Guitar for Students (USC) (Book)
A Method for the Classrooom and Private Student
21663
This beginning guitar book, for use with private students or in a classroom setting, is divided into 15 lessons. Beginning at the complete novice level, the lessons guide players thru learning chords, scales and more advanced techniques. The appendix of the book offers scale, chord, and fretboard diagrams. This text is currently used in the beginning guitar classes at USC.
Product Number:
21663
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
94
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8006-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-8006-1
Series:
USC School of Music
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/16/2008
This beginning guitar book, for use with private students or in a classroom setting, is divided into 15 lessons. Beginning at the complete novice level, the lessons guide players thru learning chords, scales and more advanced techniques. The appendix of the book offers scale, chord, and fretboard diagrams. This text is currently used in the beginning guitar classes at USC.
INTRODUCTION TO THE GUITAR
Types of Guitars 
Electric Guitars
Steel-String Guitars (Acoustic)
Nylon-String Guitars (Classical)
Components of the Electric Guitar
Buying a Guitar
Playing Position
Left-Hand Technique
Right-Hand Technique
Tuning the Guitar 
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL NOTATION
The Staff, Clef Signs and the Musical Alphabet
Half Steps and Whole Steps
Note Values, Measures and Time Signatures
NOTES ON THE FIRST STRING (E, F, G)
Reading Music on the Guitar 
INTRODUCTION TO RHYTHM GUITAR PLAYING
The C and G Chords
Reading Rhythm Guitar Notation 
CHORD EXERCISE #1
NOTES ON THE SECOND STRING (B, C, D)
Combining Strings
Ode to Joy 
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Theme From “New World Symphony”
The D Chord
Repeat Signs
CHORD EXERCISE #2
CHORD EXERCISE #3
NOTES ON THE THIRD STRING (G, A)
Combining Strings
Aura Lee 
Accidentals
The Major Scale
Strumming Eighth Notes
CHORD EXERCISE #4 
The A minor Chord
CHORD EXERCISE #5
CHORD EXERCISE #6
3/4 Time 
Dotted Values
We Three Kings
Twinkle Twinkl
Intervals - Major and Minor 2nds and 3rds
The G Major Scale
Chromatic Scale and Reading Tablature
The E minor Chord
CHORD EXERCISE #7
CHORD EXERCISE #8
NOTES ON THE FOURTH STRING (D, E, F)
Combining Strings
Tom Dooley
First and Second Endings
Pick-Up Notes
Little Brown Jug
CHORD EXERCISE #9
The E Chord
CHORD EXERCISE #10
The F Major Scale
Key Signatures
Ties and Slurs
Amazing Grace
Understanding Chords
Road Map Symbols and Text Markings
CHORD EXERCISE #11
The D7 Chord
CHORD EXERCISE #12
NOTES ON THE FIFTH STRING (A, B, C)
Danny Boy
Right-Hand Finger Picking Technique
Combining Strings
Roman Numerals
The Dm and G7 Chords
CHORD EXERCISE #13
CHORD EXERCISE #14
CHORD EXERCISE #15
Chord Anticipations
CHORD EXERCISE #16
Rhythm Guitar Percussive String Mufing
CHORD EXERCISE #17
CHORD EXERCISE #18
The C Major Scale
Rests
Oh Susannah
The A and E7 Chords
CHORD EXERCISE #19
CHORD EXERCISE #20
CHORD EXERCISE #21
CHORD EXERCISE #22
CHORD EXERCISE #23
CHORD EXERCISE #2
NOTES ON THE SIXTH STRING (E, F, G)
The C and G Major Scale Patterns
Scale Diagram Boxes
CHORD EXERCISE #25 Amazing Grace Accompaniment
The A7 and B7 Chords
CHORD EXERCISE #26
CHORD EXERCISE #27
The F Major and Bf Major Scales
Eighth Note Melodies
Home on the Range
CHORD EXERCISE #28
CHORD EXERCISE #29 Aura Lee Accompaniment
CHORD EXERCISE #30
Finger Picking Variations
The F (Barre) and C7 Chords
CHORD EXERCISE #31
The Dominant Seventh Chord
INTRODUCTION TO THE BLUES
The Twelve Bar Blues
Twelve Bar Blues in the Keys of G, D, A and E 
CHORD EXERCISE #32
The E minor Pentatonic and E Blues Scales
Moveable Pentatonic Scales
Boogie Style Rhythm Guitar Parts
CHORD EXERCISE #33 (Key of A Boogie Rhythm)
CHORD EXERCISE #34 (Key of E Boogie Rhythm)
Eighth Note Reading 
Major scale in eighth notes (Keys of C and G)
Moveable Major Scale Patterns
Minuet Duet
Moveable Barre Chords
CHORD EXERCISE #35
CHORD EXERCISE #36 
The Natural Minor Scale (Relative Minor)
The A minor scale
The E and D minor Scales
Greensleeves Duet
Moveable Barre Chords (Fifth String Root)
CHORD EXERCISE #37
CHORD EXERCISE #38
Sixteenth Notes
Soldier’s Joy
The Entertainer (Duet)
Moveable Minor Scale Patterns
The D sus 4 Chord
The G/B Chord 
CHORD EXERCISE #39  
Sixteenth-Note Strumming Patterns
CHORD EXERCISE #40
CHORD EXERCISE #41
CHORD EXERCISE #42
APPENDIX 
SCALE DIAGRAMS
BARRE CHORD DIAGRAMS/PHOTOGRAPHS
CHORD DIAGRAMS (Open Position Chords)
CHORD PHOTOGRAPHS (Open Position Chords)
FRETBOARD DIAGRAM (Natural Notes)
FRETBOARD DIAGRAM (Including Sharps and Flats)
KEYBOARD DIAGRAM
 
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