Teach Yourself: Learn To Play The Guitar

Editor/Author Pitt, Simon
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-44-410724-1
Category: Arts & Leisure - Music
Image Count: 273
Book Status: Available
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This is an essential guide for all those who want to play popular music on guitar for their own pleasure but don't know where to start. It covers which type of guitar to play and the basic playing techniques, before introducing rhythms, chords, riffs, and melodies and how to combine them all.

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Table of Contents

  • Meet the authors
  • Only got a minute?
  • Only got five minutes?
  • Only got ten minutes?
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 An Overview of Guitar Types and Construction
  • 3 Buying a Guitar
  • 4 Guitar Amps
  • 5 A Practice Area
  • 6 Changing the Strings
  • 7 Pitch
  • 8 Tuning your Guitar
  • 9 Playing Guide
  • 10 Song #1 – ‘On Track’
  • 11 Song #2 – ‘Heroes’
  • 12 Song #3 – ‘Lifted Up’
  • 13 Song #4 – ‘Nevada’
  • 14 Song #5 – ‘Gravellin' Man’
  • 15 Song #6 – ‘Glass Circle’
  • Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions
  • Taking it Further
  • Appendix 1 – Chords
  • Appendix 2 – Amplifier settings