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Single String Studies for Guitar, Vol. 1: Learning the Guitar Fretboard

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Practicing is more productive and far more fun when you have the help of a tireless friend; in this case your computer. These books are the first of their kind, using the internet as a teaching tool. All the written exercises provided have audio counterparts which can be downloaded from the Internet. Mr. Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, and these books are the result of seventeen years of experience. He has observed his student's most common musical problems, elicited ...
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Overview

Practicing is more productive and far more fun when you have the help of a tireless friend; in this case your computer. These books are the first of their kind, using the internet as a teaching tool. All the written exercises provided have audio counterparts which can be downloaded from the Internet. Mr. Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, and these books are the result of seventeen years of experience. He has observed his student's most common musical problems, elicited their input, and the results are the Bruce Arnold Series of Music Workbooks, addressing both harmonic and rhythmic issues. These books are geared to the seriously dedicated musician, whether beginning or professional, and will provide a lifetime's worth of study and inspiration.

We are very excited about Mr. Arnold's innovative instruction series. We believe that this series of books will help more students and professional musicians to perfect their technique and reading skills through the use of an interactive "practice partner." We know of no other books to compare with them; they are truly a teaching method for the New Millennium!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890944018
  • Publisher: Muse Eek Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 91
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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From Chapter One

This book's purpose it to help a student learn the notes on each string of the guitar. There are some definite right and wrong ways to approach this goal. If you are a beginner at trying to read music on the guitar you will find it most challenging. The guitar is unique in that there are so many places to play the same note. For example, the guitar is one of the few instruments that has five middle C's. Example One shows a middle C on the treble clef. Example two shows the five places this note can be found on the guitar.

You can easily see that this can present a problem for a guitarist. Just to play one note a decision has to be made on which string to use.

To further complicate things the guitar is a transposing instrument sounding one octave below the written note. Therefore if you see a middle C written on the staff you will play the C on the 3rd fret of the A string (see example 3).

Therefore you can see that you are sounding a pitch an octave below any written note when you read guitar music. Many composers do not realize this so you will many times encounter a situation where you have to transpose your part up or down an octave. Just to recap a little, you have 5 actual middle C's pitches on the guitar (see example one) but because the guitar is transposed down one octave you only have one middle C that you play when you read a part written for guitar.

Students find this concept to be quite confusing. Therefore here is one more example. If you are reading a part written for guitar it has been transposed. If you see a C written on the third space of the treble clef you can play this note in five places on the guitar. In reality you are sounding a middle C but your middle C pitch is written on the 3rd space of the treble clef when you are reading guitar music.

From Chapter Two

When you work on the example found in this book do not look at your guitar to find the pitch. One of the main ideas of this book is to get a student proficient at knowing where a note is by feel and not by looking at the fretboard. I recommend playing these exercises with a low single note drone for each key. i.e. if you are in C major record a repeating low C note and use your ear to help you confirm if you are playing the right pitch.

These exercise should be played quite slow to begin with. When you reach Exercise 7 and begin playing notes on any string take advantage of open strings so you can keep your left hand above the 12th fret as much as possible. This will prepare you for the high ledger line notes that show up more often than you probably would like.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Foreword
How to use this book
Single String Exercise One: low E string only
Single String Exercise Two: A string only
Single String Exercise Three: D string only
Single String Exercise Four: G string only
Single String Exercise Five: B string only
Single String Exercise Six: high E string only
All Strings Exercise Seven: all strings
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