This book is great for acoustic guitarists who have learned the basics and are ready to take the next step. Beginning with a brief review of reading standard music notation and TAB, this book takes you further into three major areas of study: sounds, grooves and special techniques; theory and improvisation; and alternate tunings. You´ll be introduced to a variety of styles including acoustic funk, New Orleans, gypsy swing, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and more. Master the upper positions of the guitar fingerboard as you learn major scales, triads and pentatonic scales. Greg Horne makes learning fascinating concepts easy and fun as he introduces modes and several alternate tunings. The CD offers play-along opportunities and demonstrates the examples.
This, the third book of a power-packed series, begins with exercises for developing speed and agility. Techniques such as machine gun strums, right-hand muting, slapping, tapping, slap harmonics and tremolo are introduced. You´ll go further into Celtic music, blues, modal improvisation and alternate tunings and learn some world music styles, such as reggae, African/Brazilian, norteno and conjunto. This in-depth, thorough method for intermediate to advanced acoustic guitarists includes a look at more than ten alternate tunings and teaches analysis, counterpoint and voice leading. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing with this book. The CD offers play-along opportunities and demonstrates the examples.
Description This deluxe edition of the world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch includes online access to 48 online audio tracks and 30 minutes of video lessons.The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric Guitar. It is based on years of teaching Guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best Guitar teaching ideas from around the world.Book 1 includes: tuning, playing position, musical symbols, notes in first position, C, G, G7, D, G7, A7 and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, strumming and picking, 100 great songs, riffs and examples.