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3-Book Music Working Kit for Guitar

An essential aid to learning and making notes when playing the guitar, writing songs and working with others. Contains a Chord book, The Play Guitar book and notepad for musical ideas. Easy to use, slim and adaptable, the Music Working Kit will fit in a bag, or within easy reach. Internet links offer free audio access to hear the chords and scales.
Available from 07 Sep 2020
£7.99

3-Book Music Working Kit for Piano & Keyboard

An essential aid to learning and making notes when playing the keyboard, writing songs and working with others. Contains a Chord book, The Play Piano & Keyboard book and notepad for musical ideas. Easy to use, slim and adaptable, the Music Working Kit will be your constant companion. Internet links offer free audio access to hear chords and scales.
Available from 07 Sep 2020
£7.99

A Brief History of Album Covers (new edition)

In this era of Vinyl revival, celebrate some of the greatest covers of the last 70 years, such as the Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ or Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, alongside entertaining and informative text. This great little book will make an ideal gift for any music aficionado or art and design enthusiast.
£12.99

A Brief History of Rock

A survey of guitar-based rock - tracing all genres, from the late 1960s blues-rock boom to '90s blues and R&B. It covers all the essential people, events and developments, giving an informative and thoughtful history, alongside key artists and tracks. It is suitable for rock fans.
£12.99

Advanced Guitar Chords

Suitable for those able to take the next step after 'Guitar Chords', this book provides 360 chords shown as chord boxes, covering chords that are played further up the neck and in 3rd position, along with more extensive provision of augmented and diminished chords. No-nonsense, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book.
£9.99

Advanced Piano Chords

The perfect companion to Piano & Keyboard Chords, for those who are ready to take the next step. It provides 15 chords per key, with positions for left and right hand, including diminished 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and add 9ths. Ideal for jazz and musical theatre. In a practical spiral-bound format.
£9.99

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music

A companion to "Chords for Kids" and "My First Recorder Music". Suitable for children aged between 8 and 10, it explains the essentials: pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures, followed by practice pieces. Features helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical spiral-bound format.
£9.99

Best-Loved Classical Sheet Music for Piano

This 320pp new book brings together an impressive range of well-loved masterpieces. Featuring popular pieces like Handel’s ‘Queen of Sheba’ and Grieg’s ‘Morning Mood’ alongside all-time greats by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and more, this book is perfect for all piano players of all ages!
£9.99

Brahms: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'Brahms's Lullaby' to his Hungarian Dances.
£9.99

Chord Progressions (Pick Up and Play)

Understanding and using Chord progressions is fundamental for anyone who wants to play popular songs, and to write their own. Most of the memorable tunes are based on a few simple structures which can be learned and adapted. This book focuses on the basic keys and, simply, shows you how to make great music.
£9.99

Chords For Kids

Chords are one of the most important ways that children can learn about music. They provide a fast route into playing with others and encourage a feeling for structure and composition. This title covers the basic chords in each key, including majors, minors, triads, fourths, sixths, sevenths and ninths.
£9.99

Chords for Kids (Pick Up and Play)

Chords are one of the most important ways that children can learn about music. They provide a fast route into playing with others and encourage a feeling for structure and composition. This title covers the basic chords in each key, including majors, minors, triads, fourths, sixths, sevenths and ninths. With notation and TAB.
£9.99

Classic Riffs (Pick Up and Play)

Every developing guitarist wants to know how to produce the licks so familiar to us all – the awesome solos and guitar virtuosity, the signature riffs of the most memorable songs. This is the ideal book for anyone who can’t get enough of those classic styles, with notation and TAB examples in a wide range of musical styles.
£9.99

Classical Music Encyclopedia

Fully updated, covering Western music from medieval times to the present day. Each era has an Introduction, A to Z of key composers, sections on Styles and Forms, and Instruments. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field. Comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative – an essential guide for readers of all levels.
£20.00

Claude Debussy: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'Arabesque No. 1' to 'Clair de Lune'.
£9.99

Complete Beginners Chords for Guitar (Pick Up and Play)

Chords are one of the most useful aspects of music to learn about. This handy resource for complete beginners covers all the basic chords in all the main keys, with links to an online audio library. Chords are written in both standard and TAB notation.
£9.99

Complete Beginners Chords for Piano (Pick Up and Play)

Chords are one of the most useful aspects of music to learn about. This handy resource for complete beginners covers all the basic chords in all the main keys, with links to an online audio library. Chords are written in both standard and TAB notation.
£9.99

David Bowie

David Bowie needs no introduction. An immense star whose music and writing has transcended generations and remains one of the most articulate influencers of modern music. This fantastic new, unofficial biography covers his life, music, art and movies, with a sweep of incredible photographs.
£9.99

Definitive Guide to Music Types & Styles

Written by a distinguished team of music journalists, musicologists and musicians, and with information on more than 12,000 musicians, performers, composers and songwriters, The Guide to Music Types & Styles is the essential reference book that everyone passionate about music should own.
Available from 06 Jul 2022
£20.00

Definitive Jazz & Blues Encyclopedia

Fully updated, tracing the evolution of jazz and blues from their nineteenth-century African-American origins right through to the present day. Key musical developments within each era are covered, as well as an A–Z of key artists; sections on Styles and Instruments also included. Written by a team of experts. Comprehensive and easy to use.
£20.00

Definitive Opera Encyclopedia

Updated, expanded and richly detailed this new, text version of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond.
£20.00

Domenico Scarlatti: Sheet Music for Piano

Featuring over twenty pieces by the Baroque composer, Domenico Scarlatti: Sheet Music for Piano gathers some of his best works and are suitable for a range of abilities. With difficulty levels indicated and fingerings clearly marked, these books are designed for easy reading and are the ideal resource of any piano or keyboard player.
£9.99

Elvis

Elvis stands above all icons in music, elevated by his influence on youth culture, with his walk, his clothes and, of course, his incredible singing voice. With often intimate portraits of this troubled star this book is sure to intrigue everyone interested in the life of an astonishing artist.
£9.99

Erik Satie: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, and in this case includes various sarabands and Gymnopédie.
£9.99

Frédéric Chopin: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty – from Beginner or Intermediate to Advanced (covering ABRSM Grades 5 to 8 and above) – each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'The Minute Waltz' to 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'.
£9.99

George Gershwin: Sheet Music for Piano

Suitable for intermediate to advanced piano players, this title features over 40 pieces by the popular American composer George Gershwin. It includes iconic works such as ‘Rhapsody in Blue' and 'Three Preludes'.
£9.99

Guitar Chords

360 chords, organised as a chord per page, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for anyone learning or playing the guitar at any level. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, wiro book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag with the minimum of fuss.
£9.99

Guitar Chords (Pick Up and Play)

All the key chords, organised as a chord per page, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for anyone learning or playing the guitar at any level. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, concealed spiral book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag with the minimum of fuss.
£9.99

Guitar Fretboard Essential Skills (Pick Up and Play)

A vital tool for all guitarists, whether just starting out or looking to brush up on existing skills, this book offers a wealth of practical advice on notes and positions. Clear diagrams throughout allow basic chords to be mastered, with scales, arpeggios and octaves. Also includes links to online audio at flametreemusic.com.
Available from 11 May 2021
£9.99

Guitar Strumming Patterns

This guide focuses on technique for guitarists of all levels with guidance on general notation, timing and rhythm, as well as a broad selection of useful strumming patterns to try. Also included are basic chord charts and examples of different strumming styles, with tips on altering, adapting and combining them.
Available from 06 Apr 2021
£9.99

How To Play Bass Guitar

Contains what the bass players need to perfect their playing of the guitar. This book covers the basics ranging from how to hold, fret, pluck and play scales through to playing chord-framing patterns and muted percussive rhythms.
£9.99

How To Play Electric Guitar

Contains the information the new or intermediate electric players need to perfect their playing of this vital instrument. It shows you how to use effects, how to adapt to stage and rehearsal amps, how to record the electric guitar at home on your computer and how to cope with cables, feedback and dodgy microphones while playing live on stage.
£9.99

How To Play Guitar

Contains what the new or intermediate guitar player needs to know to really get to grips with making music on this most popular of instruments. This book leads you from the basics of how to strum, pick and play simple chords, through the various elements of playing rhythm and melodies, to more complicated chords and tunings.
£9.99

How to Play Guitar (Pick Up & Play)

Expert advice containing everything the new or intermediate guitar player (acoustic or electric) needs to know to really get to grips with making music on this most popular of instruments. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, concealed spiral book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag with the minimum of fuss.
£9.99

How To Play Piano & Keyboard

Contains what the new or intermediate piano player needs to know to really get to grips with making music on this most popular of instruments. This book leads you from the basics to more complex techniques, covering playing with the left hand, right hand and both together, along with a basic introduction to reading music.
£9.99

How to Play Piano & Keyboard (Pick Up & Play)

Expert advice made easy on notation, expression and technique for anyone learning or playing the piano or keyboard, either on their own or with a group. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, concealed spiral book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag with the minimum of fuss.
£9.99

How To Read Music

A thorough, detailed guide on how to read music, providing everything you need to know, along with a compendium of additional information. Includes ‘Play Along’ sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. With helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical ringbound format.
£9.99

How to Read Music (Pick Up and Play)

The perfect companion to all of our Pick Up & Play series. Suitable for any age, it explains the essentials: pitch, treble clef, bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures, followed by practice pieces. Also features helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical format. Supported online.
£9.99

How to Use Popular Chords

A great companion for both guitar and piano players, this book places the most popular chords in context. Includes clear diagrams and concise information on what chords are, how they can be used, and what they can be used alongside, with guidance on chord progressions.
£9.99

Janis Joplin

A dynamic blues and soul singer Janis Joplin came to prominence in 1968 for a brief period of raw, fiery expression. She began a solo career that was triumphant and tragic before passing at the age of 27. This new illustrated book is a timely introduction for the 50th anniversary of her death in October 2020.
Available from 01 Sep 2020
£9.99

Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was a superstar. The extravagance of his high-octane blues-rock blew away the top guitarists of the 60s – Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Clapton – earning both their respect and all those who followed. This new illustrated book is timed for the 50th anniversary of his death in September 1970.
Available from 15 Aug 2020
£9.99

Johnny Cash

With his humble demeanour, sombre outfits and that distinctive deep voice, Johnny Cash crossed multiple genres with great success. Known for legendary songs about regret and redemption, such as ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘Ring of Fire’, this book takes an in-depth look at the enthralling life of one of America’s most influential artists.
£9.99

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's blend of rock and heavy metal with other genres of music such as blues, soul, folk, pop, Indian and Celtic ranks them as one of the all-time greatest bands. Taking a chronological look at their career, this work takes the reader from the heady days in 1968, up to 1980 when they became household names on both sides of the Atlantic.
£9.99

Left Hand Guitar Chords (Pick Up and Play)

Now for the left hand guitarist, introducing a major new feature for print books: sound! With your mobile, scan the QR code to launch flametreemusic.com and listen to the chord as a strum, or an arpeggio. Of course, Flame Tree'e easy-to-use diagrams make this a fantastic new book for home, studio, writing and rehearsal.
£9.99

Leonard Cohen

One of the most fascinating and respected singer/songwriters of all time, Leonard Cohen has built an audience across fifty years of music-making. This new book guides the reader from his first taste of success in his early thirties, to a position where classic tracks such as Hallelujah are covered by the top stars of every successive generation.
£9.99

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty – from Beginner or Intermediate to Advanced (covering ABRSM Grades 5 to 8 and above) – each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'Für Elise' to 'Pathetique'.
£9.99

Music Manuscript with Musical Terms

Over 320 durable tear-out sheets with 12 staves per page, printed on both sides and sturdy backing board cover. Features a glossary of musical terms and symbols (notation, values, rests, time signatures etc.). Easy to learn and refresh your memory. Perfect for study and quick reference.
£9.99

Only the Good Die Young

With entries on the artists who famously died at 27, or in their their teens, twenties and early thirties, celebrate the lives and music. Whether you love to rock out to Kurt Cobain, swoon to Jeff Buckley or worship at the altar of Hendrix, this guide gives an absorbing account and memorable images of them all.
£9.99

Piano & Keyboard Chords

Organized as a chord per spread, for the left and right hands, this is a handy, comprehensive reference for jazz, pop, rock and soul musicians playing the piano or keyboard at various levels. It teaches yourself the essential piano chords, and more.
£9.99

Piano Chords (Pick Up & Play)

All the key chords, organised as a chord per page, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for anyone learning or playing the piano or keyboard, jazz, rock, folk, pop or musical theatre. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, concealed spiral book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or hand bag with the minimum of fuss.
£9.99

Pink Floyd

"Pink Floyd: Glorious Torment" is an unofficial, intriguing review of their path to mega success, the battles and the glory of their music. Covering all the major events in their long career this great new book is accompanied by evocative images of the band.
£9.99

Rachmaninov: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from Prelude in G Minor to Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
£9.99

Ravel: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, and in this case includes three Sonatines and Menuet Antique.
£9.99

Rock Guitar Heroes

Features over 150 of the world's greatest guitar superstars. From the heroes of classic rock - the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck - to contemporary maestros such as Jack White and Muse's Matt Bellamy, this catalogue of guitarists covers a wide range of musical styles.
Series: Revealed
£20.00

Scales & Modes

A guide for musicians of various genres and players of various instruments. It features 31 of the most commonly used scales and modes in each of the 12 keys.
£9.99

Scales for Great Solos (Pick Up and Play)

All great solos have their roots in scales. A solid grounding across the keys – knowing your Harmonic Minor from your Melodic, understanding the diffference between a Pentatonic Major or Minor scale – with practice for good muscle memory will make your guitar sing like a guitar hero’s! With notation and TAB.
£9.99

Scott Joplin: Sheet Music for Piano

Suitable for piano players, this title features over 40 whole pieces by the King of Ragtime. It includes such classics as ‘Maple Leaf Rag’, ‘The Entertainer’ and ‘The Easy Winners’.
£9.99

Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary

Finding the right rhyme can be excruciating, songwriters too often choosing ridiculous words in desperation. This resource is suitable for a budding songwriter or even an experienced lyricist with writer's block. It features tips on songwriting, and focuses on the types of rhyme and assonance for a range of popular styles.
£9.99

The Beatles Forever

The Beatles were – are – probably the most famous and successful band in the world, and despite breaking up 40 years ago, their popularity remains rock solid. Organized by year, this brilliant book covers all the major events in their relatively short career, accompanied by often intimate, always evocative images.



£9.99

The Definitive Guitar Handbook (2017 Updated)

Updated with new diagrams and links. A best-selling one-stop resource packed with practical advice on how to tackle the basics, such as simple chords and finger-picking, right through to more complex power chords, slurs, bends and slides. The galleries of guitars and guitarists, the chord dictionary and scales all comprehensively updated.
£20.00

Ukulele Chords (Pick Up and Play)

Chords are one of the most useful aspects of music to learn about. This handy resource for complete beginners covers all the basic chords in all the main keys, with links to an online audio library. Chords are written in both standard and TAB notation.
£9.99

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sheet Music for Piano

Designed for easy reading, with fingerings clearly marked, and helpfully grouped by level of difficulty, each book contains pieces to delight lovers of the classical masterpieces, in this case including everything from 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' to 'Rondo Alla Turca'.
£9.99