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