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