This book offers an 8 week guitar course, starting from complete beginner and concluding at intermediate. The book covers the fundamentals of guitar playing, from tuning, to your first chords, to learning scales and modes. The book is laid out in daily lessons, presenting short tasks, a short weekly refresher test, plus a stylistic study piece including elements of the weeks lessons. The book includes two CD's, with all of the examples recorded, making practise and study easy and approachable. The CD also contains full performances, and backing tracks of the weekly study pieces from your to jam along to. The book also explains the basics of tab and standard notation, as well as including a brief equipment synopsis.
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Giants of Metal is Jamie's first published guitar tuition book, and features in-depth style analysis of 20 influential Metal bands. The book includes includes "in the style of" lessons and full transcriptions on such artists as "Black Sabbath", "AC/DC", "Metallica" "Deep Purple" "Pantera" and "Megadeth". The book also includes technique and scale prima sections. The book includes a CD that features full and backing track version of all of the artist based tracks. This book is ideal for the budding metal guitarists, or great if you just want some tracks to jam along to.
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Giants of Rock carry's on from Giants of Metal, including in-depth analysis of 20 influential rock and hard rock artists. The book includes "in the style of" lessons and full transcriptions on such artists as "Red Hot Chilli Peppers", "U2", "Incubus", "Jimi Hendrix", "Bon Jovi", "The Eagles", "Pink Floyd" and "Van Halen". The book also includes a technique and scale section, as well as a CD including full and backing track version of the artist based tracks. This is a great addition to any practising rock guitarists library who wants to learn some new licks, or simply jam to the great live band backing tracks.
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