Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Method Grade 1 (eBook+Online Audio)
21496BCDEB
The Modern Fingerstyle Method gets the student up and playing within the first few pages, it was designed for the absolute beginner with absolutely no experience whatsoever. Students are directed toward reading lines, not notes. Steve Eckels introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos. Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book. Written in standard notation and tablature.

  • This book gets the student up and playing within ...more
Product Number:
21496BCDEB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
120
Binding:
eBook
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-6106-5366-1
ISBN13:
978-16106-5366-4
Series:
Modern Guitar Method
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/14/2011
The Modern Fingerstyle Method gets the student up and playing within the first few pages, it was designed for the absolute beginner with absolutely no experience whatsoever. Students are directed toward reading lines, not notes. Steve Eckels introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos. Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book. Written in standard notation and tablature.

  • This book gets the student up and playing within the first few pages.
  • For the absolute beginner with absolutely no experience whatsoever.
  • Directs the student to reading lines, not notes.
  • Introduces the tools necessary to construct fingerstyle guitar solos.
  • Each piece utilizes musical tools that will be used over and over again throughout the book.
  • Written in standard notation and tablature.
Includes access to online audio.
Section One: Overview
Contents
Preface & The Author
A Modern View of Tuning
Holding the Guitar
Right-Hand Positions
Left-Hand Positions
Section Two: A Modern Method for Reading Music
The Musical Alphabet
Learning the Staff Using Ladders and Hands
Placing Notes on the Staff
Ledger Lines for Reading Bass Notes
Drawing Ledger Lines
Using Words to Understand Rhythms
Understanding Measures
Grid Diagrams
Creating a Notation Reference Chart
Octaves
Melodic Direction
Reading Melodic Lines
Reference Notes: Using Key Tones
Reference Notes: Using Open Strings
Reference Notes: F-A-C-E
Reference Notes: Using High and Low Points
Skips
Identifying Skips
Reading Melodic Leaps: Identifying Intervals
Writing Intervals
Identifying Chords by Reading Intervals
Section Three: Fingerstyle Patterns
Exploring the Open Strings
Finger Independence
Travis Picking
Finger Alternation
Adding a Melody to an A Bass Note
Harmonized Scale Steps over an Open Bass
Adding a Melody to an F Bass Note
Harmonized Scale Steps Over the F Bass Note
Adding a Melody to a G Bass Note
Harmonized Scale Steps Over the G Bass Note
A Dozen Fingerpicking Patterns with Practice Progressions
Section Four: Arranging Your Own Solos
Amazing Grace: Adding a Bass Note to a Melody
Amazing Grace: Adding Fill Notes to a Melody and Bass
Amazing Grace: Writing Your Own Variations from Chord Tones
Section Five: Fingerstlye Solo Readiness
Silent Night: Rest Strokes
O Come, Emmanuel: Bass Melody
Leyenda: Free Strokes
Coventry Carol: Melody Over Open Bass Strings
Welsh Hymn: Melody Over Fretted Bass
Section Six: Fingerstyle Solos
Key of C
Be Thou My Vision
Shenandoah
Star of the County Down
Danny Boy
My Country 'Tis of Thee
America the Beautiful
The Water is Wide
Jolly Blues in C
Key of A minor
Für Elise - Basic Version
Für Elise - Embellished Version
Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair
Gypsy Blues in A minor
Key of G
Morning Has Broken
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Dixie
The Star Spangled Banner
Lazy Blues in G
Key of E minor
Moonlight Sonata
Boogie Shuffle in E minor
APPENDIX: Modern Method Reading Unit
Notes on the A String
Notes on the D String
Combining the A and D Strings
Melodies on the A and D Strings
The G and B Strings
Melodies on the G and B strings
Review of Four Strings
Notes on the High E String
Notes on the Low E String
Combining the Low and High E Strings in Octaves
Some Important Music Concepts: Sharps, Flats, Naturals, Enharmonics and Ties
 
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Series: Modern Guitar Method
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