New on Kindle Interactive! From the author of the #1 best-seller Guitar Aerobics, Modern Lead Guitar will teach you everything you need to know to solo over chord changes. The book features 23 common chord progressions and plenty of sample licks and solos to get you improvising in an instant! You'll learn how to apply the major and minor scales, as well as their modal and pentatonic counterparts. Styles covered include rock, metal, country, jazz, and blues.
This book covers the art of self-accompaniment while soloing. Incorporating the styles of blues, rock, jazz, country, and funk, the jams will enhance your ability to play chords and bass lines simultaneously. You'll increase your scale and chord-voicing vocabulary, and you'll improve your rhythm, groove, and phrasing. Audio demos of all 150 guitar jams are available for download or streaming!
This book provides 365 exercises -- one for every day of the year! -- to keep your rhythm chops fine-tuned. The two CDs include demos of all 365 exercises. The book covers chord theory and the fundamentals of rhythm; basic and complex fingerpicking and strum patterns; popular diatonic and non-diatonic progressions; major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads; major, minor, and dominant seventh chords; extended and altered chords; major and minor keys; and more. By practicing these exercises, you'll gain greater knowledge of chord construction and progressions, get exposed to the rhythm styles of several musical genres, improve your fingerpicking and strumming technique, increase your chord-voicing vocabulary, and more!
This revolutionary approach to chord-tone soloing features a 52-week, one-lick-per-day method for visualizing and navigating the neck of the guitar. Topics covered include major, minor, and dominant scales in all keys; 12 popular chord progressions; half-diminished and diminished scales; harmonic minor scale; whole-tone scale; and much more. The accompanying CD contains demonstrations of all 365 licks!
From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, Guitar Aerobics is a best selling guitar lesson book. It is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned for a full 52 weeks. The guitar exercises cover several musical styles including 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 your speed and improve your dexterity and pick- and fret-hand accuracy the more you practice them. The accompanying CD includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings.