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Basic Guitar Strumming and Fingerpicking

By Nori Kelley

Guitar (Flatpicking & Fingerpicking) - Beginning
Composed by Nori Kelley. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Value Line. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 40 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98098BCD).

Item Number: MB.98098BCD

ISBN 9780786648016. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book equips the beginner with the basic techniques necessary to succeed in the modern world of music. Numerous strumming patterns are covered, as are several fingerpicking patterns. The student will also learn the basics of chord chart reading, something that will come in handy should they ever find themselves in semi-pro or professional playing situations. This book will benefit anyone who is interested in playing current popular music, including rock, alternative, folk-rock, country & contemporary worship. Also included is a full length 75-minute CD with all 51 exercises from the book, to help the student with areas such as timing and the concept of playing with other musicians. The goal for the student is to play the exercises along with the CD. A must for both beginners and those desiring to improve their basic strumming and fingerpicking skills.

  • G Yer Hare Smells Terrific 
  • Oh Say Can You C 
  • Telling You for D Third Time 
  • And Then There Were Two 
  • Just Move One 
  • Say What? 
  • No Turning Back 
  • Book of Mark 
  • Ode to Two Davids 
  • Jenya & Katya 
  • Looking In The Mirror 
  • Three's Company 
  • Three Stranded Chord 
  • Strike Three 
  • The Hare 
  • The Tortoise 
  • City Lights 
  • Y2K Waltz 
  • Relatively Speaking 
  • Yellow and Gold 
  • Simple Man 
  • Waiting for the Eastern Sky to Shine 
  • Rebekah 
  • In Need of Mercy 
  • Pastoral 
  • Birdsong 
  • Goin' Drivin' 
  • Barbie's Tune 
  • Kry for the Kremlin 
  • 40 
  • The Kitchen Table 
  • The British Invasion 
  • Coriciden Red 
  • Night Vision 
  • Drawn to the Light 
  • The Bride 
  • As We Come Before You 
  • Lazy Day 
  • Hop, Skip & A Jump 
  • Howe Are You? 
  • Rainy Day 
  • The Coming Storm 
  • Just Hangin' Out 
  • Cynthea 
  • OUI 
  • Continental Breakfast 
  • Jesus and the Twelve 
  • Something to Think About 
  • Humble Man 
  • A Loss for Words 
  • 'Till We Meet Again 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

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  • 2009-01-28 00:00:00.0 good starter

    I found this book a very good starter for strumming. it has some good patterns for different tempos 3/4 4/4 etc. and some good basic fingerpicking ideas. great value if you want to have some good fundamentals to strum your favourite songs.

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  • 3

    Jodine Clare-Talbot
    South Africa
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  • 2007-05-18 00:00:00.0 If you can't strum, this is the one for you!

    I bought this book as a help for students who can't strum (or keep time for that matter). The examples and play-along parts are FAB for that.

    22 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    A Prepetual Beginner
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  • 2006-02-18 00:00:00.0 Wonderful and Fun

    Great book for the beginner. Easy to read, fun to play! Provides basic skills while motivating the guitarist to learn. Catchy tunes makes you want to practice for hours! A first for me!

    19 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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