Introduction 1 Book I: Guitar 101 5 Chapter 1: Guitar Anatomy and Tuning 7 Chapter 2: Get ting Ready to Play 21 Chapter 3: Buying and Stringing a Guitar 33 Chapter 4: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature 59 Book II: Sounds and Techniques 75 Chapter 1: Basic Major and Minor Chords 77 Chapter 2: Adding Spice: Basic 7th Chords 95 Chapter 3: Power Chords and Barre Chords 109 Chapter 4: Right-Hand Rhy thm Guitar Techniques 123 Chapter 5: Playing Melodies in Position and in Double-Stops 147 Book III: Getting to Know Guitar Theory 163 Chapter 1: Navigating the Fretboard and Building Triads 165 Chapter 2: Getting to Know the CAGED System 189 Chapter 3: Playing Snazzier Chords with Chord Tones and Extensions 211 Chapter 4: Playing Chord Progressions by Numbers 229 Chapter 5: Identifying Tonics, Keys, and Modes 241 Chapter 6: Dominant Function and Voice Leading 271 Book IV: Rock Guitar 283 Chapter 1: I Know, It?s Only Rock Guitar, but I Like It 285 Chapter 2: Playing Lead 301 Chapter 3: Groovin? on Riffs 323 Chapter 4: Going Up the Neck and Playing the Fancy Stuff 333 Chapter 5: The Care and Feeding of Your Electric Guitar 355 Book V: Blues Guitar 377 Chapter 1: Introducing the Blues and Playing Blues Rhythm 379 Chapter 2: Blues Progressions, Song Forms, and Moves 405 Chapter 3: Musical Rif fs: Bedrock of the Blues 427 Book VI: Classical Guitar 443 Chapter 1: Introducing the Classical Guitar 445 Chapter 2: Playing Easy Pieces in Open Position 467 Chapter 3: Combining Arpeggios and Melody 481 Book VII: Exercises: Practice, Practice, Practice 501 Chapter 1: Putting the Major Scales to Use in Your Playing 503 Chapter 2: Adding Major Scale Sequences to Your Repertoire 517 Chapter 3: Tackling the Three Minor Scales 531 Chapter 4: Building Finger Independence with Chord Exercises 561 Appendix A: 96 Common Chords 587 Appendix B: Accessing the Video Clips and Audio Tracks 591 Index 599
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