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Beginning music instruction on the Acoustic Guitar. Designed to take the beginner through the basics of learning the guitar, including rhythm and lead playing. Clearly illustrated with many diagrams, it also contains a complete chord chart and all music is written in both standard music notation and tablature with lyrics and melody lines. The companion audio CD includes 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.
The "First Stage" Guitar Book is for the anxious beginner who desires a direct no frills method to learning how to play guitar without pages and pages of reading before you start putting your fingers on the strings and begin strumming some music right away; it is also a great reference guitar book for those who already play some. Recently revised and updated with more easy to understand guitar learning information.
All instructions are boldly and clearly illustrated in the most easiest to understand finger shapes.
This must have guitar book is a generous welcome addition to better understand all other guitar books you may already have in your learn how to play guitar collection.
The "First Stage" Guitar Book introduces and guides you to learning:
* Clear and bold illustrations of the most commonly played guitar chords for every key in the easiest to play Open & Barre chord shapes, for example, Major, Major 7ths, Major Dominant 7ths, Minor, Minor 7ths, and 9ths
* The absolutely must have Chord Combination Chart which clearly illustrates which chords go with chords in the same key. Practice chord progressions galore in every key. You will enjoy putting your own creations together with this indispensible chord chart
* Simple techniques of changing one chord to other chords of the same root note names by just lifting a finger or two
* Transposing any chord progression to the key that is the most comfortable for your voice
* Power Chords
* How to read and write in Tablature (Tabs)
* A simple method to maintaining a steady rhythm while strumming
* Clear illustrations of every note on the guitar neck fret board and where each note is located in standard notation and sheet music
The coil bind format allows the guitar book to remain flat for easy viewing of both the left and right side of each page.
Special Note: Both The "First Stage" Guitar Book and The "Guitar Book" (red cover) contain the same learning information. Here you have a choice of which cover art you prefer. This text refers to both the Coil Bind and Paperback Editions.
Includes a pre-reading section that allows the student to play songs by reading fret numbers only. Natural notes in first position on strings one, two, and three are presented, along with basic rhythms. Dynamics are also introduced to develop musicianship at an early level. The book is equally adaptable to pick style or classical technique. Includes optional teacher duets with chord names. Rhythmic accuracy is stressed throughout the method.
The #1 Bestselling Guitar Scale Course (also available for Bass Guitar & Spanish), GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications. You Can Be Better! The Easiest and Fastest Way to MASTER YOUR GUITAR. The 1st & Only Method To Expertly teach you every scale, every trick & technique, in every musical key, anywhere on the entire fretboard! We turn Beginners into pro's & make the pro's even better! ***BOOK & CD LAYOUT ***Pages 1-11 BASICS: All the basics a beginner needs to know to read and understand guitar music. Includes TAB explanation, basic notation, the musical alphabet and the guitar, tuning, finger & hand position. ***Pages 12-16 THE FRETBOARD: The entire fretboard, (guitar neck), presented in TAB and standard notation. 3 simple finger positions and 7 patterns are used to teach scales on the entire fretboard of the guitar. ***Pages 17-88 TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS: Every trick and technique that has ever been invented is introduced to the different positions. Starting with the most basic, progressing through intermediate and advanced, these pages introduce every tool of the trade for making music with scales. ***Pages 89-102 MODES & KEY CHANGES: Thoroughly explained, giving you a full understanding of scales, key changes, and modes. Every key of music is presented in TAB and standard notation for the entire fretboard of the guitar. ***Pages 103-176 EXOTIC SCALES FROM ALL CULTURES: Pentatonic, Balinese, Bob, Minor scales, jazz scales, gypsy scales, Spanish scales, ...they are all presented in TAB and traditional notation for the entire fretboard! ***CD SUPPLEMENT: The entire book is narrated and performed on the "GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications" audio CD. ***FREE BOOK TECHNICAL SUPPORT: With the purchase of "GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications" you also gain the author, Mark John Sternal, as a teacher. If you ever have any questions pertaining to the book you can contact MJS Music Publications online. All book questions ar