Alfred's Teach Yourself to Read Music for Guitar

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Alfred Music Publishing, Feb 1, 2006 - Music - 112 pages
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Learn everything you need to know to start playing music from standard notation on the guitar and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Guitar players of all ages can begin or continue their journey to a lifetime of playing either acoustic or electric guitar from musical notation. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will dive straight into learning about different notes, rests, key signatures, and chords. Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play lead sheets and arrangements at sight.

Features:
* Covers intermediate to advanced syncopations
* Relates the notes you're reading to the fretboard on the guitar
* Teaches reading in common meters, odd meters, double time, and cut time
* Guitar fingerboard chart

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
 

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Contents

Preface
2
Reading Music on the 1st String
8
Keys and Key Signatures
14
Notes on the D or 4th String
21
The Flat
28
Notes on the Low E or 6th String
34
The EighthNote Triplet
40
The Dotted 8th16th Note Rhythm
46
The Key of A Major
65
The Anticipated 3rd Beat Swing Feel
72
The Anticipated 2nd Beat Straight Feel
79
The Anticipated 4th Beat
86
Triplets and Anticipated Beats
92
Rhythm and Position Review
98
Seventh Position Key of G Major
104
Syncopated Accents
110

Time
52
The Key of B Major
59

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About the author (2006)

Dan Fox has written many popular music books, including "The John Denver Songbook" and "The Complete Beatles", and songbooks for Kenny Rogers, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and dozens of others. He has also written music instruction books and songbooks for children. He divides his time between Florida and North Carolina.

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