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Get Started in Guitar is a fresh guide to learning guitar, written and supported by Rockschool, the UK's only teaching body for rock, pop and country musicians of all ages and abilities. It explains which type of guitar to play, what model suits you best and the basic playing techniques before introducing rhythms, chords, riffs and melodies and showing you how to combine them all together. Punctuated by practical exercises and featuring an audio CD to show you how it all works, this is an essential guide for all those who want to play modern popular music on guitar for their own pleasure but don't know where to start.
Learn to Play the Guitar includes:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: An overview of guitar types and construction
Chapter 3: Buying a guitar
Chapter 4: Guitar amps
Chapter 5: A practice area
Chapter 6: Changing the strings
Chapter 7: Pitch
Chapter 8: Tuning your guitar
Chapter 9: Playing guide
Chapter 10: Song #1 - 'On Track'
Chapter 11: Song #2 - 'Heroes'
Chapter 12: Song #3 - 'Lifted Up'
Chapter 13: Song #4 - 'Nevada'
Chapter 14: Song #5 - 'Gravellin' Man'
Chapter 15: Song #6 - 'Glass Circle'
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.