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