Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.
About the Author
Mark Phillips is a guitarist, arranger, author, and editor with more than 30 years in music publishing. Jon Chappell is a multi-style guitarist, arranger, author, and journalist, and former editor of Guitar magazine. Phillips and Chappell are bestselling authors of Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Part I: Preparing to Practice.
Chapter 1: Reviewing Guitar Fundamentals.
Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Practice Sessions.
Part II: Scales and Scale Sequences.
Chapter 3: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing.
Chapter 4: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire.
Chapter 5: Tackling the Three Minor Scales.
Chapter 6: Examining Minor Scale Sequences.
Part III: Arpeggios and Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 7: Breaking Out with Major Arpeggios.
Chapter 8: Discovering How to Play Major Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 9: Getting to Know Minor Arpeggios.
Chapter 10: Looking at Minor Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 11: Enhancing Your Playing with Seventh Chord Arpeggios.
Chapter 12: Trying Your Hand at Seventh Chord Arpeggio Sequences.
Part IV: Chords and Additional Exercises.
Chapter 13: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises.
Chapter 14: Developing Strength and Speed by Playing Single-Note Exercises.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Maximizing Your Practice Time.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Musicianship.
Appendix: How to Use the CD.
Series: For Dummies
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st November 2008
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1