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Guitar All-In-One For Dummies

For Dummies

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Your comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing guitar

Have you always wanted to play the guitar? You can start today with these 8 minibooks. Covering both acoustic and electric guitar, this hands-on resource gives you all the instruction you need to play across multiple genres, whether you're a beginner or an experienced guitarist. You'll find plenty of tips for playing easier and more complex pieces -- and for composing your own. Plus, you can play along with examples on the bonus CD

Gear up to start playing -- understand the different parts of a guitar, find the right guitar for you, string and tune the instrument, and develop basic playing skills

Immerse yourself in sounds and technique -- play major and minor chords, master left- and right-hand techniques, and play melodies in position and double-stops

Get ready to rock -- from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards to The Edge, see how the best play barre chords, hot licks, and sweet leads

Play the blues -- explore rhythm and lead techniques, signature riffs, blues progressions, and the achievements of great blues guitarists

Go classical -- learn about the history of classical guitar, combine arpeggios and melody, and sample different genres

Practice, practice, practice -- try your hand at major scales, minor scales, and chord exercises to rev up stalled skills

Write songs and music -- check out different song forms, understand modes, and compose with chords

Open the book and find:

Plenty of music examples and practice exercises

Musical styles and genres through the years

Correct hand position and posture

Basic playing techniques

Standard music notation and tablature

Tips for playing up the neck

Ways to solo and improvise leads

Different fingerstyles to play

Accessories for your guitar

A comprehensive guitar chord chart

Bonus CD Includes

More than 90 tracks all played by the authors

Songs from different guitar genres

Examples of chord progressions, riffs, and more

Major and minor scale patterns

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



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Superb book for all ages


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    Comments about Guitar All-In-One For Dummies:

    i have been able to add to my daughters learning through a music school .fantastic book.:)

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    Introduction  1

    Book I: Guitar 101  7

    Chapter 1: Guitar Anatomy and Tuning 9

    Chapter 2: Developing Basic Playing Skills 23

    Chapter 3: Buying and Stringing Guitars35

    Chapter 4: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature 59

    Book II: Sounds and Techniques  75

    Chapter 1: Basic Major and Minor Chords 77

    Chapter 2: Adding Spice: Basic 7th Chords 95

    Chapter 3: The Left Hand: Chord Techniques 107

    Chapter 4: The Right Hand: Rhythm Techniques 121

    Chapter 5: Playing Melodies in Position and in Double-Stops 139

    Book III: Rock Guitar  151

    Chapter 1: It?s Only Rock Guitar, but I Like It 153

    Chapter 2: All about Amplifi ers 169

    Chapter 3: Playing Lead 191

    Chapter 4: Groovin? on Riffs 213

    Chapter 5: Playing Up the Neck 225

    Chapter 6: Rock Guitar Legends, Styles, and Genres 245

    Book IV: Blues Guitar  267

    Chapter 1: Blues Meets Guitar: A Match Made in Heaven 269

    Chapter 2: Playing Blues Rhythm 279

    Chapter 3: Blues Progressions, Song Forms, and Moves 303

    Chapter 4: Blues Riffs: The Bedrock of the Blues 325

    Chapter 5: Blues Genres: Acoustic, Electric, and Blues-Rock 339

    Book V: Classical Guitar  371

    Chapter 1: Introducing the Classical Guitar 373

    Chapter 2: Playing Easy Pieces in Open Position 395

    Chapter 3: Combining Arpeggios and Melody 409

    Chapter 4: Classical Guitar Genres: The Renaissance to the 20th Century 429

    Book VI: Exercises: Practice, Practice, Practice  445

    Chapter 1: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing 447

    Chapter 2: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire 463

    Chapter 3: Tackling the Three Minor Scales 477

    Chapter 4: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises 509

    Book VII: Writing Songs and Music  537

    Chapter 1: Everything You Need to Write a Song 539

    Chapter 2: Whipping Your Song into Shape: Song Forms 549

    Chapter 3: Scales and Modes, Moods and Melodies 569

    Chapter 4: Composing with Chords 581

    Book VIII: Appendixes  603

    Appendix A: The Mother of All Guitar Chord Charts 605

    Appendix B: How to Use the CD 621

    Index  629


    ISBN: 9780470481332
    ISBN-10: 0470481331
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 696
    Published: 17th July 2009
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 4.45
    Weight (kg): 1.04
    Edition Number: 1