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Guitar Quick Start A Guide to Playing and Understanding Music Reading and Chord Techniques

ISBN-10: 0964222906
ISBN-13: 9780964222908
Edition: 1994
Authors: Mary J. Disler
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Description: Guitar Quickstarts presents the fundamentals of playing chords and reading music and tablature. The easy-to-understand method was developed over 20 years of teaching highly successful college classes for beginners. Chapters include fretboard layout,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Lyra House Music Publications
Publication date: 12/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 90
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Guitar Quickstarts presents the fundamentals of playing chords and reading music and tablature. The easy-to-understand method was developed over 20 years of teaching highly successful college classes for beginners. Chapters include fretboard layout, songs, and charts; counting, strumming and fingerstyle techniques, tuning and "playing by ear."

M.Mus., The Univ. of Michigan School of Music Charter member, Guitar Foundation of America Adjunct college instructor, 25 years

Introduction
The Guitar
Types of Guitars
Posture and Position for Holding the Guitar
Hand and Guitar Symbols
Playing Techniques for Single Strings
"High" and "Low" in Musical Sound
Parts of the Guitar
The Guitar Fretboard
Music Theory and the Fretboard: Whole- and Half-steps
Alphabet Letters Used in Music Theory
Letters on the Entire Fretboard to Fret Twelve
Building a Scale of Natural Notes in First Position
Reading Music on the Guitar
The Music Staff
Relating the Music Staff to Letters on the Fretboard
Basic Rhythm Reading
First Position Reading Charts and Exercises
First Position Natural Scale chart
Guitar Tablature and Notation
Pitch Levels of Letters and the Music Staff
Converting Music Notation to Guitar Tablature
Converting Guitar Tablature to Music Notation
Mixed Tablature and Notation: Exercise
Chord Basics
Chord Diagrams for Guitar
Guidelines for Playing the Correct Chord Strings
Beginning Chord Fingering Exercises
Song Accompaniment and Charts
Songs with One Chord
Song Accompaniment
Music Charts: The Three Basic Elements
Chart Exercises
Songs: Charts with Words
Charts with Words
Memorizing Chords Alphabetically
Counting by Note Values
Counting Values of Notes
Counting Individual Note Values
Counting Beats per Measure
Converting Songs to Charts
Published Song Formats and Conversion to Charts
Variety of Playing Techniques
Alternating Bass for Chords
Definition of "Alternating Bass"
Perfect Fifths as Alternating Basses
- But Not All Chords Have Perfect Fifths!
Alternating Bass Applied to Various Chords
Freestroke with Chords
Freestroke Technique
Freestroke Patterns
Beginning Steps for Playing a Freestroke Pattern
Freestroke Pattern Chart
The Chords Most Likely to Succeed
Practice Chart for Primary Key Chords
"The Chords Most Likely to Succeed"
Guitar Techniques for Harmonizing "by ear"
Songs to Harmonize: Two Chords
Songs to Harmonize: Three Chords
Tuning the Guitar
Matching Unison Pitches at the Fifth Fret
Use of the "A-440" Tuning Fork
Tuning with Harmonics
Tuning Tips
Care and Maintenance of the Guitar
Answers
Chords
Blank Practice Tablatures and Music Staff
Blank Chord Diagrams
Blank Tablatures: 12 Frets
Music Staff with Tab
Song Index

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