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Instruction, technique, sound, and style — the ultimate guide to playing the guitar.

The Complete Guitarist is the easiest—to—follow playing manual yet devised. It takes you from the simplest cords and picking out your first tunes to more complex styles and advanced improvisation. It breaks new ground with its all—visual approach to learning fingering, chords, notes, scales, modes, rhythm sequences, soloing , and improvising. More than 100 ...

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Overview

Instruction, technique, sound, and style — the ultimate guide to playing the guitar.

The Complete Guitarist is the easiest—to—follow playing manual yet devised. It takes you from the simplest cords and picking out your first tunes to more complex styles and advanced improvisation. It breaks new ground with its all—visual approach to learning fingering, chords, notes, scales, modes, rhythm sequences, soloing , and improvising. More than 100 guitar makes and models. Over 1,000 computer—generated chord diagrams.

The all-visual approach to learning the guitar, now in paperback. Virtuoso tutor Richard Chapman offers guitar students the benefits of his master classes--in printed form, with more than 1,500 step-by-step, full-color illustrations that help the student perfect fingering, chords, notes, scales, modes, rhythm sequences, soloing, and improvising.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564587114
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/1994
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 8
The Guitar
The guitar timeline 14
The classical guitar 22
Steel-string acoustics 26
Archtop guitars 30
Solid-body electrics 36
Playing the Guitar
Fundamentals 40
Tuning the guitar 42
Playing positions 44
Starting to play 46
Scales and timing 48
Flatpick technique 50
Fingerstyle 52
Basic chords 58
The major scale 60
Chords and scales 64
Major-scale sequences 68
Time values 70
Playing a rhythm 72
Playing the blues 74
The cycle of keys 76
Barre chords 78
Transposing chords 83
Moving chords 84
The modal system 86
Extending chords 89
Chord construction 92
Chord finder 94
Playing major scales 102
Major-scale fingering 104
Full major scale 107
Scale-tone chords 110
Harmonic resolution 112
The minor system 114
Single-note exercises 119
Techniques and effects 122
Chord/scale relationships 124
Modal improvising 128
The pentatonic scale 134
Rock and blues 136
Advanced techniques 138
Comparing structures 141
Jazz progressions 142
Soloing over chords 144
Developing voicings 146
Melody over chords 148
Sequence variations 150
Advanced scales 152
Developing creativity 154
Sound and Amplification
Guitar amplification 158
From jazz to rock 160
Spring reverb 162
Tube sounds 163
The Vox AC30 164
The modern combo 166
The twin reverb 167
Updated classics 168
Rack-mounted systems 170
Studio recording 174
Home recording 178
Glossary of effects 179
Care and maintenance 180
Glossary 186
Index 188
Acknowledgments 192
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    It's got everything

    Before i bought this book, i had been playing for 5 years and always wanted to learn the scales and music theory to become an accomplished guitarist. Although i was motivated, other methods of learning tested my patience until i found this book. I've had The Complete Guitarist for 2 years and i'm already playing the way i've always wanted to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2000

    Yes, Complete !

    This book is great. I bought the spanish edition. (Which I regret, since it cost me 3 times the price you can find it here) I've been playing for 10 years now, And I wish I had bought when I started. Things would have been easier and faster for me. This books covers almost anything a guitarist need to play the guitar. The rest is up to you. Practice and listen to good music !!

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