Learn to play guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about various guitar types and the sounds they create, how to care for your very own guitar, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation and tablature. You will then move right along to playing different notes, chords, scales, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and TAB. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz and Folk. Near the end of the book, you will be introduced to advanced tablature techniques such as bends, slides, and palm muting, which will help you color your musical creations with your own unique, rockin' style.The book features the following helpful resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Tablature licks
* Dictionary of tablature techniques
* Guitar note chart
* Magic chord accompaniment guide
* Guitar fingerboard chart The accompanying CD provides a helpful reference for play-along and practice. Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
Chords are listed alphabetically and chromatically for easy reference with 36 different chords listed for each key. With chapters on chord theory, intervals, chord construction and use of chords and rhythms in various styles of music, your chord vocabular
Anyone with a knowledge of basic chords and guitar scale fingerings can dig right in and start learning to play jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way up to extended chords and the modes, this book features a ful
The Guitar Tabsongs series is arranged for the beginning/intermediate guitarist. The arrangements can be easily played on nylon or steel string guitar and are written in standard notation and tablature. Perfect for anyone looking to increase their popular music instrumentals with great-sounding arrangements that are easy to play.Fourteen classic rock favorites: Both Sides Now * California Dreamin' * Desperado * Hotel California * Killing Me Softly with His Song * Layla * Lyin' Eyes * Mr. Bojangles * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down * Oh, Pretty Woman * Proud Mary * Tears in Heaven * Vincent * Wonderful Tonight.
This special edition combines the complete 21st Century Guitar Method 1 with two of its most popular supplementary volumes: Guitar Theory 1 and Guitar Song Trax 1. A CD containing all the music examples and complete instruction is inc