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The New Basics -- Rock Guitar

A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn

By Joe Bouchard

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Guitar - Beginner
A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn. Composed by Joe Bouchard. Book; CD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. The New Basics. Rock. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39253).

Item Number: AP.39253
ISBN 073908884X. Rock.

Learning to play guitar is not about studying---it’s about playing---so it should be FUN! If you’re looking to rock out, do you want to spend hours trying to figure out how to read music, and then plunk away at "The Old Gray Mare?" We didn’t think so. No, we think you should play right away, first by learning basic chords and tunes before tackling any music reading or theory. Then, you’ll learn lead guitar techniques, power chords, scales, improvisation, and other exciting rock guitar concepts. In short, this is not your dad’s guitar method. Pick up that guitar, open this book, and PLAY!

  • About this Book 
  • About the Author 
  • Parts Of The Guitar 
  • Buying a Guitar 
  • Plugging In 
  • Holding Your Guitar 
  • Learning the Neck 
  • Tuning Your Guitar 
  • Using the CD to Tune 
  • Tuning the Guitar to Itself 
  • Electronic Tuners 
  • The Right Hand 
  • Using a Pick 
  • Your First Picking Exercise 
  • Reading Chord Boxes 
  • The Left Hand 
  • The E Major Chord 
  • The D Major Chord 
  • Rhythmic Notation 
  • Dig in the Chords 
  • The A Major Chord 
  • Talking 'Bout My Baby 
  • Two-String Talking 'Bout My Baby 
  • The C Major Chord 
  • Four-Chord Rock 
  • To Read or Not to Read? 
  • The Basics of Standard Music Notation 
  • Reading Tablature (TAB) 
  • Notes on the Low E (6th) String 
  • Notes on the A (5th) String 
  • Notes on the D (4th) String 
  • Laying It Low 
  • Notes on the G (3rd) String 
  • Notes on the B (2nd) String 
  • Notes on the E (1st) String 
  • Brotherhood 
  • Left-Hand Technique 
  • Power Chords 
  • 6th-String-Root Power Chords 
  • Ties 
  • 5th-String-Root Power Chords 
  • Shakin' the Rafters 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Lead and Alchemy 
  • Left-Hand Workout 
  • Strength and Stamina 
  • Minor Chords 
  • Blues Rhythm Guitar Pattern 
  • Got the Blues in My Shoes 
  • Scales 
  • The Major Scale 
  • The Saints Go Rockin' In 
  • The Natural Minor Scale 
  • Dark Nights on the Mountain 
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Improvisation 
  • Panic on the Blues Highway 
  • Got the Blues in My Shoes Again 
  • Bent Notes 
  • Hammer-ons 
  • Pull-offs 
  • A Tricky Combination 
  • Movable Chords 
  • E-Major-Shape Barre Chords 
  • A-Major-Shape Barre Chords 
  • You Got Me Rockin' 

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A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn

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A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn

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