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Guitar All-in-One For Dummies

by Consumer Consumer Dummies

Wiley | August 3, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Your comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing guitar

Have you always wanted to play the guitar? You can start today with these 8 minibooks. Covering both acoustic and electric guitar, this hands-on resource gives you all the instruction you need to play across multiple genres, whether you''re a beginner or an experienced guitarist. You''ll find plenty of tips for playing easier and more complex pieces - and for composing your own. Plus, you can play along with examples on the bonus CD!

  • Gear up to start playing - understand the different parts of a guitar, find the right guitar for you, string and tune the instrument, and develop basic playing skills
  • Immerse yourself in sounds and technique - play major and minor chords, master left- and right-hand techniques, and play melodies in position and double-stops

  • Get ready to rock! - from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards to The Edge, see how the best play barre chords, hot licks, and sweet leads

  • Play the blues - explore rhythm and lead techniques, signature riffs, blues progressions, and the achievements of great blues guitarists

  • Go classical - learn about the history of classical guitar, combine arpeggios and melody, and sample different genres

  • Practice, practice, practice - try your hand at major scales, minor scales, and chord exercises to rev up stalled skills

  • Write songs and music - check out different song forms, understand modes, and compose with chords

Open the book and find:

  • Plenty of music examples and practice exercises
  • Musical styles and genres through the years

  • Correct hand position and posture

  • Basic playing techniques

  • Standard music notation and tablature

  • Tips for playing up the neck

  • Ways to solo and improvise leads

  • Different fingerstyles to play

  • Accessories for your guitar

  • A comprehensive guitar chord chart

Bonus CD Includes

More than 90 tracks all played by the authors

Songs from different guitar genres

Examples of chord progressions, riffs, and more

Major and minor scale patterns

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 696 pages, 9.3 × 7.42 × 1.44 in

Published: August 3, 2009

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470481331

ISBN - 13: 9780470481332

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Guitar All-in-One For Dummies

by Consumer Consumer Dummies

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 696 pages, 9.3 × 7.42 × 1.44 in

Published: August 3, 2009

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470481331

ISBN - 13: 9780470481332

About the Book

"Guitar All-in-One" "For Dummies" offers a unique experience for beginning and experienced guitarists. This All-In-One includes content from: "Guitar For Dummies, " 2nd Edition "Guitar Exercises For Dummies" "Bass Guitar For Dummies" "Rock Guitar For Dummies" "Blues Guitar For Dummies" "Classical Guitar For Dummies" "Music Theory For Dummies" "Music Composition For Dummies"

Table of Contents

Introduction  1 Book I: Guitar 101  7 Chapter 1: Guitar Anatomy and Tuning 9 Chapter 2: Developing Basic Playing Skills 23 Chapter 3: Buying and Stringing Guitars35 Chapter 4: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature 59 Book II: Sounds and Techniques  75 Chapter 1: Basic Major and Minor Chords 77 Chapter 2: Adding Spice: Basic 7th Chords 95 Chapter 3: The Left Hand: Chord Techniques 107 Chapter 4: The Right Hand: Rhythm Techniques 121 Chapter 5: Playing Melodies in Position and in Double-Stops 139 Book III: Rock Guitar  151 Chapter 1: It’s Only Rock Guitar, but I Like It 153 Chapter 2: All about Amplifi ers 169 Chapter 3: Playing Lead 191 Chapter 4: Groovin’ on Riffs 213 Chapter 5: Playing Up the Neck 225 Chapter 6: Rock Guitar Legends, Styles, and Genres 245 Book IV: Blues Guitar  267 Chapter 1: Blues Meets Guitar: A Match Made in Heaven 269 Chapter 2: Playing Blues Rhythm 279 Chapter 3: Blues Progressions, Song Forms, and Moves 303 Chapter 4: Blues Riffs: The Bedrock of the Blues 325 Chapter 5: Blues Genres: Acoustic, Electric, and Blues-Rock 339 Book V: Classical Guitar  371 Chapter 1: Introducing the Classical Guitar 373 Chapter 2: Playing Easy Pieces in Open Position 395 Chapter 3: Combining Arpeggios and Melody 409 Chapter 4: Classical Guitar Genres: The Renaissance to the 20th Century 429 Book VI: Exercises: Practice, Practice, Practice  445 Chapter 1: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing 447 Chapter 2: Adding M
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Your comprehensive, hands-on guide to playing guitar

Have you always wanted to play the guitar? You can start today with these 8 minibooks. Covering both acoustic and electric guitar, this hands-on resource gives you all the instruction you need to play across multiple genres, whether you''re a beginner or an experienced guitarist. You''ll find plenty of tips for playing easier and more complex pieces - and for composing your own. Plus, you can play along with examples on the bonus CD!

  • Gear up to start playing - understand the different parts of a guitar, find the right guitar for you, string and tune the instrument, and develop basic playing skills
  • Immerse yourself in sounds and technique - play major and minor chords, master left- and right-hand techniques, and play melodies in position and double-stops

  • Get ready to rock! - from Chuck Berry to Keith Richards to The Edge, see how the best play barre chords, hot licks, and sweet leads

  • Play the blues - explore rhythm and lead techniques, signature riffs, blues progressions, and the achievements of great blues guitarists

  • Go classical - learn about the history of classical guitar, combine arpeggios and melody, and sample different genres

  • Practice, practice, practice - try your hand at major scales, minor scales, and chord exercises to rev up stalled skills

  • Write songs and music - check out different song forms, understand modes, and compose with chords

Open the book and find:

  • Plenty of music examples and practice exercises
  • Musical styles and genres through the years

  • Correct hand position and posture

  • Basic playing techniques

  • Standard music notation and tablature

  • Tips for playing up the neck

  • Ways to solo and improvise leads

  • Different fingerstyles to play

  • Accessories for your guitar

  • A comprehensive guitar chord chart

Bonus CD Includes

More than 90 tracks all played by the authors

Songs from different guitar genres

Examples of chord progressions, riffs, and more

Major and minor scale patterns

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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