(Fretted). Enrich your playing with the expressive, dynamic, symphonic textures of solo fingerstyle guitar. With the guidance of master teachers, you'll learn to build simple melodies into complete guitar arrangements, understand fingerings that will bring intimidating chords within your reach, and put you at ease with country blues, classical techniques, Celtic music and more! The online audio features all the music played slowly then up to tempo by the teachers. Includes 11 songs to play, and standard notation and tab.
(String Letter Publishing). David Hamburger's supplementary chord book for the Acoustic Guitar Method is a must-have resource for guitarists who want to build their chord vocabulary! Starting with a user-friendly explanation of what chords are and how they are named, this book presents chords by key in all 12 keys, offering both open-position and closed-position voicings for each common chord type. Also includes info on barre chords, using a capo and much more.
This book is the second volume in a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors. This volume includes basic chords, scales, strumming patterns, simple but attractive well-known melodies and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities making it ideal for novice players, whether children or adult beginners. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.
(Guitar Method). A complete collection of all three Acoustic Guitar Method books in one volume! Learn how to play guitar with the only beginning method based on traditional American music that teaches you authentic techniques and songs. Beginning with a few basic chords and strums, you'll start right in learning real music drawn from blues, folk, country and bluegrass traditions. You'll learn how to find notes on the fingerboard, expand your collection of chords by learning songs in various keys, and learn different kinds of picking patterns. When you're done with this method series, you'll know dozens of the tunes that form the backbone of American music, using a variety of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques. Songs include: Bury Me Beneath the Willow * Delia * Frankie and Johnny * The Girl I Left Behind Me * House of the Rising Sun * Ida Red * In the Pines * Little Sadie * Man of Constant Sorrow * Sally Goodin * Scarborough Fair * Will the Circle Be Unbroken? * and many more. Accompanying audio examples are all available for download!
The Icons of Rock series provides a solid foundation and understanding of your instrument, the Smart Way! Learning Acoustic Guitar is a detailed course into playing the guitar, designed to take absolute beginners into intermediate levels, lesson by lesson. This book comes complete with over 2-1/2 hours of DVD instruction with Charles Sedlak and Greg Douglass. Section 1: Learning Acoustic Guitar with Charles Sedlak: Charles Sedlak is an international recording and touring artist. Charles was one of six students selected in the Christopher Parkening s once a year Master Class, and is a recipient of a Ph.D in music education. In this section you will master: Reading Music Notation, Open Chords, Arpeggios, Chord Matching Formulas Reading Tablature, Strumming, Techniques, Chord Progressions, Barre Chords, and more! Section 2: Acoustic Fingerstyle with Greg Douglass Greg is a multi-platinum recording artist who has performed and recorded with such Icons of Rock as the Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Greg Kihn, Van Morrison, and many others. In this section you will discover: Building Melody, Alternate Fingerings, Travis Picking, Playing Rhythm and Lead Alternating Bass Notes, Improvisation Bending Notes, Finger Picking Rolls, and more!
(String Letter Publishing). Learn to create dynamic accompaniment parts in any setting with this ultimate guide for any guitarist who wants to go beyond playing the same patterns in song after song. Author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers shares the secrets of effective accompaniment in any style. Through 20 easy-to-follow lessons, you'll learn to: deepen your grooves, discover new chord shapes and picking styles; explore alternate tunings and partial capos; and more. With this book and its downloadable video files, you will expand your toolkit and develop fresh and varied guitar parts to make songs shine!
(Guitar Educational). Explore the essential songs of bluegrass and country guitar as played by Maybelle Carter and Jimmie Rodgers, and carried on by masters like Tony Rice, Norman Blake and Bryan Sutton. These ten lessons teach the basics of rhythm, from the classic boom-chuck to bass runs and embellishments, as well as how to flatpick melodies and solos. Features exercises, licks and full songs in notes & tab, with demos of everything on the CD.
(Guitar Collection). Add to your repertoire with this collection of traditional, easy-to-play holiday classics. You'll practice and reinforce the techniques you've learned in The Acoustic Guitar Method, Book One . Bring these beautiful melodies to life by listening to the companion audio online and then using the transcriptions to practice single-note melodies in open position, basic downstroke strums, and simple chords. Songs: Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Deck the Halls * Silent Night * The First Noel * Away in a Manger * O Christmas Tree * O Come All Ye Faithful * Hark! The Herald Angels Sing * It Came upon a Midnight Clear * What Child Is This? * We Three Kings of Orient Are * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Angels We Have Heard on High * We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Includes tab, lyrics, and notes on the song origins and arrangements.
(String Letter Publishing). Learn the art of fingerstyle jazz guitar with these 12 insightful lessons. With chapters aimed at building chord vocabulary, separating bass and melody voices, and improvisation in the style of jazz guitar greats like Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, this book is your guide to building and playing great solo guitar arrangements of songs from the classic jazz-standard repertoire. Complete with jazz interpretations of traditional songs. Lessons include audio downloads, standard notation and tablature for all examples and songs, and much more.
The Acoustic Guitar Primer Book for Beginners is a detailed instructional course and songbook for beginning guitarists. This step by step method was designed to take the absolute beginner through the basics of playing both rhythm and lead on acoustic guitar. Start off by learning beginning concepts like parts of the guitar, proper playing position, strumming, chords, and how to read guitar tabs. Later you will learn how to play easy folk songs and then more advanced country and bluegrass songs and techniques.
Also included is a complete chord chart and all music is written in both standard music notation and tablature with lyrics and melody lines. The supplemental online access features an hour of video instruction and audio practice tracks for all 18 songs played at three speeds along with an acoustic band, including vocals. The songs include Tom Dooley, Worried Man Blues, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Dark Hollow, Amazing Grace, Pallet On Your Floor, Way Downtown, Wabash Cannonball, and others. This is the perfect course for the beginning acoustic guitar student.