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The Total Beginning Guitarist

A Fun and Comprehensive Beginning Method Featuring Rock, Blues, and Jazz Styles

By Rich Hinman and Amanda Monaco

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The Total Beginning Guitarist (A Fun and Comprehensive Beginning Method Featuring Rock, Blues, and Jazz Styles). Composed by Rich Hinman and Amanda Monaco. For Guitar. Book; CD; Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. The Total Guitarist. Blues; Jazz; Rock. Beginner. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39381).

ISBN 0739090674. Blues; Jazz; Rock.

The Total Beginning Guitarist teaches everything a novice needs to know to start playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar right away. Even the music lover who has never held a guitar will be playing easy chords and songs immediately. This user-friendly method covers subjects ranging from chord strumming and fingerstyle to basic lead guitar and improvisation. The warm and encouraging style of the authors will motivate even the most casual hobbyist. With a variety of musical styles and a comprehensive, engaging, and thorough approach to learning the guitar, this book & CD kit provides everything a new guitarist will need to begin a fun and fulfilling musical journey.

  • Riff Rock 
  • Stop-Time 
  • Improvising a Solo 
  • Improvising on the 1st and 2nd Strings 
  • A One and-a Two and-a 
  • Improvising on the 3rd and 4th Strings 
  • Song for Ewe 
  • Improvising on the 5th and 6th Strings 
  • Dotted Quarter Notes 
  • Ooh La La 
  • The Major Scale and Its Use in Improvisation 
  • C Major Scale Etude 
  • Song of Major 
  • Basic Music theory 
  • The Musical Alphabet 
  • Half and Whole Steps 
  • Enharmonic Equivalents 
  • The Musical Alphabet on the Guitar 
  • More on the Major Scale 
  • How Chords Are Built 
  • Keys 
  • I, IV, V---The Primary Chords 
  • More Power Chords 
  • Root-6 Power Chords 
  • Simple Riff 
  • Root-5 Power Chords 
  • Swamp Thing 
  • Dissatisfied 
  • Basic Lead Guitar 
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • A Minor Pentatonic Solo 
  • Comping  
  • Turnaround-a-Roo 
  • Turnaround-a-Two 
  • More Chords and Chord Progressions 
  • The ii-V-I Progression 
  • The I-vi-ii-V Progression 
  • The iii-vi-ii-V Progression 
  • Soloing Over a 12-Bar Blues---Revisited 
  • A Minor Blues Too 
  • Fingerstyle 
  • Sunday Picnic 
  • Scarborough Fair---Melody 
  • Scarborough Fair---Fingerstyle Accompaniment 
  • Moveable Chords 
  • Barre Chords 
  • The E-Form Barres 
  • The A-Form Barres 
  • Lessons Learned 
  • Intervals 
  • Chord Theory 
  • Major and Minor Triads 
  • Diminished and Augmented Triads 
  • 7 Chords 
  • Extended Chords 
  • Chord Encyclopedia 
  • Guitar Fretboard Chart 
  • Conclusion 
  • About the Authors 
  • Introduction 
  • Buying a Guitar 
  • Parts Of The Guitar 
  • Two Positions for Playing the Guitar 
  • Left-Hand Technique 
  • Right-Hand Technique  
  • Tuning the Guitar 
  • String Names and Numbers 
  • Methods of Tuning 
  • First Chords and First Songs 
  • Time Signatures, Measures, and Beats 
  • In Shallow Water 
  • The Big Switch 
  • Freddie's Bounce 
  • The C Chord and a New Rock Song 
  • Three-in-One 
  • The 12-Bar Blues 
  • 12-Bar Blues 
  • Two New Chords and Another 12-Bar Blues 
  • Another Three-Chord Tune 
  • 12-Bar Blues in A 
  • Your Next Two Chords: CMaj7 and Amin7 
  • CMaj7-Amin7-Dmin-G7 (or, How to Play 80% of All Jazz Tunes) 
  • Soulful Heart 
  • Two New Chords: A7 and E7 
  • Careful 
  • The New Blues 
  • Basic Rhythm and Strumming 
  • Quarter Strums Review 
  • Eighth Strums 
  • Strumming Eighths on A 
  • Nostalgia 
  • Triplets 
  • Swing Eighths 
  • Swing Blues 
  • Minor Chords and a New Strum 
  • On the Way to Heaven 
  • Combining Quarter and Eighth Strums 
  • E Minor Strum 
  • Allow It to Happen 
  • Variations on the 12-Bar Blues 
  • Country Blues  
  • The Bass-Strum Pattern 
  • Bass-Strum Blues 
  • Minor Blues 
  • A Minor Song 
  • Reading Tablature 
  • Yankee Doodle 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad 
  • An Introduction to Rock Playing 
  • Power Chords 
  • Power Chord Exercise 
  • A New 12-Bar Blues 
  • Rock Blues 
  • Rock Riffs 
  • Rock Riff 1 
  • Rock Riff 2 
  • Power Chords and the Blues 
  • Simple Shuffle 
  • Shufflin' 
  • A Word About Improvisation 
  • E String Jam 
  • Pitch 
  • Rhythm in Standard Notation 
  • Notes on the 1st String 
  • Quarter Notes 
  • 1st String Exercise---No. 1 
  • 1st String Exercise---No. 2 
  • Whole notes 
  • Whole Rests 
  • The Whole Truth 
  • ...And Nothing But 
  • Notes on the 2nd String 
  • Half Notes 
  • Quarter Rests 
  • I've Been Told 
  • I've Been Told Some More 
  • Half Rests 
  • Two-Step Shuffle 
  • Shave and a Haircut 
  • Open Hands 
  • High Lonesome 
  • Notes on the 3rd String 
  • Four, No More 
  • Rest easy 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • 3rd String Exercise 
  • Nappin' 
  • Eighth-Note Rock 
  • Notes on the 4th String 
  • Ties 
  • Along The Road 
  • Up the Road 
  • Eighth Rests 
  • Spang-Spang-a-Lang 
  • Five, Six, Seven, Eight 
  • Dotted Half notes 
  • Caveman 
  • Blues Solo 
  • Notes On The 5th String 
  • Song for Fonzie 
  • Song for Whole and Half 
  • Pickup Notes 
  • Riffin' on the 5th 
  • St. Louis Blues 
  • Accidentals 
  • Accidental Exercise 
  • 12-Tone Tune 
  • Notes on the 6th String 
  • Baby 
  • Bass Is the Place 
  • Funky 

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