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Teach Yourself to Play Guitar : A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners - David M. Brewster

Teach Yourself to Play Guitar

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780634065408
Number Of Pages: 48

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(Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It also: covers power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills; includes lesson examples and song excerpts in a variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more; familiarizes the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, hand and finger positions, and guitar anatomy by way of easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations; provides complete, concise explanations while keeping text to a minimum; and prepares the student for the option of further guitar instruction.

Getting Started: Guitar anatomy, fingerboard diagrams, pitch, hand and finger placement, picking and strumming, posture and position, tuningp. 4
How to Read and Interpret the Notation Used in This Book: Chord diagrams, tablature, rhythm notationp. 10
Open-Position Chords: Major Scale: G chord (1), G chord (2), C chord, D chordp. 14
Amazing Gracep. 18
Home on the Rangep. 19
Open-Position Chords: Minor Scale: Am chord, Em chord, Dm chordp. 20
The Strumming Songp. 24
When Johnny Comes Marching Homep. 25
Power Chords: Basic power chords, power chord boogiep. 26
12-Bar Blues Progressionp. 31
AC/DC-Style Rock Progressionp. 31
Single-Note Patterns: Major, minor, and combined single-note patternsp. 32
Extended Single-Note Riff 1p. 36
Extended Single-Note Riff 2p. 37
Open-Position Scales: Major, minor, and pentatonic scales in open-positionp. 38
Auld Lang Synep. 41
The Sailor's Hornpipe (Popeye's Theme)p. 41
Barre Chords: Open-position, 5-string, and full barre chords, major/minor barre chord comparisonsp. 42
Scarborough Fairp. 46
Canon in Dp. 47
Closing Notep. 47
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ISBN: 9780634065408
ISBN-10: 0634065408
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 22.9  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.24

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