Author: Desi Serna
Publisher: Guitar Music Theory
Guitar Picking Mechanics equips you to use a standard guitar pick (a.k.a. flatpick or plectrum) to play popular styles of music as proficiently as possible. Through a series of exercises, you are trained to use the proper techniques needed to play common guitar parts. You also discover techniques that make an immediate difference in how well you pick, so you see fast results. In order to learn the most practical skills, you play examples composed in the style of familiar songs. You even unleash your creativity by applying your newfound skills to your own improvisations and compositions. Your path to picking improvement involves the development and application of the following techniques: Alternate picking Changing strings on downstrokes Downstroke sweep picking Downstroke economy picking Upstroke string changes, sweep picking, and economy picking Pick slanting Inside and outside picking Playing melodic patterns (a.k.a. "scale sequences") Crosspicking After completing Guitar Picking Mechanics, you will be able to pick more quickly, more accurately, and more comfortably. You will know how to compose fluid lead lines around efficient mechanics. Most importantly, you will discover which picking techniques work best for you so you can play to your strengths. Guitar Picking Mechanics is not just about technique—it is about your artistic expression and style. The program’s goals are for you to explore options, develop new skills, break through barriers, and make progress so that your guitar playing becomes something you can be proud of. :) The Guitar Picking Mechanics book includes: 100 pages of instruction 84 Notation Figures with Tablature 74 Audio Tracks Are you ready to make your picking problems a thing of the past? Do you want to see how changing your approach to picking can help you progress faster than you thought possible? Get your copy of Guitar Picking Mechanics today! Requirements Guitar Picking Mechanics is not a beginner guitar program. In order to take full advantage of this instruction, you should already be playing at an intermediate level. Your skills should include being able to play pentatonic scale and three-notes-per-string scale patterns. Guitar Picking Mechanics works on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Both right-handed and left-handed guitar players can follow the lessons. Audio Tracks Once you have your book, follow the instructions to download all the audio tracks. If you would prefer to have the audio tracks on CD, purchase the CD as well, which is listed and sold separately on Amazon. Book Formats Amazon sells paperbacks and Kindles. PDF eBooks are sold at the author’s website. Visit http://GuitarMusicTheory.com/pick for more information.
Author: Yngwie J. Malmsteen
The rock-and-roll memoir of one of the world's greatest guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen's revolutionary guitar style—combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal—made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he's still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since. In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal. Along the way, he talks about his first bands, going solo, his songwriting and recording process, and the seedy side of the rock business. Malmsteen was named one of Time magazine's ten greatest electric guitar players The author's most recent album, Spellbound, was released in December 2012 Ideal for guitar players, heavy metal fans, and those who enjoy rock memoirs
Author: Don Mock
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Legendary guitarist and educator Don Mock exposes the closely-guarded "secret" soloing techniques of jazz and rock giants, revealing easy ways to create ultra-cool sounding lines and patterns by substituting simple harmonic minor patterns over dominant 7th chords. These book/CD packages each contain over 60 music examples, lines, licks and patterns. All music is written in standard notation and tablature.
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Complete Technique for Modern Guitar Total Fretboard Accuracy Second Edition Master the Fretboard With over 200 effective exercises, Complete Technique for Modern Guitar destroys the myth that excellent guitar technique takes years to master. This book focuses on only the exercises that most quickly develop the fundamental four areas of guitar technique: Picking, Legato, Playing in Time, and Expression. Every exercise is accompanied by an individual audio track that's available for free. Don't Know what to Practice for the Greatest Benefit? There are hundreds of sources of information about 'correct' guitar technique these days and often students find themselves chasing more and more difficult, obscure exercises to perfect their technique. Complete Technique for Modern Guitar focuses only on the most beneficial, game changing exercises that will develop your playing fast, while leaving time for you to apply each exercise in a musical context. Practice Only What you Need The book begins with a short question; How much technique do you need? You are then free to decide which of the 200 in depth exercises will take you where you want to go. The point of technique practice is to allow us to express ourselves musically - Complete Technique for Modern Guitar helps you to keep that goal in mind while developing the perfect technique for what you want to play. Over 200 No-Nonsense Exercises to Help you Master Your Guitar Technique However good you want to be, all the essential exercises are broken down into the following areas: Finger Independence and Picking Legato Rhythm Expressive Techniques Check out the 60+ Excellent Reviews from Customers on Amazon.com "I find myself returning to these exercises every time that I practice." - Amazon.com review "Honestly, you follow these exercises, and page by page you'll see yourself improving day by day" - Amazon.com review Buy it Now! Scroll up to buy Complete Technique for Modern Guitar now and quickly develop the guitar technique you've been craving. Free Shipping in Paperback with Amazon Prime
Author: ROSS. TROTTIER, Joseph Alexander
Build Perfect Classical Guitar Technique While Developing Your Repertoire - A clear concise guide to perfect classical guitar technique - Contains warm-up exercises and melodies - Introduction to arpeggios, scales and harmonised chords - Teaches students famous classical guitar pieces by the masters - Learn dozens of beautiful etudes and expand your performance repertoire - Analysis and playing guidance for each piece The Beginner Classical Guitar Method - Would you like to play classical guitar, but don't know where to start? - Would you like a guide that not only helps perfect technique, but teaches you to play achievable, complete pieces? - Want to discover the simple golden rules of classical guitar playing? The Beginner Classical Guitar Method is a clear, concise guide to perfecting classical guitar technique. Included are helpful warm-up exercises, including melodies and arpeggio work-outs. After working on technique, readers are guided through a series of etudes, examples illustrating specific techniques and over 30 complete pieces to play. Here's What You Get: - A comprehensive guide to perfecting classical guitar technique - Playing advice and guidance for each piece, from fingering to playing positions - Over 30 complete pieces you can immediately add to your repertoire - Perfectly notated examples with tab, and studio-quality audio to download for free. The Perfect Foundation for a Lifetime of Classical Guitar The Beginner Classical Guitar Method is not a sterile list of instructions and exercises to tick off. Written by accomplished player and teacher Ross Trottier, this book communicates his passion for the classical guitar repertoire, and provides expert insight into these timeless pieces. With Ross' guidance, the 30] etudes in this great resource come to life. Hear it! The Beginner Classical Guitar Method contains over 100 supporting audio examples, so you can hear exactly how each piece should sound. Buy it now to begin crafting your classical guitar skills.
Author: Yngwie Malmsteen
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Recorded Versions). Tab transcriptions for 22 tunes from the original shred master who brought the neo-classical style into the forefront of the metal movement. Songs include: Bedroom Eyes * Black Star * Deja Vu * Dreaming (Tell Me) * Eclipse * Far Beyond the Sun * Heaven Tonight * I'll See the Light Tonight * Icarus Dream Suite Opus 4 * Liar * Marching Out * Rising Force * You Don't Remember I'll Never Forget * more.
Author: Mitchell M. Waldrop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion
Author: Troy Nelson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Educational). From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned! Musical styles include rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar. These exercises will increase speed, and improve dexterity and pick- and fret-hand accuracy. The accompanying CD includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings.
Author: Paul Metzner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization.
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Andrew Morton uncovers the true story of the biggest celebrity of our age. Everyone knows Tom Cruise—or at least what he wants us to know. We know that the man behind the smile overcame a tough childhood to star in astonishing array of blockbusters: Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, several Mission: Impossible movies, and more. We know he has taken artistic chances, too, earning him three Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. But beyond that, the picture becomes a bit less clear... We know that Tom is a devoted follower of the Church of Scientology. We know that, despite persistent rumors about his sexuality, he has been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. But it was not until he jumped on Oprah's couch to proclaim his love for Katie and denounced Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi science" of psychiatry that we began to realize how much we did not know about the charming, hardworking star. For all the headlines and the rumors, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden—until now.
Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Verso Books
Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, renowned for his incisive studies of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the movement that dramatically broke with all tradition in search of progress for the first time since his acclaimed A Singular Modernity . The Modernist Papers is a tour de froce of anlysis and criticism, in which Jameson brings his dynamic and acute thought to bear on the modernist literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jameson discusses modernist poetics, including intensive discussions of the work of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Wallace Stevens, Joyce, Proust, and Thomas Mann. He explores the peculiarties of the American literary field, taking in William Carlos Williams and the American epic, and examines the language theories of Gertrude Stein. Refusing to see modernism as simply a Western phenomenon he also pays close attention to its Japanese expression; while the complexities of a late modernist representation of twentieth-century politics are articulated in a concluding section on Peter Weiss’s novel The Aesthetics of Resistance. Challenging our previous understanding of the literature of this pperiod, this monumental work will come to be regarded as the classic study of modernism.
Author: Steve Khan
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
In this book, Steve takes a potentially very complex subject -- the creation of new, different, and creative melodies -- and shows how using two very simple and very guitaristic pentatonic scales, you can unleash an inexhaustible supply of new colors and ideas. A CD containing most of the music examples, plus numerous play-along tracks is included. This is a must-have for any serious guitarist!
Author: Joseph Alexander, Pete Sklaroff
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Guitar Scales in Context Guitar Scales in Context goes further than every other scale dictionary available: it provides you with backing tracks and licks for every one of the essential 18 scales and modes that it covers. With over 50 backing tracks included, each scale is analysed, discussed and shown in the five most commonly used patterns. Each scale shape is given with a corresponding chord, triad and arpeggio pattern to help you build and memorise the scale, both physically and aurally. Each scale has an extensive information page giving examples of its use and a description of its unique character. Finally, so you can experience how each scale sounds and feels, three live-recorded example licks are given so you can instantly put the scales into musical context. Guitar Scales in Context is essential reading and practical application for anyone wanting to develop their fretboard skills, music theory and aural awareness. Scales Covered Include: The Major Scale The Dorian Mode The Phrygian Mode The Lydian Mode The Mixolydian Mode The Aeolian Mode The Locrian Mode The Minor Pentatonic (Blues) Scale The Major Pentatonic (Blues) Scale The Melodic Minor Mode The Lydian Dominant Mode The Altered Scale The Harmonic Minor Scale The Phrygian Dominant Mode The Mixolydian Bebop Scale The Dorian Bebop Scale The Half Whole Diminished Scale The Whole Tone Scale Scroll up to buy Guitar Scales in Context now.
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Have you ever listened to a master blues musician and wondered why their solos sound different and more powerful than yours? “Beyond Pentatonics” Contains 104 Pages of Blues Guitar Secrets for the Advancing Guitarist: Add New, Rich Melodic Colours to your Solo Learn how the Greatest Guitarists Target the Most Powerful Notes. Master Every Important Scale Choice for Every Chord in the Blues Progression Over 125 Licks, 80 Minutes of Audio and 10 Backing Tracks The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar is a three-part series that teaches you all the essential skills required to become an excellent blues guitarist. Book Three: "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to break away from the minor pentatonic soloing rut that many blues guitarists quickly fall into. The first half of "Beyond Pentatonics" shows you how to target the most powerful notes from each chord in the blues progression to create the greatest emotional effect. Every chord change in the blues progression is covered in minute detail, with clear diagrams and plenty of great licks to learn. You'll quickly find yourself playing emotive, original solos that you never before thought possible. The second half of 'Beyond Pentatonics', looks in great detail at the many possiblescale choices for each of the chords in the blues. Every essential scale choice is given for the I, IV and V chords, withtheory and important concepts clearly explained. There are over 125 pieces of authentic blues vocabulary, plus many 'tricks of the trade' to help you incorporate these compelling sounds into your solos. There is no better, more detailed book to teach you the melodic secrets of blues guitar soloing.