Books by Jake Jackson

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

    Jake Jackson

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    Want to be the next Elton John? This easy-to-follow guide has all the information you need to ensure that you always hit the right notes while tickling the ivories.

    It contains expert advice on notation, expression and techniques and is suitable for anyone learning or playing this wonderful instrument - whether by themselves or with a group.

    Suitable for beginners and intermediate players, this book is full of useful diagrams and charts. The spiral format makes it easily transportable and perfect for gig bags and flight cases.
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    Pick Up & Play: How to Read Music (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

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    Learn how to read music and hit the perfect note every time with this easy-to-follow guide.

    Written in clear and accessible text, it covers all the essentials including pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures.

    It then encourages you to practice what you have learned with 'play along' sections featuring simple and well-known pieces of music. You can also scan a QR code to hear the chord or scale so you know what to aim for.
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    Pick Up & Play: How to Play Guitar (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

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    Do you want to be the next Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix or Slash? This book will help set you on your way...

    It contains expert advice on chords, scales, notes and techniques and is suitable for both new and intermediate acoustic and electric guitar players.

    The spiral format of the book means it's easily transportable and can fit into gig bags and flight bags.
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    Left Hand Guitar Chords (Pick Up and Play) (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    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.
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    How to Use Popular Chords (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    A handy guide for both guitar and piano players, this book places the most popular chords in context. The simple and clean layout provides clear diagrams and practical advice on chord progressions, with concise information on what chords are, how they can be used, and what they can be used alongside. In its compact spiral-bound format this is an essential companion for both beginners and more experienced players looking for extra ideas.
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    Aztec Myths (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

    Though the Olmecs (1250-200 bc) were the first civilization in Mexico, the Aztecs (1325-1521) -Mesoamerica's last imperial civilization and the most significant of the militaristic post-Classic period - are probably who first come to mind when we think of great empires of that region. Like other Mesoamerican cultures, Aztec gods and myths reflected a natural philosophy where ideas concerning life and death were linked symbolically to the earth, sky and sea in a grand cosmic scheme. Their religion was dominated by the tribal war god Huitzilopochtli, the rain/fertility god Tlaloc and the supreme deity Tezcatlipoca, the Lord of the Smoking Mirror. This fascinating collection explores the history, culture, gods, calendar, myths and tales of this people, from migration legends to the origin myth of the Five Suns. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
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    Complete Beginners Chords for Piano (Pick Up and Play) (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    Chords are one of the most useful aspects of music to learn about. A handy resource for complete beginners, this book of piano chords covers all the basic chords, including majors, minors and sevenths, in all the main keys. Keeping things clear and simple, the book also includes concise explanations and examples of the chords used in practice. Chords are written in both standard and TAB notation, and include links to flametreemusic.com, an audio library of chords and scales. Another title in the hugely popular Pick up & Play series with audio and internet links.
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    African Myths (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

    Sub-Saharan Africa is a land of colourful contrasts and diverse cultures. Despite the destructive influences of colonialism and the slave trade and the lack of early written records, Africa has persevered with its powerful tradition of storytelling, with tales of its history passed down in songs and stories through the generations. Because of the huge diversity of lifestyles and traditions, no real unified mythology exists in Africa, but broadly speaking, a number of beliefs, ideas and themes are shared by African peoples. So this collection offers a selection of descriptions and tales, often those recorded faithfully by some of the first to put them to paper - tales of the gods, creation stories, trickster adventures, animal fables and stories which amuse and teach - from Olukun's Revenge, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to The Story of the Glutton, from the Bantu-speaking peoples of east Africa, all brought together with the aim of providing an insight into the boundless and vibrant world of African myth. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
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    Chords for Kids (Pick Up and Play) (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    Chords for Kids is a handy resource for children and early learners of guitar and keyboard. 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. The simple and clean layout provides chord diagrams on each spread, for both guitar and keyboard, allowing a parent or teacher to explain easily. Using a simple tab-per-key approach, it covers all of the basic chords in each key, including majors, minors, triads, fourths, sixths, sevenths and ninths. Some variations are included at the back for further exploration. With notation and TAB.
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    Chord Progressions (Pick Up and Play) (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    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.
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    Scales for Great Solos (Pick Up and Play) (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    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.
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    Chords For Kids (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    "Chords for Kids" is a handy resource for children and early learners of guitar and keyboard. 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. The simple and clean layout provides chord diagrams on each spread, for both guitar and keyboard, allowing a parent or teacher to explain easily. Using a simple tab-per-key approach, it covers all of the basic chords in each key, including majors, minors, triads, fourths, sixths, sevenths and ninths. Some variations are included at the back for further exploration.
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    Piano Chords (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    All the key chords, in every key, organised as a chord per page, this is a flexible, comprehensive solution for anyone learning or playing the piano or keyboard, especially in a band format, or with any 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.
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    Guitar Chords (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    All the key chords, in every key, 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.
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    Myths & Legends (Hardback)

    Jake Jackson

    Creation myths, quests, the eternal battle between good and evil, these are some of the classic tales that feed the ravenous beast of modern culture. For many the classical traditions of the Greeks and the Romans occupy the imagination but the ancient world was a lively and fertile source of stories, reaching much further back than the pantheon of Zeus and his fellow gods. For the early civilisations, from the ancient Chinese to African tribal societies, stories were told to explain the origins of fierce weather, of unexplained disasters, of floods and earthquakes. Many traditions developed independently but still echoed similar themes in the natural human desire to understand the world around us. This new book brings to life the myths and legends of eight intriguing traditions: Native American, Chinese, Celtic, Scottish, Greek, Viking, Indian and African. With a cast of characters as broad and wide as the ancient river Styx the book is packed with the great themes of life: love, revenge, eternal conflict, the obsession with power and the everlasting the battle between the wily and the strong. This powerful new book is a dazzling collection of the most gripping tales, vividly retold.
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    Norse Myths (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

    The Vikings and their norse gods fought a constant battle with nature. Their landscape, with its stark mountains and long nights created a particularly rough mythology, with profound contrasts and unforgettable heroes: Odin, Thor and Loki are just some of the familiar characters that maintain an influence over us today through movies, TV series and comics, to great fiction and epic poetry. This fabulous new book offers all the main tales with an introduction to the characters and the land that inspired them. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
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    Greek & Roman Myths (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

    The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
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    Celtic Myths (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

    Populated by gods, High Kings, wilful Queens, noble warriors, fairies, goblins and wizards, the Celtic myths are unsurpassed in their variety and power. This new book is a dazzling collection of the most gripping Celtic tales, vividly retold, gathering together the legends and sagas of this ancient culture in a tribute to the heroism, romance and mystery of the Celtic people. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
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    Advanced Piano Chords (Other)

    Jake Jackson

    The perfect companion to Piano & Keyboard Chords, Advanced Piano Chords is a handy resource for those who feel they are ready to take the next step. The simple and clean layout provides 15 chords per key, with positions for left and right hand, covering majors, minors, 9ths, augmented 5ths, diminished 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and add 9ths. Ideal for playing genres such as jazz and musical theatre, this no-nonsense, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or handbag with the minimum of fuss and will help musicians become more accomplished pianists.
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