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Knack guitar for everyone : a step-by-step guide to notes, chords, and playing basics

Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Knack, ©2010.
Series: Knack make it easy.
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A beginner's guide to playing guitar that provides step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions, covering gear, care, tuning, hand positions, tablature, chords, fingerpicking, and more; and includes music exercises.
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Genre/Form: Methods
Methods Self-instruction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Weissman
ISBN: 9781599215112 159921511X
OCLC Number: 317451153
Description: xii, 243 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Knack Guitar for Everyone with CD Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Introducing the Guitar Basic Guitars Acoustic Guitars Electric & Miscellaneous GuitarsVintage & Travel Guitars Important Guitar Parts Chapter 2: Purchasing a Guitar Hand Size and Nylon String Guitars Hand Size and Steel String Guitars The Height of the StringsFingernails Filing the Fingernails Chapter 3: Guitar Gear Picks Thumb Picks and Fingerpicks The Capo SlidesSlides and Pick Guards Chapter 4: Care and Tuning Neck Size and Action Changing the Strings Amplifiers Guitars cases and Guitar Stands Electronic TunersGuitar Parts Chapter 5: Holding the Guitar Guitar Straps Standing and Sitting Left Hand Position Right Hand PositionRight Hand Pick Position Chapter 6: Left Hand Basics D Chord A7 ChordChanging Chords-D to A7D to A7 to DChord Changing ProblemsWarped Necks and Truss Rods Chapter 7: Position of the Right HandRight Thumb or PickThe Right Hand Strum in ActionChord Diagrams Changing Chords While StrummingDifferent Rhythms Chapter 8: Tablature and MusicThe Tablature SystemReading TablatureThe Music Staff Reading Music for GuitarRhythmsChords Chapter 9: Skip To My LouD to A7 to DVarious String ThicknessesStrings of Different Materials Skip To My Lou, Part ISkip To My Lou, Par IIG Chord Chapter 10: The First 3 Chord SongChord Changes D-G-A7-DFull G Chord The Thumb and Index StrumDouble Brush StrumFlat Pick Strum Chapter 11: The Right Hand ArpeggioThumb and 3 Fingers TogetherThumb and 3 Fingers, individually"Song" Melody"Song" ArrangementThumb Plays Alternate Bass NotesBackwards Arpeggio Chapter 12: C, F and Simple G7 ChordsC, F and G7 ChordsTroubleshooting the F ChordC-F, G7 -C"Song 2" Melody "Song 2" Arrangement Chapter 13: Waltz Time (3/4) C, F, Full G7 to C New Strum "Knack of the Waltz" Modified Strum Playing the Melody, Fingerstyle Playing the Melody, Pick Style Chapter 14: Introducing the Am Chord C to Am C, Am, F, G7 Chords C, Am, F, G7 in Action Alternating Up and Down Picks Alternating Picking with Chords Chapter 15: The Capo Capos, off Guitar Placing the Capo on the Guitar Partial Capos, Off and On Guitar More On Partial Capos Capo Diagrams Capo Positions Chapter 16: The Key of GFour Chords"Tell Old Bill"Tell Old Bill' Chord ChangesCapo at 1st FretCapo at 2nd Fret Chapter 17: Left Hand TricksHammering OnHammersAdditional HammersMore Hammers, 1More Hammers, 2More Hammers, 3Utilizing Hammers Chapter 18: Advanced Hammering OnHammering On, Additional NotesAdditional Hammers G ChordAdditional Hammers, Em ChordAdditional Hammers, C ChordAdditional hammers, D7 ChordMusic using Hammers Chapter 19: Introducing FingerpickingTravis PickingRight Hand PositionsRight Hand Positions, PlayedRight Hand, After PickingCrawdad SongOther Right Hand PatternsOther Possible Travis Patterns Chapter 20: Expanding Your Guitar HorizonsResourcesChord DiagramsSuggested Books, CD's And Videos
Series Title: Knack make it easy.
Other Titles: Guitar for everyone
Responsibility: Dick Weissman ; photographs by Julie Keefe.

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