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The Easy Way to Learn All the Chords & Rhythms

By Bob Mersey

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The Easy Way to Learn All the Chords & Rhythms. Music Minus One. Technique, Instruction. Softcover with CD. 16 pages. Music Minus One #MMO3609. Published by Music Minus One (HL.400406).

Item Number: HL.400406

ISBN 1596157011. 9x12.25 inches. George Barnes and Bob Mersey.

George Barnes gives you a fun and complete introduction to popular guitar playing, from basic chords, triplets, downstrokes, sonata accompaniment, through different rhythmic variations: cha-cha, New Orleans, shuffle, blues, Nashville, country, and many more. Truly the easiest way to become an expert in the full range of popular guitar stylings. Includes a high-quality printed music book and a narrated compact disc featuring every exercise and composition in the method book.

Performed by George Barnes, guitar

Accompaniment: Bob Mersey, narration.

  • The Four Basic Chords; Triplets; All Downstrokes; Sonata Accompaniment 
  • All Downstrokes; Vibrola On - All Downstrokes; Triplet Variation; riplet Variation with Bass Guitar; Triplet Variations 
  • Rocker Style with Rhythm Section; Rocker Rhythms; Cha-Cha Beat 
  • Cha-Cha Variation; Dampening 
  • Allowing Strings to Ring; New Orleans Styles; Strumming Beats  Performed by Bob Mersey & George Barnes
  • Shuffle Beats; The Blues; Blues Accompaniment; Strumming Blues 
  • Rhythm & Blues; Frantic Blues; Funky Blues; Slow Blues; Lowdown Dirty Blues; Bass Guitar 
  • Country Styles; Nashville Styles; 'Banjo' Styles; A Country Twanger 
  • Extended Study Exercises 
  • Tuning 
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