This exciting new approach to playing the guitar uses popular, recognizable melodies to explore all 12 frets of each string singly. By simply playing these fun, easy melodies, students are taught to memorize notes across the whole fretboard. Both lyrics and note names are included for each of the 72 melodies, allowing students and parents to sing along. Teachers will find the book equally useful for beginning guitar students and experienced students who wish to improve their familiarity with the fretboard. Learn To Sing And Play! Melodies for Guitar is guaranteed to give you a new awareness of your instrument and have fun in the process!Digital Download
Get lots of practice reading notes on the staff! Designed specifically for the guitar, this collection of exercises introduces notes and rhythms in a step-by-step fashion. Over 100 pages of unique exercises provide more material than other books, ensuring a solid foundation in note reading. Guitar techniques such as finger independence, right-hand/left-hand coordination, and string skipping are introduced incrementally, reinforcing them in a way no other method can. For use in private lessons, guitar classes, or independent study, students and teachers alike will find Note Reading for Guitar: Progressive Exercises to be an invaluable supplement to any other guitar method.Digital Download
From my own teaching experience, it seems a lot of folks learn how to read music and memorize all kinds of traditional theoretical rules, but often at the expense of not really ever developing a solid grasp of the basics of tonal structure. Don't get me wrong - all that stuff is great (!), but if you want to improvise, compose, or come up with great harmonies without all that trial-and-error guesswork, you need to have a handle on tonality. That's all there is to it. read more...Digital Download
Once you see how simply THE TONALITY REFERENCE GUIDE is set up, you'll have all kinds of valuable information available at only a glance:
Tonality is the one element that ties all the different styles of music together - jazz, classical, country, rock, YOU NAME IT! Slow or fast, loud or soft, a symphony or a single instrument, tonality is what's at the at the very center of all 'popular' music in western culture.
Use THE TONALITY REFERENCE GUIDE to figure out what notes you can play to improvise over a particular chord, or to see what chords exist within a certain key to help you figure out a song from a recording, OR, for that matter, to check out what chords you can choose from in any mode to write your own song!