Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies: Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies: Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction

By: Consumer Dummies (author), Desi R. Serna (author)Paperback

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Improve your guitar-playing rhythm, feel, and timing If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll learn to play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms including common strum patterns heard in popular music to improve your guitar rhythm, feel, and timing. Plus, access to audio downloads and online video lessons complement the coverage presented in the book, giving you the option of supplementing your reading with additional visual and audio learning. There's no denying that guitar is one of the coolest musical instruments on the planet. Okay, perhaps undeniably the coolest. Whether you bow at the feet of Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, the Edge, or Eddie Van Halen, they all have one thing in common: they make it look incredibly, naturally easy! However, anyone who's actually picked up a guitar knows that mastering rhythm and technique is something that takes a lot of practice not to mention good coaching. Luckily, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies makes your aspirations to play guitar like the pros attainable with loads of helpful step-by-step instruction on everything from mastering hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to perfecting your picking and beyond. Covers strum patterns, articulations, picking techniques, and more Showcases musical styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, and funk Includes techniques for playing with both your right and left hand Provides access to online audio tracks and video instruction so you can master the concepts and techniques presented in the book Whether you're new to guitar or an advanced player looking to improve your musical timing and skills, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies quickly gets you in the groove before the rhythm gets you.

About Author

Desi Serna has built a substantial online platform as an engaging and approachable guitar guru-a guitar player and teacher with more than 10,000 hours of experience providing private guitar lessons and classes. Serna is hailed as a "music-theory expert" by Rolling Stone magazine.


Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Guitar Rhythm and Technique 5 Chapter 1: Rhythm and Technique in a Nutshell 7 Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Music Staff and Traveling through Time 11 Part II: Reading Rhythms and Strumming Patterns 19 Chapter 3: Playing Eighth-Note Strum Patterns 21 Chapter 4: Playing Sixteenth-Note Strum Patterns 35 Chapter 5: Playing Triplets, Shuffles, and Compound Time Signatures 47 Part III: Fretting-Hand Techniques 55 Chapter 6: Working with Fingerings 57 Chapter 7: Adding Articulation and Expression 71 Chapter 8: Sounding Harmonics 91 Chapter 9: Using Alternate Tunings and Playing Slide Guitar 105 Part IV: Picking-Hand Techniques 121 Chapter 10: Picking and Choosing: Exploring Picking Techniques 123 Chapter 11: Fingerpickin Good: Exploring Fingerstyle Techniques 141 Chapter 12: Using a Tremolo System 155 Part V: Practice Makes Perfect 163 Chapter 13: Running Down Your Rhythms 165 Chapter 14: Picking through Scales with Melodic Patterns 169 Part VI: The Part of Tens 179 Chapter 15: Ten Technique Tracks 181 Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Guitarists to Inspire Your Rhythm and Technique 185 Appendix: Audio Tracks and Video Clips 189 Index 193

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781119022879
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781119022879
  • weight: 334
  • ISBN10: 1119022878

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