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Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Complete Method. Rock. Book & CD. Published by Alfred Music (AP.34346).

Item Number: AP.34346

ISBN 0739066358.

Anyone interested in learning to play rock guitar can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include rock theory, left-hand technique, improvising with the pentatonic scales, power chords, rhythm guitar, and licks in the styles of such greats as Chuck Berry, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and more. For the intermediate player, this book can help with harmonization to triads, chord embellishment, composite scales, and improvising with the modes. The book concludes with advanced techniques including pentatonic extensions, the major and harmonic minor scales, arpeggios, and technique-expanding exercises on legato playing, speed picking, intervallic playing, tapping, sweep-picking, and bending. Whether you are starting to learn rock guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Rock Guitar Method Complete is all you will ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • CHAPTER 1---GETTING STARTED 
  • The Guitar Fingerboard 
  • Tuning 
  • Music Notation 
  • Reading TAB, Scale and Chord Diagrams 
  • Roman Numerals 
  • Some Terms and Signs 
  • Triads 
  • Basic Diatonic Harmony 
  • Other Commonly Used Chords 
  • Summary of the Basic Chord Group 
  • Basic Chord Forms 
  • Rhythm Guitar 
  • Left-Hand Damping 
  • Slash Chords 
  • Movable Chords 
  • Principle Chords (I, IV and V) on the Fingerboard 
  • Rhythm & Blues Patterns 
  • CHAPTER 7---MORE MINOR PENTATONICS 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering 2 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering 3 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering 4 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering 5 
  • Minor Pentatonic Connections 
  • The Entire Minor Pentatonic System 
  • CHAPTER 8---THE BLUES 
  • The Twelve-Bar Blues 
  • Open String Shuffle and Rhythm Riffs 
  • Blues Scales 
  • The Entire Blues Scale System 
  • CHAPTER 9---THE MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE 
  • Relative Pentatonic Scales 
  • The Five Major Pentatonic Fingerings 
  • Sliding E Major Pentatonic 
  • Major Pentatonic Connections 
  • Major Pentatonic Licks 
  • The Entire Major Pentatonic System 
  • APPENDIX A---Suggested Songs for Practice 
  • APPENDIX B---Guitarists to Hear 
  • Basic Technique 
  • CHAPTER 2---ROCK THEORY 
  • The Major Scale 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Cycle of 5ths 
  • Numbering (Spelling) 
  • CHAPTER 3---POWER CHORDS 
  • Power Chord Examples 
  • Pedal Tones and Palm Muting 
  • Power Chord Riffs 
  • CHAPTER 4---THE MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE 
  • Improvisation 
  • The Minor Pentatonic Formula 
  • Using the Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering 1 
  • Practicing the Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • CHAPTER 5---LEFT HAND TECHNIQUES 
  • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs  
  • Slides 
  • Vibrato  
  • Bending 
  • CHAPTER 6---CHORDS AND RHYTHM GUITAR