Presents a guide for intermediate to advanced guitar players to improve their improvisational and compositional skills, and provides information on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments.
(Bass Method). Bass players of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book and CD package. Acclaimed bassist and music theory professor Sean Malone will take you on a journey through the fascinating realm of the written language of music, using easy-to-understand terms and concepts, music examples, diagrams, and much more. The accompanying audio CD provides 96 tracks of examples, demonstrations, and play-alongs.
(Guitar). Now Available With CDs! This multi-volume method was developed to allow students to study the art of classical guitar within a new, more con-temporary framework. For private, class or self-instruction. Book One features an all-new format that incorporates chord frames and symbols, as well as a record to assist in tuning and to provide accompaniments for at-home practice. Book One also introduces beginning fingerboard technique and music theory. Book Two and Three build upon the techniques learned in Book One.
Volume one includes common rock scales and tonal theory phrasing and rhythmic concepts speed exercises, string bending and vibrato tricks and techniques, special articulations, cross-string picking mechanics, scale sequencing and contouring, using natural harmonics, the vibrato bar, right-hand tapping and more.
(Book). Backbeat's successful Handbook format applied to the world's most popular instrument. The Electric Guitar Handbook is the latest entry in Backbeat's best-selling handbook series, combining a two-part book and an audio CD in a practical lay-flat binding for ease of reference when playing. Part one of the book examines how different types of electric guitars are made, and why varying construction methods influence the way guitars sound. It also looks at the role of various pieces of guitar hardware, including pick-ups, tremolo set-ups, and bridges. Part two is a comprehensive, user-friendly course in playing the electric guitar, from the basics of posture and hand positioning to music and tab reading and advanced performance. Newly written exercises presented in the book and also on the accompanying CD take the learner through each step in the process, covering styles including rock, country, blues, soul/funk, indie/alternative, and metal. Author Rod Fogg also offers practical advice on everything from simple scales to complex chords, alongside short features introducing key performers and styles.