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
"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."---Martina Fasano, Playing with Chaos
"It's amazing how much musical material is encompassed in this book, yet it's presented in such an accessible manner that literally anyone who possesses an ounce of good will can follow along and learn."---Top Guitar Magazine
"There's such diversity of genres of music . . . everyone from Albert King to The Donnas to PJ Harvey."---Lisa Selow, guitarist/author/creativity coach
"Nikki seems to take us by the 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 look simple."---Axe Magazine
"I'm already ordering copies for a few young gal pickers I know. You should, too."---Sue Foley, guitarist
"Women's Road to Rock Guitar is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn rock guitar, as Nikki's expert instruction and the player's perspective are its shining stars . . . the CD included is a treasure with lesson examples and jam tracks with and without guitar parts. An insightful resource for both students and teachers alike."---Stephen McKinley, Guitar Girl Magazine