BN.com Gift Guide

Guitar Exercises For Dummies

( 5 )

Overview

Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Book and CD)
$16.60
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$22.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $8.97   
  • New (12) from $8.97   
  • Used (6) from $8.99   
Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$22.99 List Price

Overview

Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470387665
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 393,892
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Phillips is a guitarist, arranger, author, and editor with more than 30 years in music publishing. Jon Chappell is a multi-style guitarist, arranger, author, and journalist, and former editor of Guitar magazine. Phillips and Chappell are bestselling authors of Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Preparing to Practice.

Chapter 1: Reviewing Guitar Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Practice Sessions.

Part II: Scales and Scale Sequences.

Chapter 3: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing.

Chapter 4: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire.

Chapter 5: Tackling the Three Minor Scales.

Chapter 6: Examining Minor Scale Sequences.

Part III: Arpeggios and Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 7: Breaking Out with Major Arpeggios.

Chapter 8: Discovering How to Play Major Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 9: Getting to Know Minor Arpeggios.

Chapter 10: Looking at Minor Arpeggio Sequences.

Chapter 11: Enhancing Your Playing with Seventh Chord Arpeggios.

Chapter 12: Trying Your Hand at Seventh Chord Arpeggio Sequences.

Part IV: Chords and Additional Exercises.

Chapter 13: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises.

Chapter 14: Developing Strength and Speed by Playing Single-Note Exercises.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Maximizing Your Practice Time.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Musicianship.

Appendix: How to Use the CD.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 4, 2010

    Excellent way to advance your playing

    At first I was a bit skeptical of the quality of an musical instructional book "for dummies", but it was the only comprehensive guide covering scales and arpeggios, so I picked it up. The great thing about this book is that it really acts as an instructional guide as opposed to most scale books which are really just reference guides.

    This book is best for the player who has a good bit of experience with chords, overall technique, alternate picking, etc. I was in a position where I've been playing for years, trying to learn songs from tab. I knew learning scales would make a huge difference in the quality of my playing as well as make it easier to learn new songs.

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to bring their playing to a new level by learning scales and arpeggios.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Never buy a book for dummies or idiots

    You are better than that.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Sp

    Why is everyone locked ot?!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)