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