medium: Softcover with CD – TAB
Author: Kirk Tatnall
Learn the fine art of lead guitar soloing from the ground up with Lead Guitar Secrets. This well-paced, methodical workbook focuses on the essential components of great guitar solos without the typical deluge of dry music theory instruction. You’ll get hands-on training with: an 80-track audio CD featuring many play-along backing tracks for soloing practice; an organized, logical approach that takes you from basic melodic soloing over one chord to more advanced concepts with common chord progressions; a breakdown of the core fretboard scale patterns and how to effectively connect them up and down the neck; rhythmic phrasing and articulation techniques such as bending, vibrato & legato; tools and concepts that provide a solid foundation in improvisation; invaluable skills that are useful in all music genres; and more! Perfect for getting started with lead guitar or expanding one’s existing soloing capabilities. The seasoned player could also gain a fresh perspective via the practical and systematic methodology, possibly unlocking some previously overlooked Lead Guitar Secrets.

BARRE CHORDS – $14.99


A Beginner’s Guide with 18 Pop and Rock Hits Hal Leonard Guitar Method
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Kirk Tatnall
Learn how to play barre chords with real rock songs! This beginner’s guide teaches you the chord progressions behind many great pop and rock hits, from The Beatles and the Beach Boys to Maroon5 and the Foo Fighters. Comes with an audio CD with tracks for all the songs in the book, including: All My Loving, Creep, I Can’t Explain, Just like Heaven, Layla, Santeria, (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay, Stray Cat Strut, Suffragette City, and more.

POWER CHORDS – $14.99


A Beginner’s Guide with 20 Killer Rock Riffs
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Kirk Tatnall
Learn how to play power chords using real rock songs! This beginner’s guide teaches riffs from rock anthems by Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, the Beastie Boys, Nirvana and more. Includes: All Along the Watchtower, Buddy Holly, Fight for Your Right (To Party), I Can’t Explain, Iron Man, Rock You like a Hurricane, Smells like Teen Spirit, You Give Love a Bad Name, and more. The CD contains tracks for all the examples in the book.


OPEN CHORDS – $14.99

A Beginner’s Guide with 18 Timeless Rock Riffs
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Kirk Tatnall
Learn how to play open chords with real rock songs! This beginner’s guide teaches you the timeless riffs of 18 rock anthems, from The Beatles and Johnny Cash to Guns ‘N Roses and Nirvana! Includes an audio CD with tracks for all the examples in the book. Songs: About a Girl, American Girl, Brown Eyed Girl, Don’t Be Cruel, Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Tonight, Stand by Me, Tulsa Time, What I Like About You, Yellow Submarine, and more.

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