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The Guitar Style Resource

A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz

By Raleigh Green

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A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Heavy Metal to Jazz. Composed by Raleigh Green. Book; CD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Style Resource Series. Funk; Jazz; Metal; Rock. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39292).

Item Number: AP.39292
ISBN 0739089080. Funk; Jazz; Metal; Rock.

You've learned the basics of guitar, so now it’s time to explore new styles and techniques to help you become a well-rounded and more knowledgeable player. With The Guitar Style Resource, you will be exposed to a variety of musical influences that will help you create a unique, original, and exciting sound. Using examples based on actual songs, you will learn the essential elements of various styles. Learn about important players and understand what goes into creating a great guitar part. Dig in and explore new concepts that will unleash your inner musical potential. The included CD clearly demonstrates the musical examples in the book.

* Explore a wide variety of styles from rock and reggae to classical and funk
* Learn about the styles and recordings of pioneering players
* Master techniques such as fingerstyle, palm muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bending
* Covers acoustic and electric guitar technique
* Includes sample licks and tips on soloing.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Basic Notation and Theory 
  • CHAPTER ONE: The Guitar Styles Toolbox 
  • Lesson 1: Simplifying the Fretboard 
  • Lesson 2: The Octave Pattern 
  • Lesson 3: The CAGED System 
  • Lesson 4: Simplifying the CAGED System 
  • Lesson 5: Movable Fretboard Shapes 
  • Lesson 6: Using Scale Degrees to Build Chords 
  • CHAPTER TWO: Rock Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Palm Muting 
  • Lesson 2: Rock Chords 
  • Muting and Barring on the Fretboard 
  • Lesson 3: Rock Chord Shapes 
  • Lesson 4: Rock Chord Progressions 
  • Voice-Leading Labyrinth 
  • Three-String Strum 
  • Sweet Molasses 
  • Lesson 5: Rock Chord Embellishments 
  • Frost 
  • Lesson 6: Soloing in a Rock Style 
  • CHAPTER THREE: Blues Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Roman Numerals 
  • Lesson 2: The 12-Bar Blues 
  • Basic 12-Bar Blues 
  • The Chile's Gone 
  • Lesson 3: The Blues Shuffle 
  • The Troubled 8-Bar Shuffle 
  • Stevie's Shuffle 
  • Lesson 4: The 12/8 Blues 
  • Cloudy Day Blues 
  • Lesson 5: Soloing in a Blues Style 
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Acoustic Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Slash Chords and the Bass/Strum 
  • Afternoon Again 
  • Absolutely 
  • Lesson 2: The Quintessential Strum 
  • Half a Strum to Play 
  • A Twist of Lime 
  • Lesson 3: The Muted Strum 
  • Fret-Hand Mute 
  • Take a Seat 
  • Moments Like Those 
  • Flap 
  • Lesson 4: Tricky Strumming Simplified 
  • Lesson 5: Acoustic Soloing 
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Fingerstyle Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Pick Your Variation 
  • Lesson 2: Fingerpicking Potential 
  • Passenger Pigeon 
  • Lesson 3: Travis Picking 
  • Travis Rag 
  • Lesson 4: Melodic Fingerpicking 
  • Fingerpicking Paradise 
  • CHAPTER SIX: Classical Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Posture and Positioning 
  • Lesson 2: Classical Fingerpicking 
  • Lesson 3: The Renaissance and Baroque Periods 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude) 
  • Minuet In G 
  • Lesson 4: The Classical Period 
  • Etude in A Minor 
  • Allegro In G 
  • Prelude in C 
  • Lesson 5: Flamenco Guitar 
  • Rapid Rasgueados 
  • Flamenco Fingers Flying 
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: Metal and Shred Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Metal Rhythm 
  • Lesson 2: Tremolo Picking 
  • Lesson 3: Drop D and Odd-Time Riffs 
  • Lesson 4: Neo-Classical Metal 
  • Malmsteen Madness 
  • Lesson 5: Shredding Tricks 
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: Reggae and Ska Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Reggae Chord Voicings 
  • Lesson 2: Reggae Rhythm Chops 
  • Lesson 3: Single-Note Syncopations 
  • Rastafari Police 
  • Lesson 4: Third Wave Ska 
  • Don't Come Toasting 
  • More Than Inspired 
  • Dr. Bosstone 
  • Sub-Lime 
  • Reel Big Sale 
  • CHAPTER NINE: Funk Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Single-Note Funk Lines 
  • Funky Strut 
  • Lesson 2: The Chicken Scratch 
  • Feeling Funky 
  • Lesson 3: Building Chord Extensions 
  • Lesson 4: Funky Rhythm Guitar 
  • Theme Park Funk 
  • Bag of Potatoes 
  • Funk Machine 
  • Super Funky 
  • CHAPTER TEN: Jazz Guitar 
  • Lesson 1: Jazz Chord Progressions 
  • How New the Key 
  • Chords in the Afternoon 
  • Some Keys You Play 
  • Lesson 2: Soloing Over ii-V-I Progressions 
  • Lesson 3: Jazz Blues & Walking Bass 
  • Bop Blues Stroll 
  • Lesson 4: Soloing Over a Jazz Blues 
  • Bebop Blues Solo 
  • Lesson 5: Jazz Chord Inversions 
  • Fall Inversions 
  • Lesson 6: Adding Color to Your Chords 
  • Lesson 7: Latin Jazz 
  • How Syncopated 
  • Lesson 8: Modal Jazz 
  • Modal Impression 
  • Lesson 9: Modal Jazz Soloing 
  • Tonal Modal 
  • Lesson 10: Jazz Soloing Strategies 
  • Maybe 
  • Outward Inclination 
  • Yellow Noon 
  • Not Just Acquaintances 
  • Conclusion 
  • Guitar Fretboard Chart 

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