Guitar All In One For Dummies

Guitar All In One For Dummies Author Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN-10 9781118872109
Year 2014-07-09
Pages 648
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitar guide There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even once you can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along the way. That's where Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, comes in. It's your complete compendium of guitar instruction, written in clear, concise For Dummies style. It covers everything from positioning and basic chords to guitar theory and playing styles, and even includes maintenance advice to keep your instrument sounding great. It's an amazing resource for newbies and veterans alike, and offers you the opportunity to stretch beyond your usual genre. Forge the sound of rock, blues, classical, and more Understand the music theory behind guitar mastery Express yourself through your own compositions Perform practice exercises for muscle memory and dexterity Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, includes access to audio tracks and instructional videos to guide you through the lessons and inspire you to play often, which is the number-one key to success. You get advice and instruction from some of the most respected guitar teachers in the business, plus online resources, for less than the cost of a single lesson. Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the key to bringing your music to life.

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Guitar Theory For Dummies Author Desi Serna
ISBN-10 9781118646779
Year 2013-10-14
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Presents a guide for intermediate to advanced guitar players to improve their improvisational and compositional skills, and provides information on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments.

Guitar Rhythm Technique For Dummies Book Online Video Audio Instruction

Guitar Rhythm   Technique For Dummies  Book   Online Video   Audio Instruction Author Desi Serna
ISBN-10 9781119022879
Year 2015-04-20
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar. You get to know the basics of notation including time signatures, bars, beats, and rests. You play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms, including common strum patterns heard in popular music. You follow a step-by-step process to improve your rhythm, feel, and timing. Additionally, you work with physical aspects of guitar playing including techniques for both your right and left hands. Key content coverage includes: Strum patterns; articulations such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, and vibrato; picking techniques such as flat picking, finger picking, hybrid picking, muting, pinch harmonics, double stops, dive bombing, and tapping; styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, and funk. Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies presents the guidance beginning to advanced players need to improve their musical timing and skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.

Guitar For Dummies

Guitar For Dummies Author Mark Phillips
ISBN-10 9781119296539
Year 2016-05-27
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119293354) was previously published as Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition (9781119151432). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The bestselling guide now updated with video demonstrations and audio tracks online The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, which is why it's so appealing to musicians. Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you everything a beginning or intermediate acoustic or electric guitarist needs: from buying a guitar to tuning it, playing it, and caring for it. Fully revised and updated, with online video and audio clips that help you learn and play along, you'll explore everything from simple chords and melodies to more challenging exercises that are designed to satisfy players of all levels. Additionally, new players can dive into the basics of guitar and accessory selection. Whether you prefer the cool sounds of the acoustic or the edgier tones of the electric, your guitar will get a lot of use as you play your way through the lessons presented in this integral book. But your journey doesn't stop at the last page! With an updated multimedia component, you have access to more than 80 online videos and 35 audio tracks that help build your talent. Play along with online videos and audio tracks to develop and reinforce your new skills Tune your guitar, change strings, and make simple repairs to keep your instrument in working order Choose the right guitar and equipment for your needs Explore numerous musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and country Guitar For Dummies, 4th Edition guides you in the development of your strumming talent—and who knows where that can take you!

Banjo For Dummies

Banjo For Dummies Author Bill Evans
ISBN-10 9781118746257
Year 2014-01-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Play your way to banjo-playing expertise Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading. Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.

Violin For Dummies Book Online Video Audio Instruction

Violin For Dummies  Book   Online Video   Audio Instruction Author Katharine Rapoport
ISBN-10 9781119022909
Year 2015-03-23
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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With the help of Violin For Dummies, 3rd Edition, aspiring violinists will be able to teach themselves how to play violin, even if they've never read a note of music. This book takes readers from holding the violin and bow properly to playing popular tunes in a variety of styles, including classical and jazz. In addition, readers will learn how to choose, tune, and care for their violins, as well as to understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation.

Guitar Chords for Dummies

Guitar Chords for Dummies Author Antoine Polin
ISBN-10 9780470666579
Year 2010-04-09
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Whether you're playing blues, rock, classical, or folk-all the chords you'll need are here Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And Guitar Chords For Dummies offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord and how to play it, this handy, portable reference offers musicians, whether experimenting at home or playing in a coffee house, instant access to the full range of chords that can be played on a guitar. Covers the theory and techniques of guitar chords Features a handy, portable design, which can fit into a guitar case Includes a convenient lay-flat (wire bound) format, allowing users to easily try out new chords An ideal resource for broadening musical technique and getting new ideas, Guitar Chords For Dummies will help you, whether you're just picking up the guitar or a seasoned musician, add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire.

Guitar Exercises For Dummies

Guitar Exercises For Dummies Author Mark Phillips
ISBN-10 9780470472996
Year 2008-11-13
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining technique.

Blues Guitar For Dummies

Blues Guitar For Dummies Author Jon Chappell
ISBN-10 9781118050828
Year 2011-05-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies. With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide will give you the skills you need to: Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included so that you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs and chords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It also features a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions on albums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With Blues Guitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of the blues legend without the expensive lessons!

Rock Guitar Songs for Dummies Music Instruction

Rock Guitar Songs for Dummies  Music Instruction Author Greg P. Herriges
ISBN-10 9781458434982
Year 2006-05-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Guitar Collection). This book provides a fun and easy way to learn to play your favorite songs today! It includes music notation, guitar tablature and performance notes for 35 rock 'n' roll hits, including: All Right Now * Born to Be Wild * Brown Eyed Girl * Hey Joe * Money for Nothing * Proud Mary * Rock and Roll All Nite * Rock This Town * Shattered * Smoke on the Water * Summer of '69 * Tush * Walk This Way * What I Like About You * Wild Thing * and more.

Classical Guitar For Dummies

Classical Guitar For Dummies Author Jon Chappell
ISBN-10 9780470464700
Year 2009-07-14
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A reference for aspiring and beginner-level guitar players offers hands-on instruction in the fundamentals as well as a series of practice exercises, in a guide that is complemented by a bonus CD of songs, chords, and audio/MP3 files. Original.

Music Theory For Dummies

Music Theory For Dummies Author Michael Pilhofer
ISBN-10 9781118991138
Year 2015-02-20
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.

Rock Guitar For Dummies

Rock Guitar For Dummies Author Jon Chappell
ISBN-10 9781118069608
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility. Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level. Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies: How electric guitars and amplifiers work Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques The different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band. So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.