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Guitar From Scratch

By Bruce Emery

Guitar - elementary
Composed by Bruce Emery. An introduction to chords for the budding guitarist. Coil-bound book. Published by Skeptical Guitarist Publications (SG.SGP-001).

Item Number: SG.SGP-001

ISBN 978-0-9665029-4-7.

  • Preliminaries 
  • Choice of guitar 
  • Picks, capos and the neck 
  • Fretting and tuning 
  • Relative Tuning 
  • Chords and chords 
  • E Minor Chord 
  • Some principles 
  • E Major chord 
  • A Minor Chord 
  • Switching from Em to Am 
  • C Major chord 
  • Switching from Em to Am to C 
  • G Major chord 
  • Switching between G and C 
  • Teamwork 
  • Sympathy and more G chords 
  • Song Examples 
  • D Major Chord 
  • The G Chord Family - song examples 
  • The Rhythm Changes 
  • F Major chord 
  • D Minor Chord 
  • The C Chord Family - song examples 
  • Strumming Away 
  • Down-Up motion 
  • Notation 
  • Rock Strum Pattern 
  • Folk Strum Pattern 
  • Country Strum Pattern 
  • Hip Hop Strum Pattern 
  • The D Chord Family - song examples 
  • A Major chord 
  • B Minor and B Minor-seventh chords 
  • Seventh chords - D7, G7 and A7  
  • The A Chord Family - song examples 
  • Switching from A to D to E to E7 
  • The E Chord Family - song examples 
  • B7 Chord 
  • The Circle of Fifths 
  • Progressions in C, G and D 
  • Strumming, Part Two 
  • Escape hatch 
  • Jazz chords 
  • Major-seventh chords 
  • Minor-seventh chords 
  • Suspended Chords 
  • Anchor chords 
  • Chord Review 
  • Fingerpicking 
  • Notation and the Tier System 
  • Arpeggios and Tablature 
  • 3/4 Time 
  • Arpeggios in the wild 
  • Travis-Style fingerpicking 
  • 5/4 and 6/4 bass patterns 
  • Inside-Out picking patterns 
  • Outside-In picking patterns 
  • Pinch patterns 
  • Strumming, Part Three (variations) 
  • Power chords: E-shape and A-shape 
  • Barre chords: E-shape and A-shape 
  • 1 - 4 - 5 and Rhythm Changes 
  • Epilogue 
  • Appendix A: Bunches of Useful Chords 
  • Appendix B: Using the capo to make key changes 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • June 19, 2011 Plinking and Plunking

    I find this book to be a bit technical, presented in a “down home� style. It seem that I often refer to it when I have question about structure. I am a senior beginner who may never get the hang of playing this dang guitar, but I find this book...

    helpful. I have just ordered his Finger Style lesson book to continue my plinking and plunking journey.

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