Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: Book & Enhanced CD

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Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, ...
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Overview


Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to advanced tablature techniques such as bends, slides, and palm muting, which will help you color your musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style.

The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Tablature licks
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Guitar note chart
* Magic chord accompaniment guide
* Guitar fingerboard chart

The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice.

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882846798
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition description: Book & Enhanced CD
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 375,639
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Christmas Gift for a Beginner

    This was a Christmas gift for my 19 year old granddaughter who is just learning to play the guitar. She found it very well organized and helpful. It had songs in it that she knew. She hasn't had it very long, hopefully I will hear more later.

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