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The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Playing the Guitar
The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Playing the Guitar Author:Frederick M Noad Even if you don't know a note of music you can master the guitar by using this simple illustrated method. In this guide you will discover: — How to buy a guitar - How much sto spend. What materials to look for. Differences in construction. Nylon and steel string guitars. What you should know about "cracking." Proper care of the guitar. — How to bu... more »ild chords - Simple chords. Related chords. Chord families. Minor chords. Chord changes. Complete chord fingering. Basic and advanced strumming.
Special Effects - The Bar. The Arpeggio. Hammering. Damping down. Using the capotasto. "Snare drum" effect. "Tambor" effect. Vibrato. The slide. Natural harmonics. Octave harmonics.
How to Read Guitar Music - The treble clef. Octaves. Open strings. Time counting. Fretted notes. Music in two parts. Rests. Tempo and rhythm. Conventional signs. Sightreading. Key signatures. Complex time. The fingerboard.
Many Styles of Playing - Folk songs. Blues. Ballads. Calypso. Basic and modified patterns of Flamenco.
Learn By Doing - There are more than 50 practice exercises and many full scores of actual song selections for singing accompaniment or classical solo playing.« less