Various Instrument Instruction
While learning classic hit songs is a lot of fun, beginners should first go with an instruction book that covers basic lessons. Need an example? Check out the Hal Leonard Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. Arranged in the form of piano scales and melodic studies, this comprehensive reference book is adaptable for all instruments. Famous composers and musicians like Arnold Schoenberg and John Coltrane have sworn by this legendary volume, so it's easy to understand why it's a top seller.
Mel Bay is another publisher of top-notch method instruction for various instruments, and their Best Scales Method for Any Instrument book provides the most convenient way to practice scales and master your instrument of choice quickly. Ideal for intermediate musicians of all instruments, this isn't an encyclopedia of scales - it's a guide to practicing scales, arpeggios, chords and patterns. No doubt, your speed will improve tremendously with this book at your disposal.
Of course, we couldn't let you go without mentioning some of the terrific collections of famous songs offered here. Firstly, there's the Alfred Easy Popular Movie Instrumental Solos book, which includes titles like "Come So Far" (Hairspray), "James Bond Theme" (Casino Royale) and "The Pink Panther Theme" (The Pink Panther). Or, check out the many instrument instruction books from Hal Leonard: there are titles by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and even classic rock hits from the video game Rock Band.
All this along with instruction for the autoharp, sitar, and more makes this section your ultimate one stop shop for various instrument instruction books. And remember, most experienced musicians will tell you that becoming well-versed in a variety of musical styles will make you a more adept player. For this reason, you might want to consider grabbing more than one instruction book. So without further hesitation, make your move!