Women's Road to Rock Guitar
Express Yourself by Learning How to Play Lead & Rhythm Guitar
By Nikki O'Neill
Guitar Method or Supplement
Book & CD
Successful rock guitar performer and teacher Nikki O'Neill teaches everything you need to know to play rock guitar in this groundbreaking, thorough method for women who want to rock. You'll learn power chords, open chords, barre chords, and rock chord progressions, and how to strum them in chord progressions and songs. Nikki's in-depth and easy-to-understand explanations will have you playing along with the jam tracks on the accompanying CD in no time. You'll also learn all about important rock lead guitar techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, tapping, the whammy bar, and harmonics, to name a few. The book also covers song structure, how to write a chord chart for your song, how to take care of your guitar, how to use effects pedals, and even figuring out songs by ear!
Interviews with famous female rock guitarists will keep you inspired, and Nikki provides a list of essential listening, so you'll have the examples of legendary players to follow. Tips on how to practice and work with other musicians will help prepare you for a lifetime of expressing yourself as a rock guitarist. This is a must-have for any woman who is serious about learning rock guitar!
* All examples written in TAB
* A CD that includes demonstrations of the examples and play-along tracks for practice
* Essential information on guitar care, amps, pedals and other equipment
"Women’s Road to Rock Guitar is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn rock guitar, as Nikki’s expert instruction and the players’ perspective are its shining stars. In addition, the MP3 CD included with the book is a treasure which helps bring Women’s Road to Rock Guitar alive with lesson examples and jam tracks with and without guitar parts. An insightful resource for both students and teachers alike, Women’s Road to Rock Guitar shows different ways to play and how your playing connects to chords and song patterns. With Women’s Road to Rock Guitar, Nikki’s goal is to help you connect with your guitar."---Stephen McKinley, Guitar Girl Magazine
"I'm so honored and appreciative to be included in Nikki O'Neill's instructional book about women guitarists. Nikki put a ton of work into this and deserves our kudos and respect. I'm already ordering copies for a few young gal pickers I know. You should too."---Sue Foley, Guitarist
"There are very few 'complete methods' out there that will truly help a beginner go from zero to a reasonably decent player. One of these 'complete' books is Women’s Road To Rock Guitar . . . Overall, Nikki O’Neill does a fantastic job of covering the most important things that someone who wants to learn the essentials of rock guitar. She's clear, to the point, and goes beyond the beginner topics into the more advanced lessons that many of us might need to refresh our memory or break through a playing plateau. I would recommend this book to anyone---man or woman---who wants to learn rock guitar or wants to improve their playing. It is well structured and thought-out enough to grow with you as you improve your chops, while beginning with a set of skills and lessons that will help you develop your confidence as a player."---Martina Fasano, Music Blogger
"A great variety of styles are illustrated . . . discussing the many subjects in a simple and intuitive way . . . Nikki seems to take us by hand and lead us through lessons about rhythm, arpeggio, use of vibrato, how to build a solo and even how to compose a song, making even the most difficult matters to look simple . . . Definitely a useful book, easy to follow through, with lots of historic references, written to teach with a soft touch, never forgetting that while learning, we should also have fun doing it. Written for women, good for everyone."---Mario Milan, Axe Magazine, Italy