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.
Your Next Two Chords: CMaj7 and Amin7
Chord Encyclopedia
Minor Chords and a New Strum
Enharmonic Equivalents
The Big Switch
Rest Easy
The E-Form Barres
Yankee Doodle
Improvising on the 5th and 6th Strings
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
I've Been Working on the Railroad
An Introduction to Rock Playing
Power Chords
Dotted Quarter Notes
Ooh La La
The Major Scale and Its Use in Improvisation
C Major Scale Etude
Power Chord Exercise
Song of Major
More Chords and Chord Progressions
The ii-V-I Progression
The I-vi-ii-V Progression
Buying a Guitar
Parts of the Guitar
Holding the Guitar
...And Nothing But
Notes on the 2nd String
Half Notes
Quarter Rests
I've Been Told Some More
Half Rests
Two-Step Shuffle
Shave and a Haircut
Soloing Over a 12-Bar Blues---Revisited
A Minor Blues Too
Sunday Picnic
Left-Hand Technique
Right-Hand Technique
Tuning the Guitar
String Names and Numbers
First Chords and First Songs
Time Signatures, Measures, and Beats
In Shallow Water
High Lonesome
Notes on the 3rd String
Four, No More
Scarborough Fair---Fingerstyle Accompaniment
Moveable Chords
Barre Chords
Methods of Tuning
Open Hands
Scarborough Fair---Melody
On the Way to Heaven
Combining Quarter and Eighth Strums
E Minor Strum
Allow It to Happen
Notes on the 6th String
Bass Is the Place
Variations on the 12-Bar Blues
Basic Music Theory
The Musical Alphabet
Half and Whole Steps
A New 12-Bar Blues
Rock Blues
Rock Riffs
Rock Riff 1
Rock Riff 2
Enharmonic Equivalents
The Musical Alphabet on the Guitar
Notes on the 5th String
Song for Fonzie
Song for Whole and Half
The New Blues
Basic Rhythm and Strumming
Quarter Strums Review
Eighth Strums
Pickup Notes
Freddie's Bounce
The C Chord and a New Rock Song
The 12-Bar Blues
Eighth Notes
3rd String Exercise
Eighth-Note Rock
The A-Form Barres
Lessons Learned
Reading Chords
12-Bar Blues
Notes on the 4th String
Chord Theory
Two Positions for Playing the Guitar
I've Been Told
The iii-vi-ii-V Progression
Quarter Notes
Power Chords and the Blues
More on the Major Scale
Two New Chords and Another 12-Bar Blues
Another Three-Chord Tune
12-Bar Blues in A
Along the Road
Up the Road
Eighth Rests
Major and Minor Triads
Diminished and Augmented Triads
7 Chords
Extended Chords
Basic Lead Guitar
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
A Minor Pentatonic Solo
About the Authors
1st String Exercise---No. 1
1st String Exercise---No. 2
Whole Notes
Whole Rests
The Whole Truth
Simple Shuffle
A Word About Improvisation
E String Jam
How Chords Are Built
I, IV, V---The Primary Chords
More Power Chords
Reading Standard Music Notation
Root-6 Power Chords
Rhythm in Standard Notation
Notes on the 1st String
Simple Riff
Root-5 Power Chords
Swamp Thing
Strumming Eighths on A
Riffin' on the 5th
Swing Eighths
Swing Blues
St. Louis Blues
Accidental Exercise
12-Tone Tune
A Minor Song
Minor Blues
Reading Tablature
A One and-a Two and-a
Improvising on the 3rd and 4th Strings
Song for Ewe
Guitar Fretboard Chart
CMaj7-Amin7-Dmin-G7 (or, How to Play 80% of All Jazz Tunes)
Soulful Heart
Two New Chords: A7 and E7
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Dotted Half Notes
Blues Solo
Country Blues
The Bass-Strum Pattern
Bass-Strum Blues
Riff Rock
Improvising a Solo
Minor Blues
Improvising on the 1st and 2nd Strings