The Complete Acoustic Guitar Method: Beginning Acoustic Guitar (2nd Edition)

The Complete Acoustic Guitar Method: Beginning Acoustic Guitar (2nd Edition)

By Greg Horne Guitar Book & DVD Level: Beginner Item: 00-43635
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In his friendly, humorous style, Greg Horne makes learning acoustic guitar fun and easy. This revised edition features examples in TAB and standard music notation and a new DVD hosted by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker. You'll learn how to hold the instrument, play with a pick, count time, read music, and play simple chords. After mastering the basics, you'll be introduced to fingerpicking, barre chords, improvisation, music theory, and a variety of styles including blues, rock, country, and folk. Beginning Acoustic Guitar is a must-have for anyone serious about starting to learn acoustic guitar.

Second Edition Features:
* Updated examples in the styles of acoustic guitar masters
* New companion DVD demonstrating the examples in the book
* Improved instruction on acoustic guitar techniques and theory, covering flatpicking, fingerstyle, and strumming


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Contents

Title
About The Author
Introduction
Chapter 1-Getting Started
Lesson 1: Getting to Know Your Tools
Lesson 2: The Notes on the Fretboard
Lesson 3: Reading Tablature (TAB)
Mary Had a Border Collie
Lesson 4: Your First Chords-"Easy" G, C, and D7
Lesson 5: Strumming a Song
This Hammer's Too Heavy
Lesson 6: Awesome Tips for Learning and Switching Chords
Lesson 7: Full-Size Chords-D, A, and G
Canadian Campfire Song
Lesson 8: Full-Size Chords-E and C
Rock 'n' Roll Wonder Dog
You Move My Boogie Machine
Chapter 2-Reading Music
How to Use This Chapter
Why Read Music?
Lesson 1: The Notes and the Staff
Lesson 2: Notes on the 1st String
Lesson 3: Notes on the 2nd String
Lesson 4: Time
Lesson 5: Notes on the 3rd String
Oh! Susanna
Lesson 6: Rests
When the Saints Go Marching In
Lesson 7: Eighth Notes
Lesson 8: Notes on the 4th String
Old Joe Clark
Lesson 9: Eighth Rests and Dotted Notes
Lesson 10: Notes on the 5th and 6th Strings
Lesson 11: Sight-Reading Songs
Ode to Joy
Cluck Old Hen
Lesson 12: Adding Sharps and Flats
Lesson 13: Reading Key Signatures
Lesson 14: 1st and 2nd Endings
Line Dancing on Mars
Chapter 3-More New Chords
Lesson 1: Minor Chords
Heavy Fog
Heavy Fog, It Makes Me Happy
Lesson 2: The Bluegrass G Chord and a C Chord to Match
The One-Human Garage Band
Lesson 3: The Art of Strumming
Train of Dreams
Lesson 4: Country and Bluegrass Strumming
Boil That Cabbage Down
Shady Grove
Lesson 5: Country and Bluegrass Flatpicking
Sail Away Ladies
Lesson 6: Rocking Out with Syncopation
Lesson 7: Cadd9
Strumming Through the Heartland
Lesson 8: Waltz Time
Amazing Grace
Chapter 4-Basic Fingerpicking
Lesson 1: The Right-Hand Position
Lesson 2: First Fingerpicking Patterns
Lesson 3: Alternating Bass Patterns
California Flood
Lesson 4: Travis Picking and Pinch Patterns
Thumbing Around
Lesson 5: Fingerpicking in Waltz Time
Chapter 5-Improvisation and Music Theory
Lesson 1: The Major Scale
Lesson 2: The Circle of 5ths
Lesson 3: Open-Position Major Scales in C, G, and D
Lesson 4: Movable Major Scale Fingerings
Lesson 5: Intervals Are Your Building Blocks
Lesson 6: Interval Fingerings
Lesson 7: Harmony and Chords
Lesson 8: Getting Started with Improvisation
Chapter 6-The Blues
Lesson 1: The 12-Bar Blues
Lesson 2: Memorizing the 12-Bar Blues
Lesson 3: Blues Rhythm
Shufflin' Through the Blues in A
Lesson 4: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Lesson 5: Beginning Blues Improvisation
Lesson 6: Bending
Lesson 7: New Chords-The Dominant 7th
7 Chord Blues
Lesson 8: More 7th Chords-Blues in E
The 12-Bar Blues in E
Lesson 9: Minor Blues and Minor 7th Chords
A Minor Blues
Lesson 10: The Major Pentatonic Scale
Chapter 7-New Techniques
Lesson 1: Switching Chords Mid-Measure
Lesson 2: Split Strumming
I Know How It Feels
Lesson 3: The Mute Stroke
Lesson 4: A New Folk/Country Strum and I-V-vi-IV
Rollin' Wheels on Route 1564
Lesson 5: Transposition
Lesson 6: Power Chords
Rage Against the Gumball Machine
Lesson 7: Barre Chords
Fall Along the Tower Stairway
Tiki Barre Tender
Barre Chords Got Me on My Knees
Passing the Barre
Can I Barre a Dollar?
Lesson 8: Thumb Chords
Lesson 9: Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
Blues Noodles on an E Chord
Lesson 10: Walking the Bass
Free Little Bird
Appendix 1-Musical Expression, Phrasing, and Dynamics
Appendix 2-Accessories
The Wonderful Capo, the Terrible Capo
To Fingerpick or Not to Fingerpick
Buy a Metronome!
Help with Tuning
Appendix 3-How to Practice
Conclusion

Additional Information

Series: Complete Method
Author: Greg Horne
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & DVD
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-43635
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1779-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1779-0
UPC: 038081492292

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