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Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-87202-4
648 pages
August 2014
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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, 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.

  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Guitar 101 5

Chapter 1: Guitar Anatomy and Tuning 7

Chapter 2: Get ting Ready to Play 21

Chapter 3: Buying and Stringing a Guitar 33

Chapter 4: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature 59

Book II: Sounds and Techniques 75

Chapter 1: Basic Major and Minor Chords 77

Chapter 2: Adding Spice: Basic 7th Chords 95

Chapter 3: Power Chords and Barre Chords 109

Chapter 4: Right-Hand Rhy thm Guitar Techniques 123

Chapter 5: Playing Melodies in Position and in Double-Stops 147

Book III: Getting to Know Guitar Theory 163

Chapter 1: Navigating the Fretboard and Building Triads 165

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the CAGED System 189

Chapter 3: Playing Snazzier Chords with Chord Tones and Extensions 211

Chapter 4: Playing Chord Progressions by Numbers 229

Chapter 5: Identifying Tonics, Keys, and Modes 241

Chapter 6: Dominant Function and Voice Leading 271

Book IV: Rock Guitar 283

Chapter 1: I Know, It’s Only Rock Guitar, but I Like It 285

Chapter 2: Playing Lead 301

Chapter 3: Groovin’ on Riffs 323

Chapter 4: Going Up the Neck and Playing the Fancy Stuff 333

Chapter 5: The Care and Feeding of Your Electric Guitar 355

Book V: Blues Guitar 377

Chapter 1: Introducing the Blues and Playing Blues Rhythm 379

Chapter 2: Blues Progressions, Song Forms, and Moves 405

Chapter 3: Musical Rif fs: Bedrock of the Blues 427

Book VI: Classical Guitar 443

Chapter 1: Introducing the Classical Guitar 445

Chapter 2: Playing Easy Pieces in Open Position 467

Chapter 3: Combining Arpeggios and Melody 481

Book VII: Exercises: Practice, Practice, Practice 501

Chapter 1: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing 503

Chapter 2: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire 517

Chapter 3: Tackling the Three Minor Scales 531

Chapter 4: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises 561

Appendix A: 96 Common Chords 587

Appendix B: Accessing the Video Clips and Audio Tracks 591

Index 599

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