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.
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.
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.comThe 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.
The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to theother musicians—you have more important work to do. You canfind everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar ForDummies, 3rd Edition.
You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kindof bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which arejust nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions forgetting started, from how to hold and position your bass to readingnotation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playingsolos and fills.Access to audio tracks and instructional videos onDummies.comNew musical exercises as well as updates to charts,illustrations, photos, and resources
Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first timeor an experienced player looking to improve your skills, BassGuitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that givesyou just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!
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.
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 techniquesThe 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.
The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre ofmusic-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to namea few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassistsan opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardlessof your intended musical style, this hands-on guide provides thetips and drills designed to help perfect your playing ability.Features a wide variety of over 300 exercises andtechnique-building practice opportunities tailored to bassguitarFrom classic blues bass rhythms to funk, rock, and reggae basspatterns, players of all styles benefit from the exercises andchords presentedShows you proper hand and body posture and fingering and handpositionsEach lesson concludes with a music piece for you to tryThe audio CD includes practice pieces that accompany theexercises and drills presented in each sectionHelps you build your strength, endurance, and dexterity whenplaying bass
Whether you're a beginner bass player or you're looking tostretch your playing skills, Bass Guitar Exercises ForDummies is the book for you!
CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not includedas part of the e-book file, but are available for download afterpurchase.