Beginning Guitar: Mastering the Keys (The Jack Petersen Guitar Series). By Jack Petersen. For Guitar (All). Saddle-stitched, Technic. Jack Petersen Guitar Series. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99564).
ISBN 9780786660896. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Reading music is a skill that all musicians should learn regardless of their instrument. This book is designed to eliminate the apprehension guitarists have in regards to reading music written in a variety of keys. In the first few pages, a number of musical symbols and terms are explained. This is followed by etudes and exercises written only in standard notation in the major keys of C, F, B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G, D, and A and the minor keys of A, D, G, C, F, B flat, E, B, and F sharp. Additional musical symbols and terms are gradually introduced throughout the practice pieces with helpful, clear explanations. Chord symbols and diagrams are provided for teacher accompaniment.