Guitar Methods 7447
Fingerpicking 13449
Flamenco 13441
Flatpicking 13443
Latin 13452
Resonator 13445
Rock & Blues 13446
Slide/Bottleneck 13448
Guitar: Fingerpicking 7472
Method 13293
Solos 13294
Tunebook 13295
Guitar: Flatpicking 7422
Method 13366
Solos 13367
Tunebook 13368
Guitar: Latin 7512
Method 13402
Solo 13403
Guitar: Resonator 7432
Method 13400
Solos 13414
Tunebook 13415
Chord 13074
Method 13075
Solos 13076
Tunebooks 13077
Banjo: 5-String 7330
Chord 12923
Method 12924
Solos and Duets 12925
Tunebook 12926
Banjo: Clawhammer 7337
Chord 12936
Method 12937
Solos and Duets 12938
Tunebook 12939
Banjo:Tenor 7340
Chord 12941
Method 12942
Solos and Duets 12943
Tunebook 12944
Dulcimer: Hammered 7371
Chord 12994
Method 12995
Solos 12996
Dulcimer: Mountain 7375
Chord 12998
Method 12999
Solos 13000
Harmonica: Chromatic 7516
Blues Harp 13082
Method 13062
Solos 13063
Harmonica: Diatonic 7517
Blues Harp 7518
Method 13065
Solos 13066
Tunebooks 13067
Method 13124
Organ 13123
Solos 13125
Songbooks 13126
Method 13143
Solos 13144
Tunebooks 13145
Accordion 7308
Concertina 7311
Melodeon 12914
Piano Accordion 7309
Bassoon 7352
Cello 7353
Duet/Ensemble 12952
Method 12953
Solos 12954
Tunebook 12955
Clarinet 7361
Method 12957
Solos and Duets 12958
Tunebook 12959
Flute, Fife and Oboe 7395
Fife 13034
Method 13028
Oboe 13035
Solos 13029
Tunebook 13030
French Horn 7405
Other String Acoustic 7561
Bajo Sexto 7562
Balalaika 14116
Bowed Psaltery 7567
Chapman Stick 14117
Charango 7563
Guitarron 7564
Lute 7565
Oud 7566
Sitar 7568
Tres 7569
Vihuela 7570
String Bass 7592
Tin Whistle 7596
Duets 13162
Method 13163
Solos 13164
Tunebooks 13165
Viola 7611
Method 13195
Solos 13196
Tunebooks 13197
Violin 7612
Method 13201
Solos 13202
Tunebooks 13203

How to Order Mel Bay Products

The instructions on this page are for US customers.
International Customers please see our  International instructions.
Music Retailers please see

Option 1: Order from

While you are browsing our website, you can click on any of the "Add to Cart" buttons to purchase that product. Orders will be placed in your online shopping cart. When you are ready to checkout, click on the "Cart" button in the top right corner. From there, you can delete or change the quantity of any item in your cart. Next, click the "Checkout" button (if you have not already signed in you will be taken to the sign in page). Follow the prompts to  complete your transaction. If you have any questions, after this point, call toll free (800) 863-5229.

Option 2: Order by Phone, Fax or Postal Mail

If you cannot obtain the products you need through a local retailer or a web site, you may order direct from Mel Bay.

By phone: Call us at 1-800-8-MEL BAY (800-863-5229) or international (Access code)+1+636-257-3970 and ask for Customer Service. We are open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time Monday-Friday. Please have a credit card ready when you call. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Diner's Club cards;

By fax or mail: Download and print our order form. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print this form. We recommend using the Acrobat plug-in to view the form directly in your browser. You may then print it using the print command in the plug-in window or, if you are using the separate Reader application, in the Reader application itself (not your browser's Print command). Please type or print clearly when filling in the form. You may then:

fax it to 800-660-9818 or
636-257-5062; or

mail it, along with a check or money order in U. S. funds for the exact amount of the items plus shipping charges or including credit card information, to:

Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
1734 Gilsinn Ln.
Fenton, MO 63026

Customers outside the U.S. and Canada: Please check our list of distributors for a distributor in your country, or view our instructions for more information. Please note that not all products listed on this site are available outside the U. S. Videos purchased from Mel Bay are in NTSC (American Television Standard) format unless otherwise specified;

We do not recommend sending credit card information via e-mail. E-mail is not private, and while the chances of fraud are unknown, the problems it can cause if it happens to you are considerable.

For credit card orders, the address that the credit card bills to, cardholder's name, account number and expiration date must be provided. All orders must be prepaid. We do not ship orders C. O. D. or on open account.

Please note that all prices on this site are in U. S. Dollars and may vary outside the U. S. Prices and availability of items are subject to change without notice.

Shipping Rates
Note: The following rate table is subject to change without notice.


United States & Puerto Rico

Economy Delivery

Flat Rate..................$3.99
Delivery time 1-2 weeks, not trackable.

*for expedited shipping, please call for rates*

Canada and Other Foreign Countries

We offer several shipping methods including surface mail, air mail, and trackable air carriers. Delivery time estimates vary by destination. Actual shipping costs will be added to credit card orders, or you may request a proforma invoice quoting exact charges in order to send a bank draft in US funds. No refunds can be issued for lost, damaged, delayed, or misdirected international shipments. Surface mail and Air mail do not allow package tracking.

Note: We charge only for products and shipping. Any additional brokerage fees, taxes or duties are the responsibility of the customer.

To request a proforma invoice, e-mail, fax, or mail your name and address along with the list of items you would like to order.

You will be sent a quotation with the total cost of your items and the cost of your requested shipping options.