Folk Guitar for Beginners - Paul Howard
Bk & Enhanced CD
|For music lovers who always wanted to play folk
guitar but have been put off by traditional guitar
methods, this book will get you playing right away,
without having to pick through heavy theory and
music-reading lessons first. Enduring and beautiful folk
songs are taught in a clear and easy-to-understand
fashion that is perfect for every beginner. You'll learn
basic strumming, fingerpicking and a variety of
accompaniment styles. Lyrics to the songs are included.
||This book deals with North American folk guitar styles. There are many
other beautiful folk styles from South America, the British Isles and many
other ethnic traditions and nationalities. Although they are beyond the
scope of this book, they should definitely be on your list of music to hear.
Learning to use the chords and techniques in this book creatively and
imaginatively will bring you hours ofjoy. It will also point you in the right
direction as you begin your journey of discovery into the world of folk
music and guitar. This book is mostly concerned with using the guitar as
an accompaniment instrument for singing. The melodies of all the
songs are written out in standard notation (see appendix). The guitar
parts are only written in tablature, so a knowledge of standard music
notation is not necessary.
|This is an Enhanced CD which offers two methods of supplementing the accompanying
Media Song Player - Using the CD in a windows compatable PC allows you
to play along with the same songs as the audio CD with several additional features.
Using the Multimedia Song Player you may:
1) Follow along with the music on the screen.
2) Adjust the tempo of the accompaniment using the tempo slider.
Slow the play back down as you are learning each song and
gradually increase the speed until you reach the performance tempo.
3) See how each piece is played. The Multimedia song Player
shows you graphically how each song should be played on your instrument.
4) Mix the volumes of the lead part, the accompaniment, the rhythm
and the click track separately to to customize the accompainment to your liking.
5) Record your performance! By plugging your electric instrument or a
microphone into your sound card to listen and critique your progress.