(String Letter Publishing). Add to your repertoire and reinforce your technique with this collection of blues songs. Bring these songs to life by listening to the recordings online, which feature short versions of each piece, played slowly and up to tempo. Includes full guitar parts in standard notation with chords, accompanying parts, and tablature, as well as detailed notes on song origins and arrangements. The audio files are accessed online, for download or streaming, using the unique code inside each book.
âFull of great pictures and illustrations that make guitar easy to understand.â- Marti in Florida
âPerfect for kids! Easy to read, understand and follow.â - Kurt in California
âPerfect beginner's guitar book!â- Chad in South Carolina
âGreat start for kids that want to learn how to master the guitar.â- Maurice in Idaho
âMy son loved this book and I am amazed how quickly he picked up the guitar.â - Jimmy in Colorado
Packed with illustrations that make it easy to understand everything about the guitar, kids of all ages will enjoy reading and learning how to play their guitar with Guitar for Kids A Beginner's Guide.
No complicated lessons on learning to read music. Kids will be playing their first chords quickly and easily with encouraging diagrams that make it easy to know exactly where their fingers should go. Multiple images and illustrations make everything crystal clear. Your child will be playing their guitar in no time.
Pick up a copy of Guitar for Kids: A Beginnerâs Guide today and watch your child play their guitar tomorrow.
(Guitar Educational). Add to your repertoire and reinforce your technique with this collection of traditional, easy-to-play songs for families. Bring 15 beautiful melodies to life by listening to the downloadable audio recordings and then using the transcriptions (in notes, tab & chord diagrams) to practice single-note melodies in open position, basic strums and simple chords. Includes: All the Pretty Little Horses * Happy and You Know It * Make New Friends * Mockingbird * Shoo Fly * This Old Man * and more, with detailed notes on song origins and arrangements for each.
Anyone interested in learning to play acoustic blues guitar can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques and styles. Beginning concepts include basic blues theory, left-hand technique, call-and-response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, and improvisation. For the intermediate player, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar, and 9-bar blues progressions before exploring scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing, jazz blues, and open tunings. The book concludes with advanced techniques including an in-depth look at fingerstyle blues (with lots of pieces in standard, open and alternate tunings), slide guitar technique, pentatonic and blues scale theory and application, modal theory, jazz blues, walking bass lines, popping, and advanced muting techniques. Whether you are starting to learn blues guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Acoustic Blues Guitar Method Complete is all you'll ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
(String Letter Publishing). Whether you're a first-time fingerstylist who's studying with a teacher or on your own, The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method by David Hamburger gives you the detailed, comprehensive instruction you need to improve your skills. This book introduces you to the two most essential fingerstyle approaches for playing American roots music: Travis picking and the steady-bass style. In each lesson, you'll learn new techniques, concepts, and chord voicings along with ways to practice and get them under your fingers. Then you can use what you just learned to play a classic song or solo break from the blues, ragtime, folk, country, and ragtime traditions. 18 In-Depth Lessons, including: Travis Picking Basics, Switching Chords, Eighth Notes and Syncopation, Picking Pattern Fills, Double Stops, and much more. 15 songs to play, including: John Henry * Delia * St. James Infirmary * Nobody's Fault but Mine * Houston Blues * Alberta * and more. Each book includes access to recordings of demonstration tracks of all the exercises and songs. Audio is accessed online using the unique code in each book.
(String Letter Publishing). Delve deep into the world of jazz guitar with this book of 10 extended lessons from master guitarist Sean McGowan. You'll learn vocabulary for soloing over essential jazz forms like the 12-bar blues and rhythm changes, as well as virtually any chord progression you encounter. You'll acquire a broad palette of chord voicings, along with the rhythmic ideas for smart comping. And you'll absorb techniques for playing everything cleanly and efficiently not just for jazz but any style. Lessons include audio downloads and videos, as well as standard notation and tablature, for all examples.
In his friendly, humorous style, Greg Horne makes learning acoustic guitar fun and easy. This revised edition features examples in TAB and standard music notation and a new DVD hosted by guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker. You'll learn how to hold the instrument, play with a pick, count time, read music, and play simple chords. After mastering the basics, you'll be introduced to fingerpicking, barre chords, improvisation, music theory, and a variety of styles including blues, rock, country, and folk. Beginning Acoustic Guitar is a must-have for anyone serious about starting to learn acoustic guitar.
Second Edition Features: * Updated examples in the styles of acoustic guitar masters * New companion DVD demonstrating the examples in the book * Improved instruction on acoustic guitar techniques and theory, covering flatpicking, fingerstyle, and strumming
(Guitar Educational). This book for both acoustic and electric guitarists is designed to be a handy guide to the two most important components of playing: chords and scales. More than just a reference, it will also help you understand how chords and scales are created, named and used, and how they are related to each other. Includes over 1,400 chord diagrams; major, minor, pentatonic, blues and diminished scales; and modes. Teaches how to understand intervals and build major, minor, augmented, diminished and extended chords.