Acoustic Guitar Playing

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908105
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is the second volume in a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 15 track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Preliminary Grade examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes basic chords, scales, strumming patterns, simple but attractive well-known melodies and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for novice players, whether children or adult beginners. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

RGT Initial Stage Ukulele Playing

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905908490
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre:

This book is the first volume in a series that forms an expertly structured method of studying ukulele. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read uke tab, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free CD so you can listen and learn. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Initial Stage exam in ukulele playing, enabling you to study for an internationally-recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you develop all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes basic chords, strumming patterns, accompaniments and simple but attractive well-known melodies making it ideal for both children and adult beginners. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both plectrum and fingerstyle uke players.

Acoustic Guitar Playing Grade 1

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908016
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 21-track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Grade One examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes essential chords, scales, strumming patterns, fingerstyle studies and attractive well-known melodies, plus chapters on musical knowledge, accompaniment playing and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for novice players, whether children or adults, in the early stages of learning. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

Acoustic Guitar Playing Grade 2

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908024
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 21-track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Grade Two examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes a useful range of chords, scales, strumming patterns, fingerstyle studies and well-known melodies, plus chapters on musical knowledge, accompaniment playing and aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for any players, whether children or adults, in the early stages of learning. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

Acoustic Guitar Playing Grade 6

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908067
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 17-track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Grade Six examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes specially arranged fingerstyle/flatpick pieces in a range of styles -- from traditional to contemporary, plus a valuable selection of chords, scales and arpeggios. There are also chapters on musical knowledge and accompaniment playing, plus aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for intermediate level players with some playing experience who wish to improve their playing and extend their musical range and knowledge. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

Acoustic Guitar Playing Grade 3

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908032
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 23-track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Grade Three examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes a valuable selection of interesting chords, scales, rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle pieces in a range of styles. There are also chapters on musical knowledge and accompaniment techniques, plus aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for early stage and intermediate level players. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

Electric Guitar Playing Grade 1

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Registry Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781898466512
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Music

Ideal for beginners and those in the early stages of learning to play guitar. This book is part of an acclaimed series by the Registry of Guitar Tutors. This book covers all the material needed for the Registry of Guitar Tutors Grade One electric guitar examination, enabling you to gain an internationally recognized qualification. The material covered includes: open and fretted scales; 15 open position chords; exercises to use the chords with chord charts and use the scales for lead playing; full details of spoken tests on the anatomy of the guitar and musical knowledge; examples of aural assessments to develop your ear for music. Whether or not you are interesting in taking an RGT exam, studying this course will help you to achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your guitar playing, increasing your knowledge of specialist electric guitar techniques and improving your understanding of the music theory that relates to electric guitar playing.

Acoustic Guitar Playing Grade 4

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1905908040
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Music

Book & CD. This book is part of a series that forms an expertly structured and comprehensive method of studying acoustic guitar; it has been compiled by the Registry Of Guitar Tutors -- the world's leading authority on guitar education. The book is very user-friendly as it is written in easy-to-read TAB, as well as traditional notation, and it comes with a free 24-track CD so you can 'listen and learn'. This book covers all the material needed for the RGT Grade Four examination in acoustic guitar playing, enabling you to study for an internationally recognised qualification. However, even if you do not intend to take an exam, this book will help you achieve your full potential as a guitarist by developing all aspects of your playing in a structured way. This volume includes a valuable selection of interesting chords, scales, rhythm playing studies and fingerstyle pieces in a range of styles -- from traditional to contemporary. There are also chapters on musical knowledge and accompaniment techniques, plus aural exercises to develop your musical abilities -- making it ideal for intermediate level players who wish to improve their playing and extend their musical range. The book is cleverly designed so that it can be used by both fingerstyle and plectrum players.

Rgt Rock Guitar Playing Grade One

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Registry of Guitar Tutors
ISBN: 1905908318
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Music

Compiled by the Registry of Guitar Tutors -- the specialists in guitar education. Use this book to develop your playing and gain a recognised qualification in rock guitar playing. Suitable for novice and early stage players. This book focuses on the Improvisation and Aural Assessment sections of the RGT Grade One exam in rock guitar playing. All the chords and scales you might need to play rhythm and lead guitar at this level are illustrated in tab, notation and fretboxes. Several examples of the type of chord progressions that may appear in the improvisation section of the exam are included, together with performance tips and advice. Examples and explanations of all the aural tests are also included. The book also includes helpful guidance text about the performance pieces (available separately) required for the exam.

Classical Guitar Playing Grade One

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1898466610
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Music

This is part of a progressive series of ten handbooks, primarily intended for candidates considering taking the London College of Music examinations in classical guitar playing. Each handbook covers all the material needed for each examination, and includes helpful advice about preparing for the examination, enabling you to gain an internationally recognized qualification.

Guitar Chords for Beginners

Author: Gareth Evans
Publisher: Intuition Publications
ISBN: 9780957650671
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Music

"A very comprehensive book containing chords from the beginning stages and beyond. Everything is very well explained with no stone left unturned. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's starting out with the guitar." -- Nigel Elliott, Guitarist & Tutor (N.Ireland) Guitar Chords for Beginners contains 65 different chords arranged in easy fingerings. Technique: Fretting hand technique for playing guitar chords is looked at in detail with diagrams. Where necessary, some chords are taught incrementally because taking on only the harder aspects of a chord’s fingering first means our hand is freer to adjust. Other chords are shown with different fingerings for you to choose which you prefer. Playing guitar chords may seem like a contortion for the hands of the beginner so there is some basic guidance on stretching to keep the hands flexible. Audio and More: Each guitar chord has a downloadable audio example enabling you to hear if you have played it right, or to hear what you need to work towards. There is an introduction to moveable power chords and barre chords, in which barre chords are shown as easier cut-down versions of full barre chord shapes. At the back of Guitar Chords for Beginners there is a list of suggested songs that contain chords from within the book. Grab a copy today! "I like what’s been put together! The information covered in technical issues for beginners especially explaining the difference between chords on piano and guitar is great. I think starting with the small position chords for C and G etc and building up to full position is also really important for beginners. The picture diagrams of hand position is a nifty feature, I know lots of beginners respond more to visuals and will often revert to looking at the hand pictures rather than the chord diagrams. Also think the added audio clips are a great feature so students can compare the sounds of their chords with the audio for reference. There could be a couple of chord progressions at the end of each section (Apart from the song suggestions at the end of the book) and strumming patterns. That would be an added feature that I think could work nicely, although this would make for a larger book and it is only £1.99 for the eBook. Otherwise I think what’s been put together is great :)" -- Anthony Bierman, Bmus(Hons) Contemporary/Jazz Guitar (South Africa) "Looks fab. I particularly like the different ways of playing the A chord. The physical warm-up exercises for flexibility are also good. It is good that movable major and minor barre chords are shown as partial versions to make them initially easier, and beginners might find extra interest where near the back of the book easy open versions of other more exotic chords are shown, such as Dm(maj7), the "James Bond" chord." -- Campbell Murray, RGT & MU Registered Tutor (Scotland)

Classic Rock for Fingerstyle Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (CRT)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0793571227
Release Date: 1997-07-01
Genre: Music

18 songs, including: Angie • Dream On • Dust in the Wind • Every Breath You Take • Fire and Rain • Free Bird • Imagine • Layla • New Kid in Town • You're in My Heart • Your Song • and more.

Tommy Emmanuel Fingerstyle Guitar Method

Author: TOMMY EMMANUEL
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610651769
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Music

The incomparable Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel presents four fingerstyle exercises plus an arrangement of the classic tune Freight Train and two signature compositions- Mister Guitar and Dixie McGuire. This book would serve either as a reference text for one of Tommy's workshops or as a helpful guide to developing fingerstyle guitarists working on their own. All selections are written in notation and tablature for the guitar in standard tuning. A convenient chord chart is provided in the appendix. All of the selections in the book appear on the companion CD.Intermediate to advanced in difficulty, playing these tunes literally involves the thumbs of both hands! Gaining flexibility and control of your left thumb, you too can play like TE!

Hal Leonard Guitar Tab Method

Author: Jeff Schroedl
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495035623
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Music

(Guitar Tab Method). The First and Only Beginning Guitar Method of Its Kind! This is the guitar method students and teachers have been waiting for. Learn single notes with riffs like "Day Tripper" and "Crazy Train," power chords with classics by AC/DC and the Who, strumming with songs from Neil Young and Nirvana, and much more. The method's unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin will keep them playing and having fun. Book 1 includes: parts of the guitar, easy-to-follow guitar tablature, notes & riffs starting on the low E string, tempo & time signatures, understanding notes and rests, palm muting, vibrato, power chords, open chords, strumming, slides and slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, many music styles, nearly 100 riffs and songs, and more!