Guitar Reading 1

Guitar Reading 1

A complete course aimed at preparing the user for various situations that the professional guitarist will encounter in the real world.

The Guitar Reading series provides a complete course aimed at preparing the user for various situations that the professional guitarist will encounter in the real world. The books break down reading in four overall areas: reading pitches, reading rhythms, reading charts, and understanding basic musical concepts. Guitar Reading 1 introduces basic note values and rhythms and provides extensive rhythm exercises, and begins the understanding of the guitar by introducing each string in various positions. Music theory as it related to the guitar is completely covered with extensive chord diagrams and notation. The book also covers dozens of other essential topics related to chart reading and written music.

From the Course Designer:

The majority of the material found in the entire Guitar Technique book series is intentionally created to be stylistically neutral and universal in nature. Although the books are presented in sequential order, this does in no way mean that the material presented in the first book will be exhausted once you start working on the second book. View the majority of the material presented in this book series as having long-term value, and you want to revisit all the concepts and approaches on a regular basis.

You will also discover that the material contains additional layers of depth which may be incomprehensible for you the first time you work through the book. Hopefully, most of the material presented will be a valuable companion on your continued journey towards becoming a complete musician, and you may find that certain topics, exercises or approaches may resonate with you to such a degree that these will become parts of your practice routines throughout your entire career.

-Stig Mathisen

Page Count: 212 pages

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Guitar
Reading

Instructors

  • Steve Gibb
  • Stig Mathisen
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