Guitar All-In-One for Dummies: Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
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, Bouree, 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.
From the Back Cover 6 BOOKS IN 1 Guitar For Dummies Guitar Theory For Dummies Guitar Exercises For Dummies Rock Guitar For Dummies Blues Guitar For Dummies Classical Guitar For Dummies View video demonstrations and listen to audio tracks online Your one-stop resource to learn to play guitar So, you want to play guitar? Who could blame you? The guitar is a beautiful, soulful, and versatile instrument that sets the standard for coolness in the music world. Whether you want to play acoustic, electric, or classical guitar, this all-encompassing guide puts everything you need to start playing and continue improving at your fingertips. Get started with guitar -- discover the anatomy of a guitar, figure out how it works, make sense of strings and frets, and develop basic playing skills Strike a chord -- grasp major and minor chords, spice it up with some basic 7 th chords, put power chords into play, and get behind the barre Have fun with theory -- get to know guitar theory to navigate the fretboard, add chord tones and extensions, play chord progressions, and use the pentatonic scale to start improvising solos Make beautiful music -- learn all the tricks of the trade to play acoustic, rock, blues, and classical guitar like a star Practice makes perfect -- find tons of exercises to put your skills to practice, from putting the major scales to use to adding sequences to your repertoire--and everything in between Open the book and find: Guidance on buying and stringing guitars Plenty of musical examples to quickly start playing acoustic, rock, blues, and classical guitar Help deciphering music notation and tablature Chord and rhythm techniques The lowdown on guitar theory and the CAGED chord system How to play lead guitar and groove on riffs Chord exercises to help build finger independence Online audio and video tutorials Visit Dummies.com to: Improve your skills by listening to and playing along with audio tracks and viewing videos demonstrating concepts and examples from the book.