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Guitar for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 076455106X
ISBN-13: 9780764551062
Edition: 1998
List price: $24.99
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Description: Written for the absolute beginner this instruction book on guitar teaches a variety of styles, introduces a number of notation systems and offers advice on what type of instrument to buy as well as choosing ancillary equipment.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Written for the absolute beginner this instruction book on guitar teaches a variety of styles, introduces a number of notation systems and offers advice on what type of instrument to buy as well as choosing ancillary equipment.

Jon Chappell is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and author. He grew up in Chicago, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and earned his master's degree in composition from DePaul University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Guitar magazine and played and recorded with artists such as Big Walter Horton, Billy Branch, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Gunther Schuller. Jon has also contributed numerous musical pieces to TV and film. Jon served as Associate Music Director of Cherry Lane Music, where he transcribed, edited, and arranged the music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Bonnie Raitt, and Eddie Van Halen, among others. He has more than a dozen method books to his name and is the author of Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Rock Guitar For Dummies (both published by Wiley), Blues Rock Riffs for Guitar (Cherry Lane), as well as the textbook The Recording Guitarist - A Guide for Home and Studio (Hal Leonard). Please visit Jon's Web site at www.jonchappell.com for more info.

Introduction
So You Wanna Play Guitar
Guitar 101
Turn On, Tune In
Ready, Set...Not Yet: Developing the Tools and Skills to Play
So Start Playing: The Basics
The Easiest Way to Play: Basic Major and Minor Chords
Playing Melodies without Reading Music!
Adding Some Spice: Basic 7th Chords
Beyond the Basics: Starting to Sound Cool
Up the Neck: Playing Melodies in Position and in Double-Stops
Stretching Out: Barre Chords
Special Articulation: Making the Guitar Talk
A Cornucopia of Styles
Rock
Blues
Folk
Classical
Gearing Up: A Buyer's Guide
Perfectly Good Guitars
Guitar Accessories
Care and Feeding
Getting Strung Along: Changing Strings
Staying Fit: Basic Maintenance and Repairs
The Part of Tens
10 Guitarists You Should Know
10 Guitars You Should Know
How to Read Music
How to Use the CD
Index
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