|Phillips, Mark / Chappell, Jon|
Guitar Exercises For Dummies
1. Edition December 2008
2008. 240 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-38766-5 - John Wiley & Sons
E-Books are also available on all known E-Book shops.
Train your fingers to become a lean, mean guitar-playing machine!
Want to sharpen your guitar-playing skills? This practice-oriented playbook is packed with hands-on technique builders, from warm-up exercises and scales to arpeggios, chords, and much more. You'll see how to apply your technique with performance pieces at the end of each chapter.
* Review basic guitar fundamentals - posture, holding the guitar, sitting and standing with the guitar
* Brush up on guitar notation - decoding tablature, comprehending chord diagrams, interpreting neck diagrams, recognizing rhythm slashes
* Warm up away from the guitar - release tension, improve breathing, prepare your mind and body to play
* Wake up those fingers - limber up your fingers by playing simple exercises
* Develop strength, speed, and independence - play single-note patterns and chord progressions
Open the book and find:
* More than 300 exercises in various keys, positions, and rhythms
* Drills & tips to perfect your playing and maximize your practice time
* Technique building opportunities
* Scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords
* Full-length pieces to play along with
* Ways to improve your musicianship
Bonus CD Includes
* Selected exercises from each chapter
* Every performance piece
* Open string tuning notes
* Metronome tracks of different tempos
From the contents
Part I: Preparing to Practice.
Chapter 1: Reviewing Guitar Fundamentals.
Chapter 2: Warming Up for Your Practice Sessions.
Part II: Scales and Scale Sequences.
Chapter 3: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing.
Chapter 4: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire.
Chapter 5: Tackling the Three Minor Scales.
Chapter 6: Examining Minor Scale Sequences.
Part III: Arpeggios and Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 7: Breaking Out with Major Arpeggios.
Chapter 8: Discovering How to Play Major Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 9: Getting to Know Minor Arpeggios.
Chapter 10: Looking at Minor Arpeggio Sequences.
Chapter 11: Enhancing Your Playing with Seventh Chord Arpeggios.
Chapter 12: Trying Your Hand at Seventh Chord Arpeggio Sequences.
Part IV: Chords and Additional Exercises.
Chapter 13: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises.
Chapter 14: Developing Strength and Speed by Playing Single-Note Exercises.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Maximizing Your Practice Time.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Musicianship.
Appendix: How to Use the CD.