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