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Knack Guitar for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises and songs in musical notation. By Dick Weismann, who is the author of numerous successful music books and has performed on the Today Show, it covers everything one needs to know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of guitars, care for guitars—and provides the basics of reading guitar music and playing. Lessons are geared toward ...
Knack Guitar for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises and songs in musical notation. By Dick Weismann, who is the author of numerous successful music books and has performed on the Today Show, it covers everything one needs to know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of guitars, care for guitars—and provides the basics of reading guitar music and playing. Lessons are geared toward achievable results, and sidebars address various styles and techniques. Plus, there are a book's worth of play-along audio tracks available for free at knackbooks.com/guitar.
Knack Guitar for Everyone with CD Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Introducing the Guitar Basic Guitars Acoustic Guitars Electric & Miscellaneous GuitarsVintage & Travel Guitars Important Guitar Parts Chapter 2: Purchasing a Guitar Hand Size and Nylon String Guitars Hand Size and Steel String Guitars The Height of the StringsFingernails Filing the Fingernails Chapter 3: Guitar Gear Picks Thumb Picks and Fingerpicks The Capo SlidesSlides and Pick Guards Chapter 4: Care and Tuning Neck Size and Action Changing the Strings Amplifiers Guitars cases and Guitar Stands Electronic TunersGuitar Parts Chapter 5: Holding the Guitar Guitar Straps Standing and Sitting Left Hand Position Right Hand PositionRight Hand Pick Position Chapter 6: Left Hand Basics D Chord A7 ChordChanging Chords-D to A7D to A7 to DChord Changing ProblemsWarped Necks and Truss Rods Chapter 7: Position of the Right HandRight Thumb or PickThe Right Hand Strum in ActionChord Diagrams Changing Chords While StrummingDifferent Rhythms Chapter 8: Tablature and MusicThe Tablature SystemReading TablatureThe Music Staff Reading Music for GuitarRhythmsChords Chapter 9: Skip To My LouD to A7 to DVarious String ThicknessesStrings of Different Materials Skip To My Lou, Part ISkip To My Lou, Par IIG Chord Chapter 10: The First 3 Chord SongChord Changes D-G-A7-DFull G Chord The Thumb and Index StrumDouble Brush StrumFlat Pick Strum Chapter 11: The Right Hand ArpeggioThumb and 3 Fingers TogetherThumb and 3 Fingers, individually“Song” Melody“Song” ArrangementThumb Plays Alternate Bass NotesBackwards Arpeggio Chapter 12: C, F and Simple G7 ChordsC, F and G7 ChordsTroubleshooting the F ChordC-F, G7 –C“Song 2” Melody “Song 2” Arrangement Chapter 13: Waltz Time (3/4) C, F, Full G7 to C New Strum “Knack of the Waltz” Modified Strum Playing the Melody, Fingerstyle Playing the Melody, Pick Style Chapter 14: Introducing the Am Chord C to Am C, Am, F, G7 Chords C, Am, F, G7 in Action Alternating Up and Down Picks Alternating Picking with Chords Chapter 15: The Capo Capos, off Guitar Placing the Capo on the Guitar Partial Capos, Off and On Guitar More On Partial Capos Capo Diagrams Capo Positions Chapter 16: The Key of GFour Chords“Tell Old Bill”“Tell Old Bill’ Chord ChangesCapo at 1st FretCapo at 2nd Fret Chapter 17: Left Hand TricksHammering OnHammersAdditional HammersMore Hammers, 1More Hammers, 2More Hammers, 3Utilizing Hammers Chapter 18: Advanced Hammering OnHammering On, Additional NotesAdditional Hammers G ChordAdditional Hammers, Em ChordAdditional Hammers, C ChordAdditional hammers, D7 ChordMusic using Hammers Chapter 19: Introducing FingerpickingTravis PickingRight Hand PositionsRight Hand Positions, PlayedRight Hand, After PickingCrawdad SongOther Right Hand PatternsOther Possible Travis Patterns Chapter 20: Expanding Your Guitar HorizonsResourcesChord DiagramsSuggested Books, CD’s And Videos