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Mike Christiansen

    Mike Christiansen is a Professor and Director of Guitar Studies at Utah State University. In 1994 he was selected "Professor of the Year" at Utah State. He is the author of numerous instructional books, has recorded several CDs, and appears on fourteen instructional videos. He has had articles published in several magazines including Acoustic Guitar and Soundboard, and has also conducted many workshops for guitarists and educators.

    In addition to this work geared toward teaching, Mike Christiansen has played in many top bands and ensembles, has written and performed radio jingles, has backed up many artists on recordings and has written and recorded music for TV and educational films. Currently, in addition to his teaching and writing duties, Mike does solo work, performs with "Lightwood Duo" (clarinet & guitar), and is a member of the group Mirage.

Mike Christiansen - Bossa Nova & Samba For Guitar - Book and Online Audio
With their origins in Brazil, Bossa Nova and Samba with their syncopated rhythms, rich harmonies and haunting melodies have become popular music styles the world over. This book presents many of the components used in playing this style of music on the guitar. The majority of the content focuses on accompaniment styles and techniques and explains theoretical concepts pertaining to harmony, rhythm and chords commonly used in bossa nova and samba.
Notation and tab..................................................................Price - $19.95
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 "Bonita" Arranged By Mike Christiansen

Mike Christiansen - Brazilian Jazz Guitar - Book and Online Audio
Arranged by Mike Christiansen and John Zaradin. This book contains a complete solo guitar arrangement, lead sheet and comping etude for each song. Songs include: "Manha Da Carnaval (A Day In The Life Of A Fool), Chega De Saudade, Desafinado, A Felicidade, The Gentle Rain, The Girl From Ipanema, How Insensitive, Meditation, One Note Samba, Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars), Sabia, So Nice (Summer Samba), The Island".
Notation and tab..................................................................Price - $24.95

 "Corcovado" Arranged By Mike Christiansen

Mike Christiansen - Complete Jazz Guitar Method - Book & Online Audio/Video
Whether you're getting into jazz or expanding your jazz chops, this comprehensive approach is for you. From comping and chord voicings to single-note soloing, you will learn - step by step - the tools necessary for playing and understanding jazz guitar. This book is easy to understand and contains hundreds of great-sounding, play-able examples to serve as springboards for applying the concepts to jazz standards or your own compositions. Regardless of whether you're into traditional jazz or fusion, this book has it all.
Notation and tab..................................................................Price - $29.95

 Mike Christiansen Plays "After You've Gone"

Jazz Guitar Standards: Chord Melody Solos - Book and Online Audio
Chord melody arrangements for solo guitar include: "Body and Soul, Can't Help Lovin' That Man, I've Got You Under My Skin, What's New" -arranged by Ron Berman, "All The Things You Are, April in Paris, East of the Sun, Honeysuckle Rose, In Your Own Sweet Way, Just Friends" -arranged by Chris Buzzelli, "A Foggy Day, I Could Write a Book" -arranged by Charles Chapman, "Beautiful Love, Yesterdays" -arranged by Corey Christiansen, "How High the Moon, Moonlight in Vermont" -arranged by Mike Christiansen, "As Time Goes By, Bluesette, Bye Bye Blackbird, Invitation, It Don't Mean a Thing, You Stepped Out of a Dream" -arranged by Dave Frackenpohl, "All of You, But Not for Me" -arranged by Barry Greene, "The Days of Wine and Roses, Have You Met Miss Jones, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, You Go to My Head" -arranged by Sid Jacobs, "I Love You, Watch What Happens" -arranged by Ken Karsh, "Alone Together, Lover Man, My Funny Valentine, Night and Day" -arranged by LaRue Nickelson, "I Can't Get Started, Satin Doll, Summertime" -arranged by John Purse, "The Way You Look Tonight, What Is This Thing Called Love" -arranged by Bruce Saunders, "Misty, Speak Low" -arranged by Rick Stone, "Embraceable You, Long Ago, Someone to Watch Over Me' -arranged by Jack Wilkins.
Notation and tab / Fingerstyle and pickstyle...................Price - $29.95

 "All The Things You Are" Arranged By Chris Buzzelli

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Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns - Stacy McKee - This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library.  Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown and The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only, we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!
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