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.