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