(Guitar Method). A complete collection of all three Acoustic Guitar Method books in one volume! Learn how to play guitar with the only beginning method based on traditional American music that teaches you authentic techniques and songs. Beginning with a few basic chords and strums, you'll start right in learning real music drawn from blues, folk, country and bluegrass traditions. You'll learn how to find notes on the fingerboard, expand your collection of chords by learning songs in various keys, and learn different kinds of picking patterns. When you're done with this method series, you'll know dozens of the tunes that form the backbone of American music, using a variety of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques. Songs include: Bury Me Beneath the Willow * Delia * Frankie and Johnny * The Girl I Left Behind Me * House of the Rising Sun * Ida Red * In the Pines * Little Sadie * Man of Constant Sorrow * Sally Goodin * Scarborough Fair * Will the Circle Be Unbroken? * and many more. Accompanying audio examples are all available for download!
(Guitar Method). In this second volume from The Acoustic Guitar Method series for beginning guitarists, you'll continue to learn traditional American music using authentic techniques and songs. Learn how to play alternating bass notes in a country backup pattern, how to combine chords and classic bass runs, and how to play your first fingerpicking patterns. You'll find out what makes a major scale work and what blues notes do to a melody, all while learning more notes on the fingerboard and more great songs from the American roots repertoire. Songs include: Columbus Stockade Blues * The Girl I Left Behind Me * Shady Grove * Will the Circle Be Unbroken? * Shenandoah * Sail Away Ladies * I Am a Pilgrim * House of the Rising Sun * Stagolee * Bury Me Beneath the Willow * Alberta * Sugar Babe.
This, the third book of a power-packed series, begins with exercises for developing speed and agility. Techniques such as "machine gun strums," right-hand muting, slapping, tapping, slap harmonics and tremolo are introduced. You'll go further into Celtic music, blues, modal improvisation and alternate tunings and learn some world music styles, such as reggae, African/Brazilian, norteno and conjunto. This in-depth, thorough method for intermediate to advanced acoustic guitarists includes a look at more than ten alternate tunings and teaches analysis, counterpoint and voice leading. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing with this book. The CD offers play-along opportunities and demonstrates the examples.
This, the third book of a power-packed series, begins with exercises for developing speed and agility. Techniques such as machine gun strums, right-hand muting, slapping, tapping, slap harmonics and tremolo are introduced. You'll go further into Celtic music, blues, modal improvisation and alternate tunings and learn some world music styles, such as reggae, African/Brazilian, norteno and conjunto. This in-depth, thorough method for intermediate to advanced acoustic guitarists includes a look at more than ten alternate tunings and teaches analysis, counterpoint and voice leading. Any player, no matter how advanced, can improve their playing with this book.
Being unplugged doesn't mean you're without power. Develop the agility and strength that will give your performances power by making them appear effortless. All music in each 96-page book is shown in TAB and standard notation and recorded on the accompanying CD and/or DVD for demonstration and playing along.
Great for acoustic guitarists who have learned the basics of the blues and are ready to take the next step. Begins with a review of technique, standard music notation and basic theory. Building on the foundations of Beginning Acoustic Blues, the book takes a quick look at 12-bar, 16-bar and 9-bar blues progressions. It then delves into scale- and arpeggio-based blues soloing; using 3rds, 6ths, 10ths and triads in song arrangements; extended dominant chords and jazz blues; and open tunings. The book concludes with fingerstyle pieces in the style of some of the masters. If you love the acoustic blues and want to learn more, this book is a must. 79 pages.
Learn to Play Using the Techniques and Songs of American Roots Music
Author: David Hamburger
Focuses on two fingerstyle approaches: alternating-bass "Travis" picking and steady-bass blues style. This instruction starts at the most basic level then progresses, lesson-by-lesson, as new techniques are added. Techniques included are: blues scales, walking bass lines, chord substitutions, double stops and moves up the neck. Each concept is followed up with a classic song or instrumental from the blues, country, folk or ragtime traditions.
Introduces popular Blues, progressions, Blues Rhythms, Basic Blues Lead Guitar Patterns & Techniques. Combines Blues rhythms and licks, fingerpicking Blues Styles such as the constant Bass line and Alternating Thumb styles, and an introduction to Acoustic Slide guitar. Also including a CD matching the lessons and exercises in the book.
(Guitar Tab Method). This is the acoustic guitar method students and teachers have been waiting for. Learn chords with songs like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," single notes with riffs and solos by Nirvana and Pink Floyd, arpeggios with classics by Eric Clapton and Boston, and much more. The method's unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like the Eagles, Johnny Cash and Green Day will keep them playing and having fun. Book 1 includes: parts of the guitar, easy-to-follow guitar tablature, notes & riffs starting on the low E string, tempo & time signatures, strumming patterns and arpeggios, slides and slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, many music styles, nearly 100 riffs and songs, audio demos of every example, and more!