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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acoustic Guitar Songs

30 Acoustic Guitar Hits

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30 Acoustic Guitar Hits. Guitar Mixed Folio. Complete Idiot's Guide. Start playing whole songs - not just chords! Instructional. Instructional book. With standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and instructional text. 192 pages. Alfred Music #00-27755. Published by Alfred Music (AP.27755).

Item Number: AP.27755

ISBN 0739046276. 9x12 inches. English.

This unique songbook will have beginning guitarists playing songs from their favorite classic and contemporary artists immediately. Instead of hours practicing chord progressions or strumming simple songs, you'll learn to actually play the music with simplified arrangements of the songs and technique tips scattered throughout the music. This collection of more than 30 songs features the work of artists from Jerry Garcia to Green Day.

The Complete Idiot's Guide songbooks are designed to get novice guitarists playing immediately, and playing the songs that inspired them to pick up a guitar in the first place. Each song in The Complete Idiot's Guide books is preceded by a lesson that focuses on the most important technical and musical features. Fingerings, patterns, and techniques are discussed and broken down to help make learning smooth and simple. Most guitar songs are relatively easy to play, and the arrangements in these books are simplified just enough to show those core, natural guitar parts without being overcomplicated, just the way a friend might show another how to play a song one-on-one. Learning is made even simpler with each song written in standard music notation plus TAB and guitar chord diagrams. Learn top hits within a matter of hours! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acoustic Guitar Songs features 30 songs total from artists such as Eric Clapton * Eagles * Fleetwood Mac * Jimmy Buffett * Joni Mitchell * and many more.

  • Reviewing the Basics 
  • Getting to Know Your Guitar 
  • The Parts of Your Guitar 
  • Using Your Right Hand 
  • Using Your Left Hand 
  • Tuning Your Guitar 
  • The Basics of Music Notation 
  • Reading Guitar Tablature (TAB) 
  • Songs 
  • Big Yellow Taxi  Composed by Joni Mitchell
  • Both Sides Now  Composed by Joni Mitchell
  • Can't Find My Way Home  Composed by Blind Faith
  • Cat's In the Cradle  Composed by Harry Chapin
  • Classical Gas  Composed by Mason Williams
  • Copperline  Composed by James Taylor
  • Danny's Song  Composed by Loggins And Messina
  • Early Mornin' Rain  Composed by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Friend of the Devil  Composed by The Grateful Dead
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)  Composed by Green Day
  • A Horse With No Name  Composed by America
  • I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song  Composed by Jim Croce
  • If You Could Read My Mind  Composed by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Layla (Unplugged)  Composed by Eric Clapton
  • A Love Song  Composed by Loggins And Messina
  • Margaritaville  Composed by Jimmy Buffett
  • Mr. Bojangles  Composed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • My Sweet Lady  Composed by John Denver
  • Never Going Back Again  Composed by Fleetwood Mac
  • Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)  Composed by Jim Croce
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling  Composed by The Eagles
  • Photographs and Memories  Composed by Jim Croce
  • Ripple  Composed by The Grateful Dead
  • Scarborough Fair/Canticle  Composed by Simon And Garfunkel
  • Sister Golden Hair  Composed by America
  • Sunshine on My Shoulders  Composed by John Denver
  • Take It Easy  Composed by The Eagles
  • Taxi  Composed by Harry Chapin
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends  Composed by Green Day
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On  Composed by Randy Newman
  • Appendixes 
  • Appendix A: Chord Theory 
  • Appendix B: Guitar Fingerboard Chart 
  • Appendix C: Glossary 
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