Guitar All-In-One For Dummies: Edition 2

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Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitarguide

There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitaris an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and thesound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between.Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or BoleroMallorquin, you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even onceyou can run, you need something to help you clear hurdles along theway.

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. Itcovers everything from positioning and basic chords to guitartheory and playing styles, and even includes maintenance advice tokeep your instrument sounding great. It's an amazing resource fornewbies and veterans alike, and offers you the opportunity tostretch 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, includesaccess to audio tracks and instructional videos to guide youthrough the lessons and inspire you to play often, which is thenumber-one key to success. You get advice and instruction from someof the most respected guitar teachers in the business, plus onlineresources, for less than the cost of a single lesson. GuitarAll-In-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the key to bringingyour music to life.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Jul 9, 2014
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Music / General
Music / Instruction & Study / General
Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar
Music / Printed Music / Piano-Vocal-Guitar
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Get more out of music with this essential guide

Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy tounderstand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everythingyou need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, readingmusical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song shouldgo—whether you're reading someone else's music or writingyour own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'lllearn to read, write, and understand music with this informativeguide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as youcompose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, andchords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces infront of an audience. This new third edition presents the mostcurrent 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 withcognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job marketis expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory isbecoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels.Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you needto get more out of music than you ever thought possible.

Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, andclefsUnderstand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, andnavigationEmploy melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to formmusicCompose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice andinstruments

Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, orjust enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind itgives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry andcraftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's amix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice– and now you can try your hand at it, with Music TheoryFor Dummies.

Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing youcan be – next to a secret agent with a black belt inkarate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person ofmystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because itinvolves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move anaudience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowingdown crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audiencecry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrumentallows you so much versatility. 

Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies canhelp you bring that message out through your fingers and onto thatelectric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're abeginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playingimmediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. Ifyou've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to helpimprove your playing and move to the next level.

Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar ForDummies:

How electric guitars and amplifiers work

Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care forthem

Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques

The different styles of rock guitar playingCreating great riffsThe history of rock guitarBuying accessories for your new toyTop Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rockalbums you must have, and the classic guitars you should knowabout

Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD thatincludes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-alongtracks with a band.

So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and wouldlike to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can helpyou on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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