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Complete Rock Guitar Book

Complete Rock Guitar Book composed by Mike Christiansen. For Guitar (Electric). Perfect binding, Methods. Complete. Rock. Multiple Levels. Book/CD/DVD Set. 160 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94560SET).

ISBN 9780786668632. Rock. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The most complete and thorough reference book on rock guitar. Contains detailed teaching on licks, breaks, and fills, playing rhythm patterns and styles, lead scales for soloing, and tricks for building speed and adding color to improvisation. In notation and tablature. The companion CD is a stereo play-along recording featuring the terrific guitar stylings of Mike Christiansen backed by a rock rhythm section. The CD is well over 60 minutes and features excerpts from most of the musical selections presented in the book. Also includes a DVD with 115 minutes of video.

  • Explanation of Notation 
  • Explanation of Special Notation 
  • Time Values 
  • Strumming Notation 
  • Section One/Rhythm Guitar 
  • Introduction 
  • I - Strum Patterns 
  • II - First-Position Power Chords 
  • III - Moveable Power Chords 
  • IV - Combining Power Chords and Bass Notes 
  • V - Combining Power Chords and Scales 
  • VI - Barre Chords 
  • VII - The Blues 
  • VIII - Rock Comping 
  • IX - Arpeggio-Style Accompaniment 
  • X - Doubling the Bass Line 
  • XI - Single-String Rhythms 
  • XII - Four-String Chords and Inversions 
  • Chord Reference Section 
  • Section Two/Lead Scales 
  • I - Slurs 
  • II - Minor Pentatonic Scale (Sixth-String Root) 
  • III - Sequences 
  • IV - Minor Pentatonic Scale (Fifth-String Root) 
  • V - Major Pentatonic Scale (Sixth-String Root) 
  • VI - Major Pentatonic Scale (Fifth-String Root) 
  • VII - Relative Major and Minor Scales 
  • VIII - Blues Scale 
  • IX - Dorian Mode 
  • Section Three/Licks 
  • I - Licks for Minor Chords 
  • II - Licks for Seventh Chords 
  • III - Licks for Another Seventh-Chord Pattern 
  • IV - Licks for One More Seventh-Chord Pattern 
  • V - Licks for Minor Seventh Chords 
  • VI - Licks for Major Chords 
  • VII - Licks for Another Major Chord Pattern 
  • VIII - Combining Scales and Licks 
  • Section Four/Tricks 
  • I - Vibrato 
  • II - Double Stops 
  • III - Harmonics 
  • IV - The Whammy Bar (Vibrato Bar) 
  • V - Arpeggios 
  • VI - Tapping 
  • Rhythm Tracks 

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  • February 09, 2008 The Rock made simple

    Good approach to Rock Guitar, got this one for my daughter, it helped in putting order in her playing style.

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