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Peter Bursch's Rock Guitar
Rock guitar playing made easy Bk & CD

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Item# : Rrockgu010 Bk & CD: $ 17.95

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This book is an introduction to rock guitar playing for absolute beginners. It is very easy, teaching without music reading, and starting from scratch. Everything is explained with chord charts and tablature, and recorded on the included CD. In Part 1 you will learn easy basic rhythms played with a rock guitar sound. Things really get going in Part 2. You will discover the secrets of rock songs by Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Van Halen and AC/DC. And there are riffs, solo techniques and the popular touch (tapping) mode of playing. In Part 3 you will see how your guitar can be changed into a speeding rocket. There are finger exercises for the right and left hands and much, much more.
Part 1
Knowing what's what -- some general notes
Give me an E -- tuning the strings
The "right" rock guitar position
The first chords
Wooooohhh! Roaring off into the universe -- the rock mega sound
Just play the 1 and 3 -- simple basic rhythms
How do I use the tremolo? -- The easiest tremolo technique

Part 2
New chords and the notes on the E string
Now rev up -- muting the bass strings
The "two-finger" chords -- simple bar-chord
Syncopes
Simple rock riffs and melody runs
Rock Magic -- Tricks with hammering, pull-off and touch (tapping) techniques
The dreamy rock sound -- simple picking techniques

Part 3
Speed up -- finger exercises and tips from well-known rock guitarists
How does LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page play that? -- Working out well-known songs by listening to them
I can't sing that high! - Transcribing songs into other keys
Exercises with the tape or digital recorder and the drum computer -- Home recording
Setting up a rock band
Technical tricks on the guitar
CD references
Conclusion
Fingering charts
About the CD
CD-Tracks