The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book: From Chords to Scales and Licks to Tricks, All You Need to Play Like the Greats

The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book: From Chords to Scales and Licks to Tricks, All You Need to Play Like the Greats

by Marc Schonbrun

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Overview

Have you ever dreamed of playing lead guitar like John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Slash, and Eric Clapton? Perhaps you took a few lessons, but became frustrated and gave up. If so, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book is for you.

With easy-to-understand instruction, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book provides you with everything you need to play all your favorite songs. You will learn the scales and chords found in all rock and blues songs, and master the unique techniques that define them. 

The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book also includes professional tips on:
  • Inflection and phrasing
  • Chord progression
  • Alternate tuning, harmonics, and slide playing
  • Transcription and ear training
  • Equipment, such as electric guitars, straps, amplifiers, strings, and pedals
Written in plain English by longtime professional guitarist and instructor Marc Schonbrun, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book shows you how to play with your head as well as your hands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605505312
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: Everything®
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.

Table of Contents

Preface: Guitar Notation Tutorial
Chapter 1: Blues and Rock 101
Chapter 2: Blues and Rock Style
Chapter 3: The Pentatonic scale.
Chapter 4: Inflection and Phrasing
Chapter 5: Beyond the Pentatonic Scale
Chapter 6: Major and Minor Scales
Chapter 7: Music Theory
Chapter 8: Understanding Chords and Chord Progressions
Chapter 9: Arpeggios
Chapter 10: Modes
Chapter 11: Technique
Chapter 12: Tapping and Sweep Picking
Chapter 13: Guitar Tricks
Chapter 14: Putting It All Together: Blues
Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: Rock and Beyond
Chapter 16: Playing by Ear.
Chapter 17: How to Practice
Chapter 18: Sound and Gear
Chapter 19: Technology
Chapter 20: Playing in a Band
Chapter 21: The Next Step
Appendices:
A- Lead Guitar Resources: books, magazines, websites, organizations, etc.
B- Recommended Albums
C- Music Reading Tutorial

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