Play Electric Guitar: From Beginner to Band in 3 Months

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This interactive package (complete with a book, an instructional CD, a wall chart poster, a guitar pick and three sheets of fretboard stickers) equips the novice with everything he or she needs—short of an electric guitar and an amplifier—to become competent to play in a band within three months. The course is divided into twelve weekly lessons. Each lesson outlines the objectives of the week ahead and concludes with one of twelve specially commissioned backing tracks over which the novice can use the newly ...

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Overview

This interactive package (complete with a book, an instructional CD, a wall chart poster, a guitar pick and three sheets of fretboard stickers) equips the novice with everything he or she needs—short of an electric guitar and an amplifier—to become competent to play in a band within three months. The course is divided into twelve weekly lessons. Each lesson outlines the objectives of the week ahead and concludes with one of twelve specially commissioned backing tracks over which the novice can use the newly learned techniques. The book concludes with tips how to get the right sound from a guitar, amplifier and effects, as well as tips on forming a band, playing live and recording. If you've ever wanted to play in the band instead of just watching it, now you can!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312244170
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/22/1999
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 11.53 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Burrows has written or contributed to books and CD-ROMs on subjects as diverse as popular psychology, business and management, general history, the Internet, computer software, pop culture and music. He plays a variety of instruments and has been responsible for nearly forty commercial releases.

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Table of Contents

About this course 6
Equipment 8
Week 1
How to hold your guitar 10
Hand positions 12
Preparing to switch on 14
Simple tuning 16
Tuning to a single pitch 18
Your first chords 20
Changing chords 22
Doubling the strokes 24
Week 2
Picking single notes 26
More open string chords 28
This week's backing track 30
Using voicings 32
Week 3
Time signatures 34
Minor chords 36
This week's backing track 38
Rests and ties 40
Week 4
Note intervals and the major scale 42
Playing other major scales 44
Practising major scales 46
Breaking up the scales 48
Week 5
Barre chords on the 6th string 50
Barre chords on the 5th string 52
Barre chords and rhythms 54
Emphasis with accents 56
Dominant sevenths 58
Major and minor sevenths 60
Week 6
Fingerpicking 62
Playing extended chords 64
Suspended chords 66
Playing the chorus 68
Taking care of your guitar 70
Week 7
Three minor scales 72
Diatonic and pentatonic scales 74
Transposing chords 76
Starting to play lead guitar 78
Playing the rest of the verse 80
Week 8
Ninths, elevenths and thirteenths 82
Hammering 84
This week's backing track 86
Playing riffs 88
Week 9
Bending techniques 90
Soul backing 92
Soloing with vibrato 94
Electronic effects 96
Week 10
Chord relationships and songwriting 98
Adding your own melody 100
Bottleneck guitar 102
Sliding chords 104
Week 11
Altered tunings 106
This week's backing track 108
Further effects 110
Performing 112
Week 12
Fret-tapping 114
This week's backing track 116
Advanced soloing 118
Recording matters 120
Glossary 122
Guide to backing tracks 124
Index 126
Acknowledgements 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2004

    Great for beginners

    Ive been usin this book for about 1 week and i feel like ive learned alot in these last days. It might be very complete for some players but, its great if u r gettin started

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