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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar

Hodge, David, 1957- (Paperback - 2010)
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From the Publisher: Essential learning material that will be music to any aspiring musician's ears. CD included! The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Playing Rock Guitar is for the beginner guitarist who wants to get up to speed quickly playing rock music. The earliest exercises up to the more advanced are all focused on the rock genre, not classical as in other books. Teaches all the techniques, sounds, tricks, modes, styles, and gadgets; Covers anticipations and improvisations, unlike the competition; The accompanying CD has 70 play-along tracks.
Authors: Hodge, David, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: by David Hodge
Title: The complete idiot's guide to playing rock guitar
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, c2010
Characteristics: xxii, 279 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-264) and index
Contents: 14: Key personnel
Keying in on keys
From scale to key
Twelve signatures
Diatonic chords
Naming numbers
Finding clues
Circling the fifths
Typical progress with chord progressions
I-IV-V
I-vi-IV-V
I-VII-IV-I
You've got change coming
15: Rock guitarist's best friend
Five notes and the truth
It's all relative
Minor pentatonic scale
Position playing
Shifting to second position
Positions three through five
Connecting the dots
Just a phase
Your first big-okay, little-solo
Why they call it the blues
Blue note special
Three chords-one scale-five blue notes
Major-minor combo platter
Blues scale
Bucketful of blues
16: Choosing colors
Limited options
Back to basics
Target practice
Shifting centers
One major scale=seven modes
Tonal centers and targets
Dorian Rock
Minor incidents
Natural minor scale
Harmonic minor scale
Melodic minor scale
Keys, chord progressions, and styles
Segmenting solos
Personal choices
Minor madness
17: Playing your fill
Leading the rhythm
Filling spaces
Appropriate attire
Building a fill/riff repertoire
Copying the masters
Taking note of notes
Silly putty principle
Cut and paste
Playing with time
Call and response
Trading spaces
Listen to the music
Commuter train crazy
Making your own style
Part 5: Quest For Tone
18: You, your gear, and the great quest
Tone starts with the fingers
Body language
Scale length and strings
Pickup games
Your partner the amp
Tubes and transistors
Added or adding effects
Effective sounds
Dynamic control and filters
Distortion and overdrive
Chorus line
Sampler
Building a chain
Evolutionary theory
19: Alternate tuning
Nothing standard
Lowered tuning
Getting heavy
Alternatives to lowered tunings
Dropping the D
Big and easy power chords
Combining drop D and lowered tunings
Drop D rock
Open tuning
Open G
Rolling Stones sound
Open D
Open A, Open E, and capos
Even more open tunings
Open G rock
Universe of alternate tunings
Double drop D
Almost limitless possibilities
20: Slip sliding away
Little history
More choices
Heavy metal or smooth glass?
Still more choices
Successful sliding
Putting your guitar knowledge to good use
Majors
Minors and minor sevenths
Some sample slide riffs
Sliding in the open
Slide song
Afterword
Appendixes
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: For further study
Appendix C: Track guide to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar CD
Index
8: Rocking in bits and pieces
Pieces of chords
Arpeggios
Skipping around
Crosspicking
Partially scrambled chords
Illusion of patterns
Slurs
Hammer-on my wayward son
Pull-offs
Combining hammer-ons and pull-offs
Trill of victory
Tricky tablature
Sliding along
Switching to glide
To (or from) nowhere
Adding pizzazz with slurs
Velvet noir
Part 3: Rocking The House
9: Breaking through the barre-ior
Open and closed cases
Making the barre
Keeping straight
E and Em shapes
A and Am shapes
C shape
Half a barre
Thumb over option
Combining barres and slurs
Hammer-ons and pull-offs
Sliding barres
Getting chunky with left-hand muting
Chunky barre rock
10: Serious metallurgy
Sixteenth pack
Fast and furious
Taking a rest
In the palm of your hand
Single strings
Two, three, and more
Applying pressure
Anticipations
Illusion of speed
More ties
Finding harmonics
Natural harmonics
Squealies!
Metal mettle
Further on down the road
Whamming the vibrato bar
Tapping
Sweep picking
11: Punky and funky
Punching it up
Flawless rhythm
Making down and up work
Reading between the notes
Triple the triplets
From chord to riff to groove
Making space
Smooth moves
Part 4: From Scales To Solos
12: Little music theory goes a long way
Do? Si, Do!
Twelve frets, twelve notes
Putting things to scale
Major scale
Mapping things out
Finding the notes
Closing down the pattern
Moveable root 5 and root 6 major scale patterns
Interlude on intervals
Major and minor seconds
Major and minor thirds
Fourths
Three fifths: perfect, diminished, and augmented
Major and minor sixths
Major sevenths and flatted sevenths
13: Rest of the lowdown on chords
Four basic chords
Constructing triads
Majors and minors
Augmented and diminished
Suspension of belief
Sus4
Sus2
Make it a double
Making sense of sevenths
Dominant
Major sevenths
Minor sevenths
Minor major sevenths
Augmented sevenths
Diminished sevenths and half-diminished sevenths
If six were nine
Nines and add nines
Piling it on
Freaky stuff
Creative voicings
Slash chords
Jazzing it up
Part 1: Let There Be Rock
1: Start me up
Get plugged in!
Old school philosophy
Very short history of the guitar
Sonic boom
Accidental rocker
Electric guitar anatomy 101
Headstock
Nut
Body parts
Vibrato bars
Beauty within
Strings
Can you spare a nickel?
Gauging your needs
Buying your first guitar
Little research goes a long way
Taking things into hand
Can't get to a store?
Other avenues
Amplifiers
Other options
Necessities and accessories
Cases and cables
Straps
You'll thank yourself one day
Spares
Being prepared
Setting off with a setup
2: Come on feel the noise
Getting in tune
Learning the ropes, er, strings
Tuning with a tuner
Relative tuning
Posture and position
Don't get a grip
Taking a seat
Taking a stand
Ready on the right?
Picking a pick
Proper picking
Look ma, no plectrum!
Left hand
Fretting the frets
One finger one fret warm up exercise
Two strings at a time
Little rock 'n' roll
3: I read the news today oh boy
Few things to read
Chord charts
Cheat sheets
Fake books and piano/vocal books
Picking up the tab
Things of note
Lines, spaces, and ledger lines
Converting notes to numbers
Rhythm notation
Time signatures
Quarter notes and eighth notes
Remember our first two songs?
Double stops
Getting around
One finger or two?
Rest in development
Short break
Tying things together
Double stop rock
Part 2: Pick Up My Guitar And Play
4: Finding finesse
Don't be fooled by what you see
There's more than meets the ear
Playing vs performing
You have six strings, but
Developing the touch
Giving your guitar a voice
Vibrato and classical vibrato
Rock vibrato
How much and when?
Minor
Good vibrato-ations
Around the bends
Tracking your target
Bending tips
Timing counts
Types of bends
Full bends
Half bends
Quarter bends
More tips
Backward and forward
Unison bends
Bending matter
5: Power chords to the people
E chord shapes
Major and minor
Eliminating the "tunks"
E7 and Em7
Taking root
Five or six strings?
Chord shapes
Many fingerings of a major
A7 and Am7
Is it major, minor, or something else?
5th power
Heart of rock
Where's the root?
Stretching out
Filling out the power
Moving about
Start over slow and easy
Fretboard map
Octaves
Mute point
You don't have to use a pick
Power point
6: Some rhythm (and a bit of blues)
Reading for the ears
Basic strumming
Upstrokes
Getting more musical
Counting to four
Pattern patter
Taking a giant step
Skipping a down
More rhythms to practice
Swinging in time
Triplet
Swing eighths
From blues to rock and back
Woke up this evening
Alternate picking
Shuffle rock
7: Some of the lowdown on chords
Where chords come from
Putting your finesse to good use
D and friends
Hitting the strings you want
D7, Dm, and Dm7
More fun with the D
From C to shining G
G chord
Which finger moves first?
Little bass
Getting your fingers going
How to practice changing chords
Open chord rock
Sevenths
Flavor of sevenths
Back to blue
How about nine?
One more note to take note of
7 to 9 blues
Summary: From the Publisher: Essential learning material that will be music to any aspiring musician's ears. CD included! The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Playing Rock Guitar is for the beginner guitarist who wants to get up to speed quickly playing rock music. The earliest exercises up to the more advanced are all focused on the rock genre, not classical as in other books. Teaches all the techniques, sounds, tricks, modes, styles, and gadgets; Covers anticipations and improvisations, unlike the competition; The accompanying CD has 70 play-along tracks.
Subject Headings: Rock music Instruction and study Guitar Methods (Rock) Self-instruction
Topical Term: Rock music
Guitar
Alternate Title: Playing rock guitar
LCCN: 2009937013
ISBN: 1592579639
9781592579631
Branch Call Number: 787.6 H
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