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 & Online Video/Audio 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 online video 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
* Online video demonstrating examples in the book
* Improved instruction on acoustic guitar techniques and theory, covering flatpicking, fingerstyle, and strumming

Sample Pages



About The Author
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

Additional Information

Series: Complete Method
Author: Greg Horne
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & Online Video/Audio
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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