Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility. Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level. Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies: How electric guitars and amplifiers work Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques The different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band. So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Explains how to select a guitar, learn chords and melodies, explore different musical styles, and repair and maintain the instrument, with an interactive DVD featuring videos, audio tracks, and printable documents.
(Guitar Collection). This book provides a fun and easy way to learn to play your favorite songs today! It includes music notation, guitar tablature and performance notes for 35 rock 'n' roll hits, including: All Right Now * Born to Be Wild * Brown Eyed Girl * Hey Joe * Money for Nothing * Proud Mary * Rock and Roll All Nite * Rock This Town * Shattered * Smoke on the Water * Summer of '69 * Tush * Walk This Way * What I Like About You * Wild Thing * and more.
Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies. With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing you how to play scales, chords, progressions, riffs, solos, and more! It’s packed with musical examples, chords charts, and photos that let you explore the genre and play the songs of the great blues musicians. This accessible guide will give you the skills you need to: Choose the right guitar, equipment, and strings Hold, tune, and get situated with your guitar Play barre chords and strum to the rhythm Recognize the structure of a blues song Tackle musical riffs Master melodies and solos Make your guitar sing, cry, and wail Jam to any type of blues In addition to this must-have book, a bonus CD is included so that you can listen to famous songs, practice your riffs and chords, and develop your style as a blues musician. It also features a quick guide to musical notation and suggestions on albums, artists, and guitars for further enjoyment. With Blues Guitar for Dummies, you can re-create the masterpieces of the blues legend without the expensive lessons!
(Guitar Collection). Everything you need to play some of the greatest acoustic rock songs is here, including note-for-note transcriptions with lyrics and tab, and easy-to-understand performance notes. Features 32 complete tunes: Against the Wind * All Apologies * Band on the Run * Every Rose Has Its Thorn * Have You Ever Seen the Rain? * The Joker * Learning to Fly * Love the One You're With * More than Words * Name * Rocky Raccoon * Walk on the Wild Side * and more.
Each song is presented in tablature and standard staff notation, with lyrics and chord symbols. Additional lyrics printed as text. Performance notes for each song are presented in a separate section. Following p. 325 are diagrams for all guitar chords used in the book and information on scales and notation.
Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.
(Guitar Collection). Learn songs from one of the most influential eras of rock with a sizable serving of humor and fun! Features 30 full songs with notes, tab & lyrics, each with their own detailed performance, all in plain English! Includes: Aqualung * Authority Song * Changes * Deuce * Funk #49 * Highway to Hell * I Can't Explain * La Grange * Lay Down Sally * London Calling * Roxanne * White Room * and more!