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