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

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

by David M. Brewster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780634065408
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 136,848
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Getting Started: Guitar anatomy, fingerboard diagrams, pitch, hand and finger placement, picking and strumming, posture and position, tuning4
Chapter 2How to Read and Interpret the Notation Used in This Book: Chord diagrams, tablature, rhythm notation10
Chapter 3Open-Position Chords: Major Scale: G chord (1), G chord (2), C chord, D chord14
Song 1Amazing Grace18
Song 2Home on the Range19
Chapter 4Open-Position Chords: Minor Scale: Am chord, Em chord, Dm chord20
Song 3The Strumming Song24
Song 4When Johnny Comes Marching Home25
Chapter 5Power Chords: Basic power chords, power chord boogie26
Song 512-Bar Blues Progression31
Song 6AC/DC-Style Rock Progression31
Chapter 6Single-Note Patterns: Major, minor, and combined single-note patterns32
Song 7Extended Single-Note Riff 136
Song 8Extended Single-Note Riff 237
Chapter 7Open-Position Scales: Major, minor, and pentatonic scales in open-position38
Song 9Auld Lang Syne41
Song 10The Sailor's Hornpipe (Popeye's Theme)41
Chapter 8Barre Chords: Open-position, 5-string, and full barre chords, major/minor barre chord comparisons42
Song 11Scarborough Fair46
Song 12Canon in D47
Closing Note47

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