How to Play Guitar Everything You Need to Know to Play the Guitar

ISBN-10: 0312287062
ISBN-13: 9780312287061
Edition: 1979 (Revised)
Authors: Roger Evans
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Description: In How to Play Guitar guitar players of all levels will find a wealth of instruction and inspiration. Whether you want to play pop, folk, country, rock, blues, jazz, classical, or any other style of music, you will pick up the basic techniques  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In How to Play Guitar guitar players of all levels will find a wealth of instruction and inspiration. Whether you want to play pop, folk, country, rock, blues, jazz, classical, or any other style of music, you will pick up the basic techniques without tedious drills and exercises. Using real music and a step-by-step approach, How to Play Guitar will teach you about: · Choosing and buying a guitar · Tuning your instrument correctly · Reading sheet music, guitar music, and tablature · Playing melodies with chords · Fingerpicking · Mastering left-hand techniques, including sliding and bending notes · Transposing melodies from one key to another and much more.

Introduction
The Guitar
Which is the right guitar for you?
How to choose and buy your guitar
Secondhand guitars
Before you buy
Taking care of your guitar
Starting to play
Holding your guitar
Playing with a beat
Training your fingers
How to tune your guitar
Tuning hints
More Notes and tunes to play
Starting to play Chords
How to practice
Starting to read music
Are you playing correctly?
More Chords to play--F, Am, Dm, E7
Changing Chords
More about music
Time signatures, dotted notes, tied notes
Should you play with a Plectrum?
Become your own Bass Player
Brush strokes
How to play melodies with chords
More Chords--G, B7, Em and D
Rhythm Guitar Playing
How to start Fingerpicking
More Advanced Music
Eighth notes, sixteenth notes, rests
Sharps ([musical sharp]) and Flats ([musical flat])
Natural signs ([musical natural])
Notes up to the 4th fret
Music in different Keys
Key signatures
More Fingerpicking
How to play with a Capo
Chord and note names at different Capo positions
Useful Left-Hand Techniques
Hammering-on, pulling-off
Sliding notes, bending notes
Some 'Classical' Guitar Techniques
Plucked chords, arpeggios
The rest stroke, free strokes
How to become a better guitarist
Polish your playing, read music, practice
Learn from other guitarists
Do you need guitar lessons?
Playing higher up the Fingerboard
How to work out notes higher up the fingerboard
All Notes on the Guitar
Chords for every Key
Chords higher up the Fingerboard
The Barre or Bar
Learning to play new music
Learning new songs
How to read Sheet Music
Making up 'intros' and guitar solos from piano parts
Reading Guitar Music
How to read Tablature
Changing Music to other Keys (Transposing)
How to transpose chords to another key
Transposing melodies
Playing by ear
Playing fingerpicking and brush strokes by ear
Helpful Hints and Friendly Advice
Have fun--play guitar with a friend...
... or play with a recording of yourself
Playing along with records
Do you need a new guitar?
Buying an 'electric' guitar or amplifier
Selling a guitar
Playing to an Audience
Travelling with your guitar
Changing the strings on your guitar
Choosing your Steel Guitar Strings
How to play Harmonics
How to tune with Harmonics
Open Tunings
The Problem Page
Buzzing and rattling noises
If strings keep breaking
Problems with tuning or staying in tune
Are you Left-Handed?

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