Examples 1 thru 4
The Easy Way To Learn All The Chords & Rhythms
Folk, Country & Western
Rhythm & Blues
Guitar Demonstration and Text by George Barnes
Spoken Commentary by Bob Mersey
Music Minus One Music Book
Complete Music Enclosed
Music Minus One MMO 130
From the back cover: Bob Mersey is a foremost authority on today's popular music. Top-flight vocalists call upon his talents for arranging and conducting countless recording sessions. With an intuitive ear for new sounds, Bob Mersey has originated many instrumental effects which now have become standard in the recording studio. Some of his greatest hits include: Volare (Bobby Rydell), Good Timin' (Jimmy Jones), Traceys Theme (Spencer Ross), Go Jimmy Go (Jimmy Clanton), Corinna Corinna (Ray Peterson), Lonely Teenager (Dion), Your Other Love (Flamingos).
George Barnes and Bob Mersey have joined forces to create this course for the casual strummer and beginning student. Nevertheless, the teacher and working professional will benefit from the logical sequence of studies and the living approach to the sound of today's music.
From rock 'n roll to modern jazz, the name of George Barnes is synonymous with guitar. In an age of specialization, a musician like Barnes who excels in all the varied styles of America's popular music in indeed a rarity. Here is a guitarist who is equally at home with Paul Anka, Ella Fitzgerald, Rusty Draper, Red Foley, Connie Francis or Frank Sinatra; who has recorded with Mitch Miller, the McGuire Sisters, Perry Como, Bobby Rydell, Ray Peterson, Johnny Mathis and many other greats.
A recording artist in his own right for Mercury, Decca and Grand Awards labels, George Barnes spends most of his time in the recording studios ready to execute any conceivable guitar effects which the session may require. From this vast experience has come the formulation of an organized course in modern guitar rhythms.