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