The Total Beginning Guitarist
A Fun and Comprehensive Beginning Method Featuring Rock, Blues, and Jazz Styles
By Rich Hinman and Amanda Monaco
Item: 00-39381
UPC: 038081441474
ISBN 10: 0739090674
ISBN 13: 9780739090671
PRICE: $19.99
Series: The Total Guitarist
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
The Total Beginning Guitarist teaches everything a novice needs to know to start playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar right away. Even the music lover who has never held a guitar will be playing easy chords and songs immediately. This user-friendly method covers subjects ranging from chord strumming and fingerstyle to basic lead guitar and improvisation. The warm and encouraging style of the authors will motivate even the most casual hobbyist. With a variety of musical styles and a comprehensive, engaging, and thorough approach to learning the guitar, this book & CD kit provides everything a new guitarist will need to begin a fun and fulfilling musical journey.
Diminished and Augmented Triads
7 Chords
Extended Chords
Chord Encyclopedia
High Lonesome
Notes on the 3rd String
Four, No More
Buying a Guitar
Parts of the Guitar
Holding the Guitar
Two Positions for Playing the Guitar
Rest Easy
Guitar Fretboard Chart
Left-Hand Technique
Right-Hand Technique
Tuning the Guitar
String Names and Numbers
Eighth Notes
3rd String Exercise
Eighth-Note Rock
On the Way to Heaven
Combining Quarter and Eighth Strums
E Minor Strum
Allow It to Happen
Improvising on the 3rd and 4th Strings
Song for Ewe
Improvising on the 5th and 6th Strings
Dotted Quarter Notes
Variations on the 12-Bar Blues
Ooh La La
CMaj7-Amin7-Dmin-G7 (or, How to Play 80% of All Jazz Tunes)
Soulful Heart
Two New Chords: A7 and E7
St. Louis Blues
Accidental Exercise
12-Tone Tune
The New Blues
Enharmonic Equivalents
Improvising a Solo
Improvising on the 1st and 2nd Strings
Swing Eighths
Swing Blues
Song for Fonzie
Song for Whole and Half
Pickup Notes
Two New Chords and Another 12-Bar Blues
Another Three-Chord Tune
12-Bar Blues in A
Your Next Two Chords: CMaj7 and Amin7
Riffin' on the 5th
Power Chord Exercise
Root-6 Power Chords
Minor Chords and a New Strum
A One and-a Two and-a
Basic Rhythm and Strumming
Quarter Strums Review
Eighth Strums
Strumming Eighths on A
Notes on the 6th String
Bass Is the Place
Riff Rock
More on the Major Scale
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
E String Jam
Basic Lead Guitar
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
A Minor Pentatonic Solo
A Word About Improvisation
Rock Riff 2
Power Chords and the Blues
Simple Shuffle
More Chords and Chord Progressions
The ii-V-I Progression
The I-vi-ii-V Progression
The iii-vi-ii-V Progression
Reading Standard Music Notation
Rhythm in Standard Notation
Notes on the 1st String
1st String Exercise---No. 1
1st String Exercise---No. 2
Whole Notes
Whole Rests
A Minor Blues Too
Sunday Picnic
The Whole Truth
Scarborough Fair---Melody
A New 12-Bar Blues
Rock Blues
Rock Riffs
Simple Riff
Root-5 Power Chords
Swamp Thing
First Chords and First Songs
Time Signatures, Measures, and Beats
In Shallow Water
Along the Road
Up the Road
Eighth Rests
Country Blues
The Bass-Strum Pattern
Bass-Strum Blues
The Major Scale and Its Use in Improvisation
C Major Scale Etude
Song of Major
Minor Blues
Basic Music Theory
Rock Riff 1
The Big Switch
Freddie's Bounce
The C Chord and a New Rock Song
The 12-Bar Blues
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Dotted Half Notes
Blues Solo
Notes on the 5th String
12-Bar Blues
Quarter Notes
Soloing Over a 12-Bar Blues---Revisited
...And Nothing But
Notes on the 2nd String
Half Notes
Quarter Rests
Scarborough Fair---Fingerstyle Accompaniment
Moveable Chords
Barre Chords
The E-Form Barres
Notes on the 4th String
Methods of Tuning
I've Been Told
The A-Form Barres
A Minor Song
Minor Blues
Reading Tablature
Yankee Doodle
The Musical Alphabet
Half and Whole Steps
Enharmonic Equivalents
The Musical Alphabet on the Guitar
I've Been Working on the Railroad
An Introduction to Rock Playing
Power Chords
How Chords Are Built
I, IV, V---The Primary Chords
More Power Chords
Lessons Learned
Reading Chords
Chord Theory
I've Been Told Some More
Half Rests
Two-Step Shuffle
Shave and a Haircut
About the Authors
Open Hands
Major and Minor Triads