Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Overview

(Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It ...
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Overview

(Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today's most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It also: covers power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills; includes lesson examples and song excerpts in a variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more; familiarizes the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, hand and finger positions, and guitar anatomy by way of easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations; provides complete, concise explanations while keeping text to a minimum; and prepares the student for the option of further guitar instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780634065408
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 138,912
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 11.88 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started: Guitar anatomy, fingerboard diagrams, pitch, hand and finger placement, picking and strumming, posture and position, tuning 4
Chapter 2 How to Read and Interpret the Notation Used in This Book: Chord diagrams, tablature, rhythm notation 10
Chapter 3 Open-Position Chords: Major Scale: G chord (1), G chord (2), C chord, D chord 14
Song 1 Amazing Grace 18
Song 2 Home on the Range 19
Chapter 4 Open-Position Chords: Minor Scale: Am chord, Em chord, Dm chord 20
Song 3 The Strumming Song 24
Song 4 When Johnny Comes Marching Home 25
Chapter 5 Power Chords: Basic power chords, power chord boogie 26
Song 5 12-Bar Blues Progression 31
Song 6 AC/DC-Style Rock Progression 31
Chapter 6 Single-Note Patterns: Major, minor, and combined single-note patterns 32
Song 7 Extended Single-Note Riff 1 36
Song 8 Extended Single-Note Riff 2 37
Chapter 7 Open-Position Scales: Major, minor, and pentatonic scales in open-position 38
Song 9 Auld Lang Syne 41
Song 10 The Sailor's Hornpipe (Popeye's Theme) 41
Chapter 8 Barre Chords: Open-position, 5-string, and full barre chords, major/minor barre chord comparisons 42
Song 11 Scarborough Fair 46
Song 12 Canon in D 47
Closing Note 47
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