The Total Beginning Guitarist

The Total Beginning Guitarist
A Fun and Comprehensive Beginning Method Featuring Rock, Blues, and Jazz Styles

By Rich Hinman and Amanda Monaco Guitar Book & CD Item: 00-39381
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The Total Beginning Guitarist teaches everything a novice needs to know to start playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar right away. Even the music lover who has never held a guitar will be playing easy chords and songs immediately. This user-friendly method covers subjects ranging from chord strumming and fingerstyle to basic lead guitar and improvisation. The warm and encouraging style of the authors will motivate even the most casual hobbyist. With a variety of musical styles and a comprehensive, engaging, and thorough approach to learning the guitar, this book & CD kit provides everything a new guitarist will need to begin a fun and fulfilling musical journey.

Sample Pages


About the Authors
Buying a Guitar
Parts of the Guitar
Holding the Guitar
Two Positions for Playing the Guitar
Left-Hand Technique
Right-Hand Technique
Tuning the Guitar
String Names and Numbers
Methods of Tuning
First Chords and First Songs
Time Signatures, Measures, and Beats
In Shallow Water
The Big Switch
Freddie's Bounce
The C Chord and a New Rock Song
The 12-Bar Blues
12-Bar Blues
Two New Chords and Another 12-Bar Blues
Another Three-Chord Tune
12-Bar Blues in A
Your Next Two Chords: CMaj7 and Amin7
CMaj7-Amin7-Dmin-G7 (or, How to Play 80% of All Jazz Tunes)
Soulful Heart
Two New Chords: A7 and E7
The New Blues
Basic Rhythm and Strumming
Quarter Strums Review
Eighth Strums
Strumming Eighths on A
Swing Eighths
Swing Blues
Minor Chords and a New Strum
On the Way to Heaven
Combining Quarter and Eighth Strums
E Minor Strum
Allow It to Happen
Variations on the 12-Bar Blues
Country Blues
The Bass-Strum Pattern
Bass-Strum Blues
Minor Blues
A Minor Song
Minor Blues
Reading Tablature
Yankee Doodle
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
I've Been Working on the Railroad
An Introduction to Rock Playing
Power Chords
Power Chord Exercise
A New 12-Bar Blues
Rock Blues
Rock Riffs
Rock Riff 1
Rock Riff 2
Power Chords and the Blues
Simple Shuffle
A Word About Improvisation
E String Jam
Reading Standard Music Notation
Rhythm in Standard Notation
Notes on the 1st String
Quarter Notes
1st String Exercise---No. 1
1st String Exercise---No. 2
Whole Notes
Whole Rests
The Whole Truth
...And Nothing But
Notes on the 2nd String
Half Notes
Quarter Rests
I've Been Told
I've Been Told Some More
Half Rests
Two-Step Shuffle
Shave and a Haircut
Open Hands
High Lonesome
Notes on the 3rd String
Four, No More
Rest Easy
Eighth Notes
3rd String Exercise
Eighth-Note Rock
Notes on the 4th String
Along the Road
Up the Road
Eighth Rests
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Dotted Half Notes
Blues Solo
Notes on the 5th String
Song for Fonzie
Song for Whole and Half
Pickup Notes
Riffin' on the 5th
St. Louis Blues
Accidental Exercise
12-Tone Tune
Enharmonic Equivalents
Notes on the 6th String
Bass Is the Place
Riff Rock
Improvising a Solo
Improvising on the 1st and 2nd Strings
A One and-a Two and-a
Improvising on the 3rd and 4th Strings
Song for Ewe
Improvising on the 5th and 6th Strings
Dotted Quarter Notes
Ooh La La
The Major Scale and Its Use in Improvisation
C Major Scale Etude
Song of Major
Basic Music Theory
The Musical Alphabet
Half and Whole Steps
Enharmonic Equivalents
The Musical Alphabet on the Guitar
More on the Major Scale
How Chords Are Built
I, IV, V---The Primary Chords
More Power Chords
Root-6 Power Chords
Simple Riff
Root-5 Power Chords
Swamp Thing
Basic Lead Guitar
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
A Minor Pentatonic Solo
More Chords and Chord Progressions
The ii-V-I Progression
The I-vi-ii-V Progression
The iii-vi-ii-V Progression
Soloing Over a 12-Bar Blues---Revisited
A Minor Blues Too
Sunday Picnic
Scarborough Fair---Melody
Scarborough Fair---Fingerstyle Accompaniment
Moveable Chords
Barre Chords
The E-Form Barres
The A-Form Barres
Lessons Learned
Reading Chords
Chord Theory
Major and Minor Triads
Diminished and Augmented Triads
7 Chords
Extended Chords
Chord Encyclopedia
Guitar Fretboard Chart

Additional Information

Series: The Total Guitarist
Author: Rich Hinmam, Amanda Monaco
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 128
Item Number: 00-39381
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9067-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9067-1
UPC: 038081441474

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