Description : When it comes to striking the strings of your guitar for the first time, Getting Started Playing Guitar For Dummies sets you going in the right direction. One of the coolest things about the guitar is that, even though you can devote your lifetime to perfecting your skills, you can start faking it rather quickly. This books gets you up and playing as quickly and easily as possible. You get expert tips and techniques and the integrated audio and video clips help you lly hone your skills as you play along. Master the basics when you discover how to properly hold the guitar, tune your guitar, and position your hands. Immerse yourself in sounds, techniques, and a whole lot of fun with this enhanced ebook. Part instruction, part video and audio play-a-long, and a whole lot of fun, this book gets you comfortable playing the coolest instrument around.
Description : 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.
Description : Explains how to select a guitar, learn chords and melodies, explore different musical styles, and repair and maintain the instrument, with an interactive DVD featuring videos, audio tracks, and printable documents.
Description : 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.
Description : Select the right guitar and accessories Learn the riffs and scales that define the blues Play solid blues rhythm or step out for a solo Recreate the sounds of the blues masters Want to play the blues? Can't read music? No problem! This fun, accessible guide shows you how to play blues scales, chords, progressions, riffs, and solos. Learn about the structure of a blues song, including intros, turnarounds, and endings. Master the art of articulation, dynamics, and phrasing. From Delta blues and modern blues to blues rock, you'll see how to use today's guitars, amplifiers, and effects to play a wide variety of styles, with hands-on guidance on changing strings for when you really boogie down. Inside Explore acoustic and electric styles Perform common blues scales Learn song structures and improvise leads Follow the history of the blues Choose the best equipment to accentuate your sound Get to know legendary blues artists and albums
Description : Shake the earth with deep, sonorous vibrations. Be the force that relentlessly drives the music. Rumble like the ominous thunder of an approaching storm. For you, it's not enough just to be heard; you need to be felt, too. You need to play bass guitar. Imagine your favorite music without bass. It doesn't work, does it? The bass is the heartbeat of the music, the foundation of the groove, and the glue that holds together all the different instruments. You can feel the vibrations of the low notes – sometimes subtle and caressing, sometimes literally earthshaking – as they propel the song. The bass is the heart. So leave center stage to the other musicians – you have more important work to do. The limelight may be cool, but bassists rule! You can find everything you need to dominate the bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies – whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking for way to improve. And you won't drown in complicated music theory, either; this easy-to-understand reference gives you just enough music theory to get you on your way. Bass Guitar For Dummies includes the following topics and more: Exploring the anatomy of a bass guitar Getting started: Holding your bass, positioning your hands, and striking notes Reading bass notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves Creating a groove and playing solos and fills Examining different bass-playing styles, from rock and funk to blues and reggae Caring for your bass: Cleaning, changing strings, and so on Buying your own bass and accessories Top Ten lists on bassists you should know about Bass Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio clips of all the examples in the book. So put away the air bass guitar and get yourself the real thing. With the help of Bass Guitar For Dummies, you'll be groovin' in your own band in no time! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Description : Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
Description : Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.