Play Guitar

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Overview

Whether you would like to learn songs by Buddy Holly, Radiohead, or Eric Clapton?Play Guitar provides a unique mix of musical arrangements based on rock?n?roll classics and the latest
chart toppers.

The first part of the book offers skillfully arranged and easy-to-understand practice sessions for both novice and experienced guitarists, with sample song arrangements to illustrate techniques such as chord shifting, fretting and rhythm skills. ...

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Overview

Whether you would like to learn songs by Buddy Holly, Radiohead, or Eric Clapton—Play Guitar provides a unique mix of musical arrangements based on rock’n’roll classics and the latest
chart toppers.

The first part of the book offers skillfully arranged and easy-to-understand practice sessions for both novice and experienced guitarists, with sample song arrangements to illustrate techniques such as chord shifting, fretting and rhythm skills. These valuable teaching sessions will enable you to play along to the great guitarists in no time at all! The second part of the book is a valuable reference section, illustrating all the chords introduced during the practice sessions. This section provides an at-aglance reminder and a useful recap of all the essential chord constructions. The key to mastering your guitar is to combine good technique with a secure knowledge of individual notes and chords. Play Guitar focuses on the skills you need, and gives you the inner confidence to play and perfect your favorite songs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435145733
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/25/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2007

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    Good book with some great tips for someone who already has knowledge of the instrument. You've GOT to put out a CD of all the songs with the book, though. Students can't read such complex rhythms very well, and need some audio assistance. Still a good value for the price.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    Not So Much

    Being younger and out of tune with the songs, i found following along with the book hard. It was also hard for me to understand what i was exactly supposed to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2006

    Pretty good book for a beginner

    This is a pretty good book to use if your first learning the guitar. I'm sure if you already had some experience you would find something usefull. For instance the book's lessons contain standard music notation with explanation of the symbols and it also teaches you how to down strum and upstrum. One of my friends who can play Jimmy Buffett songs never learned to read notes, or how to upstrum. He said I'll be better than him one day soon. I've learned to play Wonderwall by Oasis and Zombie by the Cranberries. Some other lessons so far included Wonderful Tonight from Clapton and Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead. I've only been playing the guitar from 2.5 months. Get the book and keep practicing and you'll get the hang of it. Some of the chords are tough at first, but with practice they get easy. It's very important to practice alot to make the finger tips tough to hold the strings down!

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