The Guitar Chord Composer

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Whether you want to rock out like Jimmy Page or jazz it up like B.B. King, The Guitar Chord Composer makes playing the guitar as easy as humming the ABCs. This mix-and-match instructional guide puts amped-up composing power in your hands.

Each split page has a chord illustration for major, minor, dominant, diminished, and suspended chords and lets you piece them together to come up with an original score. And with 490 individual chords, you ...

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Overview

Whether you want to rock out like Jimmy Page or jazz it up like B.B. King, The Guitar Chord Composer makes playing the guitar as easy as humming the ABCs. This mix-and-match instructional guide puts amped-up composing power in your hands.

Each split page has a chord illustration for major, minor, dominant, diminished, and suspended chords and lets you piece them together to come up with an original score. And with 490 individual chords, you have thousands of possible combinations.

Complete with useful information on reading chord patterns, advice on transitions, and varying degrees of chord difficulty, this book is perfect whether you’re a novice or advanced guitarist. This book provides you with hours and hours of flipping, strumming, and composing fun.

Ernie Jackson is a classical guitarist, musicology scholar, university lecturer, and trainer for Sibelius, the world market leader in software for writing, teaching, and publishing music. With more than 24 years of guitar experience, Jackson is a Ph.D. candidate at City University of New York and an adjunct lecturer at Wagner College.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598698152
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 562,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Guitar anatomy     8
How to hold the guitar     10
Guitar picks and capos     12
Tuning the guitar     14
Basic chord patterns and diagrams     16
Strumming patterns     18
Transitions     20
How to use this book     22
The mix-and-match chords     24
Index     124
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