Teaches all the popular left and right hand techniques used in traditional and contemporary Country fingerpicking guitar. The most common Country progressions are combined with right hand fingerpicking Country styles such as the Alternating Thumb style, Country Bass style and the Arpeggio style. You do not need to read music to use this book.
Teaches all the important basic chords and rhythms used in Country guitar. Includes country chord progressions, basic note picking and basic Country licks.
Follows on from Progressive Country Guitar Method. Introduces bar chords, advanced Country rhythms, Country Lead guitar patterns and techniques.
Demonstrates many classic Funk sounds, using both rhythm & lead playing. Chord forms are introduced in a framework that allows the student to play confidently over the entire fretboard. Features an innovative approach to learning rhythms & applying them to riffs & grooves.
This book takes an innovative approach to learning funk guitar. Progressive Funk and R&B Guitar Technique uses both chords and single note riffs to help the student gain control of timing and rhythms, which are essential to good Funk playing. The book contains a study of both rhythm and lead guitar, since a funk guitarist needs to be equally comfortable with both. Many of the basic lead guitar techniques such as Hammer ons, Pull offs, Bends and Slides, as well as the five basic major chord shapes are covered in the previous book Progressive Funk and R&B Guitar Method, which is recommended as a primer to this book.Progressive Funk and R&B Guitar Technique introduces new techniques such as percussive strumming to help you get the right feel for the music straight away. A range of exciting chord sounds essential to Funk and R&B are introduced throughout the book, along with the Mixolydian and Dorian modes and harmonic intervals such as octaves, 6ths, 3rds and 4ths. A range of Funk styles are examined, as well as some great Soul and R+B sounds. Anyone who successfully completes this book will be well on the way to becoming an excellent Funk guitarist with a well rounded knowledge of the music.It's recommended that you use the accompanying audio available (see the front of this book for more details). The book explains the techniques to use, while the audio lets you hear how each example should sound when played correctly.
Teaches all the popular left and right hand techniques used in modern fingerpicking Jazz guitar. Learn how to fingerpick Jazz chord shapes and single note runs. Contains several solos based on traditional Jazz styles that use all the techniques outlined in the book. You do not need to read music to use this book.
A lesson by lesson introduction to the most commonly used moveable chord shapes and progressions used by Jazz guitarists. Includes Jazz Blues progressions, turnarounds chord construction and scale tone chords.
Starting with a simple approach to improvisation using the major scale,the book demonstrates all the essential rhythms,scales,modes and arpeggios needed to become a competent Jazz player.A variety of techniques are introduced.
Featuring over 100 licks and solos which can be applied to Rock, Blues & Country etc. Open and standard tuning is used.
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