How to Play Guitar

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Guitar players of all levels will find a wealth of instruction and inspiration in this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide. Whether you want to play pop, folk, country, rock, blues, jazz, classical, or any other style of music, you'll pick up the basic techniques without tedious drills and exercises. Using real music and a step-by-step ...
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Overview

Guitar players of all levels will find a wealth of instruction and inspiration in this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide. Whether you want to play pop, folk, country, rock, blues, jazz, classical, or any other style of music, you'll pick up the basic techniques without tedious drills and exercises. Using real music and a step-by-step approach, How to Play Guitar will teach you how to:

—Choose and buy a guitar
—Tune your instrument correctly
—Read sheet music, guitar music, and tablature
—Play melodies with chords
—Fingerpick
—Master left-hand techniques, including sliding and bending notes
—Transpose melodies from one key to another

How to Play Guitar provides all the help of a private tutor, giving your practice sessions structure, refreshing your skills, and supplying all the expert musical information you need to help you progress as a player.

Author Biography: Roger Evans has helped nearly half a million readers learn to play an instrument on their own. His other books include How to Play Piano and How to Play Keyboards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780241103234
  • Publisher: EMI Music Publishing
  • Pages: 124

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The Guitar 8
Which is the right guitar for you? 10
How to choose and buy your guitar 12
Secondhand guitars 13
Before you buy 14
Taking care of your guitar 16
Starting to play 17
Holding your guitar 18
Playing with a beat 21
Training your fingers 26
How to tune your guitar 27
Tuning hints 30
More Notes and tunes to play 31
Starting to play Chords 34
How to practice 37
Starting to read music 38
Are you playing correctly? 41
More Chords to play--F, Am, Dm, E7 42
Changing Chords 44
More about music 45
Time signatures, dotted notes, tied notes 45
Should you play with a Plectrum? 49
Become your own Bass Player 50
Brush strokes 53
How to play melodies with chords 56
More Chords--G, B7, Em and D 60
Rhythm Guitar Playing 61
How to start Fingerpicking 62
More Advanced Music 67
Eighth notes, sixteenth notes, rests 68
Sharps ([musical sharp]) and Flats ([musical flat]) 70
Natural signs ([musical natural]) 71
Notes up to the 4th fret 73
Music in different Keys 74
Key signatures 74
More Fingerpicking 76
How to play with a Capo 80
Chord and note names at different Capo positions 81
Useful Left-Hand Techniques 82
Hammering-on, pulling-off 82
Sliding notes, bending notes 83
Some 'Classical' Guitar Techniques 84
Plucked chords, arpeggios 84
The rest stroke, free strokes 86
How to become a better guitarist 88
Polish your playing, read music, practice 88
Learn from other guitarists 89
Do you need guitar lessons? 89
Playing higher up the Fingerboard 90
How to work out notes higher up the fingerboard 91
All Notes on the Guitar 92
Chords for every Key 93
Chords higher up the Fingerboard 97
The Barre or Bar 98
Learning to play new music 100
Learning new songs 101
How to read Sheet Music 102
Making up 'intros' and guitar solos from piano parts 103
Reading Guitar Music 104
How to read Tablature 105
Changing Music to other Keys (Transposing) 106
How to transpose chords to another key 106
Transposing melodies 107
Playing by ear 108
Playing fingerpicking and brush strokes by ear 110
Helpful Hints and Friendly Advice 111
Have fun--play guitar with a friend... 111
... or play with a recording of yourself 111
Playing along with records 112
Do you need a new guitar? 112
Buying an 'electric' guitar or amplifier 113
Selling a guitar 113
Playing to an Audience 114
Travelling with your guitar 115
Changing the strings on your guitar 116
Choosing your Steel Guitar Strings 119
How to play Harmonics 120
How to tune with Harmonics 121
Open Tunings 122
The Problem Page 123
Buzzing and rattling noises 123
If strings keep breaking 123
Problems with tuning or staying in tune 123
Are you Left-Handed? 124
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