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