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