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.
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.
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.
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!
Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of bluesguitar, 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 playthe songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide willgive you the skills you need to:Choose the right guitar, equipment, and stringsHold, tune, and get situated with your guitarPlay barre chords and strum to the rhythmRecognize the structure of a blues songTackle musical riffsMaster melodies and solosMake your guitar sing, cry, and wailJam to any type of blues
In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included sothat you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs andchords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It alsofeatures a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions onalbums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With BluesGuitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of theblues legend without the expensive lessons!
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.