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