The Complete Idiot's Guide to Open Mic Night for Guitarists

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Open Mic Night for Guitarists
Advice, Tips, Instruction, and 25 Great Songs

Guitar Book & 2 Enhanced CDs Item: 00-37455
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Open Mic Night will give you the musical and performance knowledge, technical skills, and, most importantly, the confidence you need to step up to the microphone and give it your all. This book contains information on how to sign up, preparing your set, venue etiquette, performance, the equipment you might need, networking, and promotion so friends and fans will come out and show support. But the heart of this book is the songs---25 great songs all arranged for voice and guitar, by such artists as Foo Fighters, Plain White T's, Radiohead, Bruno Mars, Gnarles Barkley, Train, The Black Crowes, Jason Mraz, Jackson Browne, and many more.

Every song is paired with a detailed lesson on how to play the tune, and each song-geared lesson is peppered with concepts that will heighten your overall understanding of music. In addition, each lesson contains biographical info about the artist or band, and sometimes some background on the creation of the song, information that's perfect for on-stage open mic banter. Plus, all songs are performed and demonstrated on the provided CDs. And with the TNT software included on the discs, you can slow songs down, loop sections, change keys, and even drop out the vocals for karaoke-style sing-along practice.

Titles: 15 Step * 1983 * Billionaire * Butterfly * Chuck E.'s in Love * Crazy * Everlong * Grenade * Heaven * Hey There Delilah * Home * If Everyone Cared * If I Had $1,000,000 * I'll See You in My Dreams * In Love with a Girl * Into the Mystic * Layla * Marry Me * Over the Rainbow * Say * She Talks to Angels * Too Many Angels * Umbrella * Use Somebody * You Can Leave Your Hat On.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
I'll See You in My Dreams Isham Jones (composer); Gus Kahn (lyricist)
If I Had $1000000 Steven Page (composer); Ed Robertson (composer)
She Talks to Angels Chris Robinson (composer); Rich Robinson (composer)
Too Many Angels Jackson Browne (composer)
Layla (Unplugged) Eric Clapton (composer); Jim Gordon (composer)
Hey There Delilah Tom Higgenson (composer)
In Love with a Girl Gavin Degraw (composer)
If Everyone Cared Chad Kroeger (lyricist); Nickelback (composer)
Umbrella Shawn Carter (composer); Terius Nash (composer); Thaddis Harrell (composer); Christopher Stewart (composer)
15 Step Thomas Yorke (composer); Edward O'Brien (composer); Jonathan Greenwood (composer); Colin Greenwood (composer); Philip Selway (composer)
Everlong David Grohl (composer)
Grenade Andrew Wyatt (composer); Claude Kelly (composer); Peter Hernandez a/k/a Bruno Mars (composer); Ari Levine (composer); Philip W. Lawrence (composer); Brody Brown a/k/a Christopher S (composer)
1983 Christopher C. Allen (composer); Branden M. Campbell (composer); Elaine G. Doty (composer); Tyler A. Glenn (composer); Timothy A. Pagnotta (composer)
Use Somebody Caleb Followill (composer); Jared Followill (composer); Nathan Followill (composer); Matthew Followill (composer)
Billionaire Travis McCoy (composer); Peter Hernandez a/k/a Bruno Mars (composer); Ari Levine (composer); Philip W. Lawrence (composer)
Say John C. Mayer (composer)
Heaven Brett Dennen (composer)
Home Michael Buble (composer); Amy Foster (composer); Alan Chang (composer)
Crazy Thomas "Cee-Lo" Callaway (composer); Brian J. Burton (composer); Gianfranco Reverberi (composer); Gian Piero Reverberi (composer)
Marry Me Sam Hollander (composer); Patrick T. Monahan (composer)
Butterfly Jason Mraz (composer)
Chuck E's in Love Rickie Lee Jones (composer)
Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)
You Can Leave Your Hat On Randy Newman (composer)
Into the Mystic Van Morrison (composer)

Additional Information

Series: Complete Idiot's Guide
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & 2 Enhanced CDs
Page Count: 224
Item Number: 00-37455
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8014-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8014-6
UPC: 038081419367

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