How To Play Guitar: A Method For Beginners

 

A Method Book For Beginners By Brian Turner

Essential Tools For Becoming an Accomplished Guitarist

Book cover.

Credits.

Contents.

Acknowledgements.

Prelude.

Creating a syllabus.

Syllabus continued.

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CHAPTER 1: FUNDAMENTALS

p.1 Title page.

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p. 3 The very first steps.

p. 4 Great guitarists.

p. 5 Accessories.

p. 6 Parts of the guitar.

p. 7 How to hold the guitar.

p. 8 Fretting hand.

p. 9 Fretting hand continued.

p. 10 Tuning the guitar.

p. 11 How to practice.

p. 12 Rudiments of music.

p. 13 Rudiments continued.

p. 14 How to read tablature.

p. 15 Standard notation versus tablature .

p. 16 A word of warning about tablature and notation.

p. 17  Notes on the guitar fretboard.

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CHAPTER 2: RHYTHMS AND CHORDS

p. 19 Title page.

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p. 21 Standard notation and rhythm notation.

p. 22 The value of notes.

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p. 24 Summary of the time value of notes.

p. 25 Chords defined and how to read chord diagrams (also known as chord grids).

p. 26 Essential chords and the seven most essential keys for the guitarist.

p. 27 Rhythm exercises and keys. The key of G. Changing from chord to chord. Ex. 1-3.

p. 28 Ex. 4-7 Essential rhythm patterns.

p. 29 Ex. 8-10. The boom chick rhythm.

p. 30 Key of Em. Ex. 1-5 Changing from chord to chord.

p. 31 Ex. 6-10 Essential rhythm patterns.

p. 32 The key of D. Ex. 1-5. Changing from chord to chord.

p. 33 Ex. 6-9 Essential rhythm patterns. 

p. 34 Ex. 10. Key of A. Ex. 1-3. Changing from chord to chord.

p. 35 Ex. 4- 7. Essential rhythm patterns.

p. 36 Ex. 8-10. Key of E. Changing from chord to chord. Ex. 1.

p. 37 Ex. 2-6 Essential rhythm patterns.

p. 38 Ex. 7-10.

p. 39 Key of Am. Ex. 1-4. Changing from chord to chord.

p. 40 Ex. 5-8.

p. 41  Ex. 9-10. Key of C. Ex. 1-2. Changing from chord to chord.

p. 42 Ex. 3-7. Essential rhythm patterns.

p. 43 Ex. 8-10.

p. 44 Boom chick with alternating bass. Ex. 1

p. 45 Ex. 2-5.

p. 46 Ex. 6-7. Strings played on the root and alternate bass notes.

p. 47 Walking bass and boom chick Ex. 1A. Walking bass in the key of G.

p. 48 Ex. 1B. Boom chick rhythm and walking bass in the key of G.

p. 49 Ex. 2A. Walking bass in the key of Em.

p. 50 Ex 2B Boom chick rhythm and walking bass in the key of Em.

p. 51 Ex. 3A. Walking bass in the key of D.

p. 52 Ex. 3B. Boom chick rhythm and waking bass in the key of D.

p. 53 Ex. 4A. Walking bass in the key of D.

p. 54 Ex. 4B. Boom chick rhythm and walking bass in the key of A.

p. 55 Ex. 5A. Walking bass in the key of E.

p. 56 Ex. 5B. Boom chick rhythm and walking bass in the key of E.

p. 57 Ex. 6A. Walking bass in the key of Am.

p. 58 Ex. 6B. Boom chick and walking bass in the key of Am. 

p. 59 Ex. 7A. Walkng bass in the key of C.

p. 60 Ex. 7B. Boom chick rhythm and walking bass in the key of C.

p. 61 cont.

p. 62 How to use a capo.

CHAPTER 3: LEAD, MELODY, AND IMPROVISATION

p. 63 Title page.

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p. 65 Introduction: essential elements, the major scale.

p. 66 Major triad and arpeggios.

p. 67 Blues scale.

p. 68 Comparing scales and interval map.

p. 69 Change running.

p. 70 Exercises in the key of C.

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p. 90 Exercise in the key of E.

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CHAPTER 4: TECHNIQUE

p.111 Title page.

p.112 Blank.

p.113 The chromatic scale.

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p.118 Variations of the C major scale.

p.119 Fragments.

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p.121 Three note sequences.

p.122 Four note sequences.

p.123 Modes.

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p.126 Variations of the E minor blues scale.

p.127 Fragments.

p.128 Three note sequences.

p.129 Four note sequences.

p.130 Modes.

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p.133 Thanks!

p.134 About the author. Other works by Brian Turner.