Progressive Rhythm Guitar
A great way to learn a new instrument at home, with a teacher, or in a group, this progressive guitar rhythm lesson book can teach the newest of learners the basics of guitar playing with rhythm patterns! This book starts with the basics of music theory like holding a pick, naming the strings, learning guitar anatomy, correcting posture, playing chords, keeping tempo, learning basics of strumming patterns, etc. and sequentially progresses to intermediate playing and techniques like playing different genres, playing in different keys, playing music lines with chords, playing with a capo, keeping rhythm and strumming patterns, etc. Included with the book are links to online video and audio access, as well as a poster chart that visually shows the notes on the fretboard with common chords, common rhythm patterns, and more. Can be used with six string guitars such as solid body electric and steel string acoustic guitars. This book has a total of 54 lessons, plus appendixes in the back. 112 pgs, pb. ~ Brianna
A comprehensive, lesson by lesson method covering all aspects of rhythm guitar with special emphasis on rock styles, rhythm patterns and techniques, playing in a group, chord substitution, reading sheet music and theory as it relates to the rhythm guitarist.
These musical instruction books - although not geared towards young kids - are aimed directly at the beginner. No prior guitar experience is necessary, as these books start you right at the beginning and advance you to a professional playing level. In Book One, you will get an introduction to the guitar, learn notes on all six strings, how to read music, picking techniques, basic music theory, and of course plenty of well-known, traditional pop/rock, folk, and blues songs. In the additional books, you'll learn more about keys, scales, chords, and of course, many more songs to practice with! The supplemental songbook contains over 70 familiar songs and can be used alone or in conjunction with Guitar Method Book 1. CDs accompany the books so you can easily hear the tunes or practice along with them. TheProgressive Guitar Method Book 1: Deluxe Color Edition provides lesson by lesson instruction like the other books in this series, but it comes with additional features including a chord chart, 2 DVDs (demonstrating the songs being played in the book, with multiple screen angle views), an audio CD, and a DVD-ROM with over 270 video and audio files for your PC, Mac, iPod, or MP3 player. While these are for the beginner, they should also be used by someone who is more serious about learning the guitar. - Melissa