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Chord master : how to choose and play the right guitar chords

Author: Rikky Rooksby
Publisher: San Francisco : Backbeat Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Unlike a traditional chord dictionary, Chord Master takes the time to discuss each of the chord types and patterns a guitarist is likely to come across. Rooksby looks at how and why different shapes sound the way they do, helping you to find the ideal chords in any situation, in any style of music, and, of course, the easiest way to play them. Includes over 1,000 chords and their variations, in easy-view color  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-instruction
Methods Self-instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rikky Rooksby
ISBN: 0879307668 9780879307660
OCLC Number: 56427671
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Chord questions and answers --
Chords for beginners --
Triads --
Moveable shapes --
Chords for songwriters --
Chords for musical styles --
Chords from famous songs --
Chord progressions on the CD --
The chord matrix. Major ; Major, first inversion ; Major, second inversion ; Minor ; Minor, first inversion ; Minor, second inversion ; Augmented ; Diminished ; Major 7th ; 7th ; Minor 7th ; Minor/major 7th ; Major 7th flat 5th ; Major 7th sharp 5th ; 7th flat 5th ; 7th sharp 5th ; Minor 7th flat 5th ; Diminished 7th ; 5th ; Suspended 2nd ; Suspended 4th ; 7th suspended 4th ; Major 6th ; Major 6th/9th ; Minor 6th ; Minor 6th/9th ; 7th flat 9th ; 7th sharp 9th ; Add 9th ; Major 9th ; 9th ; Minor add 9th ; Minor 9th ; Minor 9th/major 7th ; Major 11th ; 11th ; Minor 11th ; Major 13th ; 13th ; Minor 7th add 13th ; A chord miscellany --
Appendix. Chord notes & slash chords.
Responsibility: Rikky Rooksby.

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"Unlike a traditional chord dictionary, Chord Master takes the time to discuss each of the chord types and patterns a guitarist is likely to come across. Rooksby looks at how and why different shapes sound the way they do, helping you to find the ideal chords in any situation, in any style of music, and, of course, the easiest way to play them. Includes over 1,000 chords and their variations, in easy-view color "guitar neck" boxes; chords arranged by key, by type, or by musical style; answers to all your chord queries; sections for beginners, songwriters, and advanced guitarists; chord secrets of famous songs; a 20-track audio CD demonstrating chords and chord sequences in musical context; and more!"--Publisher description.

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