Topics covered include: turnarounds, bottleneck techniques, blue notes, open G tuning, right-hand techniques, blues licks and phrases, authentic blues rhythms, harmonics, and more. Includes complete transcriptions of "Terraplane Blues," "Moon Goin' Down," and "Rhythm in the Blues."
Tap into the purity of the acoustic guitar while you put the pedal to the metal and SHRED! Master shredder Joshua Craig Podolsky covers all the most important techniques and concepts, including shred rhythms, how to develop speed and dexterity, scales and fingerings, patterns and sequences, arpeggios, chromaticism, and tremolo picking. He also provides lots of fun examples, licks, and etudes to play in standard music notation and TAB. Easy-to-read neck diagrams make learning scales and arpeggios effortless. Joshua's approach encourages the player to focus on technique, phrasing, and other musical concepts that might otherwise get lost when playing a distorted, effects-laden electric guitar. The accompanying CD features inspiring demonstrations played with jaw-dropping speed. Shredding Acoustic Guitar is a must-have for any serious shredder and will lead you to pure and straightforward shredding on the acoustic guitar that will impress musicians and audiences alike.
Features: * Loads of scales, modes, patterns, and sequences designed specifically for the acoustic guitar * Amazing arpeggios and licks * Lots of acoustic shredding tips * Blazing chromatic lines and etudes * Tremolo picking with one-string modal scales * How to develop speed and dexterity
"Joshua Craig Podolsky's book gives players at all levels the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of theory and also discover some new things. Josh's book will play an important role in helping young guitarists to develop their own unique style as players and songwriters."---K. K. Downing (Lead guitarist, Judas Priest)
"Josh is an extremely versatile guitarist and captivating songwriter. This book lays out the methods he uses to help guitarists at any stage become more proficient at their craft."---David Ellefson (Bassist, Megadeth)
About the Author An in-demand session musician, teacher, composer, and producer, Joshua Craig Podol
This book teaches you how to play right-hand arpeggio patterns. With over 200 music exercises and performance pieces, Right-Hand Arpeggio Studies for Acoustic Guitar is a must for all serious fingerpicking and classical guitarists. Written for both the student and advanced player, the book includes all the main arpeggio patterns with music examples and detailed technical information. Learn the concepts of sympathetic movement, alternation, and string crossing with exciting musical pieces that teach you these techniques
Al Petteway is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer known for masterful compositions that blend Celtic elements, open tunings, and world percussion. This books features the tune "Sligo Creek" from the soundtrack of the acclaimed Ken Burn's PBS documentary "The National Parks."
This book is part of 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 a valuable selection of interesting chords, scales, rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle pieces in a range of styles. There are also chapters on musical knowledge and accompaniment techniques, plus aural exercises to develop your musical abilities making it ideal for early stage and intermediate level players. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.
(Music Sales America). Woody Mann's teaching method for acoustic blues guitar is exactly what every aspiring blues player needs. Using his vast first-hand knowledge of the genre he has written a selection of pieces that present different blues styles into individual performances which make their essential techniques accessible as never before. The 51 instrumentals featured include many styles of acoustic blues that span ragtime, Mississippi Delta open-tuning numbers and the folk-blues sounds of the Carolinas. The book includes a dropcard with an access code to downloadable audio.
(String Letter Publishing). Learn to play guitar the fun and easy way, right from the beginning! Whether your passions lie in rock, jazz, fingerstyle, blues, or any other style of music, the lessons in The Beginner's Guide to Guitar will introduce you to chords, melodies, and rhythmic patterns you need to start playing today. With this pack you'll learn: to play simple, three- and four-note chords; the notes on the guitar's strings; to strum new rhythm patterns; how to play 32 fun, easy songs arranged for two guitars, complete with tab.
(String Letter Publishing). Learn the basics of acoustic rock guitar in these 12 easy-to-follow lessons. Featuring instruction on simple chord embellishments; creative uses of major, minor & pentatonic scales; and versatile techniques for playing rhythm, riffs & backup, this book is your guide to sounding like Neil Young, Dave Matthews, the Eagles, and many more of your favorite acoustic rock artists. Features exercises, riffs and full songs to play, with audio downloads for all. In standard notation and tab, with chord diagrams.
(Musicians Institute Press). Take your acoustic playing outside of the box with extended techniques for classical and fingerstyle guitar. This innovative book with online audio features an in-depth exploration into a variety of tapping, slapping, and percussion methods. Includes loads of exercises, helpful tips and compositional studies, plus 99 demo tracks. Teaches: tapping basics, single line tapping, intervallic & polyphonic tapping, slapping basics, slapping lines, percussion basics, rudiments, additional techniques, compositional studies, standard notation and tablature, and much more!